Economic Gardener December 2019

Christmas is a time to appreciate what we are blessed to have here in Pictou County. The list is long. But if I were to pick just one thing in the past year, what   comes to mind is the example of fortitude and optimism shown by our very own Women Alike ABreast A River dragon […]

Non Profit Impact Study Release

October 24, 2019

NEWS RELEASE October 29 2019- Valuing our non-profit sector The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has released the results of a unique study showing the significant economic and social contributions made by the non-profit sector in the County. The study, which included interviews with 44 local organizations, showed those organizations had total annual operating budgets […]

video and photos from 2019 Business Achievement Awards

photo link: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/TsjBfEIKzr password: Awards2019 video link: https://vimeo.com/367818231 As the video is over 2 hrs long, I’ve provided a breakdown of the times for the various awards is: Small Business 00:18:00, Large Business 00:22:00 New Business #1 00:27:25 New Business #2 00:32:40 Entrepreneur 00:38:20 Export 00:44:00 Community Partners 00:49:10 Leadership 00:54:20 Business Engagement 00:58:00 intermission slideshow […]

2019 Business Achievement Awards

We are pleased to present the 2019 Business Achievement Awards recipients: Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Michelin-  The Small Business of the Year award is presented to a small business that has demonstrated an ability to remain viable and to grow despite the challenges faced by smaller businesses in our economy. This […]

Economic Gardener September 2019

September 9, 2019

ECONOMIC GARDENER – September 2019 TRENTON PARK –AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE PUZZLE The announcement in August that funding has been secured for much needed upgrades to Trenton Park is welcome news. In all, $3.8M has been committed, from all three levels of government, so the project will not require a public fundraising campaign, as […]

2019 Business Achievement Awards

August 22, 2019

Join us for the 28th annual Business Achievement Awards, Thursday October 17th at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Tickets are $90.00 per person (plus hst). To register for tickets: TICKETS Catering is once again being done by J. Conway Catering. We will be recognizing business excellence is 12 categories: Large Business – Sponsored by […]

Business Breakfast September 17 with Art Sutherland

July 24, 2019

ART SUTHERLAND TO PRESENT TO CHAMBER Stellarton native Art Sutherland, world leader in ice rink refrigeration and operations, will be our guest speaker at an upcoming Chamber business breakfast September 17. Art is a Pictou County entrepreneurial success story. He has consulted in each winter Olympic Games since 2002 and will be doing so again […]

Non-Profits = Big Impact

NON-PROFITS, BIG IMPACT This summer we have initiated an exciting project to identify the economic impact of the non-profit organizations in Pictou County and we think you will be surprised with what we are discovering. The project is being led by our summer student assistant Kayla Flinn, who is undertaking one-on-one interviews with non-profit organizations. […]