Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 4



We invite you to send your submissions to the Chamber office. Publishing dates can be found at the end of this document along with the deadlines.
 The Face of Business – NEW Video Opportunity Book Now for the Fall
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.
 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 the Government’s plan for Open Ontario , Ontario’s plan for jobs and growth and will explain why the Harmonized Sales Tax will be good for all Ontarians. 
Cost: $20/person
Time:  11:45 am – 1:30 pm (program starts promptly at 12:00 noon)
Location: Westwinds Restaurant, Best Western Pembroke, 1 International Drive
RSVP by June 1st to the Chamber office.
Business After Hours – Scotiabank June 16,2010
All Chamber members should have received their invitation to Business Community Appreciation Evening being hosted by Scotiabank and the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday June 16th. It will be held at the Scotiabank’s Pembroke location, 81 Pembroke Street West. Fabulous door prizes to be won. This is by invitation only. Please RSVP by June 8th. Call 613-732-1849 ext 4053
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars for Friday August 20th for the Annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.   This year’s tournament will be held at Roanoke Golf Club and will have a shot gun start at 1:00 pm.
The planning committee will be announcing the plans within the next week. We are looking for various sponsorships, golfers and prizes. We hope to see you there.
 Civic Centre Days – Trivia Night June 11th
On Friday, June 11th the Petawawa legion is sponsoring a Trivia Night as part of Civic Centre Days.
There is still room available and the organizers are looking for teams of 4 – 6 people/table. If you are interested please sign up before Monday June 7th. Call the Town of Petawawa office for more information at 613-687-5536.
The contest starts at 6:30 pm, upstairs at the Civic Centre Hall. Admission is a $5 bracelet. Prizes to be won.
Growing Your Business using Social Media Workshop – June 16th
Enterprise Renfrew County would like to invite you to attend “Growing Your Business Using Social Media Workshop” at the Horton Community Centre on June 16th from 5:30 pm – 9 pm. The cost is $15/person includes a light dinner. Guest speakers include Matt LeMay, owner of LeMay Media and Executive Director of the Labour Market Group and Jay McLaren, a professor in the Business Department at Algonquin College.

This is a training workshop that will give the knowledge to promote your business or yourself using the tools many people are already using. To register contact Cindy Marki at
cmarki@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or 613-432-6848
The Power Within Presents President Bill Clinton – October 29, 2010 in Ottawa
 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Special Member Offer!
William Jefferson Clinton (42nd President of the United States of America) Keynote: Leadership & the Global Economy
Followed by a Conversation with Frank McKenna (Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group)
Ottawa, ON – October 29th, 2010 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – National Arts Centre

Special Rate: $195/person (a savings of $200 off regular door price of $395)
Added Bonus: First 100 Callers will receive an additional 20% of member rates
To register: Call Matthew toll Free 1-866-884-6737 and mention your are a member or guest of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Opportunity for Local Businesses/Individuals to Support the Return of High School Football to Pembroke
The Friends of Fellowes Football committee invites your business/organization to participate in its upcoming fundraising golf tournament at the Island Brae Golf Course on Friday June 18th beginning at 4 pm. Registration is $50 and includes nine holes of golf, steak dinner and prizes. If you can’t make the event, but would like to support the cause, donations to help cover the cost of equipment for the students who will be playing on the Fellowes Football team are now being accepted by the school. Prizes for the golf tournament are also welcome. For more information or to make a donation or register a golf team, you can contact Keith Roach, at 613-735-6858, ext 510.
MiniBoard Advertising Now Offering Banner Ads at Pembroke Farmers’ Market
MiniBoard Advertising is working with the Pembroke Farmers’ Market to help promote local businesses in the area to those who shop the market each season. We are offering billboard ad banner spaces on the inside of the Farmers’ Market building.
Reach: 700 – 1400 people each week May – Oct
Price: $50/linear foot with a minimum of 3ft. the height is 15 inches. Purchase any length you choose and design is a separate charge however, it’s a one-time charge. MiniBoard Advertising will be happy to provide this service. Call Julie at 613-639-4271 to book your spot for 2010.

Upcoming Events
June 8th – Lunch Connections with MPP Yasir Navqi
Cost: $20/person
Time: 11:45 am (program starts promptly at 12:00 noon)
Location: Westwinds Restaurant, 1 International Drive, Pembroke
June 11th – Trivia Night – Civic Centre Days
6:30 pm Upstairs at Civic Centre, Petawawa
Admission $5/bracelet
For more information call 613-687-5536
June 16th – Business Community Appreciation – Scotiabank
Chamber members
5:30 pm – 7:30
Scotiabank, 81 Pembroke Street West
RSVP by June 8th to 613-732-1849 ext  4053

June 16th – Growing Your Business Using Social Media Workshop
Presented by Enterprise Renfrew County 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15/person includes light dinner
Horton Community Centre, Renfrew
To Register Contact
June 18th – Friends of Fellowes Football Golf Tournament
Island Brae Golf Course 4:00 pm
$50/person – nine holes of golf, steak dinner & prizes
To register contact Keith Roach at 613-735-6858 ext 510
August 20th – Annual UOV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Roanoke Golf Club – Shot Gun Start 1:00 pm
More details to follow.
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
 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
June 16                                 June 14
July 7                                     July 5
July 21                                   July 19

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