Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 7


April 7, 2011 – Issue 7
April showers brings May flowers! Spring has sprung! (hopefully) 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.
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
Highlight Your Business with a Faces of Business Video
“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.

April 30th – Deadline to Book Your Booth Space at EXPO 150
Be part of EXPO 150, June 9th – 12th, 2011.
Deadline to book your booth space is April 30th .  Reserve early and be promoted on www.expo150.com Contact Alex Blades at 613-735-7288 ext 419. ablades@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Be part of this historical celebration of Renfrew County.
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.
Zoomer Entrepreneur Group – May 4th
All Zoomer Entrepreneurs are invited to attend the next meeting on May 4th at 9:30 am at the Pembroke & Area Airport. Guest Speaker will be Jayne Brophy, manager of the Pembroke Mall.
RSVP to the Chamber office at 613-732-1492

This group is designed for those 50 + and have their own business or are interested in starting a business to discuss issues important to you and your business.
Business After Hours
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
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
Whitetail Golf Club – Sponsorship Opportunity
Whitetail Golf Club, Eganville is undergoing a joint venture with Albatross Golf Signs to upgrade their hole signage and would like to invite Chamber members to be sponsors. Sponsorships are limited.
Click here for more details or call Ed Tessier at 705-761-4883 or ed@albatrossgolfsigns.com
Deep River Science Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary – May 14th
On Saturday, May 14th, 2011, the Deep River Science Academy (DRSA) will be hosting a day-long event ($25 registration fee) to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.  Opening ceremonies at 9:00 am at the Real Hope Christian Assembly, 33019 Hwy 17, Deep River. The DRSA was started in 1987 by scientists working at the Chalk River Laboratories, the major research and development campus of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), and the Petawawa National Forestry Institute.  Realizing that high school students receive a limited exposure to science research in their classrooms, the founders created the DRSA to give students a hands-on experience with real life science.
The 25th Anniversary of the DRSA is a significant milestone in the life of our organization and we look forward to celebrating it in May!

Upcoming Events
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

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
April 30th – Deadline to book booth space at EXPO 150
call Alex Blades at 613-735-7288 ext 419
May 4th – Zoomer Entrepreneur Group
9:30 am – Pembroke & Area Airport
Guest Speaker: Jayne Brophy, Pembroke Mall
May 7th – 50th Anniversary Giant Tiger
Charity BBQ, live entertainment, cake cutting, fun for whole family, free gift card draws throughout the day and much more
May 14th – Deep River Science Academy 25th Anniversary
9:00 am Opening Ceremonies
Day-long event
Call 613-584-4541
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 21                                 April 18
May 5                                    May 2
May 19                                 May 16

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