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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MoPC disappointed it was denied gov’t funding for rural internet

The Municipality of Pictou County will not be getting the provincial funding for its high speed internet work it said was promised. MoPC has been developing a high-speed internet network for the past three years that will deliver high quality and affordable internet service to our residents. “It essential for the rural areas of Pictou...

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Chamber breakfast underway

Central Nova MP, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, is the guest speaker this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Pictou County Chamber. Fraser will discuss the government’s priorities in the leadup to the 2020 federal budget. The event is currently underway at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. With Fraser...

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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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Sign of the times: New look for Chamber

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is getting a facelift, thanks to the creative minds of Advocate Creative Group. As the dynamics and demographics of Pictou County have changed, the Chamber has worked to re-brand and re-invent itself, in order to put Pictou County’s best foot forward. Mike Cugno, ACG’s art director said, “We wanted...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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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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MacLeod credits family, community, with success

STELLARTON – Lisa MacLeod’s parents did not want her to move to Ottawa all those years ago. But she did it anyway. She did not have a place to live. What she did have was a student loan, a car loan, $200 in her pocket. And a whole lot of moxy. She has not looked...

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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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