Arnprior Business to Business

"Every business has a story worth telling"
September 3, 2019

The B2B, our newsletter, for which, you, our valued member can communicate what’s new and what you want to get out to the wider business community. It could be an open house you are hosting, extended hours, charity function, new services/ products, etc.

Please share information for the newsletter no later than the 26th of each month by emailing Documents sent must be in word or jpeg format. The newsletter will be sent out on the first Tuesday of each month.

Social Media is something I’m sure most entrepreneurs are sick of hearing about but the truth is whether you or a small local shop or a large national retailer your business NEEDS an online presence.

Business owners, especially in small communities are most likely to tell you that word-of-mouth advertising is key to their business and the truth is, social media has only expanded the reach of word-of-mouth advertising and allowed you the opportunity to control the message. Now instead of telling a handful of friends in conversation about their experience at a business, customers can do 1 single post and reach hundreds of friends and acquaintances, or even complete strangers depending on where they are posting or better yet they can simply share your post if you are putting content out there!

With a social media presence you are taking the traditional networking and personal care you provide to your customers online. Social media is where people can get to know your brand or even yourself on a different level then they would just through a website. It allows you to share new products, promotions, tips and tricks, exciting events or announcements or even just behind the scenes with your customers, and then allows them to easily share this content with their networks. It allows you to engage with your customers and to have them exposed to your business on a daily basis rather than only when they walk through the door.

When looking at starting or growing your social media presence it’s important to start small and grow from there. Focus on one platform and focus on doing it consistently versus trying to do the minimal on multiple platforms. There are so many articles, videos and podcast on everything you could ever want to know about each platform. Utilise your google search bar and take time to learn about the platform you want to use and grow from there.

When posting on social media you should prioritize providing value, and education to your customers instead of just selling to them. Remember you are just taking what you are already doing in person and bringing it online so if you wouldn’t do it in person, don’t do it online! You wouldn’t just run up to a customer in your store and shove something in there face and say on sale today $50. You would more likely tell them a little bit about the product, tell them why it would be great for them, or what is different about it or important about it and then maybe mention that it’s on sale or wait until they ask the price. The same should go for your posts online. 

Regardless of where you are at in your social media presence keep an eye out on the Town’s website, social media and Chambers Facebook for more information on Social Media School coming this fall…

Submitted by: Lindsay Wilson,Marketing and Economic Development Officer, Town of Arnprior

Chamber Update

The Chamber would like to thank Jason Healey, CPA, CA, LPA from MacKillican & Associates, Chartered Professional Accountants for leading our bookkeeping session on Thursday, August 29th.  Special thanks to Neilcorp Homes for allowing us to use their downstairs for the Lunch and Learn.  If you were unable to make the session and would like a copy of his slideshow presentation, please email Julie at

Up Coming Chamber Events

Deadline to purchase tickets is September 12th.
Member News & Coming Events

The GACC welcomed 2 new members this month!

Connie McMahon & Associates Inc.
27 John Street N
Anrprior, ON K7S 2N1



It’s almost here! ontrac’s 3rd annual Women in Business event! This year, MJ Levésque, a business leadership coach and owner of IM Transformation, will present the 5 components to unlocking you true potential and how to preform at you best. Laura Hanek of Swoop Media, will be onsite to provide a graphic recording of the morning presentations, you will not want to miss this! Angela Hoyt will deliver a Keynote Presentation on Emotional Intelligence and offer insight on how to use emotional intelligence to leverage your business success. The afternoon panel will consist of government representatives and Chamber of Commerce members at local and provincial levels, to answer your questions about business. Finally, back by popular demand, “Give and Get Networking” will be a main focus of the day!
Last year, ontrac worked with local restaurants to provide a delicious assortment of food for both the morning break and lunch. ontrac will once again be working with local restaurants to ensure you are provided an awesome food experience this year!
New this year is a registration fee. This fee has been implemented to not only offer the same quality of food, but to also attract new and exciting speakers to the event. ontrac strives to offer a quality experience and we hope you will understand and support the institution of this nominal fee. Early Bird Registration is $20.00 and will run until August 31st (refunds are available until August 31st as well). After August 31st  the registration fee is $30.00. We ask that you submit your payment when you register. To register, please call 613-623-4680 or e-mail
This event is sponsored by, the Town of Arnprior, the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Renfrew County, and Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation.
Over the past two years we have been fortunate to have our community partners and event attendees help us “spread the word”. ontrac would appreciate our partners sharing this information to their networks, hanging up one of our posters, or promoting the event on social media platforms.
ontrac appreciates your continued support, we value community partners and our local women in business. We are looking forward to another great year, hope to see you there!
Congratulations on 10 years to Dogs At Camp!  We love your Facebook posts.  Check out this video celebrating their anniversary!
DDD Announcement:
PRESS RELEASE:  Doctors Dining Duel – Thurs. September 12, 2019
The Arnprior and Area Physician Recruitment Committee is excited to announce the 4th annual Doctor’s Dining Duel.   Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the Nick Smith Centre for this exciting fundraiser to support the attraction of new medical talent to our community.  During this annual cocktail party, doctors and their culinary partners serve up amazing appetizer creations and compete for the coveted “People’s Choice Award”.  Attendees vote for the winning appetizer with their wallets. This is a unique and unprecedented opportunity to chat with the physicians and share an amazing time in an environment filled with good music, excellent food, and the friendly residents of our community. It is an event everyone can enjoy and tickets are now available!
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:  Clancy’s Pharmacy
Silver Sponsor: Reid Brothers Motor Sales Ltd.
Bronze Sponsors:  Shoppers Drug Mart, Island View Retirement Home
In kind donations:  Giant Tiger, Kevin Dodds Gallery, Sweet & Sassy, The Arnprior Book Store, The Canadian ProShop

Thank you so much for your support!!!

Culinary Partners:  Charbonneau’s Catering, Sandee’s Country Kitchen, Cheshire Cat, Jim’s Restaurant, Lumbertown Ale House, Neig’s Indian Cuisine, Zesty Shawarma, and Riverside Grill and Bar
Jason Marshall of Valley Heritage Radio to Emcee the event.

There are still spots available for Culinary Partners, Sponsorship opportunities, or in kind donations.  If you are interested in supporting us, please contact the below numbers or by email.

For tickets please contact Mary or Mark.  Thank you. We hope to see you there! 

Mark Nibourg                                                                                           
Chair, Physician Recruitment Committee                                            

 Mary Miltimore
 Physician Recruitment Coordinator
 613-622-5763 Ext. 128
Pictured above are Darell Neadow, Dan Lynch and Steve Dodd at the Arnprior Airport, the new location for the 2019 Terry Fox Run at 74 VanDusen Drive.

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