Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce April 2017 Newsletter

Click here to view the April 2017 issue of the Chamber of Commerce newsletter with schedule and event information.

Annual Community Awards, Thursday June 1, 2017
The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce annually host the Community Awards to recognize businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding customer services, community involvement and other notable achievements. One of the most prominent events of Renfrew and Area communities, the Community Awards attracts a large audience of business leaders and leading members of our society. This years celebration will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Nominations are now being accepted. Click on the link below for the Nomination form. Deadline for nominations is Friday April 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Downtown Streetscape Master Plan and Urban Design Guidelines - 2nd Open House/Workshop

Town Staff and MMM Group invite you to attend the public open house for the presentation of the Draft Downtown Renfrew Streetscape Masterplan and Urban Design Guidelines.

DATE: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
TIME: 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 p.m. (Presentation begins at 6:30 P.M.)
LOCATION: Council Chambers, Renfrew Town Hall
127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew ON K7V1P8

At the open house you will have an opportunity to review the Draft Downtown Streetscape Masterplan that has been developed. Town staff and the consulting team will be available throughout the open house session to answer questions, receive your input and discuss outcomes of the Downtown Streetscape Masterplan process.

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Annual Community Awards Sponsorship Opportunity

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Celebrations will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Ma-te-Way Activity Centre. Our members contributions over the years have helped the Chamber deliver this premier community achievement event in Renfrew.

We have prepared a sponsorship report that outlines a number of areas where sponsors will receive value for your investment towards this Community Celebration.

Click here to view the sponsorship report for the Annual Community Awards.

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce - 2017 Board of Directors

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday March 28, 2017, please welcome your Chamber Board of Directors for 2017.

2017 Board of Directors

Amy Rule - President

Jean Hughes - Vice President

Mel Blimkie - Treasurer / Secretary

Kent Tubman - Past President

Alicia Whyte, Bob Hall, Dave Lemkay, Jo-anne Caldwell, Kelly Lemenchick, Lauren Scott, Marci Joyce, Mike Coulas, Robert Johnston, Wayne Fraser

2017 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference & AGM

Tuesday, April 25th., 2017
9 :00 am to 4:30 pm
Spectacle Lake Lodge in Barry's Bay, Ontario.

This year’s event will be focused around the launch of the regional Come Wander brand platform in partnership with our Regional Tourism Organization – Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO). Over the past year, the team at OHTO has made great strides in the development of the Come Wander regional brand, including bringing to life and restructuring digital channels to engage the visitor and inspire them to take a trip to Ontario’s Highlands. This session will paint the complete picture of Come Wander, highlighting how the brand message will be communicated through a content marketing approach and how you, the industry, can feed into this platform now and for years to come.

This year also marks 60 years of tourism promotion in the Ottawa Valley!

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Ontario Natural Resources Forum

The 2nd Annual Ontario Natural Resources Forum will be held April 26-27, 2017

This unique conference brings together individuals from industry, academic institutions, communities and all levels of government to collaborate and explore ways to develop our resource sector, grow our economy and provide benefits to communities.

Click here to visit the Forum website for more information and registration details.