Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 17

August 25, 2011 – Issue 17

Well we are at the end of August already. Boy the summer has flown by.  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.
* Please note* Chamber Executive Director Lorraine MacKenzie will be away from the office on vacation Sept. 11th – 30th, she will return to the office on Monday October 3rd. Phone message and emails will be monitored in her absence and should there be any urgent issue that can’t wait until her return it will be directed to appropriate Board member contact.
UOV Golf Tournament Thank You
 We have a terrific afternoon of golfing and networking. The top team was Rod Gallant, Jason Robertson, Mike Warren and Nathan Clouthier.
Closest to the Line (sponsored by Campbell Monument) – Aileen Roesler
Closest to the Pin - Women (sponsored by Touch of Solace Esthetics) – Marsha Robertson
Closest to the Pin – Men (sponsored by RBC) – Edgar Roesler
Longest Drive – Women (sponsored by Wade Leal, Dominion Lending) – Marsha Robertson
Longest Drive – Men (sponsored by Wade Leal, Dominion Lending) – Nathan Clouthier
Hole-In-One Contest (sponsored by MYFM Radio) - unfortunately no one won
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club held a Putting Contest for 4 tickets to a pre-season game (Ottawa vs Montreal) which was won by Nathan Clouthier.
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club also donated prizes for a raffle draw which included 4 pairs of lower bowl tickets for hockey games in the 2011-12 season (valued at approx. $250/pair) and a suite the Jeff Dunham, Controlled Chaos show on Oct 23rd, 2011 (valued at approx. $2000) . Thank you to them for their support.
Scorecard Sponsor – Beyond Wireless/Rogers
Beverage Cart Sponsor – Astral Media, representing The Bear & Star 96
Tee Sponsors: TD Merchant Services, Ian Hunter; Pembroke Heritage Manor; BMO Bankof Montreal; ScotiaBank; TD Canada Trust, Pembroke; TD Canada Trust, Petawawa, Steve Carson, Johnston & Mackie Ltd.; Lefebrve Electronics; Travelonly, Horst Business Services; Royal Canadian Legion branch 72; Runge Stationers, Helferty Disaster Restoration; AECL; KI; Carefor and Moncion Grocers, Petawawa Market.

Thank you to the sponsors and all the businesses who donated to our prize table, we couldn’t do it without you!

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.
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 October 7th at 8:30 am at the Chamber office. 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.
From Our Members:
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
TVCOGECO Seeks Community Feedback
TVCOGECO wants your community feedback. They are seeking input on how you think they could do even better at operating our local community channel.
They are holding open house discussions and your opinions and suggestions are most welcome.
Open House will be held at 185 Lake Street, Pembroke on August 29th, 30th and 31st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
For more information contact Tianna Tierney at TVCOGECO (613-735-2100 ext 232.
Fall Showcase 2011 – September 16, 17, 18th
September 16, 17, 18
: Petawawa Civic Centre
Changes: They are adding a CRAFTERS and ARTISANS LOFT upstairs in the Civic Centre. This will open up the Showcase to more exhibitors and attract more people.

The other big show excitement could revolve around the new ecoENERGY – HOMES program. They hope a lot of businesses will come in to take advantage of this incentive along with one offered by HYDRO ONE.
More information about Fall Showcase 2011 please contact Doug and Kathleen, Stoneman Promotions
stonemaninpetawawa@live.ca or Kathleen@showcaseinpetawawa.ca
Upcoming Events
September 16, 17, 18th – Fall Showcase 2011
Civic Centre in Petawawa
October 17th – Bank of Canada New Currency Presentation
Location: Barry’s Bay, venue to be announced
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: TBD
October 18th – Breakfast Connections – Bank of Canada New Currency Presentation
Location: Marguerite Centre (room to be announced)
Time: 7:30 am
Cost: Chamber members $8/person; General admission $15/person
October 21st - Small Business Trade Show
Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre
Time: 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Chamber members book your free spot now, call 613-732-1492 or email manager@uovchamber.com
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
Sept 8                                   Sept 5 (only 1 issue in September)
Oct 6                                      Oct 3rd
Oct 20                                   Oct 17
611 TV Tower Road
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
K8A 6W6

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