Volume 4, Issue 8
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Opening Doors To The Business Community!    

Hope you are having a great summer! We are, and we're anticipating a very eventful fall season. Check out the event calendar and start to plan your September. Networking is the way to increase your bottom line!

he 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.



Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager      

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DEPC colour logo 2012 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference Nov. 9 - Save the Date! 

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 the: Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation; 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); Steve Peters, Executive Director, Alliance of Ontario Food Processors (AOFP); Dr. Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, UOIT; Kathy Weiss, Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism; and Dave Hare, Past-Chair, 2010 DEPC Committee

Attendance to the 2012 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference is by invitation only. Please email your request to be included on the invitation list.



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 

 Thursday, September 13, 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. 

Lunch_Learn  Lunch & Learn 
  Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Chamber Boardroom
  44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
  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.

Dr. McTiernan   Lunch with UOIT President,
   Dr. Tim McTiernan
   Friday, September 14, 2012
   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.  

Award  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. 
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Visit for more upcoming events. For your 2012 JumpStart Checklist, click here.
NEW! Have You Logged Into The Member Only Section?Member Login Link

As part of our efforts to help our members interact with us, and each other, we have added a "Member Only" section to the website! You can now update your own information for the online business directory, add an employee, change your contact information, add a coupon, discount or insentive, register online for events and check which event you have registered for! Every member has been sent a new login code. If you haven't received yours, we want to hear from you! Login today!
Business Of The Month 
Full Life Integrated Healthcare Centre.

BOM August

Full Life Integrated Healthcare Centre is Durham Region's newest full service centre offering Senior Day Programs, Adults with Disabilities Programs, Health and Wellness Clinics and much more, located at 843 King Street West, Unit 3, in Oshawa. Full Life Centre is very involved in supporting seniors in the community, raising money for Elder Abuse Awareness and being connected and supportive of all issues that seniors face. On June 15th they hosted an Elder Abuse Awareness event to raise awareness in the community and to help keep seniors safe. Pictured in this presentation from left to right are, Leigh York of Equipoise Paralegal Services Professional Organization, Sean McNamara of Petley-Hare Insurance, Shelley Portelance of Full Life Integrated Healthcare Centre, John Sturrup of JS2 Marketing & Communications, Cameron Ackerblade of Lyreco, Tina Dezi and Ossie Di Leva of Full Life Integrated Healthcare Centre and Robert Spruce of Computer Troubleshooters Oshawa. For more information, visit
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for August 2012.

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Big Save with MLSE & Canadian Blood Services 3rd Annual Big Save Blood Donor Clinic


Join KX96 for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment's "Big Save" at the Oshawa Blood Donor Clinic on Monday, August 27th at Harmony & Taunton from 1-7PM.  Everyone is invited to bring their stick for a fun pick game in the parking lot! The recipient who is the driving force behind The Big Save, is a five year old girl from Durham. Lily's father is a police officer with Durham Police and her mother is an employee of Whitby Shores. Click here to see her story featured on CityTV.

Donate blood and make the save of a life-time. To book your appointment to donate or to find the Big Save event in your area visit or call 1-888-2-donate.
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Autofest Kickoff  Congratulations to our luck business card draw winners, Keith Miller of W.B. White Insurance and Doug Bray of Meridian Credit Union, at the recent Autofest Media Launch BBQ held at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce patio on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Each won a free pass to Autofest 2012. Pictured from left to right are Mike Williams of the Motor City Car Club, Doug Bray of Meridian Credit Union Pickering, Geoff Michie, President of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and Keith Miller of W.B. White Insurance.

