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Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Did You Know?
That according to Statistics Canada (2012), mental illness affects 221,230 people in New Brunswick excluding those younger than 15 years old, Indigenous populations and members of the Canadian Forces (these three categories account for 28.5% of provincial population)?

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The Success of Picketa Systems

The Success of Picketa Systems

Picketa Systems is a precision agricultural start-up emerging from the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick. The Fredericton-based company is creating a soli and plant nutrition scanner along wiht an online data visulatizaiton and analytics platform to help food producers

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How to best grow your business

How to best grow your business

Nicole’s presentation was all about the reasons why a business should consider growing. The session explained the financial implications of business growth; tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth; and the best times and best reasons to grow a business.

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Employee Financial Wellness

Employee Financial Wellness

by Larry Crandall, LL.B., LIT, CIRP, Grant Thornton

Canadians, both employed and unemployed, are carrying record levels of debt. For those who are employed and struggling financially, debt can not only impact their livelihood at home, but at work as well.

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Buy Local. Please!

Buy Local. Please!

By Doug Daley, Kiers Marketing

Buying local has become a hot topic, especially during the pandemic. Some folks are true to their community and do all their shopping locally. Many, like me, shop local when they can but also shop online for items that are unique, or if the price is just too good. Unfortunately, some folks do most of their shopping online.

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Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update

By Morgan Peters, Policy Manager, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

In the fall, the Government of New Brunswick conducted its bi-annual review of minimum wage in the province. Currently, minimum wage is adjusted annually on April 1 based on the Consumer Price Index, rounded to the nearest five cents.

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NB Airports Key to Economic Recovery

NB Airports Key to Economic Recovery

By Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

With the hit to the airline industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a fresh round of public discourse about the number of location of airports in New Brunswick. This is not a debate that New Brunswick needs right now.

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Farewell Tanya!

by Morgan Peters, Policy Manager, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

The chamber board of directors and staff are saying goodbye to Event Manager Tanya Senechal this month after nearly four years of planning and developing high-quality and well-attended events for our members!

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A New Way of Doing Things

A New Way of Doing Things

by Wendy Morrell, Operations and Communications Manager, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

We’ve all heard the phrase and we’re doing our best to adjust to “the new normal” but sometimes a new way of doing things isn’t so bad…

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Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

CEO’s Message

by Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

By the time you read this message, our election will have taken place and your chamber will be busy working with our newly elected officials in the province’s 60th legislature – ensuring that they are aware of the business issues and concerns and the economic impacts of policy decisions,

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Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update

by Morgan Peters, Policy Manager, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

We wrote to Minister Responsible for Service New Brunswick, Sherry Wilson to request that New Brunswick joins the federal-provincial open digital business registration services, “Canada’s Business Registries” that was officially launched on June 29, 2020.

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Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Did You Know?
That according to Statistics Canada (2012), mental illness affects 221,230 people in New Brunswick excluding those younger than 15 years old, Indigenous populations and members of the Canadian Forces (these three categories account for 28.5% of provincial population)?

News Release: Chamber Announces Event Vaccination Policy

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Announces Event Vaccination Policy Ahead of State of the City Address on October 7, 2021  25 August 2021 (FREDERICTON)  For Immediate Release  Today the Fredericton Chamber is announcing its event vaccination...

Fredericton Chamber Events Vaccination Policy

Effective September 1, 2021  In-Person Events  Attendees at Fredericton chamber events must attest that they have received two doses of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to the event (or have...

Commentary – Krista Ross – 2021 Federal Election Priorities – Competitiveness and Fairness

News Release: NB Business Groups Release Federal Election Priorities

For Immediate Release August 24th, 2021 NB Business Groups Release Federal Election Priorities Moncton, NB – An alliance of New Brunswick business organizations launched a set of policy priorities for the upcoming federal election today at Malley Industries in Dieppe....

Networking! Remember the real face-to-face kind?

Networking! Remember the real face-to-face kind?

It’s time again for your bi-weekly marketing tip, a free service from Kiers. Marketing. Our goal with this marketing tip is to bring interesting and actionable sales and marketing content to your attention

2021-July 19 – Letter of Support – ISED 50-30 Ecosystem Fund Review

July 19 2021  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 235 Queen St Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5, Canada  To the ISED 50-30 Ecosystem Fund Review Committee,  The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the Diversity Institute’s bid to the...

Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

This week the province crossed the 80% first dose and 55% second dose thresholds, and as New Brunswick continues to approach the Green Phase of recovery, excitement is building for a return to something close to normal. Festivals and sporting...

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits: Now Available for Your Business

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits: Now Available for Your Business

Written by Naya Goguen, Rapid Test Program Coordinator “Living with COVID.” This is the province’s newest slogan, and you may have already heard the phrase in reference to the long-awaited Phase 3 of New Brunswick’s “Path to...

2021-06-07 – Minister Steeves – Delivery App Fees Follow-up

7 June 2021  Hon. Ernie Steeves Minister of Finance, Government of New Brunswick Chancery Place P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1  Via email: ernie.steeves@gnb.ca   Re: Capping Restaurant Delivery App Fees  Dear Minister...

