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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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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Chamber hosts businesses for tax change session

A lot of concern was expressed last Thursday morning when the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast to review proposed tax changes and how they will affect business owners. Nathan MacLeod, senior manager with Grant Thorton, spoke to the chamber members and others who attended the event, held at Summer Street Industries, how the new...

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Chambers partner to host carbon pricing discussion

TRURO – The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce are combining to host panel discussion on carbon pricing in Truro on Feb. 9.  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St., Truro. “The topic of carbon tax, or carbon pricing, has circulated in...

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Stashbelt owners share success at Chamber awards

PICTOU – Entertainment provided by two award winners and a lifetime achievement award presentation highlighted the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual business achievement awards presentations last Wednesday at the deCoste Centre. Jeff Davis and Seth Rozee, co-owners of Stashbelt which received the Barrie MacMillan entrepreneur of the year award, shared a three-year history...

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Chamber awards mark milestone

Honouring achievement and excellence is appropriate and welcome. The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 25 years of honouring success in the business community during its achievement awards gala last Wednesday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Businesses large and small, with domestic and export sales, and an emphasis on innovation were highlighted over the...

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