Latest Issue Here: Ottawa Valley Business – May 15, 2018

A Decision Under Fire

Renfrew forces Fire Chief to retire due to his age
  • The Town of Renfrew has been getting a lot of press lately from news agencies around Ontario about their decision to dismiss their 26-year serving fire chief, Guy Longtin. The facts are not in dispute – the municipality dismissed him because he is 61 years old. What is in dispute is if that was a good enough reason to dismiss him, or not. Download our latest issue.

Premier’s Agri-Business Awards

Deadline to apply is May 25
  • The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program supports and recognizes the dedication, hard work and innovation of local agri-food businesses and individuals who are adding value to existing products, helping create jobs and contributing to economic growth. Download our latest issue.

Business Owner vs. Town in Bancroft

Posters result in legal demand letter
  • The way a business owner in Bancroft used her windows has resulted in a letter from the town threatening legal action. Tammy Vardy, owner and operator of Tammy’s Family Hair Salon at 105 Hastings Street North in Bancroft covered her windows with posters that read as follows: “Hazel Lambe, Town CAO, made the Sunshine List! $101,717.08 annually. $880.36 taxable benefits. While our people are getting their water shut off. Is she worth it?” Download our latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Handling New Competitors
How established businesses can continue to thrive

I was talking with a business owner this week who has been experiencing some competition in the past two years. The business was one of the first to establish in the industry, and was the only choice in town for quite a number of years. Now, the owner noticed that people who always came to the store were not coming, likely going to competitors. Having been pretty quiet on the marketing front, the owner was looking for some advice on how to get the customers back. Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!


Book Club | Geoffrey A. Moore

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets is now revised with new insights into high-tech marketing
In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle. Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!


Election 2018 | Are you considering running for council?

2018 is a provincial and a municipal election year. This new column for 2018 provides information about running for municipal council.  Visit Ottawa Valley Business’ dedicated Election 2018 Page and find links to additional information there as well.

May 1, 2018: Nomination period opens
July 27, 2018: Nomination period ends
October 22, 2018: Election day

Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • Local Police Report: News from the detachments in Renfrew and Lanark
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • News 10: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results