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Monthly Morning Networking
Join the Village on Main on the third Wednesday morning (8:30 am – 9:30 am) of every month for morning networking at various locations throughout The Village on Main. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the business owners who have decided to make The Village on Main their home. Enjoy complimentary Tim Horton’s coffee, good conversation, door prizes and more! You don’t have to be a member to attend. Everyone is Welcome. Here are a few photos taken at February’s networking held at Simplycast. Thank you for hosting.

March’s Networking will be Wednesday, March 21 at Support Services Group, located at 82 Tacoma Drive, #207
Did you know that Support Services Group runs a second hand store called Thrifty Treasures Secondhand Goods that employs people living with a disability?  We were hoping that if you are thinking of attending our Monthly Networking on March 21, that you might consider bringing some gently used items to donate to the store! Items including; clothing, shoes, handbags, books, DVDs, videos, small appliances, housewares, collectibles and decorations are all accepted.
Kind of like a Thank You for hosting! 

Downtowns Atlantic Canada Conference

This year, the Downtowns Atlantic Canada (DAC) Conference will be held May 27-29 in Halifax. The conference will be hosted by the eight business improvement districts, including the Village on Main. The three-day conference welcomes delegates from city staff and business improvement district staff from across the Atlantic Provinces. There will also be portions of the conference open to the public.

The Village on Main is currently looking for items to include in 60 delegate bags as well as uniquely Haligonian/Dartmouthian gifts to present to speakers and panelists. If your business would like to provide delegate bag items to promote your products or provide a speaker/panelist gift, please contact Sandra Conrad at

 Boys & Girls Club Breakfast

​Last month we invited new businesses, volunteers and our hard working summer team to the Boys & Girls Club annual breakfast fundraiser as a gesture of appreciation. We filled two tables and enjoyed breakfast by the NSCC Akerley Culinary team of students while hearing success stories from members of the Boys & Girls Club!

Did you know we have close to 60
Health & Wellness Facilities in the Village on Main? 

Our new Health & Wellness brochure is launched with this month’s story!
Long-time residents and visitors of Dartmouth are often pleasantly surprised when they discover the unique make-up and the potential that exists within the one kilometre radius known as the Village on Main. This month’s feature highlights access to a surprisingly large number of organizations specializing in health and wellness, either government, non-profit or businesses.
The Dartmouth Community Health Team located on Tacoma Drive offers government funded programs and services free of charge to the public. A great place to access shorter educational sessions and programs on a wide variety of topics ranging from food, nutrition and weight management, managing health risk factors,  emotional and physical wellness activities as well as social connectivity and parenting skills. Checking out their seasonal brochures of program offerings could prove to be quite beneficial.  
There are several medical clinics within the Village on Main as well as many other health specialists, such as, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, optometrists, dental services, an acupuncturist and osteopathic medicine. When one imagines living in a walkable community and the vast number of health and wellness services available within the village on main, it becomes easier to understand the appeal of such a location. Exercise facilities, they exist... Pet Care…it is there. Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital on Tacoma Drive has been serving your furry friends for more than 40 years.  Let's not forget the good work of advocacy and educational groups like Gateway Homes Inc., Affirmative Ventures, Veterans Emergency Transition Services and more!
Including churches, there are actually well over fifty wellness facilities in the Village On Main!  See for yourself in our new Health & Wellness Services Brochure. It's no wonder this community has an engaged Age Friendly Community Plan designed for helping to support the community by supporting meaningful involvement of residents of all ages and abilities.

Annual Parade & Festival in Tribute to Those Who Serve
Sponsorship Opportunity

It’s hard to believe but planning is well underway for our annual Tribute Festival! The date for this years’ event is Saturday, June 2nd and will once again take place in the Sobeys parking lot. The Tribute parade will start at 11am
We currently have Sponsorship Opportunities available for both members and non-members of the Village on Main.  One of thee benefits available for all sponsorship levels allows you to set up a booth at the Tribute Festival.  This is a great opportunity to introduce your product &/or service to potential new customers! The sponsorship package can be found on our web site! If you have an questions or would like to discuss a possible sponsorship, please send an email to

Business Skills Training
In partnership with the Metro Business Association (MBA), we are offering another round of Business Skills Training with funding from the NS Dept. of Labour & Advanced Education. There will be three (3) courses starting on Wednesday, April 25th. They are as follows:
  • Implementing your Online Marketing Strategy – 9:00am to 12:30pm
  • MS Excel – 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Video for Business – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Members of either of these business associations have priority for class seats, however the funding partner requires a minimum of participants to run a class, therefore we are opening it to those outside of the associations.  You may feel free to share this information with your colleagues.  There will be no charge to participants as the provincial government is contributing the funding toward these programs. For additional Information and registration see our website page. To complete the online form CLICK HERE.
The following information applies to all three courses:
  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Location: The Coastal Inn, Windmill Rd.
  • 3.5 hour classes, once a week for 11 weeks

Welcome to The Village on Main

Maritime Billiards Country Lounge

Now open at 211 Main St.
They have 6 pool tables and 3 snooker tables.
Follow them on Facebook for more information 

             Meet Brendan Lamb 
               Our Spring Intern

We have a number of projects on the go that require input of the community so for the past couple of months Brendan has been working with us to develop some online ways to increase our level of community engagement.  Brendan is in his last year in the Community Design Honours Program at the Dalhousie School of Planning.
He is usually in the office on Fridays so if you are in the area, drop by and say hi!

Dartmouth Burnside Community Job Fair
Connecting Business and Community in the Heart of Dartmouth North

A  group of Dartmouth North community groups are coming together to host the Dartmouth Burnside Community Job Fair. Free to everyone, the job fair offers job seekers the opportunity to speak directly with 'decision makers' from Dartmouth businesses who are hiring for full and part-time positions. Check out the web site for additional information.


Dartmouth Burnside Community Job Fair
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Dartmouth North Community Centre
105 Highfield Park Drive
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Office Space For Lease
CBRE has two office spaces available for lease. Both are located above the Shoppers Drug Mart at 80 Tacoma Drive.
The first space is 2,274 sq ft and the second is 816 sq ft. Features of these spaces include:
  • High density/traffic corridor of Main. St.
  • Ability to build to suit tenant’s needs
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Accessible second-floor via elevator
  • Competitive rates available
  • CAM & Tax - $8.08/SF
  • Windows overlooking residential neighbourhood

For additional information, contact; Tim Platt, Sales Representative at 902-492-2072 or
Upcoming - The Village on Main Networking Event
Join us for our Next Networking...on Wednesday March 21st from 8:30am to 9:30am at Support Services Group, located at 82 Tacoma Drive, Suite #207. Keep an eye on our Facebook & Twitter for any updates! You don’t need to be a member to participate. 
Please check out our website for updates on development, progress on projects in the village, upcoming
events, our member directory, webcam and more!

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