Gala 2018

Glenwood Kitchen Ltd takes home top honours

Eugene Brydges and Vestiaire St-Joseph also distinguished themselves

Shediac, NB – The Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce held, this past Saturday, February 17th, its 6th  Recognition Gala to a packed house at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre.

More than 170 people from the business community, the political arena and the public attended this annual Excellence Awards ceremony hosted by the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce.

Glenwood Kitchen Ltd took home top honours, receiving the award for Business of the Year.  This award recognizes a company that contributes to job creation in the region, that is a model for the business community and that demonstrates a commitment to the community.

The award for Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was given to Eugene Brydges from Shediac Home Hardware that saw significant growth this past year. This award is given each year to an entrepreneur that experiences growth and shows innovation and leadership.

The Organization of the Year award was given to Vestiaire St-Joseph inc., which serves the local population and the less fortunate in the area. This recognition is presented annually to an organization or citizen who stood out in the community.

Lastly, Centre-Ville Shediac Downtown inc. has recognized Mr. Yves Frenette of Frenette Funeral Home as an outstanding entrepreneur who has been operating a business in downtown Shediac for several years and .

The success of this event is made possible through the participation of sponsors, such as the Town of Shediac, UNI, CBDC, Assurances Vienneau, Centre-Ville Shediac Downtown inc., Shediac Lobster Shop, Sobeys Shediac, BDC and Dupuis Printing.

The Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce and Vienneau Insurance partner to offer a new benefit to members.

Shediac, NB, January 8, 2018 - The Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new partnership with Vienneau Insurance. This means eligible GSCC members and their active and retired employees may qualify for reduced premiums on automobile and home insurance products with Vienneau Insurance.

Ron Cormier, President, GSCC, is confident that the new benefit offered to Chamber members and their employees represents a new advantage of being a part of our local chamber of commerce.

"We believe this new partnership with Vienneau Insurance is an opportunity to increase the benefits offered to members, maximize financial returns and strengthen our corporate image in Greater Shediac."

Marc Léger, President, Vienneau Insurance, is equally excited at the thought of working in tandem with the GSCC."As a member of the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce and local insurance broker, we are delighted to offer reduced premiums on automobile and home insurance products to members in good standing of the GSCC and their employees. Local businesses have everything to gain when they find ways to support one another. Ask your boss if you are a member of the GSCC so you can obtain your "Worry Pas" insurance policy", says Marc Leger, President, Vienneau Insurance

If you have any questions regarding your insurance, please call Vienneau Insurance at 506.533.7000.

If you are not a member and would like to benefit from this rebate, you simply need to contact the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce at 506.531.2201 or

Tourism Growth Strategy

Françoise Roy, sous-ministre du Tourisme, du Patrimoine et de la Culture était la conférencière lors d'un 5 à 7 organisé par la Chambre de commerce du Grand Shediac.

En premier lieu, lors de sa présentation, elle a parlé de la situation de la plage Parlee.

Elle a souligné que son ministère prend très au sérieux les problèmes de la qualité de l'eau qu'a connus cet attrait touristique majeur pour la région.

Elle a ajouté que plus de quatre millions ont été débloqués pour régler les différents problèmes soulevés. Elle s'est quand même faite rassurante en indiquant que dans 95% du temps, cet été, l'eau était propice à la baignade.

Elle veut travailler avec les intervenants touristiques de la région pour trouver des moyens pour sensibiliser la population à  l'importance de maintenir un environnement propre. «Que ce soit les citoyens, vacanciers et propriétaires de bateau tous doivent faire leurs parts pour conserver la qualité de nos plages.»

Elle a par la suite souligné les grandes lignes de la Stratégie de croissance du tourisme du Nouveau-Brunswick : nouvelle économie touristique avec un budget de 100 millions sur huit ans, consistera à accroitre les dépenses des visiteurs de sorte qu'elles passent de 1,3 milliard à deux milliards de dollars d'ici 2025 ce qui permettrait de créer jusqu'à 4800 nouveaux emplois dans le secteur touristique.

La stratégie mettra l'accent sur cinq piliers principaux soit : l'accroissement de l'importance économique du tourisme; la recherche, la technologie et les mesures de la performance ; l'innovation en matière de produits et d'expériences; la promotion de l'investissement et de l'harmonisation en matière de partenariats et la valorisation de la marque et la conquête des marchés.

L'industrie touristique du Nouveau-Brunswick emploie plus de 42 000 personnes et contribue pour plus de 520 millions de dollars par année au produit intérieur brut provincial. On estime que le rendement de chaque dollar provenant des fonds publics qui est investi dans la promotion du Nouveau-Brunswick en tant que destination touristique est de 3,19$.

