Volume 6, Issue 10
BusinessMatters ENews
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Group Insurance Plan
Chamber Is Seeking 3 New Directors!

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations to join the Board of Directors. Director nominations may be filed at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 44 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, from July 2, 2015 to October 30, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Directors will be elected for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2016 ending December 31, 2018. All active members or member representatives in good standing are eligible to hold elected office.

To request Nomination papers and a Candidate's Guide contact Bob Malcolmson, C.E.O. of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce by phone at (905) 728-1683 or email. A signed consent to the nomination and a declaration of qualification by the candidate are required. Deadline for nomination papers: 5:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Election will take place on Friday, November 20, 2015.
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Seeking 3 Directors
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Small Businesses: The Backbone of Our Economy

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Justin Trudeau on Solid Win   Read More >>>

The Business Community Has Spoken: Assembled Chambers of Commerce Adopt New Policy Agenda

Vision Supported By Experience: The Canadian Chamber Welcomes David Paterson as Board Chair

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What you need to know

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
11:30 a.m. Lunch   |   12:30 p.m. 1st Draw
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
160 Alexandra St., Oshawa

Join us for a FUN afternoon of curling and networking! No team, no problem, we will put you with a team. Curling experience not required!


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Costco Wholesale
130 Ritson Road North, Oshawa
Tis' the season! Join us for a morning of networking & early Christmas shopping at Costco in a "You Are the Speaker" format breakfast.

 "You Are the Speaker" allows each organization in attendance 2 minutes to speak to attendees about anything!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Tuesday, November 17,  2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chamber Boardroom,
44 Richmond St., W., Ste 100, Oshawa  
Members, new and seasoned alike, are invited to learn more about what the Chamber does and how you can get the most out of your membership! 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!
Registration Deadline: noon, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
triOS COLLEGE, 200 John Street West, Oshawa

Join us for an informative presentation from Accessibility Works about businesses' obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Registration Deadline: November 17, 2015

Hosted by: 
DEC. 9, 2015
to attend the President's Christmas Reception...
details to follow.

Visit web.oshawachamber.com/events for more upcoming events.
Business Of The Month  

On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to Reliable Car & Truck Rental on being named BUSINESS OF THE MONTH for October!
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There was a sold out crowd at the October Business Women's Roundtable held at Tetra Kitchen & Vines in Bowmanville talking about how to deal with difficult people. Congratulations to Tammy Lee Hanlon (right) of Tammy Lee Hanlon Insurance Agency Inc. - State Farm Insurance who won a gift certificate compliments of Tetra Kitchen & Vines. Presenting the certificate is Chamber Vice President Natalie Sims of Durham Medical. www.tetrakitchen.com.

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Firehouse Subs, on Wednesday, October 28 at the first location to open in Canada - Oshawa Gateway, Ritson & Adelaide (Costco plaza), 224 Ritson Road North, Unit C2.4 in Oshawa. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Visit firehousesubs.ca for more information.

DFCC Celebrating 35th Anniversary
Join us in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Durham Family Court Clinic at their Open House on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., cake cutting at 4:45 p.m. at 44 Richmond Street West, Suite 201, Oshawa. RSVP 905-436-6754 or dfcc@dfcc.org.

Downtown Oshawa Named Top 100 Neighbourhood
Downtown Oshawa continues to be an attractive place to invest. Downtown Oshawa was recently named a Top 100 Neighbourhood for investment in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine's annual neighbourhood report for 2016. In addition to placing in the list of Top 100 Neighbourhoods, Downtown Oshawa was also ranked as one of Canada's Top 10 Highest Yield Neighbourhoods and as one of the Best Markets for Capital Growth. The full neighbourhood report is available in the magazine's November/December 2015 issue. Visit www.oshawa.ca/business or follow @InvestOshawa for more.

Calling For Floats - Santa's Coming To Town!
On Saturday November 21, Santa's Parade of Lights Oshawa will begin at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Oshawa. Groups interested in entering a float in the 2015 Santa's Parade of Lights Oshawa can drop by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 144 Richmond Street West, Oshawa to pick up an entry form, visit www.oshawasantaclausparade.org to download the form, send a request to info@oshawasantaclausparade.org. Deadline for entries: Friday, November 13, 2015.

BDC Financing Offer Now Available Online
BDC's online application for financing needs of up to $50,000, is now available online and takes only a few days to get approval and funds. Visit website for details. If you have questions, contact Lisa Paulin, Account Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada | Banque de développement du Canada at 905-665-5620.

Diabetes Clinic Opens at Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health has opened a diabetes clinic at its Bowmanville hospital site. The hospital also operates diabetes clinics in Whitby and Port Perry and diabetes support groups in Clarington and Oshawa. The Bowmanville diabetes clinic is fully accessible and is located on the second floor of the hospital (south side) in freshly renovated space. Clients can ask their doctor or primary health provider for a referral to the clinic, or self-refer. Call the Lakeridge Health Diabetes Program at (905) 576-8711 ext. 3726 or visit www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca or call the Central East Community Care Access Centre Central Diabetes Intake 1-888-997-9996 to learn more.

Canadian Blood Services logo Canadian Blood Services needs the Oshawa community to "ADOPT A DAY" and 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 melissa.smith-mcguire@blood.ca to book an appointment call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca.

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 marketing@oshawachamber.com.  
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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 membersbenefitprogram.com/gocc or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. 



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