80% of people report that the internet is the first place they look when they need information - and over 50% are using search engines to research. Ideally your customers, and potential customers, are accessing information about you on marketing channels that you control. Chances are, however, that is not the case. Visitors and potential customers are being swayed by third party information (think social media, online review platforms) that you have no direct control over.
But fear not! There is a difference between not having direct control and not having influence. The 2018 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference & AGM will show you how to harness that influence and make online conversations work in your favour.
Tickets are $55 for OVTA members and $65 for non-members.Click here for more information and to register.
Deadline to register for the full day event is April 25th.
The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark have compiled the results from the 2017/2018 Employer One Survey. The Employer One Survey report provides valuable insights into local skill and human resource requirements for Renfrew and Lanark County.
We'd also like to send out a big thank you to all organizations that assisted in the data collection process. Your assistance in this process has contributed to the success of this year's Survey Results. We look forward to the 2019 Employer One Survey, where we hope to continue to increase the employer engagement in order to provide service providers, local businesses, youth, and educators with valuable insights into local skill and human resource requirements.
There are two realities in life - change is inevitable, and most people hate change. The same is true of business - the economy is in a state of continual flux, customer's preferences and attitudes change constantly; technology, distribution, markets, industries are dynamic. Competition is, well, competitive - marketing that worked yesterday may not work today.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, Enterprise Renfrew County is hosting a “Celebrating Women in Business” event in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre in Pembroke Ontario from 9 am – 2 pm.
Keynote speaker, Nina Spencer, is a popular Toronto-based international corporate speaker, workshop facilitator, speaker’s coach and best-selling author. Nina will share tips, techniques and strategies for “Getting Passion Out of Your Profession” where you will learn how to keep loving the fine entrepreneurial work you do for a living.
“Some people show up and the energy goes up! Others arrive and the energy goes down. Under which category do you fall? Are you aware of how you are perceived by colleagues, staff, clients, the business community you serve, and others with whom you daily interact? Is there a chance that you know how to demonstrate your upbeat, positive attitude, business and service excellence acumen, impressive leadership, and empathic and responsive communication skills, etc., but find these traits aren’t coming through as well lately because stresses, changes in people and situations, and the demands of entrepreneurial life get you down... or because it just feels like it’s been “the same old, same old” for too long? And even if you are one of the lucky ones, who has continued to love what you do for a living despite challenges along the way, how do you sustain your passion for the days ahead? How do you inspire others to do the same, to keep your business’s brand strong, productive and admired? You’re more likely to feel passionate about your efforts if you practice specific attitudinal and behavioral skills. That’s where Getting Passion Out of Your Profession steps in… to inspire, inform, refuel and fortify the professional-life andpersonal-life you; to cheer on the entrepreneurial cheerleaders!”
Jennifer DeBruin is a passionate, experienced entrepreneur and educator with 20 years’ experience. Understanding the evolution of self and business, she creates opportunities for clients to shift their perspective, embrace change as a way to new opportunities and develop innovative strategies to succeed. She will lead participants through a dynamic session on “Balance or Burnout”, covering topics of Taking Inventory, Decision Making, Organization and Time Management and Stress Management.
Pre-registration is required by Friday March 2, 2018. Tickets cost $40.00 + HST ($45.20), includes lunch and refreshments. The first 75 people to register and pay before February 23rd receive a free copy of “Getting Passion Out of Your Profession” by Nina Spencer. For complete details visit Enterprise Renfrew County’s website at www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com or contact Kim Fraser at 613-735-8224.
The Summer Experience Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities, to create career-related summer employment opportunities for students.
SEP positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ministry of the Status of Women and Ministry of Seniors Affairs, including citizenship, voluntarism, seniors, women, tourism, culture, sport and recreation. Summer student positions should offer training for future careers or work experience in skills transferable to the general workforce.
Please review the Summer Experience Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for information on the various Ministry priorities, to assess your organization’s eligibility and to familiarize yourself with the specific program criteria for hiring a summer student.
All applications must be submitted online, in either English or French through Grants Ontario.
The deadline to apply for the 2018 Summer Experience Program is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
To assist all employers in all sectors with attracting talent one idea which always emerges from discussions with industry is the value of a career fair to facilitate direct and personal communications between employers and job seekers.
The County of Renfrew is hosting a multi-sector Career Fair, Thursday, March 27th, at the Pembroke Best Western Inn and Conference Centre. Based on two similar events the County has hosted in the past, each for a single specific company establishing an operation in the County, the Career Fair will be operated in a trade show format. Each exhibiting organization will be provided with a 6 foot table for display of company literature, videos and job opportunity listings and space behind the table for staff and graphic displays.
Renfrew County will promote the event via print and radio advertisements and social media across the County, nearby Quebec and into Lanark and Hastings Counties, Ottawa and beyond. Promotion will also be directed at Algonquin College students at the Pembroke and Ottawa Campuses and to other Ottawa area post-secondary schools. Local residents will be encouraged to share the information about the Career Fair with family, students and friends who reside outside the County.
This event will be free to all invited employers to exhibit and to all attendees seeking information about career and job opportunities, full-time, part-time and seasonal. Employers provide their corporate information and career opportunity listings in hardcopy and/or they may direct attendees to company websites for more information and to submit applications. Attendees will be encouraged to bring resumes and will be told to be prepared to complete applications on site and to be ready for a preliminary on the spot interview.
