Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce monthly news & updates For September 2019

Volume 09 | September 2019



Your Chamber monthly news & updates For September 2019


Welcome to the September edition of your Chamber E-News. In this edition you will find information for members upcoming events, Chamber office updates, and the many benefits available to the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce members.



Chamber Office

Contest Time!

We are looking for a new name for our monthly E-Newsl Forward your suggestions to the Chamber office and your name will be put in a draw to win a $25.00 Downtown Renfrew Gift Certificate.

Keep the Chamber office updated with any changes in your business: 

We are currently updating our records to receive Chamber emails. Do you have a new email, or a new contact person or mailing address. Let the Chamber know at


The 2020 Chamber membership invoices will be sent out the first week of November. Take advantage of the of the Early Bird discount of $25.00 reduction of your membership if paid before the end of December 2019.


Board of Directors Meeting:


The next scheduled Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday September 17, 2019, at the Chamber Office, at 8:00 a.m.

Would you like to showcase your business? 


Why not consider hosting a networking event. 

Contact the Chamber office and we can put the wheels in motion! 

tel. (613) 432-7015 or



The Chamber website is in the process of being upgraded.

Stay tuned for a new and engaging website.




Upcoming Events

“Enjoy casual Networking and topical conversation with other Renfrew & Area Business people and Community Leaders.”

Tuesday September 24, 2019

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT


Calabogie Peaks Resort 

30 Barrett Chute Rd

Calabogie, ON

K0J 1H0 


Please RSVP 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce  613-432-7015 



Renfrew Golf Course Networking Event

Lets help celebrate

Renfrew Golf Club 90th Anniversary.

Join us for an evening of casual Networking and topical conversation with other Renfrew & Area Business people and Community Leaders.

Tuesday October 8th

from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Renfrew Golf Course

1108 Golf Course Road,

Renfrew, On

Please RSVP 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce




Renfrew Golf Club


Did you know that Coco Jarry's is celebrating their 35th Anniversary?

Plans are in the works for a Networking Event in November to help them celebrate! More information to follow.


Renfrew Taste of the Valley

Renfrew's Taste of the Valley will take place at Ma-te-way Activity Centre and Park on Saturday September 21, 2019 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Vendors from all across Renfrew County will be displaying and selling their wares. The County of Renfrew will be in charge of registrations for all Taste of the Valley events. Click here to visit their site often for updated information.

Come out and enjoy the best that Renfrew County has to offer!

For more information please contact: Jennifer Charkavi, 613-432-4848, or




Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival

Saturday October 5, 2019

The 2019 Festival will again run from 11:00 am - 8:30 pm. 

Music will be playing all day. We will be entertained by the following great performers Aerick Clinton, Country Reflections, Dean Batstone, Last Call and Quinn Solar/Sonya Bergin.


Breweries attending: Muskoka BrewerySquare Timber BreweryBroadhead BreweryPerth BreweryCartwright Springs BreweryBancroft BreweryBeaus Brewery and Whitewater Brewing Company, also Kin VinyardsO'Kenney Spirits and Vodkow! Food Trucks coming are Backyard BBQ GourmetBig D's Dog House & Poutine EmporiumWalking Tacos and Mr. Churritos

Glasses will again be sold for $10 to help pay for the costs of the festival. This year the event sponsors along with the year will be displayed on the glasses. Renfrew Pizzaria, Rocky Mountain House, Whitewater Brewing Company and Town of Renfrew.

For more information please contact: Jennifer Charkavi, 613-432-4848 or

Make it an evening, Days Inn Craft Beer & Food Truck Special - $109 + taxes (includes a continental breakfast)

Call ahead for your reservation, these rooms won't last long 613-432-8109




The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is thrilled about our new partnership with CAA Insurance for our group home and auto program.


With insurance rates on the rise on Ontario, having a CCC-sponsored discounted group insurance program working for members is important. We are proud to report the CAA Insurance program is off to a great start and already providing real and significant savings for chamber members.


The CAA Insurance program is highly competitive and chalk full of perks! In addition to discounted insurance rates, your members will also receive important coverages such as legal expense and tire repair coverage, just to name a few.  


Click on the link below to discover this new opportunity:




The Nuts and Bolts of International Trade: Incoterms® 2020


It is easy to think international trade is all about convoluted acronyms that describe trade agreements that take a long time to negotiate. A sampling of the ones you have probably heard about recently include CPTPP, CETA and CUSMA.


Indeed, the trade world is not short of acronyms, but here is another crucial one for businesses to know called Incoterms®, which stands for International Commercial Terms.


Updated every 10 years, Incoterms® are developed by the International Chamber of Commerce to act as a common set of rules between exporters and importers in the course of international trade in goods. The reason they are used by buyers and sellers is that they provide a mutual understanding of who bears the costs and responsibilities at various stages of international trade transactions. Not using the appropriate Incoterms®, or at least the one you thought you were using, greatly affects a company’s bottom line. For this reason, we have partnered with Forum for International Trade Training to help Canadian businesses get up to speed on these new rules with a series of training sessions.


Read this month’s 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about how your business can navigate this acronym-saturated, but crucial, world.



"New to the Frew"




The annual Newcomers Night will be held on Wednesday November 20th at the Royal Canadian Legion Renfrew from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please share this event and welcome our new residents to the community.

Showcase your business.  

Display tables are

available to promote your business and welcome our new neighbours for only $10.00 per table. If you would like to be a part of this evening contact the Chamber office to book your table. Space is limited.





Mission Statement:

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization delivering value to our business community with a focus on advocacy, education and networking. We will be recognized as the Voice of Business for Renfrew and surrounding area, dedicated to working with stakeholders to help our community thrive. 

See more at:




Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce | 161 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1R2 Canada


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