Ottawa Valley Economic Developmenthttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/Tue, 18 Sep 2018 5:09:26 -0400en-us<![CDATA[Renfrew County Farm News]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/renfrew-county-farm-news/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/renfrew-county-farm-news/Tue, 18 Sep 2018 5:09:26 -0400Renfrew County Farm News

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<![CDATA[Up Skills for Work]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/up-skills-for-work-2587.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/up-skills-for-work-2587.htmlWed, 27 Dec 2017 1:18:50 -0500The Training & Learning Centre of Renfrew County is offering “Up Skills For Work:” a series of free workshops with a focus on soft skills. Workshop #1 is starting January 12th at 10:00am. Workshop is 60-90 minutes in length. Please contact Sue or Rachel: 613-628-1720 or trainingandlearningcentre@gmail.co

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro - Arnprior]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-arnprior-1996.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-arnprior-1996.htmlFri, 01 Dec 2017 12:37:07 -0500Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2 Grands Piano Lounge and Coffee House

(26 Elgin Street W., Arnprior, ON)

RSVP: jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca -or- 613.735.0091

6pm - 8pm

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<![CDATA[FOR SALE - Investment and Business Opportunity Database (CORIBO)]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/investment-and-business-opportunity-database-coribo-2512.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/investment-and-business-opportunity-database-coribo-2512.htmlFri, 01 Dec 2017 12:06:55 -0500Opportunities are available in every sector.  We encourage you to use the local listings where possible.  For a more specific request, please contact us.

When available, we will list non-listed properties and opportunities here and on our Facebook page.

For more opportunities, search the Renfrew County Real Estate Board's current database by clicking here:

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<![CDATA[Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forest]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/transitioning-from-fossil-fuels-to-forest-8366.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/transitioning-from-fossil-fuels-to-forest-8366.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 8:59:21 -0500This workshop will provide participants with information to allow for educated decision-making regarding the use of solid wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis will be on residential, community, and small industrial applications. Topics will include:
 Supply chain logistics and biofuel handling best practices
 Types of equipment and biofuel supply options
 Provincial regulations and permitting processes
 Federal and Provincial climate change initiatives
 Potential funding and programs
 Success stories, applications, and lessons learned

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<![CDATA[Manners Matter ]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/manners-matter-5232.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/manners-matter-5232.htmlThu, 09 Nov 2017 11:41:58 -0500Community Futures Renfrew County invites you to take part in this workshop.

Join us for this unique opportunity and learn the necessary tools and techniques for the next step forward to YOUR success.

Thursday November 16, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ma-te-Way Activity Centre, Ma-te-Way Park Drive, Renfrew

Cost$25/person

Spokesperson: Julie Blais Comeau, Chief Etiquette Officer.

Contact Kelley Lemenchick at kelley.lemenchick@rccfdc.org

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro - Cobden]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-cobden-3439.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-cobden-3439.htmlMon, 30 Oct 2017 2:46:33 -0400Join us for the Business Bistro networking session taking place at Whiterwater Brewing Companie's Lakeside Brew Pub!

Monday, November 27, 2017

6pm - 8pm

Whitewater Brewing Company

Lakeside Brew Pub 

78 Pembroke Street, Cobden

To RSVP: 

Email: jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

phone: 613.735.0091

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<![CDATA[Inside Renfrew County]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/inside-renfrew-county-8221.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/inside-renfrew-county-8221.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 1:01:17 -0400<![CDATA[ROAR]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/roar-7230.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/roar-7230.htmlMon, 17 Jul 2017 2:38:57 -0400

Rural Ontario Active Recreation - ROAR

Rural Ontario Active Recreation (ROAR) is a community-based partnership comprised of recreation professionals from rural areas of Eastern Ontario. ROAR has been designed to offer opportunities to those in recreation and health care, volunteers and municipal staff, to further expand knowledge, training and networking prospects and collaborations with peers in the fields of recreation and community development.

The purpose of ROAR is to grow and expand the field of recreation and promote its benefits to users across rural Ontario. We strongly believe that you don't have to do anything alone. By creating a strong network of connections, we can all achieve BIG outcomes in our small rural areas, working together through the sharing of expertise, knowlege and experiences.

Our goals are to provide a voice through opportunity and hands on sessions to those in the recreation field; build on the positives, and focus on the enhancement of health and social benefits through active living in communities across rural Ontario.

Follow Us on Facebook: Rural Ontario Active Recreation - ROAR Conference

Follow Us on Instagram @roarconference

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<![CDATA[Business Planning and Start-up]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-planning-and-start-up/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-planning-and-start-up/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:44:45 -0400Starting a Business

In this section, learn what is involved in starting a small business in Ontario as well as the supports available within our community to help you launch your business.

Starting a new business can be a daunting task. We can give you a better understanding of what is required and help you to shape your business to succeed. Below you will find some useful links for planning and starting your small business.

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation offers many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training. Amongst many of their services is the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB). If you have been affected by downsizing, and you are an Employment Insurance (EI) and pursuing self-employment you may be eligible for this program, please visit OSEB.

Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County offers a wide variety of FREE support services to assist you in your business decisions including: consultation with a qualified business consultant, business plan assistance, guidance on licenses, permits, business registration required to start a business. Enterprise Renfrew County also offer business coaching and mentoring, please contact them for more details on what services are available to you.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a federal Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Canada. The BDC has been working with entrepreneurs for 73 years  with a mandate to help create and develop Canadian businesses in all industry sectors, and at every stage of growth, through financing, growth and transition capital, venture capital and advisory services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. The BDC website contains numerous valuable resources, well worth reviewing, on all aspects of business operations, including: business planning, Financial analysis, benchmarking tool, website analytics tool, marketing, sales and exporting articles. Visit their site at www.bdc.ca.

Preparing a Business Plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business, what it does and what is in your business’s future. Do you want to simplify the business planning process? Looking for resources to make your idea a reality? This interactive Business Plan Writer has been designed to simplify the business planning process. Not only is this tool dynamic, allowing you to customize your plan, you will find tips & tricks and plenty of examples to guide you as you write. - http://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/resources/

Government of Ontario: Business and economy

Go to this website for information about Ontario's economy and how to do business here. This includes information on starting a business, registering a business name, permits and licences, business services, advice, support services, regulations, information for students and young entrepreneurs, economic development opportunities, research funding, tax credits for business, etc. www.ontario.ca/page/business-and-economy.

Government of Canada Business Resource

This Government of Canada site is extensive and by clicking on one of the following titles you will be able to take advantage of the resources made available to you.

[Starting]  [Planning]  [Financing]  [Managing]  [Growing]  [Government]

Canada Business Network

CBN is a resource where you can find information on Government grants and financing. Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting a business. There are both government and private-sector sources of financing that you can tap into to get your business off the ground.

Start-up Programs for 18-39 year olds

From an idea to reality, Futurpreneur's flagship program for young entrepreneurs is designed to support you as you get your business off the ground.

The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (no age restrictions)

The Prince’s Charities Canada program is available to recently retired and transitioning Canadian Forces members interested in realizing their dreams of entrepreneurship


 

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<![CDATA[Business Development and Resources]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:15:20 -0400Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County provides new and seasoned entrepreneurs with free consulting and information services needed to get businesses going, and to keep them running smoothly and profitably.

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation offers many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training.

The Canadian Entrepreneur

Short, sweet and to the point, great resource.

The Ontario Business Guide

The Ontario Business Guide is your resource for government programs and services for Ontario businesses.

Canada Business Network

CBN is a Government of Canada business resource site with a wide range of guidance on how to register your business, how to obtain any necessary permits or licences. You will also find information about Government grants, financing, day to day operating guidance, including taxes, regulations and much more.

Industry Canada

Industry Canada works with Canadians throughout the economy, and in all parts of the country, to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build an efficient and competitive marketplace.

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment delivers a range of programs, services and tools to help businesses innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy, including business support and youth entrepreneurship programs, strategic investments and international trade and export experts

Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs helps to build a stronger agri-food sector by investing in the development and transfer of innovative technologies, retaining and attracting investment, developing markets, providing regulatory oversight, and providing effective risk management tools.

Research, Innovation and Science

Research, Innovation and Science supports research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services.

Rise Asset Development

Rise provides microfinancing (loans, leases and lines of credit) and mentorship to entrepreneurs with a history of mental health or addiction challenges.

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<![CDATA[Understanding How to Comply with AODA]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/understanding-how-to-comply-with-aoda-1589.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/understanding-how-to-comply-with-aoda-1589.htmlFri, 07 Jul 2017 1:27:20 -0400The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is provincial legislation applying to all businesses with one or more employees.
Learn:
 about the Act
 how to comply with the legislation
 how to access free tools, education and resources


Delivered by Bonnie Schryer, A.O.D.A Partnership Coordinator
This information session is free of charge.


Address 18 Renfrew Avenue West, Renfrew
Rear entrance in the Aikenhead’s parking lot
Parking in public lot on Argyle Street

Please RSVP by Friday July 14, 2017 to Christena@employmentnetworks.ca or call 613-432-3424

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<![CDATA[AODA Breakfast & Learn]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/aoda-breakfast-learn-5641.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/aoda-breakfast-learn-5641.htmlFri, 07 Jul 2017 11:13:40 -0400

Thursday, August 24, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Kenwood Corporate Centre, Boardroom #110

Suite 120, 16 Edward St. S., Arnprior

BREAKFAST & LEARN

Please RSVP by Friday, August 11, 2017

to amacmillan@getontrac.ca or call 613-623-4680

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/home/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/home/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 9:04:56 -0400An exceptional place to live with nature at your doorstep, and urban amenities close at hand, the Ottawa Valley offers the perfect balance between work and play.

This website focuses on Economic Development Services that the County of Renfrew is able to offer.  You will find a wealth of information about our region, including many opportunities to help you make your decision to locate here.

If you have any questions, please visits https://www.onlinecasinoselite.org or be sure to contact us!

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<![CDATA[2017 Crop Production Tour]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2017-crop-production-tour-7934.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2017-crop-production-tour-7934.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 10:03:11 -0400Barcay Dick & Son Farm Supply

10am - 2:30pm

Five agronomy stations, BBQ lunch, panel on canola harvest, drying and storage.

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<![CDATA[Business Financing and Incentives]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-financing-and-incentives/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-financing-and-incentives/Fri, 09 Jun 2017 9:56:25 -0400We understand the confusion that you have to go through to find information on financial incentives and funding programs. In this section we have a broad listing of financial incentives and funding programs available for business.

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Ontario Business Program Guide

Find information on funding and programs available to help grow healthy, strong and prosperous communities.

The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

Learn more about loans, grants, or tax incentives and how you can access them.

