Roundtable Discussion on the Ivany Report

The New Liberal Government in Nova Scotia has endorsed  the Ivany Report on the Economy and is putting forward its own plans to reduce red tape and be more responsive to business needs. There is a growing concern within the business community that government decisions  continue to be made without due consideration of  the impact […]

Go Clean- Get Green program

Calling on All Businesses In Canada, litter costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year. It blights communities; decreases property values and, over time, could affect our tourism industry and economic development Upon entering Pictou County from any direction, litter can be seen along the roadsides and in ditches; in ponds and waterways. This […]

Chamber offices moved

The Chamber has moved into the new offices at 115 MacLean St. Suite 3C Bridgeview Square (downtown New Glasgow). It is a great central location with access to a Board meeting room and a large training /meeting facility. We are sharing space with DEANS, and our local representative from the NS department of economic and Rural Development […]

NS Minister of Finance luncheon

On Friday March 7, the provincial Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, Diana Whalen spoke at a Chamber sponsored luncheon at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. She is travelling around the province looking for the business community to provide comments and feedback on the budget prior to the sitting of the legislature later this […]

First Data Merchant Services Program offered

First Data Canada has won the contract to supply Chamber member businesses across Canada with money saving merchant services (previously handled by TD Merchant Services). These services relate to   In-store bank card transactions, including card terminals and payment processing. First Data pricing is aimed at giving Chamber members an edge with cost savings, particularly for […]

Pictou County exports group holds first meeting

The first meeting of a Chamber sponsored Pictou County Exporters group met in mid- February to explore the advantages of networking, mentoring and collaboration. Our local exporters employ hundreds of local people and are selling products and services around the globe, making Pictou County a significant player in the provincial economy. The group will meet […]