Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

E-Chat 2012 Issue 9


May 30, 2012 – Issue 9
 May is over and we are looking forward to the month of June. Thoughts will be turning to summer vacations. 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.

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 Jewellery Collection & Mary Kay, 9 Country Lane, Petawawa
5 – 7 pm
Gwen Greenstock (5th Avenue Jewellery) 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 jewellery just in time for the holiday season.

From Our Members:
Johnston & Mackie – Free BBQ on June 6th
You are invited to a FREE BBQ on June 6th to help celebrate Johnston & Mackie’s award “Ontario Brokerage of the Year”.
June 6th, 2012 at the Johnston & Mackie parking lot from 11 am – 2 pm. (Rain or Shine)
Loftus Foot Care Clinic – New Location
Loftus Foot Care Clinic has a new location! They are now located at 223B Pembroke Street West, Pembroke. Phone number remains the same (613-735-4007).
Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre Begins New Pilot Project for Construction & Demolition Waste
The OVWRC Management Board recently approved a pilot project for managing select loads of Construction and Demolition (C & D) waste. Beginning June 4th and through September 28th, mixed loads of Construction and Demolition materials which are estimated to include at least 70% brush, concrete/bricks, drywall, acceptable wood, cardboard or metal, may be eligible for separation on site by OVWRC staff. During the pilot, OVWRC will inspect mixed C&D loads and may accept them for sorting by material type to allow recyclable materials to be diverted from landfill. Mixed C&D loads accepted under the project will be charged a reduced tipping fee. For more information on this pilot project please contact the Centre at 613-735-7537.
Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke – Present Inspirational Speaker Scott Cannata on June 5th
Everyone is invited to come listen and chat with an amazing inspirational young speaker, Scott Cannata on Tuesday June 5th at the Kiwanis Filed House from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Scott is the founder of The Run to Live and he will be sharing his story about his adventures across Canada all while giving us motivation the TRY and make a difference in our community! For more information on Scott, go to www.theruntolive.com and/or www.activeambassadors.org
Cost: Donations will be accepted and all funds raised will go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke’s children/youth programs. Tax receipts will be given for donations more than $20.
Upcoming Events
June 5th – Boys & Girls Club Present Scott Cannata
Kiwanis Field House 6:30 – 8:30
Donations with proceeds to Boys & Girls Club children/youth programs.
June 6th – Free BBQ at Johnston & Mackie
10 Nelson Street, Pembroke from 11 – 2 (rain or shine)
June 21st – Business After Hours – Spruce Ridge Equicentre
20771 Highway 17 West, R R # 2 Pembroke (located between Pembroke & Cobden
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 14                                 June 11
June 28                                 June 25
July 12                                   July 9
July 26                                  July 23

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