About Us


Formed in 1955 and incorporated under the Boards of Trade Act in 1958, the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce has continued to play an important role in the business community. The present day Chamber of Commerce was actually preceded by the Pembroke Board of Trade which has been dated back to at least 1903.

The Chamber has become very active over the last few years, hosting numerous events such as our monthly breakfast seminars, Business After Hours, All Candidates meetings, just to name a few. As in every organization or committee, its strength lies in its membership.


The Chamber has the following committees that are open to any member. If you are a member business interested in participating in any of these committees, please contact the Executive Director.

Awards Gala Committee

Promotes Upper Ottawa Valley businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding performance and service in the industry sectors.

Membership Committee 

Helps promote and bring awareness of the benefits of becoming a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.  This committee also participates in the annual membership drive campaign.

Communication/PR Committee

Coordinates communications to members and the public through the website, promotion of the Chamber, E-Chat newsletter, information pamphlets, etc. 

Policy and Procedures Committee

Creates, reviews and maintains the policies and procedures for the board, committees, staff and is dictated by the various governments.  This committee also participates in planning the Annual General Meeting.

Education Committee

Organizes business seminars to help local businesses be more successful through the introduction of new ideas and/or to stimulate thought and activity in areas needed for business success.

Social Events

Coordinates special events, recognition ceremonies and supports fundraising events needed to help support Chamber directives.