Volume 3, Issue 9
BusinessMatters ENews
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Durham Groups to Host Live Election Debate  
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Debate will be broadcast live 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
on CKDO 107.7FM / 1580AM

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in a continuing effort to keep the electorate informed, the Durham Region Association of REALTORS®, Durham Region Home Builders' Association and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with Durham Radio Inc., owner of CKDO Radio to host a Provincial Election Debate for the Oshawa, Durham and Whitby/Oshawa ridings. The candidates from the three ridings will be invited to attend and state their platforms and debate the issues of concern to the business community.
Have a question you want answered at the debate? Click here to email your question. The moderator is Don Pitman, local media host and Past President of the Greater Oshawa Chamber. Panelists include members of the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® ®, Durham Region Home Builders' Association and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
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2012 GOCC 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. 

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, October 12, 2011  

Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond Street West, Suite 100, Oshawa

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
 "Business Owners - Are You Prepared For An Audit?"
It is not a matter of if, but when you will be audited - are you ready for yours? Facilitator Kevin Melnichuk, Chartered Accountant, will show you how to be prepared. This is a FREE members' only event! A FREE lunch will be provided! Only one member representative per member business! Click here for more information and to register.    


checkmark  Member Orientation - JumpStart Program 
  Thursday, October 13, 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 to register.   


curling  3rd Annual Curling Funspiel
  Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
  160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa
  11:30 a.m.- LUNCH; 12:30 p.m.-1st Draw
Great Networking Event. Don't know how to curl, no problem! Come out and learn or cheer a team on! Price includes two (2) four end games of curling, light lunch and one (1) complimentary drink ticket. Click here for information and to register.   

Call For Nominations
Durham Art o
f Transition Creative Awards   

Deadline for Nominations: October 7, 2011 

Art Of Transition Awards


Do you know a gifted artist, enthralling entertainer, inspiring writer, excellent corporate citizen, motivated small business or environmental superstar who is making a difference in the community? Perhaps you are one yourself! Honour an individual or business with a Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards. The deadline to nominate is October 7, 2011, with awards being presented on November 25 in conjunction with the Durham Tourism Summit. For more information, visit
Business Of The Month
Kelly Greenway Bruce - September 2011

BOM Sept 2011Kelly Greenway Bruce, located at 114 King Street East was founded in 1956 by Terence V. Kelly, Q.C. The Oshawa office is located in a century home in downtown Oshawa with a second location in Lindsay. The Kelly Greenway Bruce team is very community minded and in the past two years has actively participated in the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce "Food & Toy Drive", donating an abundance of toys that were sent to The Simcoe Hall Settlement House. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for September 2011.
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Welcome New Members in September 2011    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in September 2011.
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4Refuel Canada
Allstate Insurance Canada
Bakery Machinery.Net
Cleanpipe Technology
Oasis Animal Rescue & Education Centre
The Royce Group

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! 

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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  

Life Value Financial

M2M Advantage: New clients that are members of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce can receive a personal Will (last will and testament) prepared for FREE. To enjoy this superb estate planning benefit, please contact Glendon Robinson by telephone at 905-240-2074 or by email.   


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Announce something to everyone!


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
Live Election Debat
Nominations -2012 Board Of Directors Elections
Call For Nominations
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. Oct, 12/11

Membership Orientation - Chamber Member
JumpStart Program

 Thu. Oct, 13/11 | 4:30



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 


3rd Annual Curling
"Fun" Spiel
Wed. Nov, 2/11   



Business Events  



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Management Development Centre (UOIT) Fall Programs

Fri. Sep, 16/11 -

Sat. Dec, 31/11


Grand Opening -
Out Lounge & Eatery
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  



Nomination Deadline - Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards
Fri. Oct, 7/11

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

5K on the Runway
Sun. Oct, 23/11

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

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

Corporate Volunteer
Teams Needed -
Annual Fall Yard
Cleanup Day
Sat. Oct, 29/11

Photography Auction
Sat. Nov, 12/11



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