Opening Doors To The Business Community!
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. Click here for details.
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| 2012 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference Speakers Announced |
The Durham Economic Prosperity Committee announced the line up of speakers who will be attending this year's Conference and the list is impressive. The 4th Durham Economic Prosperity Conference 2012, to be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Ajax Convention Centre, will feature keynote speakers, forums and interactive panel discussions.
Confirmed speakers to date are Jianwei Yu, Consul (Commercial) Consulate General of the P.R. China in Toronto; Jeffrey R. Izzo, Chief of Political and Economic Section Consulate General U.S. Department of State; George A. Ross, Deputy Minister Northern Development & Mines; Dr. Ron Oberth, President, Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI); Derek Holt, Vice President Economics, Scotia Capital; Matt Wilson, V.P. Policy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME); Kathy Weiss, Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism and Dave Hare, Past-Chair, 2010 DEPC Committee.
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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.
Now you can register online for all Chamber events!
Member Orientation - JumpStart Program
Wednesday August 8, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Chamber Boardroom,
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
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, market your business, and get involved.This event is open to all Chamber members and their employees FREE of charge. Potential members WELCOME! Click here for more information and to register.
Biz@Noon Autofest Media Launch BBQ
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Party on the Chamber Patio
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
The Chamber, in association with the Motor City
Car Club, presents the Biz @ Noon BBQ -
AutoFest Media Launch. Join us for some great networking, great food and an up close and personal view of some of the best classic cars in our region. Click here for more information and to register.
Lunch & Learn Wednesday, September 5, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
Topic: "SPEED NETWORKING"
This 'speed-dating' style event allows you to
promote your business one-on-one to each
person in the room. A fun, exciting way to meet
fellow members and make new contacts!!! This is a a FREE, MEMBERS ONLY event! Only one member representative per member business. Click here for more information and to register.
Lunch with UOIT President, Friday, September 14, 2012
Dr. Tim McTiernan
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kedron Dells Golf Course
2400 Ritson Road North, Oshawa
Speaker: Dr. Tim McTiernan, President of UOIT
UOIT achieved a significant milestone on June 27th, marking the 10th anniversary of the day UOIT officially came into being. Dr. McTiernan will address the tremendous growth and success since UOIT's inception and highlight its plans going forward. Click here for more information and to register.
17th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Thursday, September 27, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre Oshawa
1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa
The 2012 Honorees will be recognized at this special
Awards presentation. This isn't your average, run-of-
the-mill awards show-it's the "red carpet" party of the
year! Click here for more information and to register.
Visit www.oshawachamber.com for more upcoming events. For your 2012 JumpStart Checklist, click here.
|The Chamber's On Social Media!As part of our efforts to help our members interact with us, and each other, we have added social media to our method of communicating! Stay up-to-date with the all the goings on at the Greater Oshawa Chamber. Follow us on Twitter and LIKE us on Facebook, post a comment, tag us on YouTube. We want to hear from you!
|Business Of The Month
OWASCO Inc., located at 2100 Champlain Avenue in Whitby is committed to providing the highest quality of customer service. The staff is highly knowledgeable in the automotive industry and takes pride in representing the Audi brand. OWASCO Inc. is proud of their community and is a huge supporter of the new Civic Indoor Soccer Centre. Pictured from left to right are Sean McNamara of Petley-Hare Insurance Brokers, Peter Bocking of Hardiman Mount & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd., Rebecca Gillespie of Investors Group, John Fledderus of OWASCO Inc., Susan Verway, Bob Verway, President of OWASCO Inc. Audi and Marilyn Pyatt of OWASCO Inc.
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for July 2012.
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|Road Traumas Drive Need for Blood
Canadian Blood Services needs 4,300 more donors to book an appointment and donate blood this summer. Area residents are urged to help 'top-up' the blood supply at their local blood donor clinic before heading off on their summer travels. Please visit www.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to book an appointment to donate today or visit the clinic in Oshawa at 1300 Harmony Road, North. Give the gift of life, blood is needed all year!
SAVE THE DATE! Member's Grand Opening!
Speedpro Imaging Durham is hosting its Grand Opening, Tuesday, September 18th, 11AM - 1PM. Ribbon Cutting is at 11AM at 4-1333 Thornton Road South in Oshawa. Click here for details!
