August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8
BusinessMatters ENews

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

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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
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Disney's Approach to Business Excellence Event

Thursday September 23, 2010

Special Giveaway!
You can win an unforgettable 3.5-day Disney Institute Program at Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort in Florida!

DisneyThe Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host a one-day Disney's Approach to Business Excellence event. This is a rare opportunity to take an inside look at the "business behind the magic" from experienced Disney leaders.

Chamber members save 15% off the registration fee - that's a $60 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
Business Of The Month
Durham Home Respiratory Services - July 2010

bom JULY 2010DHRS opened its doors for business December 2005. Licensed through the Assistive Devices Program, they provide CPAP sales and service to clients diagnosed with OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and in-home oxygen therapy to clients with respiratory and cardiac problems. Stop by and visit DHRS at 1335 Simcoe St., N., Unit 1. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for JULY. Read more >>>

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Avanti Trattoria - August 2010

Avanti Trattoria located at 17 King Street East opened its doors in September 2007. Operated by Tony Albis, this restaurant provides a high quality dining experience in the downtown area. They have considerable community involvement but notably are a leader and supporter in the Oshawa Hospital Foundation. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for AUGUST. Read more >>>

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Canadian Businesses Must Go Global:
Canadian Chamber
of Commerce Report

Canada's largest business association released a report calling for businesses to act quickly to grab a share of the global market before we get left behind.

According to the report, entitled Canadian Businesses Go Global For Growth, projections suggest the global economic balance of power will continue to transition toward developing countries, and their share of global trade will increase further. These trends present new challenges and opportunities. Read more > > >

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Durham Tourism

Durham Tourism - 2011 Discovery Guide

Durham Tourism is currently working on the content for the 2011 Discovery Guide. Again this year, they will be featuring events within the guide at no charge to the stakeholders. The events used in the guide, are pulled directly from their online events calendar on Deadline for event submission for the 2011 Discovery Guide- Friday September 17th, 2010

If you are not familiar with entering events onto the website, please click here for directions. > > >
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!
M2M Advantage

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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chamber eLearning

In This Issue
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Business Of The Month
Are You Getting Good Service?
An Academic Centre.
New Members

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Chamber Events

Click here for details on any of the events listed below!

Lunch n Learn
Wed. Sep, 8/10 | 12:00

15th Annual Business
Excellence Awards
Thu. Sep, 16/10

Disney's Approach to
Business Excellence
Thu. Sep, 23/10

Safe Communities
Incentive Program
Fri. Sep, 24/10 | 8:30

Women In Business Lunch
Wed. Oct, 20/10 | 12:00

Business 4 Breakfast
Thu. Oct, 21/10 | 7:30

Curling FunSpiel
Wed. Nov, 3/10 | 12:00

Business Events

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

Carbon Economy Summit
Tue. Sep, 21/10 | 8:30

Day of Hope and Leadership
Tue. Oct, 5/10

EcoBusiness Conference
Thu. Oct, 28/10 | 8:30

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

Community Events

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

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

Oshawa Rotary Ribfest
Fri. Sep, 10/10 -
Sun. Sep, 12/10

Oshawa Fall Art Festival
Fri. Sep, 17/10 -
Sun. Sep, 19/10

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

Doors Open Oshawa
Sat. Sep, 25/10 -
Sun. Sep, 26/10

5K On The Runway
Sun. Oct, 24/10

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