Interested in Energy Efficiency Incentives for Business?

Learn about energy-efficiency programs to assist organizations from the smallest of retail stores to the largest industrial complexes. Programs to help fund energy audits, to replace energy-wasting equipment or to pursue new construction that exceeds our existing codes and standards. Businesses can also pursue incentives for controlling and reducing their electricity demand at specific times. The bottom line is that there are innovative programs that can help businesses reduce their electricity costs, while helping Ontario defer the need to build new generation and reduce its environmental footprint.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Canada Business Network

CBN is a resource where you can find information on Government grants, financing, day to day operating guidance, including taxes, regulations and much more.

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

EODP is a Government of Canada initiative which promotes economic development in eastern Ontario. It has been a catalyst in many communities by encouraging new projects and community plans, mobilizing community stakeholders and helping to form partnerships.

Industry Canada

Canada’s small business financing program.

Futurpreneur Canada

Are you under 40 and want to start a business?   Futurpreneur may be able to help.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program

Scientific Research and Experimental Development is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes.

OTHER PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Rise Asset Development

Rise provides microfinancing (loans, leases and lines of credit) and mentorship to entrepreneurs with a history of mental health or addiction challenges.

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<![CDATA[Algonquin College Job Match Job Fair]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/algonquin-college-job-match-job-fair-2422.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/algonquin-college-job-match-job-fair-2422.htmlMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:17:31 -0400Job Match Job Fair
Algonquin College Community Employment Services will be hosting a
Job Match Job Fair on June 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Saw Tech Log Expo]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/saw-tech-log-expo-6655.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/saw-tech-log-expo-6655.htmlMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:11:17 -0400Join 250 Exhibitors Showcasing Poducts & Services

Harvesting ~ Milling ~ Transportation ~ Chainsaw Carving Demos, The Largest Display of Private Woodlot Equipment

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<![CDATA[2017 Economic Development Summit]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2017-economic-development-summit-6376.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2017-economic-development-summit-6376.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 3:47:05 -0400Register Now for the 2017 Economic Development Summit

Wednesday, June 21 2017

Eagle`s Nest Hall (178 Jane Street, Eganville, ON)

Larry Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre - University of Waterloo

Erik Lockhart, Associate Director, Queen’s Executive Decision Centre

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<![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/Wed, 10 May 2017 2:33:33 -0400Living well is what it’s all about, in a landscape that stimulates the senses throughout the year. Explore our 900 pristine lakes and 4 major river systems amid 2.4 million hectares of breathtaking wilderness. Enjoy world-class whitewater rafting, a challenging variety of golf courses, extensive 4-season trail networks and excellent angling opportunities. Explore the many eclectic shops and services throughout the Valley, from big box retailers to unique specialty stores, haute cuisine to chip trucks, and many family-focused recreational and leisure activities for all to enjoy.

Relocation for employment or business startup is easy when you can take advantage of a lower than average cost of living. A highly-skilled, loyal labour force plus a mix of commercial and industrial properties are all readily available at costs well below the provincial average.

In terms of area, Renfrew County is the largest county in Ontario, spanning 7,645 square kilometres along a 220 km stretch of the Trans Canada Highway. Bordered by a new 4-lane divided highway, transportation is simplified by intersecting routes, which provide easy shipping to major destinations such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Buffalo.

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<![CDATA[Forestry Sector Update]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/forestry-sector-update-9345.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/forestry-sector-update-9345.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 12:56:26 -0400<![CDATA[Lavern Heideman and Sons]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/lavern-heideman-and-sons-233.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/lavern-heideman-and-sons-233.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 12:53:24 -0400<![CDATA[SAVE THE DATE]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/save-the-date-8228.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/save-the-date-8228.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 2:57:12 -0400SAVE THE DATE: June 21, 2017

Economic Development Summit - Hosted by Warden Jennifer Murphy

Keynote Speakers:

Larry Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre - University of Waterloo

Erik Lockhart, Associate Director, Queen's Executive Decision Centre

Invitation and detailed agenda to follow

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<![CDATA[Start Up Ottawa Valley Launch]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/start-up-ottawa-valley-launch-9944.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/start-up-ottawa-valley-launch-9944.htmlThu, 02 Mar 2017 2:37:13 -0500Startup Canada is the national voice of entrepreneurs and the Ottawa Valley is the latest community to join the network. With the support of Algonquin College, Startup Ottawa Valley will help local entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

Special Guest Speaker: Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Canada

For more information, contact Chris Dore at 613-698-2374, email at dorec1@algonquincollege.com or contact Jamie Bramburger at 613-735-4700, ext. 2756.

Startup Ottawa Valley: startupottawavalley@gmail.com

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<![CDATA[Selling Food to Ontario]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/selling-food-to-ontario-2394.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/selling-food-to-ontario-2394.htmlThu, 02 Mar 2017 12:37:13 -0500Learn how you as a farmer or small processor can access new market channels.

Topics include:

  • Costing and Pricing for Profit
  • Getting Your Product Listed & Keeping it There
  • Food Packaging & Labelling
  • Food Trends: Consumer & Industry Expectations
  • Presentation by the Renfrew County Health Unit

Create new opportunities for your farm or food processing business by learning how to expand into new markets such as grocery stores, restaurants, food hubs, schools, universities and other public intitutions.

For more information please contact:

Host contact : Kelley Lemenchick 613-431-3951

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/contact-us/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/contact-us/Thu, 09 Feb 2017 2:35:14 -0500County of Renfrew
Economic Development Services
9 International Drive
Pembroke, Ontario    K8A 6W5
Phone: 613.735.0091 / Toll Free: 1.800.273.0183
Fax: 613.735.2492
Email: ovedinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Website: www.OttawaValleyEconomicDevelopment.com
Staff
Alastair Baird
Manager of Economic Development Services & Tourism
P: 613-735-0091, ext. 466
abaird@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
David Wybou
Business Development Officer
613-735-0091, ext. 432
dwybou@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
Jackie Stott
Information and Research Coordinator
613-735-0091, ext. 452
jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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<![CDATA[Showcase Paradise 2017]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/showcase-paradise-2017-2725.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/showcase-paradise-2017-2725.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2017 10:35:35 -0500This event will run right into Bogie Days that starts Friday May 26 as well. To get things rolling in a big way and assist in advertising for all of you, we are putting together a booklet which will include a community calendar for June, July, August and September as well as any relevant business information or coupons that you would wish to advertise to the Greater Madawaska community. This booklet is not for profit as it will be handed out at no cost to every business and resident in the area at a minimal cost to cover expenses.

The cost of ads vary from $25 business card size, to a half page for $100, and up to a full page 4" x 5" $150 (this one includes a 10' x 10' space at show at no cost). You may include any relevant business or contact information in your purchased space and the book will also include a free entrance coupon to the upcoming Showcase on May 25 and 26th.

See attached cover sample of our booklet as well as the Showcase Rink Layout to give you an idea what we are planning. 

if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact either one of us at munchyman1120@gmail.com, or kimberlyarekowski@gmail.com.
 

https://www.facebook.com/421693321254079/photos/a.425026587587419.1073741825.421693321254079/1261797987243604/?type=3&theater

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<![CDATA[HGS Open House]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/hgs-open-house-8364.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/hgs-open-house-8364.htmlTue, 31 Jan 2017 12:44:53 -0500We are delighted to extend a warm welcome for you to experience ‘A day in the life’ of a HGS Customer Relations Associate. Our experienced team will be on hand to guide you through a typical recruiting and onboarding experience at HGS Pembroke! We are hiring so remember to bring your Resume! We offer Inbound full-time positions, No cold calling required!

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<![CDATA[Improving Business in Todays World]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/improving-business-in-todays-world-7452.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/improving-business-in-todays-world-7452.htmlTue, 31 Jan 2017 10:37:02 -0500Join Brennan Loh, Shopify’s Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships as he discusses how you can improve your business in today’s world. This includes modifying your business to be relevant and have an on-line presence, the future and importance of e-commerce along with providing tactics that you can implement to improve your business overall. Brennan will also be taking questions.

Location: Nick Smith Centre, 77 James Street Arnprior

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<![CDATA[Spring Business Leadership Conference]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/spring-business-leadership-conference-9708.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/spring-business-leadership-conference-9708.htmlFri, 27 Jan 2017 3:44:12 -0500In response to Renfrew County’s growing need for local, affordable, and quality professional development opportunities, Algonquin College and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, are partnering to present this conference opportunity again this year on Thursday, May 25th at the Pembroke Waterfront Campus.

Here is the exciting line-up for workshops we have for the 2017 Conference.  Read presenter profiles and workshop overviews here.

  • How to be a Courageous Leader in Today’s Competitive Landscape
  • 6 Easy Marketing Steps for the Small Business
  • The Labour Market Squeeze: How will your organization manage?
  • 5 Simple Questions to Help Any Business Build a Sustainable Competitive Strategy
  • Cultural Diversity – Transforming Rural Workforces
  • Public and Media Relations-It Matters to Your Business
  • Social Media and Your Brand

Early Bird Registration Fee (before March 31, 2017): $199 + tax – (includes choice of 4 workshops from 7 topics, keynote address, a refreshment break, lunch, networking opportunities, post-conference social)

Registration Fee (after March 31, 2017): $229 + tax – (includes choice of 4 workshops from 7 topics, keynote address, a refreshment break, lunch, networking opportunities, post-conference social).

*** Special bonus: Register 3 employees and receive a 4th registration for free! Bonus is applicable for the early bird and post-March 31 registration fees. 

Click HERE to register

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/contact-us/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/contact-us/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 1:09:30 -0500Key Community Contacts

Alastair Baird
Manager Economic Development
613-735-0091, ext. 466
abaird@countyofrenfrew.on.ca
County of Renfrew
Economic Development Services
9 International Drive
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

Hether McConnell
Economic Development Officer
(613) 735-6821 x 1500
hmcconnell@pembroke.ca
City of Pembroke
Economic Development
1 Pembroke St. East Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5

Business Inquiry

1.800.273.0183
info@ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com

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<![CDATA[Our Services]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/our-services/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/our-services/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 1:05:42 -0500

This guide was assembled by the County of Renfrew's Economic Development Service Department, on behalf of the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED).

