Albert County Chamber of Commerce
Bulletin 2022-04-03

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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, 11th April.

2023 Business Excellence Awards

Reminder to get your Business Excellence Award nominations in! You can self-nominate or nominate another business for up to 3 categoriesOur nomination deadline is April 3rd. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will be open between April 6th and 27th.

We are also looking for sponsors for this great event. You will find information about this on the website, also. If you have any questions about sponsorship or any other element related to the Business Excellence Awards, email us on [email protected]

You can now also get your tickets here!

Thank you to our sponsors!

CBDC (Platinum sponsor)
Town of Riverview (Platinum sponsor)
Crooked Creek (Gold sponsor)
Sole Mates Orthopedic Services(Gold sponsor)
Hawkes Well Drilling (Silver sponsor)
Aidex Pest Management Services (Bronze sponsor)
Albert County Funeral Home (Bronze sponsor)
Every Lemon (Bronze sponsor)
Thrive Properties (Bronze sponsor)
Danica Sherry Photography (Contributing partner)
Tracy Munson Photography (Contributing partner)

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: New Brunswick Railway Museum

The New Brunswick Railway Museum, represented by Steve Milburn, is a museum dedicated to the guided ground transportation of New Brunswick, operated by a group of dedicated volunteers. The NBRM is a project of the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, a charitable organization.

Designed for any business that serves customers – in any industry – N.B. Service Excellence workshops provide the tools to help you succeed by teaching how to maintain positivity, work as a team, manage workplace risk and learn service recovery.

Thursday, April 13 | Fredericton (English)

Thursday, April 20 | Moncton (French)

Thursday, April 27 | Moncton (English)

Thursday, May 4 | Saint John (English)

Thursday, May 11 | Bathurst (French)

Thursday, May 11 | Edmundston (French)

Thursday, May 18 | Edmundston (English)

Thursday, May 25 | Campbellton (French)

Member Davidson Physiotherapy Expands!

Mark Davidson, owner of Davidson Physiotherapy is very pleased to announce Tidewater Physiotherapy Centre for Wellness & Rehabilitation will be moving their practice to his clinic at 520 Pinewood Road, Riverview.

JoAnn Thompson Franklin, owner of Tidewater Physiotherapy, felt it was time to scale back clinic management and devote more time to patient care. Thompson Franklin states, “When making this important decision for the future of our Tidewater family of patients, I thoughtfully reached out to Mark Davidson knowing his clinic offers a similar customized client-centred approach to patient care. I just knew our Tidewater clients would be very comfortable with a transition there.”

Thompson Franklin has been practicing physiotherapy for over 40 years in the public and private sectors and has operated Tidewater Physiotherapy since 1999. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with a special interest in chronic pain management, craniosacral therapy, women’s health, urinary incontinence, and acupuncture.

Davidson feels the two clinics will blend seamlessly together as both businesses have a similar philosophy of treatment and a dedication to community engagement through sport and volunteerism. Davidson states, “JoAnn brings a unique skill set and years of experience combined with a passion for helping people improve their quality of life. We share this passion and are very excited about this expansion.”

Besides Thompson Franklin, physiotherapist Alana Mallett and physiotherapy assistant Susan Bennett will be joining the staff of Davidson Physiotherapy and the physical Tidewater location will close effective March 1, 2023. Other than the location of services, not much will change for clients. Clients can expect to continue to receive quality care by their current physiotherapist and timely appointments. This combining of clinics affords a broadening of services like treatment of urinary incontinence and acupuncture and with the addition of two physiotherapists, wait times will be reduced and the clinic’s hours of operation will be expanded.

Support for projects to improve businesses’ competitiveness

The provincial government, through Opportunities NB, has committed more than $4.5 million in conditionally repayable loans since April 1 to support productivity improvement projects at 16 New Brunswick companies.

“Productivity is one of the most important determinants of a province’s and country’s prosperity,” said Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “Opportunities NB has prioritized productivity improvement as a key driver to help New Brunswick businesses increase their exports and overall profitability to be competitive in a global marketplace.”

Warning of misleading emails and phone calls

WorkSafeNB is warning business owners of misleading emails and phone calls.

“Unfortunately, we are still receiving reports that firms are contacting New Brunswick employers and suggesting they are non-compliant with provincial OHS laws. The representatives may claim to be WorkSafeNB or use aggressive sales tactics to push unneeded goods and services. These firms may use the WorkSafeNB or Government of New Brunswick logo without permission.

As an employer, you should be cautious when purchasing or using any services that claim to be compliant with New Brunswick’s occupational health and safety laws. Examples of products or services include health and safety program manuals, templates for procedures, or training, etc. It’s up to you to verify that these meet provincial requirements.

Our officers or health and safety specialists are happy to help if you have questions about NB OHS laws and your obligations. Our employees will always have official WorkSafeNB identification when they visit in person. We can always be reached at [email protected] or 1 800 999-9775.

Please contact us if you suspect fraudulent or misleading phone calls or emails. Employers who wish to file a complaint on the tactics of a company soliciting products and services can also contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495-8501.

Thank you for helping to build a safer New Brunswick.”

2015-2024 declared the International Decade for People of African Descent

With the full support of the legislative assembly, the provincial government has proclaimed 2015-2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent in New Brunswick.

Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Immigration, introduced the motion, which was seconded by David Coon, the leader of the Green party. The motion passed unanimously.

Trades virtual job fair in April

Working NB are holding their next virtual job fair on April 12, for manufacturing, forestry, and construction trades. Registration is opening imminently if you would like to take part.

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 50% discount off employer webinars plus other benefits with Atlantic Canada Language Academy? Find out more.