KENSINGTON – January 27, 2020 – Twenty business people gathered in Kensington Jan. 23 for an enjoyable « Acadian-style » business mixer. This small event was the first joint mixer organized by the Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, RDÉE Prince Edward Island and the Wellington Rural Action Centre.
Attendees were greeted by lively Acadian music in the background and a beautiful Acadian flag and, of course, representatives of the partner organizations. A pleasant surprise was discovered: several of the representatives of the Kensington chamber were also bilingual.
Participants first got to enjoy a fabulous buffet of hors d’oeuvres as they networked and mingled. Chambers representatives welcomed everyone and spoke of their organizations. Two presentations followed, one on the « Strategic Tourism Expansion Program – Heart of the Island Initiative » and the other on the PERCÉ post-secondary internship program. The PERCÉ presentation was well applauded when those present heard of its high retention rates.
In the photo, from left, are Don Quarles, president of the Heart of the Island Initiative, Julia Cameron, executive director of the Kensington Chamber, Pierre Gallant, spokesperson for the Acadian Chamber, and Stéphane Blanchard, youth development officer for the RDÉE, who presented the PERCÉ program.
Coreen Pickering and Julia Cameron were the happy winners of popcorn poppers, two of the door prizes at the Kensington business mixer on Jan. 23.
The recent Kensington business mixer started off with a fabulous buffet of hors d’oeuvres.