Volume 4, Issue 10
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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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.



Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager      

Chamber Group Insurance Plan
Ethanol - Fighting Misinformation   

In an effort to bring information to the business community about ethanol, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast Friday, October 12 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Oshawa with guest speakers Steve Arnold, Warden of Lambton County and Dr. Terry Daynard, Bioproducts EDO for Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC). Be informed! If you missed the breakfast information session, please click below to view the presentations.

Steve Arnold, Warden of Lambton County
PowerPoint Presentation;    Video of Presentation

Dr. Terry Daynard, Bioproducts EDO for BDDC
PowerPoint Presentation;    Video of Presentation

For background information on the new ethanol facility, click here
The Speaker Series . . .   
Lunch with Tim Hudak   
Creating Jobs And Growing The Ontario Economy 

Friday, October 26, 2012 Tim Hudak
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Best Western Durham - Octavien's
559 Bloor Street West, Oshawa

Ontarians need hope that the province's economy will improve and that there will be more opportunity for those who want it. Hope in itself won't create change, though. Change requires action. Join us for lunch and an open forum and Q&A session with Tim Hudak, MPP, Ontario's Leader of the Official Opposition who will address the issue of how to grow the Ontario economy. Click here for more information and to register online.

Still Time To Register! 
Minister Brad Duguid To Speak At Durham Economic Prosperity Conference - November 9, 2012 

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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);George Hanus, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA); 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. If you have not received your invitation, and wish to be included on the invitation list please email us.



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!  
curling  4th Annual Curling "FUN" Spiel 
  Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  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.

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  Lunch & Learn 
  Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Chamber Boardroom,  
  44 Richmond St., W., Ste 100, Oshawa
  Speaker: Melanie Martin, Constant Contact
  Topic: Social Media Marketing Made Simple
  Grow your business. Engage and expand your
audience with social marketing tools. This is a FREE member's only event. Bring your own lunch and come early to network. Only one member representative per member business. Click here for information and to register.    

Marketplace Member Orientation & New Member  

Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Chamber Boardroom,  44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa 

The Member Orientation gives a great
snapshot of the Member JumpStart Program. 
This, combined with the new members reception, gives you a great opportunity to network. 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 online.
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 Young Entrepreneurs Networking Event
  Wednesday, November 21, 2012    
  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  NEB's Fun World, 1300 Wilson Rd. N., Oshawa 
  Come out for an evening of networking while
  enjoying a game of bowling, pizza and wings!
 This event is geared towards the under 40 business professional and offers you the opportunity to get together with your peers in the business community, make new business contacts and grow your businesses together. This event is only open to those UNDER 40! Click here for more information and to register.
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Visit www.oshawachamber.com for more upcoming events. For your 2012 JumpStart Checklist, click here.
Business Of The Month  
Oshawa Stevedoring Inc.
Oshawa Stevedoring Inc - BOM
Oshawa Stevedoring Inc., located at 1050 Farewell Street, Oshawa is a unique company in Oshawa. Their highly skilled personnel and state-of-the-art equipment enable them to adapt quickly and efficiently to any type of cargo. Its employees are skilled at many trades and do many dangerous jobs moving cargo like steel, salt, grain and others through the Port of Oshawa. Wharves are real beehives of activity, where vessels, trucks and railcars are loaded and unloaded. Precise orchestration is an absolute necessity. Oshawa Stevedoring Inc. Manager, Frank Robertson, an avid photographer, volunteers at many community events to take pictures and also works with and provides financial support to many local community groups.

On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for October 2012.

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Fall Marketplace Prize Winners Networking At The Fall Marketplace 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber hosted its Fall Marketplace event at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre on October 18th. The event was a tremendous success with great business connections made and thousands of dollars in door prizes given away. Check out the happy winners in the photo above!
E-Waste Recyling Day - Free Event!  
Help the environment and the Humane Society at the same time.  Drop off your unwanted e-waste at the shelter located at 1505 Wentworth Street in Whitby on Saturday, October 20th from 10AM to 4PM and the Humane Society will receive a donation for every ton of e-waste received. For a list of accepted electronic waste material, click here!


Winmar Day at the Oshawa Generals 
On Sunday October 28th, 2012, Winmar Property Restoration invites you to the GM Centre to watch the Oshawa Generals take on the Peterborough Petes! Winmar is partnering with the Humane Society of Durham Region and there will be various activities including an exciting Tennis Ball Toss on the ice! Click here for highlights of the day and to purchase your discounted tickets.


Grandview Children's Centre Kicks Off "Include Me" Leave No Child Behind Campaign!

