Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 11

June 28, 2012 – Issue 11

Happy Canada Day! We hope everyone has a safe holiday as we celebrate this great nation we call home.   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.

Annual Golf Tournament – Friday September 21st
Mark your calendar now for the annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. The golf committee is hard at work putting together another fun day of networking on the golf course. This year’s tournament will be held at Whitetail Golf Course in Eganville.
Date: Friday September 21st, 2012
Where: Whitetail Golf Course, Eganville
Time: 1:00 pm shot gun start (Please arrive to check-in before 12:30 pm)
Cost: $95/player or $360/foursome (savings of $20) If paid before September 14th
(After September 14th the cost rises to $105/player)
Cost includes 18 holes, golf cart and casual BBQ dinner. Come spend the afternoon at the Best Public Course in Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec.
To register please call the Chamber office at 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com
Just a reminder we are looking for Tee Sponsors, Special Contest Sponsors and prizes. If you are interested in a sponsorship or donating prizes please contact any of the following committee members:
Chamber office: manager@uovchamber.com
Helene Grondin : hbgrondincma@sympatico.ca
Jenn Layman: jenn@fwdthink.net
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
July  12th (location to be determined) – Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures – Family Friendly Event, bring the kids.
Watch for more details on this event.

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.
Mark Your Calendars Small Business Week – October 2012
Small Business Week will be observed October 15th to the 19th, 2012. This year the UOV Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be co-hosting with Enterprise Renfrew County the “Bridges to Better Business” event in Pembroke on Thursday October 18th. Watch for details on registration to be coming out in the next few weeks. The event will be a day-long event featuring keynote speaker Professor Bruce M. Firestone, Executive Director of Exploriem.org and who is best known as the Founder of the modern day Ottawa Senators. He is also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management and Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Broker at Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc. There will also be a tradeshow component to the event.
This event this year will replace our Small Business Week Tradeshow that we have traditionally held on the Friday of Small Business Week.
Chamber Out & About in the Branches
Deep River Branch Holds Chamber Information Night

On the evening of June 19th, the Deep River Branch of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce held a Chamber Information Night at the Bear’s Den for the businesses in the Town of Deep River, Town of Laurentian Hills and the Township of Head Clara Maria. Thanks to Deep River Branch Chair Brian McInall and Membership committee member Helene Grondin for organizing this event.
Marketing Seminar Held in Killaloe
On June 27th the Chamber in partnership with the Township of Killaloe Hagarty & Richards held a Marketing Seminar with Jenn Layman of Forward Thinking. Thanks to Maria Mayville and the KHR Township for their help in organizing this event.
Thanks to the businesses who attended these events and watch for more events to be held in the two Branches of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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.
RCCFDC – Social Media Training
Renfrew County Community Futures is now offering Social Media Workshops for Business. Benefit from hands-on, interactive instruction and ongoing support for your social media campaigns.
Computers and internet access are provided to all who have reserved a seat in advance.  Please contact Kelley Lemenchick at klemenchick@bellnet.ca or 613.735.3951 ext.226 for more information.
The upcoming workshops are being offered July 4th and July 13th both from 1pm to 4pm at the Marguerite centre in Pembroke.
AECL Hosts SCOTT FireFit Championships and the TopCop Challenge – July 7th & 8th
This July 7th & 8th FireFit and TopCop are coming to Chalk River! AECL is pleased to host this competitive event for the first time in the area, at the Laurentian Hills Fire Department – Chalk River Branch. The event is free and open to the public. FireFit and TopCop are competitions that simulate the fire fighting and security tasks most often performed in emergency situations.
Activities at FireFit/TopCop Weekend
FireFit Race – Free (10:30 am Saturday)
TopCop Race – Free (10:30 am Sunday)
Petting Zoo – Free
BBQ - $
Pig Roast Dinner - $10 (6:30 pm Saturday)
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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.
RCCFDC – Youth Enterprise Camp
The Youth Enterprise Camp provides opportunities for youth to attend a 6 day overnight summer camp centered on Entrepreneurship. The camp run by RCCFDC will take place at Lutherlyn Camp in Eganville, Ontario. French language camp will be August 12th to the 17th and the English language camp will be August 19th to 24th. The cost for the camp is $299 which includes accommodation, meals, snacks, 24 hour on-site nurse, entrepreneurial activities and camp activities. Registration details can be for at www.yep-pej.ca or call Katie Burchart at 613-735-3951 ext 230.
Best Western Pembroke Inn – Photocopier for Sale
The Best Western Pembroke Inn has a surplus Canon photocopier for sale. For details please contact Lorraine at gm@bestpembroke.com or 613-735-0131 ext 350.
Upcoming Publishing Dates
If you have information to submit for E-Chat, please note the following publishing dates and deadlines:

Publishing                          Deadline for Submissions                                           
July 12                                   July 9
July 26                                   July 23
August 9                              August 7
August 23                            August 20

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