October 2009
Volume 1, Issue 8
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

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GOCC Wins Support For National Nuclear Energy Strategy
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) achieved a significant win towards a nuclear energy strategy. Over 250 delegates from chambers of commerce and boards of trade, from coast to coast to coast representing 175,000 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, debated and referred the GOCC resolution to the Canadian Chamber Board of Directors to ensure that Canada has a Nuclear Energy Strategy included as part of the "Canadian Sustainable Energy Strategy" announced at the Victoria Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on October 5, 2009.

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Why Is The Harmonizated Sales Tax Good For The Economy?
John Wilkinson
Wednesday October 14, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre.
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Durham Region Home Builders' Association and Durham Region Association of Realtors host a Breakfast with John Wilkinson - Minister of Revenue to discuss the harmonization of sales tax and what it means to business and the economy.
Minister Clement Discusses Canada's Road To Recovery
Honourable Tony Clement
Friday, October 16, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
Best Western Durham - Octavien's.
The Durham Economic Prosperity Committee (DEPC) hosts a Breakfast with the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry to discuss "Canada's Economy Road to Recovery". The event is sponsored by Organization of CANDU Industries. 
Business of the Month 
BOM OctWhite Home Hardware located at 1300 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa has been operating since 1928. This business began as a feed and coal store back in 1928 by Gordon White. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being nominated Business of the Month for October.
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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 has added a new feature to its website to 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.
In This Issue
Accessiblity Rules
HST Good For Economy?
Minister Clement
Chamber Events
Chamber Events

Minister of Revenue Breakfast
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Argo Networking Event
Friday, Oct. 16

Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt Networking
Tuesday, Oct. 20

Women in Business Luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 21

Business 4 Breakfast
Thursday, Oct.29
Wednesday, Nov. 4

 What Canadians Are Thinking!
Tuesday, Nov.10

Business Events
Various Dates 
Friday, Oct. 16

The Economic Edge
Wednesday, Oct. 21

OSEA Community Power Conference
November 15 - 16

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