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Happy New Year!

I hope you had a chance to have some downtime over the holidays and are looking forward to the New Year!

Thank you to Hon. Matthew MacKay for joining us for a coffee session in mid December. Matthew addressed lots of the pressing key issues, especially with the current housing and rental concerns. Thank you to Lindsay Connolly for being the emcee and to Hello Kitchen Restaurant for hosting!

It is member renewal time of 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:
More info and registration links below
Wed, Jan 11th - 9:00am CRA Virtual Session - To help small businesses with Tax related questions
Wed, Jan 25th - 10:00am - Basics about RRSP with Candace Champion, advisor with Credential Financial
Fri, Feb 10th - 11:30am KACC Annual General Meeting & lunch - Murray Christian Centre
Fri, March 10th - Workplace PEI Session - "Communications in the Workplace"
Fri, March 17th - Workplace PEI Session - "Improving Time Management"
Fri, March 24th - Workplace PEI Session - "Learning to be Adaptable"

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!
Please join the KACC Board of Directors for our AGM, lunch and guest speakers!
You can purchase tickets online or email Julie at kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com or call
The Kensington & Area Chamber is excited to be able to partner with Workplace Learning PEI who is offering some great workplace skills sessions in March!
These are free sessions open to everyone but please register by emailing Jacob at jhrobar@gov.pe.ca to reserve your spot!
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 kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
Message from Mayor Caseley
On behalf of Town Council and Staff, I would like to extend best wishes from the Town of Kensington to everyone for 2023. We have experienced many challenges over the last two years, but we look forward to the new year with optimism. May you all enjoy good health, happiness, and prosperity as we meet the challenges of the New Year.
Rowan Caseley - Mayor
2023 Canada Winter Games tickets are now on sale! Choose between Family, Games or Week Passes and purchase your Opening and Closing Ceremonies tickets today! Buy now at https://www.2023canadagames.ca/tickets!
*Day passes and single venue tickets will also become available closer to the Games.
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: barb@centralpei.ca.
Three Rural Island Chambers are promoting group trips to beautiful Ireland, one for the Fall of 2023 and one for the Spring of 2024!
Click on the images below to learn more about each trip option. These trips are open to chamber members and non-members!
We love to share our Member's news! Please send your news or job postings along to kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
Pickering Plumbing & Heating is based out of Kensington and services the surrounding areas. Some of the many services they provide are new home construction, residential and commercial services, well pump services and small excavation.
They have established a strong reputation for quality workmanship and providing excellent customer service. They offer professional installation and are definitely the right pick for you!
For more info, contact Brad at bradpickeringp.h@gmail.com
For more info check out their Facebook Page!
Pyra Management Consulting
PMCS Inc. provides professional management consulting services for public, not-for-profit and private sector organizations. Contact us today at info@pmcs.ca. Or call us at 902-499-1980. The mission of PMCS is to use our multidisciplinary expertise to partner effectively with our clients in making a meaningful contribution to our community. PMCS delivers services in accordance with our disciplined project management methodology built upon years of experience in the public and private sectors. In every project we undertake, PMCS seeks to demonstrate our values: Collaborative Relationships - Working together to reach shared objectives Integrity - Maintaining steadfast credibility, accountability and honesty in all that we do Capacity Building - Building on assets and developing new skills in others and ourselves Diversity - Celebrating differences, creating environments where people feel safe and valued Life Balance - Balancing our passion for work with our commitment to self, family and community. Follow them on Linkedin!
Coppernine Waterproofing is family-owned and operated, servicing Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, with over a decade of experience in the foundation industry. Coppernine Waterproofing is sure to meet your needs and exceed your highest expectations.
Our company specializes in all foundation waterproofing services from internal and external french drain systems, Crawl Space Encapsulations, sump pump & battery backup installation, crack repair services, bowing foundation walls, and so much more!
We stand behind our work with a 25-year transferable warranty on select installations.
Contact your foundation specialist today!
For a complete list of services,
Caseley's Tent & Party Rentals & Caseley's Bridal Boutique are a full service wedding store with a very definite mission. Their goal when they opened over 35 years ago, was to provide Quality Products to their customers at Reasonable Prices. They have maintained that motto to this day, always searching out new and exciting items to offer their customers!

From Gown purchases to Tent Rentals, they will provide you with knowledgeable service that is sure to make your special event planning experience fun and enjoyable… the way that it should be!
HMS Office Solutions - Hamster has a selection of over 7000 items, including a variety of desks, seating, stationery, school supplies, printers, computer accessories, wholesale and a copy center. They have some great last minute gift ideas such as Canada Winter Game merchanadise, lego and so much more!
HMS has opened a second location at 65 Queen Street, downtown Charlottetown. Watch for their new lego order coming in January among other exciting things!

Check out their Facebook Page for more info!
Find more information on our website: kaccpei.com