Join the Chamber
The Chamber of Commerce has a membership of more than 300 local businesses, municipalities and organizations. There is also a very active Branch of the UOVCC in Deep River. We are the largest business organization in Renfrew County. Our members range from solopreneurs to the largest employers in our region with more than 3000 employees. We are your voice of business. Membership in your local Chamber includes having the Canadian Chamber of Commerce lobby federally and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce lobby provincially on issues affecting businesses today.
The Chamber offers opportunities such as our “Business After Hours” and breakfast/lunch seminars to connect with other businesses to share information and ideas.
Seminars and Workshops
The Chamber has organized various seminars and workshops for its members. Past seminar topics have included:
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
The Privacy Act
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
Online Marketing - Social Media, Facebook, Pinterest
Guest speakers have included:
Perrin Beatty, President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Donna Messer‚ President ConnectUs Communications Canada
Gwynne Dyer‚ journalist
Lisa Kember, Constant Contact
Sofie Andreou, Sofie Andreou & Associates
Local business and organizational leaders
Each member receives promotion of their business on the Chamber website. Many municipalities and economic development organizations link to our website, thereby increasing exposure to members. We also encourage our members to link to us.
Chamber E-Chat Newsletter
Chamber members receive a monthly newsletter informing them of important news relating to business in the area‚ Chamber programs and updates‚ upcoming events‚ new businesses‚ expansions‚ new locations‚ new services offered by current members and more. Members are able to submit articles and information to be included in “Chamber E-Chat.”
The Chamber receives numerous requests regarding businesses and services in the area. The staff provide a variety of information and referrals for businesses and services‚ local community events‚ directions and other information. The Chamber staff will always promote or recommend a Chamber member first when dealing with those looking for information.
There are two key social events on the Chamber calendar each year. The first is our Annual Golf Tournament and the second is our Annual Business Achievement Awards. The Gala provides an opportunity for the community to nominate and recognize outstanding businesses. The Chamber hosts a special evening of festivities in honour of the nominated businesses.
Chamber Personal Insurance Plan (Home & Auto)
The Chamber Personalized Insurance Plan (CPIP) offers you group insurance pricing for home and auto insurance. This program is unique to the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber and is administered by Johnston & Mackie Limited. The coverage is available to UOV Chamber member businesses, their employees, their immediate families and retirees. Contact Tara Neville, Chamber Group Plan Account Executive: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-735-1046. www.jmackie/insurance-quote
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry and the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring exclusive benefits to help grow you business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs.
For further inquiries‚ please contact First Data at 1-888-265-4117 or visit the website at chambermerchantservices.ca
Chamber of Commerce Insurance Plan (Medical & Dental)
Launched in 1970, the non-profit Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is available exclusively to Chamber Members. The Chambers Plan provides "big business" benefits to small businesses and is known for its price stability, fair renewal rates, and innovative offerings. Over 29,000 firms across Canada participate in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. For additional information on the plan or a no obligation quote for your company call Doucett Insurance at 1-800-507-7463 or click on the link http://www.buychambers.ca
Esso Business Card Plan
As a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to Magnet, a new network powered by a powerful job-matching technology that will help you connect with qualified candidates accurately and quickly.
Sign up as an employer and post a job today by visiting: upperottawavalley.magnet.today
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Constant Contact Chamber Program. Our Chamber members can receive an exclusive 25% discount so that they can use Constant Contact to boost their bottom lines for less. Easy-to-use tools to keep you connected with your customers. 1-800-221-2793 www.constantcontact.com
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started today, visit membersbenefitprogram.com/UOVCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get More’ card.
As a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to shipping services and expertise of Purolator and will benefit from preferential pricing through a volume discount program. Members will enjoy discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of services.
Learn more at: www.purolator.com/occ
Grand and Toy
Grand & Toy is a leading provider of workplace products and solutions serving Canadian businesses over 130 years. From the latest technology, interiors and furniture, everyday office supplies and facility resources to a wide range of print and document services, we provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.
We’ve developed a loyalty program that covers all areas that can improve savings and sustainability through these key points:
- Current proposed Core List of 226 items – very aggressive discount.
- Savings of Up to 85% OFF over 7,500 quality office products
- Web Less 12% - Off-Core (4000 products)
- Competitive Paper Pricing (FSC / SFI certified)
Phone: 1-866-391-8111 www.Grandandtoy.com
Multiple locations: Associate Membership $50.00 + HST
(Full fee for first location, each additional location pays Associate Membership fee.)
Please note: All Fees are plus applicable taxes.
We welcome your membership with the Chamber of Commerce. You can download an application in MS Word or PDF version, or you can use our online application form.