MAY 2013
Volume 5, Issue 5
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager 

Chamber Group Insurance Plan
New Report Reveals GTHA Business Opinion On Revenue Tools

$2BillionQuestion_Report The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other GTHA chambers of commerce and boards of trade, released the results of a GTHA-wide consultation of business on how to fund The Big Move, the province's transportation plan to relieve congestion in region.

Face-to-face consultations were held with more than 250 businesses in 10 sessions across the GTHA.  In addition, the OCC surveyed its membership the GTHA and throughout the province regarding their preferences and the results are consolidated in a new report, "The $2 Billion Question: GTHA Business Opinion on Funding The Big Move". The intent is to outline the findings of the GTHA wide chamber of commerce consultations prior to the Metrolinx Report going to the provincial government, at the end of May.



Now you can register online for all Chamber events!
Golf Tournament Silent Auction Donation Request  Thursday, May 16, 2013  
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On Thursday, May 16, the Chamber hosts its Annual Golf Tournament. As part of the event we hold a silent auction and are inviting you to donate an item for the table! Benefit from exposing your company brand to over 144 key business people. The item you give will be on display throughout the evening. There are also opportunities to sponsor a hole and/or golf cart! Great opportunities to show off your brand!
Call the office for details...905.728.1683.     

New Member Reception & Member Orientation
Thursday, June 6, 2013 
New Member Icon4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Member Icon Meet our newest members and find out how to maximize your membership, market your business, make new connections 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.
nch & Learn  
Lunch_LearnWednesday, June 12, 2013
Noon - 1:30 p.m., Chamber Boardroom,
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100, Oshawa
Topic: Join the experts from Local Media Marketing for a roundtable discussion on the Top 5 Questions Every Local Business Must Answer To Thrive! This is a member's only event! Bring your own lunch. Click here for more information and to REGISTER. 

Under 40 - Networking In The Trees  
Treetop Tuesday, June 18, 2013
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Under 40 Professionals Networking Group hosts its next event among the trees at the Treetop Eco-Adventure Park located on the beautiful Oakridge Moraine. The Aerial Tree Top Adventure course is an elevated obstacle course securely suspended between the trees at 10 to 50 feet off the ground. Join the adventure! 
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.  

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Covanta Brings Expertise To The Durham York Energy Centre
Convanta Info Session
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosted an information session on Thursday, May 9th with keynote speaker Joey Neuhoff, VP of Business Development for Covanta Energy Corporation. Covanta, the world's largest Energy-from-Waste (EfW) operator, has been selected to design, build and operate the Durham York Energy Centre.

Mr. Neuhoff provided information on the state-of-the-art waste-to-energy facility, slated to open in Clarington in the latter half of 2014, stating it "will provide an efficient and environmentally friendly way of disposing of 140,000 tonnes of post recycled waste annually while producing power." Click here to view power point presentation. Pictured here is Chamber President, Dan Carter of Channel 12, Joey Neuhoff and Howard Titus, Facility Manager for the Durham York Energy Centre.
More information about Covanta and the York Durham Energy Centre can be found at or at the project website at
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Celebrating 50 Years Of Making A Difference!
The John Howard Society of Durham Region (JHS) is a non-profit, social service agency in Ontario Canada dedicated to servicing individuals and families, youth and adults with programs and services in areas such as relationships, counselling, employment, literacy, housing, eviction prevention, crime prevention, harm reduction, parenting and more.

Oshawa's Ontario Motor Sales Turns 90! 

Fourth-generation owner Tony Willson celebrated the company's 90 years of business in Oshawa on April 25. General Motors executives, Mayor John Henry and about 100 of Mr. Willson's employees celebrated with photos, cake and a barbecue lunch, along with a kickoff of a three-day anniversary sale. 

Business Of The Month  
The Diamonds Grill 
The Diamonds Grill

On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to THE DIAMONDS GRILL  on being named Business of the Month for May 2013.

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Welcome New Members in May 2013    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in May 2013. 
  • Business Directory CoverAce's Automotive Inc.

