The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 20 about Bill 148 and how the changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws will impact your business.
The meeting is free to attend for Chamber members or $15 for non-chamber members.
Click here for more information, including how to register.
To succeed in today's challenging environment, businesses need to evolve, adapt, anything less implies you are moving backward. Sawtech Log Expo - Renfrew Business Luncheon addresses Growing Your Wood Business & has put together 4 great speakers that will provide insight on how your business can succeed in this challenging environment.
This is a 2 1/2 hour session Lunch and Event Expo Pass is included in the $20.00 fee. You will need to reserve your seat before June 22nd 12:00 pm. This event will take place at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.
4 Great Speakers will be speaking at the Sawtech Log Expo.
Faye Johnson RFP Director MNRF: Faye's talk and presentation will focus on; Softwood Lumber, Provincial Tenure Modernization Initiative, Forests as part of the solution for climate change. At the conclusion will be a Q&A
Mike Baker Executive Director Bluewater Wood Alliance: Modeled after Clusterland Upper Austria, BWA is Canada's unique wood industry cluster. Mike will speak to the benefits his group has received when like businesses within a certain geographic region gather to form a united group.
Dick DeStephano a founding patron of Sudbury Area Mining Suppliers Services Association, started 2002. He is a Member of the Premier’s Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and was a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of Rogers Broadcasting Inc. Cable 4 OMNI 1 & OMNI 2. Dick will speak to how SAMSSA evolved and the impact that the cluster has had on primary mills.
Rory Dredhart CEO of ClearSky Software Rory will introduce McKinnsey customer's journey and discuss key moments of the cycle and how technology is being integrated to achieve 50-70% profit improvements.
The 'Annual Midsummer HerbFest' is being presented on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 9am - 5pm rain or shine at Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens in beautiful White Lake, Ontario.
'HerbFest' is our 22nd annual celebration of growing and using herbs to help develop healthy lifestyles.
Activities will go from 9am - 5pm
Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family.
Our goal is to generate enthusiasm for the roles that herbs play in our lives. The venue will include vendors, displays, demonstrations, music, craft, food vendors and children's activities. Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens is a historic museum nestled in 8 acres of lovely gardens on the shores of scenic White Lake.
This event is being presented by the Ottawa Valley Herb Association in partnership with the Township of McNab/Braeside.
Parking is being arranged with a free shuttle that will be available from a secondary parking lot.
Did you know it takes a forest to make sweet, Ontario maple syrup for your pancakes? Forests Ontario is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 24th in support of our tree planting and education programs at the Saw Tech Log Expo!
For $5 per person you get a stack of pancakes, local maple syrup, butter, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast will take place from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 ~ 9am - 3pm
Eagle’s Nest at Eganville Arena
178 Jane Street, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0
Keynote speakers are Adjunct Associate Professor and TED Speaker, Larry Smith, and Erik Lockhart, Associate Director of the Queen's Executive Decision Centre.
The EcDev Summit promises to be a great day with plenty of networking opportunities with educational and entertaining presenters. The event will also provide a chance to bend the ear of local, provincial and federal politicians and key players who will be in attendance.
Click here to view the May 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. Tickets are now available for $20.00 per ticket at the Rocky Mountain House, myFM, Renfrew Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre, and the Renfrew Chamber of Commerce.
Mid-rise wood construction in Ontario is taking off as developers, owners, project teams and municipalities begin to realize the significant cost, environmental, and construction benefits mid-rise wood buildings provide. The market potential in Ontario for this building type is significant. These two 1-day workshops presented by Ontario Wood WORKS! will focus on technical details of wood-frame mid-rise buildings. The delegate registration fee is $250 + taxes/fees and includes lunch.
On May 10, 2017, the National Energy Board (“NEB” or “the Board”) released two separate draft Lists of Issues for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects. The Board is seeking public input on topics that should be considered in the review of the two projects. Once finalized, the List of Issues will guide the NEB hearings by identifying relevant topics regarding the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects. Additionally, as part of the NEB’s responsibilities under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, the Board is also seeking input on the scope of factors for the Environmental Assessment (EA).
The deadline for public comments is May 31, 2017 and the Board expects to release the final List of Issues by early summer 2017.
For more information on these recent developments, including the process for providing comments, please see the following documents on the NEB website:
Further information about the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects, including information about the NEB’s regulatory process and project updates, can be found in English and French on the NEB website.
Bridge and Structure Bus Tour:
The Rolling Classroom
Jun 19, 2017 // Mississauga
Come and join us in our rolling classroom for a day. There will be presentations and discussions, but you will mostly be in the field, developing a trained eye for understanding bridges and culverts and identifying key elements and issues that are at the heart of today’s infrastructure challenges.
Design of Buried Pipelines
Jun 28 - 30, 2017 // Mississauga
Subsurface infrastructure are absolute necessities of nowadays modern societies. One of the complex and extensive components of this subsurface infrastructure is piping systems used for diverse applications including sewer lines, drainage lines, subway tunnels, water mains, gas lines, culverts, and utility conduits.
However, these buried lifelines are often forgotten unless they deteriorate and fail, resulting in costly service disruption, repairs, multiple ripping of roads, and time-consuming litigation.
It has been quite the journey! Over the past year, we have been diligently working towards building out the systems and resources to support our regional brand platform Come Wander. Working with you, our industry, along the way, we solidified our content marketing strategy, we developed resources that clearly explain our direction and opportunities to benefit from our new approach, and pulling it all together we are thrilled to announce:
Inspiring presentation from Peter Kenyon
Local experts sharing their knowledge on key issues
Hands-on work focused on six key areas:
• Municipal-volunteer relationships
• Risk Management/insurance for community groups
• Small village servicing (water and wastewater solutions)
• Big Data for Small Places
• Strategic planning without tears for small places/community groups
• Finding your story and telling it