Business Excellence Awards 2013

The East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the annual Business Excellence Awards 2013 Gala. This year the Gala will be held at the fabulous new Alt Hotel at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

The evening will include a gala reception, dinner, keynote speaker, awards presentation and special guests. The awards are presented in eight categories to deserving companies and individuals in the business community.

The keynote speaker will be Shaun Majumder, comedian, television star, Gemini Award winner and social entrepreneur from Burlington, Newfoundland.  Shaun’s presentation theme will be rural communities and social enterprise. Rural communities are fighting for their very survival. They are looking for a way to insure a sustainable future.  We will explore how one rural Newfoundland community with the help of a native son, who has become a national and international star with “celebrity status”, is working to promote economic development in his hometown. Gemini award winning comedian and TV star Shaun Majumder will join us to tell his story.

This year we will also feature special guests award winning, Enfield native, Classified (aka Luke Boyd) and equally accomplished singer, songwriter, David Myles  who collaborated on their recent hit song “Inner Ninja” which has proven to be an international sensation.  Classified and David will perform their hit song at the event.

In honour of Luke’s accomplishment and as an inspiration to our young entrepreneurs the Young Entrepreneur Award will also be known as the Inner Ninja Award and be presented by Luke.

This year in addition to highlighting the challenges facing our rural communities we want to focus on the entrepreneur and the strength, determination, fortitude, and perseverance that it takes to be an entrepreneur.

We expect there will be a strong demand for tickets and seating is limited so we suggest you purchase your tickets early.

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Hello East Hants!
Here's some good news for you all! The long awaited opening of the East Hants Aquatic Center!Swimmers up! After a false start in March the East Hants Aquatic Centre will officially open on July 22, 2020.

Our programming will look very different from what we had planned but there will be opportunities for lane swimming, aquatic fitness classes and a special “bring your pod of 10” swim schedule. Swimmers will need to register and pay in advance.

More details to come next week!!

We’re excited to finally open up to the public and introduce you to the new East Hants Aquatic Centre.

So swimmers... take your mark, get set and be ready to dive right in on July 22.
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Deadline for the Reopening and Support Grant has been extended to July 17th.To support more small businesses, we’ve extended the deadline for the Reopening and Support Grant to Friday, July 17.

The Reopening and Support Grant helps eligible small businesses affected by COVID-19 by providing them with a one-time grant, as well as a business continuity voucher for advice and support from a business consultant.

You can find information on eligibility and how to apply at
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Ever wonder what the Chamber of Commerce does when not hosting events?

Many of you may not know that there are volunteers, who are business folks such as yourself, working behind the scenes, advocating for the businesses on important issues surrounding COVID, and also community issues, such as Doctor Recruitment, Affordable Housing and Public Transit. They meet with government officials to discuss the important issues and often join forces with other organizations that are focused on the same goals and outcomes. We understand the importance of a strong community.

If you are experiencing any roadblocks or issues, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at (902) 883-1010 or email us at
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