Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 23

December 15, 2011 – Issue 23

The Board of Directors of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to extend their wishes for a happy and safe Holiday Season and prosperous New Year.    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.
Holiday Hours for the Chamber Office: Closed Dec 24th to Jan 2nd inclusively. Re-opening on Tuesday Jan 3rd. Phone messages and emails will be monitored.
Order Your 2011 UOVCC Achievement Awards Gala Tickets Now
Don’t miss out on the premiere business event of the year! Tickets can now be reserved for the 2011 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce on Saturday January 28th, 2012. Order yours before December 31st and the cost is $70 per person because starting January 1st, 2012 the price is $85 per person. The deadline to purchase your tickets is January 14th, 2012. There is a limited of 300 tickets that will be sold. Call the Chamber office 613-732-1492 or email manager@uovchamber.com
Join us as we celebrate business excellence in the Upper Ottawa Valley.
Sponsorships for UOVCC Achievement Awards Gala Still Available
The Gala Committee wants you to know that there are still sponsorship opportunities available for the 2011 UOVCC Achievement Awards Gala. Sponsorships start at $250 for a Table Sponsorship, $600 for a Silver Sponsorship, $1200 for a Gold Sponsorship.  More details
Confirmed Sponsors
Platinum – Algonquin College
Gold – BMO, Johnston & Mackie Ltd., Passport to Prosperity Steering Committee, Scotiabank, Town of Petawawa
Silver – Comfort Inn, Helferty’s Disaster Restoration, Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark, Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, RBC
Table Sponsors – NRTC Communications
Gold Plus Sponsor – Furniture King
Media Sponsors – MyFM Radio, Ottawa Valley Business, Star 96 FM, Whitewater Cobden Sun
If your business is interested in a sponsorship please contact the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
Business After Hours
January 25th
Speedpro Signs, 1982 Petawawa Blvd., Pembroke
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
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 – Employment Law Overview
Wednesday January 18th, 2012
Location: Marguerite Centre, Pembroke
Time: 7:15 am registration & light breakfast; 7:30 am Speakers start
Cost: $10.00/Chamber members; $15/ general admission
RSVP by January 13th to the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
From Our Members:
Glenergy Inc. – Have Someone to Buy For Who Has Everything? Share a Gift of Light
Glenergy, based in Petawawa, brings solar lights and power to North America and the developing world. In this season of light and giving, Glenergy is appealing for us to celebrate the occasion with gifts the world truly needs. Glenergy and the Petawawa Rotary Club have teamed up to deliver solar lights to rural, of-grid Africa to stop families from burning kerosene. It’s a mission directly linked to 6 of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals.
Here’s how it works:
1) You order one or more solar lanterns and panels for $40 each.
2) You receive a gift card that explains the impact of sustainable lighting and announces that a lantern has been given in your loved one’s name.
3) A solar entrepreneur in East Africa receives an inventory to launch his or her micro-business.
4) When your lantern is sold, a solar entrepreneur earns a commission on the sale and remits the principal $40 to the local Glenergy company.
5) Then Glenergy reinvests your money in another solar entrepreneur, and your $40 continues to transform lives.
How to order:
$40 gives one LED lantern and solar panel.
Make cheques payable to Petawawa Rotary Foundation
Mail them or drop off at: Glenergy Inc., 266 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa ON K8H 1Y2
Include your name, address, email address to receive your tax receipt, gift card and project updates.
Thanks to Glen & Staff at Glenergy for hosting our December 7th Business After Hours.

 Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Pre-Budget Survey
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) wants to know what you would like to see in the 2012 provincial budget. They are requesting members take a few minutes to complete the Pre-Budget Survey.   Click here for Pre-Budget Survey Please complete by January 9th, 2012.
The purpose of the survey is to identify the public policy priorities of Ontario’s business community. It consists of 15 questions and should take no more than six minutes to complete. The survey closes January 9th, 2012.
Upcoming Events
January 14th – Deadline to Purchase Tickets for Achievement Awards Gala
Price until Dec 31st is $70/person
Price starting Jan 1st is $85/person
January 18th – Breakfast Connections – Employment Law Overview
Location: Marguerite Centre, Pembroke
Time: 7:15 registration
Cost: $10/Chamber members; $15 General Admission
January 25th – Business After Hours/Open House – Speedpro Signs
1982 Petawawa Blvd., Pembroke
4:00pm – 7:00 pm
January 28th – UOVCC Achievement Awards Gala
5:30 pm – Networking (Cash Bar)
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Awards Presentations – taped by TVCOGECO
10:00 pm – Dance with music by Chris Cooper DJ Services
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                                           
Jan 3                                      Jan 5
Jan 16                                    Jan 19

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