Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 7


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.
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament – August 20th Register Now!

 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.
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.
Festival Trees – November 2011

Do you remember Festival of Trees?  Did you participate in the past?

Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) and Renfrew County United Way are working together to help local children in need and will be hosting Festival of Trees in 2011.
If you are interested in being a sponsor or being on one of the planning committees, please contact Lyn Smith at CPAN 613.735.2374 ext 250 lsmith@phoenixctr.com or Renfrew County United Way at 613.735.0436 unitedw@nrtco.net
Pembroke Businesses - Pembroke Communities in Bloom Needs Your Help

The City of Pembroke is hosting the  International Communities in Bloom judges from July 26th - July 28th.  During their visit, they will be judging Pembroke on 8 differnt criteria:  Environmental Effort, Municipal Action, Community Involvement, Tidiness, Landscaped Areas, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Turf and Ground Cover, and comparing us to similar sized communities in Canada, United States and Europe.
Pembroke has proudly won both the Provincial award in 2000 and National award in 2007.
We are asking all businesses with mobile or changeable signage to help us welcome the international judges between July 23rd and July 28th. By placing a welcoming message “Welcome International Communities in Bloom judges!” or a reminder notice for residents that it’s “Time to Bloom! – Here come the Judges!” or any other similar message you will be helping to build vital public awareness.
If you have any questions about Communities in Bloom, you can find lots of information at www.communitiesinbloom.ca
Another Call for Participants to an Interesting Discussion on the Future Uses of Ultra Fast Internet  ($100 Honorium)

The Ultrafast Internet Focus Group Enrolment is Going well. We need more participants to come up with new ideas on the future uses of Ultrafast Internet. We are looking for Internet savvy individuals who would like to undertake many activities on the Internet including entertainment, home office, training, shopping and so on. If you are Internet savvy and would be able to contribute to innovative ideas on how to use an Ultrafast Internet please e-mail vasantha@sympatico.ca.  There will be no sales pitch. The discussion is not technical but focused on uses and applications. Simhan Research Associates is an independent research firm in Ottawa exploring new ideas for the use of ultrafast Internet in a project sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency.  Details: Date July 19th; sessions: 5.30 to 7.30 PM; 8 PM-10 PM; venue: Travel Lodge, the Algonquin room.
Free Seminar – Business Financing/Personal Wealth Management

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is presenting a free seminar on July 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Marguerite Center, Pembroke.  For mor information please contact Lynne LeMoine, Small Business Consultant 613-735-3951 ext 224. llemine@bellnet.ca
Guest Speaker: Doreen Wood, Small Business Account manager CIBC.
Seeking Nominations for the Most Influential People in Business

In conjunction with the County of Renfrew's 150 Anniversary, Ottawa Valley Business is putting together a DVD of 150 of the most influential people in business in Renfrew 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
July 26th – 28th – International Communities in Bloom Judges in Pembroke
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.
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 dates and deadlines:
Publishing                          Deadline for submissions
July 28                                   July 26
August 18                            August 16 (date change - delay of one week due to vacation)
September 1                      August 30
September 15                   September 13

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