APRIL 2013
Volume 5, Issue 4
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Hotel and Conference Centre Coming to Downtown Oshawa  
Oshawa Hotel RenderingThe City of Oshawa and developer Abdul Rehman are pleased to announce that a Holiday Inn Express hotel and conference centre will be coming to downtown Oshawa. The new hotel and conference centre will be located on the corner of Simcoe Street North and Richmond Street East (Queen's Market Square). The development will replace a municipal parking lot.

Nominations Open: GOCC Business Excellence Awards - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - APRIL 26 
Business Excellence Awards Plaque   
Nominate a leader in your community today! The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations of companies whose significant business achievements have made an important contribution to the economic and social well being of the Greater Oshawa area.

The categories for nomination are: Business Person; New Enterprise; Civic Pride; Business Excellence and Innovation.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday April 26, 2013. The honorees will be recognized at the 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards in September. For more information, download nomination form [PDF].


Now you can register online for all Chamber events!
Golf iconAlmost Sold Out - 1 FOURSOME LEFT! 
Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 16, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club 
Network with your peers in a relaxed environment! 
Includes lunch, 18 holes of golf and dinner at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club! Hole sponsorship opportunities still available.
Plus, each golfer gets their own personal "gift bag" full of great stuff!  
Click here for more information and to REGISTER online.  

Business 4 Breakfast
Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Boys & Girls Club of Durham
433 Eulalie Avenue, Oshawa
Topic: You Are The Speaker!
Come out for a morning of networking and tour the facility as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. 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.

LuSocial Network Iconnch & Learn  
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Noon - 1:30 p.m., Chamber Boardroom,
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
Topic: Social Media - Learn from your social media savvy peers about Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at this interactive forum! This is a member's only event! Bring your own lunch. Click here for more information and to REGISTER. 

NeuhoffDurham York Energy Centre  
Information Breakfast
Thursday, May 9, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Octaviens, 559 Bloor St., W., Oshawa 
Keynote speaker: Joey Neuhoff, VP of Business
Development for Covanta Energy Corporation
. Mr.
Neuhoff will
share his expertise on waste disposal
and resource recovery and discuss the Durham York Energy Centre and Durham incinerator project.
Q & A session will follow.  
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.  

gift bag iconGolf Tournament Welcome Gift Bag
Friday, May 10, 2013
Golf Tournament - Thursday, May 16
Add to the swag! At the Chamber's Annual Golf
Tournament, each golfer will get their own personal "gift bag" full of great stuff! If you wish to highlight your product or service, then you don't want to miss putting an item in the "bag" or donating an item for the silent auction.
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.
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Visit web.oshawachamber.com/events for more upcoming events.

For your JumpStart Checklist, click here .
Don't Miss The 8th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast!
Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist for the TD Bank Group will be in Oshawa at the Jubilee Pavilion on Tuesday April 23, 2013 to present an economic outlook to the local business community.

Tickets to this year's breakfast event will be $28 (+HST) in advance or $35 inclusive at the door. Seating is limited. The event is presented by the TD Bank Group and City of Oshawa and is supported by the Durham Region Association of Realtors and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

To register for the breakfast event, please contact the City at 905-436-5617 or visit www.oshawachamber.com to complete registration form.
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200th Blood Donation!
Canadian Blood Services Durham celebrated a milestone with Bill Peter making his 200th blood donation on Friday, April 12. Congratulations Bill...your 200 donations touch over 600 lives...what an inspiring occasion!

The blood donations can be made at the Blood Clinic at 1300 Harmony Rd. North  Go online at www.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283) to book an appointment or to obtain information about eligibility or the donation process.

Grand Opening! 
Back in Balance Fitness and Nutrition will be hosting their grand opening at 463 Bond Street in Oshawa on Friday, April 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Mayor John Henry will be at 1:30 p.m. followed by refreshments. Please RSVP by Friday, April 19 to 289-355-5599. Everyone is welcome

Business Of The Month  
The Table 
BOM_The Table

On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to The Table on being named Business of the Month for April 2013.

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Welcome New Members in April 2013    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in April 2013. 
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    Core 21
  • Elaine Bell - Virtual Assistant
  • JCT Graphics Inc.
  • Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers
  • Pegasus Candles
  • RBC Royal Bank  
  • Stanley Canada Corporation
  • Tip Top Auto                                 
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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New Cost Saving Benefits Programs!  
Carnet Certification - A Passport for Goods
The Canadian Chamber provide members Carnet Logowith unique and essential trade services. The ATA carnet, which simplifies customs procedures and allows users to make customs arrangements in advance while using a single document for many countries. It acts as a passport for goods and assists in the temporary importation of goods, free of duties and taxes.

Click here for a complete list of Cost Savings Benefits!

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In This Issue
Downtown Hotel Approved
Nominations Open: GOCC Business Excellence Awards
Networking Events
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Members in the News
Business Of The Month
New Members
New Cost Saving Benefits Programs!
M2M Advantage Program

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A Taste for Life -
Restaurant Participants Wanted
Tue. Mar, 5/13 -
Wed. Apr, 24/13

BACD - Small Business Seminars / Workshops
Mon. Apr, 15/13 -
Wed. May, 15/13

CMA Information Session - FREE
Tue. Apr, 16/13

BACD - The STEP Up! Workshop
Wed. Apr, 17/13

CMA Free Information Session
Tue. Apr, 23/13

8th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast
Tue. Apr, 23/13

BPW Durham Dinner Meeting - WEP Initiative - Equality Means Business
Wed. Apr, 24/13

Grand Opening - Back in Balance Fitness and Nutrition
Fri. Apr, 26/13


Community Events 





The Great Canadian Shoreline Spring Cleanup
Mon. Apr, 1/13 -
Sun. Jun, 30/13

Oshawa Pitch-In-Week - April 21-27, 2013
Sun. Apr, 21/13 -
Sat. Apr, 27/13

Body Beautiful - A Body Image Group for Adult Women
Tue. Apr, 23/13

Reverse Draw, Dinner, Silent Auction - Rotary Oshawa-Parkwood Fundraiser
Thu. Apr, 25/13

A Tribute to Elvis Concert - Humane Society of Durham Region
Sat. Apr, 27/13

Chocolate Lovers' Luncheon - Benefiting Alzheimer Society Durham
Sun. May, 5/13

Bowl for Kids Sake
Wed. May, 8/13

Canvas Youth Art & Soul Auction & Exhibition
Thu. May, 23/13

2K PAWS For Mental Health Walkathon Fundraiser
Sun. May, 26/13

People For Pets Walkathon
Sun. May, 26/13

Starry Nights 10th Anniversary - Supporting Y's Wish Shelter
Fri. Jun, 14/13

The Charles H Best Diabetes Centre Charity Golf Tournament
Sat. Jun, 15/13

4th Annual Ontario Police Memorial Golf Tournament
Wed. Aug, 28/13

The Charles H Best Diabetes Centre Charity
Golf Tournament
Sat. Jun, 15/13

Heart and Stroke Big Bike
Wed. Jun, 26/13

4th Annual Ontario Police Memorial Golf Tournament
Wed. Aug, 28/13

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