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2019 Candidates Debate

Leading up to the 2019 Federal Election, the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate Debate with those running in the riding of South Shore-St Margaret's.

The Nova Scotia Association of Realtors is sponsoring the event and it will be held on October 02 2019, 7-9PM at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Centre

 

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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.

Lunch and Learn Series"Your Website - Business Plan in a Box"

Please join Liam Tayler with SME Business Solutions as her delivers another in our series of Lunch and Learn sessions.
Your Website – Business Plan in a Box

In today’s Instagram Age a lot of businesses are foregoing their own proprietary websites for social media business sites, but your website is more than just a tool to reach your customers; it defines your business and your product.

We will identify why your website is not only for your customers, but its benefits for you as a business owner and how you can use it to clarify your vision for your company.

September 26 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm

Pizza Delight Bridgewater. Buffet Lunch included

$20.00 member $25 non member

Please RSVP on or before September 23 2019 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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