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  • Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Chair Andy Lodge

    2018-2019 Board of Directors Announced at the 122nd Annual General Meeting

     

    Truro, NS (May 29, 2018) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) announced today it’s board of directors for 2018-2019 where Andy Lodge was sworn in as ACC new board chair during the 122nd annual general meeting held in Truro. Andy, a well-known lawyer and businessman serving clients in Atlantic Canada is now a consultant with Investors Group Financial Services based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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    ACC Announces Details for 2018 AGM & Professional Development Day

    122nd AGM Features ACOA President Francis McGuire and Canadian Author Eddie LeMoine

     

    Windsor, NS (May 23, 2018) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) announced today that the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce will host ACC’s 122nd Annual General Meeting and Professional Development (PD) Day on May 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Prince Street in Truro.

     

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    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce support of the bi-lateral infrastructure agreements in NB and NS. 

    Windsor, NS (April 20, 2018) The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce released the following release in support of the bi-lateral infrastructure agreements in NB and NS. Copies were also sent to the four Premier’s, Scott Brison, and Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure Canada.

     

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    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce supports the direction taken in 2018-2019 Nova Scotia Budget

     
    Windsor, NS (March 21, 2018)  The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is giving a positive assessment of the 2018-2019 provincial budget. Nova Scotia has made significant progress in stabilizing its fiscal situation and if their forecasts pan out the province will table seven consecutive balanced budgets. 
     

     

     

     

    New Brunswick Business Community Seeks Platform Commitments to Focus on Growth of Priority Areas for the Provincial Economy

     

    Moncton, NB (March 19, 2018) An alliance of six business associations representing over 4,000 businesses in New Brunswick today announced its pre-election platform, We Choose Growth. The group is asking each of the provincial parties to commit to actions that support five priority areas of growth in their election platforms.

     

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    ACC Request for Equitable Competitive Environment for All Nova Scotia Businesses

    Windsor, NS (March 15, 2018) The Nova Scotia members of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce have expressed their objection to the piecemeal and negative approach proposed by the provincial government in granting economic development powers to a single municipal entity.​A letter sent the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs, outlines the chambers’ concerns that such an approach will instigate a situation where municipalities across the province vie for competitive advantage by according targeted tax breaks and short-term business subsidies.
     
     

    Canadian and Atlantic Chambers launch 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins

    Windsor, NS (February 05, 2018) - A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges at home and abroad. To help them compete and grow, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) released 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins today. 10 Ways provides businesses, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow our economy.

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    2018-2019 NB Budget Continues to Discount Economic Realities

    Windsor, NS (January 30, 2018) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce recognizes today’s budget contains several positive announcements that warrant acknowledgement. Commitments to invest in improving education and job opportunities for our youth are important steps in improving our workforce and youth retention. A significant and appropriate measure is the government’s commitment to ease the burden on low-income families by committing to provide subsidized childcare spaces for students and the working poor.

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    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce welcomes lower small business tax rate but remains concerned about reforms

    Windsor, NS (October 16, 2017)— The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) welcomes the reduction of the small business tax rate to nine per cent and the commitment of the Federal Government that it will not be moving forward with proposed measures to limit access to the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption.

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    Atlantic Chamber Commerce Announces New CEO

    Windsor, NS (Thursday, August 17, 2017) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) Board of Directors today announced Sheri Somerville joined the organization on August 1, 2017 as its new Chief Executive Officer to serve as the voice of business in Atlantic Canada, drive member initiatives, and support business growth and achievement in the region. 

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    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Announces New Chair

    Summerside, Prince Edward Island (June 6, 2017)-​ The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce that Richie Mann was sworn in as the organization’s chair during their 121st annual general meeting held in Summerside today.

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