Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 2

 May 5, 2010

Thank you to all the positive feedback that we received on our new format. Publishing dates can be found at the end of this document along with the deadlines.
We invite you to send your submissions to the Chamber office.
The Face of Business – NEW Video Opportunity
The UOV Chamber of Commerce is giving its members an opportunity to showcase their business or organization, through the “Face of Business” video profiles. The Face of Business is a 3-5 minute video that discusses aspects of your business you wish to be featured. Your Face of Business will be advertised on myFM 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 wish. This provides you with an excellent promotional tool for your website, presentations 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 will begin airing in the Fall of 2010. To book your spot contact the Chamber.
Feedback Wanted for Breakfast Connections
The Education Committee is looking for feedback on some topics for Breakfast Connections. The following have been suggested as topics for the future. We welcome your comments and any additional suggestions you may have.

  • Valley Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Mediation – The Cost of Conflict in Your Business
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • E-Marketing
  • Networking
  • Expo 150
UOV Chamber to Host MPP Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Revenue
Mark Tuesday, June 8th on you calendars to join the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce for lunch. Mr. Naqvi will be speaking on  Open Ontario and the HST. Details are yet to be finalized and you will be notified as the time, place and cost of this lunch. Please plan to attend.
Welcome To Our New Member
We are pleased to welcome the following business as a new member of the Chamber:
  • Surface Pro
For more information on our new members, our current members and member discounts, visit the Members Directory on the Chamber website.
Update on 2009 Young Entrepreneur – Reuben Stone
The Chamber office has had an update from our Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009, Reuben Stone of Valley Bio Ltd. Valley Bio Ltd. (Reuben’s hemp production business) has acquired global genetic rights to a seed variety of hemp called Anka from the Ontario Hemp Alliance. Anka was the first Ontario bred and developed variety of hemp for co- harvesting of fiber and grain for food. Valley Bio is in the middle of planting about 400 acres (up from 100 acres) of this variety for a hemp grain crop to feed their processing plant and to propagate enough seed to supply demand about 3000 acres in 2011 worldwide.
Reuben is hoping to attend the European Industrial Hemp Association Conference in Cologne, Germany. Reuben is requesting anyone interested in helping him attend this conference to contact him. If you are interested in learning more please visit www.stonefarms.ca or contact Reuben at restone84@gmail.com    
Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program – Public Information Sessions
Please join AECL at an upcoming information session about the Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program (NLLP) hosted in partnership by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). Get information, answers to your questions and join others ion discussion.
May 11th – 2:00 – 8:00 pm Bear’s Den Lounge & Motel, 33177 Hwy 17, Deep River
May 12th – 2:00 – 8:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion, 202 Pembroke Street E., Pembroke
May 13th – 2:00 – 8:00 pm St. Pierre Parish Hall, 525 Baume Street, Fort Coulonge, QC
For more information visit: www.NuclearLegacyProgram.ca
Upcoming Events
May 20th – Idea Management as a Business Strategy: Harvesting, Managing and Implementing the Savvy of Front-line Employees
Guest speaker is International Speaker and Workplace Process Improvement “guru” Bernie Sander (for more information on Mr. Sander visit www.innovationtransfer.com )
Cost is $399 (plus GST) per person less 10% if you send 3 or more people from the same organization. This is a full day (8 hours) and includes lunch, materials: a workbook handout and Bernie’s book: Ideal management.
This workshop is being sponsored by The Delfi Group and will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites 3119 B Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa.
To register, contact Jim Slavin at jimslavin@thedelfigroup.com or phone 613-432-0874
May 28th – E-Business for YOUR Business with Bernard Charlebois
This is a FREE day long workshop presented b y the LVP Broadband Initiative.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Petawawa Quality Inn & Suites, 3119 B Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa
To register call Lorraine at 613-732-1492
September 17 – 19th – Fall Showcase in Petawawa
Fall Showcase in Petawawa is the last big show before Fall, Winter and Christmas. 
Contact Doug Stoneman 613-732-9662 for more information or visit www.showcaseinpetawawa.ca
News from the Ontario Chamber
OCC Member Bulletin: New Violence in the Workplace Policy Requirements, Business with more than 5 employees
Businesses with more than five employees will need to develop workplace violence and harassment policies asJune 15, 2010 according to an amendment to Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act. Read full article on the OCC Website http://occ.on.ca/2010/03/workplace-violence-law-comes-into-effect-june-15th/

Volunteer Positions Available
If you are interested in volunteering with the UOV Chamber of Commerce, please let us know. Our meetings take place monthly for 30 minutes to one hour. They are an excellent way to network and be involved in some great events. Current volunteer opportunities exist on the following committees: Social Events, Education, Communications and Membership. For more information, contact the Chamber.
Upcoming Publishing Dates
If you have information to submit for E-Chat, please note the following dates and deadlines:
Publishing                          Deadline for submissions
May 19                                 May 17
June 2                                   May 31
June 16                                 June 14
July 7                                     July 5
July 21                                   July 19

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