November 2009
Volume 1, Issue 9
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Business Matters E-News! Do you have news...we want to hear from you! We have several ways to help you promote your business to Chamber members and business leaders in the community, however it all starts with communication from you. 
3rd Public Meeting
Consolidation and/or Closure of Donevan Collegiate - Eastdale Collegiate by East Oshawa Secondary School ARC Committee.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dr. FJ Donevan Collegiate
250 Harmony Road South, Oshawa

Purpose of the meeting is to review the proposed accommodation scenario(s) regarding the potential amalgamation or closure of Donevan and/or Eastdale Collegiate.
Plan of Action Community Meeting
Monday November 30, 2009
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Westminister United Church
1850 Rossland Road West ,Whitby, Ontario
Mr. Paul Cloutier, Director of Income and Employment Supports at Region of Durham stated that their Social Services Department has reported an increase of 16.2% in those requesting assistance between July 2008 and July 2009. There are many in our community who are experiencing significant challenges due to the difficult financial situation in Ontario. We are hoping that our community will support those needing assistance. To that end, we have arranged a meeting to discuss suggestions and form a plan of action. Your attendance and input would be greatly appreciated.
Please RSVP to Christine Elliott, MPP, Whitby-Oshawa at 905-430-1141 or by email to
Christmas Wine and Cheese
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Officers' Mess - Ontario Regiment

Book a table top display...this is a great way to promote your products or services for the busy Holiday Season! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, non-perishable food item or toiletry item for donation to local charities. The event is sponsored by Ontario Motor Sales.

[ Register today! ]
Power of WomenThe internationally acclaimed Power of Women event will take place in Toronto, ON on Monday November 30th, 2009. The event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre form 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

The event organizers, Power Within Inc have arranged a registration discount for members and guests of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC). Register today because this event will sell out!
 [Click here for details].
Wrap yourself in Red this Holiday Season

Chamber of Commerce members - did you know?
71% of Canadians state they would purchase or use the services of a company supporting the blood program.  (Ipsos Reid) This year, show Durham Region your company cares by sharing your health and vitality through blood donation. Foster life-saving goodwill among employees when you give blood together as a Canadian Blood Services' Partners for Life team. To learn more, call Janine Smith, 905-579-6138  or visit
Business of the Month - CIBC
BOM Nov2009 CIBC At CIBC, "For What Matters" is their slogan and at the branch located at 419 King Street East, Oshawa Centre, it is quite evident that what matters is their clients!  Their customer service is exceptional. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being nominated Business of the Month for November.
Members in the News...PROJECT PINK
Darryl Koster is getting ready to dye his hair PINK!! From November 13th to December 18th Buster Rhino's will be holding a "Project Pink" fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Society, in conjunction with several other business's and people in Ontario. Visit Buster Rhino's and grab a sandwich for the cause.
[Click here for details!]
Member to Member (M2M) Special Offer Program
The Chamber has added a new feature to its website to highlight the 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.
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!
In This Issue
Christmas Wine and Cheese
Power of Women
"Partners for Life"
Business Of The Month
"Project Pink"
M2M Special Offers
New Members
Chamber Events

Business 4 Breakfast
Thu. Nov, 26 | 7:30

Christmas Wine and Cheese
Tue. Dec, 8 | 5:00

Regional Chair Breakfast
Thu. Jan, 21 | 7:30

Business Events
Various Dates 

Martial Arts Seminar
Fri. Nov, 20 | 7:00

BPW Durham Dinner
Wed. Nov, 25 | 6:00

Community Events
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Thu. Nov, 19 | 6:45

Santa's Parade of Lights
Sat. Nov, 21 | 6:00

Midnight Madness
Sat. Nov, 21/09 | 6:00

CP Holiday Train
Mon. Nov, 30 | 8:30
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Ontario Chamber
Region of Durham

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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