Chambers & Boards of Trade in the News
Monday, August 3, 2020
ATLANTIC CANADA – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has launched a new cloud-based community to help get feedback and insight from Atlantic Canadian businesses more efficiently.
Atlantic IMPRESSIONS officially launched late last week. “During COVID, we noticed that things were turning around so fast – businesses needed help and they needed it fast,” said ACC CEO, Sheri Somerville.
Friday, July 31, 2020
A framework for minimum-wage increases was communicated over two years ago by then Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins. Hawkins made the announcement in 2018 that annual minimum-wage increases would now be tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), establishing a level of predictability moving forward.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Canada United, a national movement led by RBC that the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has joined, will offer up to $5,000 grants to support small, local businesses.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Pat Sullivan says time is running out for businesses that make the majority of their money during the summer tourist season, and they need help soon. "I am talking to hotels who will pay more in property taxes than they'll get in revenue this year," Sullivan, president of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
The days of $2-billion deficits have returned to Newfoundland and Labrador, as the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic rears its head.
Finance Minister Tom Osborne says all aspects of the economy of the province have felt the effects of the virus and the shutdown of the province in March and April.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Annapolis Valley is traditionally the third most-visited tourist spot in Nova Scotia, and now its many operators are relying on Atlantic Canadians to show their support this summer. “Tourism was the first industry to be hurt by COVID-19, and the last industry to be helped,” says Judy Rafuse, executive director of the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We are missing a lot of our out-of-province tourists this summer, so we really need to support local.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The phrase “work smarter, not harder” has been in popular use since the 1930s and I think the concept that it communicates is useful and applicable to many aspects of our lives – including business. We can all benefit from learning and improving processes, but the economic crisis that the pandemic has catalyzed means that we need to do both. It’s not going to be enough to work smarter or work harder on their own.
Monday, July 20, 2020
The mayors of Sackville, N.B., and Amherst, N.S., have requested a meeting with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs to discuss concerns about delays and confusion at the border.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
When it comes to the Annapolis Valley business community, actions are speaking louder than words in helping those negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) has introduced a new membership package aimed at supporting not only area businesses affected by the pandemic but charitable organizations as well.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The impact of the rural route cuts announced a few weeks ago by Air Canada involves more than just the loss of a few flights. Toby Leon, president of the Labrador West Chamber of Commerce, said it’s going to make it a lot harder to recruit or retain people since the airline announced it would stop all flights in and out of Wabush Airport.