Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 13


October 27, 2010
 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.
Nominations for Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Achievement Awards – Now Open
Know a business or organization that should be recognized for business excellence? Why not nominate them for an award. Nominations are open until November 30th
The 2010 Feature Award is “Community Contribution by a Business”. This award will be presented to a business that has had a special impact on the Upper Ottawa Valley through volunteerism, advocacy, community building, or business leadership. The recipient business will have shown strong leadership in activities that contribute to the welfare of the Upper Ottawa Valley in any or all of the following areas:
- Beautification of the area.
- Improvement of the recreational opportunities.
- Respect of cultural and socio-economic status of the citizens of the region.
- Advocate and or community booster, fundraiser, sponsor, volunteer.
- Encourages involvement of all employees to volunteer, fundraise, participate in local events.
- Pro-active when addressing issues.

Click here to download a nomination form.
Click here to download the award categories and criteria.
The Awards Gala will be held on Saturday January 29, 2011 at the Germania Hall in Pembroke.
Special Ottawa Senators Hockey Ticket Offer for UOV Chamber Members - Extended
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.
Win a $5000 Room Make Over form Custom Draperies
Custom Draperies , Blinds, Bedding & Home Décor is offering you a chance to win a $5000 Room Make Over. For a chance to win all you have to do is drop into Custom Draperies at 76 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke and make a donation to CPAN (Child Poverty Action Network) between September 21 to November 15, 2010 and you will receive a ballot. All funds raised go to help local children in need. For more information call Custom draperies at 613-735-0370 or email them at info@customdrapies.ca
Wise Move Realty - Christmas Care Package to our Troops
We sometimes take for granted the simple things like being able to wash your face, or use soft toilet paper or have a snack of our favourite comfort food. The men and women fighting for our freedom often go without these things…. and much more. A care package from home especially at the holidays is a great way to say “Thank You”!
Wise Move Realty is please to be accepting donations for a Christmas Care Package to be sent to our Canadian Forces Troops in Afghanistan.
You can get involved! Just drop off your donations to the Wise Move Realty office at 3468 Petawawa Blvd. Unit E in the Bridgeway Mall in Petawawa; weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Or give them a call for possible pick up of your items. If you would like to include a personal letter or Christmas card with your donation these are always welcomed. Remember that wrapped items must include the contents listed on the outside.
Donations must be received by no later than November 10; so that they can be packaged up and shipped overseas in time for the holidays.
For more information on items that have been requested by our men and women in theatre please visit www.wisemoverealty.ca or call 613-687-1234.
UOV Pre- Med Club - Invitation to Students
The Upper Ottawa Valley Medical Recruitment Committee is extending an invitation to any student that may be interested in pursuing a career in medicine to attend this year’s first meeting of the Pre-med Club.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday November 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Board Room at the Pembroke Public Library. The featured guest at this event will be Dr. Fred Matzinger, Radiologist.
Students and their parents are encouraged to ask questions and gain as much knowledge about the profession and what it takes to be a doctor.
For more information contact Carolyn Levesque at 613-732-3677 ext 6165 or carolyn.levesque@pemreghos.org
Upcoming Events
November 15th – Business After Hours – The Toy Nook, Petawawa
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
1024A Victoria Street, Petawawa
November 23rd – Breakfast Connections
Marguerite Centre, 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Guest Speaker: Gerard Vanderburg, IGLOO Software
Cost: $8.00/Chamber Members; $10/general admission
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
November 11                    November 8
November 25                    November 22

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