2021-05-31 – Local Government Reform

31 May 2021  Hon. Daniel Allain MLA Moncton East, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform   Moncton East 75 Shediac Road   Moncton, New Brunswick  E1A 2R6    Via email: VibrantNBDynamique@gnb.ca  Dear Minister Allain: ...

Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

Commentary: Health Reform Critical to Future Prosperity

As Health Minister Dorothy Shephard winds up her health reform consultation tour and the hard work begins on making tough decisions and implementing changes that not everyone will agree with, the government should be commended for starting this process...

The New Word of Mouth

The New Word of Mouth

When you are visiting a business for the first time, do you check their website or Facebook page before you visit? Most people do that now.

Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

Commentary: 2021 Municipal Election

On May 10th, New Brunswickers will head to the polls to vote in their local elections. This election and campaign have been unique in several ways – starting with the ongoing pandemic and the one-year delay. This has limited traditional...

2021-04-20 – Prompt Payment Legislation

20 April 2021  Hon. Ernie Steeves, Minister of Finance Chancery Place P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1  Via email: ernie.steeves@gnb.ca   Re: Prompt Payment Legislation  Dear Minister Steeves:  I am writing today to...

Top Social Media Changes in 2021: Are you Ready?

Top Social Media Changes in 2021: Are you Ready?

If you’ve noticed a slowdown in your engagement or you simply want to know what’s on trend for your social pages, we’re sharing the top social media changes for 2021.

2021-04-12 – Municipal Candidates – FCC Questions that Count

12 April 2021  To all 2021 Candidates for Fredericton City Council and Mayor  Re: Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Questions That Count for the 2021 Municipal Election  Dear 2021 Municipal Election Candidate:  With more...

The Success of Picketa Systems

The Success of Picketa Systems

Picketa Systems is a precision agricultural start-up emerging from the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick. The Fredericton-based company is creating a soli and plant nutrition scanner along wiht an online data visulatizaiton and analytics platform to help food producers

How to best grow your business

How to best grow your business

Nicole’s presentation was all about the reasons why a business should consider growing. The session explained the financial implications of business growth; tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth; and the best times and best reasons to grow a business.

Commentary – 2021-22 NB Budget

Commentary – 2021-22 NB Budget

Earlier this week, New Brunswick Finance Minister Ernie Steeves delivered the government’s 2021-22 budget almost exactly one year after COVID-19 restrictions were first implemented in the province. The government is projecting the provincial...

Making One-On-One Connections

Are you getting the most value out of your chamber membership?

We’re anxious to get back to hosting first-class events that provide opportunities to make important connections through networking.

Employee Financial Wellness

Employee Financial Wellness

by Larry Crandall, LL.B., LIT, CIRP, Grant Thornton

Canadians, both employed and unemployed, are carrying record levels of debt. For those who are employed and struggling financially, debt can not only impact their livelihood at home, but at work as well.

Security: Studying post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes

Security: Studying post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes

by Emily Blaney, Integrated Marketing Coordinator, University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick is conducting an analysis of post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes in the province through collaborative project funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Buy Local. Please!

Buy Local. Please!

By Doug Daley, Kiers Marketing

Buying local has become a hot topic, especially during the pandemic. Some folks are true to their community and do all their shopping locally. Many, like me, shop local when they can but also shop online for items that are unique, or if the price is just too good. Unfortunately, some folks do most of their shopping online.

Commentary – Krista Ross – July 2021 – The Path to Green

Commentary: COVID-19’s Hardest Hit Sectors

By Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

As we approach the one-year mark of New Brunswick’s first mandatory order and COVID-19-related lockdowns, we’re all feeling the effects

2021-02-26 – Mark Miller – BCA Consultation

26 February 2021  Mark Miller Department of Environment and Local Government Marysville Place P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1  Via email: mark.miller@gnb.ca   Dear Mr Miller  Re: Proposed Amendments to the Beverages...

2021-02-19 – Minister Dunn – NB Recovery Grant Eligibility

19 February 2021  Hon. Arlene Dunn Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Responsible, Opportunities NB, Immigration, Economic Development and Small Business Departmental Building, West Block  P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1  Via...

2021-02-19 – Minister Flemming – NB Recovery Plan Reclassification

19 February 2021  Hon. Ted Flemming Minister of Justice and Public Safety Marysville Place P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB  Dear Minister Flemming:  Re: Reclassification System Under NB’s Phased Recovery Plan  I am writing today to follow up on...

2021-02-10 – Minister Steeves – Delivery App Fees

10 February 2021  Hon. Ernie Steeves, Minister of Finance Chancery Place P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1  Via email: ernie.steeves@gnb.ca   Re: Capping Restaurant Delivery App Fees  Dear Minister Steeves:  I am writing today...

2021-02-10 – Capping Restaurant Delivery App Fees

10 February 2021 Hon. Ernie Steeves, Minister of FinanceChancery PlaceP. O. Box 6000Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Via email: ernie.steeves@gnb.ca Re: Capping Restaurant Delivery App Fees Dear Minister Steeves: I am writing today on behalf of our member restaurants and...

Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Family Enrichment and Counselling Service

Did You Know?
That according to Statistics Canada (2012), mental illness affects 221,230 people in New Brunswick excluding those younger than 15 years old, Indigenous populations and members of the Canadian Forces (these three categories account for 28.5% of provincial population)?

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