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MEET THE BOARD- Emily MacKay (Board Secretary)

Emily is from Halifax and moved to the South Shore 2 years ago to be closer to the many beautiful beaches, and to enjoy the charm of the South Shore.

She joined the Bridgewater & Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in an effort to help better, and participate in, the growing business community found here. She is a Financial Planner with TD Wealth in Bridgewater and Lunenburg, and her goal is to help her clients identify their dreams and goals, and then partner with them to create practical solutions to reach those goals and make them realities.

She is a graduate from Nova Scotia Community College, Investment Management Program, and has completed numerous industry courses, and has received her Chartered Investment ManagerĀ® Designation. In her free time she enjoys scuba diving and gardening.

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MEET the BOARD Blair Lipsett

Blair Lipsett - Chamber Vice President

Blair is the Academic Chair for the School of Access and the School of Trades and Technology at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Lunenburg Campus.

Prior to this role, he taught in the School of Business for five years in topics ranging from introductory marketing to advanced spreadsheets.

He came to the NSCC from the educational publishing industry where he spent the first 12 years of his career as a sales representative and manager for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management, a Community College Educational Diploma for Faculty, and a Masters of Business Administration in Innovation Leadership.

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Today we begin with a series called MEET THE BOARD. This will give you some idea of the depth of experience, knowledge and energy that the current Board of Directors bring to the table. Today we will start with Jim Brown our sitting President.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown is currently the General Manager of Staples in Cookville, NS. Jim has 20 years of retail experience through his work with Staples, Hudson's Bay and Zellers. Throughout that time Jim has had the opportunity to work and discover many of the communities throughout our province, and has gained a respect for the vibrancy of small town Nova Scotia. Jim has served on the board of multiple community organizations, most recently Events Lunenburg County and his current role as President of the Bridgewater Area Chamber of commerce. Prior to his work in Retail Jim studied Computing Science at Saint Mary's University.

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Play to Win with the Toonie Toss Run

With our first winner of the Toonie Toss Run we wanted to let everyone know where you can play to win

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Chamber Chat with Antares Computers

During our August 03 2018 Board Meeting, Berhold Halm of Antares Computers took advantage of our Chamber Chat to talk about his business. Click on the link to hear his story.





Effective immediately the Chamber email has changed. Please update your records to reflect the new email address

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We would like to inform the Membership that effective immediately all mail being sent to the Bridgewater Area Chamber of Commerce should be directed to:

Bridgewater Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 373 Station Main
Bridgewater NS B4V 2W9

If you are in the process of completing your membership renewal, please take notice of this address change.

If you have any questions please contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-543-4263.

BACC Board 2018-2019

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From Left - Right
Sherry Spidle (Bookeeper); Joel Holland (Director); Debra Porter (Director); Andrew Mutch (Director); Melissa Prime (Director); Reid Whynot (MODL-Director);Bill McInnis (TOB Director); Emily MacKay (Secretary/Treasurer); Jim Brown (President); Brooke Nodding (Director); Shawn Patterson (Director); Blair Lipsett (Vice President); Lee Wallet (Director); Jeff Langille (Director)

Senior Safety Program Update

David Walker delivered an update on the Senior Safety Program in Lunenburg County at our last Chamber Board meeting. Please access that presentation with this link



Chamber Chat Debra Porter and the upcoming Home Show



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