Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 11

June 2, 2011 – Issue 11

Welcome to June and the warm weather. If you have a submission for the Chamber E-Chat please send it to the Chamber office. Publishing deadlines can be found at the end of this newsletter.
Lunch Connections – Customer Service – June 22nd
The education Committee is pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the June Lunch Connections – Contact Who You Should Know, What You Should Know is Chris Hinsperger, Bonnechere Caves. The topic is one that is very important with the summer season soon upon us, Customer Service. All are welcome to attend this informative and educational seminar.
Location: Westwinds Restaurant, Best Western Pembroke Inn, 1 International Drive, Pembroke
Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm (registration at 11:30 am)
Cost: $15/Chamber member; $25/guest
RSVP by June 17th to the Chamber office 613-732-1492 or manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Now on Facebook and Twitter
The Communications Committee invites you to “Like” us on Facebook. Just do a search for Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce and click on the “Like” button.
If you are on Twitter the committee also asks you to start following us on Twitter @uovcc or any of our postings #uovcc .
The Communications committee will be using these tools to help us communication to you in conjunction with the traditional forms of communications.
2011 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala – January 28, 2012
Planning has started on the 2011 Awards Gala. Heading up the Gala committee this year is Board member Sue McCrae. The theme for the upcoming gala is “Building For Our Future”
Sue welcomes anyone who is interested in helping on the Gala committee to let the Chamber office know at 613-732-1492. The next meeting is set for June 23rd at 8:30 am at the Chamber office.
From Our Members:
MY BROADCASTING CORPORATION - named to PROFIT 200 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine
Congratulations to MY BROADCASTING CORPORATION.  "Ontario's Local Broadcasting Comapnay" has been recognized as one of the TOP 100 companies in the 23rd annual PROFIT 200 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Comapnies by PROFIT Magazine.  Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 200 profiles the country's most successful growth companies.
MY BROADCASTING CORP. was founded by Jon Pole and Andrew Dickson in 2004 with its first station in Renfrew.  Currently MBC operates in strategic communities throughout Ontario with a focus on small and medium size markets.
Recently, MBC radio stations in Renfrew, Pembroke, Arnprior, Napanee, Strathroy, Kincardine and Exeter were also acknowledged for positive business contributions in their communities and May 20th marked the launch of the all-new 94.1 myFM in St. Thomas, Ontario.  Later this summer, MBC will launch the first local radio station for Gananoque, Ontario.
New Location for The Toy Nook – June 1st
The Toy Nook formerly located in Petawawa on Victoria St. is now located at 1330 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke. The new phone number is 613-629-TOYS (8697).
Please stop in and visit Sophie and her staff for all the latest educational toys for children of all ages.
Comfort Inn Pembroke Welcomes Back Marilyn Alexander as General Manager
The Comfort Inn Pembroke is very pleased to welcome Marilyn Alexander back as the General Manager. Marilyn is looking forward to re-connecting with all her former contacts.
Comfort Inn Offers Discounts for Chamber Members in Northern Ontario
Chamber Members save 15% of regular Room Rates at participating hotels in Northern Ontario.
Locations include: Dryden, Kapuskasing, Kenora, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Pembroke, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins. Contact the hotels directly and ask for the “LCHAM” rate code. Click here for flyer.
Tee off for a good cause – Algonquin College Capital Campaign tournament at Pembroke Shores Golf Club, Wednesday June 22nd, with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm.
$150/player- includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, dinner & prizes. Charitable receipts will be issued for a portion of the registration fee.
For more information, visit www.algonquincollege.com/pembrokenewcampus or phone 613-735-4700 ext 2842.
It’s Time To Rock Fundraiser for Bernadette McCann House – June 4th
On June 4th, Bernadette McCann House is having their 2nd annual “It’s Time to Rock Fundraiser”. Tickets are $20/each and it is held at the Cobden Agricultural Hall with the band “The Ryan Brothers”. Light Lunch. For more information and tickets please call BMH admin office at 613-732-7776.
Bernadette McCann House Annual General Meeting – June 14th
On June 14th Bernadette McCann House is hosting their Annual General Meeting which starts at 7:00 pm at the Marguerite Centre in Pembroke. They welcome all to join. For more information contact BMH admin office at 613-732-7776.
Business Technology Showcase – June 17th
Ottawa Valley Business Technology Showcase will be held Friday June 17th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at The Innovation Centre, I Innovation Drive, Renfrew. FREE Admission, Lunch Provided, Seating is Limited so register early!
See working models and live demonstrations of some of the latest innovations in office technology for business and industry. Talk to the experts in a relaxed setting and see how the right technology and solution providers can help you turbo charge your business for success.
To register or for more information, Call: 613-432-4448 Email info@tipsunltd.ca or the Renfrew Chamber of Commerce at 613-432-7015. Click here for flyer
Are You Hiring a Summer Student This Year? The Summer Jobs Service at Algonquin College can Help!
This summer the provincially funded Summer Jobs Service will assist more than 600 high school, college and university students in finding summer employment. As an employer, we want to hear from you if you have openings for summer students. We’ll help you find a student to hire. Our services are free. We can post your jobs in our business centre and on-line, and we can refer students to you for interviews.
For more information, contact us at 613-735-4700 etx 2814 or visit us at the Pembroke Campus of Algonquin College in room 215. We are open Monday to Friday and until 6 pm on Wednesdays.
Fellowes Falcons Football Golf Social – June 17th
Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Island Brae Golf Club
Shotgun Start at 4:00 pm
Four Ball Scramble
Take in 9 holes of golf, enjoy a steak dinner, win great prizes & support Fellowes Football for only $50!
To Register contact: Keith Roach (613-735-6858 ext 510) or Dan Shields at 613-732-9022
Proceeds supports purchase of equipment for players.
Upcoming Events
June 2nd – Gourmet Breakfast for Jubilee Place
7:30 am Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke
$50/person ($38 donation receipt)
613-732-8434 or jubileeplace@nrtco.net
June 4th – 2nd Annual “It’s Time to Rock Fundraiser” for Bernadette McCann House
Tickets: $20/person
Cobden Agricultural Hall
June 9 – 12, 2011 – County of Renfrew Expo 150
June 14th – Annual General Meeting for Bernadette McCann House
7:00 pm at the Marguerite Centre, Pembroke
June 17th – Ottawa Valley Business Technology Showcase
The Innovation Centre, 1 Innovation Drive, Renfrew
FREE Admission. Limited seating.
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
613-432-4448 or 613-432-7015
June 17th – Fellowes Falcons Football Golf Social
4 pm Island Brae Golf Club
Contact: Keith @ 613-735-6858 ext 510 or Dan @ 613-732-9022
June 22nd – Lunch Connections – Customer Service
Guest Speaker: Chris Hinsperger, Bonnechere Caves
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Westwinds Restaurant, Best Western Pembroke Inn
Cost: $15/ Chamber members ($25/person guests)
RSVP to Chamber office 613-732-1492 manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
June 22nd – Tee Off for a Good Cause
Algonquin Capital Campaign golf tournament
Pembroke Shores Golf Club
613-735-4700 ext 2842  
Remember to check the Chamber website on a continuous basis for events and updates.
Upcoming Publishing Dates
If you have information to submit for E-Chat, please note the following publishing dates and deadlines:
Publishing                          Deadline for submissions
June 16                                 June 13
June 30                                 June 27
July 14                                   July 11
July 28                                   July 25

Phone: 613-732-1492
Fax: 613-732-5793
Email: manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com