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MEET the BOARD-Joel Holland

I graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta with a Bachelor of Applied Business & Entrepreneurship – Sport Recreation Management. I spent 4 years as a university baseball athlete and 1 year coaching the University of Calgary baseball team that I played for. My passion for sport, community & CrossFit has influenced my decision to start a business here in Bridgewater, NS. My goals and dream are invested into my business and being on the board of directors has allowed me to network, communicate and build relationships with likeminded individuals who have the same interest.

Bridgewater has so much potential and the goals of the board align with mine, being growth, success, community, achievements, and creating a desirable place for anyone to live. This is all of our homes and being in a role that allows input on the direction our community is going is extremely important to me. I will do my best to serve business owners & community members through my position within the Chamber of Commerce

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MEET the BOARD- Andrew Mutch

Andrew Mutch
Plant Manager, Michelin Bridgewater
Manager of Tire Operations, Michelin Pictou

Andrew has worked for Michelin Canada since 1987, with assignments in all three Nova Scotia manufacturing sites, as well as in Oklahoma and South Carolina. Born and raised in the Maritimes, Andrew has a vested interest in the long-term success of Michelin in Nova Scotia and is proud of the positive impact that the company has on our families, communities and the economic health of our province.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys music, outdoor activities and, since moving to the South Shore, has taken an increased interest in sailing. He and his wife Lisa also enjoy spending time with their three children and two grandchildren.

In addition to being on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors for Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP). In the past, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Bridgewater Development Association, Crombie House in New Minas, and has been an active committee member for Ducks Unlimited.

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Tim Houston Luncheon

The Chamber is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Leader of the official opposition party of NS, Tim Houston, for a Chamber Luncheon event. This will take place on Thursday April 25th at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Centre.

Tim Houston is the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia and the MLA representing Pictou East.
Tim understands that the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce encourages and supports economic growth in the region and he is looking forward to sharing his vision for a more prosperous province at the luncheon on April 25.
As a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in business, Tim recognizes that a vibrant private sector is crucial to a more successful Nova Scotia. He intends to advocate for the business community to eliminate red tape and frustrations and work with business owners to find ways to help their businesses grow and flourish.
Tim will highlight his solutions to the issues that Nova Scotians care about most - health care, jobs and a transparent and responsive government.

Time: 11:30-1:30 April 25 2019
Members $30 Non Members $40
RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 22 2019
Cash Cheque or EFT Payment accepted

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MEET the BOARD-Melissa Prime

Melissa Prime is the Director of Operations for Millennium1 Solutions here in Bridgewater as well as overseeing their operation in the Philippines. In her current capacity, Melissa leads a team of 4 Operation Managers and 650+ employees across both locations.

Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in delivering customer service and takes pride in building strong teams. Melissa was born and raised in Lunenburg county but has lived in many areas throughout Canada during her career. Melissa is excited to be a new member of the board and looks forward to serving our community and strengthening the local business community

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MEET the BOARD- Jeff Langille

Jeff is currently the Sales Manager of Taylor Flooring in Bridgewater. His ability to build relationships, manage projects are key characteristics that drives the store business.

Prior to joining Taylor Flooring, Jeff managed various big box retailers, both here and as well in Texas. Jeff has a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from St Mary’s University. His diverse experience will help bring new ideas to the Chamber

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Why Social Media Matters

Social Media matters more to your business in 2019 than ever before. Regardless of the product or service you are marketing, the audience or part of the audience you are targeting will be on social media. If increasing your business's exposure, building trust and engaging your customers is important to you, than you need to be paying attention to social media and how it can affect your bottom line.

Simple Local Social, is a division of Simple Local Life Media, and Jennifer Naugler will be presenting on March 28 2019 from 12-1:30 at Pizza Delight in Bridgewater.
Come out and learn how your business can grow and profit using social media

Special door prize for a complimentary Social Media Audit will take place following the session for those in attendance.

Members $20.00 Non Members $25.00 Buffet Lunch provided
Registration is at 11:30 with lunch at noon
RSVP your attendance by March 26 2019 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Chamber accepts cash, cheque or EFT payment for our events. Ask for more details

MEET the BOARD- Lee Wallet

Lee Wallet is the Relationship Manager, Business Banking at the Bank of Montreal servicing the Chester to Shelburne market. He is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree double majoring in Finance and Economics.

Lee has worked in Business Banking for BMO since 2014, having serviced the Saint John, NB and Quispamsis Valley region of New Brunswick prior to having the opportunity to come home to service the beautiful South Shore region of Nova Scotia in 2016.

Lee grew up in a family business on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and lives in Bridgewater, NS.

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