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


New Acute Cardiac Unit Opens at Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health has opened a new Acute Cardiac Unit designed to provide the right care at the right time for people with serious heart illness.The Acute Cardiac Unit is a four-bed short stay unit located at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. It is designed as a 'step-down' unit where patients are monitored closely by a team of cardiologists and cardiac nurses until they are ready for care in a general hospital inpatient unit. Funding for the Acute Cardiac Unit was provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's Post Construction Operating Program. It is one of six new units to open at Lakeridge Health in the last 18 months.
Welcome New Members in August 2012    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in August 2012. 
  • Business Directory CoverBelmonte Real Estate Brokerage REP. - Heather Baird 
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  • Dependable Marking Systems Ltd.

  • Line-X Protective Coatings  

Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2012.
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Advertise in the Business Directory! We are currently booking ad space for the 2013 Business Directory, sent to over 5700 key business decision makers. For more information contact Michelle Lea at 905.433.7854!  
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This Month's Featured Chamber M2M  Offers
Speedpro Imaging Durham
GOCC members receive a 10% discount on all large scale imaging solutions including vehicle wraps and graphics, signs, banners, window graphics, trade show solutions and so many other great imaging products. Call Leanne Lebel at (905) 728-4444 or visit

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In This Issue
2012 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Networking Events
Business Of The Month
Canadian Blood Services
Members in the News
New Members
M2M Advantage Program
Chamber eLearning

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Art and Technique Academy of Hairstyling and Esthetics - Now Enrolling

Thu. Aug, 9/12 -  

Fri. Aug, 31/12


John Howard Society - Dress To Impress Seminar
Tue. Aug, 28/12

Oshawa Business Technology & Software Networking Event!
Fri. Sep, 7/12

Oshawa Business Technology & Software Networking Event!
Fri. Sep, 7/12

Fall Programs At Management Development Centre (UOIT)

Mon. Sep, 17/12 -  

Wed. Nov, 21/12

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

DSEA 5th Annual Energy Conference
Thu. Nov, 8/12

Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Fri. Nov, 9/12

Capitalizing on CapAbilities Conference & Expo

Fri. Nov, 30/12 



Community Events 



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Tue. Jun, 12/12 -
Tue. Sep, 4/12

Free 2 Bowl - All Summer Long
Mon. Jul, 2/12 -
Fri. Aug, 31/12

General Motors Centre Events
Sun. Jul, 15/12 -
Sat. Dec, 15/12

Events for Seniors
Tue. Aug, 7/12 -
Thu. Aug, 30/12

Cones for Kids Day
Fri. Aug, 24/12 -
Mon. Sep, 3/12

Ride 4 United Way
Sun. Aug, 26/12

Big Save with MLSE & Canadian Blood Services
Mon. Aug, 27/12

Ontario Police Memorial Golf Tournament
Wed. Aug, 29/12

10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Habitat For Humanity Durham
Thu. Sep, 6/12

5th Annual Bobby Baun Golf Classic
Thu. Sep, 6/12

Oshawa Rotary Ribfest
Fri. Sep, 7/12 -
Sun. Sep, 9/12

UOIT Ridgebacks 2012-2013 Schedule
Sat. Sep, 8/12 -
Sat. Feb, 9/13

Tee Off To End MS - Golf Tournament
Thu. Sep, 13/12

Durham Family Court Clinic AGM
Wed. Sep, 19/12

Durham Family Court Clinic AGM
Wed. Sep, 19/12

Golf for Kids Sake Tournament - BBBS
Wed. Sep, 19/12

Oshawa Mayor's Gala
Fri. Sep, 21/12

6th Annual Phil Rooney Memorial Golf Tournament
Sat. Sep, 22/12

Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase
Sun. Sep, 23/12

GM Centre Event - Marianas Trench Face the Music
Wed. Oct, 17/12

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September Special Price on Flyer Distribution!

Looking to get your printed marketing materials in the hands of the membership? Save 30% off price of flyer insert in Business Matters.

QUOTE CODE: BM-September2012
Insert your promotional materials in the September Newsletter ($175 + HST) OR place an ad in the newsletter for as little as $47 + HST. Contact JoAnne for more information at 905-728-1683 or by email.
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