MARCH 2011
Volume 3, Issue 3
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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The Chamber...Opening Doors To The Business Community!

We are on a mission in 2011 to
educate you, and everyone in your organization, on how to make FULL USE of your Chamber find and connect with new customers, to expand your knowledge and to help you MAKE MORE MONEY!


The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce works for ALL businesses in the community - members and non-members. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to become one today.  

Click here for details.



Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager

Networking Your Way To Increased Business  

Networking is not about numbers, it is about relationships. People do business with people they know.


Here's a list of upcoming events to get you out, building relationships and to keep your business development activities going in 2011..


Business 4 Breakfast

Employees - We Help Find The Perfect Fit

Thursday, March 24

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

El Stavros, 557 King Street, East, Oshawa

Click here for more information and to register.

GEatW PhotoLooking To Hire Workshop 

Looking to Hire Internationally Trained Professionals? 

Thursday, March 24

Noon - 1:30PM - Chamber Boardroom 

 44 Richmond St. W. Suite 100, Oshawa, Oshawa

Click here for more information and to register.

Spring Marketplace

Spring Marketplace 2011  

Tuesday, April 5

Annual General Meeting - 4PM - 4:30PM
Marketplace - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Octaviens, 559 Bloor Street West, Oshawa

Market your business to over 150 potential clients!

 Click here for more information and to register.


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Women In Business Luncheon

Wednesday, April 20 

Noon - 2:00 PM

Boston Pizza North Oshawa, 951 Taunton Rd. E.

Keynote Speaker - Vanessa Benedict, ScotiaMcLeod

This is a WOMEN's only event!    

Click here for more information and to register.   


Keith MillerBusiness 4 Breakfast 

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Risk Management In 30 Minutes"
Thursday, April 21, 2011

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Travelodge Oshawa, 940 Champlain Ave., Oshawa 

Keynote Speaker: Keith Miller,  Insurance Broker, W.B. White Insurance

Click here for more information and to register. 


Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 19

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

Oshawa Golf & Curling Club,

160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa

Includes lunch, golf and dinner, cart, prizes and more!

Click here for more information and to register.

NEW! Participate in the Golf Tournament Gift Bag program. Space is limited, click here for details.


For more events, click here and scroll down the right column.

NEW!  Member Orientation - JumpStart Program    

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 

Chamber Boardroom, 44 Richmond Street W., Oshawa.
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The Member Orientation gives a great snapshot of the new Chamber Member JumpStart Program. New and long-term members will learn how to maximize your membership to make new business connections, market your business, and get involved.This event is open to all Chamber members and their employees FREE

of charge. Click here to register. 


Want your 2011 Member JumpStart Checklist?   


Global Experience Workshop
6th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
annual economic breakfast
Jubilee Pavilion
55 Lakeview Park, Oshawa
Registration & Breakfast - 7:30 AM.
Presentation - 8:00 AM

Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the TD Bank Financial Group will be in Oshawa on Tuesday, April 12 to present an economic outlook to 250 business leaders. Mr. Alexander will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the country, the province and the Region at the 6th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast is presented by the City of Oshawa and TD Bank Financial Group. 
Click here for more details and the registration form




Japan has suffered the largest earthquake in its recorded history, followed by massive flooding. As the images and news reports continue to emerge, people around the world are shocked and saddened by the magnitude of devastation and human loss. Ontario Power Generation and its employees send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan and to their relatives in Canada.


The unprecedented sequence of natural events also triggered an emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Other nuclear generating stations in the area have been shut down.


OPG continues to monitor the situation through the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and international nuclear safety organizations such as the World Association of Nuclear Operators. As verified information becomes available, OPG and the Canadian nuclear industry will analyze it and take appropriate action consistent with our commitment to safety and continuous learning.


Observations on OPG's Nuclear Operations after the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami [PDF]


Ontario Nuclear Safety: Reflecting On Events In Japan [PDF]


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We recognize that because of these

events, you may have questions about OPG's nuclear facilities. If so, please visit


The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has posted a number of Q & A's that explains the robustness of Canada's nuclear technology and seismic qualification, please visit their website for frequent updates.

Business Of The Month - Bunny's Food Service
BOM March 2011
Bunny's Food Service Ltd., located at 350 Marwood Drive, Oshawa, is a family owned food service operating for the past 48 years in the City of Oshawa. Owners, John, Anita, Ted and Nancy Oortwyn operate a full service catering business and also have a division for party line rentals and decorating services, vending division and cafeterias.
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for March.

