Ottawa Valley Business: February 6, 2018

More than 1 in 10 Employed By Garrison

County’s largest employer nearing $1 Billion impact
  • 2017 closed out with a bang at Garrison Petawawa. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made his first visit to Petawawa to cut the ribbon on the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) facility at 4 Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB). A new $220 million permanent home for the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) was also announced in Petawawa.  Garrison Petawawa is Renfrew County’s largest employer, and actually has a workforce that is more than the entire population of some municipalities. While it’s obvious that the impact of Canada’s largest military base is significant, some new numbers released by DND help explain what that impact really means. Download our latest issue.

Huge Value, Great Impact For Airport

WSP calls facility “a great asset” with regional benefit
  • It’s full steam ahead for the Pembroke & Area Airport, or at least it should be, according to a report from WSP on the value and potential of the facility. The report was presented February 1, 2018 at the airport. Joe MacKay, Senior Project Director – Aviation for WSP, explained their findings on a direction from the Pembroke & Area Airport Commission to delve into the value of the facility, and whether it was worth further investment by the owners. For 40 minutes, the presentation continued to point out benefit after benefit of the airport, and concluded with business development opportunities for the future. Download our latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

What Is Your Status Quo?
Looking at when people act to make a change
On my website, I have a line that reads as follows: “If you think your business should be getting more customers, then you are probably right.” I have used that line, or a version of it, since I launched my business in 2006. As entrepreneurs, sometimes the feeling we get in our gut is enough to prompt us to action, even if we can’t put our finger on the issue directly.

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Book Club | Jason Haber

The Business of Good
Social entrepreneurship and the new bottom line

The Business of Good narrates the story behind social entrepreneurship as told by the individuals compelled to create a change in the world – not just another business. Serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and anecdotes that show how social entrepreneurship is creating jobs, growing the economy, and ultimately changing the world.

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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

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  • 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