Latest Issue: August 6, 2019

Improving The Beverage Alcohol System

Ontario Chamber report impacts cross-section of industry

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has put forward recommendations on beverage alcohol that would benefit Ontario craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries, along with restaurants, convenience stores and more. The recommendations are part of their report entitled “Modernizing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario.” The report also notes public awareness improvements. Download the latest issue.

A Different Kind of Link

Canadian study shows link between social media and television with teenage depression

Perhaps not surprisingly to some, a new study out of Montreal has proven that an increase in social media use and television viewing is associated with an increase in depression amongst teenagers. The study followed 4,000 teenagers from ages 12 to 16 who self-reported on time spent in front of digital screens, specifically social media, television, video gaming and computer use. Download the latest issue.

CRC Fees Increase For Employment

Upper Ottawa Valley Notes Fee Increase

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising residents that as of July 1, 2019, the fee for a criminal record check for employment purposes is $41. Download the latest issue.

LV Supports Mixed, Open Trail

Businesses and residents agree on use

The Township of Laurentian Valley and the City of Pembroke released a survey about what residents and businesses felt should be the use of the former CP rail trail, now known as the Algonquin Trail, which passes through both municipalities. The survey took place in June. Download the latest issue.

Seven Student Entrepreneurs: ERC

Program helps build  small business interest

Enterprise Renfrew County’s Summer Company program has seven new entrepreneurs in the Ottawa Valley. Summer Company is funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and is delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County. The program is for students 15-29. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

A Better Mousetrap?: From temporary solution to permanent solution

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table when something caught my eye. It took me a few seconds but I finally spotted it – a mouse. I have had a mouse in my house in the winter, but never in the summer. So into the basement I went to find a mousetrap to which I added peanut butter and it was set. Now, just sit and wait. The problem with a mousetrap is that it is only a temporary solution. With temporary solutions, you just deal with the surface issue and you deal with it over and over again. Despite what they say, you don’t need a better mousetrap; you need not to have mice in the first place. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Beth Comstock

Imagine It Forward: Courage creativity and the power of Change

From one of today’s foremost innovation leaders, an inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of uncertainty. The world will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, former Vice Chair and head of marketing and innovation at GE. But confronting change is hard. Companies get disrupted as challengers steal customers and employees have to move ahead without knowing the answers. To thrive in today’s world, we have to make change part of our job. 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