Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2011 Issue 9

May 5, 2011 – Issue 9

May flowers are starting to bloom. Warmer weather is approaching and we will soon be gearing up for wonderful days of summer. 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.
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.
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.
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
From Our Members:
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.runningroom.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.
“How Toxic Are You?”
Nutritionist/Live Blood Cell Microscopist, Mark Perlstein, Montreal, invited by Sue Lebrun, Ace Your Life/Isagenix will be in Pembroke Wednesday/Thursday May 11 & 12 only. Book your private appointment for consultation and live blood cell analysis test, $50.00. Contact Sue Lebrun, 819-689-2103 or 613-266-7743 for more info. Free public info session Wednesday evening 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Best Western Pembroke, 1 International Drive, Pembroke (r.s.v.p. for suite #)
AECL Job Fair – May 11
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River will be holding a job fair on Wednesday May 11th at Travelodge Hotel, 900 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. New grads and experienced candidates are welcome to join them for a one-day walk-in session for on the spot interviews with their managers. 
Visit their website at www.aecl.ca/positive for more information. You are asked to bring a copy of your resume, cover letter, two letters of reference and any relevant certifications.
Jubilee Place – Gourmet Breakfast – June 2nd
7:30 am at the Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke
(Donation Receipt: $38.00)
For more information contact: 613-732-8434 jubileeplace@nrtco.net
Jubilee Place provides support for young parents – both male and female, providing them with skills training, social skills, cooking and financial skills and an opportunity to interact with others in similar situations. Jubilee Place works with other social services agencies and organizations as well, in attempt to find all of the help that these young parents need to provide their children with a good start in life!
Paper Exchange – Best Western
Best Western Pembroke Inn has a carton of Staples brand ledger paper (11”x17”) but they do not use that size, they were wondering in another member would be interested in exchanging a carton of letter size paper (8 ½” x 11”) for the carton of ledger size. 
Please contact Lorraine Pecoskie at 613-735-0131 ext 350 or gm@bestpembroke.com
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
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 11th – AECL Job Fair
Travelodge Pembroke, 900 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
www.aecl.ca/positive for more information
May 11/12th – Live Blood Cell Analysis Clinic with Mark Perlstein
$50 by appointment only
Contact Sue at 819-689-2103 or 613-266-7743
Free public info session May 11th 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP for suite #)
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 2nd – Gourmet Breakfast for Jubilee Place
7:30 am Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke
$50/person ($38 donation receipt)
613-732-8434 or jubileeplace@nrtco.net
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 19                                 May 16
June 2                                  May 30
June 16                               June 13
June 30                               June 27

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