LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Tanya Hanson-Rocca (October 2022)

Hello Chamber Members

As the voice of business in the Oromocto area, we are here to serve your business needs and to help you prosper. The OACC is built on a culture that our members are our customers, and everything we do is focused on delivering value for our membership.

Our Mission is based on three pillars:

ADVOCATE - We are actively advocating on behalf of business by listening to their concerns and challenges and working with all levels of government to ensure they are aware and responding to obstacles they are facing

BENEFITS - We have a variety of benefits for our members such as group insurance, opportunities to promote your business, and education on a range of business and leadership topics.

CONNECT - We host stimulating events with expert speakers and community leaders, Business After Hours, Breakfast events, and socials. Our goal is to create a fun and engaging experience where you can interact with other businesses and learn from each other, while developing new relationships to expand your network.

We would be honoured to connect with you to better understand your unique business needs and introduce you into our thriving business network.

Thank you very much,

Tanya Hanson Rocca

President
Roblynn Home Hardware
257 Restigouche Road
Oromocto, N.B.
E2V 2H1
Store 3199-6
Phone 506-446-6824 ext 6,2
Cell 506-461-7787

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Member To Member Discount Program
  • Facebook page and website where you can post events or other issues relevant to the membership
  • Chamber Group Dental / Medical Insurance Plan
  • Discounted Visa / MasterCard Merchant Rate
  • Lunch & Learn Networking Events
  • Annual Awards Dinner
  • Gasoline Discount Program
  • Website Listing
  • Tax Deduction
  • Membership with the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership with the New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
  • 1 Year Complimentary Subscription to Progress Magazine
  • UPS Members Benefit Program – 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377)

To become a member of the Chamber please complete the Membership Application Form

and email to The Oromocto Chamber of Commerce

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Information to Businesses

 

What Are O’Dollars?

O’Dollars are universal “gift certificates” that can be used just like cash at participating OACC member businesses.  O’Dollars are a way in which communities can support local businesses and the Oromocto community.  ODOLLARS DO NOT EXPIRE!

What do O’Dollars look like?

O’Dollars look like actual dollars and will have an OACC Seal affixed to each dollar.  O’Dollars come in denominations of $5, $10, $20, and $50.   (See image above.)
It is important that all staff who handle purchases be aware of your individual process for accepting O’Dollars to avoid confusion when customers present O’Dollars as cash for their purchases.

How and when will my business be reimbursed for O’Dollars that have been used at my establishment?
Participating merchants will be reimbursed at face value for the O’Dollars they have on hand.  At the end of every month, businesses will complete the O’Dollars Reimbursement Form.  The form is to be emailed to the attention of Debbie Percival at oromoctochamber@nb.aibn.com.  The OACC will then arrange for a Chamber representative to collect the O’Dollars on hand and provide reimbursement via e-transfer or cheque.

What if my small business needs to be reimbursed prior to the end of the month?
If your business needs to be reimbursed prior to month end, please email Debbie Percival at oromoctochamber@nb.aibn.com.

Who can participate in this program?
Businesses that elect to participate in the O’Dollars program must be members of the Oromocto & Area Chamber of Commerce.

How will customers know that my business accepts O’Dollars?
Each participating business will be provided with door decals and information cards that they can place at or near the cash.  Participating businesses will be listed on the OACC website, Facebook page, and newsletter.  Businesses will also be highlighted during the O’Dollars launch.  Participating businesses are asked to pick up their information cards and door decals at The Oromocto Galleria at 291 Restigouche Road, Oromocto.

Information to Customers

 

What Are O'Dollars?

O’Dollars are universal “gift certificates” that can be used just like cash at participating Oromocto businesses.  O’Dollars are a way in which communities can support local businesses and the Oromocto community.  For individuals or businesses looking for the perfect gift for that birthday, wedding, housewarming, graduation, thank you, or staff appreciation, O’Dollars are perfect.

Where Can I Buy O'Dollars?

O’Dollars can be purchased year-round at the Oromocto Galleria.

What do O’Dollars look like?

O’Dollars look like actual dollars and will have an OACC Seal affixed to each dollar.  O’Dollars come in denominations of $5, $10, $20, and $50.

How will I know which business accepts O’Dollars?

Each participating business will be provided with a decal for their door and an information card that they will place at or near the cash.  Participating businesses will be listed on the OACC website and OACC Facebook page.

How often will there be an O’Dollars “sale”?

The OACC hopes to offer an O’Dollars sale at different times during the year.

Participating Businesses

 

The OACC has made every attempt to include all participating OACC member businesses in the O'Dollar campaign.  If your business is not listed below and you would like to be added as a business that accepts O'Dollars, please forward an email to the attention of Debbie Percival at oromoctochamber@nb.aibn.com.

O'Dollars can be reimbursed at the following Oromocto businesses:

Canadian Tire Oromocto

Carl G Wargaming Inc.

CB Warren's Auto Care

Cheese Curds/Habaneros Oromocto

Days Inn Oromocto

Decal Dude & Sons

Liberty Tax Oromocto

McDonald's Oromocto

Mingler's Restaurant & Pub

Model Town Auto Service Inc.

