Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 6


Happy Canada Day! Enjoy your holiday.

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.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nominated for CCEC Executive of the Year
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Lorraine MacKenzie has been nominated for the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada, Executive of the Year Award (under 100,00 population).
This award is for outstanding performance of a Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade Manager, Managing Director, Executive Director, General Manager or CEO.
The winner of the award will be announced at the Awards Dinner during the Chamber of Commerce Executive of Canada Annual Meeting & Conference to be held September 23 – 25, 2010 in Gatineau, QC.
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.
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 Course and will have a shotgun start at 1:00 pm
Cost: $75/person (before August 15th) $85/person ( after August 15th
This includes 18 holes of golf, cart, prize, & local food BBQ. On-course prizes including Hole-In-One contest for $10,000 sponsored by MYFM Radio, draws & more
Meal only: $20/person
Sponsorships available:
Hole sponsors $75/hole – men’s & women’s tees available
Various on-course contests – Donation of prize values at $50 or more
Golf Cart Sponsor : $250
Scorecard Sponsor: $100
Beverage Cart Sponsor: $250 for water| $500 for alcoholic beverage
Prizes for golfers: minimum value $50 (100 prizes needed)

For more information contact the Chamber office at 613-732-1492.
Participants needs for Focus Group on Ultrafast Internet ($100 Honorium)
Simhan Research Associates (SRA) Inc. a management research firm in Ottawa, is conducting a series of focus groups in Pembroke, Almonte, and Mississippi Mils in the period of July 19 - 21.  SRA is conducting these focus groups on behalf of a team planning the next generation of ultrafast Internet services.  There will be two focus groups in each community which will last about 2 hours each.
They are looking for participants between 20 and 45 years of age who are Internet Savvy and would like to use the Internet for home office, educational and entertainment purposes in the future. They will offer an honorarium of $100 per person for their two hour participation. Refreshments will be provided.
All information will be held in strict confidence and only aggregate information will be released regarding the needs of each community.
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail vasantha@sympatico.ca with your name, community (Pembroke, Renfrew, Mississippi Mills, Almonte or Pakenham), phone number, and e-mail address. Details on dates and time, and locations will be e-mailed to participants.
Anyone with an interest in on-line videos, sports, education, training programs and is Internet savvy will find this discussion very interesting.
For more information contact Vasantha Narasimhan, President Simhan Research Associates Inc, Ottawa, ON 613-794-1491.
Free Seminar - Understanding the Basics of Advertising & Branding in Small Business
Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation will be presenting a free seminar on Friday July 9, 2010 at the Marguerite Centre, Pembroke staring at 10:00 am.  For more information please contact Lynne LeMoine, Small Business Consultant at 613-735-3951 ext 224.
This seminar will be presented by Anthony Snippe, president of Creative Unity Limited.
Seeking Nominations for the Most Influential People in Business
In conjunction with the County of Renfrew's 150th Anniversary, Ottawa Valley Business is putting together a DVD of 150 of the most influential people in business in Rrenfrew County and are seeking your submissions.
Deadline for submissions is July 30, 2010.

For information please contact Jennifer Layman at 613.732.7774 or
jenn@ovbusiness.com or
read this month’s
Ottawa Valley Business
Upcoming Events
August 20th – Annual UOV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Roanoke Golf Club – Shot Gun Start 1:00 pm
Contact the Chamber office at 613.732.1492 for more information
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
July 14                                   July 12
July 28                                   July 26


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