Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce October 2021 Chamber Update

In this issue:

  • Annual Community Awards Celebration
  • Next Board of Directors meeting
  • Renfrew & Area Employers… Did you know this funding may be available to you?
  • Outdoor Job Fair
  • The 2021 Santa Claus Parade 
  • Businesses in Renfrew County Can now Order Their Rapid Antigen Tests 

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Free Virtual Info Session Regarding the COVID-19 Rapid Screen Initiative on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm.

The Greater Arnprior, Renfrew & Area and Upper Ottawa valley Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, have launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative.

The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that might otherwise be missed, helping to curb the spread in the workplace, at home and around the community.

Through this initiative, we will be distributing free tests for small and medium sized businesses across Renfrew County.

Businesses (including non-Chamber members) with 150 employees or less are welcome to participate in the program.

Please register to attend the info session on June 16th to learn about how your company can participate and order your kits.

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Advertising opportunities in the 2021 Ottawa Valley Road Map and Ottawa Valley Cycling Map are now available!

The 2021 road map will be distributed to all households in Renfrew County via Canada Post, as well as to all members and local businesses. A total of 75,000 copies will be printed.

The cycling map, which has a 2-year shelf life and a print run of 25,000 copies, will also be distributed locally and via our partner Ontario By Bike in 2022.

Please contact for more information.

2021 Reduced Load Notice



Please be advised that the County of Renfrew will proceed to remove the Spring Load Restrictions on County Roads commencing Monday, May 3, 2021 AT 12:01 a.m..

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Richard J. Bolduc, A.Sc.T., Manager of Operations via email or phone 613-732-4353 ext. 405.

Developing Your Digital Footprint

An amazing opportunity for businesses to learn from a local business is now available. A training series has been created by Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce member Tubman Marketing Inc., in partnership with the Town of Renfrew and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation.  Please click here to see all of the amazing topics that will be covered to help develop your business digital footprint.

This is being offered as a way of helping our small business community to overcome an incredibly difficult time.

Please take advantage, and reach out today to Jenna at or call 613-432-4848 ext. 109