Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

• Public recreation programs including softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, tennis, and many other programs involving all ages, in addition to a community recreation center • Easy access to five major recreational lakes—originally built for flood control and water supply—offering camping, boating, and living opportunities within 20 minutes of Ottawa • The Carnegie Arts Center providing a venue for art events and growing cultural awareness in the area (including being the home of the nationally recognized Ottawa Suzuki Strings) • Ottawa is a designated tree city and is walking and bike friendly • Many civic clubs and organizations which allow for diverse interest to become involved in the life of the community with enjoyable activities The mission of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote growth and economic vitality of its membership and to provide leadership for the improvement of the business climate and overall quality of life in our region. “ “ 7 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY INTRODUCTION