Latest Issue: August 16, 2022

55 Potential Acclamations in Renfrew County

August 19 deadline for municipal election nominations

As of August 12, 2022, there are a number of people who have put their name forward in the upcoming municipal election who might be acclaimed to their position because no one is running against them. In addition, there are several municipalities that do not have enough people nominated to fill positions in council. August 19 is the final day to file or withdraw a nomination. A review of the municipal election situation in Renfrew County, Pembroke, Lanark County, Bancroft, Mattawa and South Algonquin.

People On The Move

New hires, recognition and employee achievements

Organizations are welcoming new employees regularly. Let us know your new hires, recognition they have achieved or recent retirements and we’ll publish it. Send your information to admin@ovbusiness.com

Local Municipal Election Candidates

A list of the nominations filed for local municipal councils and school boards

Coverage of Renfrew County, Lanark County, South Algonquin, Bancroft and Mattawa. The municipal election takes place October 24, 2022.

Government News In Brief

Family businesses, drug use, historical sites, French-language support, CSIS monitoring and more

Brief news information from the federal government.

Marketing: Maximize Your Website

A $2,500 grant can help you do it

Are you using your website to benefit your marketing efforts? While more businesses are getting online with a website, many are not using it to their full advantage. There is an Ontario program that provides a grant of up to $2,500 and it is available to brick-and-mortar businesses employing 1-50 staff. Details can be found here: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-transformation-grant-4-0/ Whether you choose to investigate the program (it ends October 31, 2022) or not, here are some things to keep in mind about creating a more effective online presence..


  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results
  • Workplace Wellness: Office ideas, the origin of sayings and quotations