Diversity in the Valley


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: [...]

Diversity in the Valley2023-04-16T11:57:00-04:00

Golf Tournament supports Class of ’23 Bursary


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.

Golf Tournament supports Class of ’23 Bursary2023-04-14T14:11:28-04:00

Class of ’23 Bursary Program


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 [...]

Class of ’23 Bursary Program2023-03-31T11:20:57-04:00

Township of Laurentian Valley Mayor’s Breakfast brings the business community to the conversation


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.

Township of Laurentian Valley Mayor’s Breakfast brings the business community to the conversation2023-03-29T16:04:53-04:00

International Women’s Day Lunch adds chamber membership door prizes


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  

International Women’s Day Lunch adds chamber membership door prizes2023-02-27T10:15:04-05:00

Ontario Economic Report 2023


The flagship report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce was released February 7, 2023.  Thank you to our more than 50 chamber businesses who completed the survey that fed the data for this report.  Next year, let's reach our target of 75 member businesses so that we can receive a customized report for our region! Read the report here: OER

Ontario Economic Report 20232023-02-08T09:59:36-05:00

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
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