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The Annual Newcomers' Night will be held on Wednesday November 2, 2016. This years event will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 30 Raglan St. S., Renfrew. All residents who are new or returning to the Renfrew and area are encouraged to come out. The evening will showcase local merchants, restaurants and services available in Renfrew and surrounding area.

Come and be impressed by all the Renfrew & Area has to offer!

Newcomers Night 2016


Taste of the Valley 2016

Thank you to all of our Exhibitors and Visitors for making this years Taste of the Valley a great success!

Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Renfrew Armouries and Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.



The Taste of the Valley kicks off "Frew-Tober"

Many events have been planned to celebrate Renfrew in the month of October. For a list of the event please click the link below.

Frew-Tober Calendar of Events 2016


Annual Community Awards, Thursday June 2, 2016

On Thursday June 2, 2016 the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Annual Community Awards Celebration to recognize businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding customer service, community involvement and notable achievements. This well attended awards celebration began with a social hour featuring magic by Steven Anthony. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Jon Pole of myFM. “The Chamber is delighted to host this annual event which celebrates our outstanding community,” “Congratulations to all of the Nominees and Award Recipients.”

2015 Award Recipients

Best New Small Business of the Year - The Shoe Lounge

Skilled Trade Employer of the Year - Doug’s Automotive Solutions

Renfrew BIA Member of the Year – J.S. Wilson Financial Management

Chamber Member of the Year - COGECOTV

President's Award -RCI Relay For Life

Honourary Award - Bell Lumber

Community Organization of the Year - Hospice Renfrew Inc.

Outstanding Business Achievement - Renfrew Printing

Lifetime Business Achievement - Melcher Heating & Cooling

Youth of the Year - Arleigh Prince

Citizen of the Year -Lee Sharpe

Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped make this night a huge success including:


BMO Financial Group, Renfrew BIA, Renfrew Industrial Commission, RBC Royal Bank, Town of Renfrew, myFM, The Flower Factory, The Warehouse, COGECOTV, Metroland Media, Rocky Mountain House, and Tubman Marketing.



2016 Board of Directors:

Kent Tubman - President
Mel Blimkie - Treasurer / Secretary


Amy Rule, Byron Hermann, Dave Lemkay, Jean Hughes, Kelly Lemenchick, Lauren Scott, Scott Wilson, Mike Coulas, Bob Hall, Robert Johnston, Wayne Fraser


Thank you to all of the Renfrew & Area Businesses and Organizations that helped make last nights Newcomers' Night a huge success. We had many New residents to the area drop by the Royal Canadian Legion as well as some returning residents who had been away for 49 years! Our new neighbours have moved to our wonderful town from all parts of Ontario and across the country.

Special thank you to the Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion's support for this great annual event.

Our Businesses and Organizations who participated:

Clela Roesler, Employment Networks, Golden Age Activity Centre, Kate Windle, Kelly Cobus Photography, Local Immigration Partnership of Renfrew & Lanark, McCrea’s Climate Care, NHA/NHL Birthplace, OPP Renfrew Police Services, Ottawa Valley First Aid, RBC Royal Bank, Renfrew Art Guild, Renfrew BIA, Renfrew Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre, Renfrew Curling Rink, Renfrew Curves, Renfrew Public Library, Renfrew Royal Canadian Legion, Renfrew Scouts & Girl Guides, Renfrew Seniors Home Support,  Renfrew Toastmasters, RVH Auxiliary, St James Lutheran Church, St Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Sunshine Coach Service, Friends of the Disabled (Renfrew) Inc. The Renfrew Rotary Club, The Travel Agent Next Door, Town of Renfrew and Parks & Recreation, Trinity-St Andrews United Church, W Esthetics


Taste of the Valley

The 2015 Taste of the Valley was held on Saturday September 19th and it was a great success! This years Taste of the Valley included a diverse group of exhibitors, The Renfrew Farmers Market and the Annual Summer’s End Car Show & Swap Meet for Dad. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who helped set up, tear down, parking control and to all of our exhibitors! This day truly showed what a great community we have and showcased what the Ottawa Valley has to offer. See you next year!


myFM, the RENFREW AND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, are pleased to present TASTE OF THE VALLEY 2015! A celebration of LOCAL FOODS, CRAFTS, and PRODUCTS that are proudly produced by Ottawa Valley residents!  This is your chance to SHOWCASE what you have to offer!  Space is limited, if you want to be a part of TASTE OF THE VALLEY, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19th in Renfrew, contact the RENFREW AND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and reserve your spot TODAY!  Don’t miss your chance to be part of the TASTE OF THE VALLEY!  Contact Gail at or call Tate of the Valley Logo613-432-7015 for the registration form and details for this event. 

Want to be a Sponsor for this great community event, contact Gail at the Chamber office for more information on the levels of sponsorship.

Saturday September 19, 2015 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

2015 Taste of the Valley REGISTRATION FORM Renfrew

Special Events Food Vendor Application


Fantastic Community Awards Celebration Thursday May 21st!
Thank you to our Awards Sponsors, your continued support of the Annual Community Awards makes it possible for the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce to continue with this important event that helps celebrates our great community. Our Sponsors this year include:
Renfrew BIA, Renfrew Industrial Commission, Sun Life Financial, myFM Radio, RBC Royal Bank, Town of Renfrew, MacKillican & Associates, The Flower Factory, T. Williams Plumbing & Heating Ltd., The Warehouse, Constellation Brands, Miss Teen Ontario East, Ray's Flowers, TV Cogeco, Metroland Media, Rocky Mountain House and Tubman Marketing.

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce annually host the Community Awards to recognize businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding customer services, community involvement and other notable achievements.  One of the most prominent events of Renfrew and Area communities, the Community Awards attracts a large audience of business leaders and leading members of our society.

2014 Recipients

Best New Small Business of the Year - Renfrew Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre

Skilled Trade Employer - Layton Knight-Locke Contracting

Chamber Member of the Year - Jo-anne Caldwell

BIA Member of the Year - Renfrew Pizzaria

President's Award - Mel Blimkie

Honorary Award - Renfrew & Area Health Services Village

Community Organization of the Year - Miss Teen Ontario East Committee

Outstanding Business Achievement - Valley Automation & Control Inc.

Lifetime Business Achievement - John A. Burnett Ltd.

Youth of the Year Award - Megan Bulmer

Citizen of the Year - Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown

Congratulations to all of the Nominees and Recipients


Mission Statement

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization delivering value to our business community with a focus on advocacy, education and networking. We will be recognized as the Voice of Business for Renfrew and surrounding area, dedicated to working with stakeholders to help our community thrive.

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the year-round Tourist Bureau for the Town of Renfrew and was recognized for it's excellence in Customer Service

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Funding for this initiative was made possible with the help of the Eastern Ontario Development Program,
administered by the Community Futures Development Corporation of Renfrew County.

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce
161 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1R2
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