The New Year has begun and I hope that it has started of good for you all so far! We are in "planning mode" for the year and looking forward to working with the business community in the Kensington & Area again this year! We are very excited to partner with Greater Summerside Chamber and CBDC Central PEI to host a few training sessions together, please check them out below and we would love to see you there!

As always, please reach out if there are any training sessions or ideas that you are interested in or challenges that you may be facing that we might be able to help out with or connect you with someone who can.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the KACC, please reach out!
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!

Upcoming events: (more details below)

Jan 23rd - 10:00am Inclusivity & Diversity session with Evelyn Bradley @ CBDC in Summerside
Jan 25th - 9:00am Caffeine Connections featuring Board member Megan Lambert at C&B Corner Cafe
Feb 12th - 11:00am - KACC Annual General Meeting at the Murray Christian Centre
Feb 13th - 9:00am - CRA session talking about tax tips for Small Businesses @ CBDC in Summerside
“Create a happy and safe workplace for all team members and clients!”

Evelyn Bradley wants to help YOU embrace diversity, equality in the workplace to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everybody.
Find out you can implement those themes in your business at CBDC Central PEI's first BET session of 2024 with Evelyn on Jan. 23 from 10-11:30am at CBDC Central PEI on 11 Water Street. All are welcome!

Limited seating is available, so register today!
Sign up by contacting or calling 902-888-3793 or by registering online
The first "Caffeine Connections" of the year is happening Thursday, Jan 25th at 9:00am.
Please join us for a chat about what is going on in your business/life and we can update you on what is going on with the Chamber and see if there are ways we help you out!

We are pleased to have HMS Office Solutions come on as a partner for the "Caffeine Connections"! Enjoy a free coffee thanks to our new sponsor!
HMS Office Solutions - Hamster - "Workplace essentials delivered to you"
Please join us for the Kensington & Area Chamber Annual General Meeting for the 2023 year. We are pleased to have the owner of Maritime Fun Group, Matthew Jelley with Maritime Fun Group as our guest speaker this year! Lunch will be provided.
Please contact the Chamber office for tickets or purchase online.
Just in time for tax season, we are co-hosting a session at the CBDC Central PEI location
(11 Water St) in Summerside. On February 13th you will have the perfect opportunity to learn about your small business & self-employed tax needs! There will be two Liaison Officers from the CRA, Marlie Rayner and Stephen Burton to give a wonderful, informative session.

Sign up by contacting or calling 902-888-3793 or by registering online
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!

The Chamber Perks Mobile App is designed to elevate your brand awareness, expand your network, and boost sales in our local community and expanding markets across Canada. We have already added our paying members company profile to the app's business directory, allowing chamber members, their employees, and the public to quickly locate your company using the app's search and map features. 

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!
Innovation PEI - Web Presence Assistance
There is a webinar with more info on this on Jan 23rd, click here to register!

Application Deadline:  continuous intake 
Program Details:  Web Presence Assistance provides a non-repayable contribution to Prince Edward Island businesses and local not-for-profits to assist with the creation of an online presence or to upgrade an existing website to include e-commerce. The purpose of Web Presence Assistance is to help Island businesses and not-for-profits increase business by creating a website to establish an online presence, reach customers and increase sales.

Click here to learn more!
Message from the Mayor
Did You Know – The Kensington Police Service has just had a puppy donated to them to assist them when dealing with certain situations, such as when a dog will be helpful to relieve the stress during some police calls. This puppy, whose name is Leo, is a chocolate lab and will be trained over the next 18 months to be a facility dog and provide canine therapy. Many places find that it is beneficial to have a dog like this at specific locations such as doctor’s offices, senior’s homes, etc. I am sure you will see Leo around and once he is trained, he will look forward to visiting the schools - with the Principals permission of course. If you see Leo, say “Hello” and make him feel welcome.

Rowan Caseley – Mayor

Kensington Community Food Bank
There is always a need for food items all year round.
If you can help out or have questions, please call 902-836-5060.

Items can be dropped off to the Food Bank, located in through the garage for at the Kensington Legion on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of each month between 6:45pm and 7:15pm.
Eternal Wellness
Denee Gallant Ramsay first opened Eternal Fitness and then after 10 years in business, she decided to expand into a Wellness Centre! The facility is now called Eternal Wellness, located in Rustico.
For the first 10 years as a fitness facility, they specialized in personalized fitness programming in a group fitness setting so that beginners and advanced exercisers can train together and get a great workout where ever people are in their health journey. They offer 24hr swipe card access, group fitness classes, small group training, personal training and Adult and Kids Kickboxing.
Since the expansion into the wellness center (Fall 2022), they added Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping, Meridian Massage, Acupressure massage, Forest and Nature Therapy, Nutrition/ Lifestyle Coaching and Meal Prep Education. We are currently expanding into a Health Food Store and are adding more practitioners to our roster such as Chiropractor, Physiotherapy, Osteopath or Mental Health services.

Check out their Facebook Page for exciting new announcements!
Kensington Country Store
Kensington Country Store Co-op is a locally owned retail with over 70 years of serving the Kensington community. They offer a wide variety of items in their store, feed mill, and garden center. With over 1000 members and growing! Most first-time shoppers are surprised by the variety of items they offer.
Check out their Facebook page for more info!
Sew Blessed Quilters
Faith LeClair first opened the business on Jan. 9th, 2017 out of a space in her home and on Jan. 9th 2022, they moved to their current location at 25001 Highway # 2, Trailside Plaza in Kensington.

They carry a large selection of quilters cottons, batting, backings and notions for all your quilting needs. They are fortunate in their new location that they have a space set aside for quilt or sewing classes. This is a great way to spend the day, learn something new and meet new friends.
Stop in and visit us, look at all the fabric selections and get inspired to create something beautiful.

Check out their Facebook page or call 902-836-4110
Safe Drivers PEI
Safe Drivers PEI offers driver education programs throughout PEI!
To view their upcoming classes please visit
Is online learning more your style? They also offer PEI's only online Driver Education program! For more information on in-person and online driver education programs and to register, check out Facebook page
KACC Member Benefit Highlight
Elavon - payment processing provider discount

Throughout the month of January, any new member who signs up through Elavon's Chamber Referral Program, will receive a $100 statement credit! This exclusive offer is available for a limited time, and we want to ensure that your members are among the first to take advantage.

How you can take advantage of this offer!
1. Submit a web inquiry through the Elavon Chamber landing page
2. Their dedicated sales representatives will promptly reach out for a consultation within 24- 48 hours
3. Complete the sign-up process by January 31st, 2024, and members will be qualified to receive $100 Statement credit
*please read flyer footers for more details
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.