Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat Issue 8


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. Please note the next E-Chat will be in 3 weeks due to vacation time.
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament – August 20th Register Now!

Want to have some fun?? Why not take in the Chamber's annual Golf Tournament?  This years' date is Friday August 20th and we still have room for more golfers.  It will be held at Roanoke Golf Club and will have a shot gun start at 1:00 pm.  You have until August 15th to save $10/player.
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
There are a limited number of sponsorships still available. Please call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 to get find out more. We still need prizes for the golfers so if you can help please let us know.

What a better way than to spend a Friday afternoon networking with your business colleagues. Hope to see you there. For more information or to register please call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492. Single golfers as well as teams are welcome.
Exclusive Offer for Ottawa Senators Hockey Tickets Back By Popular Demand
The popular exclusive offer for Ottawa Senators Hockey tickets is back! In conjunction with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club we have again secured a half season ticket package for the 2010 – 2011 hockey season that we want to make available to our members along with the savings. You have the chance to purchase terrific lower bowl seats for only $99/ticket ($198/game, available by pair only) you will be 6 rows from the ice Section 102 Row F, seats # 9 & 10.
Call the Chamber office for details. 613-732-1492
The Face of Business – NEW Video Opportunity Still Booking 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.
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 Renfrew County and are seeking your submissions.
Time is running out 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
Reporting procedure for Ontario First Nations Point-of-Sale Relief

The Province of Ontario recently announced it intends to continue to offer Ontario First Nations relief from tax on certain purchases made off-reserve.  Vendors and service providers who sell to eligible Ontario First Nations customers should be aware of reporting procedures for point-of-sale relief of an amount equal to the provincial part of the harmonized sales tax (HST).
Effective September 1, 2010, eligible Ontario First Nations customers can benefit from a credit equal to the 8 percent provincial part of the HST at the point of sale when they purchase qualifying goods and services off-reserve.
The Canada Revenue Agency has prepared an Information Sheet that discusses how GST/HST registrants who provide this credit at the point of sale would be required to report the HST, beginning September 1, 2010. Please see GST/HST Info Sheet GI-106, Ontario First Nations point-of-Sale Relief – Reporting Requirements for GST/HST Registrant Suppliers.
For more information on who is eligible for this credit and which supplies and goods and services will qualify, go to the Province of Ontario Web site at www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/taxchange/firstnations.html
For more information on HST, go to www.cra.gc.ca/gsthst
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
September 28th – Tentative - Breakfast Connections – Lightstone Mediation
Date to be confirmed and deatils to be announced.
September 29thDraw for distribution of Ottawa Senator Hockey Tickets.
October 19th – Breakfast Connections – AECL
Details to be announced
January 29th, 2011 – 2010 Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala
Details to announced
June 9 – 12, 2011 – County of Renfrew Expo 150
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

August 18                            August 16
September 1                      August 30
September 15                   September 13

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