As a chamber of commerce, we represent a wide variety of businesses and organizations committed to the growth and prosperity of the region.
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Dexter Institute – The best in-class training. We deliver world-class educational programs in the areas of safety, operational/technical skills, leadership, management and professional development. Thanks to a wealth of industry experience built over the past several decades, the Dexter Institute provides training courses that meet or exceed current legislative standards and industry best practices. The Dexter Institute currently offers programs based in Nova Scotia and Labrador, with services available internally (to divisions within the Municipal Group) and externally (to companies seeking training for their respective workforces). Thanks to the expertise of our staff — many bring years of first-hand experience in mining/construction as well as education — students will get the “best of both worlds” as we bridge the gap between academic learning and practical training. Students will not only receive comprehensive classroom knowledge, but they’ll have the opportunity to bring this knowledge directly into the field, relying on the insight and feedback of their instructors.
Experiental Tours including Boat, kayak, hiking/walking and craft tours. Art and Craft Gallery boasting 100% made and or designed in the province of NL. Book ahead for craft workshops and demonstrations
Lightship Strategies Inc. provides professional planning and engagement services in northern, rural, or culturally-sensitive contexts. Lightship’s services fall in the space between communities and development. All projects focus on developing an idea into a project that works for the community. Clients include Provincial, Federal and Indigenous Governments, Band Councils, Municipalities and Private Sector Clients.
SmartICE is an award-winning technological innovation for the North. We are the world’s first climate change adaptation tool to integrate traditional knowledge of sea ice with advanced data acquisition and remote monitoring technology. Our system combines these approaches to provide invaluable, data-driven insights into sea-ice thickness and local ice conditions, in near real-time. We embrace a business model that aims to expand opportunities for economic and social development in northern markets while preserving local cultures and lifestyles. Our tools offer information that support better decision-making across numerous industries. From mining, shipping and fisheries, to emergency response and national defense - SmartICE offers enhanced clarity for environmental monitoring and situational awareness in the north.