It's been a busy month! We were happy to celebrate Small Business Week with so many of you. We held various sessions and also did some prize draws for some of our members!

We partnered with KISH to host a trades session at the High School. We feel this is an important partnership to create a better relationship between the high school students and the local business community.

Thank you for the nominations for the Business Awards Gala. The "People's Choice" Community Impact Award is open for the public to vote on until this Friday at midnight, the other 6 categories are currently with 3 judges and I know it will not be an easy job. We will be announcing the top 3 nominees in each category in the next week.

The Kensington & Area Chamber & Greater Summerside Chamber had a presence at "The Summit" that was hosted by the Startup Zone. This was a great day of sessions and panels to highlight entrepreneurs and create great partnerships and growth opportunities.

Upcoming events:
Nov 30- Business of Excellence Awards Gala
Dec - Date TBD Christmas Mixer
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!
2023 KACC Business Awards - Tickets Available!

Please join us for the 17th Annual Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce Business of Excellence Awards Gala and Christmas Social being held at New London Carriage House on Thursday, November 30th, 2023 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Join us to kick off the Holiday season and celebrate all of your accomplishments in Business!

The evening will start with a reception where you will have a chance for some mingling, food, cash bar and music with Iain McCarvill at 6:30 with the Awards starting at 7:15pm. There will be a variety of food stations that will be sure to please everyone! Please inform on any dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket. The dress for the evening is cocktail/business casual.

The Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce would love and appreciate your participation and support for this event and we look forward to seeing you there! Tickets are $60 + tax each or if you purchase more than 6, the ticket price is $55 + tax. You can purchase online or contact the Chamber office and we can invoice you.

The deadline for buying tickets is November 22nd but don’t miss out in case they get sold out!

Voting for the "People's Choice" Community Impact Award is now open until midnight on November 10th. Click here to vote!
Vanessa Smith with Refy Agency spoke about Marketing Strategies at Carr's Oyster Bar
Thank you to Vanessa and to Jill at CCTP for partnering on this event
BDO shared tips on succession planning - Thanks to CBDC for sponsoring
After hours mixer at Family & Friends Restaurant - sponsored by Provincial Credit Union
After Hours Mixer at Family & Friends - networking and enjoying the delicious munchies!
Finishing off Small Business Week with a BBQ ! Thank you to the Town of Kensington & Mike's Indendent
The Kensington & Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Kensington Intermediate Senior High School to host a session on trades and different career choices.
Thanks to those who volunteered to speak about their careers
and how they they got there.
There was also some great organizations present that gave some really good information on apprenticeships and some tips on how to apply and find a summer job.
Thanks to Carolyn Black at KISH for all her work putting the session together, to Lindsay Connolly for hosting and to all those involved. We hope that the students took away some great information from the session.

We are thrilled to announce that the Chamber Perks Mobile App is now live for the Kensington Chamber to all our valued chamber members, and we are offering this incredible marketing tool for FREE as part of your chamber membership!

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.
This is a section in the newsletter that employers can recognize one of their employees! Please send a write up and a few pictures along to
Discover Ireland is the perfect tour for visitors hoping to explore the beautiful Emerald Isle
from one location.

Fly out of Halifax and enjoy an 8-day tour that encompasses some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery and will give visitors a true flavour of this vibrant and historic country.

Travel date April 11th, 2024!
A $500/person is due at time of booking with full payment due on December 11th.

We currently have 5 people booked from the Kensington area for the April trip!

Message from the Mayor
Credit Union Centre Update – We are pleased to report that most of the upgrades have been completed at the Credit Union Centre which have made significant improvements to our rink. New boards have been placed around the ice surface, higher safety glass and safety netting has been installed, lights have been converted to LED lighting, interior and exterior painting has been finished and the public washrooms have been fully renovated. The parking lot has been expanded, re-paved and parking stalls lined which will help to keep some parking off the streets. We have just competed the installation of our new Ice making system to replace the old plant which was at the end of its life. Left to be done is the installation of some solar panels to help control operating costs. This is the second upgrade to this facility since the Town took it over in 2012. Ice rentals are now available! We thank our funding partners with the Federal and Provincial Government who helped to offset some of the upgrade costs. Thank you to the user groups who have been patiently waiting for this winter season to begin.
Rowan Caseley – Mayor
East Prince Agri-Environment Association
The East Prince Agri-Environment Association (EPAA) is a group of 14 innovative farm families committed to building a more sustainable agriculture industry through evidence-based management practices. Since 2014, the EPAA has established partnerships with experts from local watersheds, agricultural organizations, Maritime universities, and more to promote positive change in the Island’s agriculture sector. Through their collaborative research, the EPAA has already demonstrated better ways of managing on-farm practices, and farmers across the region have adopted new beneficial management practices (BMPs). 

Join us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our latest projects and participate in the movement towards a more sustainable future for Island agriculture! 
Cultivating change, one field at a time. 
Mid-Isle Farms
Potatoes from our red soil to your table - through passion, tradition, experience & knowledge.

In the late 1970's a group of ambitious potato farmers, better known as friends, identified a need for washed potatoes in the marketplace. The original 7 - all farm families, unanimously agreed to work together and bring Mid Isle Farms to life. 

Over 35 years later, Mid Isle Farms is now one of Prince Edward Island's largest fresh packing facilities and takes pride in providing nutritious potatoes to the homes and restaurants of millions of Canadians and Americans under the FoodTrust brand. 

As for the original 7 - 5 of these family farms are now being operated by 6th and 7th generation farmers. They put their heart and soul into every potato that is planted, cared for and harvested. 

We package and ship yellow, red, round, and russet potato varieties that are supplied by our shareholders and other island growers. Our mission is to work with suppliers, customers and employees so that their needs and our purpose of operating a credible, successful, potato company are consistently being met. In addition we will explore opportunities for a viable new enterprise.

Check out their Facebook Page
The Haunted Mansion
On a hillside in the town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island, stands a forbiddin mansion. Local legend tells of a wealthy English man, Dr. Jack, descending on the small farming community in the early 1890's and creating his Tudor style home. Care was taken to recreate the winding streets of London in the old cellar to provide an atmosphere of home away from home.

As the story goes, he opened a small hotel in his house, however many of the visitors were reportedly never heard from again. Several famous figures reportedly stayed with the Doctor for extended visits, the most notorious being Lizzy Borden... some say she still walks the halls!

Gallery 18
Gallery 18 is a retailer specializing in island history.

They buy and sell Prince Edward Island art, antique maps, collectible books and vintage photography. 

For 15 years the gallery was located in New London, close to the L.M. Montgomery birthplace.

Recently, the gallery returned to the north shore. It’s open by appointment or online.

Check out their Facebook Page and website for more information!
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.