Albert County Chamber of Commerce
Bulletin 2022-11-07

Be a part of our growing community of like-minded Albert County business owners and join up here:

December (date and location to be announced).

This will be our last open meeting for the year and all members are encouraged to attend. There will be opportunities to network with fellow members and participate in the meeting.

We welcome and encourage you to submit news, press releases and any other content related to your business. Submission is restricted to current members or information impactful to our members (funding, government notices, business opportunities, etc.). Submissions will be included at the discretion of the ACCC editorial team.
The final date for submissions will be the Tuesday before the bulletin goes out. The next submission deadline is Tuesday, 15th November.

Welcome to our new member!

Welcome to our new member, Hope-Wellness Eco-Resort! They are proudly woman-owned and a sustainable, earth-friendly, four-season resort overlooking the Bay of Fundy, nestled among the lush forests of Albert County.

Each fortnight we shine the spotlight on one of our ACCC members. Remember to send us any business updates or news for additional mentions in our newsletter!

Member Spotlight: Good Guys Brewe Shoppe

The Good Guys Brew Shoppe has become a staple in the local craft wine and beer-making community. Since 1994, they have steadily grown from a retail wine and beer kit supply store into a large independent micro winery with two locations. Sporting friendly staff members and fifteen medals from international wine-making competitions, their focus is on providing top-end customer service to pair with their top-end wine kits.

” We have been making wine with and for our friends and neighbours since 1994!”

Discover Albert County Campaign

Welcome aboard to the member businesses who have signed up for our Discover Albert County campaign. This initiative will help tourists and locals alike see the breadth and experience of our amazing local businesses.

If you haven’t registered yet, don’t be shy! Sign up today and find out how it can benefit your business and the Albert County community as a whole.

Tosh Taylor launching podcasting course

Following on from her series of short videos for International Podcast Day, local podcasting powerhouse Tosh Taylor is launching a short course designed to teach you the basics. The course is online through a video series and teaches foundational knowledge for anyone that is tempted to create their own podcast for business or personal reasons.

ONB releases new report

Opportunities New Brunswick has released their 2021-2022 Annual Report on Ensuring Regulatory Competitiveness

“ONB’s role includes working with other areas of the public sector to
ensure a business lens is applied to policy decisions whenever
possible,” says Traci Simmons, ONB Chief Operating Officer. “By ensuring NB offers a competitive business environment, our businesses can thrive and meet their full potential.”

A recent Deloitte report, Making Regulation a Competitive Advantage, focused on the importance of regulation and how intricately linked it is to overall economic prosperity.

Both reports may be of interest to our members.

WorkSafeNB announces 2023 assessment rate

WorkSafeNB has announced it has reduced the average assessment rate for 2023 to $1.31, down 22% from the 2022 rate of $1.69.

They are also pursuing legislative changes that would improve the benefits provided to injured workers and their families.

They also announced a reduction in the rate charged to fund the Firefighters’ Compensation Act’s disability fund. Annual assessment rates for 2023 will decrease by 15% to $360 for each of the more than 4,000 firefighters in the province, compared to the $425 annual assessment rate charged in 2022.

Make sure to tune in to this week's Chamber Chat!

Our fortnightly podcast, Chamber Chat, is hosted by podcasting powerhouse, Tosh Taylor. You will find the latest episode available on our Facebook page later this week. Tosh talks to local business owners and related people discussing all things business in Albert County.

We are always looking for guests so if you are interested, get in touch

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