Volume 6, Issue 8
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Group Insurance Plan
LATEST NEWS!                             
Chambers Calls For Transparency On Sale Of Hydro One...
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GM Investing C$12 Million For Added Chevrolet Equinox Production at Oshawa more >>>

Why We Need the TPP ("Trans-Pacific Partnership" or "Trade Is a Pain for Politicians") more >>>

Ontario Pension Plan Will Raise Cost For Majority Of more >>>
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SAVE $100: Early Bird Rate - Power of Success

Join Tony Robbins Best-Selling Author of Unlimited Power and Money: Master the Game along with 6 exceptional guest speakers at the Power of Success event in Toronto on Wednesday September 16th, 2015 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Toronto, ON).
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce members (and guests), will receive an "Early Bird" general registration rate of only $97.00 plus HST (a savings of $100.00 off the regular Early Bird rate of $197).
For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click HERE!

Congratulations once again to the
2015 Business Excellence Award Recipients
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Lunch_Learn
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond St., W., Oshawa
Topic: Purchasing Travel Insurance
Speaker: Katherine McKenzie, W.B. White Insurance Ltd.
Learn about the 'Do's & Don'ts' of purchasing travel insurance as well as helpful tips and tricks from an expert that could help you save money and potential vacation disasters.
This is a FREE members only event! Please remember to bring your own lunch!  


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 8, 2015.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Boardroom
44 Richmond Street West, Ste. 100 Oshawa
This is your opportunity to network and welcome new members to the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the business community and to learn about the benefits of your membership.

This is a FREE event open to members only.
Light refreshments will be provided. 

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Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2015. 


This Week's Networking Tip:
Whether you realize it or not, summer is over. The business environment has quietly shifted and is poised to explode. Don't be deceived by the calm waters. If you're not thinking fall right now, you're running behind. Check out the upcoming events: and make plans to go work your network.

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Business Of The Month  

On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to MACK LAWYERS on being named BUSINESS OF THE MONTH for August!
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Sina's Kitchen has moved to 16 King Street East in Oshawa and is celebrating their Grand Opening on Thurs. August 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 2:00PM. Please join Mayor John Henry and your fellow Chamber members as we celebrate with food. Owners Sina & Miguel Covera are waiting to serve you!

Firehouse Subs is opening soon at Ritson & Adelaide in Oshawa and are looking for top talent to join their team. Only friendly, outgoing, energetic and hardworking individuals who are passionate about hearty and flavourful food, heartfelt services and public safety should apply by email at or contact 647.701.5637 for more information.
On September 26 Simcoe Hall Settlement House will be participating in the city wide event, Open Doors and will display the history that the 100 year old building holds. They invite anyone who has memories from their experience at the Simcoe Hall Boys and Girls Program to share so they can put it on display along with their archives. If you have any memories you would like to share please email them to: Open Doors will be at Simcoe Hall from 10am-4pm.
Durham Children's Aid Society are partnering with the Durham Children's Aid Foundation for the inaugural Superhero Walk, on Sunday, October 4 and are calling on all superheroes in Durham - like yourself - to participate. Contact Sian Gibson, Executive Director of the  Durham Children's Aid Foundation, 905.433.1551 ext. 2379, or email for details. Superhero costumes are optional, but greatly encouraged. Learn more at
Canadian Blood Services logo Canadian Blood Services needs the Oshawa community to visit the blood donor clinic at 1300 Harmony Road North in order to keep up with hospital demand. The clinic is open 6 days a week: Mon 3-7pm, Tues and Thurs 3-8pm, Wed 10am -2pm,  Fri 9am - 1 pm and Sat 8am -1pm. One person will make the difference in the lives of many! Please call Melissa Smith-McGuire @ 416-550-0934 or email to book an appointment call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit

Do You Have News To Share?
If you are celebrating a major milestone such as receiving a professional award, celebrating a grand opening, new location, major expansion or special anniversary, or have news you want to share with fellow Chamber members, contact the Chamber at 905-728-1683 or email details to  
Welcome New Members...   
Join us in welcoming our newest members who joined in the last 45 days.
  • Arby's Oshawa
  • Autobase Group Ltd.
  • David Cumberbatch - Dominion Lending Centres
  • Dunn Denture Clinic
  • Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Conor Amyot, Consultant
  • JT's Home Handyman Services
  • Taafe Law Professional Corporation

Click here for a complete list of members.
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From now until September 30, 2015, First Data is offering a promotion to members wanting to switch their merchant services to First Data. The offer includes a free terminal for six months and a statement analysis. Find out more by clicking HERE or call 1-888-265-4117.

Highlighting NEW Chamber Member Benefits...

Specialized program extends more choices and deeper savings. Qualified members receive up to 85% off over 7,500 quality office products. Shop an extensive selection of products including; office supplies, technology, furniture, cleaning & breakroom, print and promotional products. Contact Cameron Ackerblade, Business Development Manager - Toronto East,  (905) 409-2175,



As a member of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, you are considered a preferred shipping partner of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and as such, can receive volume discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Services. Learn more at and start saving today! 



Chamber members receive discounted rates on Audio Conferencing, Web Collaboration and Webinar Services. For
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Chamber members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You'll receive 30% off small package shipments, 25% off imports, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more. To get started today, visit or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. 



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    Job Fair - Durham College
    Fri. Sep, 11/15


    Job Fair - Durham College
    Wed. Sep, 16/15


  • Power of Success - Members SAVE $100 - Early Bird Rate
    Wed. Sep, 16/15


  • Join The Chamber On A 12-Day Trip To China
    Thu. Oct, 15/15 -
    Mon. Oct, 26/15


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    Community Events 





    Sat. May, 9/15 -

  • Sat. Oct, 17/15

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  • New Programs
    Starting at Durham College
    Mon. Jun, 1/15 -
    Tue. Sep, 1/15

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    Fireshouse Subs -
    Opening Soon - 
    Mon. Aug, 17/15 -
    Wed. Sep, 30/15

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  • Kars on King
    Fri. Aug, 21/15


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    Sat. Aug, 22/15 -
    Sun. Aug, 23/15

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  • 14th ANNUAL
    Fri. Sep, 11/15 -
    Sun. Sep, 13/15

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  • Humane Society of
    Durham Region
    Golf Tournament
    Wed. Sep, 23/15

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  • Their Opportunity's
    Chair Affair Auction
    Thu. Sep, 24/15

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    Sat. Sep, 26/15

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  • Fall Art Festival
    Fri. Oct, 2/15 - Sun. Oct, 4/15

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  • SuperHero Walk
    to benefit
    Durham Children's
    Aid Society
    Sun. Oct, 4/15

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