Arnprior Business to Business

"Every business has a story worth telling"
August 6, 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.

Time to rest and Time to plan

What a summer we’re having!  It took some time but we finally got the weather we’ve all been waiting for.  As is the norm in the region, it’s either freezing cold or extremely hot.

This is often how it is in business too.  We go through extremely busy times and then things seem to grind to a halt.  It then takes tremendous effort to get that rock back up the hill and create that momentum that gets our business going.

While it is important to enjoy that sacred time with family and create memories that last forever, it can also be the right time to reflect on what we want the second part of the year to look like.

Put some time aside to plan, put some thoughts and vision on paper and start connecting with partners to pave the way for a busy fall and winter.
I always use this 5 step process in planning for my year end:
  1. What are the areas I can improve on
  2. How am I doing year to date on my annual business plan
  3. What do I need to focus on to get there
  4. Who should I talk to over the next 6 weeks to help me
  5. Where do I want to be in 12 months
Once I identify the answers to those 5 points, I can then create a 30 day, 60 day and 90 days plan to get me to the end of the year and I can the hit the ground running when things pick up in the fall.

Now is the time to review those things because we all know of the whirlwind that happens to our schedule after Labour Day!

Let us help you in that process, reach out to your fellow members, connect with your business community and work together to get that rock up that hill.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Gabe Leclerc

Chamber Update

Helix Hearing Care hosted a Customer Appreciation BBQ on July 4th to celebrate our community, their patients, and our residents. It also gave customers a chance to see their new look now that renovations are complete!  Special thanks to the Helix Team pictured below for inviting us!

Have an event coming up that you would like us to attend, send us an email at

Up Coming Chamber Events

The GACC will be hosting a bookeeping seminar on Thursday, August 29th at 12pm.

The session will be presented by

Jason Healey, CPA, CA, LPA, BComm, BA 

Keep an eye on your inbox for more details!

 Ads for the Race Program must be submitted by August 30th. 

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

The GACC would like to welcome its newest member to the team!

Neilcorp Homes is to provide 340 Homes in Marshall’s Bay Meadows, Arnprior, ON within the next few years. The residential sub-division will include Single family homes (Bungalow and Two-Story), Semi-Detached (Bungalow only), and Townhouses (Bungalow and Two Storey) dwellings.

Neilcorp has been building thoughtfully designed sub-divisions since 1994 within the Almonte Community and are excited to add Arnprior as another option for our buyers and become a part of the Arnprior family.

Neilcorp has been awarded numerous Tarion’s Homeowner’s Choice Awards within the Medium Volume Builder category which we are very proud of this achievement.

Please visit for more information.


Phone: 613-622-7293 or 613-256-7293

The 3rd Annual Dentistry From the Heart Event helped 43 people and provided $23,300 worth of dental work for free! 

Well done, Dentistry @ Arnprior!

Monica Lyon, ASD Director, recently attended a training course to further her teaching education.  She is now a fully certified level 2 Acrobatic Arts teacher.  She received a mark of 91 out of 100 in the written exam and received the mark of Distinction for the practical exam. Congratulations, Monica!
Upcoming ASD workshop
ASD has a dance and gymnastics camp in August (19-23) and online registration is now live on their website.
On Friday, August 23, Dentistry@Arnprior will be hosting their annual Community Appreciation BBQ. With school just around the corner, this year they chose to raise funds for CPAN's Tools for School Program to help children get the tools they need to succeed in school - in our very own community!

They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and an assortment of drinks. If you have any food allergies, please let one of their team members know upon arrival.
Check out their website below for more information on CPAN's Tools for School program. Or check out their Fabebook Event Page
This year we are celebrating ontrac Arnprior’s 20th Anniversary, so we hope to make this event the best one yet! Angela Hoyt will deliver a keynote presentation on emotional intelligence and how that can give women “a leg up” in business. We are building a panel of government representatives and Chamber of Commerce members to answer your questions about business at a local, provincial, and federal level. Finally, back by popular demand, “Give and Get Networking” will be a main focus of our day and we will be working with local restaurants to develop an assortment of delicious food for breakfast and lunch!
Early Bird Registration is $20.00 and will run until August 16th (after August 16th, the registration fee is $30.00 non-refundable). We ask that you submit your payment when you register. You will find the Women In Business poster, agenda, and registration form attached. Please feel free to share the posters on your social media and with other Women in Business.
Over the past two years we have had several participants bring items to be raffled off at the end of the day to help promote their business. If you are interested in donating an item or a service for the day please contact Jennifer Armstrong ( or Chelsie Gordon (
ontrac appreciates the continued support of Women in Business in the Arnprior and surrounding areas. We look forward to another great year. Hope to see you there!
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