JUNE 2013
Volume 5, Issue 6
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Bob Malcolmson,

CEO & General Manager 

Chamber Group Insurance Plan

$10,000 Hole-in-One Winner!

Hole In One Winner

There's nothing more exciting or rewarding for most golfers than making an ace. The excitement spread throughout the Oshawa golf course as novice golfer Rev. Craig Donnelly hit a Hole-in-One on Hole #5 during the Greater Oshawa Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club on Thursday, May 16th. The prize was $10,000.00 sponsored by W.B. White Insurance Brokers Ltd. Rev. Donnelly also won a set of Callaway Razr X Black Irons Golf Clubs sponsored by Ontario Motor Sales Ltd. Rev. Donnelly was part of the McIntosh Anderson Kellam Funeral Home foursome including Jeff Kellam, Shawn Kellam, Myron Gakesteader and Rev. Donnelly. Acknowledging the ultimate shot is Chamber President Dan Carter of Channel 12 with Rev. Donnelly.


Now you can register online for all Chamber events!

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_Learn
Wednesday, 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. 
Cate Business 4 Breakfast
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Harmony Creek Golf Centre
1000 Bloor St., E., Oshawa
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Presenter: Cate Collins of Powerful Journey Consulting
Topic: "Is Your Underwear Too Tight?"
Learn a creative formula that will create more balance, peace of mind and happiness in your life and in your business. 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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OCC Survey
Concerned About Ontario's Dwindling Workforce?


Did you know that all of Ontario's labour force growth will soon come from immigration? It is vital that the immigration system work for Ontario's employers.


The Ontario Chamber of Commerce needs your input for a major research project that examines proposed changes to the immigration system. Help the OCC understand how to make the immigration system work better for businesses like yours.


The OCC is also soliciting your input into its policy agenda. What are your big policy concerns?


Please fill out this important survey. It only takes 3-5 minutes to complete.


Take Survey Here


OCC logoThe survey closes at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.

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UOIT Hosts Innovation 2013

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce will be showcasing its organization at UOIT's "INNOVATION 2013", a highlight event for entrepreneurs, business professionals and managers who want to understand the next wave of digital technology and its impact on the business world on Friday, June 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m. The hands-on workshops conducted by UOIT professors and industry professionals will help you understand where the world of digital media is heading and how you can incorporate it into your organization. This low cost event includes networking lunch and free parking and a convenient location. Visit sites.uoit.ca/innovation to register.


Win a $30,000 Extreme Home Accessibility Renovation

Durham Medical Oshawa in partnership with John McLellan Contracting, proudly launch their biggest Extreme Home Accessibility Renovation Contest ever! One deserving Durham Region family will have their home transformed with a $30,000 home accessibility renovation. The contest is open to all residents of Durham Region who have need for a home accessibility makeover. Apply on-line at www.durhamhomerenocontest.ca.The website will be open for applications until August1, 2013. 
Business Of The Month  
JKL Vehicle Repair Ltd.
BOM June
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to THE JKL Vehicle Repair Ltd. on being named Business of the Month for June 2013.

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Welcome New Members in June 2013    

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in June 2013. 
  • Business Directory Cover Coldstream Dental

  • Covanta Energy Corp.

  • Magical Family Adventures

  • Pearle Vision

  • RM Publishing Inc.

  • Yolo Marketing Group                            

Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on May 1, 2013.
The 2013 edition of the popular Business Directory and Buyer's Guide containing business listings of all Greater Oshawa Chamber members is out! If you did not get your copy, contact the Chamber at 905-728-1683 or download the Buyer's Guide at www.oshawachamber.com.
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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:
AllAboutWebServices.com -
30% discount off any and all web services!   
Buster Rhino's Inc. 
Free Dessert with purchase
Computer Troubleshooters Oshawa
Special Tune Up Price for Members Only, $45 off regular price! 
Your Moving Depot Inc.
10% off Packing Material 

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
$10,000 Hole-in-One Winner!
Networking Events
OCC Survey
Members in the News
Business Of The Month
New Members
New Cost Saving Benefits Programs!
M2M Advantage Program

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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


Wed. Jun, 26/13  
Doing Business with Governments - Workshop
Thu. Jun, 27/13  
BACD Seminar - Figuring Out Facebook
Thu. Jul, 11/13  
BACD Seminar - Tuning into Twitter 


Wed. Jul, 17/13  
Let's Keep In Touch Summer Socials!
Thu. Jul, 18/13  
Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Durham

Community Events 







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



Fri. Jun, 21/13 
MAD Sports Golf Tournament in
support of MS
Sat. Jun, 22/13  
BBQ Fundraiser 

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


Sat. Jun, 29/13  
Alice In Wonderland, the Bollywood Ballet, takes to the Regent Theatre Stage to Benefit Oshawa Community Centre 


Tue. Jul, 2/13  
Blood Donor Clinic - Oshawa

Sat. Jul, 6/13 -
Sun. Jul, 7/13  
Sail-A-Bration Weekend Events - Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign

Sat. Jul, 6/13  
Zumba - Fundraiser to benefit Oshawa
Community Health Centre

Sun. Jul, 14/13  
Mane Event - in support of the Hope Centre of Learning 


Fri. Jul, 19/13  
Sirens For Life Spotlight Event - Blood Drive 


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


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