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News Releases

REOPENING ALERT UPDATES

1. The Best Western Plus Bridgewater is open for guest rooms and the onsite restaurant – 27 South – is open for take out. Take out is available daily from 11:30 – 7 pm and the menu can be viewed at https://27south.ca/menus/take-out-menu/.

We can be reached at 902 530 0101 at anytime for more information; to make a reservation or to place a take out order.

2. Eastern Office Supplies will be back open to the walk in public on 25 May.
We are taking every precaution to protect our staff and customers.There will be a 2 customer limit, hand sanitizing is a must and face mask will be optional but preferred. We ask you keep a 6 foot distance and only touch items you intend to purchase. There is a separate entrance and exit doors.Curbside pickup (parking lot pickup) will be still be available upon request.Our hours will remain 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Closed on Saturaday at this time.

3Oakhill Pines Campground and we will be opening to self contained trailers June 1

4. Scotia Auto Glass: This has been a challenging couple of months and I hope all of you are well and doing your best while moving forward. This has been a difficult time for all Canadians but we will get through this together.
Although the first few weeks of the pandemic were challenging..... we have remained open and have adapted logistics, schedules and services to meet most of our clients needs. We have moved to 98% mobile service to ensure safety of clients and staff during auto glass services. The other 2% we have our OE camera Techs - Lane departure warning, Eyesight, camera lane assist calibrations have to be completed in a controlled shop environment.
Social distancing and updated cleaning methods lead us to developing our “Touchpoint 30” Disinfection Cleaning Program. Our program is designed to identify high traffic and touch points, where, when and which PPE needs to be used while servicing clients automotive needs. We have added Lexan glass partitions in our trucks to separate driver and passenger so they feel safer.
We have always designed and fabricated special glass for all sorts of projects and now we make sneeze guards and partitions for small businesses to get them opened as economically as possible.
So much has changed in the last 3 months, from loss of staff, strategic plans pivoting, "free gas", glass supply challenges, staying the "Blazes home", baking bread to family home schooling.
I don't know the future and I'm sure we will be fine but for now I can dream and work a plan for next week, then the next.
Feel and stay safe while opening,Thank you Ron

5. Rafuse Paint and Decor: We are open now from
Mon – Friday 8 – 5
Saturday 9 – 2

6. Rynos Ltd: While our offices currently remain closed, Rhyno’s and Langille’s Plumbing are available to service and install comfort-and-healthy-living solutions for Home, Business, and Industry.We continue to take every precaution to keep our staff and customers safe, while providing the best service possible.We are grateful for your support and understanding and wish you and your families good health.Our regular hours of operation are 8am - 4pm, Monday thru Friday.

We can be reached at 902-543-4737 or (902) 543-4897 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

If you require immediate assistance call our 24 Hour Emergency service at 1-800-595-4737.

7. Osprey Ridge Golf Course : Some golf courses were not ready to open. We opened up the minute the Government allowed us, and the tee sheet started filling up that hour. understanably, the pent up demand waiting to hit the links was great for us and just what the golfers needed.
Our Tee Sheet has been busy with members and green fee visitors since we opened
Over 200 acres of fresh air to get outside and enjoy
Lots of new packages being sold, lots of new faces we have noticed a lot of new couples and with the new bubble rules they are able to share the golf carts We have seen an increase in the number of young people using our driving range as they want to get out of the house and enjoy some physical activity.As we are one of the only sports open to play our Junior numbers have gone up from 6 to around 30 already and its great to see the young people out there. Perfect for parents that they can drop off their kids for the afternoon with friends and pick them up a few hours later or even better join them for a game. We have even seen a few Families of four playing as a group which we love to see.
Our 12 round green fee package which was just introduced this season to indice new golfers has sold beyond our highest expectations
We have introduced pay on line feature on our website which is being tweaked to better serve our on line patrons
Our Bar has been open with take out service serving the basics of sandwiches, drinks and snacks but we should have our restaurant running on June 5 when the next phase opens

8. Wilson's Heating: We are open for business!

9. Haskap U-Pick will start to operate mid July and they will also be supplying fresh local veggies at their farm for residents of Bridgewater and surrounding areas. The address is 3228 Upper Branch Road, and they are suggesting  to call 902.543-9602 for details or visit them online or on one of their social media pages below.

