October 2013
Volume 5, Issue 10
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
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Building New Business Connections!

Now you can register for all events ONLINE!


Fall Business Showcase 2013 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

'A Business to Business Trade Show'null

Mingle with 150 + other business owners
Hors d'ouevres & Cash Bar; VIA Rail Draw; Lots and lots of Door Prizes.

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 
1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa 

Cate Collins, Powerful Journey Consulting 


Click here for more information and to REGISTER.


4th Annual Curling "FUN" Spiel 
Wednesday, November 6 , 3013curling
11:30 a.m.- LUNCH; 12:30 p.m. - 1st Draw
Great Networking Event. Don't know how to curl, no problem! Come out and learn or cheer a team on! All are welcome!
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa
Click here for more information and to REGISTER. 
Luncheon With Jonathan Dart  
UK Consul General in Toronto
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Noon. to 2:00 p.m.
Speaker:null Jonathan Dart, Consul General in Toronto and Director General of UK Trade & Investment for Canada
Topic: About the UK's energy market reforms, carbon abatement commitments and the need for new nuclear build and how the UK and Canada are natural partners in this.
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
1011 Bloor St., E., Oshawa

Click here for more information and to REGISTER. 



Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Adam Hare of Petley-Hare Insurance
Topic: Tips For Delivering A More Effective Power Point Presentation + Roundtable discussion and Q&A. Bring your own lunch and come early to network. Only one member representative per member business.
Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond St., W., Ste 100, Oshawa
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Business 4 Breakfast
November 14, 2013  - 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
We are trying something different. There is no speaker and no agenda for this event, simply networking! We hope you will join us and get to know a few of your fellow members. Come along, meet friends and make new ones - you never know what may come out of it!
Harmony Creek Golf Centre
1000 Bloor St., E., Oshawa
Click here for more information and to REGISTER. 


Member Orientation
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 -  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Member IconFind out how to maximize your membership, market your business, make new connections and get involved. This FREE event is open to all Chamber members and their employees. Bring your marketing materials to contribute to the shared networking table. Potential members also welcome, SO INVITE A GUEST!
Chamber Boardroom,
44 Richmond St., W., Ste 100, Oshawa 
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.


Christmas Wine and Cheese  
Tuesday, December 3, 2013  - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Wine and Cheese Visit the exhibitors and come prepared to
network! This is a great way to promote your products or services for the busy Holiday Season! Bring an unwrapped toy, non-perishable food or toiletry item to help our local charities. Over 12,000 jars of peanut butter are needed this year!
Officers' Mess - Ontario Regiment
53 Simcoe  Street North, Oshawa
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.


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Business Of The Month  
Your Moving Depot

On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to Your Moving Depot on being named Business of the Month for October 2013.
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Mortgage Intelligence Grand Openinggrandopening
Mortgage Intelligence - Rosemary Madden is hosting its Grand Opening Celebration on Monday October 21 from 1PM to 4PM at 375 Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. Ribbon cutting will be held at 2:30 PM. All are invited.

RBC Launches Business Seminar Series

A business owner faces many risks and challenges everyday. Unfortunately as you wear many different hats everyday, you may not be even aware of the risks, opportunities and challenges that lurk ahead. RBC Royal Bank, Durham Financial Services and three Investment Advisors from RBC Dominion Securities, Paul Hood, Nick Michie and Geoff Michie have created a five part series of breakfast seminars to address key areas of concern. Attendance is complimentary, but seating is limited. Click here for a detailed list of topics. Please RSVP to Cathy Chiodo at 905-436-7179 or email to cathy.chiodo @rbc.com.


Durham College's Bistro '67 Open For Business
The Durham Region dining experience got a little more intriguing this month when Durham College officially opened the doors to Bistro '67, a 70-seat, full-service, green-certified teaching and learning restaurant located at its new Centre for Food  at 1610 Champlain Blvd. in Whitby. Offering dishes prepared and served by students in its culinary and hospitality programs, featuring produce and delicious flavours from  the region, Bistro '67 offers a unique 'field to fork' culinary environment to diners. For more information about Bistro '67, including hours of operation and menu items, please visit www.bistro67.ca.

Ontario To Launch Youth Employment Fund

Starting this September, the fund will help employers offer four-to six-month job and training placements for young people seeking work with hiring incentives, supports and services.


