MAY 2010
Volume 2, Issue 5
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Works For ALL!
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce works for ALL businesses in the community - members and non-members. This eNews is made possible from the membership fees we receive. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to become one. If you are a member, we encourage you to encourage others to join. We value your membership and would appreciate your help to grow the Chamber's membership. As you know, a growing membership strengthens the Chamber's impact on its advocacy on issues important to business growth and success. Click here for details on how to join the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 27 at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club from noon to 9:00 p.m. Great networking event! Sponsorship opportunities are still available - have your company name displayed to more than 144 business people. Don't have a foursome, no problem, give us a call! Price includes 18 holes of golf; power cart, putting contest, driving range, door prizes, raffle prizes, lunch and dinner. For more information or to register, click here.[PDF].
HST Breakfast Seminar
Hobb and Company Logo
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Holiday Inn Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast seminar on "Transition to Harmonized Sales Tax" presented by Cathy Brogan, CGA,Tax Manager of Hobb & Company. This presentation will provide a general overview of how the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) apply to small business. Click here for more details and to register. If you are not able to attend this breakfast meeting, there will be three evening sessions presented by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on June 2nd, June 17th and June 29th from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.. Watch the website for more details.
5 Steps To Effective Email Marketing
Constant Contact LogoThursday, June 17, 2010
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast seminar on 5 Steps to Effective Email Marketing presented by Lisa Kember, Regional Development Director, Constant Contact. Click here for more details and to register.
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence Event
Thursday September 23, 2010
Holiday Inn Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre

DisneyThe Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host a one-day Disney's Approach to Business Excellence event.

Join your local business community as we welcome the world-renowned Disney Institute for an incredible day of learning, insight, and inspiration. This is a rare opportunity to take an inside look at the "business behind the magic" from experienced Disney leaders, who will share the successful business practices and unique philosophies that have made the Disney name synonymous with creativity, quality, and innovation the world over. Mark the date on your calendar and click here [PDF] for more details and to register!
2010 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Friday, November 5, 2010 DEPC colour logo
Ajax Convention Centre

Plans are underway for the 2010 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference. In an effort to build regional collaboration and maximize economic development opportunities, community leaders from business, academia, labour and government will be invited to attend the half day conference to discuss economic strategies for Durham Region. The 2010 conference will be the third conference held in Durham Region.
Visit for details.
2010 Carnegie Award Presented To Chamber CEO

Carnegie Award RecipientThe Chamber Executives Chamber of Commerce Ontario (CEO) awarded the James Gordon Carnegie Memorial Award to Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Bob Malcolmson on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting & Convention in Windsor. The James Gordon Carnegie Award is presented annually to a Chamber Executive of Ontario member, who is nominated by their peers, for their exemplary efforts as a leader and mentor to other chamber managers. Read more > > >
Business Of The Month - The Accuprint Centre

bom MAY 2010The Accuprint Centre is located at 169 Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. Jim and Carolyn Ouellette, Owners/Operators, have been in business for almost 25 years servicing local business and organizations.
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for May. Read more >>>

[Nominate a Deserving Business as "Business of the Month"]
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The Power Of Social Media For Small Business!
The TD Bank Financial Group invite you to participate in a FREE Webinar Workshop on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. to learn how to boost your marketing efforts by leveraging the power of social media. Click here to register.

Grandview Opens A World Of Possibilities!

To help support children and youth with special needs in Durham, Grandview Children's Centre invite you to sponsor or register for "Golf Fore Grandview Kids' Charity Golf Classic being held on September 15, 2010 at Oakridge Golf Club. For more information visit or call 1.800.304.6180.
Chamber Welcomes New Members       

Business Directory CoverThe Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members, [click here for details],
who have joined the Chamber since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2010.

We encourage you to Shop A Chamber Member First!
This Month's Featured M2M Discounts

For complete details on discounts offered by the Member-to-Member [M2M] Special Offer Program, or to participate and offer exclusive discounts or special offers click here. REMEMBER - discounts are for Chamber members only and their employees.

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In This Issue
The Chamber Works
Golf Tournament
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Disney's Approach to Business
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
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Business Of The Month
Members In The News
New Members
M2M Discount Program

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Chamber Events


Business 4 Breakfast
Thu. May, 20/10 | 7:30

Annual Golf Tournament
Thu. May, 27/10 | 12:00

Volunteer Recognition Reception
Tue. Jun, 8/10 | 5:00

Durham Professional
Advisory Group

Thu. Jun, 10/10 | 5:00

HST Breakfast Seminar
Wed. Jun, 16/10 | 7:30

Effective Email Marketing Breakfast
Thu. Jun, 17/10 | 8:00

Biz At Noon
Wed. Aug, 18/10 | 12:00

Disney's Approach to
Business Excellence

Thu. Sep, 23/10

Business Events

Info Session
Earn MBA While You Work
Wed. May, 26/10 | 5:00

Info Session
Earn MBA While You Work
Thu. May, 27/10 | 10:30

Global Economic Overview
Fri. Jun, 4/10

Preparation Course

Fri. Jun, 11/10 -
Sun. Jun, 13/10

Durham Region
Accessibility Expo

Thu. Jun, 17/10 | 10:00

Disney's Approach to
Business Excellence

Thu. Sep, 23/10

2010 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Fri. Nov, 5/10

Community Events

Break The Guitar Record
Thu. May, 27/10 | 7:00

Hole In Won Tournament
Wed. Jun, 2/10

6th Annual Peony Festival

Sat. Jun, 12/10 -
Sun. Jun, 13/10 | 10:00

Artist In The Garden
Sat. Jun, 19/10 

Fiesta Week
Sun. Jun, 20/10 -
Sat. Jun, 26/10

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