Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 22


November 29, 2012 – Issue 22
Please change your records to reflect our new address. 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.

Chamber Office New Location
As of December 1st, 2012 the Chamber office will be 224 Pembroke St. West, Pembroke, ON K8A 5N2. Please change your records to reflect our new address. Please note the Chamber office will be closed on Friday November 30th. Phone service maybe interrupted so please email manager@uovchamber.com if you need to contact the office.
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting – December 5th
The Board of Directors of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages all Chamber members to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday December 5th, 2012. It will be held at the Best Western Pembroke Inn and starts at 5:30 pm. 
Cost which includes supper is $35 per person.
Please RSVP by November 30th to the Chamber office (manager@uovchamber.com) to reserve your spot.
The Business Development Committee of the Chamber will be making a presentation. Following the business portion of the AGM, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Recipient will be announced.
Chamber Open House – December 13th
You are invited to attend the Upper Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Open House on Thursday December 13th, 2012 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Official ceremonies and ribbon cutting will take place at 7:00 pm.
Join us in our new office location and visit other businesses inside the Pembroke Business Centre at 224 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke.
Annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards – Nominations Open
Nominations are now open for the annual Chamber Awards. Visit the website at www.uovchamber.com to download a nomination form or fill it out on-line. Deadline for submissions is December 7th.

The list of Award Categories and Criteria can be found on-line on our website as well.
Join us to celebrate business excellence in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Mark Saturday January 26, 2013 on your calendars now! 
Sponsorships for Gala Awards are Available
The Gala Committee is once again looking for sponsors for the Annual Awards Gala.
Basic Details: Full details on sponsorships can be found on our website.  Click Here
Platinum - $2500
(includes 10 tickets and sponsor of Lifetime Achievement Award) – 1 available
Gold $1200
(includes 6 tickets and sponsor of one award) – 9 (5 available, 4 sold)
Silver $600
(includes 4 tickets and sponsor of finalist certificates in 1 category) – 9 (6 available, 3 sold)
Table $300
(includes 2 tickets) – 26 available
Gold Plus – donation of item with value of $2000 or more
(includes 4 tickets)
Please contact the Chamber office for more details or to get a Sponsorship Package. All sponsorship are on a first come, first serve basis.
From Our Members:

Twitter Workshop & Intermediate Facebook Workshop to be Held
Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County will be hosting a Twitter workshop at their offices (2 International Drive, Pembroke) on Friday December 7th from 9 am – 12 pm.
They will also be hosting an Intermediate Facebook workshop on Wednesday December 19th 9 am – 12 pm at their offices.
For more information or to register please contact Kelly Lemenchick at 613-735-3951 ext. 226 or Lemenchick@bellnet.ca

Publishing                          Deadline for Submissions                                           
December 13                     December 10 (last issue of 2012)

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