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Chamber Networking event at NSCC

Join the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce for a Networking event at NSCC Lunenburg Campus on October 18 2018 from 5PM-7PM in Room 112 and 112A. This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other Chamber members and as well take in a tour of the NSCC Lunenburg campus.

This event is connected to the Open House taking place on October 18th at the Campus. Get ready to explore the campuses, meet with faculty and learn more about NSCC. They will be opening their doors for a day of exploration, learning and community celebration across the province.

At Open House, you can:

• Learn about NSCC's 130+ career-oriented programs, online learning and continuing education opportunities
• Go on campus tours
• Watch student and faculty demonstrations and participate in interactive activities
• Network with alumni, business partners and community members
• Get information by meeting with our recruitment, admissions, and student services teams

Light Refreshments will be served at the evening Networking event. Hope to see you there

Chamber Chat October 05 2018

Stewart Franck with Workplace Performance Management joined us this morning to take part in our Chamber Chat



Halloween Storefront Contest

Its almost October and its time to launch our Chamber Halloween Storefront Contest and its easy to take part.

All you have to do is decorate your storefront and take a photo of your prized work of art and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our panel of spooky judges will decide the best entry and the winner will appear in the South Shore Breaker and be presented a very cool plaque.

Check out the poster and start decorating!

Halloween Storefront Poster

Chamber Chat with Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre

Donna Fancy from The Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre joined us to talk about the many exciting services they have to offer to support emerging businesses



Chamber Chat with Antares Computers

During our August 03 2018 Board Meeting, Berhold Halm of Antares Computers took advantage of our Chamber Chat to talk about his business. Click on the link to hear his story.





Effective immediately the Chamber email has changed. Please update your records to reflect the new email address

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We would like to inform the Membership that effective immediately all mail being sent to the Bridgewater Area Chamber of Commerce should be directed to:

Bridgewater Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 373 Station Main
Bridgewater NS B4V 2W9

If you are in the process of completing your membership renewal, please take notice of this address change.

If you have any questions please contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-543-4263.

BACC Board 2018-2019

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From Left - Right
Sherry Spidle (Bookeeper); Joel Holland (Director); Debra Porter (Director); Andrew Mutch (Director); Melissa Prime (Director); Reid Whynot (MODL-Director);Bill McInnis (TOB Director); Emily MacKay (Secretary/Treasurer); Jim Brown (President); Brooke Nodding (Director); Shawn Patterson (Director); Blair Lipsett (Vice President); Lee Wallet (Director); Jeff Langille (Director)

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..

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