Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 14


August 8, 2012 – Issue 14
August is going swiftly, thoughts will soon turn to getting ready for Fall. 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
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.
 Enterprise Renfrew County & UOV Chamber of Commerce – 2012 Bridges to Better Business
Enterprise Renfrew County and the UOV Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to host the 2012 Bridges to Better Business event under the theme “Community Engagement… Get Involved -Make a Difference”. It will be held Thursday October 18th, 2012 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre in Pembroke.
This annual event is a one-day learning and networking opportunity packed with great ideas to help entrepreneurs succeed. The event provides entrepreneurs with opportunity to develop valuable networking contacts and share innovative ideas with their peers.
Pre-registration opportunity to Chamber members ONLY from August 1st to September 4th for the price of $25 + $3.25 HST = $28.25 in order to give Chamber members first opportunity for a trade show table. Price includes:
- FREE tradeshow table – 1st come 1st served. Limited tables available.
- Access to Keynote speaker and educational activities (seminar, discussion panel), business kit, door prizes.
- Lunch & breaks
- Networking
The price of $25 covers the cost of the lunch and 2 breaks (morning and afternoon). This price of $25 will remain inclusive for Chamber Members Only even after the tradeshow table component fills up.
The Early Bird Registration promotion to the general public will commence September 4th for $40 + HST with the offering of a free table for the Tradeshow (if there is still room) until September 30th. Price rises to $50 + HST after September 30thDeadline for registration is October 12th.
To register for Bridges to Better Business visit http://guestli.st/114384 For additional payment options please contact Kim Fraser at 613-735-8224 or kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
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:
Ken Bertrand, Investors Group – Pembroke/Renfrew Crime Stoppers Calendar
Pembroke/Renfrew Crime Stoppers is offering business card ads for each month on their 2013 Cash Calendar. The calendar is a full size calendar with pictures of various landscapes in Renfrew County. It is also a lottery, with draws on each day of the year ranging from $25 to $1000. It makes a great Christmas gift for that person who is hard to buy for.
The ad is full colour for $100.00. Please contact Ken Bertrand, Chair Pembroke/Renfrew Crime Stoppers at kebertrand@hotmail.com if you are interested in an ad. Spaces are limited. 2,500 calendars are printed. 
For more information on the calendar please visit www.valleytips.com
 North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre – Inaugural Kitchissippi Run (Oct 6th, 2012)
The inaugural Kitchissippi Run is a family-friendly walk or run (depending on your level of health) with varying distances. All proceeds raised will be split between the North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre and the Deep River and District Hospital.
Distances include:
Full Marathon
Half Marathon
10 K and 2K Family Fun Run/Walk

Date: October 6, 2012
Start Location: Chalk River Lions Club, Chalk River
To register: www.eventsonline.ca (search for “Kitchissippi)
All inquiries should be directed to Colette Giroux at (613)584-1900 or (613)589-9686
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.
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