The strength of many Valley communities is the family farm (this one near Aylesford, Kings County) and other small or family-owned businesses.

The strength of many Valley communities is the family farm and other small or family-owned businesses. When the wealth created in these enterprises is passed from one generation to the next – and the next – that is good for the business. It is also good for the prosperity of the community and the region, because keeping this wealth in the community builds stability.

Across the Annapolis Valley, many people and organizations have a role to play in nurturing this inter-generational transfer of wealth and business succession.

The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce has identified the need for more education and awareness around this process. With our mutual interest in supporting business and agriculture, the Valley REN is pleased to join with the AVCC and other partners to present an opportunity for local businesses to hear from Dr. John Fast.

As an advisor to small and family enterprises, especially inter-generational family farms, John knows the dynamics of family-owned businesses.

He will be sharing his insight and advice with Valley businesses at a free event on Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm at the Old Orchard Inn in Greenwich.

The evening is open to all. If your business or family farm is working towards succession, is in the middle of it, or has come through it, we hope you can join us.

Light refreshments will be available. Please register in advance with the AVCC by calling 902-678-4634 or emailing

Hope to see you there!