Committees

The following is the current SQCC Board of Directors Action Plan for 2012. It lists activities, categorised by SQCC Strategic Objective, for which the SQCC Board of Directors, or other nominated members (*), either have the lead or are a key stakeholder. It is not intended to be a list of every event in Queens County, nor is it a list of activities that Directors and others have the lead for outside their role in the CofC.

Strategic Objective 1: Be effective advocates for businesses in the South Queens area in order to bring their issues to the attention of the appropriate organization


Activity

Detail

SQCC Lead

Mayors debate Held 25 September 2012.  Excellent Turnout. Barry Tomalin, Kevin Page
Networking/Home Based Business Committee Should receive update  early December.  Cheryl Beaton
Revitalization An Economic Development Consultant has been hired and is now working on report to be drafted by November 22, Final Report expected by December 15, 2012.  Moving forward. Monica Howard, Joanne Veinotte
Ships are Here Tabled Barry Tomalin
Audit Committee Tabled Kevin Page

Strategic Objective 2: Achieve partnerships both within and out with government in order to contribute to the Region’s economic development


Activity

Detail

SQCC Lead

Nova Scotia CofC Tabled Barry Tomalin
NSCoC Policy Committee Tabled Barry Tomalin
Hank Snow Festival will return to Liverpool in 2013 Stew Horton
Governance Committee Review and guide policy for the SQCC August 2012. Letter released highlighting the desirability of government bodies undertaking capital investment in the region encouraging prime contractors to use local suppliers of goods and services as much as possible. Barry Tomalin, Kerry Morash, Mark Sloan
Music Nova Scotia November 2012 – A Huge Success – A complete update to be posted shortly. Brian Fralic, Kevin Page
10-20 Project The project, sponsored by the SQCC, Region of Queens and the NQBoT, aims to:

  • inform Queens county residents of the economic advantages to the community of supporting local initiatives;
  • increase peoples’ awareness of what services and retail faculties are available in Queens County, and to encourage them to consider supporting local businesses rather than automatically shopping out of county;
  • inform service providers and retailers of where they are falling short in the services provided

Update to be posted shortly

Stacy Smart-Chandler, Monica Howard
Events Liverpool Vision Statement: Our Region will grow by working together to be the Event Capital of Nova Scotia through the creation and hosting of diverse event experiences which capitalize on our unique backdrop, facilities and culture of Queens County. Why Events Liverpool? Contribute to Economic Growth, and generate incremental revenues:

  • Sport Tourism: $4 billion in Canada
  • NS Music Week (Generated $1.3 million in Yarmouth (2010))
  • Expand use, profitability of existing facilities
  • Increase overnight stays, expenditures
  • Support existing businesses & employment
  • Volume/Group based (guaranteed audience)
  • Not seasonality/weather dependent (year-round)
  • Showcase our community/area
  • Attraction of repeat visit, relocation
  • Attract, leverage Business Club
  • Leverage & extend marketing/public relations
  • Pride in place
  • Building on our strengths and opportunities, Events Liverpool will work to increase the sustainability and profitability of our region’s economy and grow community pride by working together collaboratively as industry, government, associations and the general public. Events Liverpool will be a Standing Committee of the South Queens Chamber of Commerce
Donna Hatt*
Sapp Dunlop report analysis Analysis of the report in order to allow comparison with recent fact finding and identification of any issues on which SQCC could appropriately take the lead. In addition, to support future engagement with the new Mayor and Council.Planning to meet January 2013 John Winters*

Strategic Objective 3: Improve the added value resulting from Chamber membership in order to facilitate business development and a sense of shared ownership


Activity

Detail

SQCC Lead

Christmas Committee The Christmas Tree lighting and Christmas Parade will occur on Nov. 30 (the Friday closest to Dec 1st) Bruce Inglis*
Gift Gallery The Gift Gallery is scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 to coincide with the tree lighting and parade (above). It will be held at Conopeum Art Supplies on Main Street (courtesy of Stacy Smart-Chandler). There are 29 Artisans registered. Promotions for the event are ongoing. Susan MacLeod*
Lunenburg Queens Business Excellence Awards Opening of the nominations were  announced and the new website unveiled during a reception for “CONNECT FOR SUCCESS” BUSINESS EXPO  held October 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Best Western in Liverpool. The Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be held Monday February 18, 2013 at the Atlantica Hotel, Oak Island.  Confirmed and announced at the “Connect for Success” Expo. Catherine Pincombe SQCC rep
Hanging Baskets Committee SQCC responsible for accounting and financial management on behalf of SWIFT Cheryl Beaton*
Membership Committee Active recruitment of new members Susan MacLeod on behalf of SQCC*

 

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