In line with our commitment to transparency and inclusivity, we invite all interested members to participate in the nomination process for the Board of Trade. The nomination committee, to be chaired by Karen Enright (past President), plays a crucial role in selecting candidates who will lead our organization towards continued success. If you are passionate about shaping the future of our business community and would like to be considered for the nomination committee, we kindly request that you inform the DABT of your interest as soon as possible prior to the AGM scheduled October 19, 2023 @ 5:30pm.
Vendor Spotlight: Digby & Area Board of Trade
Digby and Area Board of Trade celebrates its 125th year serving the business interests and aspirations of one of Nova Scotia’s most storied and successful seaports. Digby is positioned on the periphery of one of North America’s most sustainable and lucrative fisheries, which is and has been the main industry over the years. Lobster, scallop and groundfish are the foremost species fished at this time. Other important industries in the area include forestry, farming, fur, and tourism.
With major multimillion dollar port facility improvements, Digby is building its name as Nova Scotia’s Fundy Port, and the Digby and Area Board of Trade has most recently been at the forefront in support of private businesses, local entrepreneurs and all levels of government in pursuit of development of renewable energy initiatives. This has been especially rewarding as we witness the increased global interest in our area from proponents with renewable tidal energy proposals
We are happy to announce that our Digby Visitor Information Centre new location will open this Friday at 237 Shore Road. Our staff will be serving visitors 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm. We are encouraging all local businesses to take advantage of the Free Advertisement placement on the big screen monitor at the VIC; for more information email email@example.com
Digby & Area Board of Trade is updating our local business directory. Basic business name with address and phone number is FREE!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you are not left out!
Grow your business and attract more customers at no charge by joining our Umbrella Sharing Club! If you are a business in the Town of Digby you need to take advantage of this program. Contact us for more information:
By Dan White, Treasurer, and Advocacy Chair
There are many advantages to becoming a member of the Digby Board of Trade. Besides the following benefits, stay tuned for more good things to come!
By Dan White, Chair of the Advocacy Committee, Digby Area Board of Trade.
The Digby Area Board of Trade (DABT) is taking on a number of focused initiatives, especially community building. Community is everything; without all of us working together to enrich our lives, we just stagnate. In unity, there is strength, and together we stand and work for the betterment of us all.
DABT is stepping up to take a bigger role in our community, and you will see a lot more activity from your board of trade. That starts with the board advocating for things that improve our community and help to solve challenges.
Our community has a lot of newcomers, and they usually want to fit in and contribute to the community. They want to share their pride in picking the best darn area in Nova Scotia to live and work.
People from far away, or as they are sometimes called "Blowins," either embrace what makes them a true Blue Noser, or they just don’t fit in and move away.
My own experience is that by reaching out and being nice, there is no place on earth more welcoming than Nova Scotians. BUT... you have to initiate this yourself. Don't wait for your neighbors to reach out to you. Some will, some won't, but everyone is nice when you reach out. If you reach out to say "How can I help?" you will find that helping is greatly appreciated. It is called being a volunteer community builder.
Just as you could join DABT, where we need members and volunteers to accomplish our goals. We have positions to fill on our Board of Trade, and if you would like to join us, let us know. We will be delighted to discuss the opportunities.
Together we can make a big difference. Digby's community needs many volunteers for many things. If you have the skills and know-how, then step up, and you will be welcomed with open arms.
Community plays a crucial role in any community, as it creates a sense of belonging and togetherness among the residents. From the smallest to the largest communities, everyone relies on the power of social connections to thrive and develop.
Let’s discuss why community is important in Digby, NS, and how it benefits the residents.
Firstly, community promotes a sense of identity and belonging. Residents of Digby often identify with their community and are proud of its unique features. By having a strong community, residents can share and celebrate their local heritage and traditions, creating a sense of pride in their community's identity.
This sense of belonging fosters a stronger sense of community, and residents are more likely to work together to make their community a better place.
Secondly, the community encourages social connections and networking. In Digby, residents are more likely to interact and connect with each other when they share a common bond or interest.
The community acts as a hub where residents can come together, socialize, and meet new people. DABT is going to play an even bigger role in community events and activities, where businesses and residents can develop meaningful relationships, whether it be with neighbors or business owners, and support each other in various ways.
Thirdly, community enhances quality of life. A strong community can provide essential resources and services that are beneficial to residents' well-being. For instance, community-based initiatives can provide increased access to healthcare, education, and support services. Additionally, a strong community can contribute to a better environment, improved infrastructure, and enhanced safety and security, all of which improve residents' quality of life.
Fourthly, the community creates opportunities for collaboration and cooperation. In Digby, a strong community promotes collaboration and cooperation among individuals, businesses, and organizations. By working together, community members can achieve collective goals that benefit the community as a whole. Such initiatives can include community beautification, infrastructure development, or economic growth.
The community's collaborative efforts are instrumental in achieving positive outcomes that enhance the overall quality of life for residents.
Finally, the community is essential for social and economic development. The economic growth of a community is closely tied to its social development. A strong community is more likely to attract businesses, investors, and visitors. In turn, this creates more job opportunities, enhances the local economy, and promotes growth and development.
In conclusion, the community is vital in Digby, Nova Scotia, as it provides a sense of belonging, encourages social connections and networking, enhances the quality of life, creates opportunities for collaboration and cooperation, and is essential for social and economic development. A strong community that values its residents and promotes their well-being will ultimately foster a thriving and prosperous community.
In summary, by joining the Digby Area Board of Trade, either as a member or a part of the executive Board of Directors, you can have a positive impact on your community. We, at the Board, are committed to doing our part and more.
PSAC Announces Strike: What You Need to Know About the Impact on Government Services | L'AFPC annonce une grève : Ce qu'il faut savoir sur l'impact sur les services gouvernementaux
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is a union that represents more than 155,000 federal government employees across Canada. The union has announced a strike due to unresolved contract negotiations with the federal government.
Here is what we know at this time:
Canada Revenue Agency
Approximately 39,000 workers at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are on strike. While there are no plans to extend tax filing deadlines, CRA will continue to accept all tax returns. Some programs such as the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will continue to operate as well without interruption.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
There is expected to be significant delays for processing applications, in-person appointments and citizenship ceremonies, passport services and contacting the department. This could be impactful on the labour market as businesses are already facing labour shortages across Atlantic Canada
Supply Chains and the Border
Border services are expected to be maintained for the time being as the majority of Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) workers will not be going on strike. CBSA expects that there will not be any interruptions. Supply chains may experience interruptions in some specific sectors, such as agriculture. There is a potential that food security may be impacted by the strike.
Passport services are currently considered non-essential, resulting in a suspension of application processing and renewal services. Exceptions are made for individuals facing emergency or humanitarian circumstances.
For more information on services potentially impacted by the strike, click here (CTV News information).
Our board of trade is committed to supporting local small businesses. The Digby Area Board of Trade has an official number for members or potential members to reach the board directly to answer any questions or concerns. We strive to be a valuable resource for our members and a trusted partner in the local business community.
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