Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 12


October 14, 2010
The 3rd week of October is Small Business Week. We celebrate you our members and all you do. 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.
One-day Tradeshow in Honour of Small Business Week October 22nd
In conjunction with Small Business Week the UOV Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a one-day Business Tradeshow event at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre on Friday October 22nd. It will run 10 am – 3 pm. Chamber members can participate FREE of Charge.  You have until Wednesday October 20th to reserve your table. We have had a tremendous response but have some tables left.   Call Lorraine at the Chamber office at 613.732.1492 to reserve your table.
We ask you to invite your business colleagues, non-chamber members and friends to attend. If you bring a business that is not a Chamber member you will have your name entered into a special draw. There is no charge to attend and the general public is welcome to attend.

Special Ottawa Senators Hockey Ticket Offer for UOV Chamber Members
Thought you missed out?  Well you can still get in on this offer. We will be holding another draw for pairs of tickets just in time for Christmas. This draw will be for the games in 2011 (January to April). So if you need a special prize for a draw, a gift for an employee, a special reward for a client you can still get tickets.   In conjunction with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club we have again secured a half season ticket package for the 2010-2011 Hockey Season that the Chamber wants to make available to you our members at a price.   You have the opportunity to purchase terrific lower bowl seats (6 rows from the ice) in the Home End. We are offering them at $99/ticket ($198/game, available in pair only). That is approximately $50 savings per ticket. The next draw will be December 17th.
Call the Chamber office for details (613-732-1492) or click here for more info
“Faces of Business” Video – Now Playing
“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. After that week, the video is yours to use as you see fit. This provides you with 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. Videos start airing in the fall. To book your space, contact the Chamber office at 613-732-1492.
Idea Management: Best Practices in Harvesting Employee ideas and Maximizing Employee Engagement
On November 3 at Rocky Mountain House in Renfrew, The Delfi Group presents Bernie Sander, international Idea Management “guru”, in a one-day workshop that will give you a state-of-the-art overview of Idea Management, including current trends, best practices, how to maximize employee engagement and how to turn ideas into results.
 Bernie Sander works extensively in Europe with companies such as Deutsche Post, Lufthansa and BMW. He has also produced terrific results locally with Times Fiber Renfrew, with immediate ROI of $30,000 and longer term potentials of over $600,000. For a Renfrew Mercury report on the Times Fiber results, please go to The Delfi Group web page at: www.thedelfigroup.com , and follow links.
To attend, please complete the attached registration and e-mail it to Jim Slavin at jim.slavin@thedelfigroup.com , or phone Jim at 613-432-0874 for more details
Upcoming Events
October 19th – Breakfast Connections – AECL
Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa 7:15 am
Cost: $8.00 Chamber members (general admission $10.00)
RSVP by Monday October 18th to Chamber office
October 22nd – UOV Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow
Best Western Pembroke Inn
10 am – 3 pm
Contact Chamber office to reserve your table or for more information 613-732-1492
October 27th – Bridges to Better Business Event
Ma-te-way Activity Centre, Renfrew
Contact Enterprise Renfrew County for details 613-432-6848 or 613-75-8224
November 15th – Business After Hours – The Toy Nook, Petawawa
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
1024A Victoria Street, Petawawa
November 23rd – Breakfast Connections
details to be announced
November 27th – Pembroke Santa Claus Parade 5:30 pm
December 9th – Business After Hours – Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2139 Greenwood Road, Pembroke
January 29th, 2011 – Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala
Details to be announced
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
October 28                          October 25
November 11                    November 8
November 25                    November 22

Phone: 613-732-1492
Fax: 613-732-5793
Email: uovcc@nrtco.net