About Us

Mission statement


Our mission is to sustain, grow, and connect our local business communities and enrich the value of tourism to Mahone Bay and Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

What is the function of the Chamber of Commerce

The Mahone Bay Tourism & Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses, professionals, and local volunteers whose goals are to promote local interests, build a healthy economy, and sustain/grow the community’s tourism and business environments. Through the Chamber, there are many ways to do business, build business connections, access business expertise, and market to local, regional, national and international communities.


As a non-profit organization, the Chamber’s strategic focus aligns with Chambers and Board of Trade throughout Canada.  The organization’s management is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the members.  Board members represent various industry sectors within the business community.  Drawing from the membership, ad hoc committees are formed to manage the Chamber’s core governance functions, such as financial management and special operations/initiatives, such as Festivals and the Visitor Information Centre. The Chamber’s board is committed to continually seek opportunities to increase benefits to the members they serve.

Board of Directors

Jeff Phillips

Chair of the Board

Ange Phillips

Board Secretary

Michele Johnson

Board Member

Danielle King

Board Member

Fran O'Hagen

Past Chair of the Board

Lisa Higgins

Board Member

Scott Veinot


Martha Dollivar

Board Member

Paul Crouse

Board Member

Christine Knickle

Board Member