Business Builder Breakfast

Matching Employees with Business Culture

Business Builder Breakfast: Matching Employees with Business Culture

 

Join us next Tuesday, March 20th, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Marigold Centre, 605 Prince St, for our Business Builder Breakfast on: Matching Employees with Business Culture with presenter:  Glenn Bowie, Area Director, Sales and Marketing, New Castle Hotels and Resorts

Join us for a presentation by Glenn on hiring employees whose beliefs and personality are aligned with the company's core values and culture.

Free event open to members and the community with light breakfast included!

To RSVP, please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected]

This event is sponsored by White LeBlanc Wealth Planners/Hollis Wealth.


Panel on Automation

Chamber to host Automation Discussion Panel

TRURO - A panel discussion on automation will be held in Truro on Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St., Truro.

The event is being hosted by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce and is open to everyone.

The demand for higher productivity, improved quality, cost reduction and efficiency is driving the introduction of automation in all sectors, industries and markets.

“Businesses in our region are already managing the impacts and benefits of automation, and have been for a number of years,” said Alex Stevenson, President of the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce.  “Going forward the scope and pace of automation will increase, as will the resulting impacts on business, customers and workers.”

The seven-person panel representing business and industry organizations will discuss how the implementation of technology is already having an impact on business and organizations.  It has already changed the way businesses engage with customers while evolving the workforce with many advances to be realized in the future.

A study by McKinsey Global Institute, A future that works: Automation, employment and productivity, reports that with current demonstrated technologies, less than five per cent of jobs are candidates for full automation. However, the report says almost every occupation has partial automation potential, further estimating that about half of all the activities people are paid to do have the potential be automated.

“The panel the Chamber has assembled will offer varying perspectives on the anticipated impacts of automation and how it will transform how business is conducted going forward,”   said Stevenson.

The panel will be moderated by Michele Bursey, Senior Account Manager with BDC Truro, and will feature guest speakers Abid Ahmad P. Eng., Academic Chair for Mechanical and Industrial Technologies, the Aviation Institute and the Design and Innovation Center, NSCC; Maxine MacLean, P.Ag. Policy and Communications Coordinator, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture; Michel Raymond, Executive Director, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Stephanie Jones, Owner, McDonalds Restaurants; Keith Gillis, Owner, G & G Computers; Eric MacKeen, General Manager, Tri County Ford; and Craig Paul, Director Business Solutions and Information Technology, Halifax International Airport Authority, Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport.

There is no cost to attend this event sponsored by Halifax International Airport Authority. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided following the discussion.  To register for this event contact the chamber office 902-895-6328 or email [email protected].

Media Contact:

Sherry Martell, Executive Director

Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce

902-895-6328, [email protected]


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SYMPOSIUMS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SYMPOSIUMS

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is pleased to invite you to come and meet with us and talk about workplace safety- what is happening and to help inform our work. This is a continuation of our efforts to meet with individuals, employers, employees, safety professionals and others that wish to advance health and safety in their workplaces.

When and Where

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

8 am to 4 pm

Or

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

8 am to 4 pm

Program Highlights

The day will be highlighted by breakout sessions on such topics as:

  • Continuing our conversation on challenges, prioritizing and next steps
  • Focused conversation on setting priorities for inspection and outreach planning
  • An interactive session on the Workplace Safety Strategy and the future direction

Information and Registration

  • Plan to attend one session only
  • Same program will be offered at both
  • This Symposium is being presented at no charge to stakeholders
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Registered attendees will be advised of any schedule changes or cancellations due to inclement weather

To Register or more information, please call 902-422-1886 or email [email protected].

These Symposiums are presented by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education in partnership with the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board.


The Annual Federal Budget Luncheon

Please join MNP for a Luncheon and an analysis of the 2018 Federal Budget and how it affects you and your business.
Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 11:30 am for lunch 
Presentation from 12 noon - 1 pm
Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St
Please RSVP to Debbie Cox by
Monday, February 26th, 2018
Email:    [email protected]
Telephone: 902-897-9291

Lunch with CEO of TCPEP, Brennan Gillis

Join the Chamber as we welcome the CEO for the newly established Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity (TCPEP), Brennan Gillis. There will be an open discussion on economic development in our community.

Thursday, March 1st from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Marigold Cultural Centre lobby.

This is a free event open to our members and the community. A light lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected]


BUSINESS BUILDER BREAKFAST: Riding the Social Media Wave

 Join us Tuesday, February 20th from 8:30-9:30 am at the Marigold Centre for a presentation by Michelle McCann from Bold & Italic Social Communications on building your online presence with social media!
This event is free and members and community are welcome to attend.
Light breakfast will be provided.
Please call 902-895-6328 or email [email protected] to RSVP.
Our Business Builder Breakfasts are sponsored by White Leblanc Wealth Planners/Hollis Wealth.

Lunch with the President and CEO of NSBI, Laurel Broten

Hear what's new, trending, and impacting the cross-border focused businesses of our province with Laurel Broten, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., recently recognized as a trailblazer and trendsetter as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100.


Friday, February 16th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St from 12-1 pm.

$20 members/$25 non-members *Please advise of any dietary restrictions.

Please RSVP by Feb 14th, by calling (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected]


Panel on Automation

Panel on Automation

Join us Tuesday, February 27th from 11 a.m. - 12:30 pm at the Marigold Cultural Centre Theatre, 605 Prince St, for a discussion on how automation is currently impacting business. The panel includes speakers from a wide-range of sectors, including agriculture, food service and automotive industries.
*This a FREE event with lunch provided*
To attend, please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected]
This event is sponsored by the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Annual General Meeting

Join the Chamber Thursday, March 8th, from 11:00 am-12 noon at the Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St for our Annual General Meeting.

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow members and there is no cost to attend the AGM

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The AGM will be followed by lunch at noon with

Deputy Minister Bernie Miller

Province of NS Department of Business

$25+hst for members / $30+hst for non-members

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To register for the AGM and/or the Luncheon with Deputy Bernie Miller, please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected].
This event is sponsored by Community Credit Union.

Lunch with MP Bill Casey

Join the Chamber for lunch with MP Bill Casey on Thursday, February 22nd from 12-1 p.m. at the Best Western Glengarry.
Members: $20+hst
Non-members: $25+hst
Please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected] to register.

This event is sponsored by Community Credit Union.