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The 2016 Business Excellence Awards was a huge success!

A big thank you to all of our Gala Partners and congratulations to all the finalists and award recipients.

2016 Award Recipients:
Tom Parker Chamber Member of the Year – Sheila Bianchi, The Mortgage Group
Community Booster – Scotiabank Elmsdale
Marketing Champion – The Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
Green Leader – Windmill Holstein Inc.
Innovation/Technology – Municipality of East Hants
People’s Choice in Customer Service – PROTx Services Inc.
Young Entrepreneur – Michael Blois, ExploreGore
Employer of the Year – Elmsdale Lumber Company Ltd.
Check out our website for more information on the finalists!

Fall Business Breakfast Series

We have two Business Breakfast Meetings left in our Fall series. Topics and dates are:

Wed Nov 2, 8 am, Chamber boardroom, topic: “Which business structure is right for me? 

Wed Nov 16, 8 am, Chamber boardroom, topic: Preparing for your future - challenges and benefits of succession planning"

You do not want to miss out on all this information! $10 for members/$15 non-members. Light breakfast included. Seats are limited. Please register by following the links above.  

Our next networking meet up at Cup of Soul is tomorrow! We have yet to decide on a name, so come along with some ideas and your business cards! If we choose your name there will be a $20 Cup of Soul gift card with your name on it. This morning networking event will take place on the first Wednesday of the month, 10-11am at the Cup of Soul until further notice.

Bring a friend! You do not need to be a EHCC member to attend.


The EHCC had the pleasure of entertaining His Excellency Ambassador Jo from Korea at Rob Bitar's Ristorante in Elmsdale on October 26th. A very big thank you to Bitar's and their staff for accommodating us on such short notice. Food and service was on point, as always.

Yes it is that time of year again! The annual EHCC Member Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 1st. Location and details TBD. Stay tuned!
Welcome New Members
We are currently in the planning stages of our January programs. Stay tuned!
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2016 Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM recap
EHCC Member News
The East Hants Community Learning Association and East Hants Community Rider is holding a Community Conversation about Social Isolation on November 7th. For more information contact Wendy Johnston.

The ExploreGore launch takes place this week beginning Nov 1st. The Empire Trails are now open and NovaStrong 2017 early bird registration is available online. NovaStrong FB page. 

Geri's Hair Design Studio annual Customer Appreciation Shopping Event is this Friday, Nov 4th from 4-8pm. More info. 

BlogJam provides an opportunity for bloggers in Atlantic Canada to engage with each other face-to-face to share experiences and expertise. The 2016 event is coming up on Nov 6th. Contact Kerra for details.

20th Annual Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Festival is November 18th & 19th at the Enfield Fire Dept. For more info contact Anita: 902-222-3895.
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