Latest Issue: November 5, 2019

Networking: Not What You Think It Is

Michael Hughes promotes opportunity to grow business

Michael Hughes, an expert on networking, gave a keynote address in Arnprior on what he calls the single most cost effective way to grow your business. “People think networking is a three-minute activity,” said Hughes. “It’s not. Networking is a strategy.” Hughes talked about the misconceptions that people have about networking as part of a Small Business Week Event hosted by the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. Download the latest issue.

Remembrance Day Local Services

For November 11 and online options

On November 11, we pay tribute to the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who fought to defend our values and freedoms, and those that continue to serve our country today. See the issue for services in Renfrew and Lanark counties, Mattawa and Bancroft. Download the latest issue.

OMPF 2020 Municipal Allocations

Money from the province to local municipalities

The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. The program primarily supports northern and rural municipalities across the province. See this issue for a list of local municipalities and their allotments. Download the latest issue.

Government of Ontario News

Seniors, vaping, small claims, food prep and more

News briefs from the Government of Ontario news releases. Download the latest issue.

Federal Election: By The Numbers

National and local results from the election. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Human Marketing Resources: How marketing and HR can overlap

Managing people is not everyone’s favourite thing to do, especially when you have an employee who has lost interest in their job. In researching how to market a company to prospective employees, I came across a lot of articles on company culture and the impacts of keeping bad employees on staff. It was very clear that the impacts of a poor employee and the impacts of poor marketing are often shared. In this issue are five key points that I came across in my research. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Brené Brown

Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. Download the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • Provincial and National Business News: Briefs on news around the province and Canada that local businesses should know
  • On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • 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