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 is once again taking a fun, fair and unbiased approach to the awards and judging process using Awardify: a Canadian-owned award management platform. “In order to ensure all businesses are viewed on their own merits,” said Kelly Hollihan, the Chamber’s executive director, “each member can tell us the story of their business, highlighting their accomplishments and their work in the community, and adding photos and testimonials for our panel of judges from chambers of commerce across Canada to score.”

The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber celebrates its member businesses with awards according to categories of products or services, as well as special trophies for newcomers, solopreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, visionary leaders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. A complete list of awards and instructions to submit an entry can be found on the chamber’s awardify site where chamber of commerce executives from across Ontario and Canada will review and score the entries to select the finalists. Winners will be unveiled at the ceremony. The deadline to submit entries for awards is July 31st.

“Join us to celebrate our member businesses and to raise a glass to the chamber’s 65 years of service to our business community,” added Hollihan. “Let’s take the time and make the effort to promote what business has to offer to quality of life in the Ottawa Valley.”

Tickets for the awards gala are now on sale through the chamber website with special early bird discounts.

The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank its title sponsor for this 2023 signature event: Andre Mickovitch of Assante Wealth Management. As the platinum sponsor, Andre will be invited to present the Lifetime Achievement Award. More sponsor packages can be purchased here or through the office at 613-732-1492.