STILL TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT!
Take The Economic Outlook Survey
With the upcoming Regional Chair Luncheon
taking place on January 22nd and the Oshawa Mayor's Luncheon
taking place on February 21st, the Policy Committees of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce have put together this survey to better understand the issues of concern to the business community and would like your input!
We are asking that you complete this brief survey (it'll take less than 5 minutes) by 5PM on Friday, January 18th.
Thank you in advance for participating in our survey, Your opinion matters!
CREATING NEW CONNECTIONS!
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!
Business 4 Breakfast Thursday, January 17, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
33 McGrigor Street, Oshawa
Topic: Speed Networking Event
This "speed-dating" style event allows you to
promote your business one-on-one to each
person in the room. Great way to meet fellow members and make new contacts! This is a member's only event!
for more information and to register online.
Regional Chair Luncheon Tuesday, January 22, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa
Keynote Speaker: Roger Anderson, Chair,
Regional Municipality of Durham
This will be your opportunity to hear the State of the Region address plus Chair Anderson will open the floor to a Q & A period! Click here for more information and to register online.
Annual Tasting Evening
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The R.S. McLaughlin Estate
Parkwood, National Historic Site
270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
A wonderful evening for food, wine, fun, friends
and making great business connections!
Exhibitor space is available. A great opportunity to promote your product or service to the business community.
Click here for more information and to register online.
Chamber Boardroom Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
44 Richmond Street West, Suite 100, Oshawa
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Bridging the Generation Gap
Facilitator: Lorna Weston-Smyth, Business
Professional Women's Group of Durham Region
This is a FREE members' only event! Bring your own lunch! Click here for more information and to register.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:30 p.m. - 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.
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 also WELCOME! Click here for more information and to register online.
Mayor John Henry's Thursday, February 21, 2013
Address To Business Community
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Oshawa
1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa
Mayor Henry will update the business
community on the State of the City of Oshawa.
Click here for more information and to register.
The 5th Annual Challenge
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NEB's Fun World
1300 Wilson Road North, Oshawa
Are you up for the CHALLENGE? Bowling, Go
Karting, and Air Tag. Network, Teamwork,
Funwork...Everyone Wins! Individual Event
Sponsorships are available. Click here for more
information and to register.
Under 40 Young Professionals Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
The Chamber recognizes people under 40 often
communicate, network and do business differently. This event offers our younger Chamber members the opportunity to get together with your peers, make new business contacts and grow your businesses together. This event is only open to those UNDER 40! Save the date, more details to follow.
Visit www.oshawachamber.com for more upcoming events.
For your JumpStart Checklist, click here.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Offers Online Tax Information Videos
Whether you are a tax professional or starting your own business, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a series of online tax information videos for businesses that can help you during tax-filing season and throughout the year. The following tax information video gives new employers an overview of the filing requirements for T4 and T4A information returns, slips and summaries: Video series -
|Business Of The Month
Print Three Oshawa
Print Three, located at 7 Simcoe Street South in Oshawa, is operated by Hani Masoud. They are very involved in the community and support many organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oshawa Whitby, Saint Vincent's Kitchen, United Way, as well as sponsoring various sports teams. They take great pride in finding printing solutions for small to large business consumers and truly believe that there is no job they cannot handle. They are dedicated to high quality and will work hard to make sure that you get exactly what you asked for every time. Pictured from left to right are Chamber Director Don Pitman of Guardian Residential Services, Hani Masoud and Chamber Ambassador Sean McNamara of Petley-Hare Insurance Brokers. For more information on Print Three Oshawa visit, www.print3oshawa.com.
On behalf of the Ambassador Committee and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, congratulations on being named Business of the Month for January 2013.
View Past Business of The Month Recipients >>>
Grand Opening - You're Invited!
Felicio's Cake Boutique will host their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting celebration on February 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.at 65 Albert St in Oshawa. You won't want to miss the delectable offerings at this event. All are invited to attend!
On Saturday February 23, 2013 YoYo's Yogurt Café™
, located at 785 Taunton Road East in Oshawa, will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the first self serve yogurt store to open in Oshawa. All are invited to attend!
TIME SENSITIVE NEWS!
Buster Rhino's Needs "Extras" For TV Commercial!
Buster Rhino's Southern BBQ needs your help! Thursday, January 16th they are taping a commercial for Channel 12 TV at their Downtown Location, 28 King Street East, Oshawa and would love it if you showed up to be in the commercial. After all, you, the customer have made them the success they are! Taping starts at 11:30AM and will tape for about an hour. www.busterrhinos.com. Registration not required.
|Welcome New Members in January 2013
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in January 2013.
Back in Balance Fitness and Nutrition
- Hostick Consulting Services Inc.
- Premier Mobility and Health Products - Oshawa/Clarington
YoYo's Yogurt Cafe
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 . . . . . . .
|Stand Out Among Your Competitors!|
Membership Directory Advertising Opportunity...
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.
Need help finding that special something for your Valentine Sweetheart? Check out our Member 2 Member Directory for great discounts and coupons. We're sure you'll find lots of ideas to inspire you.
Click Here for Featured Member Offers!
Have you logged into you Chamber Online Account and added a coupon or discount? If not, now is the time. Not sure how, give us a call at 905-728-1683 and we will walk you through it!
| Contribute! |
Send us your news! Put an event on the calendar!
Announce something to everyone!
This is a FREE service for members! Promote your business in the next edition of Business Matters, Business Matters eNews or on the Chamber's website, please send the details by email. Copy deadline for eNews is the first of each month, for Business Matters it is the 15th of each month, and for the website, there is no deadline, send it anytime!
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BACD Seminars for Small Business
Wed. Jan, 9/13 -
Thu. Jan, 17/13
UOIT - Management Development Centre - Winter 2013 Certificate Programs
Mon. Jan, 14/13 -
Sun. Mar, 31/13
Microsoft Office 365 FREE Seminar
Tue. Jan, 22/13
HRPA's 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Wed. Jan, 23/13 -
Fri. Jan, 25/13
BPW - 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sat. Jan, 26/13
Grand Opening - Felicio's Cake Boutique
Wed. Feb, 6/13
SMART Prosperity Now program information session
Thu. Feb, 14/13
YoYo's Yogurt Café™
Sat. Feb, 23/13
UOIT Ridgebacks 2012-2013 Schedule
Sat. Sep, 8/12 -
Sat. Feb, 9/13
General Motors Centre Events
Thu. Dec, 6/12 -
Thu. Jan, 31/13
Events at the Regent Theatre
Sat. Jan, 26/13 -
Sun. Mar, 3/13
RMG Fridays Block Party - Second Anniversary
Fri. Feb, 1/13
3rd Annual Wingfest
Sat. Feb, 23/13
Walk to Remember - Fundraiser for Bereaved Families of Ontario,
Sun. Mar, 3/13
Canvas Youth Art & Exhibition
Thu. Mar, 28/13