Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
      E-Chat Issue 1, February 18, 2015
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                       DEAR CHAMBER MEMBER                         
You should be receiving your 2015 Membership Dues invoice shortly.  We apologize for the delay in getting them out.

In advance of receiving your invoice here are the 2015 rates.
1 - 7 employees $115 + $14.95 HST = $129.95
8 - 24 employees $165 + $21.45 HST = $$186.45
25 - 99 employees $240 + $31.20 HST = $271.20
100 - 249 employees $305+ $39.65 HST = $344.65
250 + employees $550 + $71.50 HST = $621.50

Please keep the Chamber office updated with any changes in your business.  We especially want to know if you have moved locations, have a new email if there`s a new contact person etc. Email is the main communication tool we use so please make sure we have yours.

The Chamber's Member to Member Discount Program is starting to become quite popular.  Please let us know if you would like to continue or to start participating in the Members to Members Discount Program.  This program is voluntary and your business would offer a discount to other Chamber members and their staff.   In order for your staff to participate and be identified for the discounts, additional cards can be purchased at the cost of $5.65 (HST included) per card per year.  Please contact Lorraine at the Chamber office to purchase or for more information. (The Chamber member company receives one card complimentary with paid membership).
Current Listing of Members to Members Discount Program
Please let the Chamber office know if you have a change for this list.

As a member of the Chamber there is an opportunity for you to host a Business After Hours event. Here are some tips on making your event a success.
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From the Chamber

And the Recipients Are...
The 11th Annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award were held on January 31st, 2015.
The recipients of the awards are as follows:
New Business - Madameek Restaurants
Small Business - Valley Automotive
Large Business - North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre
Professional Service - Valley Naturopath
Hospitality Award - The Epic Cafe & Emporium
Agri-Business - Forest Lea Stables
Not-For-Profit/Community Organization - Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley
Community Ambassador - Jamie Bramburger
2014 Lifetime Achievement - Gail Richardson & Izett McBride

On behalf of the Board of Directors we would like to congratulate the recipients and the finalists in each category.  You are all great examples of Business Excellence!

Welcome to New Members: 
The following businesses/organization have recently joined the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

NuSkin - Donald Megrath
West Champlain Healthy Community Corporation - Bob French
Phaze1 - Erica Murphy
Videre Development Corporation - George Giroux
B and R Photography and Design - Ryan Schmidt
Assante Financial - Mark Wheaton 

Upcoming Chamber Events
Wednesday March 11th - 1/2 Day Workshop
Online Marketing BOOTCamp

2nd Floor Training Room, KI Pembroke
1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke
7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Advance Registration and Payment by March 2nd, 2015 
Click for more information

Future Seminars to Mark on Your Calendars - watch for more details.

April 15 - Accessibility Workshop
May 13 - The Key Role of the Leader in Customer Service
June 17 - First Call HR (to be confirmed)

Chamber Member News

Pembroke Regional Hospital Looking for Board Members
Click to see advertisement

Algonquin College to Host Cross Country Checkup - March 1st 
Algonquin College will be hosting CBC's Tex Murphy for his live radio call in show, Cross Country Checkup on Sunday March 1st.


As a Chamber Member we are happy to include your event in our newsletter. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Lorraine MacKenzie - Executive Director 

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

224 Pembroke St W

Pembroke ON K8A 5N2

Phone (613) 732 - 1492