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E-Chat 2011 Issue 19

 October 6, 2011 – Issue 19
Happy Thanksgiving! As you noticed there was only 1 issue of the E-Chat in September but now that I am back from my vacation we will be back on schedule of every 2 weeks. 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.

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Second Branch
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce expanded its region on September 26th when the members of the Deep River & Area Chamber of Commerce voted in a 12 – 1 decision to establish a second branch of the UOV Chamber in their region. The Deep River & Area Chamber will discontinue operations as a separate Chamber, and combine forces with the UOV Chamber to become a branch of the larger Chamber.

“We are proud to welcome Deep River and the surrounding area to the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce,” said Gary Melnyk, president of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber. “All members of the Chamber should be pleased our business organization just became stronger today.”
The full release can be viewed online at http://www.upperottawavalleychamber.com/Chamber+News+and+Events/News/Upper+Ottawa+Valley+Chamber+of+Commerce+Welcomes+2nd+Branch.html

Small Business Week Trade Show – October 21st
Following the successful UOVCC Small Business Week Trade 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 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please note in the last issue I gave the wrong starting time of 11:00 am.

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 no 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: Opeongo Seniors’ Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay
Cost: $8/chamber members; $15 general admission

October 18th at 7:30 am – Breakfast Connections –
Location: Marguerite Centre, 700 McKay Street, Pembroke – Madawaska Conference Room
Cost: $8/chamber members; $15 general admission

2011 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala – January 28, 2012
The 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 24th at 8:30 am at the Chamber office. If you are interested in attending please call Lorraine at the Chamber office.
Sponsorship packages have been sent out we hope that you will consider participating. Sponsorships are on a 1st come basis.

Grow Your Business Using Social Media & Improving Customer Service
Matt Lemay, Executive Director Labour Market Group Renfrew & Lanark County will show you how to use social media to help grow your business. This workshop is aimed at businesses with the goal of teaching them practical knowledge of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Cal and Google Docs, Skpe and LinkedIn. The workshop uses custom-made tutorials to show exactly what these programs look like and what they can do. Participants develop a better understanding of how social media tools can help grow a business or organization.

Jay McLaren a prominent business owner for over 35 years and professor at Algonquin College will teach employers how to train and motivate their front line staff to provide excellent customer service.

Hosted By: Enterprise Renfrew County
Funded By: Ontario Government
Partners: The Labour Market Group Renfrew & Lanark County and the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
Sessions will be offered in Pembroke & Barry’s Bay
Date: Nov 2nd – Pembroke Location: Marguerite Centre
Date: Nov 3rd – Barry’s Bay Location: Ash Grove Inn Restaurant
To register visit: www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com or call 613-735-8224

Business After Hours
November 16th – Hosted by Custom Draperies, 76 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 25th – Hosted by Speedpro Signs, 1982 Petawawa Blvd., Pembroke
Time: to be announced

February 16th – Hosted by Integrated Health Centre, 570 Nelson Street, Pembroke
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March – Hosted by MyFM Radio, 84 Isabella St., Pembroke
Date & Time to be announced

From Our Members:
Algonquin College – Passport to Prosperity Kick Off Breakfast
Wednesday November 2, 2011
7:30 am
Travelodge Pembroke – Settlers’ Hall
Celebrating Business-Education Partnerships that support students in making the transition from school to work. November 2nd is also “Take Our Kids to Work Day.”

Upcoming Events
October 17th – Bank of Canada New Currency Presentation
Location: Barry’s Bay, Opeongo Seniors’ Centre, 19 Stafford St., Barry’s Bay
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $8/Chamber member; $15/general admission

October 18th – Breakfast Connections – Bank of Canada New Currency Presentation
Location: Marguerite Centre, 700 McKay St., Pembroke, Madawaska Conference Room
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: 10:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Chamber members, book your free spot now, call 613-732-1492 or email manager@uovchamber.com 
 
November 2 – Passport to Prosperity Kick Off Breakfast
Travelodge Pembroke
7:30 am
For more information contact: Michelle Lariviere-Ranger larivim@algonquincollege.com 
 
November 2 – Grow Your Business Using Social Media & Improving Customer Service
Marguerite Centre, 700 MacKay St., Pembroke
Cost: $15/person plus HST includes refreshments. Pre-registration required and tickets are non-refundable.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register visit: www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com  or call 613-735-8224

November 3 – Grow Your Business Using Social Media & Improving Customer Service
Ash Grove Inn Restaurant, Hwy 62 S, Barry’s Bay
Cost: $15/person plus HST includes refreshments. Pre-registration required and tickets are non-refundable.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register visit: www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com  or call 613-735-8224

November 16 – Business After Hours – Custom Draperies
Hosted By: Custom Draperies
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm

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

Oct 20                        Oct 17
Nov 3                         Oct 31
Nov 17                       Nov 14

 

 


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