Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 21

November 18, 2011 – Issue 21

The close of November is upon us and we will soon be busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The Chamber will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Nov 23rd and we all look forward to the announcement of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. 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.
Are You on Facebook or Twitter?
The Communications Committee invites you to “Like” us on Facebook. Just do a search for the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce and click on the “Like” button. If your business has a fan page we can reciprocate and “Like” your page. Let’s increase our Business Connections!
The UOV Chamber of Commerce is also on Twitter and we invite you to “Follow” us. We can be found at #uovcc .
Deadline for Award Nominations is November 30th
Everyone is invited to submit a nomination for the 2011 Achievement Awards. Deadline for submission is 4 pm on November 30th. This list of award categories and the criteria for each award can be found on the Chamber web site at www.UOVchamber.com and click on Chamber Awards
The theme for this year’s Awards Gala is “Building For Our Future”. The 2011 Feature Award is “Skilled Trades Employer”. This award will recognize an employer who actively promotes careers in the skilled trades field. 
Sponsorship Packages Available for the 2011 Awards Gala
If your company would like to be involved in the 2011 Achievement Awards Gala why not consider a sponsorship? There are various price points for sponsorships starting at $250.00 to be a Table Sponsor. Please visit the Chamber web site for details on the packages available. All sponsorships are on a 1st come basis and are a great way to promote your business
Not able to do a sponsorship but want tickets? Reserved yours now by calling the Chamber office at 613-732-1492. Tickets until Dec 31st are $70/person, starting Jan 1st, 2012 the prices rises to $85/person so get yours before it is too late. Maximum tickets to be sold is 300 and deadline to purchase any tickets is January 14, 2012.
Business After Hours
November 30th
Village Common & The Vintage Shoppe, 19492 Opeongo Road, Barry’s Bay
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
This is the first event to be held for the Algonquin East Branch of the UOVCC since the inception in the summer. Please plan to attend and welcome them to our network.
December 7th  - Glenergy Inc., 2669 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawawa
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
January 25thSpeedpro Signs, 1982 Petawawa Blvd., Pembroke
Time: to be announced
February 16thIntegrated Health Centre, 570 Nelson Street, Pembroke
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
March – MyFM Radio, 84 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Date and Time: to be announced
Breakfast Connections with the Commanders from CFB Petawawa
Wednesday December 14th, 2011
Location: Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa, 3119 B Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa
Time: 7:15 am registration & light breakfast; 7:30 am Speakers start
Guest Speakers: Colonel Simon Hetherington, Commander 2 CMBG, Colonel Tom Endicott, Commander 2 ASG and Lieutenant Colonel Chris Moyle, Base Commander CFB Petawawa
Cost: $8.00/Chamber members; $15/ general admission
RSVP by December 9th to the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
From Our Members:
Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke – Christmas Gift Wrapping
The Boys 7 girls Club will once again be doing their gift wrapping service this year. They will have two locations: one at the Pembroke Mall and one inside WalMart (grocery entrance). The event kick-off will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 am at the Pembroke Mall. The gift wrap kiosks will be open daily, from December 14th to 24th at both locations.
They are looking for individuals or teams from local businesses and organizations to join in the fun as part of their Celebrity Gift wrapping. Space will be provided to display small signs, business cards and pamphlets, while your businesses are being represented at the Gift Wrap.
Please contact Bonnie Schryer at 613-735-1933 or Bonnie.s@boysandgirlsclubofpembroke.com for a list of time slots available.
The Valley Gazette – Special for UOVCC Members for Christmas Ads
The Valley Gazette would like to offer any member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce 20% off retail display ads for the Christmas Season. (Colour is included) deadline for ads is Friday at 3pm for the next week’s paper and the offer runs from now to the end of December.
Contact Michel Lavigne at 613-756-0256 or lavignemedia@bell.net

Upcoming Events
November 23rd – UOV Chamber Annual General Meeting
Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 International Drive
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $35/person (includes supper)
Guest Speakers: Allan Wren & Dick Rabishaw, Pembroke & Area Airport Commission
2011 Year Report, Election of Board of Directors, By-Law Changes, Announcement of 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
November 26th – City of Pembroke Santa Claus Parade
5:30 pm
Call the City recreation department for more information 613-735-6821 ext 1501
November 30th – Business After Hours – Village Common
19492 Opeongo Road, Barry’s Bay
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
November 30th – Deadline for Nomination Submissions
December 7th – Business After Hours – Glenergy Inc.
2669 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
December 14th – Breakfast Connections – Commanders of CFB Petawawa
Location: Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa
Time: 7:15 am registration & light breakfast; Speakers start at 7:30 am
Cost: $8/Chamber members; $15/general admission
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-Cha, please note the following publishing dates and deadlines:

Publishing                          Deadline for Submissions
Dec 1                                     Nov 28
Dec 15                                   Dec 12

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