2023 AGM Dinner & Awards

Spring AGM Dinner & Awards Gala: May 24, 2023

Join us for the Spring AGM Dinner and Awards Gala on May 24 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre!  We will hold our Annual General Meeting at 5pm in the Shannon Studio (all Chamber members are encouraged to attend).  We will then move into our President’s reception and Awards Dinner in the Bear Head Room which will feature a series of awards, a gourmet meal, and a post-event mixer with live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Jack Hartery Life Time Achievement Award.

May 24, 2023

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

5 p.m. Annual General Meeting – Shannon Studio
5:30 p.m. President’s Reception – Concourse
6:15 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony – Bear Head Room

Chamber Members $85 | Tables of 8 for $650 (plus  tax)

Future Members $95 | Tables of 8 for $730 (plus tax)

Tickets on sale now!  Register online, or to book a table contact Susan at 902-625-1588 / susan.fox@straitareachamber.ca.

Have your business featured at our AGM as an event sponsor!  A variety of investment levels are available, along with packages for multiple events.  Contact Tanya for more information at:  info@straitareachamber.ca

Sponsorship provides excellent exposure for your Business!

Thank you to our Sponsors

AGM Award Descriptions:


The Jack Hartery Memorial Lifetime Achievement in Business Award is presented annually and is the highest honour awarded by the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce.   Recipients of this award are individuals with a long record of continuous business operations in the Strait Area (minimum of 20 years); these are the business leaders who have demonstrated a history of success in their business, as well as those who have a reputation of being good employers and community champions.


This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the inception and/or growth of community opportunities in the field of recreation/leisure/business/and or health. The recipient:
     1. Will be a member or an employee of a member, in good standing, of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce.
     2. Must have made a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: recreation, leisure, business and or health. This contribution can be demonstrated by a person who has: a. Exhibited high standards of voluntary performance (e.g. dedication, commitment, time, energy, leadership, attitude and motivation), and b. Contributed to a broad range of activities within the field community volunteerism.


The Cultural Award of Merit is presented each year to recognize a business / employee who has enhanced awareness within the community of culture, visual, performing or literary arts. Recipients will be enablers who grow the creative economy and the fabric of the community, drawing specific attention to the art and culture sector, which acts as an integral part of our everyday lives. They will be people who contribute to this sector in the spirit of altruism and collective prosperity.


The President’s Award was designed to recognize an individual or an organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment, volunteerism and dedication to their business and the community, and more specifically to the Chamber of Commerce in assisting the organization to achieve its goals.

609 Church Street, Suite 101,

Port Hawkesbury, NS  B9A 2X4

902-625-1588 / membership@straitareachamber.ca

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