Message from Executive Director

It's been a tough start to the 2022 year with Covid Restrictions and seeing an all time high in cases right now. We have to be hopeful that those numbers will soon be coming down and that the local economy will be able to see the benefits of the restrictions being lifted. There is a lot of turmoil and uncertainty going on in the world at the moment and we are thankful that we live in a place that we do not feel threatened and feel safe, even though we are seeing the effects from what is going on in many areas, especially the rise in fuel prices.

The Kensington & Area Chamber will continue to keep you up to date on any funding options that may be beneficial to you during these challenging times. We are also looking forward to having some more in person events. We plan to have a morning coffee mixer most months in various locations in the area and the details for the President's Dinner are being worked out for Mid-May.

Looking forward to working with the current and new Board Members on our goals and ideas for the upcoming year. If you would like to become involved in some way, please reach out to see what options there are.

The Chamber will be looking to hire a youth (between ages 15-30) for the summer months, details to come soon!

Spring is just around the corner with fresh starts and new beginnings. Wishing you all a positive and prosperous Spring!

Julie Corbett
We were happy to be able to hold a morning coffee mixer on Tue, March 8th. Thank you to C&B Corner Cafe for hosting and to Julie Ann Gauthier for sharing some inspiration with the group. To learn more about Julie Ann and what she can do to help you with becoming a high achiever and creating a life that you love!

More info to come on the next morning mixer - Tentative date is Mon, April 11th at Willow Bakery
Message from the Mayor
Did You Know! At the Town Council meeting held on February 14, 2022, Town Council adopted a motion to declare free registration for all dogs with the Town of Kensington. The fee used to be $8 per dog. Anyone who has already registered their dog(s) in 2022 will be receiving a refund cheque in the near future by mail. Town bylaws require all dogs to be registered. If the registration fee has been a deterrent, then we would encourage you to please register your dog(s). If a dog is found wondering around town and it has a Town of Kensington dog tag, then you can be assured the dog will be returned to the owner easily and not end up being taken to the humane society where they try to find the owner. We all know that no one intends to lose their dog but we also all know that accidents can happen and dogs can be get out. If you value your dog, we encourage you to register it.
Rowan Caseley – Mayor
We want to acknowledge the devastating events in Ukraine. Canada is home to more than 1 million Ukrainians and the third largest population of Ukrainians outside of Ukraine and Russia. We recognize that many of you have roots and ties to the people of Ukraine.

The Canadian Chamber’s ‘How businesses and Canadians can help Ukraine’ webpage includes links to the specific areas of greatest need that outline meaningful ways to assist and make donations. The page also includes key information from Global Affairs Canada related to trade sanctions, as well as information on ways that businesses can support humanitarian efforts. This page will be updated as the situation develops.
Exciting opportunity!
Volunteers required for the Volunteer Centre in Charlottetown starting as soon as the end of March!
The 2023 Canada Winter Games is looking for Volunteer Centre Ambassadors for the Volunteer Centre located in Charlottetown! There will be volunteer shifts to fill starting as soon as March 31st!
The Volunteer Centre Ambassadors will help execute the processes needed to recruit, screen, select, schedule, and uniform 5,000 Games-time volunteers. This volunteer role is front-facing to the public and involves a wide range of tasks including monitoring and responding to in-person, email and phone inquiries, assisting guests with volunteer registration, merchandise sales, data entry, inventory support, and other administrative duties.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are to submit a resume and their availability via email to with “Volunteer Centre Ambassador” as the subject line. We thank all who apply and will contact shortlisted applicants.
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Navigate Food Safety Solutions Inc. - a consulting company from Montague, represents the unique blend of expertise, industry connections, and innovative solutions. Navigate Food Safety Solutions works with food manufacturing companies, particularly in the area of certification in Global Food Safety Standards benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Navigate has created three lines of products: onsite consulting & training, online trainings and a hybrid of the two. All products work in concert and complement each other. We use customer experience to create training content and use trainings to educate our customers online. Moving in multiple directions is our unique way to develop valuable content and better solve our customers’ challenges.
Our Vision Statement - People are the core of the food industry and our goal is to navigate them through complicated food safety processes, to improve the everyday practice within food safety, to reduce the complexity of quality management processes and to set people up for success.
Please visit Online Trainings page on our website to see our offerings. You also can watch our free trainings on YouTube
Navigate successfully worked and continue to work with food and beverage manufacturers from PEI, such as Larkin Brothers, PEI Handpie Company, Upstreet Brewery and many others to help them to reach a new level in their businesses.
Navigate has been recognized as a third party trainer in Labour Market Development project with Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce. We started working with Western Prince Chamber on the same project. Food and Beverage Atlantic offers our Foundation in Food Safety Masterclass for its members. If you feel that you could benefit from these trainings, contact them at or (902) 361 2288

New Member Benefit - Elavon Merchant Service Discount
Click on image below for more info on how your business can
save money on your merchant services!
Member 4 Member Benefit Highlight
Pineau's Fuels is offering a 4 cent/litre discount for KACC Chamber members and
same or next day delivery if calling before noon.

KACC Members offering benefits to fellow KACC members.
Please let us know if you would like to offer a promotion to fellow members this year!

Congratulations Margaret !

Teacher, founder, entrepreneur, governor, advocate—a few of the reasons why Margaret Magner
(CEO at PEI Business Women's Association) is one of Atlantic Canada’s 2022 
25MostPowerful Women in Business.

Full list of winners: Click Here
The Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to create a partnership with Farm & Food Care PEI!
At Farm & Food Care PEI, they believe in bringing Islanders together to learn about food and celebrate our local farmers. We develop and host activities that promote PEI’s food system.
They have currently released information on the Food & Farming Champion Award. At Farm & Food Care PEI we believe in bringing Islanders together to learn about food and celebrate our local farmers. We develop and host activities that promote PEI’s food system. For more info check out
Marsha E. Weeks MC51 - PEI Marriage Commissioner/Wedding Officiant
Marsha believes that every wedding ceremony should be unique, personal and a perfect reflection of you as a couple. Whether you prefer something “short and sweet” or more complex, she will work with you to make sure that your dream PEI wedding ceremony comes true! PEI is the perfect backdrop for your special day! For more information check out Marsha's website!
Marsha E. Weeks - PEI REALTOR® EXIT Realty PEI
Marsha’s professionalism and hard working approach to life, her proud PEI roots, and sincere love of helping people, is the perfect trifecta to help you make the transition to home ownership, relocation to or from PEI, or locate that perfect recreational, micro-farm, farm or income property.
Reach out to Marsha for any real estate needs. She would be happy to start the buying or selling process with you!
SMARdi Marketing Inc.
Owned and operated by PEI native, Jennifer Waugh, SMARdi Marketing is a small digital marketing agency who is passionate about helping local businesses not only see results from their digital marketing efforts but gain confidence and clarity. Wouldn't it be nice to know what you can afford to spend in your online advertising? What about knowing which offers are best suited to generate loyal, long-term customers that don't nickel and dime you?

Jenn helps local businesses who are serious about seeing a return on their digital marketing, create and set up their offers, ads, automated sales processes and more.

With a goal to help local businesses get set up with what they need to see a real return, Jenn has helped many businesses save more time and money with customized strategies that not online make sense but WORK!

SMARdi Marketing was also the recipient of the 2019 KACC New Business of Excellence Award!
Find more information on our website: