Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 6


March 24, 2011 – Issue 6
Well March is almost gone, time sure does fly. 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.
Photos from Gala are on Chamber Web Site
Look for the Gala picture montage on the Chamber web site. Currently it is in the spot for the “Faces of Business” after it will be available for viewing by going to the Chamber’s YouTube Channel (click on icon under the calendar). Each photo has an ID number, please record that number for the photos you would like to purchase. We are doing digital format only at the cost of: (for orders 1 – 4) $4/photo or (for orders of 5+ photos) $3/photo. All money from the photos comes back to the Chamber. You can order your photos by calling the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or email your order to manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
“Faces of Business” – Highlight Your Business
“Faces of Business” video profiles are an opportunity to showcase your business or organization. It is a 3 – 5 minute video that discusses aspects of your business you wish to feature. Your video will be advertised on myFM Radio and will air for one week exclusively on the UOV Chamber of Commerce website. It also continues to play on the Chamber’s YouTube Channel after the week is over.
Remember it is yours to use as you see fit after it has aired on the Chamber website. It is an excellent promotional tool for your website, presentations, place of business and more.
The cost is $399 + taxes which, includes all production, the promotion on myFM Radio and the finished video for your own use.   To book your space, contact the Chamber office at 613-732-1492.
To view the profiles that have been done visit the Chamber website and click on the YouTube icon under the Calendar to access the Chamber’s YouTube channel. Once there you can view the profiles of The Delfi Group, Bernadette McCann House for Women, AECL, MyFM Radio, Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa, W.O. Stinson, Expo 150, Lifetime Achievement Announcement and the UOV Chamber of Commerce.

Zoomer Entrepreneur Group – April 6th
Zoomer Entrepreneur Group for entrepreneurs those 50+ and those interested in business the next meeting will be held on Wednesday April 6th at 9:30 am at the Pembroke & Area Airport board room. Len Hopkins Drive, Pembroke. 
Guest speaker will be Jennifer Layman, Forward Thinking. Topic is “Marketing for Zoomers”
All are welcome for more information or to register to attend, please call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492.
Young Entrepreneur Group – April 26th
The Young Entrepreneur Group will be meeting on Tuesday April 26th  at 5:30pm at the MyFM office, 84 Isabella Street, Pembroke. Guest speaker to be announced.
Please call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 to RSVP.
This group is for those under the age of 35 and are entrepreneurs or interested in business to discuss issues you face in doing business.
Breakfast Connections – April 19th – “Emotional Intelligence Harness it For Your Business”
Emotional Intelligence
is the ability to recognize, understand and work with your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is intuition, compassion, empathy and the ability to analyze these emotions successfully that can make or break a business. Find out how to harness that to deal with conflicts & problem solving, offer better customer service, etc.
Guest Speaker: Mary Mitchell
Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Quality Inn Petawawa,
3119-B Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa
Cost: $8/Chamber members
($15/non Chamber member)
RSVP by April 15th to Chamber office 613-732-1492
Business After Hours
Wise Move Realty – April 5th
Wise Move Realty would love for all fellow Chamber Members to be their guests at an After Hours Event on Tuesday April 5th, 2011 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This Open House is being held to celebrate their 15th Anniversary serving the real estate needs of Valley residents with the launch of a newly developed area map.
A warm and special “Thank You” to our local business community for providing support for one another. Location: Wise Move Realty Inc., 3468E Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa (Bridgeway Mall next to Scotiabank)
Speedpro Signs – May 26th
Grand Opening & Business After Hours
3 pm – 6 pm
Win a free banner, canvas print or desk wrap… you have to be here to win.
Buy Local!
Join us at the Grand Opening of our new location, 1982 Petawawa Blvd., Pembroke
Expo 150 Looking For Exhibitors
Introduce yourself to more than 15,000 new friends and business prospects! 
Strengthen ties within your community! 
Enjoy an opportunity to tell your unique story!
Strut your stuff!
Be an Exhibitor at the largest local festival ever in Renfrew County. 
June 9 – 12, 2011, Pembroke & Area Airport. 24-hour security provided by CFB Petawawa.
Call Alex Blades 613-735-7288 ext 419 for more information and costs or visit www.Expo150.com
David Phillips of Environment Canada to Speak in Pembroke – April 7th
We all talk about the weather. Now, hear from Canada’s leading weatherman, David Phillips, when he speaks at Pembroke’s Festival Hall on Thursday, April 7th. Phillips is the lead Climatologist for Environment Canada and is frequently interviewed by radio, television and newspaper reporters concerning Canada’s weather. He has also written several books and is a regular on Canada’s weather Network.
David Phillips is presented by Algonquin College and STAR 96 as a fundraiser for the new Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley waterfront campus. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
OVTA - The Biggest Tourism Networking Event in Renfrew County - April 28th
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) will be hosting its Annual Tourism Conference and Annual General Meeting Thursday April 28th at Twin Rivers Golf Course in Petawawa.
A value packed full-day event, with learning and networking opportunities designed to help OVTA members, tourism operators and business owners succeed.  Guest speakers: Louise Lacroix, Executive Director of Direction Ontario and Bernard Charlebois, Co-founder and CEO of Virtuo.ca CMS Technologies Inc.
For more information contact Lauren McIllfacterick, Communications Coordinator at 613-732-4364 ext 479 or lmcillfaterick@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Pre-Order Today the Blackberry Playbook
The world’s first professional-Grade Tablet isn’t just for people in business it’s for those who mean business.
Learn more at www.Staples.ca/playbook
Official product launch on April 19, 2011
Click here for flyer
Upcoming Events
April 5th – Business After Hours – Wise Move Realty
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3468E Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa (Bridgeway Mall)
April 7th – David Phillip of Environment Canada Speaks
Pembroke’s Festival Hall
Fundraiser for new campus of Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley
Advance tickets $10; At the Door $12
April 6th – Zoomer Entrepreneur Group
9:30 am, Pembroke Airport, 176 Len Hopkins Drive, Pembroke
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Layman, Forward Thinking “Marketing for Zoomers”
RSVP to Chamber office 613-732-1492
April 13th – Social Enterprise Workshop
Ma-te-way Activity Centre, Renfrew
Hosted by Renfrew County Community Futures
9:00 am – 12:-- noon
No cost to attend. For further info contact: Dana Jennings 613-735-3951 ext 226
You can register online by April 8th (noon) by visiting http://guestli.st/51060
April 15 – 17th, 2011 – Showcase 2011
Petawawa Civic Centre, Free Admission
Contact Doug Stoneman at 613-732-9662 or stonemaninpetawawa@live.ca (note new email address) for information on being an exhibitor.
April 19th – Breakfast Connections “ Emotional Intelligence Harness It For Your Business”
Quality Inn, 3119-B Petawawa Blvd. Petawawa
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Cost: $8/person (Chamber members) $15/person Non Chamber members
RSVP by April 15th to Chamber office.

April 26th – Young Entrepreneur Group
5:30 pm
MyFM office, 84 Isabella Street, Pembroke
RSVP to Chamber office
Guest Speaker & Topic to be announced.
April 28th - Options 2011
Pembroke Memorial Centre
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For more information contact Michelle Lariviere-Ranger 613-735-4700 ext 2641
April 28th – Ottawa Valley Tourist Association – Annual Conference & AGM
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Twin Rivers Golf Club
The Biggest Tourism Networking Event in Renfrew County!
For more information or to register contact 613-732-4364
May 26th – Grand Opening & Business After Hours – Speedpro Signs
3 – 6 pm
1982 Petawawa Blvd. Pembroke
Winn a free banner, canvas print or desk wrap… have to be here to win
June 9 – 12, 2011 – County of Renfrew Expo 150
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
April 7                                   April 4
April 21                                 April 18
May 5                                    May 2
May 19                                 May 16

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