  • Bunny's Food Service
  • Furniture Galleries
  • Investors Group - Jeff Talmey
  • Luke's Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children
  • MNP, LLP
  • Pita Pit (Laval Dr)
  • Pita Pit (Kingsway Plaza)  
  • Pita Pit (Simcoe St. N)  
  • Smoke's Poutinerie                               
Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2013.
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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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Check out our Member 2 Member Directory for more money saving ideas with great discounts and coupons.  
Click Here for Featured Member Offers!

This Month's M2M Offers:
Ace's Automotive 
M2M Offer: Tire Repairs Only $7.95. Labour rate is ONLY $49.95 per hour. Oil changes for $13.95; 6th one is FREE!
Furniture Galleries 
M2M Offer: GOCC Members receive 20% discount on any merchandise.

Have you logged into your 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!

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In This Issue
GTHA Business Opinion On Revenue Tools
Networking Events
Covanta Brings Expertise To The Durham York Energy Centre
Members in the News
Business Of The Month
New Members
New Cost Saving Benefits Programs!
M2M Advantage Program

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Tue. May, 14/13  
IT Information Night
at triOS College
Thu. May, 16/13  
DRHBA 60th Anniversary & Business Showcase
Fri. May, 17/13  
Funding Roadshow - Pitch to a Panel of Funders
Wed. May, 22/13 -
Wed. Jun, 26/13  
BACD Events 
Thu. May, 23/13  
Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades Expo
Mon. Jun, 3/13 -
Wed. Jun, 26/13  
Achieve Your Goals - Coaching with Cate Collins
Tue. Jun, 4/13  
Learn From The Experts - The Cost of Aging Seminar 
Fri. Jun, 7/13  
BRAIN INJURY: THE EXPERIENCE in support of Brain Injury Association of Durham Region 
Thu. Jun, 13/13  
Learn From The Experts - Probate in Ontario Seminar
Thu. Jun, 13/13  
Small Business IT
Planning - Seminar 
Fri. Jun, 14/13  
INNOVATION CONFERENCE at UOIT ~ "The Next Wave of Digital Success"
Sat. Jun, 15/13  
Women's Day Retreat with Cate Collins 
Tue. Jun, 18/13  
Grand Opening -
Investors Group


Community Events 





Sat. May, 18/13
Live at Octaviens
Thu. May, 23/13  
Canvas Youth Art & Soul Auction & Exhibition

Fri. May, 24/13  
Concert Event - The Stellas
Sat. May, 25/13  
Simple Sharing Marketing and Mingling Spring Shopping Event
in support of Oshawa Community Health Centre
Sun. May, 26/13  
2K PAWS For Mental Health Walkathon Fundraiser
Sun. May, 26/13  
People For Pets Walkathon
Sun. May, 26/13  
Durham Waterfront Ride - Ride with the Mayors
Tue. May, 28/13  
Senior Star - Call for Entries - Let Your Talent Be Heard!
Sat. Jun, 1/13  
Race For Kids Oshawa in support of Boys and Girls Club of Durham
Sat. Jun, 1/13  
Key Turning Ceremony - Centre Towne
Sat. Jun, 1/13  
Blood Donor Clinic - Oshawa
Wed. Jun, 5/13  
16th Annual Swing Into Summer Party in the Park


Sat. Jun, 8/13 -
Sun. Jun, 9/13  
9th Annual Peony Festival


Fri. Jun, 14/13  
Starry Nights 10th Anniversary -
Supporting Y's Wish Shelter
Sat. Jun, 15/13  
The Charles H Best Diabetes Centre Charity
Golf Tournament
Sat. Jun, 15/13  


Sun. Jun, 16/13 -
Sat. Jun, 22/13  
Fiesta Week
Sun. Jun, 16/13  
Fiesta Parade 


Tue. Jun, 18/13  
OSCC Fundraising Golf Tournament
Thu. Jun, 20/13  
Mark R. Seetner Memorial Golf Tournament In Honour of Epilepsy Durham


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

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


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