Latest Issue Here: Ottawa Valley Business – June 5, 2018

The Provincial Election: June 7

Pollsters give their stats but voters make the decision
  • The Angus Reid Institute has put forward some interesting statistics on the upcoming provincial election. In a report dated May 30, 2018, they note that 50 per cent of decided Ontario voters say their choice is not based on the party they support, but the one they wish to block. Their latest polling shows the NDP and PC parties in a statistical tie, but notes the NDP appears better positioned to carry that momentum into the home stretch. Download our latest issue.

Tips For Writing Job Postings

OVJobs shares insight on getting the best results
  • A job opening is usually considered a human resources initiative, but it is also a key marketing element for your business or organization. This is a direct chance to sell your company to someone who might make a career out of helping you run your business, so it’s important to make a good first impression. In the past 10 years of operating Ottawa Valley Jobs, here are some tips on how to put your best foot forward. Download our latest issue.

Rural Fire Fighters Get Reprieve From Ministry

Posters result in legal demand letter
  •  Changes have occurred to fire fighter regulations in Ontario.
    Mandatory certification for four firefighter roles, including basic fire suppression, will apply to only new hires. Individuals in the roles of public educator, suppression fire fighter and pump operators hired after July 1, 2019 will have to be certified. Existing firefighters in these roles do not have to be certified, unless they wish to advance ranks. Download our latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Learning From Political Party Miscues: How to recognize them and avoid them in business

So much has been said about the Ontario election that I wondered if I should be using it for my example in this column! But if you can bear with me, there are a few lessons business owners can learn from what has transpired in the past few weeks. Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!


Book Club | Cara Alwill Leyba

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women and anyone in between. This book won’t teach you how to build a multimillion-dollar company. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, eradicate jealousy, and learn the power of connection. 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

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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