June 2010
Volume 2, Issue 6
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

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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.

Bob Malcolmson,
CEO & General Manager
Biz at Noon BBQ - Autofest Revs Up On The Patio!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Autofest
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, great food and an up close and personal view of some of the best classic cars in our region. Click here for more details [PDF].
Register by June 30th and Save!
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence Event

Thursday September 23, 2010

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.

Register by June 30th and take advantage of the "early bird" rate of $349 PLUS an additional 15% Member discount off the registration - that's a $102.35 savings off the regular $399 rate.

For more details and to register
click here [PDF]
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 "think tank" event to discuss economic strategies for Durham Region. If you wish to be on the invitation list, send us an email or visit www.durhamprosperity.org.
FREE HST Information Seminar

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is offering free seminars to help businesses make a smooth transition to the Harmonized Sales tax (HST) in time for July 1, 2010. Find out what steps you need to take to prepare for the changeover and how the HST will affect your business. Free information sessions continue in Oshawa on June 29, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 44 Richmond St. W., Oshawa. Seating is limited, click here to register.
Business Of The Month - Grand & Toy

BOM June 2010Grand & Toy has been in business for 128 years offering a wide range of products to suit your business and personal office supply needs. Grand & Toy, located at 150 Taunton Road West, Unit 7 in Whitby, is available to help businesses find the best rates for their office needs. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for June. Read more >>>

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Members In The News Logo

Working Towards GREEN - Winmar Open House
Join the staff of Winmar Durham at 2020 Wentworth Street, Unit 15, Whitby on June 24th at 10 a.m. for their Open House to see how they are putting a capital "R" in restoration. As a local restoration company who is hired by insurance companies to attend to fire and water disasters that occur to their policy holders, Winmar prides itself on its ability to clean and restore items that many companies would dispose of in our landfill sites. RSVP to 905-728-9380 or by email to kathychateauvert@winmar.ca.

Celebrating First Student Graded To Black Belt

Durham Shorin Ryu Karate celebrates its first student graded to black belt at a ceremony held on Saturday May 29, 2010. Although they have many black belts who came to the club already ranked, Christian Cowling is their first student to be graded to black belt in the club. The presentation was made by Sensei Eihachi Ota (karate master, ninth degree black belt and head of the Shorin Karate and Kobudo Association) and Dr. Adrian Robichaud (fourth degree black belt and owner of Robichaud Family Chiropractic and Durham Shorin Ryu Karate). For more information visit www.DocAdrian.com or www.greaterdurhamjiu-jitsu.com.
Are You Getting Good Service?
Survey Request

Durham Region Economic Development and Tourism Department is currently undergoing a telecommunications gap analysis and is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey.

The Regional Municipality of Durham wants to identify areas where high-speed Internet access currently exists or is not available to its citizens and businesses. To complete the survey, please visit:

High-speed Internet Access Survey for Business
Downtown Oshawa: An Academic Centre
UOIT Banners100 UOIT banners were installed in the downtown core just in time for the University's convocation. Downtown Oshawa is fast establishing a reputation as a centre for academic excellence with the development of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) downtown campus. The City of Oshawa, Downtown Oshawa Business Improvement Area (DOBIA) and UOIT partnered together to install banners along key corridors to mark the Downtown Oshawa University District.
Chamber Welcomes New Members       

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

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

Kibotec, Inc.
$60 off Online Data Backup Software and  $60 off Web Hosting Package (off the pay once price promotion).

For complete details on this discount and others offered by the Member-to-Member [M2M] Special Offer Program, or to participate and offer exclusive discounts or special offers click here.

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If you have an interesting news item, announcement or event that you would like to promote in the next edition of Business Matters, Business Matters eNews or on the Chamber's website, please send the details by email. Copy deadline for the July issue of eNews is July 10, 2010, for Business Matters it is July 7th, and for the website, there is no deadline, send it anytime!

In This Issue
Biz at Noon BBQ
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Business Of The Month
Members In The News
Are You Getting Good Service?
An Academic Centre.
New Members
M2M Discount Program

Chamber Plan logo

Chamber Events


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

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

15th Annual Business
Excellence Awards

Thu. Sep, 16/10

Disney's Approach to
Business Excellence

Thu. Sep, 23/10

Business Events

Durham Region
Accessibility Expo
Thu. Jun, 17/10 | 10:00

AGM and Golf Tourney
Wed. Jun, 23/10

Winmar Open House
Thu. Jun, 24/10 | 10:00

CRA - HST Seminar
for Business
Tue. Jun, 29/10 | 6:00

Oshawa Mayors
Golf Classic
Thu. Aug, 5/10

Skill Path Seminar
Wed. Aug, 11/10 | 9:00

EcoBusiness Event
Wed. Jul, 14/10 | 3:00

Skill Path Seminar
Thu. Aug, 26/10 -
Fri. Aug, 27/10 | 9:00

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

Community Events

Artist In The Garden
Sat. Jun, 19/10 

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

Downtown Oshawa
Sidewalk Sale
Wed. Jul, 14/10 -
Thu. Jun, 17/10

Autofest Kick Off Party
Fri. Aug, 27/10 | 5:00

Autofest 2010
Fri. Aug, 27/10 -
Sun. Aug, 29/10 | 5:00

Ontario Philharmonic Gala
Fri. Sep, 24/10 | 6:00

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