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[Nominate a Deserving Business as "Business of the Month"]
Chamber Welcomes 22 New Members in March 2011    
Aartech Canada Inc.
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AMoore Consulting
Anderson Cummins Consulting Inc.
Beanz Cafe
Bin There Dump That
Candy Bouquet - Maha Refaat
Candy Bouquet - Jackie Thompson
CLH Designs
Combustion Electrical Services
Coyle Packaging Group, Factory Outlet Store
Dodd & Souter Flooring
Helping Hands Cleaning Services
Hunter Engineering Company - Chris Ward Enterprises
Jenish Engineering LimitedShop Members First logo
McDougall Appleton Insurance Brokers
Oshawa Minor Lacrosse Association
Quality Strokes Painting
Regent Theatre - UOIT
SafetySeek Emergency Response Systems Inc.
Save Your Time
The Tranquil Garden

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

We encourage you to

Shop Members First!  

We are currently preparing the 2011 Business Directory & Buyer's Guide. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your business to over 5500 key business decision makers. For more information contact Michelle Lea at 905-433-7854 or 905-728-1683.

16th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Calling for Nominations! 
Business Excellence Awards Plaque

Do you know a business or person who should be recognized for their outstanding achievements? The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations of companies whose significant business achievements have made an important contribution to the economic and social well being of the Greater Oshawa area. Nominations must be received by APRIL 22, 2011.

Click here for more information on the nomination criteria and to download the nomination form.
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FREE listing to promote your own business through our online Member to Member Advantage program.


We encourage members to SHOP MEMBERS FIRST, so what better way to encourage members to do business with you than to offer an incentive! Please email us the details and your business will be featured in our M2M Directory!    

Review online M2M offers for additional savings, click here!


This Month's Featured Chamber M2M  Offers  

Balancing Act

M2M Advantage: 25% off the regular bookkeeping and administrative rates, as well as an additional discount from any income tax service.  A $75 discount off a Business Return, and $25 off a personal return. Call Kristen at (905) 432-6519 to arrange an appointment.  


Quality Hotel & Conference Centre

M2M Advantage: Special $99.00 Boardroom rental (over $65 in savings) for any NEW meeting booked by April 30th, 2011 for anytime in 2011. Call 905-576-5101 ext 6606 and quote meeting special SS1. Offer ends April 30th, 2011.


triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

M2M Advantage: Hire graduates directly from triOS College or host an internship...FREE! Contact: Joanne Bradley at (905) 288-3594.


White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence

M2M Advantage: $1000 towards moving expenses when moving into White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence. Contact Nancy Nichols at 905.579.0800. 


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In This Issue
Networking Your Way To Increased Business
Member Orientation
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Message from OPG
Business Of The Month
New Members
Calling for Nominations!
M2M Advantage Program
Shop Members First

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Online Member Directory

Chamber Events
Click here to view all events,
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Business 4 Breakfast
Employees - We Help Find The Perfect Fit
Thu. Mar, 24/11 | 7:30

Looking To Hire Trained Immigrant Professionals - Workshop
Thu. Mar, 24/11 | 12:00

Annual General Meeting
Tue. Apr, 5/11 | 4:00

Tue. Apr, 5/11 | 5:00

Women In Business Luncheon
Wed. Apr, 20/11 | 12:00

Business 4 Breakfast
Thu. Apr, 21/11 | 7:30

Annual Golf Tournament
Thu. May, 19/11 | 11:00

Business Events

BPW Durham Dinner Meeting
Wed. Mar, 23/11 | 6:00

HRPA Seminar -
Personality Dimensions
Thu. Mar, 24/11

Local Biz Expo
& Trade Show
Thu. Mar, 24/11 | 4:00

Local Diversity & Immigration Partnership Council Focus Group
Mon. Mar, 28/11

Power of Women
Leadership Event
Special Member Offer!
Fri. Apr, 1/11 | 9:00

A Tribute to Our Troops Annual Dinner
Thu. Apr, 7/11

UOIT Spring 2011
Programs & Workshops
Mon. Apr, 11/11 -
Mon. Jun, 13/11

Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast - Oshawa
Tue. Apr, 12/11 | 7:30

Human Resourses Professionals Association Conference
Thu. Apr, 14/11

Durham Professional Advisory Group Network Meeting
Thu. Apr, 14/11 | 5:00

triOS College's Career Fair Oshawa Campus
Wed. May, 25/11

Community Events

General Motors
Centre Events
Thu. to Sat. Apr, 30/11

Events for Seniors
Thu. Mar, 17/11
Fri. Mar, 18/11
Tue. Mar, 22/11

Volunteers Needed - Oshawa Senior
Citizens Centres
NEW Curling Bonspiel
Mon. Mar, 28/11
Thu. Mar, 31/11

A Taste For Life
Dining Out Event
Wed. Apr, 27/11

24th Annual Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction - Rotary Club Of
Thu. Apr, 28/11

Canvas - A Youth Art Exhibition & Auction
Thu. May, 19/11 | 6:00       
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