We are here to help you bring your business to Renfrew County and can assist you with:

  • Resettlement and business startup counselling
  • One-on-one business consultation
  • Networking and support services
  • Connections to potential employers
  • Matchmaking for business ideas and opportunities

Business Development Services

Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED), represents Renfrew County’s 17 municipalities, Algonquin College, the City of Pembroke, as well as provincial and federal government departments. We work together to promote and encourage economic growth in the Ottawa Valley.
613.735.0091

ovednfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Enterprise Renfrew County A locally and provincially funded organization, which provides new and seasoned entrepreneurs with free consulting and information services needed to get business going, and to keep them running smoothly and profitably.
Renfrew: 613.432.6848 Pembroke: 613.735.8224

www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com
info@enterpriserenfrewcounty.com

Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County CFDC’s mission is to provide support to enterprise, community-based development and employment in Renfrew County. We offer many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training. 613.735.3951
www.rccfdc.org

The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource for government programs and services for Ontario businesses. 

Chamber of Commerce Offices 

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
613.732.1492

website

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce
613.432.7015

website

The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce
613.623.6817

website

Not-for-Profits

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.  The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-and-operate-not-profit

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<![CDATA[Aquaculture and Aquaponics Workshop]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/aquaculture-and-aquaponics-workshop-1763.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/aquaculture-and-aquaponics-workshop-1763.htmlWed, 04 Jan 2017 12:34:49 -0500GETTING STARTED IN AQUACULTURE AND AQUAPONICS

Part 1:
Learn about the advantages of farming aquatic species; global aquaculture output and future outlook; consumer trends in seafood consumption; aquaculture in Canada and Ontario

Part 2:
Production systems; aquaponics; water supply; egg and fingerling supply; nutrition and growth; fish health management; necessary permits and licenses; nutrient management

Part 3:
Fish processing methods and requirements; market factors; product forms and pricing; distribution channels to major markets; economics; model farm design and next steps

Part 4:
Industry Presentations

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP  WILL INCLUDE:
LUNCH; PRESENTATIONS FROM GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY; AS WELL AS ALL DOCUMENTATION.

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<![CDATA[Licensing in Ontario's Regulated Professions]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/licensing-in-ontario-s-regulated-professions-4150.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/licensing-in-ontario-s-regulated-professions-4150.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 10:17:25 -0500Global Experience Ontario (GEO) is an information centre of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration that guides internationally trained individuals through the process of becoming certified or licensed to work in one of Ontario’s non-health regulated professions or skilled trades.

GEO is offering a training workshop - Licensing in Ontario's Regulated Professions - for employment and settlement service providers working with internationally trained individuals. This free workshop is ideally suited for frontline staff such as employment counsellors, settlement workers, job developers, caseworkers, career advisors, information and inquiry officers. We would like to invite your staff.  Please circulate this invitation to all of those who would benefit from the training.

The workshop provides an introduction to licensing processes in Ontario’s regulated non-health professions and is designed to help service providers:

  • Understand the system of regulated professions in Ontario
  • Guide internationally trained clients through the licensing process for their profession
  • Advise clients on related occupations and alternative career pathways
  • Refer clients to appropriate support programs and resources

Upcoming Workshops in Ottawa (Hosted at Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle Avenue, 2nd Floor):

  • Workshop conducted in English:  February 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
  • Workshop conducted in English:  February 8, 2017 -  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
  • Workshop conducted in French:   February 9, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For details and registration, please see the attached flyers.  The registration deadline is February 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please send an email to geo.training@ontario.ca or call us at 1 866 670-4094.  

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<![CDATA[EvalU: Creating Cultures of Learning and Innovation]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/evalu-creating-cultures-of-learning-and-innovation-4593.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/evalu-creating-cultures-of-learning-and-innovation-4593.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 2:51:20 -0500Capacity Canada presents EvalU: Creating Cultures of Learning and Innovation.

In partnership with Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, and The Community Resource Centre – Renfrew County.

This 1.5 day hands-on BootCamp will give you the opportunity to:

  • Shift your organization’s mindset to focus on evaluation as strategic and critical to strong programs and initiatives
  • Develop an understanding of evaluation principles and strategies, including core concepts and theory of change
  • Learn strategies for building a culture of evaluation, learning and innovation
  • Build on strengths, challenge the challenges, and create space for reflection and insight
  • Share practical tools and strategies for connecting assessment data, decisions, and strategy
  • Connect with peers to enable shared learning and ongoing support

The BootCamp Includes: 

  • 1.5 days of hands-on learning with evaluation experts
  • Development of a change and evaluation plan for your organization, including coaching and feedback on the plan
  • Expert coaching throughout the event
  • Refreshments, lunch and a networking reception

Expert Faculty:

Capacity Canada’s BootCamp faculty are recognized as leading experts in their field, empowering non-profit leaders to further social innovation. Faculty contains a mix of university researchers and evaluation professionals well known to the non-profit community. 

Each session is led by a topic expert who combines leading-edge theory with first-hand knowledge and experience applying concepts that have direct and transformational impact on organizational performance.

Agenda:

Monday, December 5th

8:30 – Registration, Networking and Refreshments
9:00 – Welcome & Introductions
10:00 – Morning Sessions
Preparing for the Journey: Core Concepts
Taking the First Step: Evaluative Thinking and Organizational Capacity
Making it Meaningful: Utilization Focused Evaluation
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Afternoon Sessions:
What are we evaluating? Charting the Course: Theory of Change
Bringing it Home: Integrating Evaluation into Systems and Thinking
5:00 – Reception

Tuesday, December 6th

8:30 – Networking and Refreshments
9:00 – Evaluation Workout and Peer Coaching

11:30 – Debriefing & Feedback
12:00 – Wrap-Up

In order to ensure the greatest impact, we strongly recommend that two individuals from participating organizations attend. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to build your organization’s evaluation capacity!

REGISTER HERE!

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<![CDATA[Renfrew County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/renfrew-county-soil-and-crop-improvement-association-annual-meeting-2891.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/renfrew-county-soil-and-crop-improvement-association-annual-meeting-2891.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 9:56:52 -0500Renfrew County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting. Galbraith Room, Renfrew Armouries. 10:30am. For more information contact Jennifer Doelman 613-570-0677 or bds@totalcropcare.com

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<![CDATA[Webinar How to Prepare a Bid]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/webinar-how-to-prepare-a-bid-2077.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/webinar-how-to-prepare-a-bid-2077.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 9:42:45 -0500Webinar - How to Prepare a Bid. 1:30pm-2:45pm. Free.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Supply Chain Ontario, webinar on Ontario government procurement.

Learn about the Ontario Public Service procurement process, Ontario Tenders Portal, how to prepare bids and the vendor’s role in the public procurement process.

Register at: www.doingbusiness.mgs.gov.on.ca

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<![CDATA[The Franchise Expo]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/the-franchise-expo-1199.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/the-franchise-expo-1199.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 9:34:40 -0500The Franchise Expo in Ottawa. Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm. Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Eastern Ontario’s largest "Own Your Own Business" event. Register for free at: www.ottawafranchiseexpo.com

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<![CDATA[Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/eastern-ontario-local-food-conference-2118.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/eastern-ontario-local-food-conference-2118.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 3:49:58 -0500Our local food systems are being constantly challenged by climate change, shifting trade landscapes, and social trends. At the same time, local food systems help to create resilience. They create environmental resilience by supporting diverse production and attracting more farmers into the field. They create economic resilience through business opportunities all along the value chain. They create social resilience by drawing communities together through food. This year’s conference will explore what we can do today to maintain and enhance the resilience of our local food system through uncertain times ahead, as well as the strong role that local food can play in buffering these challenges.

Register Here: http://www.eastontlocalfood.com/registration/

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<![CDATA[Supply Ontario Reverse Trade Show]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/supply-ontario-reverse-trade-show-5588.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/supply-ontario-reverse-trade-show-5588.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 12:32:43 -0400Supply Ontario Reverse Trade Show

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario, K1E 0A1

Join the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and our partners at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and Public Works and Services Canada for our annual reverse trade show that brings vendors and buyers together. Learn how to sell to the province of Ontario, and meet buyers and program staff from ministries and agencies of the province as well as other levels of government.

  • h learn how to become a supplier to the Government of Ontario
  • h meet with procurement staff from Ontario ministries and agencies, federal government and       organizations from the broader public sector
  • h participate in information sessions on specific procurement topics
  • h learn about GreenFIT Strategy, Social Procurement, VOR programs, Innovation Procurement, OntarioBuys Program, etc…

Click here to register For more

For more information please contact: doingbusiness@ontario.ca

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro Pembroke]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-pembroke-7748.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-pembroke-7748.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 3:26:29 -0400Join us for Business Bistro - A FREE Networking Event

November 30, 2016 from 6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bistro (66 Pembroke St. West)

What's in it for you?

  • Connect with business and creative innovators
  • Identify business opportunities, partners, allies and resources
  • Meet potential new suppliers and service providers
  • Sounding board for new business ideas
  • Get to know more about your business neighbor
  • Cash bar
  • Complimentary appetizers

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business operators and managers
  • Community and political leaders
  • Software, engineering and technical innovators
  • Creative and artistic individuals

RSVP to Jackie Stott

Phone: 613.735.0091

Email: jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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<![CDATA[Workforce Development Trends within Renfrew County]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/workforce-development-trends-within-renfrew-county-8854.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/workforce-development-trends-within-renfrew-county-8854.htmlWed, 12 Oct 2016 10:03:15 -0400Workforce Development Trends within Renfrew County Workshop

Hosted by Tyreman & Daughters Inc.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE / PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-667.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-667.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 10:57:19 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Thursday, November 3 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
County of Renfrew Council Chambers
9 International Drive, Pembroke Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/notice-of-open-houses-public-information-sessions-6090.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/notice-of-open-houses-public-information-sessions-6090.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 10:47:26 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Thursday, November 3 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
County of Renfrew Council Chambers
9 International Drive, Pembroke Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-1635.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-1635.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 10:39:16 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Tuesday, November 1 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
St. John Chrsysostom Knights of Columbus Hall
285 Albert Street, Arnprior Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE / PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-626.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-626.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 10:15:59 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Thursday, October 27 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Petawawa Town Hall
1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE / PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-5686.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-5686.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 10:05:11 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Tuesday, October 25 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bonnechere Manor Auditorium
470 Albert Street, Renfrew Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE / PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-4076.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-sessions-4076.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 9:59:03 -0400NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSES/PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly known as the CP Rail Line)

The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Wednesday, October 19 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Chalk River & Area Lions Hall
11 Kellett Street, Chalk River Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback. For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE/ PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-1876.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/notice-of-open-house-public-information-session-1876.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 9:47:24 -0400The County of Renfrew has scheduled six open houses to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor.

Wednesday, October 19 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Chalk River & Area Lions Hall
11 Kellett Street, Chalk River Ontario

Please join us at one of the open house sessions and we would be happy to answer your questions and listen to your feedback.

For more information contact us at OVRT@countyofrenfrew.on.ca or contact Jason Davis, Manager of Forestry & GIS at 613]735]3204.