Grâce à  l'augmentation de 17,6 pour cent de son budget en 2017-2018, le ministère du Tourisme, du Patrimoine et de la Culture a réalisé des investissements record dans l'industrie du tourisme. De plus, dans le cadre du budget d'immobilisations de 2018-2019, le gouvernement investira 12,6 millions de dollars dans les parcs, les sentiers, les lieux historiques et d'autres infrastructures touristiques. Cela représente une augmentation de 19,1 pour cent par rapport au niveau d'investissement de l'an dernier.

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Golf Tournament 2017

The winner of the 2017 Golf Tournament are the Team of RoyByrns & Associates.

Parlee Beach : a crucial economic engine for our community

Press Release

Let's support Parlee Beach

Parlee Beach : a crucial economic engine for our community

Monday, August 21, 2017

SHEDIAC, NB - The Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce wants to acknowledge the role of Parlee Beach as a key economic driver for the community and to reiterate its support to the Government of New Brunswick for its responsible approach to Parlee Beach.  "Parlee Beach plays a priceless role in the economic prosperity of our region and our province," said Ron Cormier, President of the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce. "It is important for all citizens and business leaders in the region to support the efforts and initiatives put in place by all public and private sector stakeholders to improve the water conditions of our region's primary asset", adds Mr. Cormier.

Minister Serge Rousselle updated the initiatives of the action plan of the Ministry of the Environment and local governments at a press conference last Friday. Minister Rousselle announced that two infrastructure projects, valued at approximately $ 1.68 million, will begin this fall in Shediac and Pointe-du-Chêne. These projects will aim to better protect the environment and public health. The Minister also confirmed the good progress or conclusion of most other projects announced earlier this year by the provincial government to address water quality challenges at Parlee beach and Murray beach.

Last May, Parlee Beach was declared a unique aspect of the environment under the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations. In addition, the provincial and federal governments announced up to $ 3 million in infrastructure and study projects to support improvements in water quality at Parlee Beach.

Tourism is an important economic driver for New Brunswick. Indeed, tourism represents an industry that generates above one billion a year in economic spin-offs for the province. The Southeast Region of the province is responsible for nearly half of these economic spin-offs, and a large portion of these are from out-of-province visitors during the summer season. Parlee Beach is clearly one of the main assets that attracts several hundred thousand leisure visitors every summer from outside the region, who are spending millions of dollars in our local economy.

As importantly, businesses and families want to work, live and play in communities that offer a unique quality of life. A coastal community surrounded by water represents the foundation of the brand and charm of Shediac. Thus, Parlee Beach also supports the growth of several other industries, as it represents the main selling feature leveraged by all stakeholders to attract families and workers to Shediac.

« As a coastal town anchored around Parlee Beach, we must be proactive in restoring and protecting the coastal area of Parlee Beach and the businesses of Greater Shediac by finding a balance between economic development and water protection », concluded M. Cormier.

The mission of the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce is to be the leading voice of businesses and industries, dedicated to enhancing opportunities for growth and encouraging social and economic development as well as the well-being of the citizens living in the Greater Shediac region.


For more information, please contact Anne McGraw at the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce at (506) 531-2202 or via email at


Mayor Jacques LeBlanc - 2017 Presentation

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Fundraising at the GSCC Gala

A cheque for $1,681.11 was given to the MFB School following a fundraiser for an inclusive playground at the GSCC Gala.

Mayor Jacques LeBlanc - Presentation

The Town of Shediac's Mayor, Jacques LeBlanc presented the 2016 State of the Town Address at the GSCC 5 to 7 on February 16, 2016.

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Acknowledgment Gala - Winners 2016

Business of the Year - Eastern Well Drillers

Val LeBlanc (Eastern Well Drillers owner) and Ron Cormier (GSCC President)


Citizen of the Year - Cheryl LeBlanc

In the photo: Ron Cormier (GSCC President) & Cheryl LeBlanc


Emerging Business of the Year - Pizza Delight

In the photo: Ron Cormier (GSCC President), Julien Boudreau & John Mazerolle (Owners of Pizza Delight)


Pioneer of the Year - Roméo Leger (Romeo's Marine)

In the photo : Ron Cormier (GSCC - President) and Roméo Leger


Winners of the 2015-2016 Sholarship

The GSCC is proud to contribute in the postsecondary education by giving two $500 scholarship  to students. These scholarships are available thanks to the profit of the Longest Lobster Roll which is held during the Shediac Lobster Festival. The two winners for 2015-2016 are: Stéphanie Chevarie and Émilie Desjardins.


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