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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.


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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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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MEET the BOARD - Shawn Patterson

Shawn Patterson has lived in the Bridgewater area for 42 years. Shawn has worked at the Chronicle Herald for the past six years and holds the position of Provincial Sales Manager.

Previous to working at the Chronicle Herald Shawn spent 12 years working in social services with a focus on mental health and counseling.

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Chamber Chat February 01 2019

Jennifer Naugler of Simple Local Life joined us at our February Board meeting to talk about her new business venture, Simple Social Life



MEET the BOARD- Brooke Nodding

MEET the BOARD- Brooke Nodding

Brooke Nodding is Bluenose Coastal Action's present Executive Director and overall project leader/manager is Brooke Nodding. Ms. Nodding is a graduate from Acadia University with a BScH in Environmental Science.

She has spent time with both Environment Canada (National Office of Pollution Prevention, Hull, PQ) and Fisheries & Oceans Canada (Habitat Management Division, Dartmouth, NS) before accepting her present position with Coastal Action. Her background is in fluvial dynamics, aquatic habitat management, conservation management planning, and community-based stewardship initiatives. Brooke has been the Executive Director of Coastal Action since May 2001.


Bucks Home Building Centre wins

Ryan Buck and the staff of Buck's Home Building Centre received their award for the Best Holiday Storefront. Can't wait to see what they do next year


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