 NOTE: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro A FREE Networking Event]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-a-free-networking-event-4682.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-a-free-networking-event-4682.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 10:59:02 -0400Business Bistro

A Casual, Creative Entrepreneurial Gathering.

FREE NETWORKING EVENT!

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: Redneck Bistro (12603 Lanark Road, Calabogie, ON)

RSVP to: Jackie Stott 613.735.0091 or jstott@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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<![CDATA[Downtown Revitalization Renfrew]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/downtown-revitalization-renfrew-6047.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/downtown-revitalization-renfrew-6047.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 10:49:34 -0400Hosted by the Town of Renfrew

Date: Monday, October 31

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $50

Location: Batsone's Northern Ramble (45 Railway Avenue, Renfrew, ON K7V 3B3)

Contact:  Kay Matthews (647.521.5341)

Agenda (subject to change):

9:00 am Registration and Networking
9:30 am Welcome OBIAA
9:45 am Introductions (Round Table)
10:15 am OMAFRA’s Overview  on the Downtown Revitalization and FICE Programs– Darren Shock, Kent Fitzhugh
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Funding Opportunities for Small Businesses – Mike Thompson, Community Futures Corporation
11:45 am Q & A
NOON Lunch – Welcome and information from the owner of Batstone’s Northern Ramble
12:20 pm Town of Renfrew’s Downtown Revitalization – Mike Asselin, Director of Development and Works
12:30 pm Downtown Revitalization
1:00 pm Q & A
1:15 pm Facilitated Discussion of Downtown Best Practices/Next Steps
3:00 pm Wrap Up and Evaluation
3:30 to 4:15 pm Overview & Guided Walking Tour of Downtown
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<![CDATA[Bridges to Better Business]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/bridges-to-better-business-5788.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/bridges-to-better-business-5788.htmlMon, 03 Oct 2016 9:45:32 -0400Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with the Upper Ottawa Chamber of Commerce will host the “Bridges to Better Business Event: Connect for Success”, on Wednesday October 19th, 2016.

Bridges to Better Business is a one-day learning and networking opportunity packed with great ideas to help entrepreneurs succeed. The event provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop valuable networking contacts and share innovative ideas with their peers. The combination of the keynote address, discussions, business showcase, sponsor displays provide a cost-effective business tool that will help entrepreneurs gain invaluable insight into the operation of a successful business.

New for 2016 we will be hosting Bridges to Better Business as a breakfast event which will include: breakfast, Keynote Speaker: Ian Portsmouth and a Guest Speaker from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The  Business Showcase, will feature information on the new Starter Company businesses who have opened and/or expanded their businesses as well as other local business owners.

  • Breakfast Served: 7:30 to 8:15 AM
  • Main Event: 8:15 to 11:30 AM
  • Ticket Price: $40.00 Plus HST ($5.20) = $45.20
  • Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 International Drive, Pembroke
  • Business Showcase Free to Public from: Noon to 2:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, no refunds. Please contact the office by October 12, if you have any special dietary requirements by calling Kim at: 613-735-8224.

Bring your business cards and promotional items to share during the event. Limited number of Business Showcase tables are available; please contact the office for details on securing a table.

For complete details visit: www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com

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<![CDATA[Smart Serve Certification]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/smart-serve-certification-5431.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/smart-serve-certification-5431.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 9:03:31 -0400Smart Serve Certification. 12:30pm-4:00pm. Learn the legalities, rights and responsibili- ties of alcohol service. Register with Employment Networks in Renfrew: 613-432-3424.

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<![CDATA[Health & Safety Bootcamp]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/health-safety-bootcamp-8439.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/health-safety-bootcamp-8439.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 8:57:44 -0400Leading workplace safety in the valley is rooted in the idea of helping business and organizations in the area develop sustainable safety programs that will reduce injuries and illnesses and increase the bottom line.  It is based in the idea of helping organizations become OHS leaders in the valley.

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<![CDATA[Community open house surrounding status of White Lake ]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/community-open-house-surrounding-status-of-white-lake-8346.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/community-open-house-surrounding-status-of-white-lake-8346.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 8:33:54 -0400Lake stewardship is vital to maintaining the health and future integrity of a lake. It involves the collaboration of the lake community and stakeholders in taking actions, such as implementing programs and practices to maintain and enhance water quality and responsible usage for the benefit of all.

A report entitled, White Lake State of the Lake 2016, has recently been released and can be viewed or downloaded from the White Lake Preservation Project Stewardship Plan webpage (wlpp.ca). The state of the lake report is a document summarizing all aspects of the environmental and social characteristics of the lake and its watershed. This report will provide a snapshot of the lake’s environment, land uses and development levels, and its boating and recreational conditions.

The state of the lake report is a key building block in the White Lake stewardship planning process. Its purpose is to provide and confirm key observations about the health of various aspects of the lake in order to provide science and consensus based recommendations to be considered by the White Lake community and included in the lake stewardship plan. A lake stewardship plan will be developed which is intended to guide actions towards the protection and management of the environmental and social characteristics important to the health and enjoyment of the lake.

You are invited to share your comments, questions and information regarding the recently released draft White Lake State of the Lake 2016 report. The report is available at the White Lake Stewardship Plan website: www.wlpp.ca or Watersheds Canada: www.watersheds.ca.

All comments, suggestions and questions may be directed to: info@watersheds.ca.

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<![CDATA[Health and Safety Bootcamp]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/health-and-safety-bootcamp-8961.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/health-and-safety-bootcamp-8961.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:37 -0400

Health & Safety effects all workplaces in Renfrew County. A recent WSIB Statistical report showcased the amount of allowed lost time claims per 10,000 workers in Renfrew County was 96.8, much higher than the Provincial average of 90.5.

On September 27th Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation will be hosting a workshop in partnership with McLaren Health & Safety Consulting, to help business owners and employees understand how to manage Health & Safety in their workplace.

Renfrew County's Health & Safety Bootcamp is rooted in the idea of helping business and organizations in the area develop sustainable safety programs that will reduce injuries and illnesses and increase the bottom line.  Featuring a panel of expert speakers and industry professionals, the workshop is based on the idea of helping organizations become Occupational Health & Safety leaders in the Valley.

Renfrew County's Health & Safety Bootcamp will take place at the Horton Community Centre from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $45.00 per person, which includes registration, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please see the attached poster for more details. Seating is limited, so we ask that you reserve your spot by September 19. For a full listing of speakers, the workshop agenda or to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/health-safety-bootcamp-tickets-27257790786

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kelley Lemenchick at 613 431-3951.

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<![CDATA[Marketing for Hippies]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/marketing-for-hippies-7879.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/marketing-for-hippies-7879.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 9:46:33 -0400Marketing can feel good.

That's the premise of this work.

Since 2001, I have traveled around North America working with conscious entrepreneurs just like you. Some successful, others struggling. And I've gathered quite the assortment of success stories and strategies right from the horses' mouths.

My name is Tad Hargrave and I want to invite you to come and join us for this afternoon.

I've known so many clients who feel totally paralyzed about where to even start in their marketing.

Mostly, that's because they haven't identified who they're trying to reach.

But sometimes it's not.

Sometimes it's because they haven't identified what I would call the "hubs" for their crowd. They're still operating at Level One.

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PRICE: $30 when you book ahead, $40 at the door (so book ahead!)

Register here:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/killaloe-wilno-hub-marketing-afternoon-intro-workshop-tickets-26984667868

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<![CDATA[2016 UOVCC Annual Golf Tournament]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2016-uovcc-annual-golf-tournament-5536.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2016-uovcc-annual-golf-tournament-5536.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 3:35:03 -0400September 14th 2016

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
Annual Golf Tournament

Wednesday September 14, 2016
Whitetail Golf Course, Eganville
Registration 11:00 am
Shotgun Start 12:00 pm
 

80's Theme


$105/player or $400/foursome (before August 31st)
$125/player (after August 31st)
Includes: lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner, prizes and special contests




 

Sponsorships available

Contact Chamber office 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com

Whitetail Golf Club
7113 Hwy 60, R.R. #3
Eganville, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1T0


 

Phone: 613-732-1492
Email: manager@uovchamber.com
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<![CDATA[News]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/news-and-features/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:20:42 -0400<![CDATA[Doing Business with the City of Pembroke]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/doing-business-with-the-city-of-pembroke-4524.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/doing-business-with-the-city-of-pembroke-4524.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 12:04:32 -0400The City of Pembroke is inviting local businesses to City Hall on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00-7:30pm to discuss our Procurment Policy and learn more about doing business with the City. This event is for any business who may be looking to secure work or contracts with the City of Pembroke. 

http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/8730.html

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<![CDATA[Information Session on PARO]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/information-session-on-paro-9621.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/information-session-on-paro-9621.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 12:03:01 -0400PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is one of Canada's most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across the North of Ontario.

Our complete list of programs and services includes:

Start Up - for new entrepreneurs and businesses

Business Growth for entrepreneurs and businesses who are ready to grow to the next level

Build Networks - for all entrepreneurs and enterprising women who want to build new connections

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<![CDATA[County of Renfrew Official Plan Review]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/county-of-renfrew-official-plan-review-6447.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/county-of-renfrew-official-plan-review-6447.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 12:01:42 -0400PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT, TAKE NOTICE THAT THE COUNTY OF RENFREW WILL BE HOLDING OPEN HOUSES AND PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF THE COUNTY OF RENFREW OFFICIAL PLAN

The County of Renfrew is updating its Official Plan. An official plan is a policy document that guides the physical growth, use of land and development of a community.

The Ontario Planning Act requires an official plan to be reviewed and updated at five year intervals to ensure it meets the needs of the community, has regard to provincial interests (e.g., protecting ecological systems, conservation of mineral aggregate resources, appropriate locations of growth and development), and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The proposed updated Official Plan affects all lands within the County and therefore a location map is not provided.

The five year review of the County of Renfrew Official Plan will eventually result in changes to the Official Plan by way of an amendment to the document (Official Plan Amendment No. 25 is the assigned number for this purpose). The County of Renfrew is responsible for preparing and adopting Official Plan Amendment No. 25 and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is responsible for approval of the amendment. A draft of the highlighted and strikethrough version of the proposed updated April 2016 Official Plan (including all map schedules) has been prepared for discussion purposes and is available on the County of Renfrew website at
http://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/_documents/development-property/draft-officical-plan/DraftCountyOfficialPlan.pdf

A copy can also be viewed at the County of Renfrew Administration Building located at 9 International Drive in Pembroke, or at any local municipal office.

To engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed changes to the Official Plan, a series of six open houses and public meetings have been scheduled that will follow the format below:

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (OPEN HOUSE) – County staff will be available to meet, speak, and answer questions one-on-one with residents.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (FORMAL PUBLIC MEETING) – The meeting will begin with a presentation by County Staff on the Official Plan and the proposed changes. After the presentation any persons may provide oral submissions regarding the proposed changes. (It is requested that oral submissions be no more than 5 minutes.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, 65 Arena Road, Barry’s Bay Ontario

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - Horton Community Centre, 1055 Castleford Road, Renfrew, Ontario

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<![CDATA[County of Renfrew Official Plan Review]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/county-of-renfrew-official-plan-review-5293.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/county-of-renfrew-official-plan-review-5293.htmlTue, 16 Aug 2016 10:38:01 -0400PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT, TAKE NOTICE THAT THE COUNTY OF RENFREW WILL BE HOLDING OPEN HOUSES AND PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF THE COUNTY OF RENFREW OFFICIAL PLAN

The County of Renfrew is updating its Official Plan. An official plan is a policy document that guides the physical growth, use of land and development of a community.

The Ontario Planning Act requires an official plan to be reviewed and updated at five year intervals to ensure it meets the needs of the community, has regard to provincial interests (e.g., protecting ecological systems, conservation of mineral aggregate resources, appropriate locations of growth and development), and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The proposed updated Official Plan affects all lands within the County and therefore a location map is not provided.

The five year review of the County of Renfrew Official Plan will eventually result in changes to the Official Plan by way of an amendment to the document (Official Plan Amendment No. 25 is the assigned number for this purpose). The County of Renfrew is responsible for preparing and adopting Official Plan Amendment No. 25 and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is responsible for approval of the amendment. A draft of the highlighted and strikethrough version of the proposed updated April 2016 Official Plan (including all map schedules) has been prepared for discussion purposes and is available on the County of Renfrew website at
http://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/_documents/development-property/draft-officical-plan/DraftCountyOfficialPlan.pdf

A copy can also be viewed at the County of Renfrew Administration Building located at 9 International Drive in Pembroke, or at any local municipal office.

To engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed changes to the Official Plan, a series of six open houses and public meetings have been scheduled that will follow the format below:

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (OPEN HOUSE) – County staff will be available to meet, speak, and answer questions one-on-one with residents.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (FORMAL PUBLIC MEETING) – The meeting will begin with a presentation by County Staff on the Official Plan and the proposed changes. After the presentation any persons may provide oral submissions regarding the proposed changes. (It is requested that oral submissions be no more than 5 minutes.)

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<![CDATA[2016 Annual Community Awards]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2970.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/2970.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 2:50:12 -0400The 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 2, 2016 at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre. Nominations are now being accepted. Click on the link below for the Nomination form.

2015 Nomination Form

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro Renfrew ]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-renfrew-4575.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-bistro-renfrew-4575.htmlMon, 04 Apr 2016 9:12:25 -0400Find out how you can benefit from the tourism industry!

Join us on April 26 from 5:30 - 8pm for the Tourism Edition of Business Bistro at the Rocky Mountain House (409 Stewart Street, Renfrew, ON)

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<![CDATA[Mind Your Money for Entrepreneurs Workshop]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/mind-your-money-for-entrepreneurs-workshop-8080.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/mind-your-money-for-entrepreneurs-workshop-8080.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 9:59:05 -0400Mind Your Money for Entrepreneurs Workshop with Judith Cane

Monday, April 18

10am - 4pm

Days Inn Renfrew (760 Gibbons Road)

The workshop is designed to enable you to complete a personalized Financial Profile that includes:

  • Personal & Business Goals Statement
  • Personal Net Worth Statement
  • Personal Spending and Savings Plan
  • Business Cahsflow
  • Get out of Debt Plan (if applicable)

Click here for more information about Judith Cane.

For more information about this workshop and others, visit: www.EnterpriseRenfrewCounty.com
 

To register for this workshop call: Kim Fraser 613.735.8224 or email: kfraser@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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<![CDATA[Spring Business and Leadership Conference]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/spring-business-and-leadership-conference-4990.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/spring-business-and-leadership-conference-4990.htmlWed, 09 Mar 2016 9:58:41 -0500In response to Renfrew County’s growing need for local, affordable, and quality professional development opportunities, Algonquin College and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, are partnering to present this conference opportunity again this year on Thursday, May 26th at the Pembroke Waterfront Campus.

Here is the exciting line-up for workshops we have for the 2016 Conference.  Read presenter profiles and workshop overviews here.

  • Measuring Value:  How is Your Business Doing?
  • Professional Selling
  • Do-It-Yourself Public Relations Planning
  • Marketing:  Make it Mobile
  • Empathic Assertiveness:  Responding to Challenging Behaviour
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Dr. Denis Cauvier:  How to Engage Your Team

Eventbrite - Spring Business & Leadership Conference

Registration Fee:  $199 + tax – (includes choice of 3 workshops from 5 topics, keynote address, two refreshment breaks, lunch, networking opportunities, post-conference social)

MORE INFORMATION:  Email Jamie Bramburger or call 613-735-4700, ext. 2756.


CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY:

Substitution:

  • If, after registering you are unable to attend, you are welcome to appoint someone else from your organization to attend in your place.
  • Please advise substitutions in writing.  All substitutions can be e-mailed to:  beaulir@algonquincollege.com.
  • When requesting a substitution, please indicate which workshops your substitute wishes to attend if they are different from the ones you registered for.  We will attempt to accommodate; however, our ability to accommodate is based on the availability of workshops and timing of the request.  If we are unable to accommodate, your substitution will be registered in the workshops you originally registered for.

Refunds:

  • Cancellation prior to May 13, 2016:  100% refund
  • Cancellation less than 12 days before conference (after May 13, 2016):  No refund
  • Cancellation must be in writing.  Cancellation notice can be e-mailed to: beaulir@algonquincollege.com.
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<![CDATA[Take Back Your Time]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/take-back-your-time-8449.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/take-back-your-time-8449.htmlMon, 07 Mar 2016 9:42:00 -0500Take Back Your Time:

Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs (with Majeed Mogharreban)

You will learn:

  • A simple, repeatable system to gain control of any project
  • Easy-to-implement methods for goal setting and clarifying action items
  • Tips and tricks to effectively delegate tasks
  • Key phrases to communicate objectives and clarify desired outcomes.

FREE TO ATTEND - Register by Friday, March 11

by email: jessica.geick@rccfdc.org or call: 613.431.3951

About the speaker:

Majeed Mogharreban is a professional speaker, author and entrepreneur.  After starting 5 businesses before he turned 21, Majeed now helps companies succeed faster with the entrepreurial mindset.

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<![CDATA[Women in Business]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/women-in-business-172.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/women-in-business-172.htmlThu, 18 Feb 2016 3:55:33 -0500Women in Business

Gain new toold and sharpen your existing ones to develop more positive, productive and profitable interactions with customers, suppliers and team members.

This interactive program will help women advance their strategy toward strong and prosperous business. Tap into your masculine side here and there while maintaining your feminine attributes.

REAP the benefits of being a strong and powerful woman leader in business!

For more information and to Register: www.EnterpriseRenfrewCounty.com or call Kim Fraser @613.735.8224

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<![CDATA[Women in Business]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/women-in-business-4938.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/women-in-business-4938.htmlThu, 18 Feb 2016 3:24:39 -0500Women in Business

Leadership From The Inside Out

Gain new tools and sharpen existing ones to develop more positive, productive and profitable interactions with customers, suppliers and team members.

This interactive program will help women advance their strategy toward strong and prosperous business.  Tap into your masculine side here and there while maintaining your feminine attributes.

Guest Speakers: Penny Tremblay and Angie Nussey

REAP the benefits of being a strong and powerful woman leader in business!

To Register:

www.EnterpriseRenfrewCounty.com or call Kim Fraser @ 613.735.8224

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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<![CDATA[Small Business Forum]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/small-business-forum-8034.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/small-business-forum-8034.htmlThu, 18 Feb 2016 2:46:59 -0500What you will learn:

  • Understanding Your Business Financial Statements
  • Financing Options Panel
  • Keynote: Word of Mouth: Your Virtual Salesforce
  • Social Media Marketing Strategies to Xplode Your Business in 2016

Keynote Speaker: Greg Weatherdon

To Register: www.EnterpriseRenfrewCounty.com or call: Kim Fraser @ 613.735.8224

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<![CDATA[Selling Food to Ontario Workshop]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/selling-food-to-ontario-workshop-9032.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/selling-food-to-ontario-workshop-9032.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 3:47:53 -0500Create new opportunities for your farm or food processing business by learning how to expand into new markets such as grocery stores, restaurants, food hubs, schools, colleges, universities and other public institutions.

 

Learn how you, as a farmer or small processor, can access new market channels.

Topics include:

  • Succeeding in direct and wholesale markets
    • Food regulation and food safety
      • Local health unit requirements
  • Food packaging options and resources
  • Label requirements for domestic and international sales

Horton Township

Thursday, March 3, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

No cost to Participate

Horton Community Centre (1005 Castleford Road)

 

To Register:        jessica.geick@rccfdc.org

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<![CDATA[Commercial Listings]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/commercial-industrial/commercial-listings/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/commercial-industrial/commercial-listings/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 1:04:32 -0500http://www1.ottawarealestate.org/home/default.htm

 

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<![CDATA[Business, Government Services and You - FREE]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-government-services-and-you-2828.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/business-government-services-and-you-2828.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 1:54:24 -0500Join us to get more information on the services offered by the government and the resources available for starting or growing your business.

 

8am - 11am

Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre

(1 Ma-Te-Way Park Drive, Renfrew, ON)

 

  • 8 - 8:30am: Event Registration
  • 8:30 - 8:45am: Opening Remarks
  • 8:45 - 11am: Seminars and Networking

 

Complimentary breakfast will be provided between 8:00 and 8:30 am.

 

More details about the session can be found on the poster below.

 

To register for the event,  click here>> or call: 877.553.5507

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<![CDATA[Playing Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/playing-here/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/playing-here/Fri, 16 Oct 2015 3:49:11 -0400The Ottawa Valley has approximately 158,000 acres of clean, clear water. As a result, recreational boating, beaches and marinas are abundant and we are home to world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking. Golf courses to challenge any skill level, numerous ski hills, and hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails make Ottawa Valley a four-season paradise. Community arenas are home to numerous figure skating and minor hockey programs, and baseball and soccer leagues use the many playing fields throughout the summer.

