Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 13

July 25, 2012 – Issue 13

We hope you are enjoying this hot summer weather! Please note the Chamber office will be closed July 30th – August 6th (inclusive) for vacation. If you have an urgent issue that can’t wait please contact Chamber President Gary Melnyk at gary.melnyk@bmo.com 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.

Welcome New Chamber Members
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the following companies have recently joined:
4wire Telecom Services Inc.
D & S Masonry
Full Circle Restorative Practices
GT Tech
Holistic Hands Massage Therapy
Pembroke – Petawawa Lions Club
Town of Laurentian Hills
For more information on these new members please visit the Chamber website at www.uovchamber.com .

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
August 9th (originally scheduled for July 12th) – Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures – Family Friendly Event, bring the kids.
4 – 6 pm - Riverside Park (Location to be verified)

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.
From Our Members:
AECL Chalk River Laboratories Opens its Doors – August 11th
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is pleased to announce that it will open its doors to the public for the first time in over a decade this summer, when it hosts an Open House for the general public. Held at the Chalk River Laboratories on Saturday, August 11 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, the family-friendly event will give the public an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, and some of the unique Canadian science facilities that call the Ottawa Valley home.
For anyone who is interested in attending the AECL Open House, pre-registration is required. The process is very straightforward, with participants being asked to go to www.aecl.ca/openhouse to fill out the registration form prior to August 10. Visitors are encouraged to attend the Open House with a current AECL staff member, AECL is please to offer tours for any interested member of the public
Stoneman Promotions – Fall Showcase 2012 – September 7 - 9
Fall Showcase 2012 will be held at the Petawawa Civic Centre, September 7th – 9th. They are currently accepting registrations from Exhibitors. Email doug@showcaseinpetawawa.ca or phone 613-732-9662.
Algonquin College Offering A Media and Public Relations Course
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley will be offering a new Media and Public Relations course through night classes this fall. It will be offered over 3 nights beginning in mid-October at their new campus. Instructor for the course is Jamie Bramburger.
Frank Caroll Financial – New Address
The office of Frank Caroll Financial have moved from their Pembroke Street East location. Their new office is now located at 720 Mackay Street, Pembroke, ON K8A 8J8. Their phone number (613-735-4141) and all email addresses remain the same.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Let Them Keep You Informed Year-Round
Did you know?
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses several tools to keep individuals, businesses and their representatives informed of the latest tax-related news and updates.
If you’re visiting the CRA’s Web site frequently to ensure you don’t miss any updates, there’s an easier and faster way to stay informed. Signing up for our Businesses – Tax information newsletter is a great way for business owners and their representatives to stop searching and start receiving general updates by e-mail as they are issues.
What you will receive:
When you sign up to receive the Businesses – Tax Information newsletter by email or by RSS feed, the CRA will share information with you on subjects such as:
- tax tips;
- new or improved electronic services;
- legislative and regulatory changes;
- events and seminars; and
- business-related videos that have been posted to their Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/videogallery .
To sign up go to www.cra.gc.ca/lists or www.cra.gc.ca/rssfeeds and have CRA’s news come to you.
The Art of… Leadership – September 18th (Ottawa Convention Centre)
The Art of Leadership conference will be coming to Ottawa on September 18th, 2012. This world class program features fiver internationally renowned bestselling authors and visionaries, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership issues.
Through a special offer for UOV Chamber members, you and your colleagues can take advantage of preferred pricing ($349 + HST) and SAVE $50 off the regular price ($399 plus HST) by using promo code UOVCC. 
PLUS- when you register 3 or more people, you’ll save an additional $50 off each ticket!
BONUS – you’ll also receive a Free copy of Patrick Lencioni’s latest book the Advantage.
Upcoming Publishing Dates
If you have information to submit for E-Chat, please note the following publishing dates and deadlines:

Publishing                          Deadline for Submissions                                           
August 9                              August 7
August 23                            August 20
September 6                      September 3
September 20                   September 17

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