Meet & Greet with Anne MacDonnell

Join us for a meet & greet with Anne on Dec 4th from 1-2 pm at the Stewiacke legion. Refreshments will be provided.

Everyone welcome!


Join us for a business networking breakfast featuring:

Greg Forbes, Chairman of NSCDA

Nick Langley, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Darrell Kuhn, President & CEO of Community Credit Union

Andrea Jackson, Community Development Manager for Community Credit Union

Following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion on barriers to business growth in local areas.

$10 plus tax – everyone welcome!

RSVP by calling 902-895-6328 or email [email protected]


Chamber hosting Project Management Professional training program

Chamber hosting

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Examination Preparation Program Training

From Sept. 6 to Nov. 8, 2017

Ten weekly sessions: 1 PM to 4:30 PM on Thursdays

If you qualify, the course fee of $5,000 will be covered by Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive Funding (WIPSI) by applying through the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited so apply early.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is one of the most highly regarded and in-demand certifications today. Many organizations manage their work as projects, and knowing the Project Management Institute's (PMI) proven methodologies is an asset to anyone who manages projects.

To get a PMP certification, you need to meet PMI's experience and educational requirements, and pass an exam geared to project management knowledge. This program prepares you thoroughly for the exam.

The facilitator, Dan Fay, M.Eng., PMP, of BrenDaniel Productions Corp. has assisted thousands of individuals and organizations in getting their PMP certification.


About the Program:

35 hours of education in project management

Project Management Institute (PMI) membership and Nova Scotia Chapter membership

The PMP Certification Examination Application Fee

The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Audio files for PMP Preparation, from   BrenDaniel's e-learning system

A Workbook

Practice Tests

Guidance on your PMP application

Coffee/tea and snacks during the course


To learn more,

please come to an information session and lunch at the Chamber on July 20, from noon to 1 PM. 

Contact the Chamber office to register:

902-895-6328 or [email protected]


 Why Become a PMP?

* You will produce better business results 

*Studies show PMP's earn higher salaries than non-certified Project Managers 

*You will have the confidence that you are managing your projects according to an international standard 

*You will experience smoother running projects as you will have tools and techniques from project definition, planning, execution, monitoring and control and closing.  

*Your organization will benefit from better communications, leadership and implemented processes.  

Chamber looks forward to working with newly elected MLAs to strengthen economy

News Release

May 31, 2017

Chamber looks forward to working with newly elected MLAs to strengthen economy

TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce congratulates the region’s three newly elected MLAs and looks forward to working with them on local issues.

Chamber president Alex Stevenson said the organization will build on established relationships with Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River MLA Lenore Zann, Colchester North MLA Karen Casey and Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MLA Larry Harrison. The three incumbents retained their seats following Tuesday’s provincial election, which saw the Liberals return to government for a second consecutive term.

“Constituents in this region had tough choices with many quality candidates in the race for seats,” said Stevenson.

Prior to the election, Nova Scotia chambers reached out to each of the parties to ask what their government would do to create an environment for business to thrive. Responses were shared with the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce membership.

Stevenson said while a majority Liberal government provides an element of confidence and stability to the provincial economy, the Chamber will continue to monitor the progress of the party’s election platform that named creating a competitive tax environment, improving trade-enabling infrastructure, addressing service effectiveness within government, supporting innovations and investing in workforce attraction and retention as key priorities to support business.

The Chamber was also pleased to host a series of debates for the nine candidates running in each of the three local ridings prior to the election that offered them an opportunity to share their party platforms with the public.


The Chamber is looking forward to meeting with each of the newly elected MLAs in the coming weeks.

“Maintaining a respectful relationship with all of our elected officials is important to the Chamber,” Stevenson said. “We will continue to foster an awareness of issues impacting the local economy working together in the best interest of our business community.”

The local chamber represents more than 400 member businesses and has been the principle voice of business in the Colchester region for more than 127 years in matters of economic, social and political importance.

Chamber hosting provincial election candidate debates

Chamber hosting provincial election candidate debates

TRURO - The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has organized a series of three provincial election debates.

Chamber president Alex Stevenson said the Mission of the chamber is to act in the best interest of business in Truro and Colchester on matters of economic, social and political impact and hosting debates is a one way the organization strives to deliver to its membership.

“We feel it’s important to play a role during elections to host political debates as we’ve done in the past and will continue to do in the future,” said Stevenson. “Most importantly, hosting debates provides an opportunity for the community to come and listen to the candidate’s messages so that they can make an informed decision when it’s time to vote.”

Two debates will be held on May 23 at the Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St., Truro.

The first will be held at 6 p.m. for candidates campaigning in Colchester-North, including Liberal Karen Casey, NDP James Finnie and Progressive Conservative Rebecca Taylor.

A second debate will be held at 7:30 p.m. the same night for the candidates campaigning in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, including NDP Lenore Zann, Liberal Craig Johnson and Progressive Conservative Keltie Jones.

The doors at the Marigold Centre will open at 5:30 p.m. and the first debate will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

The third debate will be held the following evening, May 24,  at 6 p.m. at the Stewiacke Legion, 299 George St.,  and will include candidates campaigning in Colchester –Musquodoboit Valley; Progressive Conservative Larry Harrison, Liberal Matthew Rushton and NDP Janet Moulton.
Everyone is welcome to attend these free events, sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors, to listen to the candidates answer questions about topics impacting the local economy and community.
No questions will be taken from the floor during the event. Suggested debate questions may be submitted in advance for consideration. Due to debate time restrictions a limited number of questions will be presented to the candidates. Email questions to [email protected] by May 22.