The Chamber membership is comprised of business and professional people who believe in the free enterprise system and who wish to share their concerns, opinions and experiences for the overall benefit of the community.

We encourage all members to be actively involved in our committees and events, that are structured to serve every business sector. Committees participate in establishing the priorities, objectives and Action Plan the Chamber will implement over the short – and long – term.

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, established in 1983, is an integral part of the Pictou County community, with strong connections to all businesses, all levels of government, the educational system and other community organizations. The Chamber speaks as a united voice on behalf of the business community, using its strength of membership to positively impact issues facing business and the community at large.

The Chamber is a leading business advocacy group, monitoring provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community. Membership in the Atlantic and the Canadian Chambers is our link to regional and national business communities.

Your Chamber is dedicated to ensuring Pictou County’s continued growth and prosperity. We accomplish this through the combined efforts of our members – people like you!

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is to represent and support the Pictou County business community through leadership, innovation and advocacy.

NEWCOMER WELCOME CENTRE
The Chamber has partnered with the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library to establish the local libraries as centres where newcomers can access resources to help them settle in our communities, from information on housing and child care, to making connections related to jobs, support groups and language training. The Centre will play an important role in recruitment and retention for local businesses.

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATIONS BAND OFFICE PROJECT
The Chamber facilitated a unique partnership among the Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN), MacGregors Industrial Group, Solar Global Solutions and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to build a one-of-a-kind energy efficient band office in the PLFN community. With an integrated energy management system, this unique steel fabricated building will be used to showcase modern efficient building techniques with potential to market similar structures in Canada and beyond.

BUSINESS ROUND TABLE
Each month several local business owners meet at the Chamber offices for confidential discussions to provide support for one another as they face a variety of business challenges in today’s economy.

PROVINCIAL REGULATORY REFORM
The Chamber is working closely with the provincial Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness on behalf of the local business community. This initiative is providing a strong voice for rural businesses toward the reduction of “red tape” and business costs.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
From time to time the Chamber sponsors training programs for its members. Most recently 17 Chamber members completed a unique Leadership Training program presented for the first time in Pictou County by Bluteau DeVenney, consultants from Halifax.

“The Chamber of Commerce has made us feel that we are a part of a very like-minded and progressive community. Receiving New Business of the Year was a very proud moment not only for our business, but for the entire local salon industry.”– Chelsea Sutherland - Chelsea Laine Salon

PARTNERSHIPS
The Chamber, as the voice of business, with an engaged Board and staff, has the ability to help a variety of community and business related organizations move forward to improve our local economy. We provide a platform and resources to accomplish results which the Chamber and its partners cannot do alone. Our partners include PULSE Pictou County (a group of young professionals), Pictou 2020 (a volunteer group encouraging citizen engagement), the Centre for Women in Business at Mount St. Vincent University, Efficiency Nova Scotia (encouraging the reduction of greenhouse gasses and energy cost reduction), The Pictou Antigonish Regional Library, and others.

NORTHERN NOVA SCOTIA CHAMBERS PARTNERSHIP
The Pictou County Chamber has been a leader in bringing together other local Chambers to strengthen individual effectiveness by working together. Our partners are the Antigonish Chamber, Truro and Colchester Chamber and Strait Area Chamber. Together we represent over 1,000 members.

 

Location

 

 

We love our View!

We’re located right on the East River in New Glasgow. 

You can find our office by turning into the driveway beside Wranglers. We are located directly beside Sean Fraser MP’s office. Hope to see you soon!

115 MacLean Street, Suite 2C

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

B2H 4M5