Business Unusual celebrates community resilience

Local businesses and organizations shone brightly last night as the Pictou County Chamber hosted a first-ever event – virtually. In a year like no other, the Chamber pivoted from its usual annual Business Awards event to host a unique community event. The Business Unusual Awards were aimed at celebrating community resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Getting down to ‘Business Unusual’

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...

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Business Unusual: Chamber announces new approach to gala event

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is pivoting in the face of the worldwide health pandemic. With the support of several community-based organizations, the Chamber will present a special celebration called “Business Unusual” on January 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. “Our purpose is to celebrate and showcase the amazing things businesses,...

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Chamber moving to new location

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is moving to East River Road as part of the re-development of the old Evening News building. Jack Kyte, Chamber executive director, said the move offers some unique opportunities for the organization and Chamber members. East River Road brings together several economic development focused organizations in one location, including...

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Welcome Home to Pictou County

A comprehensive guide to Pictou County is now available, thanks to a community effort to prepare the document. The 92-page Welcome Home to Pictou County, Nova Scotia — A community guide to the place we call home, is available online, with a limited run of print copies throughout the community. The notion stemmed from the...

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Survey launches to help understand challenges faced by local business community

Pictou County business owners and entrepreneurs are being invited to participate in a 10-minute online survey. The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce are launching this survey to better understand the needs, opportunities and challenges faced by the local business community now and in the future. “Over the...

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Candidates at Chamber

The Central Nova candidates in the 2019 federal election had an opportunity to speak to members of the Pictou County Chamber at a breakfast this morning. The discussion, held at the Holiday Inn Express, centred around relevant business issues in Pictou County. Each candidate was given an opportunity to talk about their vision for a...

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Chamber project to showcase non-profit sector

This summer the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has initiated a unique research study to quantify the economic and social impact of Pictou County’s non-profit sector. The project is being led by the Chamber’s student assistant Kayla Flinn with advisory assistance from Michele Ward from Kid’s First and Margie Grant-Walsh from Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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Chamber’s awards gala honours local business

PICTOU — It was a festive and sometimes rousing atmosphere last Thursday during the 2018 Pictou County Chamber of Commerce awards gala at the deCoste Entertainment Centre. Some of the loudest applause preceded the lifetime achievement award presented to Jim Shaw, which was one of 12 awards presented throughout the evening. Shaw received the award,...

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Chamber offering outreach

The new business outreach officer for the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hopes to better the community. Jake Chisholm, who has previously worked for the Town of New Glasgow and small businesses throughout the county, recently took on the role and hopes to hear from people in the business community about how the chamber can...

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