August 2009
Volume 1, Issue 6
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

 Welcome to your August Business Matters E-News!
Biz at Noon BBQ - AutofestAutofest
Registration Deadline Monday! 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Chamber Patio,
44 Richmond Street W., Oshawa
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce in association with the Motor City Car Club presents Biz At Noon BBQ - AutoFest Media Launch. Join us for some great networking, view the collection of classic cars, meet the Argo's Cheerleaders and "Bubba", their 25 foot inflatable mascot and join the Argo challenge. The Toronto Argonaut's Football Club challenge you with their football toss for a chance to win great prizes.  
Discount Tickets - Join Us At The Argo Game
The Toronto Argonaut's Football Club has offered the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce members a block of their best "silver" seats in section 129 and 130 at an upcoming Toronto Argo's home game on Friday, September 11, 2009 against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. The Chamber has chartered a bus to take us to the Rogers Centre and back after the game. Seating is limited so register today!
Business Excellence Awards DinnerDianne Buckner Biz
Thursday, September 24, 2009 
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Holiday Inn/
Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce presents the14th Annual Business Excellence Awards at the Holiday Inn Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre on Thursday, September 24th, 2009. We are pleased to have Dianne Buckner as the MC of the event to honour this year's Business Excellence Awards recipients.
Business of the Month 
Centennial Retirement Residence, owned by Chartwell Senior Housing REIT, located at the south west corner of Hilcroft Street and Ritson Road in Oshawa was featured in the month of July.
Wilson & Lee Ltd. was featured in the month of August. 
For 87 years, Wilson & Lee Ltd. has been serving the Oshawa
area with their musical expertise and knowledge.
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations to both on being nominated Business of the Month.
NEW! Chamber Welcomes New Members       
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the following new members, click here for details, who have joined the Chamber since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2009. We encourage you to Shop A Chamber Member First!
Member to Member (M2M) Special Offer Program
The Chamber is adding a new feature to its highlight the new Member-to-Member Special Offer Program. This program is designed to attract fellow chamber members to "Shop a Chamber Member First". Please click here for details if you wish to participate and offer exclusive discounts or special offers to Chamber members and their employees.
Display Problems With Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) 
If you have upgraded to IE8 and are having display problems when viewing the Chamber website (or any website), please activate the "Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View" by clicking on the Compatibility View icon (look for the "broken page" icon located to the left of the "refresh" button and to the right of the top row address bar). The Chamber site was displaying correctly in all browsers except IE8. We have now fixed this problem.
Ride 4 United Way
The United Way is looking for ambassadors to represent their company or organization in the ride. You don't have to be an avid cycler; there are distances to suit all levels of riders. It is anticipated that an ambassador would use their social network and hopefully get colleagues and friends to sponsor them in the event, aiming for a goal of $500 to $1000.
To register as a rider visit register as an ambassador please call the United Way at 905-436-7377. As an ambassador your $45 registration fee would be waived. For more information click here.
Media Giant Appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Ontario Regiment 
John WrightJohn Wright, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Ipsos Ried's North American Public Opinion Polling Division has been appointed Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Ontario Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) which is based in Oshawa, Ontario. His role as an 'Honourary' will be to serve as a link between the community and the Canadian Forces.   
Special Delivery: New MRI Arrives At Lakeridge Health Oshawa
Additional Magnetic Resonance Imager to begin treating patients in early September. Lakeridge Health and The Oshawa Hospital Foundation welcomed the arrival of an additional, new MRI at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. The purchase of the much-anticipated machine was made possible through The Oshawa Hospital Foundation's $4.85 million "A Picture of Health" fund-raising campaign and an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care operating grant.
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In This Issue
Biz @ Noon BBQ
Argo's Game
Business Excellence
Business Of The Month
New Members
M2M Special Offers
Ride 4 United Way
Chamber Events

2009 Business Calendar
Biz @ Noon BBQ
Wednesday, Aug. 12
 Wednesday, Sept. 10
Friday, Sept. 11
 Thursday, Sept. 17 
Thursday, Sept 24
Business Events
Various Dates 
Friday, Sept.14 

Friday, Sept. 25
DSEA Annual Conference 
Thursday, Oct. 1
Community Events

Friday Aug. 28
Sunday, Aug. 30 
Quick Links 
Canadian Chamber 
Ontario Chamber
Region of Durham

We have 
redesigned the  
Chamber Website! 
This is a work in progress and we
continue to add
 new elements
to the site. 
Please visit the
site often as
a resource and
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Published by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
44 Richmond St. W., Ste 100, Oshawa, ON L1G 1C7 - Tel. 905-728-1683 - Fax 905-432-1259