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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Local Chamber salutes entrepreneur awards

NEW GLASGOW — The owner of a private sale real estate company says she’s elated with the award she has received. Mallory Whitty, owner of the local PropertyGuys.com franchise, took home four awards that include top honours as the company’s 2017 franchise of the year on February 3 at its gala and national franchise conference...

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Local partnerships lauded by Chamber speaker

NEW GLASGOW — There are opportunities for local businesses to share in the growing export market being developed in Nova Scotia, Laurel Broten says. The president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc, (NSBI) was guest speaker at a luncheon Monday hosted at Summer Street by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. Broten has been...

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Red tape week worthy of note

Reducing red tape is like atonement: it never ends. Of all the weeks set aside to mark historical or significant events or causes, Red Tape Awareness Week during the week of January 23 may not excite many of us. It is, however, an important observance given the oft-cited need for it by businesses and individuals...

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Business can thrive in county, Chamber leader Kyte says

(Editor’s note: The following article is the first in a series looking at local business and the economy and why it can sometimes be difficult for local business to stay independent in Nova Scotia.) NEW GLASGOW – People need to adapt to changes in the corporate world, the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director...

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WEB.com landing in county

NEW GLASGOW – Web.com Canada, Inc., New Glasgow has arrived. The company announced on Monday in town council chambers that it would be locating in the former Convergys facility at the Aberdeen Business Centre. It began a three-day job fair on Tuesday that was scheduled to continue from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and...

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