Renfrew County officials have congratulated Lacey Rose of the forestry division for her presentation to the Ontario Forest Industries Association annual general meeting.
The meeting took place Feb. 27 in Toronto, where Rose talked about the county’s initiative, OttawaValleyWood.com.
The website was developed by Renfrew County forestry and economic development staff to promote wood products from the county. The site is attracting increased inquiries and sales.
Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon, who attended the event, told the Feb. 28 session of Renfrew County council that Rose’s presentation “really showed us in a good light. It was nice to sit and watch.”
Accolades also came from Paul Moreau, the county’s property and development director and former district manager for the Ministry of Natural Resources. He said he might be a bit biased, but he told county council that Rose’s talk was the most outstanding of the lot.
The website, which was created in 2012, has expanded dramatically to links to the company and product profiles of more than 30 Renfrew County wood producers. Since its inception, the website has identified about 3,000 potential new customers.
With the website, Moreau people are starting to see the uniqueness of many of Renfrew County’s wood producers and their products.
Check out OttawaValleyWood.com for more details.
The forestry division is part of Renfrew County’s department of development and property.