Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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                       DEAR CHAMBER MEMBER                         
Welcome to the May issue of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce newsletter. 

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.

Current Listing of Members to Members Discount Program
Please let the Chamber office know if you have a change for this list.
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).

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.
The Chamber has a Facebook page. Click Here and make sure to like our page for new updates.
From the Chamber

Welcome New Chamber Staff Member The Board of Directors is pleased to have Caitlin Burnett join the Chamber staff as our new Communications/Marketing Coordinator.  Caitlin will be reviewing how we communicate and market the Chamber and our programs and benefits to our members.  As well she will be assisting Lorraine in the office and working on attracting new members.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the programs and services of the Chamber for your business please contact Caitlin at the Chamber office 613-732-1492 or
Welcome to New Members: 
The following businesses/organizations have recently joined the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Coldwell Banker Coburn Realty Petawawa - Pam Behnke-Van Hoof or Dari Weber 
Kent Construction - Rosemary Vanderspank

2015 Relay for Life/Petawawa
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of commerce has entered a team in the 2015 Relay for Life at Garrison Petawawa on Friday June 5th.

Our team is looking for donations for a great cause.  Won't you help us in the fight against cancer?

Cancer is personal to us as our Executive Director Lorraine MacKenzie battled it in 2013.  She will walk the Survivors' Victory Lap! 

Click here to donate or our team. You can either donate to the whole team or any one team members by clicking on their name. 

Upcoming Chamber Events
Wednesday June 10th - The Key Role of the Leader in Customer Service, Laurie Courchesne-Dooley, The Delfi Group

Location: KI Pembroke, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke
Time: 7:30 am
Cost: $15/person
RSVP to Chamber office 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com by Monday June 8th.

Friday September 4th - UOV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Plaid Madness
Petawawa Golf Club
Cost to be announced.
Best Ball Format
Shot gun start 1:00 pm

Register your foursome now for a fun day of networking on the greens!

Sponsorships available - contact Chamber office for more information. 

Chamber Member News
Algonquin College - Spring Business & Leadership Conference
May 28th, 2015

In response to the County's growing need for local, affordable, quality professional development opportunities, Algonquin College's Pembroke Waterfront Campus and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation are partnering to present this conference opportunity.

Cost $175 + tax
Click here for more information 

Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Presents
"Supporting Your Aging Parent"
Are you a caregiver to a family member? Are you worried about your aging parents? 
Attend this speaker presentation on Wednesday May 13th at 7:00 pm
Chartwell Pembroke Heritage, 1111 Pembroke Street West
, Pembroke

Keeping Pembroke Beautiful Seeks Sponsor
The beautiful City of Pembroke has been recognized for its efforts at the provincial, national and international Communities in Bloom program.  Although we are not officially registered we still want to engage sponsors in "Keeping Pembroke Beautiful".
Click for information

OVWRC Leaf Yard Waste Collection 
Spring has arrived which means residents of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and the Township of Laurentian Valley can place extra leaf and yard waste out for collection.
Click to read more 

Business Bistro - May 27th
A Casual, Creative Entrepreneurial Gathering
Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre
6 pm - 8 pm
Click for poster 

Save the Date - 19th Annual Golf Tournament - Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

Save the Date - 2015 Fall Showcase in Petawawa - Sept 18, 19 & 20
FREE Admission - something to interest everyone.

Community News

11th Annual Crime Stopper Golf Tournament May 22nd

Businesses are invited to participate as sponsors for the 2015 Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament.  There is an opportunity for businesses to get exposure in this event also by either being a hole sponsor at $100, or providing a prize (gift certificate).  Crime Stoppers will recognize all sponsors publicly on our website, our Facebook page and at the tournament on the day of the tournament.  Please contact Ken Bertrand at Ken.Bertrand@investorsgroup.com to get involved!
Crime Stoppers Shred-A-Thon - May 23rd    
Need some shredding done?  There is a fundraising Shred-A-Thon at the Pembroke Mall on Saturday May 23rd.

Champlain Trail Museum Open House - May 23rd
Champlain Train Museum is holding an Open House on Saturday May 23rd from 12 - 4 pm. Admission is by donation.

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