Home Stretched: Tackling Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis Through Innovative Solutions and PartnersKelly Hollihan2023-07-05T09:16:22-04:00
Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released, Home Stretched: Tackling Ontario's Housing Affordability Crisis Through Innovative Solutions and Partnerships, outlining opportunities for the private, public, and non-profit sectors to explore innovative partnerships and approaches to address housing affordability and supply, and recommendations to build on successful models. The policy brief provides all levels of government and industry with recommendations under the following themes: Labour and Demographics, the Housing Continuum, and Infrastructure and Land Use Planning. To help inform this brief, the OCC led a series of regional housing affordability roundtables with a diverse range of housing sector stakeholders. [...]
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates 65 years of service with the 2023 Business Excellence Awards GalaKelly Hollihan2023-06-16T10:21:12-04:00
Celebrating 65 years of service, the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce has planned a glamourous evening for Saturday, September 23rd at the Normandy Officers’ Mess, Garrison Petawawa, to recognize the accomplishments of the business community in our region. “This will be a night to remember,” promises Cyndi Mills, president of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “After the spectacular return of our awards ceremonies last year, we are planning live entertainment, dinner and dancing into the night to celebrate our 65th anniversary in the valley and to recognize our member businesses and their achievements.” The Chamber of Commerce [...]
As of 12:01am June 9th, 2023, the rest of the fire region has fallen under a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ). This is instituted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry under the Forest Fires Prevention Act. Below is the official RFZ poster that can be printed and displayed in the window of any willing high-traffic businesses to assist in public awareness. If you require posters to be printed for display, please request via email and delivery can be arranged. French language versions are also available upon request. RFZ ENG Fact Sheet Restricted Fire [...]
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The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to host Diversity in the Valley, an expo dedicated to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Business owners and operators will browse our exhibit floor for guidance on the design and execution of an effective diversity policy in the workplace for both their employees and clientele. A panel of experts will share best practices to promote diversity and accessibility. Topics include service animals, special needs, socio-economic equity, cultural and racial diversity, mental health, gender and sexual orientation, and much more. Free admission and parking. Please RSVP. List of Exhibits, Speakers and Presentations include: [...]
We are hosting a golf tournament May 29th to raise funds in support of our Class of ’23 Bursary program providing graduating high school students from this region cash rewards of $250 toward the purchase of educational materials for post-secondary studies. Given we are a membership-driven organization, we rely on the help of the business community to sponsor our efforts. With you by our side at this fun-filled event, we are certain to meet our fundraising goals to offer bursaries for every high school in our catchment region and to continue to operate the chamber of commerce that supports its communities.
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce launches Class of ’23 Bursary The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is honoured to offer a bursary program for graduating secondary school students in the region. Recipients will be rewarded up to $250 toward the purchase of learning materials for post-secondary studies. “The next generation of business leaders for the Ottawa Valley is setting course on their career path, and it is our responsibility to invest in the future by doing what we can to support them on this journey,” says Kelly Hollihan, executive director. Member businesses of the chamber have been contributing to [...]
It was a full house today at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre where Township of Laurentian Valley and the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the Mayor's Breakfast for the business community. An informative discussion with Mayor Bennett and a chance to build and grow our relationships while we work toward common goals for our little corner of the world.
Great news! You can still get your tickets for our International Women's Day lunch hosted by Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce and enter to win a door prize annual membership with the chamber! This event is powered by the Startup Women's Fund. We'd like to thank Startup Canada, Scotiabank and UPS for their support. Hear from women entrepreneurs from Little Things Canning Company Starz In Motion Dance Studio and VC Athletic Therapy and Bracing and more about their adventures. Purchase Tickets