Join the Chamber
The Chamber of Commerce has a membership of more than 150 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.
Services for the Membership
The Chamber offers opportunities such as our “Business After Hours” and breakfast/lunch seminars to connect with other businesses to share information and ideas.
Chamber E-Chat newsletter
Receive regular direct mail messages that inform you of relevant Chamber news and opportunities for your business.
Seminars and Workshops
The Chamber facilitates and co-ordinates a number of interactive workshop opportunities on topics that are of immediate importance and relevance to the members.
Gala Awards and Social Events
Our Business Achievement Gala Awards is a pivotal recognition event for area businesses. This networking opportunity brings together all levels of industry where we celebrate the outstanding businesses in our Ottawa Valley communities.
Our website it one of our main communication tools and as a member your business has a direct link to your website and/or social page so that members can easily connect and the public can shop and acquire services from you.
As a network of engaged businesses, there is plenty of opportunity to support one another and use each other services. Sometimes there are even member to member discounts.
Member Discounts and Incentives
myFM Discount (Valid Jan - March)
myFM is offering a 10% to any existing or new Chamber Members for renewing or taking a Chamber membership. The offer is valid from Jan 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022. Does not include myFM annual one day sale. The partnership of this incentive is redeemed by a Chamber member following payment of membership – we will email the member a code which they can then use to redeem the discount with myFM. Limited time offer – exclusive to Chamber members.
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 Western Financial Group. The coverage is available to UOV Chamber member businesses, their employees, their immediate families and retirees.
Contact any of Western Financial Groups personal lines representatives and discuss this benefit today! Call 613-735-1046.
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.
Are you already a user of Constant Contact? No problem. You can move your account under the Chamber banner and qualify to receive a 25% discount. Call 1-866-289-2101 and discuss with account representatives your desire to move under the Chamber of Commerce account. You will need to provide them with your account representative and claim which Chamber you are a member of. You can also email with these specifics to firstname.lastname@example.org
New to Constant Constant all you need to do is sign up via this link: Constant Contact Chamber program
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
As a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, your business can use the resources, webinars and even get preferred rates for session training with the Small Business Centre program through Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS).
Health and Safety measures and training and required for all businesses and employees. Work with the team at WSPS to ensure compliance.
Resources include things like WHMIS, training staff on hazardous materials management, COVID protocols in the workplace, equipment, safety plans, employee representatives and their roles, mental health and workplace violence and harassment and more.
To learn more visit the WSPS website.
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
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®.
Shop Ottawa Valley
As a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, not only do you get a listing on our website directory, you are also listed in the newly created Shop Ottawa Valley site.
This site was created with financial support from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and highlights members businesses from not only the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber, but Renfrew and Arnprior as well. Collectively, our small businesses have a greater voice and are better positioned to support one another.
Check out the Shop The Valley website.
Esso Business Card Plan
If you are a Chamber member and want to take advantage of a reduction in gas rates at ESSO and MOBILE station locations be sure to use this program.
Save 3.5 cents per litre* with the Esso Business Card Program. To view more about this program link to www.essobusinesscards.ca
or call a representative of ESSO at 1-888-330.2419
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: Purolator.com/OCC
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
Multiple locations: Associate Membership $50.00 + HST
(Full fee for first location, each additional location pays $50.)
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.