Vision: Kentville is the vibrant, diverse business and professional centre of the Valley.

Mission: KBC works to create a community which is supportive and welcoming to current and future businesses, professionals, and organizations, and to attract people to shop, use services, and spend time in Kentville.

History: The Kentville Business Community (KBC) was originally incorporated as the Kentville Development Corporation Limited in 1980 and reactivated in 2013 and renamed Kentville Business Community in 2019. KBC is incorporated as a non-profit, and exists to represent the collective interests of Kentville’s businesses and organizations.

Purpose: KBC is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors drawn directly from the business community. It works with and for the business community, acting in both an economic development role as well as an advocacy role. It is the mandate of KBC to help support, promote, and grow the Kentville business community.

Strategic Pillars:

Marketing & Promotions: Promote shopping, using services, and doing business in Kentville.


Engagement & Communication: Act as a conduit of information and engage businesses and organizations in events, activities, and projects.


Infrastructure & Investment: Advocate for and assist with development and beautification efforts.


Support & Recognition: Support the growth and synergy of businesses and organizations, and celebrate successes.



#wearekentville is a hashtag that was dreamed up by a Kentville Business Community board member to represent the many facets of our community.

We are Kentville faces, we are Kentville voices, we are Kentville events, we are Kentville families, we are Kentville businesses, we are Kentville organizations. We are the resources that heal, grow, and educate. We are a strong community that offers safety with our own police force, volunteer fire department, EHS and court house. We are a population supported tirelessly by health care workers and facilities. We are a community of multiple generations, and people from all walks of life. We are open spaces and fresh air… #wearekentville

Further Reading:

Kentville Business Community’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Kentville Business Community’s 2022/23 Annual Report

Kentville Business Community’s 2022/23 Audited Financial Statements

Kentville Business Community’s 2022 Information Sheet

Kentville’s Calendar of Events