Volume 3, Issue 8
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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ALMOST SOLD OUT - REGISTER TODAY!!Business Excellence Awards Plaque
16th Annual Business Excellence Awards       

Thursday, September 15, 2011 

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 

1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa  

Cocktails 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:00 p.m.   

This is the premier event of the year to celebrate Business Excellence in Greater Oshawa!   


Click here for more information and to register.
Opening Doors To The Business Community! 

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. Below is a list of upcoming events to get you out, building relationships and to keep your business development activities going.


Lunch_learnLunch & Learn

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 

Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond Street West, Suite 100, Oshawa

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
"How To Make A Good First Impression & Dress For Success"
Facilitators: Nikki Henderson of Strut Nouveau and Pete McGill of Murray Johnston's Menswear. This is a FREE members' only event! Click here for more information and to register.    


checkmark  Member Orientation - JumpStart Program 
  Monday, September 12, 2011 

  Chamber Boardroom, 44 Richmond Street W., Oshawa.
  4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Member Orientation gives a great snapshot of the 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 for more information and to register. 

Want your 2011 Member JumpStart Checklist?   



Breakfast   Business 4 Breakfast
  Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  

  YWCA Durham - 33 McGriggor St., Oshawa

  "You Are The Speaker" 

  This is your opportunity to tell other members about
  your business and what it can do for them!

  Click here for more information and to register. 


 Brenda Kelly Women In Business Luncheon

  Wednesday, October 19, 2011
  Noon - 2:00 p.m.   

  Mexico Lindo Oshawa
  74 Simcoe St., N., Oshawa

  Keynote Speaker: Brenda Kelly, Vice President,
  Greeley Containment & Rework

  This is a WOMEN's only event!

  Click here for more information and to register.  



  Fall Marketplace 2011

 'A Business to Business Trade Show'
 Thursday, October 20, 2011

 Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 

 1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa 

 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Mingle with 150 + other business owners
 Hors d'ouevres & Cash Bar; VIA Rail Draw; Door
Click here for information and to register.  

Don Pitman To Emcee Business Excellence Awards
Thursday, September 15, 2011  

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 
Don Pitman

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) presents the 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards to honour businesses that excel in all areas of business and display leadership within the business community. The event will be held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Oshawa on Thursday, September 15th, 2011. The Chamber is pleased to have Don Pitman, GOCC Past President 2007, as the emcee for the evening. For more information and to register, click here.

Chamber Partners With American Express  AMEX logo 
American Express has partnered with the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) to offer a Corporate Card and Expense Management Program to its members. As a Chamber member, American Express will work with your organization to build a best-in-class Corporate Card program to reduce expenses and optimize benefits and rewards. Let American Express Expense Management solutions help your company work smarter and turn everyday corporate expenses into maximum corporate savings. Click here for more details.

2012 Board Of Directors Elections 
Close of Nominations - Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

5 Director Positions To Be Filled 


Director nominations may be filed at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 44 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, commencing from July 1, 2011 to November 1, 2011 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Directors will be elected for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2012 ending December 31, 2014. All active members or member representatives in good standing are eligible to hold elected office. Click here for more informaton. 

Difficult Times Require Prompt Action In The Wake Of Goderich Tornado 


75% of local Chamber member businesses were destroyed following the devastating tornado that ripped through the Town of Goderich on August 21st.


Judy Crawford, C.E.O. of the Huron Chamber of Commerce has received well wishes and offers of assistance from Chambers throughout North America. "The destruction of the tornado is unbelievable. In the days to come we will all need to work together to rebuild our beautiful community. We are working very closely with the OPP and many ministries. If we ever wanted to know that our leaders believed in our Chamber, we now have our proof." For the time being the Chamber is located at the Goderich Memorial Arena at 180 McDonald Street in Goderich.


The GOCC is calling on its members to assist if they are able. A relief fund has been set up to help the business community recover. For more information on what is needed and how you can help, visit www.goderichtornado.com. 

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NEW!  Small Business Management Certificate Program   


The Management Development Centre, UOIT is pleased to introduce the Small Business Management Certificate Program. Designed and led by a professional with many years of business ownership experience, this program will provide small business owners and managers with the key skills needed to develop effective new strategies in four key areas: Technology; Finance; Marketing and Human Resources.

Plan to attend the FREE seminar and networking event...

