Albert County Chamber of Commerce
Bulletin 2022-02-06

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

Next Open Board Meeting – March, details to be announced.

You asked, we listened! We are implementing business categories in our new member directory! Please check you listing and let us know if you would prefer to be listed under a different, or an additional, category.

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, 14th February.

2023 Business Excellence Awards

It’s that time again! We are delighted to announce the arrangements for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards are now underway. You can check out more information on how to enter (up to 3 categories per business) and the category descriptions on our website.

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]

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.

Make sure to check our latest Take Me To Your Locals video too! We’re proud to be showcasing our local businesses. We have three episodes up and more to come!

Welcome aboard to new business, Mountainview Solitude Retreat. Run by Daphnee and Desire LeBlanc who bought the house in July 2020 when searching for a quiet place for retirement and decided to turn it into a fresh business venture.

Welcome also to West River Camping, who are a unique Glamping Campground near Fundy National Park & Alma, NB. You can even stay in a repurposed lobster boat!

And welcome back to Riverview Electric! Their mission is to be their customer’s first choice for electrical services, with inspiring quality, professionalism and innovation.

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: Markoshi Creative

Markoshi Baladad runs Markoshi Creative, a small creative agency based in the Greater Moncton Area specializing in digital marketing, social media management, branding, website development, content creation, and just for fun… DJ services.

Rainbow Registered LGBT+ Friendly Accreditation Program

New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture have announced their new partnership with Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Together, they have launched the Rainbow Registered LGBT+ Friendly Accreditation Program– with the goal of making New Brunswick a truly inclusive tourism destination.

‘We want our welcoming nature to lead headline news:
“New Brunswick welcomes LGBT+ travellers!”’

With funding support from ACOA, New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture will be coordinating FREE LGBT+ diversity & inclusion training opportunities and workshops as well as assisting interested businesses in the pursuance of their Rainbow Registered accreditation, the national standard for LGBT+ safe spaces.

Accreditation starts at $250 per annum for small businesses plus a $49 one-time registration fee.

Annual Food Drive Launched!

Our first Annual Albert County Food Drive is running until February 12th, 2023. The Albert County Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with local food banks to help them manage the sharp decrease in donations following the holiday season while seeing an increase in service usage. So come on Albert County, let’s rally behind our food banks and take care of those in need this winter season!

We encourage all our members to set up donation boxes in their place of business where patrons, staff, and/or community members can donate nonperishable goods, hygiene products, and/or baby products.

In keeping with the Winterfest event in Riverview, we invite you & your staff to get competitive and join in the fun!

Decorate your donation box in a winter theme and we will let the community vote over the course of the promotion on the best box. The winner will be announced on the last day- February 12th after we come around and pick up the donations.

Click the link below for competition terms and conditions, along with a what you can win!

Riverview 50th Anniversary Celebration Grants

The town of Riverview is turning 50 in 2023 and, as part of their celebrations, they have announced a celebration grant to help your group, organization or business in hosting a community event during their anniversary year. The Town of Riverview is offering small-scale grants for events, activities, or projects that will help build community spirit, engagement and/or pride during this celebration year.


  • Jan 20 thru Feb 20 for activities taking place in March/April/May/June
  • April 20-May 21 for activities taking place in July thru December
  • Celebration Grants range from $500 to a maximum of $1000.
  • Each applicant may apply for one grant
  • There is a maximum pool of $10,000 available for Celebration Grants.

Message from WorkSafe NB

It’s been brought to our attention 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.

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 Salt & Fir Centre hire at Fundy National Park? Find out more.