Calendar of Business Events

January 27-29, 2019
Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) annual conference. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto.

January 30, 2019
Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Why SEO matters to your business. 10:00am-Noon. Mississippi Golf Club. Learn the basics of SEO with Lindsay Kavanagh of SEOPlus. $20. Small Business Advisory Centre in Smiths Falls. Call 613-283-7002 ext.109 or

January 31, 2019
Business for Good: A Workshop Series – Measuring Impact & Maximizing Good in Your Business. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Every entrepreneur brings value to our community. In this workshop, participants will learn how to focus on maximizing social value in their business. Open to all entrepreneurs, this three-hour session will highlight best practices, showcase several leading examples and offer tools to help focus and measure social impact. Free. Invest Ottawa, 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa.

February 6, 2019
Mayors & CEO Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Tom Peckett, Mayor Walter Stack and Arnprior Hospital CEO Eric Hanna will be speaking.7:30am-9:00am. $12 members. $15 non-members. Arnprior Legion. 7:30am. RSVP by January 25. Call 613-623-6817 or

February 6, 2019
Downtown Renfrew Annual General Meeting. 6:00pm-8:00pm. The Raglan Street Lounge (above Santa Fe). Appetizers by Santa Fe Southwestern Grill. Phone: 613-432-6079 or

February 11, 2019
Social Enterprise Information Session. 9:00am-12:00pm. 200 McIntyre Street East, 6th Floor Boardroom in North Bay (City Hall). RSVP by February 6 to Janelle at or 705-474-0400 ext.2302.

February 13, 2019
Lanark Business Conference. Held at the Perth Best Western & Parkside Spa. 8:00am-3:30pm. $99 plus HST per person.

February 21, 2019
After 5 Networking Event at Fall River Fashion, 33 Gore Street East in Perth. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Perth & Area Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 613-267-3200 or

March 5, 2019
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce. Held at the Rocky Mountain House. A breakfast networking event will be held before the AGM with guest speakers from ontrac Employment Services and the County of Renfrew. Phone: 613-4332-7015 or

March 7, 2019
Discover Ability Breakfast Workshop. 7:00am-9:00am. Learn how the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) applies to your business and the advantages of developing an inclusive workforce. Hosted by the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 613-623-6817 or

March 23, 2019
Artpreneur Conference. A one-day conference dedicated to helping local artists succeed. Information, sign-up for updates and registration at

March 27, 2019
Importing 101: An introduction to importing in Canada (basic). 10:00am-Noon. Financial issues, Canadian import regulations, permits and licences and free trade agreements. $20. Small Business Advisory Centre in Smiths Falls. Call 613-283-7002 ext.109 or

March 27, 2019
The Basics of Exporting. 1:00pm-3:00pm. An overall view of how to export goods abroad. Financial issues, regulations, permits, logistics, free trade agreements, roles and responsibilities and more. $20. Small Business Advisory Centre in Smiths Falls. Call 613-283-7002 ext.109 or

April 4, 2019
Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Held at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Phone: 613-623-6817 or

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