Welcome to the new KACC Board of Directors for 2024!!
Photo Credit: Mike Smith - County Line Courier

Back Row - Kerri Bertram (Provincial Credit Union), Bonnie MacRae (Town of Kensington), Tessa Roberts - Past President (Big Dog Convenience), Kevin Cousins - Treasurer (BDO), Julie Corbett (KACC Executive Director), Megan Lambert (C&B Corner Cafe), Emily Gibson & youngest member Kyte (The Gables Resort)

Front Row - Lindsay Connolly - Vice President (Under the Spire Music Festival), Iain McCarvill - President (Key Murray Law), John Davison (The Haunted Mansion), Jacob Robar - Secretary (Workplace Learning PEI)

Missing from photo: Wade Hulbert (Scotia Wealth Management) & incoming director - Eric Brookins (Safe Drivers PEI)

Thank you for all you do for the Kensington & Area Chamber!

We had a great turnout for the AGM held on Feb 12th. The KACC Executive were sworn in by Mayor Rowan Caseley.
We would to welcome and introduce the new President of the Kensington & Area Chamber of Commerce!

Iain McCarvill grew up in Kensington and is a proud graduate of KISH, UPEI, UNB, and Harvard Law School. He is a lawyer who practices with Key Murray Law in Summerside.
Iain is the son of Shawn and Joanne McCarvill of Kensington. He lives in Summerside with his wife, Melissa, and their daughter.
An avid musician, Iain was a member of the ECMA nominated rock outfit, “The Meds”, and has performed across Canada from Victoria BC to St. John’s Nfld. He continues to perform regularly at community events and private functions, as well as with his seven-piece Motown cover band, “The Motones”.
Iain first became involved with the Chamber in 2009 when he served as the Summer Student following his UPEI graduation. He later served as the Chamber’s Marketing and Events Coordinator in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, he worked in marketing, event management, and sponsorship for various organizations serving the Island’s non-profit sector.
After completing his law school studies from 2015-2019 and commencing his law practice with Key Murray Law, Iain joined the Chamber Board of Directors in 2020. He is honoured to serve as President of an organization that has given him so much and looks forward to contributing to the Chamber’s post-pandemic success by continuing the important work of supporting and advocating for the local business community.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the KACC, please reach out!

Wed, Feb 21st - 9:00am Caffeine Connections with Board guest John Davison
Thur, March 7th - 9:00am - "Protecting Vulnerable Workers in your Workplace "Workers Compensation Board" session
Tue, March 12th - 9:00-12:00pm - "Improving Performance & Productivity in the Workplace" - Workplace Learning PEI Session
Wed, March 13th - 6:30pm - Conversation with Heath MacDonald
Thur, April 25th - 7:00pm - KACC Presidents Event - Casino Night
May 30th - 1:30pm-Save the date! KACC Golf Tournament at Anderson's Creek
June 6th & 13th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Red Cross Emergency First Aid Course
Please follow our social media accounts @ktownchamber to keep up to date on events, learn more about the benefits offered and your fellow members!
The Kensington & Area Chamber will be hosting a session on Protecting Vulnerable Workers in Your Workplace, presented by the Worker's Compensation Board of PEI.

What does it mean to be a vulnerable worker? Vulnerable workers are those who have greater exposure than most to workplace injury or illness. Generally, this may be due to lack of experience, unwillingness to ask questions, language or communication barriers and the type of work or tasks being completed. In the session the definition of vulnerable workers will be explained and expanded upon, an understanding of different working conditions that increase vulnerability will be gained and a discussion on what employers can do to protect workers.
Click here to RSVP for this free session.

Thank you to our event partners Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce, PEI & CBDC Central PEI!
KACC Members welcome!

A person’s willingness to admit mistakes, learn from the mistake and accept
responsibility, take constructive feedback, monitor the quality of their work
unsupervised; and display an honest and ethical approach to work and others in
the workplace.

This session will help participants take personal responsibility for the quality and
timeliness of their work and achieve results with little oversight.
For more info click here.

Tue, March 12th 9:00am-12:00pm
Greater Summerside Chamber Office
30 Greenwood, Suite 7, Summerside

We are excited to add some "Chamber Perks" to our Chamber Perks Mobile App! This incredible marketing tool for FREE as part of your chamber membership! You as a KACC member can offer a perk, it can choose whether it is offered to only KACC members, all Chamber members from across the Country or the general public! You can also choose if you would like to offer a perk on certain days of the week that you might be looking to increase sales etc. If you have a perk in mind, contact me and I can help get that on there for you!

To see your company profile on the app and to start redeeming perks, scan the QR code below or go to the app store on your phone, and search for Chamber Perks.

Thank you for being an essential part of our chamber community, and we look forward to witnessing the positive impact of the Chamber Perks App on your business's growth and success.
Innovation PEI - Small Business Investment Grant

Application deadline:  continuous intake
Program Details:  The Small Business Investment Grant helps Prince Edward Island’s small businesses improve efficiency and innovation by way of a non-repayable financial contribution toward the purchase of eligible capital asset costs.

Click here to learn more!
Message from the Mayor
Did You Know - I attended the “Open House” hosted by the City of Summerside to gather information on the reduction of Critical Care Medical Services at the Prince County Hospital. It was not reassuring to see the reduction of services at the PCH which come on top of recent cuts to services to other hospitals throughout Prince County. I fear that if we do not gather together and keep the pressure on those in a position to do something, we will see further reduction of services or services not return to the PCH. I have written a letter to Minister McLane emphasizing the importance and necessity of the PCH to Prince County residents. I do not support the consolidation of services to the Charlottetown Hospital. I will continue to work with other Prince County Mayors to ensure that your voice is heard and do all we can to get back to regular and improved services at our hospital.
Rowan Caseley – Mayor

Ace Auto Sales & Service
Local Automotive Sales, Service & Repair Shop
Quality Pre-owned vehicles
Tires, Brakes, Suspensions & Lift Kits
Service all makes & models
Gas & diesel
Financing & warranty available

12494 RTE 6, Kensington

Kanata Vibes Design
We are excited to welcome Angie Hart and her new business to the Kensington & Area and to the Chamber!

Angie offers Holistic Wellness, Eclectic Art, Funky Fashion & More that celebrate individual expression! She offers services such as Reiki Massage and Crystal Healing at her location in Irishtown.

Check out her new website to see her great creations and the services that she offers!

Island Structural Systems
Island Structural Systems is in the new Kensington Business Park!

Their state of the art floor joist and roof truss manufacturing facility produces joist and trusses of all sizes to accommodate your building needs with the latest automated equipment.

Their experienced design team and knowledgeable staff work with state of the art computer software and can handle any project.

Throughout all stages of the manufacturing process, they have quality control systems in place to ensure that the products arrive at your jobsite are of the utmost quality.

Workplace Learning PEI
Workplace Learning PEI helps workers and employers achieve success by providing workplace training and skills development.
Check out their programs on their website!

MRSB Group
MRSB is a professional services firm offering accounting, bookkeeping, tax, valuation and consulting services. With over 60 qualified experts across our divisions, we’re one of Atlantic Canada’s leading service providers. We help business owners and entrepreneurs navigate change and achieve success by partnering at every stage of growth and development.

KACC Member Benefit Highlight
KACC's Vision is to create community growth, relevancy &
economic success.

KACC's Mission statement is to Respond to the Kensington business community's needs through valuable benefits, advocacy, and networking.