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
Phone: 613.732.4364
Toll Free: 800.757.658
www.ottawavalley.travel

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<![CDATA[Newsletter Sign Up]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/contact-us/newsletter-sign-up/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/contact-us/newsletter-sign-up/Tue, 19 May 2015 10:26:10 -0400<![CDATA[Transportation]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/transportation/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/transportation/Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:36:16 -0500

The Valley’s extensive road network includes major roadways like the Trans Canada Highway and numerous other well maintained county roads. The Pembroke and Area Airport and Arnprior Airport accommodates corporate and charter travel. North Bay Jack Garland Airport and the Ottawa International Airport provides national and international passenger service. Greyhound provides long-distance bus service throughout much of the area and passenger rail service can be accessed through Via Rail in Ottawa.

Car and Truck Rentals

Discount Car and Truck Rentals
Pembroke: 613.735.7860
Deep River: 613.584.4711

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Pembroke: 613.635.7368

Rent-a-wreck
Petawawa: 613.687.2091
Petawawa: 613.687.2091

Avis Rent a Car
Petawawa: 613.687.6392

 

Taxi Services

Arnprior

A-1 Taxi
613.623.3522

Grab a Cab
613.623.5601

Murray's Taxi
613.622.0573

Deep River

Emerald Taxi Services
613.584.1234

Deep River Taxi
613.584.4087

Pembroke

City Taxi Ltd
613.735.1044

Dad's Taxi
613.732.3237

Danny's Taxi
613.735.7007

Mckay's Taxi
613.687.4800

Perkins Taxi and Delivery
613.687.5269

Perkins Taxi and Delivery
613.735.6690

Smith Howard
613.732.7465

Town & Country Taxi
613.584.3300

Petawawa

AAA Transportation Group
613.687.1471

C Petawawa Taxi
613.687.5527

Ed's Taxi
613.687.6077

 

 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[General Disclaimer]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/general-disclaimer/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/general-disclaimer/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:17:06 -0400The City of Pembroke and County of Renfrew reserves the right to remove without notice any material which in its sole discretion it deems to be unsuitable for dissemination via its World Wide Web server(s). In order to ensure that the information presented here are complete and up-to-date, many people are permitted to access and alter various portions of the information presented by this server. Thus, we make no guarantees as to the accuracy or quality of information stored here. If misleading or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the author of the material (if known).

Any enquiries pertaining to these Copyright and Disclaimer Statements should be made directly to info@ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com.

The City of Pembroke and County of Renfrew shall also not be held liable for any actions, claims, proceedings, costs, losses and damages whatsoever including but not limited to libel, slander or infringement or copyright or other intellectual property rights or death, bodily injury or property damage and howsoever arising out of or in connection with or by reason of the operation, provision or use of this service.

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<![CDATA[Office and Human Resource]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/office-and-human-resource/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/office-and-human-resource/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:16:32 -0400Managing your business includes a wide range of activities, from day-to-day operations to long-term planning. It is important that you understand what you are responsible for, and what you can do to make your business run efficiently. This section covers topics such as organizational design, budgeting, hiring and training employees and marketing and sales.

Day-to-day operations

Successfully managing the ups and downs of daily operations is the backbone of your business.

Employees

Being the boss is not easy. Discover how to effectively manage your employees.

W.S.I.B.

WSIB stands for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Almost all businesses need to register, whether their workers are full-time or part-time. If you are not sure about whether or not your business needs to be registered, call us at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

Marketing and sales

How well you market your business and interact with your customers can vastly influence your success.

Developing your website

Learn how to create a website so you can attract more customers to your business.

Uses for e-business

E-business is about conducting business online. Discover some of the many ways you can use e-business to your advantage.

E-Business Tool Kit

Getting Started – How You Can Profit from E-Business: An Introductory Handbook. This is an excellent resource to get you started with using Internet technologies to improve efficiencies and profits.

Business Development Bank (BDC) Here to Help

Looking for ways to maximize your online presence?

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<![CDATA[Taxes, Permits, Licences and Zoning]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/taxes-permits-licences-and-zoning/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/taxes-permits-licences-and-zoning/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:14:12 -0400By-laws are established by Municipal/City Council and some by-laws require certain types of businesses to obtain licenses or permits in order to operate.  Depending on the nature of the business as well as where the property or building is located, related fees, business licensing, building permit and development fees may apply. In addition, when changes are being considered for your property, there are a number of fees and/or permits that may be required depending on what is proposed and where the property/building is located.

Please refer to the following links for your jurisdiction.

Go here to locate your Ottawa Valley Municipality
Go here for the City of Pembroke

NOTE: The Province of Ontario also provides an online service where you can search for information on permits or licences you may need to operate your business.  Go here to start your search.

Did you know?
To operate a business in Ontario using anything but your legal name you must register with the Province of Ontario.

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<![CDATA[PROPERTY LISTINGS (Not available through MLS)]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/property-listings-not-available-through-mls/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/property-listings-not-available-through-mls/Mon, 05 May 2014 12:27:03 -0400We update from sources such as Kijiji to bring you a selection of business opportunities available around Renfrew County, such as:

 

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<![CDATA[Online Marketing Guide for Entrepreneurs]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/online-marketing-guide-for-entrepreneurs/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-development-and-resources/online-marketing-guide-for-entrepreneurs/Mon, 20 Jan 2014 3:45:20 -0500 

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<![CDATA[Government of Canada - Concierge Service]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/concierge-service/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/concierge-service/Thu, 16 Jan 2014 2:04:20 -0500

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<![CDATA[Green Economy & Energy]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/green-economy-energy/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/green-economy-energy/Wed, 15 Jan 2014 2:32:38 -0500

The Green Energy Act was created to expand Ontario's production of renewable energy, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean-energy green jobs.

The act aims to expand Ontario's renewable energy production and create clean-energy jobs by:

  • creating a feed-in-tariff program that guarantees rates for energy generated from renewable sources - such as solar photovoltaic, biogas, biomass, landfill gas, on-shore and off-shore wind and water power; minimum levels of Ontario labour and materials are required to qualify for the program
  • establishing the right to connect to the electricity grid for all renewable energy projects - including small-scale energy generators, such as homes and schools - that meet technical, economic and regulatory requirements
  • establishing a "one-stop" streamlined approvals process for small-scale renewable energy projects that meet regulatory requirements
  • implementing a "smart" power grid to support the development of new renewable energy projects, and to prepare Ontario for new technologies such as electric cars.

The act promotes conservation in Ontario through:

  • creating new energy-efficient standards for Ontario's building code and for household appliances
  • providing financial assistance for small-scale renewable energy projects
  • working with local utilities to help them reach conservation targets
  • ensuring conservation measures protect low-income Ontarians.

 

 

 

 

(Source: Ontario Ministry of the Environment, © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010 - 2011)

 

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<![CDATA[Videos]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/videos/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/videos/Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:34:19 -0500 

We've included a number of videos that should be of assistance to you as you make your decision to become an entrepreneur, or if you're looking for some peer-to-peer networking options.

WATCH OUR BUSINESS BISTRO VIDEOS, Visit our YouTube Channel by clicking this logo:

 

 

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<![CDATA[Entrepreneur's Toolkit]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500<![CDATA[Economic Development Data]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/ec-dev-data/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/ec-dev-data/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500

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<![CDATA[Business Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500We are an Eastern Ontario location with direct access to North American markets. We have skilled labour with an excellent work-ethic and 600 hectares of adaptable and fully serviced industrial land readily available at rates well below the provincial average. For your business, this means lower-than-average construction, service, equipment and training costs. We also have a plan in place for the long-term availability of land and natural resources.

Our region comprises of several industries as well:

Light manufacturing and resource-based industrial enterprises, world renowned research facilities, accommodating tourism and hospitality operations, as well as fully-serviced commercial centres including Arnprior, Renfrew, Barry's Bay and Deep River.

If you're starting up a small retail or service, various commercial districts both large and small offer a ready supply of space in either main street or shopping-centre venues.

Of course, all of this is backed up by Renfrew County's Economic Development Division vast support services which will provide you with the guidance and support you need to make sound business decisions and a solid business plan.

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<![CDATA[Key Sectors]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500<![CDATA[Working Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500Ottawa Valley workers are known for their highly-developed work ethic. Major labour industry sectors are manufacturing, tourism, commercial, forestry and service sectors as well as a growing high tech sector.

While income levels are slightly below those found in more urban areas, the cost of living is significantly lower in the Ottawa Valley, allowing for an unprecedented quality of life.

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<![CDATA[Living Here]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500When fun and hard work are over.. the real living begins! And it's easy to view how your whole family will enjoy a higher quality of life in the Ottawa Valley.

Education facilities consist of no less than four publicly funded school boards. And purchasing a nearby dream home will be within your reach, due to lower than average real estate and rental costs.

You will feel safe in your new community with a low crime rate, excellent health care, emergency and retirement services.

We are well noted for our four-season setting, which will bring you a myriad of activities throughout the year. Plus, no mather what the seasons bring, getting around the Valley and in and out of town is well-achieved through our extensive road network, bus services and nearby air charter services.

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<![CDATA[Events, Seminars and Workshops]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/events-seminars-workshops/Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:18:10 -0500<![CDATA[Business Associations]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-associations/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/entrepreneur-toolkit/business-associations/Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:16:51 -0500Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce

Clubs and Organizations

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<![CDATA[Jobs/Careers in the Ottawa Valley]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/ottawa-valley-jobs/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/ottawa-valley-jobs/Fri, 10 May 2013 2:33:15 -0400There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in the Ottawa Valley and the region at any given time. By clicking this link, you will be redirected to a local resource that supplies listings for several area opportunities. (Note:This is a link to an external site, with no affiliation to the County of Renfrew.)

We've collected links to some of the more popular job search websites as well as links to local organizations that maintain employment listings:

Ontario Public Service Careers

Careers in the Federal Public Service

Service Canada Job Bank - Ottawa Valley

Workopolis

Good Luck!

 

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<![CDATA[Location & Maps]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/location-maps/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/location-maps/Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:28:50 -0400In terms of area, Renfrew County is the largest county in Ontario, spanning 7,645 square kilometres along a 220 km stretch of the Trans Canada Highway.

Bordered by a new 4-lane divided highway, transportation is simplified by intersecting routes, which provide easy shipping to major destinations such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Buffalo.

The historic Ottawa River flows through the Ottawa Valley, bordering Renfrew County to the north, which also links us to neighbouring Quebec. Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern tip. In the northwest, we span into Algonquin Provincial Park, which is Ontario's largest.

Map of Renfrew County (Road Map)

Map of where we are in Ontario (Distance to Markets)

Things to do in Renfrew County, Ontario

Renfrew County GeoSmart web based mapping system (interactive layers)

 

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<![CDATA[Forestry & Wood Processing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:22:52 -0500

Over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest Licence area.

