Getting down to ‘Business Unusual’

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The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is set to showcase the resilience, determination and innovation of several local businesses, organizations and individuals in an evening celebrating success stories from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The streaming event, taking place Thursday evening, will be dedicated to frontline workers.

Jack Kyte, executive director of the Pictou County Chamber, said in a press release, “Currently, Nova Scotia is one of the most successful jurisdictions in North America at managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictou County has excelled at keeping residents safe, while continuing to do business. We have even seen businesses expand and new ventures start in these very challenging times. This success needs to be showcased and recognized.”

 Success stories from the “first wave” will include:

  • Stingray Radio & Host Alex Theriault
  • Heather Cameron-Thompson – the Ultimate Online Nova Scotia Kitchen Party (COVID-19 Edition)
  • Jim McKenna – Helping during Coronavirus – Pictou County Facebook Group
  • Stirling MacLean – Wear Well Garments 
  • Kristi Russell – New Glasgow Farmers Market
  • Alain Bossé – The Kilted Chef
  • Alex Rice – Nova Scotia Spirit Company
  • Pictou County Schools Plus – Breakfast Program
  • Jannelle Clyke – Jannelle’s Upcycled Clothing and Masks
  • Pete Guthro’s Downtown Fitness Studio
  • The Barker Family – Re-opening the Highland Drive-in
  • The Advocate Group – “Shine On” Campaign

For tickets to the free live streaming event contact the Chamber at

Danny Harvie operates the camera while Troy Green, far right, rehearses on stage at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre for the Pictou County Chamber’s Business Unusual streaming event coming up Thursday evening. The event will celebrate successes from the first wave of COVID-19 in Pictou County. Tickets to view the event can still be reserved, free of charge, by visiting the Pictou County Chamber’s website or the deCoste. (Jardine photo)