The Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce Weekly News Capsule aims to highlight the past week's important announcements within the business community. This may include news articles, member announcements, upcoming events, opportunities, financial support, and much more.
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Introducing:The Chambers Champions for Business - Weekly Video Series! Every week, Christine Gilliland will introduce a Chamber member who has had to evolve their business in unique and innovative ways in order to continue to serve their community at this time.
Best Western Plus Saint John Hotels & Suites
This week we are highlighting Best Western Plus Saint John Hotel & Suites! Hear from General Manager Jasmine Mosher as she shares how they've been able to offer a safe and comfortable experience for their guests. It's not too late to plan your stay-cation this summer!
This week we are highlighting Chamber member, Handworks Gallery! Hear from owner Elizabeth Cook as she shares how Handworks Gallery was not only able to pivot successfully to an online model, but has since begun to get back to business at their storefront in Uptown Saint John.
YMCA of Greater Saint John
This week we are highlighting a long-standing Chamber member who has been serving their communities for 165 years. Hear from Shilow Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John, as she shares all the different initiatives going on at the YMCA and how they are ensuring their community emerges from the pandemic stronger than before!
ICS Creative Agency
This week we are highlighting ICS Creative Agency! Listen as Andrew Holmes shares how they have been able to navigate the pandemic while also helping their fellow New Brunswick businesses do the same, allowing them to position themselves for opportunities as we return to a new normal.
This week we are highlighting a long-standing Chamber member who has been doing business in Atlantic Canada for over 130 years, none other than Advocate Printing! Hear from Alan England, representative of Advocate Printing here in Saint John as he explains how they’ve had to change their operations to continue to serve their clients as well as help other businesses prepare necessary safety measures and signage before opening their doors.
Trish Manuel - PandaPay
This week we are highlighting Trish Manuel, PandaPay Business Solutions Advisor! Trish helps small and independent business keep as much profit in their business as possible. She offers personalized service for all of her clients, and her current goal is to help 100 businesses in New Brunswick and she is not going to let a pandemic get in the way of that goal!
The Boys & Girls Club of Saint John
The Boys & Girls Club of Saint John has been helping young people discover, develop and achieve their full potential for over 100 years. Recently, however, they have had to do that
in a very different way. Hear from Jess & Jill, Youth Coordinator and Program Manager at
the Club as they explain how they have adapted their programming to these challenging times.
The Zesty Lemon
When life gives you lemons... You pivot! Lisa Hovey, owner of The Zesty Lemon SJ, explains how she and her team have had to 'pivot' their business model for these crazy COVID times. The Zesty Lemon has continued to serve its customers through their online store and curbside pickup, new options that they plan to support in the future. You can support them by visiting their online store at https://www.thezestylemon.ca/s/order
Krista Wetmore - IG wealth Management
A pandemic is no reason not to get your finances in order! No one knows this better than Krista Wetmore - IG Wealth Management. She has continued to serve her clients throughout these financially stressful times to ensure they are able to position themselves as best they can as we continue to get back to the new normal.
Hemmings House Pictures
Due to the current pandemic situation, Hemmings House Pictures has transferred all their current production to animation, something that they've offered for years but has never been the main focus... Until now! Join Greg Hemmings, Founder and CEO of Hemmings House, as he showcases the latest item on Hemmings House Pictures' Storyteller menu, ‘Toonies’!
Rogue Coffee is a longstanding Chamber member that was forced to change their business model overnight. Going from serving customers directly in their shop in Uptown Saint John to an online delivery model that sees them deliver to anywhere from Saint John to KV to Grand Bay! You can support them by visiting their online store and following them on Facebook (Rogue Coffee) and Instagram (@roguecoffeesj)! https://rogue-coffee-co.myshopify.com/
Big Heart Community Activities
The Chamber is pleased to provide non-profit groups and charities in the Saint John region with this opportunity to share their fundraising event notices. Click here for a list of fundraising activities.