Service Concierge

Service Concierge

The Township of Laurentian Valley, the Town of Petawawa, and the City of Pembroke are pleased to announce the new business Service Concierge program in their communities.

The program is designed to provide businesses with a tailored and customized opportunity to work with local consultants in the areas of digital media, finance and beautification, including providing workshops to encourage collaborative networking and further education.

The first series focused on digital media at the beginning of 2020.  This series consisted of an audit with face-to-face consultation to provide personalized support. A series of workshops were offered virtually that covered further training and education on the topic. 

We are now excited to offer the second series on finance! This series will consist of five (5) workshop offered virtually. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Grant Writing
    • This session will feature a video by RCCFDC on important grant writing tips and provide attendees with a handout and information on key things businesses need to have ready in order to be prepared when grants become available. Panelists who will be doing a Q&A as part of the session are: Mike Barber, County of Renfrew; Kelly Lemenchick, RCCFDC; Heather Salovaara, City of Pembroke; and Katie Tollis, Township of Laurentian Valley.

  • Wednesday, March 10th: Building a Business with Fields of Green Consulting
    • Join Bailey and Maegan of Fields of Green Consulting as they discuss the first steps in setting up a successful business. From business registration, banking and POS systems, tax implications of a personal business versus a corporation, HST remittances, payroll (and how to pay yourself), inventory, gift cards, cash counts and a few other hot topics! 

  • Wednesday, March 17th: Understanding Cash Flows with RCCFDC
    • Join Mike Thompson, Business Development Officer with RCCFDC for an informative session. Mike works closely with businesses of all sizes who receive financing from RCCFDC. Take stronger financial control in your business with this crash course on how your cash flow impacts your business. 
  • Wednesday, March 24th: Question and Answer Session with Fields of Green Consulting
    • Bailey and Maegan are here to answer your questions! In this session, you will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions and engage in a live Q+A. Bailey and Maegan are both CPAs with a wealth of knowledge working with small businesses. Their mission is to support local businesses and individuals navigate the dynamic financial landscape and help them cultivate success over time.

  • Wednesday, March 31st: Common Financial Pitfalls with RCCFDC 
    • George Gilfillan will be delivering this course based on his years of experience. George is a business support coach with RCCFDC, and will be discussing some of the most common mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them. 

Each workshop is being offered for $10+ HST and each attendee will receive: 

  • Participation in the workshop and related resources
  • Package of information from the municipal hosts
  • Edible treat from a local business + swag

Your workshop package will be delivered to you on Wednesday between 1 and 3 p.m. via ValleyEats. Please include your preferred shipping location at the time of registration. Please note: if you are not a resident of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke, or the Township of Laurentian Valley, you will be required to pick-up your workshop package as delivery will not be available. 

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For more details on the Service Concierge program you can also contact the respective municipal representatives.

Laurentian Valley

  • Katie Tollis, Community Development Officer
  • ktollis@lvtownship.ca | 613-735-6291 ext 208.

City of Pembroke

  • Heather Salovaara, Economic Development Officer
  • hsalovaara@pembroke.ca | 613-735-6821 ext. 1500.

Town of Petawawa

  • Christine Mitchell, Economic Development Officer
  • cmitchell@petawawa.ca | 613-687-5536 x2021