The countdown is on till Christmas!!

We had a great turnout and a successful Business Awards Gala & Christmas Social at the beautiful Clinton Hills! It was a great evening to celebrate each other's accomplishments over the past year. Congratulations to all who were nominated and who won in each of the categories.

KACC Member renewals will be coming up in January for the 2023 year. We value your support and involvement and look forward to a new year with you all! If you know of a business that might be interested and could benefit by being part of the Chamber, please ask them to contact myself or a KACC Board Member. As a thank you for your referral, if the business signs up, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the President's event in the Spring!

Upcoming KACC Sessions/Events:
Thur, Dec 15th - 10:00am Conversation with Hon. Matthew MacKay at Hello Kitchen Restaurant (more info below)
Wed, Jan 11th - 9:00am CRA Virtual Session - To help small businesses with Tax related questions Register Here
Wed, Jan 25th - 10:00am - Basics about RRSP with Candace Champion, advisor with Credential Financial Register Here

Be sure to take some time this Holiday Season to reflect on the year that you have had. There has been so new hurdles and challenges over the past few years and you should be proud of all you have accomplished! Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful Holiday Season with loved ones and a Happy New Year!

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!
This Thursday, December 15th at 10:00am- please join us at Hello Kitchen Restaurant for a conversation with Hon. Matthew MacKay, Minister of Social Development and Housing. Please submit questions by tomorrow at noon if you would like specific ones asked. The Hello Kitchen Restaurant opens at 11:00am if you haven't tried it yet, it would be a good time to plan to stay afterwards and try it out! There is no cost but if you could please register here for the event.
Any business location in Kensington & Area that emails or posts a picture to show how they are celebrating the Torch Relay coming through and tag @ktownchamber, will be entered to win a 2023 Canada Winter Games prize pack!
For more info on the torch relay, join these groups for more info!
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
If you are not in this directory and would like to be, please reach out to me and I will send your info along!
Starting in January, we are excited to offer three FREE programs to help PEI women entrepreneurs at different stages boost their skills and confidence to take their businesses to the next level.

Which one will YOU apply for?
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!
Central Development Corporation’s new Business Builder Program
This is an 8 week course that discusses the various aspects of entrepreneurship, gives realistic timelines and work-life balance expectations, aids in identifying funding options and the creation of not only a business plan, but marketing plans, business models and strategic business outline.  There will be a cost of $200 for this course, and this would include approximately 20 hours of workshop instruction time as well as up to 10 hours of one-on-one instruction, support, guidance, research and referral to the funding option best suited to each individual business. 
Course registration begins January 1st-Feb 1 with the course beginning Feb 8th

For more info on this program, click here!
SURVEY: PEI Tourism Service Delivery Model Modernization Project
Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) 2022 – 2023 tourism industry strategy, Charting the Course for Tourism in PEI for the Next Two Years, was launched on March 4, 2022. The Strategy identified the need for a review and modernization of PEI’s tourism service delivery model to ensure it meets the current and future needs of the Island’s tourism industry (identified as Initiative 16 within the Strategy). A joint industry and government Strategy Implementation Committee has been established to oversee and guide implementation.

As a tourism stakeholder in PEI, we invite you to share your perspective in a brief online survey, and to share within your local economic development and tourism networks and clients. The survey will take 10 – 12 minutes to complete. Responses will be analyzed in aggregate and be kept strictly confidential. No personal information will be made public.
Your participation is important as it will help inform tourism policy and investment decisions.
Please be assured that this is a legitimate research study being conducted by Twenty31 Consulting, on behalf of the tourism industry on PEI.
Tourism Digitization & Readiness Fund (TDR)
 A new Tourism Digitization & Readiness Fund (TDR) has been established by the Central Development Corporation to support Tourism SMEs on Prince Edward Island to accelerate the adoption of digital technology.
The Fund will help tourism operators modernize and enhance their operations and tourism products in order to improve the visitor and employee experience. The Fund is now open to for-profit tourism businesses which cater mainly to visitors to Prince Edward Island. Approved applicants are eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 for up to 50% of eligible project costs.    

Applications will be accepted starting November 22, 2022. Projects must be completed by February 28, 2023 without exception. 
For further information on the TDR Fund, please contact Barb Weeks, Executive Director of CDC at:
Three Rural Island Chambers are promoting group trips to beautiful Ireland, one for the Fall of 2023 and one for the Spring of 2024!
INTEREST FREE UPLIFT promotion available between
December 4, 2022 and January 4, 2023.
Click on the images below to learn more about each trip option.
We love to share our Member's news! Please send your news or job postings along to
Capital 'T' Electric, an electrical business owned by Jeff Thompson based out of Kensington. Capital T focuses on residential and commercial clients. New homes and renovations are their specialty. Capital "T" Electric offers affordable rates and quick service.
Contact Jeff at or by calling 902-213-0333

Check out their Facebook page for their hours and daily specials!
The KACC Member of the week this week is Craig Savill - Advisor, Sun Life Craig will work closely with you to fully understand your specific situation and goals. Based on your needs, Craig will help you make informed financial choices to build your savings and protect what you save against unexpected events and to prepare financially for the future.

Craig is also a 4-time World Curling Champion! He will be playing to represent PEI at the Brier and is the Head Coach of the Czech Republic Men’s Curling (just qualified for the World Curling Championships in Ottawa).

Check out his website for more info!
Hearth and Ember Home Heating is a locally owned and operated company, which has been serving Prince Edward Island for over 20 years. Over those years they have established a strong reputation for quality products and excellent customer service.
Their showroom is one of the best and most comprehensive on PEI. They currently have many working displays and they will aspire to give you a well informed, comfortable shopping experience.
They are a major supplier of propane, wood, and electric fireplaces and stoves from some of the industries top manufacturers.
Hearth & Ember Home Heating helps homeowners throughout PEI move up to more heat and performance with modern factory-built products. They offer professional installation, and they are happy to work with you to determine the best model and value for your home and budget.

Home Renovations, Roofing, New Building Construction. Interior i.e Kitchens, Bathrooms, Windows, Doors, and Siding. Call 902-439-1124
Find more information on our website: