About Us

As a volunteer based organization, the Chamber believes that a thriving business community is an integral part of community prosperity.

The Sussex & District Chamber Of Commerce

Our Mission

We strive to support business, create opportunities for collaboration and empower business growth while strengthening our community.

Our Vision

Business and community leaders recognize that the Chamber is a catalyst for success and community prosperity in the Sussex area.

One of the ways we are fulfilling our mission and vision is through advocacy.  Read More  

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Photo by Vanessa Coggan

President's Message

A message from our Chamber President, Paul Bedford.

Our Chamber Board

Meet our board members who volunteer because they believe in the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce bringing community prosperity.
Paul Bedford
President
QC Pumps & Compressors Ltd.
Trevor Steeves
Vice-President
Clark Chevrolet Buick GMC
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Catherine MacLeod
Secretary
Sussex Area Community Foundation
Sylvie
Sylvie Roussel
Treasurer
Sussex Crystal Shop & Clothing Boutique
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Mark Flewwelling
Vice President
Sussex Area Community Foundation
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Harlee Huggard
Director
Coldwell Bankers
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Jason Sturgeon
Director
TechXperts
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Elissa Colpitts
Director
Picadilly Coffee Roasters
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Michel Boudreau
Director
Lutz Parish Gerrish
Sarah
Sarah Murray
Membership & Marketing Director
Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce
Kayla collins
Kayla Collins
Marketing & Communication Specialist
Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce
Vanessa
Vanessa Coggan
Executive Director
Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce

Our Chamber History

For the enhancement of the community and surrounding area, the Sussex and District Chamber of Commerce was formed on January 16, 1969.

Forging a greater bond between local businesses and entrepreneurs, a group of 16 past presidents of the Sussex Junior Chamber of Commerce formed the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce on January 16, 1969 with Don MacVey serving as the first president.

Barney London Chaired, and the 16 former Jaycee presidents formed the Board of Directors. The first meeting was held at St. Paul’s United Church Hall. At that time they had 85 members.

One of the first major events hosted by the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce was an Industrial Showcase at the Tank Hanger on the Army Camp Grounds in October, 1972.

The concerns of the Chamber at that time included civic and government affairs, tourism, Trans-Canada highway, economic development of the area, education, health and sustainable development, and the development of the Fundy Trail, Poley Mountain and potash mining.

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