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Early Bird Special Rate - Annual Golf Tournament 

Thursday, June 4    |    Special Rate of $199 until April 15th                Register Online Now 


Spring Business Showcase - Last Call To Register 
Thursday, April 9                                                                                           Register Online Now 


Women In Business - Limited Spaces 

Wednesday, April 15                                                                                    Register Online Now


Discover China Information Session

Wednesday, April 15                                                                                    Register Online Now 


Business 4 Breakfast - Simply Networking 

Thursday, April 16                                                                                         Register Online Now


Biz After 5 - New Members' Reception 

Thursday, May 7                                                                                           Register Online Now


Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, May 12, 2015                                                                                Register Online Now


Speaker Series  

Breakfast With Minister Brad Duguid 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015                                                                        Register Online Now 


Golf Gift Bag - Get Your Brand Out There!

Thursday, June 4                                                                                           Register Online Now






The Chamber has emailed a complimentary ticket to attend the Spring Business Showcase on April 9th to all Showcase exhibitors...all you have to do is forward that ticket/invitation to your friends, colleagues, customers, neighbours, clients...any non-member you would like to see attend the Showcase. Every ticket used enters you (the exhibitor) in a draw for 2 First Class Round Trip tickets on VIA Rail Canada! The more you give, the more chances you have to win. So get on board and let's make this a night to remember!! 



Early Bird Special Rate! Book Before April 15.

Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 4, 2015 
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
160 Alexander Street, Oshawa


Thinking of spring? Now that we are seeing a hint of warm weather its time to think of golf!


Network with your peers during a fun afternoon on the greens!
Price includes golf, power cart, door and raffle prizes, contests, lunch and dinner! Showcase your brand! Sponsorship opportunities available. Great Prizes!!! 


Early Bird Special: Register before April 15 for $199.00 plus HST.


Pre-registration is required.  Book before April 15, 2015 and save $26.00 per person.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available.


Lunch Sponsored By:                                                 Dinner Sponsored By:

                       Logo Port of Oshawa





Spring Business Showcase

Thursday, April 9, 2015 Trade Show
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Durham Banquet Hall and Conference Centre
559 Bloor Street West, Oshawa


Mix a Biz After 5 with a mini trade show and you have a tremendous opportunity to make some new business connections! Hors d'ouevres &
Cash Bar; VIA Rail Draw; Lots and lots of Door Prizes. 


Open to everyone so invite a colleague!
Registration:  $10.00 Plus HST (1 ticket)   |   $15.00 Plus HST (2 tickets)

Members Only Exhibitor Display Table:  $45.00 Plus HST Includes two registrations and unlimited tickets to give away to prospective Chamber members! Each ticket that is used enters you in a draw for 2 First Class Round Trip Tickets on VIA Rail Canada!!! 


Pre-registration is required.  Registration Deadline: NOON - Thursday, April 9, 2015 

Miss the deadline...we will take registrations at the door: $20.00




Women In Business - Round Table Discussion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa


An interactive round table discussion on topics that interest and affect women in the workforce.


Round Table Discussion Topics:
Service Excellence   |   Work/Life Balance

When registering, select which topic interests you the most and you will be seated at that table. The discussion will be facilitated by the Events Committee.


Members: $40.00 Plus HST   |   Prospective Members: $50.00 Plus HST


Pre-registration is required.  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 


Sponsored by:

Tammy Lee Hanlon Insurance Agency Inc. - State Farm Insurance




Business 4 Breakfast - Simply Networking

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

200 John Street West, Oshawa


No agenda, no speaker, simply networking!
Members: $15.00 Plus HST
Prospective Members: $20.00 Plus HST
(Includes a buffet breakfast)  


Pre-registration is required. 
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2015 




BIZ AFTER 5 - New Member Reception

Thursday, May 7, 2015      
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond St., W., Ste. 100, Oshawa


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. 

Pre-registration is required.  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Sponsored by:





Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Two Sessions: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond St. W., Ste. 100, Oshawa


The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Kemp Travel and W Holiday is planning a 12-day trip to China scheduled for October 15-26, 2015. This trip is open to the general public and the partners are hosting an information evening to provide an outline about this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime trip.


This is a FREE information event, everyone is welcome!  


Pre-registration is required.  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 




Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Harmony Creek Golf Centre
1000 Bloor Street East, Oshawa


Topic: Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Tax Strategies! 

Guest Speakers:
Sarah Netley of Collins Barrow Durham LLP & Christine Ashton of Wilson Vukelich LLP

Speakers will focus on the tax and legal aspects of using an employee vs. an independent contractor as well as how to deal with employees and contractors contracts.  


Members: $27.00 Plus HST   |   Prospective Members: $36.00 Plus HST


Pre-registration is required.  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 5, 2015  


Sponsored by:






Golf season is coming and so is the annual Golf Tournament.
Plan to include an item in the gift bag to be given out to each golfer at the Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

This is your opportunity to promote your service or product to 144 potential customers for only $25.00!


Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited so reserve your place in the swag bag today. This is a member only benefit! 144 items required to insert in each bag. 




Speaker Series
Breakfast With Minister Brad Duguid

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa


Guest Speaker: Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Minister Duguid will provide Insight into the economic Issues facing
Durham Region and Ontario followed by a Q & A session.


Members: $29.00 plus HST    |     Prospective Members: $39:00 plus HST


Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 3, 2015




The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Excellence Awards (BEA) are now open and we've already started our search for outstanding businesses in the Greater Oshawa area whose achievements deserve to be recognized at the 20th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.


Nominees are now being accepted for the following awards:
Business Person   |  New Enterprise   |   Civic Pride   |   Innovation   |   Business Excellence


By nominating a business or individual for a BEA, you could be opening their door to greater growth, additional opportunity, and heightened profile among the business community. All you need to do is email the name of the organization and contact information to us by 5PM Thursday, April 30, 2015 and we will take care of the rest. It's that easy.

Click here for full criteria.

Questions or comments?
Please contact
Bob Malcolmson, CEO & GM, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce


Networking Tip Of The Week...

One of the biggest obstacles to success is fear of rejection.
The bottom line is this: What's the worst that can happen?
Answer that question and, if you can live with the answer, make the call,
send the email or ask the question.

Not sure how to make connections?
Mark your calendar and make this the year that you get out to as many events as possible and expand your network...visit us online for a complete list of upcoming events.