Organizations being invited to participate are: manufacturers, scientific research and development laboratories, high value-added service providers, wood and natural resource processors, agri-business, tourism and hospitality, defence, aerospace, security and monitoring device developers, hospitals, medical and health service providers and municipal government.
11am to 1:45pm: Exhibitor Set-up
2pm: Career Fair opens to public
2pm to 7pm: Refreshments and light foods available to exhibitors in Exhibitor Lounge
7:30pm to 8pm: Career Fair closes, exhibitor dismantle and move out
Interested employers, please RSVP to this email and/or call County of Renfrew Economic Development Services for additional information and to reserve your space. We will be following up this preliminary communication with a promotional poster and with additional details.
This event is supported by Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, Algonquin College and the Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark.
March 14: 7–9 pm, Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown Topic: CBC - It has a past, a present but does it have a future? If yes, what is the roadmap?
Ian Morrison: Spokesperson for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will make a case.
Most Canadians have grown up listening to the CBC on the radio and television. The ‘Corporation’ has been an integral part of the fabric that binds Canadians together through it’s national and local programming. Over the decades, reporters on the world stage were employees of the CBC family and were welcomed into our homes. The advent of cable followed by the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has changed everything! Citizens are more skeptical and news organizations are compelled to brand themselves as “Most Trusted” in an effort to convince their audience. The world has changed. Ian Morrison will take us through these issues and more as he maps out a plan for the future.
We encourage people to share their questions and observations. Book dinner at Neat before the event or join us afterward for a mix and mingle. Make it a great night out and it is recommended to book seats in advance to ensure availability.
Tickets: $15 (incl HST) are available online at neatmusicandcoffee.ca or at Neat Coffee Shop. For more info contact: email@example.com
TYERMAN & DAUGHTERS INC.
240 Bridge Street Eganville
Tuesday, March 6 2018
SESSION l : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SESSION 2: l :00 PM - 4:00 PM
Delivered by Jason Bouchard, on Employment Standards Officer from the Ministry of Labour. The presentations will cover the employment standards act with emphasis on Bill 148 and topics including minimum wage, hours of work, public holidays, leaves of absence and more.
****Space is limited to the first 50 registrants at each session****
Advertising opportunities in the 2018 Ottawa Valley Road Map are now available, including Inside and Outside Back Covers!
Click here to view the order form and for more information.
Deadline – February 9, 2018
All advertising orders and artwork must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018.
It is the responsibility of each member to submit advertising orders and materials by the deadline, even if you are only taking the free listing. If you do not submit your advertising order by February 9, your business will not be included on the map.
Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo brings together all those interested in the forestry, farming, rural and cottage industries. Expanding on last years event it was asked by industry to include the rural and complete natural resource based industries. So we are!
After 8 successful events in Ontario, Saw Tech has decided to return to Renfrew for 2018. With attendance of over 8,000 delegates for the first event hosted in the valley the organizers are expecting an even larger crowd for 2018. Renfrew is Ontario’s largest county and home to more wood related businesses than any other county in Ontario. Renfrew is also home to some of the oldest lumber businesses in Canada. In central and eastern Ontario, the local forest industry generates $573 million every year.
Building on the success of this year’s show, plans have been solidified for Renfrew to host once again Ontario’s largest forestry expo at the Ma-Te-Way Activity center, July 20-22, 2018.
Glenn Dredhart (Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo show manager) said that this next event will host even more displays and more activities along with more exhibitor engagement due to the expansion of the event. We had 190 indoor and outdoor exhibits in 2017 and are expecting over 250 for 2018 making this event the largest forest expo in Canada. Exhibits covering every aspect of the forest will be on display in Renfrew.
Over 8000 forest enthusiasts attended Renfrew’s 3 day event in 2017 and the exhibitors were all happy with the turn out of the event, stating that the quality of the attendee was the best they have seen in many years of attending other similar events. Sales were done right on site at the event and companies continue to have business trickle in well after the event was over.
Glenn added that with attendees travelling from other provinces and states the immediate economic impact was great for the Ottawa Valley and for Renfrew with restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and gas stations all feeling the economic benefit from the event.
The Canadian Trade-Ex Group (show organizers) are already working hard to produce an even larger event and a larger crowd of delegates and visitors to experience what the Forest has to offer in the Ottawa Valley for 2018.
Click the above image to view an interactive brochure of this event!
You've set your vision and goals for Business in 2018. An action plan is where the rubber meets the road. This afternoon session will guide you through creating an action plan to tackle your best year ever. Education and strategies by Penny Tremblay, networking and share your business ideas.
The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
We are pleased to release our Fall/Winter Labour Market Information bulletin. Click hereto view the PDF version, and it can also be accessed on our website here. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and throughout your networks.
On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Labour and Language of work. This webinar will also include an overview of the Language data released in August.
This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:
Census long-form Labour, Language and Language of work data, including labour force status, job characteristics, English-French bilingualism, mother tongue, and the use of English, French and other languages at work
Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release
Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users.
2016 Census of Population – Mobility and Migration and Journey to Work