Oromocto & Area SPCA

Oromocto Food & Clothing Bank

Oromocto Galleria

Phil’s Auto & Recreation

Pizza Delight Oromocto

Pizza Twice Oromocto

Roblynn Home Hardware

Scholtens Oromocto Ltd.

Shoppers Drug Mart

Sobeys Oromocto

Vogue Optical Oromocto

OACC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The OACC 2023 $1000.00 Scholarship was awarded to Chloe Kellar, Oromocto High School.

The OACC Scholarship is designed to encourage entrepreneurial spirit in students at Oromocto High School (OHS) and recognize deserving individuals.  The Oromocto & Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) awards an annual scholarship in the amount of $1000 to one outstanding graduating OHS student.  Students must currently be in their grade 12 year and planning to graduate.  Judging is based on a combination of factors, including financial need, student leadership, community involvement and academic ability.  In addition, the winning student will receive official recognition at the OACC’s Business Awards Dinner which is held each year.

Scholarship Application

The deadline for applications is May 31 of each year.

OACC BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Each year, the Oromocto & Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) is pleased to offer three awards which recognize significant contributions to the Oromocto area.   2024 Award winners will be recognized at the annual Business Awards Dinner taking place on May 9, 2024. The three awards are:

  • Small Business Excellence Award. Recognizes a business with 10 or fewer employees, including the owner(s). The business has been operational and completed five or more fiscal years at the time of the nomination deadline. Eligible businesses include (but are not limited to) independent businesses, franchise businesses, and corporate businesses. (Company or Person) – The business must have been active for two years minimum.
  • Large Business Excellence Award. Recognizes a business with over ten employees, including the owner(s). The business has been operational and completed five or more fiscal years at the time of the nomination deadline. Eligible businesses include (but are not limited to) independent businesses, franchise businesses, and corporate businesses.
  • New Business Excellence Award. The New Business Award recognizes a business that has been operational and completed one fiscal year and up to five fiscal years at the time of the nomination deadline. Eligible businesses include (but are not limited to) independent businesses, franchise businesses, and corporate businesses.

The OACC will judge the nominees on the criteria listed below; however, welcomes other identified attributes which you believe make the business or community member stand out above others.  All nominations will be considered.

Criteria for Award Nominees to include:

  • 1 Significant business accomplishments
  • 2 Involvement in the local community and/or local charities
  • 3 Contribution and support to local business(es)
  • 4 Environmentally conscious

If you know a deserving business or community member for our 2023 Award, please complete the OACC Business Excellence Nomination Form and email to oromoctochamber@nb.aibn.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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OACC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION FORM

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Tanya Hanson Rocca

President

Roblynn Home Hardware

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Director

Ignite

Kelly M

Kelly Murdock

Director

Royal Lepage Atlantic

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Megan Beauchamp

Director

Military Family Resource Centre

Tanya Quesnelle

Tanya Quesnelle

Vice President

Stingray Radio

 

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Jill Drummond

Director

Mortgages by Jill

Gary Wager

Gary Wager

Director

McDonalds (McDonald Ave)

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Rodd Abdallah

Treasurer

Scotiabank

 

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Bill Hickey

Director

Pizza Twice

Cathy White

Cathy White

Director

Carl G Wargaming

Marty Forsythe

Marty Forsythe

Past President

Sun Life

 

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Bryan McLean

Director

Cut Rite Lawn Services

Lorraine Dawe

Lorraine Dawe

Town Liaison

Ward 1 Councillor

MEMBERSHIP

WHAT CAN THE OACC DO FOR YOU?

The OACC serves the Oromocto area as a non-profit professional organization.  We believe that there is enormous strength in unity and great benefit to be gained in the exchange of information and ideas.  The OACC is proud to sponsor events throughout the year to help support local businesses and the community at large.  Our popular events provide our members with an opportunity to network, no matter what their schedule allows.

As a member you will have the opportunity take advantage of many membership benefit programs, including:

o   Group Insurance Benefits.

o   Preferred rates on the electronic processing.

o   Fuel discounts.

o   Program for payroll services.

o   Discounted Visa/MasterCard Merchant rates.

o   Home, auto and travel insurance.

o   Protection of your business with cyber security solutions including D-Zone and Domain Lock.

o   Member Business Savings Programs:

o   Up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire product line.

o   Discounts with the UPS Savings Program.

o    Your business may participate in the OACC O’Dollars Program.

o   Your business information will be added to the OACC website.

o   You will be added to our monthly OACC newsletter contact list and receive monthly updates on promotions, chamber news, and upcoming events.

o   You will be added to our OACC email contact list and receive information/personal invitations to events.

o   You can promote your business and/or upcoming event on the OACC Facebook Page, on the OACC website, and in the monthly newsletter.

o   Group Insurance Benefits.You can co-host a networking event (Business over Breakfast / Business after Hours / Lunch and Learn).

o   Group Insurance Benefits.You will receive an invitation to the OACC Annual Business Awards Dinner to recognize local businesses and community members.

Have Questions? We Have Answers.

Contact us today for any questions regarding membership or general information about the Oromocto & Area Chamber of Commerce.

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