Ontario will provide up to $7,800 to cover a range of supports and services for each eligible young worker under the fund. VPI Inc. is recruiting candidates and employers NOW!  


For more information, please contact: VPI Inc. Oshawa, 843 King Street West, Unit # 9, Oshawa at 905-571-3301.


Santa Has A New Address!

The Oshawa Santa Claus Parade has a new domain name...check it out! www.oshawasantaclausparade.org.


Welcome New Members...   

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome all new members who joined in October 2013. 


Business Directory Cover

  • Business Point
  • Caltrans Logistics Inc.
  • Dr. Angela Fountain and Associates
  • Master Mechanic Oshawa
  • Intelligent Designs
  • Oshawa West Home Hardware
  • Sustainable Autonomous Living Technologies Inc.
Click here for a complete list of members who have joined since the Business Directory was published on April 1, 2013.
The 2014 edition of the popular Business Directory and Buyer's Guide containing business listings of all Greater Oshawa Chamber members is in the works. Don't get left out! If you are interested in advertising in the Business Directory and Buyer's Guide contact Michelle Lea at (905) 433-7854. You can download the Buyer's Guide at www.oshawachamber.com.
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Check out our Member 2 Member Directory for more money saving ideas with great discounts and coupons.  
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This Month's Featured Member 2 Member Offer:

Local Media Marketing Inc.
1925 Stevenson Rd., N, Oshawa, (800) 672-3569
Save at least $750, Chamber Members get 50% off any marketing package.
Have You Logged In Yet?  
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
Highlighting Chamber Benefits Programs!  
Why Chambers Plan?


Over 25,000 businesses purchase group benefits from the Chambers Plan. Comprehensive benefit packages apply to home-based businesses and small business firms - with no industry restrictions. For-profit businesses with three people and up are eligible for guaranteed coverage. Coverage for 1 to 2 people is also available.

  • Customized Coverage for Firms
  • Pooled Benefits - Keeping employee benefit costs stable from year to year
  • Guaranteed Non-Cancellable Regardless Of Your Firm's Size
  • Customer Service Operated at the Local and National Level
  • Health & Dental Claims Usually Paid Within 48 Hours


Enjoy Group Benefits with a Difference!  


Click here for a complete list of Chamber Cost Savings Benefits!   

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In This Issue
Ontario Chamber Survey
Networking Events
Business Of The Month
Members in the News
New Members
M2M Advantage Program
Highlighting Chamber Benefits Programs!

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Promote Your Business FREE
Wed. Aug, 28/13 -
Tue. Dec, 31/13



Youth Employment Fund
Thu. Sep, 12/13 -
Tue. Dec, 31/13



Durham Workforce Authority Survey - Labour Shed
Wed. Oct, 2/13 -
Thu. Oct, 31/13



Business Seminars: BACD
Wed. Oct, 9/13 -
Thu. Nov, 7/13



Wed. Oct, 16/13 -
Mon. Nov, 11/13



Celebrate Ontario Funding Program Workshop
Wed. Oct, 23/13



BPWD - Dinner Meeting Series
Wed. Oct, 23/13



Dealing With Challenging Volunteers - Seminar
Wed. Nov, 13/13



RBC Business Seminar Series - How To Suceed In Business...At Every Stage
Every Wednesday Morning

Wed. Nov, 13/13 thru to
Wed. Dec, 11/13



Christmas Networking Event At Viamede - Special Chamber Member Rates!
Fri. Dec, 6/13



Adventure to CHINA!
Wed. Oct, 15/14 -
Sat. Oct, 25/14




Community Events 







Brimacombe is Hiring!

Tue. Oct, 8/13 -
Sat. Nov, 30/13



Job Placement - Youth Orientaton Sesson
Fri. Oct, 18/13



"Lovell Drugs Day" at Legends Centre - Free fun swims, complimentary health screenings and more
Sat. Oct, 19/13



Trinity College School - Information Presentation
Wed. Oct, 23/13



Welcome Wagon Baby Show
Sun. Oct, 27/13



How to Dress for an Interview on a Budget! - Free Seminar
Mon. Oct, 28/13



Oshawa Santa Parade -
Sat. Nov, 16/13





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