November Newsletter

EHCC November Newsletter


Atlantic IMPRESSIONS

Have you joined the conversation on Atlantic IMPRESSIONS?

Current survey: Today the Chamber network is exploring innovation and the adoption of new technology among businesses in Atlantic Canada in 2022.
Will your business be integrating new tech in 2022?  Take the survey.

See what others are saying about the issues that affect you and the difference your impression makes. https://www.atlanticchamber.ca/atlantic-impressions


Join in the FUN! Shop Local Campaign

EAST HANTS SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN

As you may be aware, the EHCC is running a Shop Local campaign to help inspire members of East Hants and surrounding areas to take advantage of the wonderful shops and services available right here in our own backyards.

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Local businesses can be featured on the campaign website. Provide us with a logo, your contact info, any social media handles for your business, and we’ll make sure that you’re featured on the campaign website.
  • Consider a special or a giveaway to help promote your business.
  • Host the shop local teddy bear who will be part of the contests.
  • Participate in the pass-port by awarding stickers with purchases.
  • Advertise your participation with window decals, shopping bags, and social media posts.
  • Be a ballot box location for the completed passports to be dropped off.
  • Send us content to share on the Shop Local social media pages.

For more information please visit: Shop eh! Letter to Business Community  

Want to participate? Please let us know and provide the above information to shoplocaleasthants@gmail.com


Government Announces COVID Program Extension

On October 21, 2021, Minister Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced the following.

The government is proposing the following changes to business support programs:

  • Extend the Canada Recovery Hiring Program until May 7, 2022, for eligible employers with current revenue losses above 10 per cent and increase the subsidy rate to 50 per cent. The extension would help businesses continue to hire back workers and to create the additional jobs Canada needs for a full recovery.
  • Deliver targeted support to businesses that are still facing significant pandemic-related challenges. Support would be available through two streams:
    • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, which would provide support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, and restaurants, with a subsidy rate of up to 75 per cent.
    • Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program, which would provide support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, would support other businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy rate of up to 50 per cent.

To read more… 


October Newsletter

EHCC October Newsletter 

 

 


Call for Board and Committee Members!

The East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce is made up of a volunteer board of directors and various volunteer committees.  Each year new positions become available, and we work to add new professionals to our team who are motivated to help make a positive change for our membership and community.

If you are interested in joining this dynamic and progressive team either as a committee member or a director, and are motivated to help out in our Chamber, please fill out the following Application Form:

The selection committee will consider all names. Please be as complete as possible when answering questions about the individual or business.


Calling All Local Businesses for Shop Local Campaign!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN!

As you may be aware, the EHCC was awarded funds for a shop local campaign to help inspire members of East Hants and surrounding areas to take advantage of the wonderful shops and services available right here in our own backyards.

An essential part of the success of this campaign is your participation. Here are a few ways you can get involved, to make this campaign work for you and get maximum exposure for your local business (this will also provide you with a sneak peak into what we’ve got planned)!

To find out how your business or organization can participate please click here!

Campaign runs until December 20th, 2021!


Proof of Full Vaccine Policy in NS

For information on Nova Scotia’s Proof of Full Vaccine Policy please visit: COVID-19 and Resources for Your Business – East Hants & District Chamber of Commerce (ehcc.ca)


2021 Kings-Hants Candidates Forum

The East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce and The Laker News will be co-hosting the 2021 Federal Election Kings-Hants Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 9th at 6:30pm. Due to the current health restrictions, this event will be live streamed and will be available for future viewing on You Tube.

Please join us at that time on our Face Book page for the live viewing.

Looking for Volunteers for Shop Local Campaign Project Team

Volunteers needed for Shop Local Campaign Project Team. For more details please visit here.

 


Member Services

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ATTENTION EMPLOYERS!The call for applications for both the Youth Canada Summer Jobs and the Student Summer Skills Incentive program are now open! .**Deadlines to apply**Canada Summer Jobs is Jan. 25, 2022To apply: bit.ly/3fb1K6s.Student Summer Skills is Jan. 31, 2022 To apply: bit.ly/3tb5NYH ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know how to claim your vehicle for your business? What about how and what to claim for your home office? Or how to read your financial statements? . If you answered 'NO' or you're not 💯sure, we go you covered! . "DOLLARS & 'SENSE' " with Lynn MacKinnon will answer those questions and more! This business skills training will provide you with the knowledge to help you understand the rules and regulations of today's small business finances. Topics include: ✅ Basics and Definitions✅ Bookkeeping Concepts ✅ Home Office and Vehicle Use ✅ Budgets and Cash Flows✅ Pricing Strategies ✅ Financial Statements and Recording RequirementsFully funded; no cost to business owners, managers and employees. For schedule and program details visit: www.ehcc.ca/upcoming-essential-business-skills-programs/TO APPLY: www.ehcc.ca/ebs-program-application/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The EHCC is looking to rebrand, so we're inviting submissions of proposals for the provision of creative services. For the full RFP details and timeline please visit: www.ehcc.ca/2021/12/ehcc-request-for-proposal/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Now that the busy Holiday Season is behind us, it's time to take a look a the next session of business skills training through the Workplace Education Programs! .Check out what is being offered this winter beginning January 24th. bit.ly/3HCUigF ... See MoreSee Less
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