Calling All Local Businesses for Shop Local Campaign!


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 (

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.


Apply Now!! Fall 2021 Business Skills Programs


EHCC is pleased to offer ten week, 40 hour essential business skills programs to business owners, managers and employees in the East Hants area. These training programs are valued at up to $5,000 and are offered to businesses either free or at a very low cost. Invest your time to learn skills essential for your business. Call today 902-883-1010 for more information.

Please Note: Start dates are set tentatively and are subject to change.

Fall 2021 programs

The programs will be offered virtually in an online classroom setting in order to comply to the social distancing recommendations. Therefore, the programs must be taken on a computer, laptop, or tablet; phones will not be an acceptable device. Participants must have an Internet connection, hardwired preferred to wi-fi, high speed (no dial up). Headset or earbuds must be used, and the participants must have a webcam, if no camera on their laptop; video participation is a requirement, to ensure the connection to the instructor and other participants. A quiet place to focus is required, free from distractions. These details will be part of the INA process.

For more info call the Chamber at 902-883-1010 or email And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please Submit your Application as soon as possible, as space is limited. Applications are processed in the order they are received, with preference to those who have the recommended prerequisites.

Don’t See What You Want? Join our Virtual Waiting List.

EHCC July Newsletter

EHCC Newsletter July 2021 Edition

Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program

Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program (June 2- 30th 2021). For more information on the program and eligibility please visit: Apply for funding for Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program –

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Project

For more information on the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium please read here.

To start the process for setting up a Workplace Rapid Screening Program for your organization, fill out the form here by June 9th.

Complete the provincial intake form and register for the Nova Scotia cohort before Wednesday, June 9.

Province Strengthens Supports for Restaurant and Bar Industry

Province Strengthens Supports for Restaurant and Bar Industry

Small Business Supports During 3rd Wave

Small Business Impact Grant Part 3: Update

Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program

Expanded Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program

COVID-19: Paid Sick Leave Program 


Member Services


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