Ottawa Valley Business

Upcoming Business Events

Business Events

April

April 21-22, 2017
Renfrew Home Garden and Leisure Show. For information, call 613-432-7015 or email at info@renfrewareachamber.ca.

April 24, 2017
Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture meeting. Fourth Monday of every month. Cobden. Contact Donna at 613-432-5568.

April 26, 2017
How to Do Business with the Ontario Government. Free webinar. 1:30pm-2:45pm. Learn about the procurement process, the Vendor of Record program and more. Register in advance. Contact: doingbusiness@ontario.ca

April 27, 2017
Starter Company Plus information session. Mandatory if you are thinking of being part of the program. Open to individuals age 18 or over who are not full-time students. For information, call 613-735-8224.

April 28, 2017
The Training & Learning Centre of Renfrew County Open House. We've moved - come tour our new location at 227 Bridge Street in Eganville, and enjoy some refreshments. Phone: 613-628-1720
www.trainingandlearningcentre.ca

May

May 1, 2017
National Farmers Union Meeting. First Monday of every month. Barrline. Contact Connie at 613-646-7753.

May 3, 2017
Township of Whitewater Region User Pay (Water & Sewer) Budget pubic meeting. Council Chambers, 44 Main Street in Cobden. 6:00pm. For information, contact Marsha Hawthorne at 613-646-2282 or mhawthorne@whitewaterregion.ca

May 3, 2017
Opening of the new showroom at Glenergy in Petawawa. 2669 Petawawa Boulevard. 5:30pm-8:00pm. All are welcome.

May 6, 2017
Deadline for Summer Company. Open to students aged 15-29 who are returning to school in the fall. Earn $1,500 to start a business and $1,500 upon successful completion. Call 613-735-8224 for more information.

May 8, 2017
Sean Conway speaks at Algonquin College on The Character and Colour of the Ottawa Valley Political Tradition. 7:00pm. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Having spent 28 years in Ontario’s Legislative Assembly, Sean Conway will explore themes of colour and independence, of Valley speech-making,  of how local political battles sometimes led to unexpectedly important results, of how the Scots, Irish, French, German and Polish communities affected often very close races, races that sometimes turned on the very sensitive issues of language and religion. Phone: 613-735-4700 ext. 2756 or brambuj@algonquincollege.com

May 8, 2017
Sales Skills for Service Companies. 10:00am-12:00pm. Does the thought of sales make your stomach turn? This course will show you how to help customers that need your service make the investment in you. Held in Ottawa. Phone: 613-828-6274

May 10-12, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

May 11, 2017
How to do business with the federal government. Presented by: Graham Acreman, Principal of Stellacon Solutions. Graham has successfully won dozens of contracts and RFP’s worth tens of millions of dollars. 9:00am-12:00pm. $79 per person. Held in Ottawa. Phone: 613-263-1010 or info@stellaconsolutions.com

May 12, 2017
Join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Valley Artisans' Co-operative. Hands on crafts for children and adults and Artists demonstrations, cake and coffee. 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Everyone is welcome to this Family Friendly event. This event is being held in partnership with a Business After Hours for the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce. 33373 Highway 17 west, Deep River. www.valleyartisans.com

May 13, 2017
Participate in the Downtown Connect a trade show offered by Downtown Pembroke. Held at the Pembroke Memorial Centre from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Booths are $50 for Downtown businesses and $100 for other community businesses. Booths are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Heather Sutherland at 613-629-5555 or pbia@downtownpembroke.ca

May 13, 2017
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards Gala. More details to follow closer to the date. Contact the Chamber at: 613-732-1492 or manager@uovchamber.com

May 14, 2017
Merchandising and Sales for Makers. 12:00pm-4:00pm. Amanda Cockburn has worked with global brands such as Gap inc, Tiffany & Co., Club Monaco and Urban Barn, her passion turned to bringing this knowledge to helping small creative businesses grow their brands. $88 per person. Held in Ottawa. hello@makerspacenorth.com

May 17, 2017
Renfrew County Plowmen meeting. Third Wednesday of every month. Cobden. Contact Myles at 613-582-3470.

May 17, 2017
Community Accessibility Forum. Held in Ottawa. For people interested in accessibility for people with disabilities, members of accessibility committees and community organizations and businesses who provide support for people with disabilities. Register at: acccessibility@ontario.ca or by calling 1-866-515-2025. Hosted by the Accessibility Ontario.

May 18, 2017
Renfrew County Beef Association meeting. Third Thursday of every month. 7:30pm at the Cobden Ag Hall. Contact Donna Campbell at: 613-432-5568.

May 18, 2017
Executive Seminar: Effective Delegation. Effective and efficient delegation will relieve your job burnout, boost your confidence, build your teamwork, elevate morale and alleviate everybody’s stress. Being able to transform your knowledge into performance through others is a prerequisite skill and is critical to your success. In this executive workshop you will learn the critical steps required to put your knowledge to work and achieve successful delegation. 9:00am-11:00am at Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road, Ottawa. Cost: $125.00. Register online here.

May 23, 2017
The launch of Startup Ottawa Valley. 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Algonquin College in Pembroke. Guest speaker is Victoria Lennox, Co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada. For information, contact Chris Dore at 613-698-2374 or dorec1@algonquincollege.com

May 25, 2017
The 3rd Annual Algonquin College Spring Business Leadership Conference. Register before March 31, 2017 for the Early Bird rate: $199 + tax – (includes choice of 4 workshops from 7 topics, keynote address, a refreshment break, lunch, networking opportunities, post-conference social). Early bird registration open now.

May 29, 2017
Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture meeting. Fourth Monday of every month. Cobden. Contact Donna at 613-432-5568.

May 31, 2017
How to Prepare a Bid. Free. 1:30pm-2:45pm. Learn the procurement process, the Ontario Tenders Portal and the vendor's role in public procurement. Register in advance. Contact: doingbusiness@ontario.ca

June

June 1, 2017
Annual Community Awards Celebration for the Renfrew Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating community organizations, volunteers and businesses. Ma-te-way Activity Centre. Nomination forms at: www.renfrweareachamber.ca. For information, call 613-432-7015 or email at info@renfrewareachamber.ca.

June 7-9, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments. Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

July 12-14, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments. Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

June 14, 2017
How to Read Financial Statements. Hosted by Volunteer Ottawa. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Understand your non-profit organization's financial picture. Register in advance. $125 per person. 363 Coventry Road, Ottawa. Phone: 613-736-5266 ext.114 or education@volunteerottawa.ca

June 28, 2017
How to Do Business with the Ontario Government. Free webinar. 1:30pm-2:45pm. Learn about the procurement process, the Vendor of Record program and more. Register in advance. Contact: doingbusiness@ontario.ca

August

August 16-18, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

Fall

September 13-15, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

October 11-13, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

November 15-17, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

December 13-15, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

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