Five Common Traps for Small Businesses to Avoid
Presenter: Morden S. Shapiro, BCom, FCA, CMC
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Regent Theatre, UOIT, 50 King Street East, Oshawa

Please RSVP to email or call 905.721.8668 ext. 3290
Business Of The Month
D.G. Biddle & Associates Ltd. - August 2011

BOM Aug 2011D.G. Biddle & Associates Ltd., located at 96 King St. E, was established in 1973. Primarily, they provide consulting civil engineering and planning services in the Durham Region but also work throughout southern Ontario. They are very involved in the community supporting Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary, Habitat for Humanity and many other community projects. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for August 2011. Read full story >>>

[Nominate a Deserving Business as "Business of the Month"]
Welcome New Members in August 2011    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in August 2011.
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ADP - Jacklyn Smith
HRPA - Human Resources Professionals  
Joe Bean Coffee & Eatery
Junction Music Studio
Life Value Financial

Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2011. Shop Members First logo

We encourage you to Shop Members First! 

M2M Advantage logo.



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  

Mary Kay - Elizabeth Ackerblade, Independent Beauty Consultant  

M2M Advantage: Contact Elizabeth at 905-579-4014 for a free pampering session that includes: a skin care consultation, facial, hand treatment & glamour make-over. All members receive 15% discount on any catalogue item found at MaryKay.ca.  


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This is a FREE service for members! Promote your business 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 eNews is the first of each month, for Business Matters it is the 15th of each month, and for the website, there is no deadline, send it anytime!
In This Issue
Business Excellence Awards
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Goderich Tornado
Small Business Management Certificate Program
Business Of The Month
New Members
M2M Advantage Program
Durham College Ad


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Chamber Events



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Lunch & Learn  

Wed. Sep, 7/11 | 12:00



Brunch with  

Hon. Jim Flaherty,
MP Minister of Finance

Mon. Sep, 12/11 | 8:30



Membership Orientation - Chamber Member  

JumpStart Program

Mon. Sep, 12/11 | 4:30



Business Excellence Awards  

Thu. Sep, 15/11 | 5:30



Business For Breakfast  

Tue. Oct, 18/11 | 7:30



Women In Business Luncheon  
Wed. Oct, 19/11 | 12:00



Fall Marketplace 2011

Thu. Oct, 20/11 | 5:00



3rd Annual Curling  

"Fun" Spiel

Wed. Nov, 2/11



2012 Board of Directors -

Close of Nominations  

Tue. Nov, 1/11 





Business Events  



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Management Development Centre (UOIT) Fall Programs

Fri. Sep, 16/11 -

Sat. Dec, 31/11



FREE Seminar - UOIT  

Five Common Traps
For Small Business
To Avoid

Tue. Sep, 20/11 | 5:30



The Tranquil Garden 

Amazing Race in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Sat. Sep, 24/11





Debate 2011

Wed. Sep, 28/11



Day of Hope And Leadership Convention

Tue. Oct, 4/11 | 9:00



An Evening With  

The Consuls General

Wed. Oct, 19/11



Big Ideas 2011  


Wed. Oct, 19/11 -

Thu. Oct, 20/11



8th Ontario Economic 

Summit (OES)

Mon. Nov, 21/11 -

Wed. Nov, 23/11



Durham Tourism Summit and Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards (DACTA)  

Fri. Nov, 25/11



Durham Economic Prosperity Conference  

Fri. Nov, 9/12  



Rotary & OP Working Together to End Polio - Charity Concert
Fri. Sep, 2/11 -
Sat. Sep, 3/11 | 8:00


Savour The Season
Fri. Sep, 9/11 -
Sun. Sep, 18/11

Durham Region
Comedy Festival
Sat. Sep, 10/11 -
Sat. Sep, 17/11   



Pancake Breakfast &
Visit with Santa!
Sat. Sep, 10/11 | 8:00  



Narci Mastroianni
Memorial Golf Classic
Sun. Sep, 11/11


BBBS of Oshawa-Whitby -
New Office Ribbon
Cutting & Open House
Wed. Sep, 14/11 | 11:00


Oshawa Mayor's Gala In Support of the Ontario Philharmonic
Fri. Sep, 16/11



   Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase
Sun. Sep, 25/11


5K on the Runway
Sun. Oct, 23/11  


Welcome Wagon Expectant Mom Baby Shower
Sun. Oct, 23/11


Festival Of Remembrance
Fri. Oct, 28/11 | 7:00


Curlers Wanted - 1st Annual OSCC Curling Funspiel
Sat. Oct, 29/11



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