Albert County Chamber of Commerce
Bulletin 2022-01-08

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

Next Espresso Yourself: 11th August, 10 a.m., Damascus Coffee, Riverview
Next Open Board Meeting:
 18th August, 6:30 p.m. Steeves House Museum, Hillsborough

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, 9th August.

Each week 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: Falcon Ridge Inn

Falcon Ridge Inn is a modern, well-established bed and breakfast perched high above the village of Alma on Falcon Ridge Drive off School Street.

They have four spacious guest rooms. Each room has a spectacular view, and a delicious full home-cooked breakfast is included!

With packages and gift certificates available, everyone from tourists to locals looking for a couple of nights away can enjoy Falcon Ridge Inn.

Welcome to our new Board Members!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new ACCC Board Members. Please welcome:

Laurie McNaught, from Tangerine and Albert County Exhibition.

Maria Mutch, from Dramis Network Cabling. Maria has been supporting the Board behind the scenes for many years so many of you will know her already

We are also saying goodbye to three of our Board Members. We would like to thank them for their efforts over the years, which have helped our Chamber grow. Extend your thanks to:

Michelle Alcorn (Past President), from R&R Solution and Atlantic Canada Language Academy.

Scott Milburn from Scott’s Kitchen.

Jas Shukla from Jasfest Consulting and Fundy Undies.

Opportunity: Love for Local promoting NB businesses

From July 15 to September 30, 5 ambassadors will tour the province to feature 2022 local businesses from all sectors. Building on the success of last year’s tour, the live, daily social media campaign is adding to its ever-growing list of local businesses to showcase and support, this time with more people on board.

Using electric vehicles, the ambassadors are tasked to meet local business owners and capture the unique experience each has to offer through the work they do.

ACCC Event Dates Announced

The dates for Espresso Yourself have now been announced for the rest of the year. These sessions give us a chance to connect in person.

Dates for your calendar: 

11th August, 10 a.m., Damascus Coffee, Riverview
8th September, 10 a.m., Elgin
13th October, 10 a.m., Alma
10th November, 10 a.m., Riverside Albert
8th December, 10 a.m. Hillsborough

Locations for September onwards to be announced.

The following dates have also been confirmed as Open Board Meetings. We encourage members to come along and be involved in shaping the Chamber.

Dates for your calendar:
18th August, 6:30 p.m., Steeves House Museum, Hillsborough
17th November, 6:30 p.m., Alma (location to be confirmed)
16th February, 6:30 p.m., Riverview (location to be confirmed)

ONB reveals 5-year strategic plan

Opportunities New Brunswick has revealed their 5-year plan – Connect, Grow, Prosper – and has made details available on their website. 

Building on the success of their previous Closing the Gap strategy, the plan will help ONB serve as a catalyst for business investment, growth, and prosperity well into the future.

They have outlined three strategic priorities:

1.Accelerate Investment & Growth

       2.Attract and retain skilled newcomers

       3.Drive a High-Performance Ecosystem

To achieve our objectives, they have embraced three strategic filters — competitiveness, sustainability, and partnerships ­— which will help guide them, prioritize their work, and best leverage their resources.

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.

DID YOU KNOW? Your ACCC Membership gives you a 10% discount on Forbes Coaches Council member, Sara Phelan’s business coaching? Find out more.