Forest industry of Renfrew County supports nearly 4,500 jobs:

  • 2,055 direct jobs - 19.3 per cent of regional goods-producing sector employment

  • 1,069 indirect regional jobs

  • 1,295 indirect provincial jobs

  • Primary wood manufacturing over ten times provincial average

To access our interactive directory and map of our Wood-Based Producers, click on the banner below

 


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<![CDATA[Physical Setting]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/physical-setting/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/physical-setting/Tue, 09 Oct 2012 9:38:36 -0400

The Ottawa Valley is rich in natural resources; the power of the Ottawa River is harnessed for electricity and its forests are harvested for wood, pulp and paper. Bounded on the northern side of the Ottawa River by the rocky Canadian Shield, and in the southern end by the ancient Laurentian Hills, towering rock cuts and verdant forest.

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern lower tip, and the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park rises to the northwest, encompassing the Valley with everything from city life, to urban sprawl to prestine wilderness and everything in between.
The Ottawa Valley harbours clean water, from over 900 lakes and four major river systems, fresh air and a healthier lifestyle. Residents and tourists alike are beckoned to many out-of-doors recreational opportunities.

Over 400 species of wild birds and animals make their home in the Ottawa Valley including bluebirds, thrushes, wrens, owls, turkeys and the rare red-shouldered hawk. You will often see many deer as you meander through the countryside, and maybe hear a wolf call or two.
Renfrew County encompasses 2400km of gromed local and TOP snowmobile trails throughout it's postcard villages and rolling woodlands. Many hiking and biking trails across the Ottawa Valley present unique opportunities for exploration, nature and historical interpretation.
As summer wanes and days shorten, the Ottawa Valley landscape changes from brilliant green to glorius reds and golds, which make perfect conditions for fall auto and cycle touring.

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<![CDATA[Local Media]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/local-media/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/local-media/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:24:33 -0400Local Media

Radio Stations

myFM 104.9FM
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

myFM 96.1FM
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

myFM 107.7FM
Arnprior
Phone: 613.632.6936
www.myfmradio.ca

Radio du Pontiac CHIP 101.7FM
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3155
www.chipfm.com

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7FM
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.9873
www.valleyheritageradio.ca

Star 96.7FM
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.9670
www.star96.ca

CHCR Homegrown Commuity Radio 102.9 and 104.5FM
Killaloe
Phone: 613.757.0657
www.chcr.org

 

Television Stations

Cogeco Cablesystems
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.6819
www.cogeco.com

Cogeco Cablesystems
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.4812
www.cogeco.com

Cogeco Cablesystems
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.6542
www.cogeco.com

 

Newspapers

Arnprior EMC
Arnprior
Phone: 613.599.5520

Arnprior Chronicle Guide
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.6571
website

Cobden Sun
Cobden
Phone: 613.646.2380

The Eganville Leader
Eganville
Phone: 613.628.2332
www.eganvilleleader.com

This Week
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.2944
www.barrysbaythisweek.com

North Renfrew Times
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.4161
www.northrenfrewtimes.com

The Daily Observer
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.3691
www.thedailyobserver.ca

The Daily News
Pembroke
Phone: 613.735.3141

Petawawa Post
Petawawa
Phone: 613.687.5511
website

Renfrew Mercury
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.3655
website

Valley Gazette
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.0256
www.valleygazette.ca

The Equity
Shawville, Quebec
Phone: 819.647.2204
www.theequity.ca

Pontiac Journal
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3582

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<![CDATA[Housing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/housing/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/housing/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:14:50 -0400

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<![CDATA[Health Care]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/health-care/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/health-care/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:08:40 -0400

Health care in the Ottawa Valley is provided by five hospitals, four family health centres, nine long-term care facilities, 12 retirement homes, and a wide variety of community health support services. Physician recruitment activities are undertaken so that the high level of service that our residents have come to expect can be maintained well into the future. There is a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader upper Ottawa Valley region, and most of the national health and wellness organizations maintain local offices.

Ottawa Valley Hospitals

Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital
350 John Street North
Arnprior
Phone: 613.623.3166
www.arnpriorhospital.com

Deep River and District Hospital
117 Banting Drive
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.3333
www.drdh.org

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.2811
www.pemgenhos.org

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.2811
www.pemgenhos.org

Renfrew Victoria Hospital
499 Raglan Street North
Renfrew
Phone: 613.432.4851
www.renfrewhosp.com

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
7 St. Francis Memborial Drive
Barry’s Bay
Phone: 613.756.3044 www.sfmhosp.com

Ottawa Valley Walk-In Clinics

Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre
154 Civic Centre Road
Petawawa
Phone: 613.687.7641
www.pcfhc.ca

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
20 Robertson Drive
Beachburg
Phone: 613.582.3685
www.wbchc.on.ca

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
70 Main Street
Cobden
Phone: 613.646.7997
www.wbchc.on.ca

Pembroke Lakeside Medical Walk-In Clinic
227 Lake Street
Pembroke
Phone: 613.732.3209
www.pcfhc.ca

Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre
49 Mill Street
Killaloe
Phone: 613.757.0005

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<![CDATA[Community Services]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/community-services/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/community-services/Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:07:39 -0400

When you need access to special resources, government or community resources, or if you feel the need to contribute back to your community. We have over 500 of these services available to meet the needs of the Upper Ottawa Valley region.

  • County Connections This on-line guide is provided by the Renfrew County Information  Network to link people with 500 community and government services and resources such as child care services. website
  •  Volunteering in Renfrew County Features a comprehensive list of volunteer positions available throughout the Ottawa Valley.
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<![CDATA[Life Sciences ]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/life-sciences/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/life-sciences/Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:22:59 -0400Life Sciences study, research, development and manufacturing have a surprisingly long history in The County of Renfrew.   Since the mid- 1940’s the Biology and Health Physics Department of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Chalk River Laboratories has been engaged in the application of nuclear energy and radioisotopes in the fields of human health. A global leader in radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer, research here has benefited the lives and health of millions of people around the world. Pioneering work in the application of radioisotopes in the field of nuclear medicine for the detection of disease and study of body systems was also carried out at Chalk River Laboratories and is now part of the operations at hospitals world-wide. 
Radioisotopes and processes developed here are also applied globally in the study of biology and especially in micro biology. The measuring, counting and tracking of microscopic organisms are greatly facilitated through the use of short-lived radioisotopes which can be tagged to microorganisms. 
We are also home to Pillar5 Pharma, a contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals which produces pill and liquid pharmaceutical products for major multi-nationals. More recently small, entrepreneurial companies have sprung up developing dental instruments and surgical tools.
Located as we are at the western border of the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada, we also enjoy close proximity to the Government of Canada life sciences, animal and agricultural research and development laboratories and institutes. The ministries responsible for human health, the environment and our natural resources are all located in Ottawa.
A region which produces a wide range of agricultural and forestry products, is located next to one of Canada’s largest medical and life sciences communities and which hosts a major laboratory, the County of Renfrew is poised to play an even bigger role in the Life Sciences.

 

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<![CDATA[Tourism]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/tourism/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/tourism/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 4:07:22 -0400We all have a different opinion of what an ideal outdoor vacation should be. For some, it’s a week of challenging the wildest whitewater or the best ski runs possible. For others, it’s time spent on a river catching trophy fish, or out in the marshlands hunting for prize game. Yet others like to spend their time traveling the back roads, enjoying the fresh air and spectacular scenery, immersing themselves in Ottawa Valley culture and learning about the rich Ottawa Valley history and heritage. For a tour of the Ottawa Valley by waterway visit the Ottawa River Waterway and enjoy over 1,300 kilometres of magnificent Valley scenery. Whatever your ideal, if it’s a natural retreat you’re looking for, look to the Ottawa Valley

The Upper Valley stretches from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, westward along the foot of the Laurentian Mountains to the wilderness of world-renowned Algonquin Park. This landscape of pristine waterways, rolling woodlands and dramatic landforms calls people out-of-doors to recreation opportunities that are varied and adaptable to season, scenery and technical challenge. The online trail guide, Valley Explore includes walking, cycling, driving, skiing and canoeing routes as well as a guide to the various waterfalls in the Valley and is a valuable resource for those looking to explore the Ottawa Valley. The Valley is the perfect outdoor adventure destination, year ‘round

Folks of the Ottawa Valley are known worldwide for their warm brand of hospitality. This land is one of simple pleasures and old-fashioned values, where the generosity of a delicious home-cooked meal and a warm bed have long been part of our pioneering culture. The country side is dotted with family operated lodges and resorts, cozy bed-and-breakfasts homes and good old fashioned country inns. Many of these operations were established years ago, so the passing of time has witnessed the comings and goings of generations of guests and hosts.

We like to say that making people feel at home has become a tradition for those who live in the Valley. You’ll know you’ve arrived when greeted with the now-familiar g’day, g’day!

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<![CDATA[Creative Industries]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/creative-industries/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/creative-industries/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 3:59:15 -0400

The Creative Industries Economy offers unparalleled opportunity for individuals and businesses eager to participate in a lucrative, stimulating and rewarding part of the labour market.

As commonly defined, the Creative Industries Economy is

“An economy in which people are paid to think using ideas, innovation, knowledge and collaboration in their work.”

Or in terms that labour economists use to define work:

“An economy in which the nature of work has moved from routine-oriented jobs to creativity-oriented jobs.”

Ultimately, Creative Economy is about the work people do, not the sectors that businesses fit into. In this way, anyone who does “creative” (that is, non-routine work) is part of the creative economy.

‘Creative’ is not restricted to cultural or artisan enterprises; engineers are creative; consultants, designers, writers, scientists; all of these involve creative work. While a factory worker may not be part of the creative economy, the factory manager or trainer most certainly is.

Renfrew County is a welcoming community to entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries sector.  Through an active network of entrepreneurial support systems, couple with an outstanding quality of life that is found amongst our smaller cities and towns, the Ottawa Valley Economic Development team is committed to helping you achieve success.

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<![CDATA[Agri-business]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/Mon, 01 Oct 2012 2:45:23 -0400

The County of Renfrew has a strong history of agriculture and rural living. Although originally developed in conjunction with the forest industry, a vibrant agriculture community developed on the more arable lands of the County. The predominant agricultural area of the County is located on the sedimentary deposits of the Champlain Sea which are found in a broad area between Arnprior and Petawawa. There are also numerous pockets of good quality farmland located throughout the County.

The fields of the agricultural areas of the County contain bountiful crops of hay, corn, oats and barley. The most common farm types in Renfrew County are beef, dairy and field crops; sheep farming and specialty farms are also becoming an important part of the agricultural economy. Specialty farms include farms specializing in fruit, maple syrup, mushrooms, nurseries products, honey and vegetables.