UOIT Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Dan Carter Awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
UOIT achieved a significant milestone on June 27th, marking the 10th anniversary of the day UOIT officially came into being. UOIT will officially kick off its year-long 10th-anniversary celebrations on September 4, 2012, the day the university opened its doors to the first cohort of students. Plans are in development for a variety of anniversary-related activities designed to build awareness, engage the campus community, mark the many achievements and recognize and celebrate those involved in the founding of the university. Watch for details to follow!
Congratulations to Dan Carter on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Recipients of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal are citizens nominated by the community who have made exceptional and significant contributions to their local community, Ontario and Canada over the course of many years. The award is a way to recognize their service to their peers, as well as a collective token of appreciation to commemorate Her Majesty's sixty years of loyal service to her subjects throughout the Commonwealth. Congratulations Dan!
Barbara Jones Honoured As Rep Of The Year!
Oshawa Welcome Wagon has received special recognition as the 2011 Ontario Community of the Year award recipient. Barbara Jones of Oshawa Welcome Wagon Ltd. was recognized as the 2011 Ontario Representative of the Year for her community and sponsor service, enthusiasm, dedication and her personal performance. Congratulations to Barbara and the Oshawa Welcome Wagon team!
Lakeridge Health Welcomes New Residents
Lakeridge Health recently welcomed 8 residents from Queen's University's Family Medicine Program. The residents will be completing a two year rotation at Lakeridge Health as part of their medical training.
|Welcome New Members in July 2012
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in July 2012.
- Bellum Legal
- Elias Financial Corp. - Heather Baird
- Harex Fire Prevention Specialists
- LegalShield - William Gerrits
- M.D. Pest Control
- Maynard Mediation & Conflict Management
- My Internet Brand
- Rice Commercial Group Limited
- Treetop Eco-Adventure Park
- UOIT Ridgeback Hockey
Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2012.
We encourage you to always . . . . . . .
DO you want more business? What better way to encourage members to do business with you than to offer an incentive!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR M2M OFFER!
FREE listing to promote your own business through our online Member to Member Advantage program.
Please email us the details of your special offer and your business will be featured in our M2M Directory!
Review all M2M offers for additional savings for you and your employees! click here.
This Month's Featured Chamber M2M Offers
GOCC members receive a $75.00 discount on the cost of any home inspection. Contact Don Pitman at (905) 718-3261.
GOCC members receive 20% off for six months when you pre-pay or 25% off for a year when you pre-pay. Call 1-866-876-8464 for details. Already a Constant Contact customer? Call 866 289-2101 to take advantage of this member benefit. Visit www.constantcontact.com
| Grow your Business with Owner and Employee Development|
today to learn more about the online education and training programs, and remember, Chamber Members receive a 15% discount on all purchases!
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BPW Durham - Let's Keep In Touch Summer Social!
Wed. Aug, 22/12
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - Speedpro Imaging
Tue. Sep, 18/12
UOIT Homecoming - Sponsor the Celebration
Thu. Sep, 20/12 -
Thu. Sep, 20/12
An Audience with General
Rick Hillier - "Leadership in Tough Times"
Tue. Sep, 25/12
Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA)
Wed. Oct, 24/12
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Fri. Nov, 9/12
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All Summer Long
Mon. Jul, 2/12 -
Fri. Aug, 31/12
Sun. Jul, 15/12 -
Sat. Dec, 15/12
Events for Seniors
Tue. Aug, 7/12 -
Thu. Aug, 30/12
Celebrity Golf Classic
Mon. Aug, 13/12
Frontenac Youth Services 7th Annual Best Ball Golf Tournament
Wed. Aug, 22/12
Ride 4 United Way
Sun. Aug, 26/12
Durham Family Court Clinic Charity Golf Classic
Mon. Aug, 27/12
Ontario Police Memorial
Wed. Aug, 29/12
10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Habitat For Humanity Durham
Thu. Sep, 6/12
5th Annual Bobby Baun
Thu. Sep, 6/12
Oshawa Rotary Ribfest
Fri. Sep, 7/12 -
Sun. Sep, 9/12
Sat. Sep, 8/12 -
Sat. Feb, 9/13
Tee Off To End MS -
Thu. Sep, 13/12
6th Annual Phil Rooney Memorial Golf Tournament
Sat. Sep, 22/12
Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase
Sun. Sep, 23/12
Welcome Wagon Baby Shower
Sun. Oct, 21/12
Crystal Ball Gala - Fundraising Event for
Sat. Nov, 10/12
Cesar Millan Live Trust Your Instincts Tour 2012
Sat. Nov, 24/12