Message from the Executive Director

I was very fortunate to be able to travel to Ireland at the first of October, this was sponsored by Tourism Ireland, Indus Travels and Aer Lingus. Twelve Chamber Executives were able to participate in this Fam Trip of Ireland, including 3 of us from PEI. This group of people became fast friends and will be a great source of sharing resources and ideas. There were 2 travel days and 5 days that were packed with tours and stops along the Eastern side of Ireland, starting in Dublin and working our way up to spend a couple of days in Northern Ireland. We saw so many things and met so many people in 5 days and it gave us a sense of the many things to do, the history to learn and how great the Irish hospitality is. The picture to the right is me in front of Trim Castle, built in the 12th century and the location where the movie Braveheart was filmed. It was truly a lifetime experience that I am so grateful to be able to have had.

The Kensington & Area Chamber along with other Island Chambers, will be promoting group travel trips to Ireland, one trip in Fall of 2023 and one in the Spring of 2024. If you have an interest in traveling we want to help you fulfill your dreams. These trips are offered to members and non-members, it can offer an opportunity for people to travel together in small groups to great locations at an affordable price. Tour companies are selected because of the quality of their packages and all bookings are done through a local travel agent. Stay tuned on Facebook and our E-News for more details to come!

We had a great small business week full of events across the Island that was put on by various organizations. It's been such a challenging time recently so was good to get some people together.

Upcoming KACC Events:
Thur, Nov 24th - Kick off the Christmas celebrations at the KACC Business Awards Gala at Clinton Hills! More details below.

Please follow our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!

Julie Corbett
Thank you to the sponsors who have committed their support so far for the Business Awards Gala! There are still some sponsorship opportunities if you are interested, please contact Julie or a KACC Board Member!

Only a few more days to nominate a KACC Member for a business award!
Nominate a KACC Member for the Business of Excellence Awards until Nov 1st! Check out the member list and submit your nomination here!

We are looking forward to this event to kick off the Christmas season, highlight the great nominees in the area and have confirmed that Brian Cole will be the emcee for the evening!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ! Purchase online or contact Julie if you are looking for more than 8!
$50 per person or $360 for 8

Speed Networking Event at Hello Kitchen Restaurant. A great chance to get to know people and make connections. Thanks to CBDC and RDÉE for sponsoring this event!
"Power of Simple Shifts" with Ann Worth session at the beautiful St. Mary's Pavilion!
A high energy, motivational talk with some great food from Ship to Shore!
Mayor Caseley and Julie were out visiting with some Members in the area to finish off Small Business Week!
If you would like to get involved and offer a discount to existing KACC Members, please let us know and we will promote it on our website, social media and e-newsletters!
HMS Office Solutions
HMS is pleased to offer to our chamber members, the following discount:
NEW accounts – 25% off first order*
After first order/existing members: 10% savings*
*Applies to office products only. Excludes wholesale, furniture, postage and select other products. Members must notify us of their membership. Delivery is no charge!

Pineau's Fuels
Pineau's Fuels is offering a 4 cent/litre discount for KACC Chamber members and same day delivery if calling before noon.

Krislyn Cartage and Yard Works
15% off the regular hourly rate for moving and deliveries, please notify at the time of booking about your membership.
For those days that you need something moved and don't have your own truck and trailer. Tree / Yard Clean up; Tree sales.
Congratulations Chris Nicholson from Nicholson Group Inc.
Local Employee Benefits Expert Earns National Recognition
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Winnipeg, MB - Chris Nicholson was recognized as a leading representative of Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® at the program’s national conference in Winnipeg, MB, September 22nd-25th. The top 100 Chambers Plan representatives from across the country were honoured at the event for experts who met stringent qualifying criteria. Chris Nicholson, of Nicholson Group Inc. in Eastern and Western PEI, is the exclusive Plan advisor in his area. (Eastern PEI, Kensington and Summerside Chambers of Commerce)

If you a KACC member or would like to become one, you can access Group Health Insurance through Nicholson Group. Contact the Chamber or Chris for more information!
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
Love Local PEI Business Directory
The Charlottetown Chamber published an updated GCACC Business Funding Directory, providing a comprehensive list of all government funding opportunities available to business owners.
Need a spot to work or maybe you work alone and would like to see other people for a change? There is a beautiful co-working space available in Central Bedeque.
Open 9am-4pm and all are welcome!
Check out PEIBWA's Rural Women's Business Centre Facebook Page for more info
HURRY! Time is running out to become a volunteer, and we don't want you to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.

Please contact me if you would like this graphic to share within your workplace and encourage your employees to get involved!
Welcome to the Atlantic Chamber network’s Annual Atlantic Insights survey!
This will be Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive annual economic snapshot, and it will capture insight from every sector, business size, and region in the four Atlantic provinces.
The results will:
  • Identify evolving trends – and roadblocks
  • Inform our advocacy efforts
  • Brief governments on the business climate in preparation for 2023 budgets
As a bonus, you can submit your contact details at the end of the survey for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card!
The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete and closes November 14, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. AST.
KACC would like to welcome PEI Mutual Insurance Company to the Chamber!
“Islanders Protecting Islanders”
PEI Mutual Insurance Company is part of our Island community. For over 137 years, PEI Mutual has been the insurer of choice for Islanders. Locally produced policies (residential, farm, fishing boats, commercial) are competitively priced and policyholders enjoy mutual rebates whenever profits warrant. PEI Mutual is a proud partner in Island Communities.
Welcome to the KACC, new member GetintheLoop!

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.
Check out their Local Facebook Page
We are exited to welcome New London Carriage House as a new KACC Member!

Located on the crest of a wooded hill overlooking the beautiful Southwest River, The New London Carriage House offers spectacular water views and backdrops for any unique gathering. Whether small and intimate or grand in size, our property can be customized to suit your needs and host weddings, elopements, meetings, special events, musical performances and more.
We love to share our Member's news! Please send your news or job postings along to
Schurman Family Farm/Atlantic Grown Organics
Marc and Krista Schurman own and operate Schurman Family Farm. Marc and Krista and their three children grow 100% certified organic tomatoes, english cucumbers and a variety of vegetables in their 30 000 sq ft greenhouse. They take pride in growing high quality greenhouse vegetables which are sold on the farm, farm markets and other retail locations. Look for the label Atlantic Grown Organics in grocery stores.
The Halloween – Nights of Fear are back for the 22nd year! We’re super excited to welcome you to visit Dr. Jack and all of his fiends! For a spooking good time this Halloween, gather up a group of ghouls and head out to visit the Haunted Mansion – PEI’s largest, scariest haunted house! Children & the faint of heart should come during the daylight hours before our spooks come out.
Below are the remaining dates & times!
28th – Friday – 6-9pm
29th – Saturday – 2-4pm & 6-9pm
30th – Sunday – 2-4pm & 6-9pm

We recommend families with younger children or those who are easily frightened come for a lighter, friendlier version of the experience.
At night, from 6-9pm, all of the ghouls will be there, out to grasp on to your darkest fears and terrify you!
Entry is from a queue line, there are no online reservations or pre-purchased tickets available at this time.
Andrew Brown - Century 21
Andrew Brown's passion is to guide and assist his customers to find their dream home so they may continue to create amazing family memories.
If you are a buyer, Andrew is passionate about finding you exactly what you are looking for. If you are a seller, Andrew's vast network of current customers and years of sales experience will be a huge asset.
Find more information on our website: