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

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


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

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.

Lunch & Learn on Leading Millennials

Jamie O’Neill from Uprise Consulting will be discussing how to manage, supervise & hire millennials and the challenges faced by managers. $20+tax for members/25+tax for non-members. Please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected] to register! Our Leading Millennials series is brought to you by Scotiabank. 

Join us for our 3rd Annual Curling Funspiel!

Looking for an event to kick the winter blues? The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce would like you to join us for our 3rd Annual Curling Funspiel! It will be held at the Truro Curling Club on Friday, January 28th at 1:00 p.m.

Beginners are welcome! We have games for all experience levels, as well as our main tournament. There will be lots of delicious game-night food, trivia, and prizes!

You can sign up individually or with a team. The cost for a member is $45+tax and non-members are encouraged to sign up at $50+tax. Please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected] to sign up.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Dear Valued Chamber Member;

As a new year begins the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. A Chamber membership is an investment in your business. As members you and your staff qualify for exclusive programs from our partners offering discount rates on group health insurance, home and auto insurance, fuel, merchant services, freight and shipping and audio conferencing services. Other member benefits include: invitations to all Chamber-hosted activities at a discount rate; delivery of the Chamber newsletter by email each Wednesday; access to educational workshops and other tools to build your business; and many other benefits.

We are seeking member feedback, as well as updating our membership records, and ask that you take a couple minutes out of your day by Jan. 19, 2017 to fill in an online questionnaire by clicking on this link:

Respondents may choose to be entered to WIN a $50 gift card to Frank and Gino's Grill and Pasta House!


Sherry Martell
Executive Director
Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce

Business Builder Breakfast: Cyber Security

Join us for a presentation by Keith Gillis from G&G Computers, as he explains the seven layers of security to protect your business! 8:30-9:30 am at the Marigold Cultural Centre. Free event and light breakfast included. Please call (902) 895-6328 or email [email protected] to register.


Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity Hires New CEO

TRURO, NOVA SCOTA — The Board of the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is pleased to announce it has recruited its new CEO. Brennan Gillis, a resident of Valley, will join the organization on Jan. 8, to begin ramping up the work of the newly formed Partnership.

The hire is a result of eight months of volunteer planning and collaborative talks with businesses, communities and government partners to secure funding for the new Partnership. Gillis will co-locate with ACOA, NSBI and CBDC NOBL at 35 Commercial Street, Suite 208, Truro.


Gillis has worked previously with the Community Business Development Corporations, RRFB Nova Scotia (now Divert Nova Scotia) and Mitacs Inc., a national not-for-profit organization that funds innovative research collaborations between business and academia. Brennan obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University and has been an active volunteer in the community working with young professionals and business start-ups. He is passionate about the opportunities in the region.


“I’m really excited to work with the Partnership,” said Gillis. “I love living in this community. Working with a committed group of partners who want to grow the region and increase business opportunity – it’s a dream job.”


The Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity is a newly established Regional Enterprise Network (REN) financially supported by the towns of Truro and Stewiacke, the County of Colchester, Millbrook First Nation, the business community through the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce and the Province of Nova Scotia. Partners have agreed to initially finance the organization for three years to encourage and stimulate economic growth.


In preparation for the strategic planning process which Gillis will spearhead in early 2018, the organization has contracted Turner Drake & Partners to complete an Economic Market Assessment.


“We are excited to have all the critical parts coming together now for our Partnership for Economic Prosperity,” said Mark Wood, Chairman of the Truro-Colchester Partnership and President/CEO of Ocean Sonics. “With Brennan starting in the New Year we hope to bring the business community together, grow our region and make it the place where people choose to live.”