CHAMBER NEWS
Message from the Chamber Executive Director

Summer has officially began and hopefully there will be lots of people around starting this week. We hope you get a chance to take the time to experience and enjoy the amazing hospitality the restaurants and establishments offer in our area!

The Kensington & Area Chamber is very fortunate to be one of the recipients of the PEI Alliance of Mental Well Being Grants for this year. Katie Muldrew has started with the Chamber this month and she will be reaching out to small business owners and employees to see what sort of sessions and activities you think would be beneficial to you in your workplace. Your input is important and very valuable to us! Please complete this survey to share your feedback.

As always, please reach out if you have any ideas for topics you would like to learn more about or if you have an event or promo that you would like us to share. You can tag us in your posts or you can send the info along to me.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the KACC, please reach out! kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
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 SESSIONS & EVENTS
KACC SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT
The Kensington & Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have the Town of Kensington as their executive sponsor and supporter of the Chamber initiatives and the Kensington & Area Business Community.

DiverseCity Festival – Mark your Calendars 

On Sunday, August 18, 2024 the DiverseCity Festival will be coming to the Town of Kensington for the first time. This will be part of the Kensington Harvest Festival Celebrations and will take place from 11:00 am to 4:00pm, at the Schurman’s Gazebo location. This DiverseCity Festival has been taking place in other communities throughout Prince Edward Island, and we look forward to them coming to Kensington this summer. Please join us and experience the different cultures and entertainment. There will be food vendors present so you are able to experience some of the culinary tastes of other cultures. 
 
Rowan Caseley – Mayor
 
CHAMBER PERKS APP
The Chamber Perks Mobile App is FREE as part of your chamber membership!
You as a KACC member can offer a perk, it can choose whether it is offered to KACC members, all Chamber members from across the Province and 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.
FUNDING/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Innovation PEI Business Resource Hub
The new Business Resource Hub is the place to find information for every stage of your business journey. Our new Business Resource Hub includes helpful resources to build your business toolkit and articles including:- Business Ownership: Is it the right choice for you?
- Developing a Marketing Strategy
- Quick Guide to Financial Proposals
- Guide to Corporate and Business Name Rules
Check out the resource Hub here!
OTHER NEWS AND INFO!
Looking to have your website translated into French? Check out the details below, you could be eligible for funding to help with this!
WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER!
Ravenwood Stairways is located on Canada’s East Coast in beautiful Prince Edward Island. In an area of the world where heritage and tradition are still held in the heart, generations of woodworkers, boat builders and carvers have passed their craft on, giving the area many skilled craftsmen who hold great respect for their profession. We have been in the business of beautiful staircases since 1989.
Offering installations in Prince Edward Island, Moncton New Brunswick, and abroad. https://www.ravenwoodstairways.com
KACC MEMBER PROFILES
WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING A MEMBER!
Ruby's Counter is owned by Duncan Smith & Coreen Pickering and is located in the old Bakin Donuts location. They serve hot meals daily from 8:00am - 2:00pm and have meals and snacks to go till 5:00pm everyday, with a drive thru as well!
Happy to have Ruby's Counter as another great spot to eat in Kensington!

Check out their facebook page here!
With one of the most unique membership experiences on Prince Edward Island, we have a plan that will fit every golfer. You can't go wrong with our friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, and an enjoyable course layout for all levels of golfers.
The course is laid out over undulating lands with big greens and water hazards placed on 9 holes. The most distinct feature of Andersons Creek is the creek itself.
Andersons Creek Golf Club - Great Golf, Great People, lots of fun!

Island Chef at the Pier in Stanley Bridge!
They are now open for the season so be sure to check them out! Reserve your table at www.islandchefatthepier.ca.

Located at 9796 Cavendish road in Stanley Bridge!
Go Fish Eatery has been at the Haunted Mansion parking lot since August of 2021 and have since opened a second food truck and it is located in Summerside (across from Staples)!
Go Fish Eatery is most well known for the best fish & chips around but they also have some other great menu items and are always trying new recipes out, which most are gluten free!
The Summerside location is now open and they Kensington location will be opening very soon! Check out their facebook page for their hours!
Under the Spire Music Festival has kicked off their season last weekend and runs until September 15th at Historic St. Mary's in Indian River.

Check out their website for the lineup details and ticket information.

North Shore Canteen

Located in picturesque French river PEI, the North Shore Canteen is going to be a seasonally driven and locally sourced full-service restaurant that will strive to uphold the finest standards of service and cuisine while maintaining a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There will be a small set menu with additional specials and daily tasting menus that feature the amazing products that the North Shore of PEI has to offer.

KACC Member Benefit Highlight
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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.