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Gow’s Home Hardware and Gow’s Home Furniture Stores Combine Forces


Gow’s Home Hardware and Gow’s Home Furniture Stores Combine Forces

Bridgewater, NS, June 6, 2018 – Gow’s Home Hardware and Gow’s Home Furniture are proud to announce that they will be joining forces to serve the community of Bridgewater and surrounding areas in a new location, opening in Spring 2019.

The new location of 50,000 plus square feet will provide an expanded product assortment and will be operated by Dealer-Owners Amanda Fancy and Julie Gow. Both Dealers bring a wealth of knowledge in home improvement and furniture retailing.

Gow’s Home Hardware is an award-winning store and one of the oldest hardware businesses in Canada. The store holds the distinction of Home Hardware’s 2017 Store of the Year as well as Hardline’s 2017 Best Hardware Store in Canada award. Gow’s Home Furniture has been an integral part of the community for decades and features a furniture showroom, appliances, in-home service and delivery.

“We are thrilled to bring the Gow's family back together under one roof, by having Julie and her team join us,” said Amanda Fancy, Dealer-Owner, Gow’s Home Hardware. “We will continue to adhere to the core values that made us successful in the first place. As two of the oldest businesses in Bridgewater, we will continue the Gow’s legacy, and write the next chapter.”

Gow’s Home Hardware has access to over 55,000 quality brand name and private label product. The store is to be located at a new facility on the corner of Dominion Street and High Street.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.


For more information please contact:
Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
519-664-2252 ext. 6676 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
519-664-4612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Senior Safety Program Update

David Walker delivered an update on the Senior Safety Program in Lunenburg County at our last Chamber Board meeting. Please access that presentation with this link



Health and Safety Seminar

May 6-12 is recognized as North America Occupational Safety and Health Week.

The Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the CSSE Western NS Chapter to host a safety presentation on May 9 2018.

Representatives from the CSSE, Workers Compensation Board, Provincial Department of Labour and the Fisheries Safety Association of NS delivered information that is vital to the well being of businesses of any size.

The Small Business Safety Toolkit is available online at https://wcb.ns.ca/toolkit.aspx


Left to right :

Stewart Franck(CSSE), David Welsh(DOLAE), Amanda Dedrick (Fisheries Safety Assoc of NS) and Jennifer Clarke (WCB)


Chamber Chat Debra Porter and the upcoming Home Show



Chamber Mandate Press Release




In a recent letter to the Chamber Membership President, Bob Richards, announced that the Board of Directors have supported the formation and implementation of a membership polling process called, the Chamber Mandate.

Richards goes on to say, “The Chamber Mandate will be used to poll our Chamber Membership on various topics affecting the business community. It will assist the Board in formulating more informed positions and policies, which will reflect our Membership as a whole”.

“The Chamber has long been recognized as the voice of the business community in Bridgewater and Area. There have always been questions or concerns as to how accurate that voice truly represents our Membership. The Chamber Mandate will assist in making sure your voices are heard and accurately represented”.

The Chamber’s goal is to engage Members in ways that will inspire a progressive business climate and contribute to the steady economic growth of the South Shore. Members will contribute to the prosperity of the community as a whole through initiatives and events targeted to the business goals in the area.

Chamber Mandate emails will be sent out to the Membership asking for their input for topics of discussion, events and training opportunities, along with a chance for businesses to have their say on a wide range of things that have an impact on the business community. “It’s your Chamber, so have your say!”

If you would like more information on the new Chamber Mandate initiative, please contact the Chamber office at 902-543-4263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apr 6 2018
Contact information:
Bob Richards
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2018 Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce AGM

The President and Board of Directors cordially invite you to attend the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

June 28 2018 7:30am registration followed by breakfast served at 8am

Osprey Ridge Golf Course 492 Harold Whynot Road

Please RSVP no later than June 22 2018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keynote Speaker Don Bureaux President of NSCC

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J Goucher Insurance Service is the proud sponsor of the Annual General Meeting

Chamber Chat March 02 2018

Thanks to Mark Nodding, Operations Manager of the The Nodding Group for joining us this morning to chat about their company and the diversity of it along with a few upcoming additions



Make Way at NSCC presentation


Please check out the video of Craig Collins presentation to the Board of Directors of the Chamber

Board Meeting Presentations December 2017

We have included a link to the two presentations made at our December 2017 Boar Meeting. Judy Koster, owner of Arbys speaks during the Chamber Chat session about the exciting chnages to her business over the last year. The second presentation is Acting Police Chief Scott Feener talking about the opioid epedemic in our area



2017 Readers Choice Awards

The 2017 South Shore Breakers Readers Choice Awards is open for voting. Check out this link and vote for te best of the best here on the South Shore



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