October 2010
Volume 2, Issue 10
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!  Click here for details on how to join the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Malcolmson,
CEO & General Manager
VOTE On October 25 - Your Voice Matters!
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Municipal elections are being held across the province of Ontario on October 25, 2010. The powers and decisions made by members of municipal councils affect the day-to-day lives of everyone in our community. "As the voice of business, the Chamber encourages members of our business community and all citizens of Oshawa to understand the issues that will shape our future," says General Manager and C.E.O. Bob Malcolmson. "Be informed and make sure you vote."

Listen to Election Debates, hosted by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and Durham Radio News (CKDO).
Fun Networking Event - Sign Up Today!
Curling "Fun" Spiel


The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2nd Annual Curling "Fun" Spiel on November 3rd at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club. Join in on the fun and spend the afternoon networking! Don't know how to curl, no problem, you can still have fun as a volunteer. Click here for complete details and to register for this event.

Durham Economic Prosperity Conference

Friday, November 5, 2010
Ajax Convention Centre

Dianne Buckner BizInspiring, dynamic and relevant, the 2010 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference will involve thought-provoking discussions on where Durham is today and what it should focus on moving forward. An exciting line-up of distinguished speakers and panelists are scheduled to attend to discuss economic strategies for Durham Region with over 100 community leaders from business, academia, labour and government during the half day "think tank" event. Dianne Buckner, host of CTV's Dragons' Den will facilitate the Conference.
This is an invitation only event.

If you have not recieved your invitation, and you wish to be on the invitation list, send us an email or visit www.durhamprosperity.org.
Channel 12 Opens Its Doors In Downtown Oshawa

Kate Wheeler
Channel 12 Oshawa relocated and is now a street front studio located at 10 Simcoe Street North...right in downtown Oshawa..Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that Kate Wheeler, an award winning journalist who spent more than two decades at CTV Toronto and CTV Newsnet, is now anchor and senior editor for Studio 12 News, Channel 12. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations and welcome Kate!

Business Of The Month
Steve's Leather Fashions - October 2010

BOM Oct 2010Steve's Leather Fashions, located at 70 Bond Street West in Oshawa has been serving the Oshawa area for 30 years.This family owned and operated business offers a variety of services including, custom made leather garments, alterations and embroidery on the premises. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for October 2010.
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CME Calls for Nominations to Celebrates Success CME Logo
Across Ontario

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters is looking for nominees from across the Province for its 'Regional Awards for New Technology'. The deadline for nominations has been extended to November 8th. To find out more about nominations and the awards, please visit their website.
Looking to Enlist the Government as a Client?

Marketing your products and services to Canada's federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments can be very lucrative. As a business owner, you know that a reliable customer with a proven track record is a valuable asset. The question is: How do you go about accessing government contracts?

Click here to find out how.
Branding Pointers for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs tend to be hands-on types, who react quickly to operational challenges and shifting market demands. However, implementing an effective, cohesive branding strategy to market their business often comes as an afterthought or not at all.

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This Month's Featured M2M Advantage

Computer Troubleshooters Oshawa - A 20% discount on their normal hourly rate to Chamber members.

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.
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.

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In This Issue
VOTE On October 25
Curling "Fun" Spiel.
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Channel 12
Business Of The Month
Government as a Client?
Branding Pointers
M2M Discount Program
New Members
Submit News!.

Chamber Events

Click here to view the details
for any of the events listed
below - calendar of events
is on the right side panel
of home page


Municipal Election
Mon. Oct, 25/10

Hiring Best Practice Workshop
Fri. Oct, 29/10 | 8:30
Thu. Nov. 25/10
Fri. Jan, 7/11

Curling "Fun" Spiel
Wed. Nov, 3/10 | 12:00

Lunch & Learn
 Progressing Networking
Wed. Nov, 10/10 | 12:00

Business 4 Breakfast
Thu. Nov, 18/10 | 7:30

Christmas Wine & Cheese
Tue. Dec, 7/10 | 5:00

Business Events
OCCU Re-Opening Celebration
Thu. Oct, 21/10 | 11:00

BPW Durham Dinner Meeting
Wed. Oct, 27/10 | 6:00

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

e-Government Workshop
for Small Business
Thu. Oct, 28/10 | 9:00

Train the Trainer Accessibility Customer Service
Mon. Nov, 1/10 -
Tue. Nov, 2/10 | 9:00

2010 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Fri. Nov, 5/10 | 7:30

Durham Professional Advisory Group
Thu. Oct, 18/10 | 5:00

Community Events

Parkwood Holiday Fundraiser
Fri. Oct, 22/10 -
Fri. Nov, 12/10

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

OSCC Fundraising Dinner
Tue. Nov, 2/10 | 5:00

Life After Death
Mon. Nov, 8/10

WWII Commemorative
Book Launch
Wed. Nov, 10/10 | 10:00

RMG Exposed
Photo Auction
Sat. Nov, 13/10

Fibre Art Show
Sat. Nov, 20/10 -
Sun. Dec, 5/10 | 10:00

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