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Lunch and Learn Series-The Business of Security

Join Alicia Pilon, from ADT Security, December 5th, for the final Lunch & Learn series of 2019.

She will do a quick but effective overview of general intrusion & fire monitoring as well as give the participants a snapshot of what is available in the video surveillance and the access control industry. (Think: candid camera and swipe-y cards!)

Alicia is the Small Business Security representative for Nova Scotia. Representing the industry’s leading expert on security. ADT has a long history in Canada, approx 140 years, and with that comes leading edge technologies partnered with industry experience that is second to none. Alicia can help guide you in the security decisions around your home offices to large scale warehouse facilities.

Alicia recently became a member of the Bridgewater & Area Chamber of Commerce, not only for the networking opportunities, but because her calling is to help small businesses thrive in Nova Scotia. She enjoys spending time with her young family visiting her mom’s hobby farm, just outside of Bridgewater and spends a lot of her days meeting small business owners all over the province.
If you are in the market for a security solution then come out to have your questions answered by Alicia. She has also generously offered a Holiday incentive to the members of BACC, that she will announce that day.

Committee Room Town of Bridgewater
December 05 2019
11:30am-1:00pm
RSVP by December 04 2019 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Holiday Storefront Contest

The contest is simple! We know you will decorate your storefront now all you have to do when completed is to take a photo and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our panel of judges will vote on the best.

The winner will get bragging rights and a very cool plaque to proudly display in your place of business.

 

Holiday Storefront Poster

MEET the BOARD-Liam Finney

It is with great pleasure that we introduce one of our two new Board Members

Liam Finney, is Co-Owner and Operator of two time LQBEA winning Tilia Builders Inc - a residential general contracting company based in Bridgewater NS. A native of Sackville, NB, Liam has lived, worked, and studied in Lunenburg County since 2011.

A former student of Political Science at Queen's University and graduate from NSCC Lunenburg Campus's Heritage Carpentry Program, he is an active proponent of issues relating to rural economic development, advocate for the trades in Nova Scotia, and recent recipient of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's Employer Champion designation.

Liam lives with his wife Katie in Pleasantville, NS.

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Holiday Season Planning

THINKING ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON. WE WANT TO HELP MAKE IT EVEN BETTER FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

THE BRIDGEWATER AND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND ADVANCED EDUCATION TO BRING YOU A WIDE RANGE OF EXCITING FULLY FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITES.

THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION WILL GET YOU IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!

CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM WHICH WILL FOCUS ON:

• WHAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE
• WHY CUSTOMER SERVICE MATTERS
• 10 PRINCIPLES BEHIND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES
• COMMUNICATION METHODS
• HOW TO BUILD TRUST WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS
• THE ART OF THE UPSELL
• WORDS AND PHRASES TO USE AND TO AVOID
• SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSES
• CUSTOMER LOYALTY
• AND MANY MORE!!

PROGRAM BEGINS EARLY OCTOBER AND WILL RUN UNTIL DECEMBER FOR 10 WEEKS, 4 HOURS PER WEEK

EACH TRAINING SESSION HAS A CAPACITY OF 12 ATTENDEES SO ACT FAST TO SECURE YOUR SEAT

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT PLEASE ASAP TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEET the BOARD-Jayme Rhyno

Following our AGM on June 13 2019, The Chamber would like to welcome Jayme Rhyno to our Board of Directors. Here is a little bit about Jayme

"I'm a second-generation business owner of Rhyno's on North Street which was established in 1976 by my father. I first started working in the family business in my early childhood (my family jokes that I was fixing dishwashers before I could talk) and then officially took over as President in 2008.

I hold by Red Seal in Refrigeration (since 2006). I'm also a volunteer firefighter with the Upper Northfield Fire Department (since 2003). I've lived on the South Shore all my life - I grew up in Riverport then moved to Crescent Beach and I currently reside in Lower Northfield. This area has always been my home and I'm very much committed to Bridgewater being a hub for the business community, a place where local businesses feel supported and can thrive.

I'm proud to be serving on the board of directors and to have the opportunity to collaborate with other local business owners who have a strong desire to further develop, grow & expand the business community in Bridgewater."

Jayme

Chamber Chat June 07 2019

Brian Geddes from Direct Ads Factory presented

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk7J6aJmtmw

 

Meet the Board - Debra Porter

Meet the Board-Debra Porter
Debra was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, the youngest of 15 siblings. My partner, Mark Pearson and I have been living in Bridgewater for a total of 11 years. The Valley has been home for most of my life, my office is still in New Minas and Halifax, with a mobile office in the South Shore. While still traveling to the Valley 3-4 times a week and always loving to visit the South Shore prior to moving here, I now get to enjoy it even more.

The best of both worlds is the way I see it. I've been in real estate for approx. 24 years; with a deep desire to be self-employed while helping others; Real Estate seemed like the right fit. And today, looking back, I couldn't be happier. I value the relationships I build with each and every person I do business with. In any transaction, working with an agent who is personable, reliable, hard working, & always available at a moment's notice is an asset in our market.

While covering the South Shore and Valley (sometimes Halifax) I also found a little more time to work our Driver Training business in Bridgewater. Complete Driving has allowed me to meet even more people and it is such fun to see young people (people of many ages) achieve their goals. If you have any questions regarding real estate or driver training, give me, Debra Porter, a call. 902.679-4657.

 

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Chamber Chat April 5th 2019

Don Graves, Business Development Manager Atlantic Region for Staples outlines the new loyalty program for Chamber Members

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcfusBafN0M&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3_WW1TRsF_lbjUTgSUmrQ2dIMGtuU7SsgPyzPtcKLMhGimfnreuaAuzMQ

 

 

Lunch and Learn Schedule

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Sessions.

If you would like to attend contact the Chamber office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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MEET the BOARD- Executive Director Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey is the Executive Director of the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce and deals with the day to day operation of the Chamber

As an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in 2009, he developed the video project “Time to Remember”, a video that includes 18 poignant interviews with Bridgewater area Second World War veterans. He continues to visit schools, organizations and youth groups to raise awareness of the sacrifices that our veterans have made and continue to make on our behalf

Dan Hennessey became a published author with the release of “With the Snap of a Glove”, a book that chronicled his battle with Prostate Cancer. The book and two prostate cancer awareness videos has national and International followers and are the basis of his advocacy work on the subject through interviews on all forms of media throughout the World. His advocacy mission earned him recognition in the Nova Scotia Legislature, the House of Commons and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dan has also been nominated for the Order of Nova Scotia for 2019.

Dan Hennessey was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 14 Construction Engineering Squadron, Bridgewater NS June 2015 and continues to serve in this role as one of 70 RCAF Honorary Colonels in Canada

Dan Hennessey is married to Marianne and they live in Newcombville with their two daughters Emma and Grace.

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