Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 16

August 11, 2011 – Issue 16

We hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having this summer.  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.
UOVCC Algonquin East Branch Elects First Chair
Just a few short weeks after businesses met to discuss the formation of a Branch of the Upper Ottawa Valley in the region, the Algonquin East Branch as it will be known has elected its first Branch Chair. Kelly Klinck of Bayberry Lane Designs was elected as the Chair. Assisting her will be Yvette Boudreau-Smith, Pinewood Inn who was appointed Vice Chair. The Algonquin East Branch encompasses the business communities within the municipalities of Madawaska Valley, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards, and South Algonquin.
“We are very excited to congratulate Kelly and welcome her to the Board of Directors of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce as the Chair of the Algonquin East Branch,” says Gary Melnyk, President of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce. “In addition we also congratulate Yvette on her appointment as Vice Chair”.
Ms Klinck’s duties include: sitting on the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, to facilitate the meetings of the Branch throughout the year and to assist the UOV Chamber in promoting the Chamber and helping the local business community. 
“It is our hope that members of Algonquin East will take the opportunity to be involved with the other Chamber committees and contribute to their Branch with ideas,” adds Lorraine MacKenzie, Executive Director of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Being an active member helps not only the Branch but the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber as a whole.” 
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 August 23rd  at 8:15 am at Algonquin College, Room 226. If you are interested in attending please call Lorraine at the Chamber office.
Sponsorship packages will be available and sent out to all members in the next couple of weeks. Sponsorships are on a 1st come basis.
Small Business Week Trade Show – October 21st
Following the successful UOVCC Small Business WeekTrade Show last year, we have again begun planning for one to be held during Small Business Week this year. The date is Friday October 21st at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 
There is no cost to have a booth in the Trade Show and is exclusive to UOVCC members only. It is our way of thanking you our members. Please watch for more details. Space is limited and will be available on a fist come basis. If you would like to pre-register for your spot now, please contact the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
The business community and the general public are invited come to the Trade Show. There is not admission charge.
Bank of Canada Presentation – New Currency
There will be 2 Bank of Canada presentations on the new currency that will be release this fall.

October 17th at 6:00 pm – Algonquin East Branch will host the first presentation in Barry’s Bay (location to be announced) Cost to be decided.
October 18th at 7:30 am – Breakfast Connections – (location to be announced Pembroke/Petawawa area) Cost: $8/chamber members; $15 general admission
Watch for more details on both of these presentations.
From Our Members:
New Rogers Kiosk in Petawawa
The new Rogers Kiosk is holding their Grand Opening on Thursday August 18th. You are invited to attend a UOVCC Business After Hours mixer from 4 pm – 7 pm that evening.
The address of the store is 3435a Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa, ON K8H 1X4. The contact phone number is 613-401-1464.
NRTC Communications Celebrating 100 Years
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulations NRTC Communications on 100 years in business.
Everyone is invited to the celebrations on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Official Cake Cutting is at 3:00 pm
Please join them for cake and refreshments, goodies and surprises for the children and a chance to win some fun pries.
RSVP to: 100Years@nrtco.net or 613-638-7873
Challenge Issued from Giant Tiger Store to Other Businesses
Giant Tiger store owner, Lou Hammill has issued a challenge to other businesses to help out CPAN by sponsoring a child or children in the backpack Plus Program. Giant tiger have just sponsored 6 children.
The campaign is called Children are our Business. The concept is simple, for just $75 you can sponsor one student and make a difference in their life. For further information please contact CPAN at 613-735-2374 ext 250 or visit CPAN’s web site at www.renfrewcountycpan.ca
Cultural Asset Inventory Project Seeks Volunteers for Steering Committees
The Ottawa Valley Cultural Mapping Project is seeking committee volunteers. Help define what makes the Ottawa valley unique.
Time commitment: 10 – 12 hours over 8 months
If you have an interest or expertise in cultural heritage contact Project Co-ordinator ksmith@pembroke.ca
Upcoming Events
Remember to check the Chamber website on a continuous basis for events and updates.
August 18th – Grand Opening/Business After Hours mixer new Rogers Kiosk
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3435a Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa
August 19th – UOV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
$75/player until August 12th ($85/player after August 12th)
Roanoke Golf Club
1:00 Shotgun Start – Best Ball format
Contact Chamber office at 613-732-1492 to register or email manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com             
August 25th – NRTC Communications 100 Years Celebration
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4 Stewart Street, Beachburg
RSVP 100years@nrtco.net

Upcoming Publishing Dates
If you have information to submit for E-Chat, please note the following publishing dates and deadlines:
Publishing                          Deadline for submissions
August 25                            August 22
Sept 8                                   Sept 5

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