Grandview Children's Centre kicks off its holiday campaign to remove 250 children from its long wait list. Over 1,000 Durham Region children are waiting for critical rehabilitation services from Grandview...these children are being left behind! Grandview's "Include Me" leave no child behind campaign aims to reduce the number of children with special needs and disabilities currently waiting to access critical therapy programs by 250. For more, visit their website


Upgrading Your Skills? 

There is still time to register for fall courses at Management Development Centre at UOIT. Click here for more information.   

Welcome New Members in October 2012    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in October 2012. 
  • Business Directory CoverBrokerlink Insurance
  • Call Glenn
  • Canadian Flight Academy Ltd.
  • Farm & Wild Catering  
  • Securitas Canada   
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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DO you want more business? What better way to encourage members to do business with you than to offer an incentive!    




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!   


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This Month's Featured Chamber M2M  Offers
AllAboutWebServices.com -
30% discount off any and all webservices!     
Buster Rhino's Inc. - free Dessert with purchase
Comptechsupport - 10% discount on all purchases    
New Image Car Care & Auto Detailing -
50% Gold Package - $150    
T & E Healthpros Inc - 10% off first clean     
Wilson Furniture - $75 off any purchase over $750 or Complimentary deluxe delivery and set-up    
Your Moving Depot Inc. - 10% off Packing Material    

Stand Out Among Your Competitors!
Membership Directory Advertising Opportunity...

Business Directory Cover Do you stand out among your competitors? The Chamber is currently preparing the 2013 Business Directory & Buyer's Guide. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your business to over 5700 key business decision makers.

All members receive a FREE listing in the printed Business Directory and Buyer's Guide. Please ensure your information on file with the Chamber is accurate! Log in to the "Member Only" section to update your information at www.oshawachamber.com.

Advertising space is limited! For more information and advertising rates, contact Michelle Lea at 905-433-7854 or 905-728-1683.

Have You Logged Into The Member Only Section?
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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 incentive, 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!

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In This Issue
Ethanol - Fighting Misinformation
Lunch with Tim Hudak
2012 Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Networking Events
Business Of The Month
Members in the News
New Members
M2M Advantage Program
New Membership Directory

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Fall Programs At Management Development Centre (UOIT)
Mon. Sep, 17/12 -
Wed. Nov, 21/12

Meeting With Minister for Economic Affairs, Europe and Culture from the Austrian Province of Styria
Mon. Oct, 22/12

One Day Sales Clinic
Mon. Oct, 22/12

How to Start a Small Business Seminar
Tue. Oct, 23/12 -
Tue. Oct, 30/12

Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA)
Wed. Oct, 24/12

Launch Pad: Market Research
Wed. Oct, 24/12

Durham Professional Women Association
Event Schedule
Wed. Oct, 24/12 -
Wed. Dec, 12/12

Grand Re-Opening - Roses Bistro & Flower Boutique
Thu. Oct, 25/12

3 Keys to Email Marketing - Seminar
Wed. Nov, 7/12

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

Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
Fri. Nov, 9/12

Durham College -
Fall Open House
Sat. Nov, 10/12

Capitalizing on CapAbilities Conference & Expo
Fri. Nov, 30/12

Venez Prendre Un Cafe Entre Entrepreneurs Francophones
Mon. Dec, 3/12

Community Events 



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General Motors
Centre Events
Now thru -
Sat. Dec, 15/12

Drive4Dollars Campaign
Now thru -
Wed. Oct, 31/12

UOIT Ridgebacks 2012-2013 Schedule
Now thru -
Sat. Feb, 9/13

Senior's Events
Now thru -
Sat. Nov, 3/12

E-Waste Recyling Day FUNDRAISER
Sat. Oct, 20/12

Welcome Wagon Baby Shower
Sun. Oct, 21/12

Charity Dinner and Theatre Night at Supporting Rotatry Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Wed. Oct, 24/12

Oshawa Halloween Parade
Sat. Oct, 27/12

Winmar Day at the Oshawa Generals to Benefit Durham Humane Society
Sun. Oct, 28/12

Crystal Ball Gala - Fundraising Event for
Hearth Place
Sat. Nov, 10/12

2012 Senior Star National Final Invitation
Mon. Nov, 19/12

Dog Whisperer's Live Show To Benefit Humane Society of Durham
Sat. Nov, 24/12

Curlers Wanted! OSCC 2nd Annual Fundraising Funspiel
Sat. Nov, 24/12

Canvas Youth Art & Exhibition
Thu. Mar, 28/13

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