Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 10

June 13, 2012 – Issue 10

We are into the middle of June and the kids will soon be out of school for summer.  If you have a submission for the Chamber E-Chat please send it to the Chamber office. Publishing deadlines can be found at the end of this newsletter.

Lunch Connections – WSIB Update - June 21st
Join us on Thursday June 21st for Lunch Connections. Guest speaker will be Jason Nash who will give us an update on what’s new with WSIB.
11:30 am at Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke
Cost: $20/Chamber Member ($30/ General Admission)
Please RSVP by Tuesday June 19th to the Chamber office 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
Business After Hours
Each month Chamber members have the opportunity to host the rest of the Chamber members at a Business After Hours.   If you would like the opportunity please call the Chamber office to reserve your spot. 
As host you open the doors to your business for Chamber members and friends to visit (if your location is unsuitable you can choose to select a venue at a local restaurant/hall). Typical hours are 4 – 6 pm, 5 – 7 pm or 6 – 8 pm. You provide light refreshments and can choose to hold a business card draw for a gift or provide a small take-away for everyone.  Chamber Members will drop in and you can tell them about your products & services.   We advertise it to the Chamber membership and you are encouraged to invite other special guests, clients, customers etc.
Upcoming Business After Hours for 2012
June 21st – Spruce Ridge Equicentre, 20771 Highway 17, R R # 2, Pembroke (between Pembroke & Cobden)
5 – 7 pm
Riding is an enjoyable way to improve self confidence, self discipline, self control and teamwork.
July (date & location to be determined) – Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures – Family Friendly Event, bring the kids.

September 12th – Pembroke Comfort Inn
, 959 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke
4 – 6 pm
Come play some Mini-Putt or Bocce at 4 pm, BBQ at 5 pm.
October 1st – Loftus Foot Care Clinic, 223 B Pembroke Street West, Pembroke
4 – 7 pm
Jane & staff invite you to celebrate their 15th Anniversary in Business and their brand new location.
November 1st – 5th Avenue Jewelry Collection & Mary Kay, 9 Country Lane, Petawawa
5 – 7 pm
Gwen Greenstock (5th Avenue Jewelry) and Christine Kidd-Myers (Mary Kay Beauty Consultant) invite you to Gwen’s house for a combined Business After Hours. Come get made over with new beauty products and new jewelry just in time for the holiday season.

From Our Members:
Valley Artisan’s Co-op Outdoor Show – June 30th
The Valley Artisan’s Co-op invites everyone to an Outdoor Show on June 30th from 11 am to 3 pm. Artists will be giving demonstrations to the public regarding the process of creation. There will be potters, glass artists, sun dyeing, jewelry making, water colour artists and more creating works of art for on-lookers.
The Valley Artisan’s Co-op is located at 33373 Highway 17 West in Deep River and is right beside the Laurentian View Dairy.
Free Financial Literacy Seminar
Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation in partnership with Enterprise Renfrew County is pleased to present a Financial Literacy Seminar on Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Enterprise Renfrew County, Pembroke office (9 International Drive, Pembroke).
To register for this seminar, please visit www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com or contact Colleen Sadler for information at 613-432-6848 or csadler@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke – Leadership Camp
The Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke will be hosting their first ever Leadership Camp for youth ages 12 -15 years old during the week of July 23rd to the 27th from 9 am – 3 pm.
Cost of the week of camp will be $50/youth.    This is a great opportunity for youth to learn leadership skills, games and more in a fun setting and then have the chance to use these skills in the afternoon with the kids at our Summer Day Camp. The camp will be held at the Knights of Columbus building, located at 170 Ellis Ave. in Pembroke.
Space is limited, so pleased call Bonnie or Shallan ASAP at 613-735-1933.
Upcoming Events
June 21st – Lunch Connections – WSIB Update
Opeongo Room, Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $20/Chamber Members ($30/General Admission)
RSVP to Chamber office by Tuesday June 19th 613-732-1492
June 21st – Business After Hours – Spruce Ridge Equicentre
20771 Highway 17 West, R R # 2 Pembroke (located between Pembroke & Cobden
June 30th – Valley Artisan’s Co-op Outdoor Show
33373 Hwy 17 West, Deep River
11 am – 3 pm
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 publishing dates and deadlines:

Publishing                          Deadline for Submissions                                           
June 28                                 June 25
July 12                                   July 9
July 26                                   July 23

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