A close look at the agriculture sector in Renfrew County shows that is is an important component of the overall economy. The 2001 Census of Canada (Agriculture) indicates that there were 402,978 acres of land being farmed in the County, with 163,079 acres (40%) of farmland in crops. Gross Farm Receipts for Renfrew County were 86,806,300 (excluding forest product sales) in 2011.  By using a standard economic development multiplier of 2.4 derived in 2000 through the Economic Impact Analysis that roughly translates into $208 M/yr.

 

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<![CDATA[Advanced Manufacturing]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/advanced-manufacturing/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/advanced-manufacturing/Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:45:14 -0400

The Ottawa Valley is the home to several ADVANCED MANUFACTURING companies.

 

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<![CDATA[Mining]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/mining/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/mining/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:04:49 -0400

Although the county has had a long history of mining activity, it is now confined to such areas as magnesium, dolomite and graphite, which is used for export as well as by local manufacturers who send their finished products around the world.

Recent developments in the Ottawa Valley include a renewed interest in the graphite deposits in such areas as Bissett Creek, to the north, and Black Donald, to the south near Calabogie. 

For information on both projects:

 

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<![CDATA[News & Notices]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:58:59 -0400<![CDATA[Business Opportunities & Investments]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:51:37 -0400For many, the Ottawa Valley is a place of deep attachments and sound business opportunities. Serving markets worldwide, the region offers a diverse economic base of small and medium manufacturing plants, tourist sites, agricultural operations, service centres and advanced nuclear, aerospace, defence industries. Renfrew County's stable economy reflects the prosperity of its surroundings: Canada's national capital region at the east, the Ottawa River and the province of Quebec to the North, and the lucrative markets of Southern Ontario and the Northern United States within a three-hour drive.

The economics of doing business in the Valley are sound. The area has a substantial inventory of serviced industrial land and buildings, and a ready supply of affordable water, power, natural gas and waste treatment services. The sizable labour force is loyal and dependable, with a proven aptitude for upgrading and training. There is a higher ratio of skilled trade certification here than the rest of Ontario.

But doing business in Renfrew county is not simply a matter of economics. Successful business depends on healthy, contented employees. The Ottawa Valley offers what good living is all about: clean air and water, unlimited recreational and leisure activities, safe neighborhoods, and access to quality health and education services. This is the best of both worlds - a unique blend of progressive business environment and relaxed lifestyle; big-city amenities and small-town quality of life.

Like wise pioneers, the people of the Ottawa Valley have always looked to and planned for the future - harnessing a strong work ethic to build a diversified economy and ensure economic resiliency. Join the next generation of Renfrew County entrepreneurs in preserving this rich legacy.

Opportunities

Recent studies indicate opportunities for growth within several areas of Renfrew County's industrial sector: metal fabrication, electronics, metallurgy, plastics, environmental technology and to added value opportunities and reforestation technology. The travel/tourism industry is also predicting a boom in the local tourism industry, with new visitors expected from Asia/Pacific and the United States.

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<![CDATA[Commercial & Industrial]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/commercial-industrial/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/commercial-industrial/Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:50:54 -0400Renfrew County's economic resources are diverse, encompassing high technology, manufacturing, the traditional sectors of forestry, agriculture and mining, as well as the growing field of tourism.

Manufacturing

More than 8,000 people are employed in this sector, producing everything from wood based products to high-tech components for the nuclear and aerospace industries. Many of the region's manufacturers have been in business for decades and some compete in a global environment.

Technology

This sector of the economy benefits from its close proximity to Ottawa's Silicon Valley North, with many local firms engaged in the research and manufacturing of prototype products. That close working relationship leads many firms into international markets, where their innovative and high-quality products are meeting with great success.

This sector has also benefited greatly from the direct access it has always enjoyed to the research and development facilities found at the Nuclear Research Laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada, located at Chalk River.

 

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<![CDATA[Business Retention & Expansion Report]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-retention-expansion-report-6651.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-retention-expansion-report-6651.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2012 8:39:15 -0400In 2004, the County of Renfrew undertook a survey of local businesses to understand the needs of the community and how it could assist in growing or attraction industry in the region.

Click here to access the final report

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<![CDATA[Premier Ranked Report]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/tourism/premier-ranked-report-5854.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/tourism/premier-ranked-report-5854.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2012 8:34:05 -0400

The Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Framework (PRTDF) was an initiative developed by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture in 2001. The goal of the PRTDF program is to help destinations across

Ontario identify areas for development related to tourism, assess their competitive tourism advantage and ultimately improve to become a destination of choice. Being a Premier-ranked Tourist Destination indicates that “here is a place more attractive than the rest, a place the potential tourist visitor should consider first in making travel plans.” To be clear, Premier-ranked is not a formal tourism designation but rather is an internal tourism goal for a destination to work towards as it relates to becoming “better than the rest”.

Click here to access the document

To assist municipalities with assessing and developing their tourism product, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture established a tool called the Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Framework. This framework assists jurisdictions in assessing their tourist assets, attractions and amenities and allows them to identify opportunities in tourism development.

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<![CDATA[Distance Chart]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/distance-chart/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/distance-chart/Tue, 24 Apr 2012 3:53:17 -0400

 

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<![CDATA[Distance to Major Markets]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/distance-to-major-markets-505.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-opportunities-investments/distance-to-major-markets-505.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 3:50:13 -0400100 Million North American consumers, and 50% of all manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States are located within a day's drive. The amenities of Ottawa, Canada's capital city, are just 30 minutes to the east.

Distance to Border Crossings

BORDER CROSSINGS

KM

MILES

Massena/Cornwall

170

105

Detroit/Windsor

658

408

Port Huron/Sarina

584

362

Sault Ste Marie

522

324

Ogdensburg/Prescott

134

83

Buffalo/Fort Erie

453

281

Lewiston/Queenston

426

264

Niagara Falls

431

267

Alexandria Bay/Ivy Lea

176

109

Grand Portage/Thunder Bay

1204

747

International Falls/Fort Frances

1550

961

Baudette/Rainy River

1644

1019

 

Distance to Major Urban Centres

URBAN CENTRES

KM

MILES

Hamilton

364

226

Kingston

161

100

Kitchener/Waterloo

385

239

London

469

291

Montreal

272

169

North Bay

96

60

Ottawa

68

42

St. Catherines

403

250

Sault Ste Marie

522

324

Thunder Bay

1204

747

Toronto

292

181

Windsor

651

404

 

Click on the image below for a closer look

Distance Map

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<![CDATA[Climate]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/physical-setting/climate-9515.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/physical-setting/climate-9515.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 2:55:13 -0400

Average Temperature and Precipitation Throught the Year

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<![CDATA[Studies]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/studies-4897.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/agri-business/studies-4897.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 2:07:01 -0400
  • Renfrew County Source Qualified Calf Program - Manual of Best Practices
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    <![CDATA[Studies]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/studies-1253.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/key-sectors/forestry-and-wood-processing/studies-1253.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 2:03:47 -0400
  • Renfrew County Forest Industry Survey
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    <![CDATA[Business Assistance]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-assistance-5126.htmlhttp://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/business-here/business-assistance-5126.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2012 1:59:05 -0400Site Location Services

    Economic Development staff is available on short notice to conduct research and find answers to the myriad of detailed questions site selectors typically have.

    GIS Directory

    Information on Programs of Assistance

    Ottawa Valley Economic Development maintains information on financial and other assistance available to existing and new businesses. Find out about start-up or expansion incentives from us.

    Ontario Business Program Guide - All Programs

    Ontario Business Program Guide

    Referral Services

    Contact us to make use of our numerous public and private sector contacts available to assist in the start-up, relocation or expansion of business enterprises

    Investor Hosting

    This service is available in conjunction with the support and active participation of local businesses and industry. Foreign businesses and site selectors are provided the grand tour promoting the many offerings of Renfrew County.

    Business Retention & Expansion

    This ongoing visitation process is undertaken by Economic Development staff to determine opportunities and issues related to the local business and industrial community. Appropriate actions are initiated and outside support is sought as required.

    Agricultural Support

    Economic Development staff works with and provides support to this important local business sector.

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    <![CDATA[Public Safety]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/public-safety/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/public-safety/Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:14:03 -0400Providing a safe environment is a priority in Ottawa Valley communities. Both professional and volunteer fire services are available throughout the Ottawa Valley. Mutual aid agreements along with a high level of cooperation between departments enhance services.

    Both theOntario Provincial Police and local municipal police departments supply comprehensive police services. 911 emergency service helps tocontribute to the health, safety and welfare of communities throughout the Ottawa Valley.

    Due to the close knit business and residential communities, Neighbourhood Watch and Block Parent programs are found to be successful in augmenting the resources of the local police system.

     

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    <![CDATA[Education]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/education/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/living-here/education/Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:41:11 -0400The Ottawa Valley’s education system incorporates facilities within four publicly funded school boards. The Renfrew County District School Board is comprised of 27 elementary schools, seven secondary schools and five alternative schools. TheRenfrew County Catholic District School Board provides 20 elementary schools and two secondary schools. Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est, and Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario each operate an elementary and secondary French language school. Pre-school, academic nursery, kindergarten and Montessori Schools are also available.

    Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
    613.735.1031
    website

    Renfrew County District School Board
    613.735.0151

    website

    Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley
    613.735.4700

    website

    Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
    (French Public School Board)
    613.742.8960

    website

    Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française
    du Centre-Est
    (French Catholic School Board)
    613.744.2555

    website

     

    Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is the largest of Algonquin’s regional campuses and is located in Pembroke. The Campus delivers career focused training in several program areas including nursing, business, computer studies, the skilled trades and outdoor adventure. The campus serves approximately 800 full-time students and about 900 continuing education students each year. Established in the late 1960’s, the majority of its graduates remain in Renfrew County upon program completion, helping create a better trained workforce throughout the region.  website

    Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay offers one, two, and three-year programs in the classical liberal arts at a college level, within the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Courses include Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History, Latin, Greek, Mathematics, the Arts and Natural Science.www.seatofwisdom.org

    The County of Renfrew prides itself on a skilled workforce with its high literacy and numeracy rates. There is also a higher number of people with Trade Certificates than the national average.



     

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    <![CDATA[Top Employers]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/top-employers/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/top-employers/Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:50:11 -0400

     

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    <![CDATA[Occupations]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/occupations/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/occupations/Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:49:32 -0400

     

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    <![CDATA[Labour Force]]>http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/labour-force/http://www.ottawavalleyeconomicdevelopment.com/working-here/labour-force/Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:48:53 -0400

     

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