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Message from your CEO

As the new CEO & General Manager, I am honoured to be leading you into the next era of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

For almost ninety years, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce has continued to be the leader in providing services, promotion of business opportunities and co-operation between its members and all businesses within our community. 

As we look ahead to the future together we will create a path that will enable us to serve you, our Members, with confidence and be the voice of business to all businesses and organizations throughout our community.

I look forward to meeting and working with you as we move into the next chapter of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce! 

Nancy Shaw
CEO & General Manager  

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Nominations for the 21st Annual Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (BEA) are now open.
Do you know of a business or person who should be recognized for their outstanding achievements?
The award categories are Business Person, New Enterprise, Civic Pride, Innovation, EnGen and Business Excellence. 

All you need to do is simply email the name of the organization and contact information and tell us why they should be considered, and we will take care of the rest.
It's that easy! Send to  register@oshawachamber.com 
Deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5PM.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa

We've brought together the leaders in our business community to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services and discuss the current market trends and opportunities. Join us to promote your business and network among the best of the best!
Members and general public: $10.00 (plus HST) 
Exhibitors tables: Sold out!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Biz After 5
New Member’s Reception 
Monday, May 9, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
44 Richmond St., W., Oshawa

Join us for wine and cheese and meet our newest members, government officials, Board and Committee members and the Chamber team and learn how to make the most of your GOCC membership. 

This is a free member’s only event!

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 9 at noon

Sponsored by:
Lunch & Learn
Value Investing:
Sharpen Your Stock Picking Skills
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
44 Richmond St., W., Oshawa 

Facilitated by Steven Ko of  Starvine Capital

Learn from the experts about the value of investing, along with the errors that are all to common when it comes to investment, resources for improving your investment game and building a checklist to promote consistency.  

This is a free member’s only benefit! Only one member per member business!

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 9 at noon
Facilitated by:
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
160 Alexander Street, Oshawa

Get ready to officially welcome summer at the Annual Golf Tournament!  Your all inclusive day includes 18 holes of premium golf, power cart, door and raffle prizes, contests, BBQ lunch and 3 course plated dinner! Showcase your brand! 
Donate an item for the silent auction or put some swag in the welcome bag!

Golf & Dinner: $225.00 plus HST
Dinner only: $65.00 plus HST

Purchase tickets today to ensure you receive your special gift bag! Pre-registration is required. 
Put your swag in the Welcome Gift Bag! 
CLICK HERE  for details.

Registration Deadline: Deadline: May 12, 2016


Delivered through Esso, this program saves drivers 3.5 cents per litre off the posted pump price plus other services and merchandise purchased at any Esso-Branded Service Station.

Chamber member businesses can now access discounted rates for both the business and their employees' personal use.

Contact Mario Ojeda Iniguez at 
(819) 962 4465 mario.iniguez@wexinc.com  or

This site allows the user to chose business or individual applications. 

The FAQ sheet will help answer the most common questions about the program. 
Did you know that our print directory and online directory are great ways to find local businesses and services? When you support your fellow members, you add value to each other's memberships. It just works better when we all work together.

View our online directory here.  

The printed directory was mailed to all businesses in the Greater Oshawa area and all Chamber members on April 4th. If you did not receive your copy, please shoot us an email to let us know! 
B usiness Of The Month    
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage on being named BUSINESS OF THE MONTH for APRIL!
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Bob Malcolmson has retired after 18 years as CEO of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. He went out in style at a grand farewell celebration with over 100 family, friends, peers, colleagues and staff in attendance.  Pictured here is Bob at the Ontario Regiment Officers' Mess surrounded by his past Chamber Presidents. For more photos of the evening, visit www.fb.com/oshawachamber.
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce held its 87th Annual General Meeting on March 30 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. Outgoing Chamber President Jeff Hayes was presented with a limited edition print from a local artist by incoming President Natalie Sims to acknowledge  an outstanding job well done during his term as Chamber President in 2015. Thank you for a memorable  year Jeff!
A big Chamber congratulations goes out to the law office of Marie G. Michaels & Associates on their Grand Re-Opening at their 52 King Street West, Bowmanville office! Chamber President Natalie Sims of Durham Medical was on hand to present Marie G. Michaels with a congratulatory certificate!
Harmony Hill Retirement Community celebrated their Grand Opening in style! With an evening filled with events, entertainment, five gourmet themed food stations and an assortment of beverages, all guests and members were treated like family. Located at 1335 Benson Street in Oshawa, Harmony Hill Retirement Community is definitely a welcoming environment for everyone who walks in the door.  
Chamber Board member Don Pitman of Guardian Residential Services and Chamber Ambassadors Linda Porritt of Century 21 Infinity Realty Inc., Steven Ko of Starvine Capital and Kevin Brady of The Digital Marketing People were on hand to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Harmony Creek Community & Events Centre at 15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa. Visit www.harmonycreek.ca to view the Community Centre’s upcoming event schedule.  
Chamber Board member Don Pitman of Guardian Residential Services and Chamber Ambassadors Lisa McKnight of McCAM Insurance Brokers Ltd., Steven Ko of Starvine Capital and Kevin Brady of The Digital Marketing People were on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening of BarBurrito Restaurant at 1381 Wilson Road North, Oshawa with franchise owner Peter Gassal, BarBurrito’s staff and friends. Stop in for a taste of Mexican cuisine!  
On April 2nd 1966 one hundred and fifty friends and family gathered in Messina, Sicily to celebrate the wedding of Tino and Amelia Fazio and start them on their lifelong journey together. When they immigrated to Canada, Tino brought with him the idea of good friends spending good nights around his table. With this in mind, he opened Fazio’s Restaurant and Wine Experience at the corner of Simcoe and Athol Streets in Downtown Oshawa in 1979 and they haven’t looked back. Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary from your friends at the Chamber.
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40% off Initial Assessment + 20% Off Orthotics

Northern Chiropractic Centre  
1808 Simcoe St., N.  
Oshawa ON   L1G 4X9
(905) 436-6666

GOCC members receive 40% off Initial Assessment (Regular price $40 off) plus 20% Off Orthotics with Complimentary Gait Scan ($180 value).

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Calling All Everyday Heros!
Canadian Blood Services has sent out an urgent call for blood donations at their Oshawa Clinic located at 1300 Harmony Road North!  Contact 1-888-2-donate or visit www.blood.ca to book your appointment!  Remember, it's in you to give! 


As more and more Canadians look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint by “keeping it local”, there is one way to help your community grow and prosper that many citizens may never think of – completing the census.

Did you know that the census collects demographic information on every person living in Canada so that programs and services in communities can be improved? The information that is collected by the census, which starts on May 2 this year, is used by local, provincial and federal governments, businesses and various social service and ethno-cultural organizations for planning.

Everything from pensions, health care and employment programs to new schools, public transit, hospitals and daycare centres are all influenced by the information shared during the census. When you think of the census in that context, suddenly it becomes a whole lot more than a piece of paper or an online questionnaire. It’s an opportunity to take action and help shape your community.

For a zero-waste approach, complete your census online. Canadians will be receiving a letter in early May, giving them instructions for completing their census questionnaire. A secure access code will also be given to protect your identity and the security of your information when completing your questionnaire online.

You could be randomly selected to complete the long-form questionnaire, however, most Canadians will be asked to complete the short-form census. Either way, the census will provide the information communities and organizations need until the next census comes around five years from now.

More information on the benefits of completing your census can be found online at www.census.gc.ca.

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 .