Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 8


April 21, 2011 – Issue 8
Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday. April is almost over and May is just around the corner. Thoughts of summer start to sneak into our heads. 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.
2011 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala – January 28, 2012
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 June 23rd at 8:30 am at the Chamber office.
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Now on Facebook and Twitter
The Communications Committee invites you to “Like” us on Facebook. Just do a search for Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce and click on the “Like” button.
If you are on Twitter the committee also asks you to start following us on Twitter  @uovcc or any of our postings #uovcc .
The Communications committee will be using these tools to help us communication to you in conjunction with the traditional forms of communications.
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.
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.
The Young Entrepreneur Group is on hold until the Fall.
Lunch Connections – May 17th – WSIB Overview
The education Committee is pleased to have Jason Nash, WSIB Employer Liaison Specialist be the guest speaker for our next Lunch Connections, Contacts – “Who You Should Know, What You Should Know”. Jason will give an overview of Worker Safety Insurance Board (WSIB). All are welcome to attend this informative seminar.
Location: Bonnechere Room, Marguerite Centre, 700 MacKay Street, Pembroke
Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $15/Chamber member; $25/non Chamber member
RSVP by May 13th to the Chamber office 613-732-1492 or manager@upperottawavalleychamber.com
United Way – Renfrew County’s 1st Annual “Days of Caring” – June 3rd & 4th
Renfrew County United Way invites charities and workplace volunteers to join forces during Renfrew County’s 1st Annual “Days of Caring”, Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th to complete a project that can create positive impact in their community. Details and on-line registration forms are available at www.renfrewcountyunitedway.ca or by calling 1-888-595-2213.
“Without You, there would be no way!”
Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs Selling Rain-Barrels
The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Pembroke are selling rain-barrels at $60.00 each. All money goes back into the community via donations to local charities. To pre order a barrel, for pick-up at the PMC on May 14th, visit the following website. http://rainbarrel.ca/pembroke/
Two Fundraisers for the New Algonquin Campus
Cut-Rite’s “CLOSE SHAVE” RUN – May 15th, 2011
5K Run – 9 a.m. $25 per single entry
2.5K Family Walk or Run – 10:30 a.m.   $25 per single entry or $55 per Family entry of 3 to 6 participants
Stroller welcome on 2.5K Family Walk Only
Pet-Free event!
Register at http://www.events.runnighroom.com/site/?raceld=6751 or at any of the 3 local Cut-Rite Family Hairstyling & Indulgence Spa Locations.
Help Molly get her “CLOSE SHAVE” by participating in the run.
Tee off for a good cause – Algonquin College Capital Campaign tournament at Pembroke Shores Golf Club, Wednesday June 22nd, with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm.
$150/player- includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, dinner & prizes. Charitable receipts will be issued for a portion of the registration fee.
For more information, visit www.algonquincollege.com/pembrokenewcampus or phone 613-735-4700 ext 2842.             
Business After Hours
Speedpro Signs – May 26th
Grand Opening & Business After Hours
3 pm – 6 pm, Ben Rutz will be performing around 5:30 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
Upcoming Events
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
April 30 – Grand Opening – Nutrition & More Inc.
779 Pembroke Street East, Unit 2, Pembroke

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 15th – Cut-Rite’s CLOSE SHAVE Run
5k Run – 9 am and 2.5K Family Walk & Run – 10:30 am
May 26th – Grand Opening & Business After Hours – Speedpro Signs
3 – 6 pm (Ben Rutz will be performing at 5:30 pm)
1982 Petawawa Blvd. Pembroke
Win a free banner, canvas print or desk wrap… have to be here to win
June 9 – 12, 2011 – County of Renfrew Expo 150
June 22nd – Tee Off for a Good Cause
Algonquin Capital Campaign golf tournament
Pembroke Shores Golf Club
613-735-4700 ext 2842  
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
May 5                                    May 2
May 19                                 May 16
June 2                                   May 30
June 16                                 June 13
June 30                                 June 27

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