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Registration For Fall 2020 Workplace Education Programs Now Open

Please visit;

https://www.ehcc.ca/upcoming-essential-business-skills-programs/ for more info and registration.


Welcome New Board Members

Here is a list of our updated board of directors after our 2020 AGM.

President – Michael Blois
Past President – Amy Thomas
1st Vice President – Glynn Irving
2nd Vice President – Carrie McDougall
Treasurer – Ryan Tilley
Secretary – Sheila Bianchi

Directors:

Pam McNeil

Julie Gilby

John MacDonald

Amy Wardrobe

Tracey Isenor

Brent McIsaac

Yun Trzebiatowski

Michelle Macphee


Brewing Business Coffee Hour

Please join us virtually with a cup of coffee from home or curbside delivery for a casual meeting with local businesses like yourself.

Reconnect,  discuss issues and share ideas. Hear what others have been doing during these uncertain times.

Thursday May 28th from 9-10 am.  Register here! 

Once registered you will receive a link to the event on Wednesday afternoon.

Please tell your friends, business partners and colleges. All are welcome!


Cluster Employment

Register here! 

Join us for a FREE Webinar on the innovative new collaborative employment solution: Cluster Employment

Wednesday, May 27th at 11 am – noon.

This webinar is particularly pertinent as employers try to navigate this new economy climate. Cluster Employment provides full time solutions to part time needs. The Cluster Employment Team will outline the origin, the how-to, the collaborative cost sharing and the functionality of the online platform.

Free for EVERYONE!

 


Business After Hours

Register Here!

Please join us virtually with your favorite beverage at your home office for a casual meeting with local businesses like yourself.

Reconnect,  discuss issues and share ideas. Hear what others have been doing during these uncertain times.

Thursday May 21th from 6 – 7 pm.

Once registered you will receive a link to the event on Wednesday afternoon.


We’re Hiring!

Position: Summer Chamber Office Assistant

Salary: $13/hr for 37.5 hours per week

Date: June 8th tentative start date.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (May require some weekend shifts)

Reports to the Chamber Coordinator

Basic Qualifications: Must be enrolled in school. Excellent written communicaton and organizational skills; personable and professional presence and the ability to pivot from one task to another. Savvy social media skills, create graphics, command of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Experience with Micro Soft Office.

Job Description: 

  • Assist in the preparation notices, emails etc. as requested.
  • Attend Committee meetings virtually when required.
  • Assist with different Action Items of the committees.
  • Assist Chamber Coordinator and Admistrator by making phone calls to Members.
  • Ensure membership and benefits offers are current on the webiste.
  • Assist with keeping the EHCC website current with our upcoming webinars, events, and Chamber news.
  • Handle any problems with the website and social media accounts by contacting the appropriate people in the absence of the Chamber Coordinator.
  • Engage with Members online.
  • Create a social media content calendar for the summer and remainder of the year – including national holidays, creative new posts, and interesting content to increase followers.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly newsletter.
  • Assist Coordinator when required to work with the Events Committee.
  • Organize workshops and vitual events.
  • Use software programs to generate invitations and notices where needed.
  • Assist with booking speakers and outline and slides for approval.
  • Attend and assist with virtual events when required; this includes scheduling the meeting, collection of registrations and communications with registrants.
  • Answering emails in the Chamber Coordinator’s abscence.
  • Filing of documents.
  • Other various duties as assigned by the EHCC Board of Directors.
  • Specific projects and Action Items allocated to the Summer Student.

Other Requirements: High Speed Internet

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to info@ehcc.ca

Application deadline: May 22nd, 2020


COVID-19 Update April 9th

COVID-19 Update – April 9th


Spring 2020 Business Skills Training

Now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Business Skills Training.

Please Submit your Application as soon as possible, as space is limited. Deadline is April 3rd.


EHCC Newsletter March 2020

EHCC Newsletter March 2020


“The Power of Email” Morning Workshop

Tuesday, March 31st from 8-10am at the East Hants Chamber office: 8 Old Enfield Rd. Unit 205

In this 2 hour workshop “The Power of Email” the following topics will be covered:

• Why building your email list is WAY more important than social media (and how to 8x your engagement)
• The top 3 mistakes most biz owners are making with email marketing (and what to do instead)
• The 3 types of emails every marketer/biz owner should be taking VERY seriously (and how to leverage those)
• A step-by-step blueprint for getting started (including our favorite & free list-building tools)
• GDRP & CASL Guidelines in Canada (it’s boring, but it’s important – we promise to keep it brief)
• What’s working now – how to use social media to grow your list
• How to write killer copy that converts (and how to avoid the sales-y language of the past)
• BONUS: we’ll send you some of our best tools, tricks and resources to get you started with list building!

Cost $25 +HST for Members
$40 +HST for Non-Members

Register HERE. https://bit.ly/2ImLfnA

For more info contact (902) 883-1010 or email info@ehcc.ca

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As businesses we all have projects big and small!

Whether it's the expansion of a building or product line, planning an event, or the changing of software programs, a project is a project no matter the size or cost. Well, learn how to manage them more effeciently with the business skills online program, Project Management Essentials instructed by Lynn MacKinnon, this September.

Content will include:
- Project charter
- Work breakdown structure
- Gantt chart to illistrate your project schedule
- Life cycle of a project
- and so much more!

Wondering about the cost? Well, there's NO COST to participants!

September may be months away, but seats are limited, even online, so visit bit.ly/2Zn1XLt to apply today!
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The East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce has been supporting, promoting, and connecting local businesses for almost 35 years.

Through networking, events, advocacy, and education – the Chamber builds strong relationships between members, their businesses, and the community. With the pandemic, we had to pivot as did all of you. But we are still here for our members and local businesses; working to hard to find ways to continue the connections.

For now, we are still working from home, but we’re available to meet with you by phone, video conference or in person (respecting social distancing of course). Contact us at (902) 883-1010 or email info@ehcc.ca if you would like to chat!
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Do you scratch your head when it comes to balance sheets, cashflow reports, and income statements?

Whether or not you have a bookkeeper or an accountant, as a business owner it's important to understand your finances, so you make important strategic business decisions.

We can help! We are offering a 40-hour program in September; whether you're just getting started or have been in business for years.

Topics include:
- Bookkeeping concepts
- Home office and vehicle expenses
- Budgets and cash flows
- Pricing strategies
- Understanding financial reports
- and so much more!

All you have to do is visit: bit.ly/2YI6PMr
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If you haven’t heard by now about the business skills programs offered through the Chamber, let me tell you!

These amazing programs help business owners, managers and employees develop practical daily work skills that increase productivity and motivation.

Wondering about the return on investment? Well, they are only 40 hours spread over 10 weeks and are at NO COST to participants, so the ROI is incredible. Many participants attribute much of their success; the growth of their business, ability to attract quality employees and how to think strategically to the skills they learn through these programs.

Not only is the content top notch; so are the instructors with years of experience!

All you have to do is visit: bit.ly/3g3F0Ui
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