Follow South Shore Farms and learn all about Haskap
Online: www.southshorefarms.ca
Instagram or Twitter @SouthShoreFarms
Facebook www.facebook.com/southshorefarms

COVID-19 UPDATES

Please check out or facebook page for up to date information about the COVID-19 Virus

https://www.facebook.com/Bridgewater-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce-100619843315571/

 

COVID-19 Update(Nova Scotia)

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, and Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey provided an update earlier today, March 18. A recording of the news conference is available on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov.
Details of additional measures announced to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase capacity within the health system to respond are outlined below:
Effective immediately:
-- doctors and pharmacists have new options for virtual care, using telephone and secure videoconferencing
-- pharmacists can renew prescriptions for most medications and government will cover the assessment fee
-- employers cannot require a doctor's note if an employee must be off work
-- College of Physicians and Surgeons waiving the fee for retired doctors to renew their licences so they can come back to work
-- retired and other nurses are being brought into the system to assist with 811 staffing
-- all service providers funded through the Department of Community Services' Disability Support Program - including social enterprises, day programs, and supported employment programs for adults with diverse abilities - will close to participants and the public
Effective midnight, Thursday, March 19:
-- personal service and fitness establishments such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons, body art establishments and gyms must shut down
The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318004 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318005.
NSHA and IWK have further restricted visitors and instituted other measures like online mental health supports and more assessment centres. More information is available at the links below:
• NSHA Operational Update
• IWK Health Centre to Issue a “No Visitors” Policy
A number of new resources have been developed for businesses and individuals, including:
• Prevent the spread of COVID-19 (printable poster) - https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/COVID-19-Prevention-EN.pdf
• Information on how to self-isolate (fact sheet) - https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/Self-Isolation-Information-for-Travellers-EN.pdf
• Information on social distancing (fact sheet) - https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/Social-Distancing-EN.pdf
These materials are also available in French: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/fr/
As announced earlier today, Nova Scotia has 12 cases of COVID-19, including nine presumptive and three confirmed cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318001 and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318002.
We encourage you to share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

2019 Holiday Storefront Winner

Bucks Home Building Centre won the Chambers Best Decorated Holiday Storefront contest for the second straight year. Chamber President Jim Brown presented the plaque to the happy winners

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Chamber Chat December 13 2019

Fay Patey from ISAN joined us to discuss the many programs offered by her organization

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=kWrdTbhSn5E

 

 

MEET the BOARD-Bruce Anderson

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest Board Member. Bruce Anderson.

Bruce Anderson is responsible for Michelin metallic reinforcement operations in North America. Since joining Michelin in 1993, Bruce has worked in all three Nova Scotia plants, several U.S. factories, as well as the company’s global headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Bruce has also been part of several projects and factory expansions in Brazil, China and India.

Born and raised in the Maritimes, Bruce 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.

 

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MEET THE BOARD-Stacey Mailman

Stacey is an accounting graduate of the NSCC, and the owner of Stacey Mailman Accounting Services. It’s a local business-accounting services firm, she started in 2007. She employs 2 full time employees, and provides a long list of services for businesses of all sizes, here on the South Shore. Stacey has worked and played in the Bridgewater area all her life and is proud to be raising a family here as well.

Also Stacey is the co-owner, with her husband, Michael, of Edge Of Town Auto Repair Ltd. It’s an auto repair shop located on in Hebbville, just on the “edge of town”. Together they share extensive backgrounds in the automotive industry, enjoy the challenges of entrepreneurship and strive to be considered as trusted and honest in both industries.

Stacey is also currently serving as Treasurer on the Senior Wheels Association Board of Directors. It has been a great introduction to the workings of a board, meeting procedures along with being pleasantly surprised with all the good that is being done in Bridgewater for the seniors and disabled. She notes, the wisdom of the directors continues to be valuable & respectfully appreciated by her.

Stacey has been fortunate to meet and do business with many small business owners & professionals on the south shore over the last 25 years, but has joined our board because she’s on the hunt to meet more!

She’s proud to begin serving on our board of directors, because she knows that we can have a positive impact on the future development of our business community. She’s ready to have the conversations about how to combat tradesperson shortages, embrace immigrants, appreciate our business owners & allow them to be the motivators for our local high school & college graduates... and much more!

Her interests are to support small & medium sized businesses to overcome some of their biggest obstacles faced in our local market. By being activity in her business community, she’s building on these interests and ensuring more businesses start, grow & thrive in our area. She’s a believer in creating an economy where our children can get educated, and stay to here to raise their families.

Stacey and Michael live in Newcombville with their two daughters, Brooke & Kaitlyn and 2 dogs, Journey & Blossom.

 

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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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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

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