Volume 3, Issue 10
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Special Member Offer!
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"Early Bird" Member Registration Offer
Live in Toronto - ONE DAY ONLY!
Wednesday, November 22, 2011  *  9:00AM to 5:00PM

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Everything you need to know to Improve Productivity Increase Sales, Profitability & Drive Innovation. The Power Within Leadership Mastery series will take place in Toronto on November 22nd, 2011. The Chamber has arranged with the event organizers, Power Within Corp., for members and guests of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) to receive an "Early Bird" registration discount. Tickets are now available on a first come, first serve basis.

See these extraordinary speakers live in person!
  • Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook & Internet Entrepreneur
  • Rick Belluzo, CEO of Quantum Corporation (Former President & COO of Microsoft)  
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  • Connie Podesta, Best Selling Author 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd  
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Member Discount:
For a limited time, members and guests of the GOCC can register general tickets at an "Early Bird" rate of $169 plus HST (a $43 savings off the regular rate of $212)!

Ask about Emerald tickets, includes preferred seating and luncheon. "Early Bird" rate is $395 (a savings of $100 off the regular rate $495).

Group Rate: A Great Team Building & Client Hosting Experience.
Purchase 5 tickets and receive a complimentary 6th ticket! Applies to General tickets. Register by phone to receive the group rate.

Register By Phone Call Toll Free 1 866 883-6568 and mention you are a member or guest of the GOCC.

For more information and to Register Online: (Enter Promo Code TO229) please click here.

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.


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.    


Lunch_learnLunch & Learn

Wednesday, November 9, 2011  

Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond Street West, Suite 100, Oshawa

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. 

"Technology Essentials For Small Business"
 Facilitator: Ted deVos, President of Simnet.ca This is a FREE members' only event! Only one member representative per member business! Click here for more information and to register.    



  Member Orientation - JumpStart Program 

  Thursday, November 10, 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
  Harmony Creek Golf Centre Ltd.
  1000 Bloor St., E.Oshawa, ON
  Thursday, November 24, 2011
  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  "Building Business Value - What Is Your  
  Business Worth And Why You Should Care".

  Speaker: Jason Kwiatkowski, Partner, Valuation Support Partners Ltd. Click here  for more information and to register.    


Christmas Wine and Cheese
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Officers' Mess - Ontario Regiment
53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Table Top Displays are available. This is a great way to promote your products or services for the busy Holiday Season!
Table Top Displays are limited!  Register today!  

Need Financing? 
Canada Small Business Financing Program

LogoSmall businesses are an important part of Canada's economy, but they face unique challenges when seeking financing. The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to obtain loans from financial institutions by sharing the risks with lenders.

The program aims to assist new businesses, encourage expansion, improve access to loans that would not otherwise be available, and to stimulate Canada's economic growth and create jobs.

For more information, visit www.ic.gc.ca/csbfp
Business Of The Month
Lennis Trotter Architect - October 2011

BOMLennis Trotter Architect, located at 168 Centre Street South in Oshawa has been operating since 1977. Lennis's practice today is very diversified, comprising residential, institutional, commercial and industrial projects. Lennis maintains strong ties to the community through participation in service clubs and volunteer boards. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood, Co-chair of the Kid's Safety Village Committee Oshawa, a Past Master in the Masonic Lodge, a member and past officer in his local architects' society and the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for October 2011.
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[Nominate a Deserving Business as "Business of the Month"]
Welcome New Members in October 2011    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in October 2011.
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Afordable Automotive Ltd.
Blue Kone Great Lakes Gas Ltd.
Catherine Salmers, Barrister & Solicitor
Elite Sports Tours Inc.
Investors Group - Claude Jeanson
Lake Vista Dental
Mechanical Advertising
Oshawa Office Equipment Inc.
Out Lounge & Eatery
Poor Man's Software & Web Design
Taunton Tire (2009) Inc.
Vitamin Plus
Woodland Homes
The Wynfield Retirement Residence
Vintners Cellar - Oshawa

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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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  Offer  


M2M Advantage: Lyreco, your top-of-mind office supplier is pleased to offer your company 10% off your first order. Call Cameron Ackerblade, Sales Executive at 1-800-661-4840 xt. 512 for a complimentary review of your office supply program today.


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In This Issue
Award Gala Highlights
Power Within Leadership Mastery Series
Nominations -2012 Board Of Directors Elections
Need Financing?
Business Of The Month
New Members
M2M Advantage Program


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Chamber Events



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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   



Lunch & Learn
Wed. Nov, 9/11 | 12:00 



Membership Orientation - Chamber Member
JumpStart Program

 Thu. Nov 10/11 | 4:30



Business for Breakfast
Thu. Nov, 24/11 | 7:30 



Christmas Wine & Cheese Tue. Dec, 6/11 | 5:00





Business Events  



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Management Development Centre (UOIT) Fall Programs

Fri. Sep, 16/11 -

Sat. Dec, 31/11



An Evening With  

The Consuls General

Wed. Oct, 19/11



Big Ideas 2011  


Wed. Oct, 19/11 -

Thu. Oct, 20/11



 Employment Services For Small Business Owners - Networking Event
    Thu. Oct, 20/11  



Let's Do Lunch - Raising Funds for Habitat For Humanity Durham
Fri. Oct, 21/11  


    SmartFutures -
Energy Conference & Innovation Forum
    Wed. Nov, 2/11 -
Thu. Nov, 3/11 



Customer Service
Seminar Series
    Wed. Nov, 9/11  



8th Ontario Economic 

Summit (OES)

Mon. Nov, 21/11 -

Wed. Nov, 23/11



Special Chamber Rates!
Power Within Leadership Mastery Series
    Tue. Nov, 22/11 | 9:00



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

Fri. Nov, 25/11



Durham Economic
Prosperity Conference  

Fri. Nov, 9/12  



Humane Society of Durham Fundraiser - Pet Calendar
Sat. Oct, 1/11 -
Thu. Dec, 1/11    


Feed The Need In Durham's
    Sun. Oct, 16/11

    Marathon for Grandview Children's Centre
    Sun. Oct, 16/11

    18th Annual Wing-Fest - United Way
    Tue. Oct, 18/11 | 5:45


Seniors Seminar Series

Wed. Oct, 19/11
Wed. Oct, 26/11  


 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 



Grand Open Ribbon Cutting - Full Life Centre
    Mon. Oct, 31/11:30


CMHA Durham - Open House
    Tue. Nov, 1/11

    NBL - Oshawa Power Home Opener
    Thu. Nov, 3/11

    Rememberance Day Service - Oshawa
    Fri. Nov, 11/11 | 11:00


Photography Auction
Sat. Nov, 12/11  


2011 Senior Star
National Final!
    Mon. Nov, 21/11



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