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CEO’s Message

CEO’s Message

By Krista Ross November 18 - 24 was global entrepreneurship week. As a chamber of commerce, we work hard to support, encourage and celebrate entrepreneurship and sometimes it...

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President’s Message

President’s Message

by Karen Grant As a member of the selection committee for the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (BEA), I was reminded once again how many great...

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One 4 One

One 4 One

by Jennifer Kreuger, Estey Art If you’ve visited the office of the Fredericton Chamber recently you would have noticed some very special art work up on the wall. This art belongs...

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2019 Federal Election

2019 Federal Election

– by Morgan Peters As the 2019 federal election approaches, both the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Fredericton chamber will provide information about candidates, platforms...

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Reconciliation Roundtable

Reconciliation Roundtable

– by Susanna Cloff-Clyburne Over the spring and summer of 2019, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce hosted three “Reconciliation Roundtables” across Canada – one in each of Western,...

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COVID-19 Update: 21 May 2020

Good afternoon,   Dr Jennifer Russell – is there anything she can’t do? Public Health leader, amazing jazz singer and yesterday she revealed that she cut her own hair (which looks great) with the assistance of a Youtube video! I won’t be doing that,...

COVID-19 Update: 19 May 2020

Good afternoon,   I hope everyone had a nice May long weekend - it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy some of our beautiful spring weather.   With New Brunswick now well into our recovery process, my commentary piece this month focused on...

Commentary: New Brunswick’s Road to Recovery – May 2020

With New Brunswick’s move to the “Orange” COVID-19 Recovery Plan phase late last week, our province has taken another important step in our response to the crisis. We’ve been able to achieve best-case-scenario projections and are now seeing...

COVID-19 Update: 14 May 2020

Good afternoon,   We are heading into what looks to be a beautiful long weekend – the traditional launching point of the summer season for many of us. While it’s going to be a little different this year, I would encourage everyone to get out to enjoy...

COVID-19 Update: 12 May 2020

Good afternoon,   As many businesses and organizations begin to reopen (or move closer to reopening), today’s update is focused on resources to assist with this process. Most resources are general in nature to varying degrees – if...

COVID-19 Update: 8 May 2020

Good afternoon,  Today Premier Higgs announced that NB is moving to the next phase of the province’s re-opening and recovery plan.    Subject to the Public Health and WorkSafeNB COVID-19 general...

COVID-19 Update: 5 May 2020

Good afternoon,  This week, Premier Higgs has signaled that more information will be coming soon about re-opening the economy given the province’s success with fighting COVID-19. The government has previously released the following document that...

COVID-19 Update: 30 April 2020

Good afternoon,  As New Brunswick’s COVID-19 cases continue to fall and the government has released the first round of recovery plans and guides, we are all starting to think about getting our organizations and our community...

Employment Standards Act Updates: Leaves of Absence – COVID-19

Thank you to the Cox & Palmer Employment and Labour Group in Fredericton for providing the following summary of updates to the Employment Standards Act regarding obligations to grant leaves of absence as a result of COVID-19. Updates to Employment Standards...

Government of NB Daily COVID-19 New Release Archive

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Fredericton Chamber COVID-19 Updates Archive

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COVID-19 Update: 28 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Although it was news that was expected by many, it was still sad to officially hear yesterday that the annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and many other great events that our community loves have been...

COVID-19 Resource Page

If you haven’t yet checked out the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce's Open, Operational and/or Offering help business directory, now would be a great time to do so. We have made it more user friendly and continue to ask all local businesses that are...

COVID-19 Update: 24 April 2020

Good afternoon,  I am sending out a supplemental update today in addition to our regular Tuesday and Thursday edition because of announcements at the federal and provincial level that we have been eager to learn more about and a major clarification...

COVID-19 Update: 23 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Join us in thanking AV Group NB, which announced earlier this week that they are donating $150,000 to local foodbanks (including $50,000 to the Fredericton Foodbank) to assist with the challenges faced in these unprecedented times...

COVID-19 Update: 21 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues in Nova Scotia today as the entire province deals with a tragedy the breadth of which we are only beginning to comprehend. The scope of the...

COVID-19 Update: 16 April 2020

Good afternoon,  First a shout-out to chamber members LuminUltra, Taylor Printing, Irving Oil, and Cooke Aquaculture for joining the fight against COVID-19.  Earlier this week Prime Minister Trudeau announced...

COVID-19 Update: 14 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Welcome back after a most unusual holiday weekend.  We expect our next update to be released on Thursday unless critically important information is provided to us that needs to be shared more quickly.  The chambers of...

Commentary – Early Days of COVID-19: Krista Ross

Now about a month into feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis here in Canada and New Brunswick, I think we are all reeling from how quickly our way of life has changed and adjusting to the new normal is challenging when so...

