Volume 3, Issue 11
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Remember Our Troups: Past, Present & Future.

Rememberance Day
Though the last World War ended 66 years ago, Canadian lives are still lost on the battle field today.The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce recognizes the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who served our country, as well as those who serve in uniform today. We will remember!
The mission of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is to be the Voice of Business for Greater Oshawa, by providing positive leadership in support of its members and business. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to become one today.   
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Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager

2 Days Left To Register!
The Future of Nuclear in Durham Region.
Why We Need A Home Grown Solution!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Octaviens - Best Western Durham
559 Bloor Street West, Oshawa

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI), Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) will host a luncheon on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 featuring guest speaker Patrick Lamarre, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Mr. Lamarre will discuss the future of Candu Energy Inc., the advantages of nuclear power, and why we need a home grown solution for a new build in Ontario. For complete details, download registration form.

Sponsored by:
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2 Days Left! Early Bird Member Offer!
Power Within Leadership Mastery Series
"Early Bird" Member Registration Offer
Live in Toronto - ONE DAY ONLY!
Wednesday, November 22, 2011  *  9:00AM to 5:00PM


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!
  • Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute & Authorized Biographer of Steve Jobs on How Steve Jobs' Philosophy of Innovation and Creativity Can Transform an Organization (Presentation followed by Q&A)
  • Billy Beane, Vice President, General Manager Oakland A's (Story Inspired the Motion Picture Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt) on Transform Underperforming Assets into Competitive Results  
  • Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook & Internet Entrepreneur onThe Power of New Social Technologies and the Impact on Business & Society   
  • Connie Podesta, Best Selling Author 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd on How to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition.  
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.
Business Opportunities Breakfast
Pan/Parapan American Games  
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Durham College Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby
7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

You are invited to a breakfast event to learn more about the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games.This is a great opportunity for businesses to hear about how they can participate in the upcoming games and be involved in the MERX bidding process. In addition you will learn about Infrastructure Ontario and their role in the development of the Games's facilities.

The event will feature key executives from Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee, Infrastructure Ontario and MERX Networks Inc.

Cost: $15.00 + HST per person. Event registration is being facilitated by the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. CLICK HERE to register.

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
  Thursday, November 24, 2011
  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  Harmony Creek Golf Centre Ltd.
  1000 Bloor St., E.Oshawa, ON
  "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.  


Wine & Cheese imageChristmas 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
 Visit the exhibitors and come prepared to
 network!  This is a great way to promote your
 products or services for the busy Holiday Season!  Register today!


  Member Orientation - JumpStart Program 

  Thursday, December 8, 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?   



Denise Alford  Lunch & Learn

  Wednesday, January 11, 2012  

  Chamber Boardroom
  44 Richmond Street West, Suite 100, Oshawa

  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

  Topic:  "Laws of Leadership"
  Facilitator: Denise Alford, CPC, Thinking Into  
  Success. This is a FREE members' only event! Only one member representative per member business!
Click here for more information and to register.    

Business Of The Month
Rockbrune Brothers Limited - November 2011

BOMRockbrune Brothers Limited is a family owned company that has been in business since 1931. In 1967 Rockbrune Brothers Ltd. became a member of United Van Lines, which is the largest and most service oriented Van Line in Canada. Rockbrune Bros. Ltd. is very supportive of their community including sponsoring many sports teams. They are available to help you with all your moving needs, be it local or long distance and take the worry out of your move. On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for November 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 November 2011.
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KAL TIRE            
Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation
The Local Biz/ INspired Media Inc.
M.R. Riel & Co.

Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2011.
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We encourage you to always . . . . . . .  

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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  Offer  

Kelly Greenway Bruce 

M2M Advantage: Kelly Greenway Bruce is pleased to offer a 15% discount on all wills and powers of attorney for members of the Greater Oshawa Chamber. 

Ministry of Safety Blitz:
Racking and Storage Hazards  
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Any workplace with pallet racking is a potential target for inspectors during a month-long Ministry of Labour blitz starting November 1, 2011. Inspectors will be checking whether employers are maintaining equipment in good condition, which is a requirement under section 25(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Another important component will be the employer duty to provide information and instruction to workers (section 25(2)(a)). For example, where workers are loading racks and working around racks, it is important that they understand the loading specifications and understand and be trained on how and when to report racking damage. Safe operation of lift trucks is also important. More information can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Labour website.

Infection Control in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare workers are continually at risk from exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace. In workplaces like long-term care homes, hospitals or group homes, employers are required to develop measures and procedures to protect the health and safety of workers from exposure to infectious diseases. During November 2011, the Ministry of Labour will conduct a blitz on infection prevention and control, focusing exclusively on the healthcare sector. For more information, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour website.   


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In This Issue
Future of Nuclear
Power Within Leadership Mastery Series
Pan/Parapan American Game
Business Of The Month
New Members
M2M Advantage Program
Ministry of Safety Blitz


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Chamber Events



Nuclear New Build - Luncheon Seminar
Wed. Nov, 16/11  



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



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



Membership Orientation - Chamber Member
JumpStart Program

 Thu. Dec, 9/11 | 4:30



 Lunch & Learn
Wed. Jan, 11/12



Business Events  



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Durham College
Fall Open House
Sat. Nov, 12/11

Road Map To Success Workshop: How to
Speak in Public
Sat. Nov, 19/11

Social Media Business Training
Sat. Nov, 19/11

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

Seminar - Preparing to Retire - The Michie Wealth Management
Wed. Nov, 23/11

BPW Durham Dinner Meeting:
Wed. Nov, 23/11

Current Market Outlook Presentation - Scotia McLeod
Wed. Nov, 23/11 | 7:00

HRPA Presents - 2011 Dine-o-Round
Thu. Nov, 24/11

Seminar - Investing for Income in Today's Volatile Markets
Thu. Nov, 24/11

Business Opportunities Breakfast - Pan/Parapan American Games
Thu. Nov, 24/11

Economic Discussion Seminar
Thu. Nov, 24/11

Consumer Product
Health & Safety Workshop
Thu. Nov, 24/11

Durham Tourism Summit and Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards (DACTA)
Fri. Nov, 25/11

Future Business Leaders Wanted: Information Session
Tue. Dec, 6/11

Customer Service
Seminar Series
Wed. Dec, 7/11

Annual December Social
Thu. Dec, 8/11

Community Events 



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RMG EXPOSED - Photography Auction Fundraiser
Sat. Nov, 12/11


Durham College -
Open House
Sat. Nov, 12/11 | 10:00

Remembrance Celebration
Thu. Nov, 17/11

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

Habitat for Humanity Durham - Gingerbread House Build
Sat. Dec, 3/11

General Motors
Centre Events
Wed. Dec, 7/11 -
Tue. Jan, 31/12



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