It is nice to see the days getting a little longer and it will be nice to get an extra hour of daylight now!

It is the time of year to take part in training sessions and events to work on your own Professional Development while networking with other like minded business owners and employees. We are partnering with some great organizations and individuals to offer some great sessions over the next few months! We hope to see you out at one of the sessions or events planned over the next couple of months!

Upcoming KACC Sessions/Events:
More info and registration links below
Fri, March 17th - 9:00am-12:00pm Workplace PEI Session sponsored by PEI Mutual - "Improving Time Management" -(Town Hall Boardroom)
Tue, March 21st - 9:00am "Coffee chat" with Mayor Rowan Caseley, Town of Kensington - (C&B Corner Cafe)
Tue, March 21st - 4pm-6pm Prince County Chamber mixer at the new Microtel in Summerside
Wed, March 22nd - 7:00pm Provincial Election Debate for District 20 Candidates - Murray Christian Centre, Kensington
Fri, March 24th - 9:00am-12:00pm Workplace PEI Session sponsored by PEI Mutual - "Learning to be Adaptable" - (Town Hall Boardroom)
Wed, March 29th - 12:00 -1:00 - Virtual webinar with JW Media - "Maximize your Marketing" 
Thur, April 13th - 7:00pm President's Casino Night sponsored by the Town of Kensington - New London Community Complex
Tue, April 25th - Diversity Equity and Inclusion Session with Evelyn Bradley - Bradley Consulting sponsored by Cavendish Farms- (C&B Corner Cafe)
Wed, May 10th - Information Session on Wills & Estate planning - Iain McCarvill with Key Murray Law

Julie Corbett
Executive Director

Please follow our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!
It's official. Last Monday evening, Premier Dennis King called an early provincial election. Islanders will head to the polls Monday, April 3. 
With an election now underway, our Chamber is planning its a Debate for the Candidates in this area, District 20.
The Kensington & Area Chamber is excited to be able to partner with Workplace Learning PEI who is offering some great workplace skills sessions in March!
Attend one or all three sessions.
These are free sessions open to everyone but please register by emailing Jacob at to reserve your spot!
The Kensington & Area Chamber is pleased to offer a coffee chat with
 Mayor Caseley!
It will be held at C&B Corner Cafe at 9:00am on March 21st.
This is a free event including a coffee and other fabulous items will be available for purchase! Please RSVP by emailing Julie at or online since there is limited seating.
Register here!
We had so much fun last year at our first Casino Night that we are going to have another one! We are also celebrating President, Tessa Roberts and the KACC Board of Directors for this year! Tickets are $40 (including taxes), there will be munchies, prizes and lots of fun! New London Community Complex on Thur, April 13th at 7:00pm.
Thank you to the Title Sponsor, Town of Kensington for supporting this event!
You can contact Julie at for tickets or purchase them online!
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This is a new section in the newsletter that employers can recognize one of their employees! Please send a write up and a few pictures along to
GetintheLoop is currently in the process of locating the best and most unique businesses on PEI in an effort to support and showcase their creative products and services across our "Travel Loop". I would love to learn more about your business, and I would like to know if you would be open to an introduction to GetintheLoop and how we can support your local initiatives.  

Seasonal Business would benefit from this opportunity especially. The category "Loop" provides added value and extends your reach province-wide for consumers looking for summer excursions, activities, golf courses, concerts/events and getaways.

For more information, click here!
The Business Navigator is a free Provincial Government service that helps guide business owners and entrepreneurs through the various provincial regulations associated with starting, owning, operating and growing a business.  The Business Navigator can assist in the following ways:
 •      Provide information on how to register a business in Prince Edward Island
•      Identify Provincial permits, licenses and inspections that are required to operate a business 
•      Suggest resources to assist, support and grow your business 
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Phone: 1-833-335-0536
Join PEIBW to learn how you can do business with the federal government, including finding out if the government buys your goods or service, understanding the contracting process, registering in supplier databases, building networks, searching for opportunities, bidding on projects, and more.
Nadia will be onsite at PEIBWA's Rural Women's Business Centre in Central Bedeque, and virtual attendance is also available. No fee to attend, but advance registration is required.
Location: Rural Women's Business Centre (Central Bedeque) or Online
Date: Mar. 21st
Time: 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Provincial Government Updates

