Volume 5, Issue 1
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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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! 


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!
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 Business 4 Breakfast 
 Thursday, January 17, 2013
 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 YWCA Durham
 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! 
Click here for more information and to register online.

Anderson  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.

tasting  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. 
Lunch_Learn  Lunch & Learn  
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 
  Chamber Boardroom
  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.

Marketplace   Member Orientation

  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 Henry
  Mayor John Henry's
  Address To Business Community
  Thursday, February 21, 2013
  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 Challenge
  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 Logo  Under 40 Young Professionals 
  Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  Officer's Mess
  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.    
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Visit www.oshawachamber.com for more upcoming events.
For your JumpStart Checklist, click here.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Offers Online Tax Information Videos

tax refund logo 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
BOM JAN 2013

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!
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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. 
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    Back in Balance Fitness and Nutrition
  • Hostick Consulting Services Inc.   
  • Premier Mobility and Health Products - Oshawa/Clarington
  • Stradegy.ca 
  • 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.
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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.

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In This Issue
Happy New Year
Networking Events
CRA Online Tax Info
Business Of The Month
Grand Opening
Members in the News
New Members
New Membership Directory
M2M Advantage Program

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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

Grand Opening
YoYo's Yogurt Café™
Sat. Feb, 23/13

Community Events 





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,
Durham Region
Sun. Mar, 3/13

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

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