CHAMBER NEWS
Message from the Chamber Executive Director

We took a drive through Cavendish over the weekend, it's always so nice to see the seasonal businesses coming to life and see the Fisherman and Farmers working hard on the land & sea.

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. There will be a project coordinator starting the first of June and we 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.

Be sure to follow us on the social media for up to date information. @ktownchamber

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
UPCOMING SESSIONS/EVENTS: (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)

May 30th - 1:30pm shotgun start - KACC Golf Tournament at Anderson's Creek
June 6th & 13th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Red Cross Emergency First Aid Course - Must register for both evenings to be certified
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
There are still spots available for the 2024 KACC Golf Tournament!
Kick off the Golf season at the KACC Golf Tournament on Thur, May 30th at Anderson's Creek Golf Course! Email Julie at kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com if you would like to secure your team or print off the registration form here.
Do your or any of your employees need to update their Emergency First Aid before the summer? There are 6 spots left for the course we are offering in June so please sign up if you are interested by emailing me at kensingtonandareachamber@gmail.com
WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO!
The third Annual President's Casino Night was held on April 25th and was a great time!
It was held at the New London Community Complex with some games, prizes,
munchies and lots of networking!
Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers and those who joined us!
The KACC "Generation Trivia" took place on May 9th at the Emerald Community Centre! Thanks to Todd Dyment and Richard Younker for preparing and hosting the Trivia and to Board Member and Trivia Extraordinaire, Megan for all of her help!
Thank you to all who participated and to the "Irish Rovers" team for winning!
The Chamber was excited to be part of the official grand opening and ribbon cutting at Ruby's Counter on April 26th!
Congratulations to Duncan, Coreen and staff on their great new addition to Kensington.
Mayor Caseley was there to try out our new big pair of scizzors!
Thank you to Jacob with Workplace Learning PEI Inc for a great session last week on "Working with others". Participants learned some processes and tips on how to deal with conflict in the workplace and strategies on how to create a great team environment.
Thank you to PEI Mutual Insurance Company for sponsoring the snacks/coffee for these sessions.
KACC SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT
The Kensington & Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Provincial Credit Union as a sponsor and supporter of the Chamber initiatives and the Kensington & Area Business Community.

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
The Spring Round of the Ignition Fund is now open for applications! We are hosting Information Sessions across the Island over the next few weeks. Sign up for a session today: 

The Ignition Fund is an opportunity for Entrepreneurs with ideas for innovative new products or services with strong export potential to compete for the possibility to receive up to $25,000 in funding.
Learn more about the Ignition fund here.
OTHER NEWS AND INFO!
Get behind the one you love, celebrate with our community by joining the Kidney Walk.
The Kidney Walk supports vital research and patient support programs.
Registered Kidney Walk participants will have the opportunity to:
Receive a Kidney Walk t-shirt by raising $100 or more
Join our Kidney Walk Champion’s Club by raising $1000 or more
Register to fundraise today! Your participation will help build a stronger, more vibrant kidney community.

Location: Credit Union Place, Summerside
Date: June 8th registration: 11am
Walk Start: Noon
WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER!
Locarius is a local online ticketing platform that was created and operated by three Islander. If you are looking for an option for selling or tracking tickets, you can book a demo on their website!

Three Hippies Inc. is a software company that builds software that helps people.
Their first product is a fraud-proof tickets marketplace called Locarius, which was launched in beta in the Spring of 2023. locarius.io
Ruby's Counter is owned by Duncan Smith & Coreen Pickering and is located in the old Bakin Donuts location in Kensington.

They serve hot meals daily from 8:00am - 4:00pm 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 for their daily specials!
Peaceful Paws Pet Crematorium offers professional, affordable, private pet cremations to those in need of our services.   We provide a complimentary local pick up in the Kensington/Summerside area and we are on call 24/7. 

Pet's remains will be ready to go back home with their families within twenty four hours of pets being entrusted into our care. 

KACC MEMBER PROFILES
WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING A MEMBER!
Amanda & Alex established Red Clay Hills Property Management & Wedding Events in 2021. When choosing them as your property management choice for your summer rental, residence or your commercial business, you will receive the best care and dedication from them.

For wedding planning, they offer it all to accommodations, to event/wedding planning, to favours, decorating, signage, catering to day of organizer and more!

Weddings, bridal showers, proms, birthday parties to corporate events or just a simple picnic for a date, they got you covered.

AtlanticMobi is proud to announce the launch of Ai Chat Systems, a cutting-edge solution designed to transform customer interactions for businesses and organizations worldwide.

"At AtlanticMobi, we're dedicated to empowering businesses with innovative solutions that drive growth and enhance customer experiences," said Don Ramsay, CEO of AtlanticMobi. "With Ai Chat Systems, businesses can unlock new possibilities in customer engagement, delivering personalized support and assistance anytime, anywhere."

For more information about AiChat Systems and how it can benefit your business, visit aichatsystems.io or contact us at 902-620-9312 or info@atlanticmobi.com
Island Structural Systems Inc. are located in the new business park in Kensington.
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.
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.

Carr's Oyster Bar & Carr's Shellfish is now open for the season! It is located in beautiful Stanley Bridge!
Carr's Oyster Bar is a full service restaurant featuring seafood and their own oysters with a deck overlooking New London Bay, as well as a beautiful gift shop and the Carr's Wildlife Centre all in one location!
Follow their Facebook page for summer hours and entertainment!
KACC Member Benefit Highlight
Looking for Health Benefits for yourself or your employees? The Chamber Plan offers you a group rate, book a call today to get a free quote! https://nicholsongroup.ca/kacc/
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.