Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 12

June 16, 2011 – Issue 12

WOW! What a fantastic job the organizers of EXPO 150 did. Congratulations to all involved. 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
EXPO 150 – What An Event!
The organizers of EXPO 150 did a wonderful job of putting on this event. The attendance was over the top. The Chambers of Renfrew County had a combined booth and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole event.
Winners of passes for two to the Chambers Golf Tournaments:
Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce: Rob Hamelin
Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce: Colleen James
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce: Joe Bonnah
Congratulations to the winners!
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.
UOV Chamber to Hold Meeting in Barry’s Bay – June 27th
All businesses are invited to attend a special meeting that we will be holding in Barry’s Bay on Monday June 27th at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Jennifer Layman, Membership Chair, says “we are holding this meeting for all businesses that wish to attend to find out more about the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce and its programs and services and what we have to offer businesses. We are especially inviting businesses in the Township of Madawaska Valley, Killaloe, Combermere, Wilno and the surrounding area.” Current Chamber members in the area are also invited to attend.
The meeting will start at 6:30 pm and all businesses are welcome to attend. In order for us to have sufficient copies of information we ask that anyone interested in attending call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or email manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
From Our Members:
Sid Landen’s Men’s & Ladies Wear Closing Its Doors – August 30th
After 50 years in business, Sid Landen’s Men’s & Ladies’ Wear in Petawawa will be closing its doors on August 30th. Owner Don Blackley says the decision to close was a very tough one to make.   We wish Don all the best as he takes some time for himself.   Don has been with Sid Landen’s for 35 years.
Come in now for 30 to 70% off everything in the store. 
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.
Alterna Savings – 5th Annual BBQ Fundraiser June 17th
The Pembroke branch of Alterna Savings will be having their 5th annual BBQ to raise funds for cancer research on Friday June 17th at 680 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke. The BBQ runs from 11 am to 2 pm.

They are specifically raising funds for prostate cancer in conjunction with the Alterna Do It For Dad Family Walk/Run which will be held in Ottawa on June 19th.
More information can be found on their website: www.Alterna.ca or at www.ottawacancer.ca
2 Youth Entrepreneur Camps to Be Held This Summer
Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is delighted to offer 2 Youth Entrepreneur Camps this summer.
Aspiring young entrepreneurs age 10 – 14 will meet successful entrepreneurs, shop for their own supplies, and run their business for a day. There will also be a variety of physical and team building activities which will make this a fun and dynamic summer camp experience.
Registration is available for July 17th to the 22nd, and August 7th to the 12th, each session will run for 5 nights and 6 days.
Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario the cost of the camp is only $275.
For more information please visit www.yep-pej.ca or call 613-735-3951 ext 230.
Update from Wise Move Realty – Fundraising Event Held May 27th
A quick update of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life Event held on May 27th.
Wise Move Realty Inc., brokerage held a “Yard & Bake Sale” raising donations totaling $603.52
Scotiabank Petawawa held a “Used Book Sale” which brought in $134.00
Beyond Nutrition donating 50 cents for every bottle of Cleansing & Detoxification Supplement/Program and also Weight Loss Products sold during the event hours, pledged $50.00
Euphoria Smoothie Bistro donated 25 cents from the sale of every Smoothie during the event for a total of $17.00
Precise Hair Design collected $33.00 in donations during this Charity event.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation and came out to support the Bridgeway Mall Fundraiser.
Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Black & White Gala Tickets Now on Sale!
Dust off your dancin’ shoes – Michael Sicoly’s coming back to town!
Canadian vocalist and musician Michael Sicoly will be back in the Valley this October dazzling guests at the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s sixth annual signature event – the Black & White Gala. Event tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available from the Foundation office located at PRH.
The event will take place October 15th, 2011 at the Normandy Officers’ Mess at CFB Petawawa. For Gala tickets or more information about sponsorships, please contact the Foundation Office at 613-732-2811 ext 7408 or foundation@pemreghos.org
Save the Date! Ottawa Valley Creative Economy Conference July 26, 2011
Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation in association with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario will be holding “Ottawa Valley Creative Economy Conference” on July 26th, 2011 at the Marguerite Centre, 700 MacKay Street Pembroke. It will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Registration details will be announced soon!
Upcoming Events
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 17th – 5th Annual Alterna Savings BBQ Fundraiser
11 am – 2 pm
680 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke
Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Research
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  
June 27th – UOV Chamber Meeting in Barry’s Bay
6:30 pm, Council Chambers of Municipal Building
RSVP to Chamber office 613-732-1492 or email manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
All businesses welcome to attend.
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 30                                 June 27
July 14                                   July 11
July 28                                   July 25

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