COVID-19 Update – 9 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Best wishes to those celebrating Easter this weekend.  We will all be doing things differently this year – and our family gatherings will be virtual rather than in person.  We encourage our members to continue...

COVID-19 Update: 6 April 2020

Good afternoon,  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere and, ultimately, prosper in the face of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 3 April 2020

Good afternoon,  It’s Friday - the end of another long week for the business community in our area and around the world. We know many of you are waiting on details on the various government support measures and hoping for changes to...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 2 April 2020

Good afternoon,  Earlier today, I joined with my colleagues John Wishart, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton and David Duplisea, CEO of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to NB Small Business...

2 April 2020 Updates to NB State of Emergency Declaration

Thank you to the Cox & Palmer Employment and Labour Group in Fredericton for providing the following summary of updates to the NB SOE. REVISED: Paragraph 5 – NO PATRONS: Campgrounds are prohibited from admitting patrons.Owners/managers of seasonal docking for...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 1 April 2020

Good afternoon,  As days pass and the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, I know that your need for information and answers grows. For many of us, this is the greatest challenge faced in our careers and I understand how challenging it is...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 31 March 2020

Good afternoon,  Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business Minister Mary Ng were scheduled today to provide more details about the announced wage subsidy, but that has been rescheduled to tomorrow, 1 April 2020. We expect a technical briefing to follow and...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 30 March 2020

Good afternoon,  Today Prime Minister Trudeau provided some details on the 75% wage subsidy he announced last week. Businesses will be eligible for the subsidy if they have seen a 30% drop in revenues - the number of employees or size of...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 27 March 2020

Good afternoon,  I’m happy to tell you that we are ending the week with some good news from the federal government. I’m sure we can all use some of that.  Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced significant help for businesses during the COVID-19...

COVID-19 Resources from Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton has created an information hub on GrantThornton.ca to provide resources and practical advice on managing your business through COVID-19. Some of the valuable resources include: Where do I start? What to consider when facing a temporary business closure5...

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Thank you to the Cox & Palmer Employment and Labour Group in Fredericton for providing the following information regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): Canada Emergency Response Benefit Bill C-13, COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, received...

Notice: COVID-19 Email Updates

Good morning,   Due to some technical limitations, please note that we will no longer be sharing our COVID-19 updates via our chamber-master database (our member-based email system). Every day since March 13th, we have been simultaneously sending our...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 26 March 2020

March 26, 2020  Good afternoon members,  A week ago today, Premier Higgs declared a State of Emergency in New Brunswick and it’s been a big challenge for all of us adjusting to new ways to work and live. Since then, the...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 25 March 2020

March 25, 2020  Good afternoon members,  We have been sending our daily updates via our member database ‘Chamber Master’ as well as via our Eblast system to our larger list of contacts - in fact, many are receiving both. If...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 24 March 2020

March 24, 2020  Good afternoon members,  The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is launching and populating a new resource on our website - a directory of businesses in the Fredericton are that are Open, Operational and/or Offering...

Government Offices Contact Information

COVID-19 RESOURCE CONTACTS          ADDITIONAL INFO Tele-Care 8-1-1 Note: Before calling 811 use this self-assessment tool. Business Navigator Line 1-833-799-7966 Email Website   An interpretative guideline to provide clarification...

COVID-19 Daily Update: 23 March 2020

March 23, 2020  Good afternoon,  As we enter our second week of mass disruption to our businesses and lives as a result of COVID-19, I want to remind you to take care of your mental health and access available resources if you are...

COVID-19 Update: 20 March 2020

March 20, 2020  Good afternoon,  As one of the most incredibly stressful and volatile weeks of our lives nears an end, I want to express my heartfelt and ongoing concern for you, your staff, and your organizations. Team Chamber is committee during this...

Questions About Opening/Closing During the State of Emergency

Good morning,   As I’m sure you aware, yesterday Premier Higgs declared a state of emergency in New Brunswick, which requires some types of businesses to close and others to take further action to protect the health of employees and the...

COVID-19 Update: 19 March 2020 (pm)

March 19, 2020 - 4:00 pm  Good afternoon members,  At today’s news conference, Premier Blaine Higgs declared a State of Emergency in New Brunswick. All retail and public-facing businesses have been...

COVID-19 Update: 18 March 2020

Good afternoon members,  In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 crisis, I will be providing regular (at least daily) updates on our website and via direct email.    Earlier...

Commentary: Business Travelers Depend on Flexible Travel Options

Commentary: Business Travelers Depend on Flexible Travel Options

Krista Ross, CEO Fredericton Chamber of Commerce  John Wishart, CEO The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton  David Duplisea, CEO The Chamber, Saint John Region  The world is currently experiencing never-before-seen reductions in...

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