Yearly Archives: 2022

Manufacture and Import of Single-Use Plastic Items


Did you know? The ban on the manufacture and import of certain single-use plastic items begins in December 2022 Environment and Climate Change Canada is sharing some information to help you and your members understand how you may be impacted by the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations. As of December 20, 2022, the manufacture and import for sale in Canada of single-use plastic checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware, stir sticks and straws (i.e., straight straws), as defined in the Regulations, will be prohibited. If you have any questions, please contact us at You can also provide your company coordinates to receive [...]

Manufacture and Import of Single-Use Plastic Items2022-11-25T10:12:09-05:00

2023 Membership Packages


2023 Membership The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce will be migrating its member businesses to our new packages that provide much more value and benefits under a revised framework built with feedback and input from the business community.  Moving from relevant to becoming an essential partner in your business!

2023 Membership Packages2022-11-16T16:13:22-05:00

Request for Proposal: Auditor


UOVCC Auditor RFP 11-16=22 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (Contractor) invites proposals for the 2022 annual financial audit of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce financial records for approval by the Board of Directors and ultimately the members of the corporation at the Annual General Meeting.  The Chamber requires an audit conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles to include a Statement of Financial Position and Notes to the Financial Statement. Proposals should be submitted to Kelly Hollihan, executive director by email at: and inquiries can be directed to the office at [...]

Request for Proposal: Auditor2022-11-16T11:03:08-05:00

Digital Service Squad is Here to Help!


Looking to Upgrade Your Website? Improve Your Social Media Presence? Expand Your Marketing Reach? Contact Your Digital Service Squad Today! ABOUT UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The voice of the business community in the Upper Ottawa Valley, the Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and business leaders across much of Renfrew County from Whitewater region to Pembroke and Petawawa, Madawaska and Bonnechere to Deep River. As a Board of Trade, the Chamber advocates on behalf of its members, provides education and development resources, creates networking and marketing opportunity, and works with strategic partners toward the economic well-being of [...]

Digital Service Squad is Here to Help!2022-11-15T13:01:35-05:00

Digital Service Squad for the Upper Ottawa Valley


$95k Investment in Digital Service Squad to help transform the Upper Ottawa Valley business community through online technologies Media Release July 15, 2022 The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Town of Petawawa, the City of Pembroke and the Pembroke Business Improvement Area (PBIA), has received a $95,650.00 grant from Digital Main Street for a two-year Digital Service Squad (DSS) program to help small businesses in our region to use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing commercial environment. “This is great news for our business community,” said Kelly Hollihan, Executive Director of the Upper Ottawa [...]

Digital Service Squad for the Upper Ottawa Valley2022-08-16T09:08:15-04:00

Annual General Meeting: The Path Forward


Big thank you to all our members who joined us for our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Feb. 23, 2022. We are happy to share that the winner of our impressive prize pack is Chamber member, Cindy Sell, ReMax Pembroke Realty Ltd. Thanks to our generous members, Cindy can #shoplocal with these amazing items: 2 x $25 gift cards plus pickled goods valued at $50 from Little Things Canning Company 2 x $25 gift cards from East Side Marios Pembroke $25 gift card from Ottawa Valley Power Play $25 gift [...]

Annual General Meeting: The Path Forward2022-04-02T15:10:39-04:00

International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias Event a Success


Words like inspiring, insightful, and empowering were used to describe our #IWD2022 event. Presented by Meridian Credit Union Pembroke, our keynote presentation from the County of Renfrew Warden & Township of Laurentian Valley Reeve Debbie Robinson shared these inspiring words, "Have a vision, set a goal, find the path forward." Robinson's story was followed by a special Chamber panel with, Dr. Keltie Jones, Algonquin College Waterfront Campus, Heather Jobe, Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre, Colleen Sutherland, DC Foresight Financial Services Inc., and Valerie Burd-Hyska, Your Independent Grocer discussion a gender-equal world - free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Our [...]

International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias Event a Success2022-04-02T15:01:59-04:00

UOVCC Re-Launches Startup Ottawa Valley


The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (UOVCC) has partnered with Startup Canada to relaunch a Startup Ottawa Valley community. As a Startup community, the UOVCC can share opportunities and resources with our local businesses and we can also access funding supports through Startup Canada partners to facilitate local workshops, events and programs. Please like our social pages so your business can stay informed of all these great opportunities and expand your network. Save What #StartUpCanada does through the #StartupCommunities: They support and connect grassroots networks to fuel culture and environment for entrepreneurship at the local and industry level; They provide [...]

UOVCC Re-Launches Startup Ottawa Valley2022-04-02T15:25:19-04:00
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