Calendar of Business Events

February 13, 2018
Deadline to book your listing for the March-April Edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Listings are $25 plus HST, or 5 listings for $100 plus HST. A great edition for St. Patrick’s Day, March Break, Easter and Spring events. Edition publishes February 15. Contact:

February 14, 2018
OMAFRA Data Tools to Support Agricultural Economic Development. Free workshop by OMAFRA Chief Economist. 9:45am to Noon. Quinte West City Hall. For more information:

February 15, 2018
Renfrew County Beef Meeting. Contact Donna Campbell at 613-432-5568.

February 21, 2018
Renfrew County Plowmen’s Meeting. Cobden. Contact Myles England at 613-582-3470.

February 21, 2018
Selling Food to Ontario. Hosted by OMAFRA Regional Economic Development Branch, East Region. 9:00am to 3:00pm. Two Rivers Food Hub in Smiths Falls. For information:

February 23, 2018
2018 Business Achievement Awards Gala. Pontiac Conference Centre in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec. Drinks and appetizers at 6:00pm followed by the awards presentation. For tickets, contact or phone 819-647-2312.

February 26, 2018
Federation of Agriculture Meeting. Cobden. Contact Donna Campbell at 613-432-5568.

February 27, 2018
Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Meeting. 7:30am-9:00am. Rotary Hall in the Settlers Ridge Centre. Education in Group Benefit Plans, presented by Benefits by Design in Kingston. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. RSVP to: or call 613-283-1334.

March 8, 2018
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley hosts an International Women’s Day breakfast. Speakers include women who have employed individuals with intellectual disabilities and women members of the agency’s Speakers Bureau. Details TBD. To be made aware of the event, contact Carol:

March 8, 2018
MailChimp – Creating Effective Marketing Campaigns. Learn how to grow your businesses email mailing list and market to your clients using MailChimp, incorporating beautiful graphics and great sales copy. This seminar is facilitated by Lindsay Kavanagh of SEO Plus. 1:00pm-3:00pm. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls.  Cost: $20. Register in advance. Phone: 613-283-7002

March 19, 2018
Speaker Series featuring Ed Arnold: The Flying Bandit. 7:00pm. Algonquin College Pembroke Campus. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Register online here:

April 10, 2018
Deadline to book your listing for the May-June Edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Listings are $25 plus HST, or 5 listings for $100 plus HST. Edition publishes April 12. Contact:

May 24, 2018
Spring Business & Leadership Conference. Featuring keynote speaker, Doug Griffiths. Algonquin College Pembroke Campus. Early Bird Registration (until March 31, 2018): $199 + tax. Register online here:

May 31, 2018
Annual Community Awards Celebration with the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing outstanding businesses and individuals in the Renfrew area. To nominate, see or call 613-432-7015.

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Community Events

For a list of community events taking place, please click here for the latest 101 Things to Do in the Valley. You can submit a listing to 101 Things to Do in the Valley for just $25 plus HST. For more information, send an email to: or call 613-732-7774.