Applications for the Rural Enhancement Employment Program (REEP), previously known as the Rural Jobs Initiatives, open April 1. This program, offered by the Employment Development Agency, offers support with one position for a business annually and up to two positions in a three-year period.
The funding available includes:
Non-profit and Municipality Organizations: up to 75% of a position up to a rate of $18.00/hour (inclusive of vacation pay) for up to 20 weeks based upon funding of a 40-hour week. 
Private Sector Businesses: up to 50% of a position up to a rate of $18.00/hour (inclusive of vacation pay) for up to 20 weeks based upon funding of a 40-hour week. 
To learn more about this program or how to apply, click here

The Council of Atlantic Premiers has announced plans to create a new Atlantic Registry for physicians and surgeons, looking to make it easier for physicians to practice throughout the four provinces by reducing the red tape and paperwork that comes with working in provinces other than where they have a medical license. The Atlantic premiers anticipate this registry will be in place by May 1.
The Government of PEI is increasing the financial recruitment incentives for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives and adding a new financial incentive for licensed practical nurses
The Recruitment Incentives include:
An increase from $5,000 to $8,000 for recently graduated and experienced registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives
An increase from $15,000 to $18,000 for experienced nurse practitioners and midwives
$5,000 for recently graduated and experienced licensed practical nurses
For more information on nurses recruitment incentives, click here
Three Rural Island Chambers are promoting group trips to beautiful Ireland, one for the Fall of 2023 and one for the Spring of 2024!
Click on the images below to learn more about each trip option. These trips are open to chamber members and non-members!
If you have an interest in travelling to Ireland, now is your chance to learn more! An information webinar will be taking place Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00am.
Join this link to sign up !
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Red Clay Hills Property Management and Wedding Events
Amanda & Alex established Red Clay Hills Property Management & Wedding Events in 2021. While planning their own dream wedding, they made the decision to not only join together as husband and wife but to also join together as business partners.
Property Management & Event Planning is their passion and taking your ideas and transforming and creating outcomes to surpass your wishes is their goal. When choosing them as your property management choice for your summer rental, residence or your commercial business, you will receive the best care and dedication from them.

Weddings, bridal showers, proms, birthday parties to corporate events or just a simple picnic for a date, they got you covered.
They offer so many beautiful options, check out their website and galleries to experience some of the events from their first year and our rave reviews.
Sisters Cleaning
Sisters Cleaning has been operating for 8 years and is professional, trustworthy and hard working! Amanda has been cleaning for 25 years for commercial, residential and summer rentals. They operate year-round and include all supplies. The area that they cover is Kensington, Summerside and the North shore.
They have security clearance and will give free consultations.
“Relax and we will do the work”
Top Dog Manufacturers
Made in Canada, Top Dog manufacturers durable, reusable protective apparel using an industry exclusive polyurethane ether-based product. Top Dog offers the widest range of durable, safe, protective apparel.
Our team prides itself on the highest level of customer service in the market, with fast order fulfilment and no COVID-related interruptions. Our products last longer, are food safe, colour coded, and have enhanced anti-microbial properties. Operating since 2002, we invite you to experience the Top Dog difference!
Workplace Learning PEI
We Help Workers and Employers Achieve Success by Providing Transformative Workplace Training and Skills Development.
At Workplace Learning PEI, we understand that well-trained employees are the key to business success and that many job-seekers need help building skills and getting the training they need to succeed.
Our programs and services are designed to help you reach your most ambitious goals, whether you’re an employer, underemployed worker, or job-seeker.
GetintheLoop is a digital shop-local community that makes it easy to explore businesses, discover offers, redeem rewards and support local - all from your phone! Our platform is easy to use, letting businesses cover all angles of their digital marketing without being or needing an expert. Our business Partners use GetintheLoop to successfully attract new visitors, build customer loyalty, boost sales, measure success, and drive home value. We are here to support Local Business.

Jodi Bernard - Century 21
There’s no doubt about it; choosing to buy or sell your home could be one of the most significant financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. While the process can often seem overwhelming and stressful, it’s essential to partner with a real estate professional you can trust.
Jodi launched her career in 2018 and has quickly built a reputation as a dedicated realtor who prides herself on integrity, sincerity and diplomacy throughout every engagement. Her commitment to success and exceeding her clients’ expectations has seen Jodi consistently deliver outstanding results, whether that’s helping her buyers secure a starter home, bolster their investment portfolio or purchase a second property.
Looking to partner with an experienced and dedicated agent with the skills to make your next move a success? Contact Jodi Bernard today.
Krislyn Cartage & Yard Works
Based in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, we provide the use of our truck and trailers to help move your goods and equipment when you need the methods to do so..
We promote planting trees and provide trees to plant to help combat some of the environmental damage we as a society have caused.
We also are independent reps for JR Watkins and their traditional products.