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 Sussex and the surrounding regions.

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Photo by Vanessa Coggan

President's Message

A message from our Chamber President, Trevor Steeves.

Our Chamber Board and Staff

Meet our board members who volunteer because they believe in the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce bringing community prosperity.
Trevor Steeves
President
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Michel Boudreau
Vice President
Lutz Parish Gerrish
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Sylvie Roussel
Treasurer
Sussex Crystal Shop
Elissa
Elissa Colpitts
Director
Picadilly Coffee Roasters
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Michelle Long
Director
Dairy Queen Sussex
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Pamela Almon
Director
Shear Desire Hair Design
Allen
Allen Price
Director
Scotiabank
Barb Crowe
Barb Crowe
Director
RBC Royal Bank
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Stefanie McFarlane
Director
Nutrien Civic Centre
Alaina
Alaina Lockhart
Director
Sussex Ale Works
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Rajni Javed
Director
Ayat Timbers International
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Helena McDermott
Director
Evolve Real Estate Team
Paul Bedford
Past President
QC Pumps & Compressors Ltd.
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Sarah Murray
Membership & Marketing
Sussex & District Chamber Staff
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Vanessa Coggan
Executive Director
Sussex & District Chamber Staff

Our Chamber Ambassadors

COMING SOON…Meet our Chamber Ambassadors who volunteer because they want to help us build connections for success!

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

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Our Chamber Bylaws are available to the public.  

Bylaws 2022