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Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. announces free High Level Walk for Commercial & Industrial Customers. 

Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. is pleased to offer free High Level Walk Through Assessments to our commercial and industrial customers.  Our experienced provider, Burman Energy Consultants Group Inc., will help identify key energy saving opportunities in your facilities, free of charge!  Here’s how you benefit.  
  • Identify key opportunities for savings within your organization and operations
  • Clarify the Return-on-Investment (ROI) for various projects you might be contemplating and/or might not be aware are possible
  • Provide business case support, for electricity retrofit/efficiency projects

    To book an assessment or find out more information, please contact: Burman Energy Consultants Group Inc. at 877.662.5489. 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce 
Annual Golf Tournament is
SOLD OUT!!!
CHAMBER EVENTS



SWING INTO SUMMER SOCIAL
Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Parkwood Estates
270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Join us in welcoming summer at our ‘Swing Into Summer Social’ event at Parkwood. Enjoy a night in the gardens filled with live music, prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 

Members: $45.00 (Plus HST)    
Prospective Members: $50.00 (Plus HST)

(Each registration includes 1 complimentary drink ticket) 

Business 4 Breakfast  
Networking Breakfast Social
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Oshawa Clinic - Taunton Health Centre
1300 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa

Join us for breakfast!
This networking event includes a continental breakfast as well as a tour of Oshawa Clinic’s Surgical Centre, the Interventional Pain Centre and Physician Offices. 

Free parking will be available at the event.

Members: $15.00 Plus HST
Prospective Members: $20.00 Plus HST
B usiness Of The Month    
Tammy Lee Hanlon Insurance Agency - State Farm
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee, congratulations to the team at Tammy Lee Hanlon Insurance Agency on being named BUSINESS OF THE MONTH for MAY!
 
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COUPON OF THE MONTH...

AODA Compliancy 
Tune-up

WHERE:
Acede Consulting
Group Inc.
 
125 Alexandra St. 
OshawaON L1G 2C5
905-242-0977 
www.acede.ca 


WHAT's THE DEAL:
GOCC Chamber members are eligible to receive an AODA Compliancy tune-up. This package includes, a required Accessible Customer Service Policy, a training manual to conduct your in-house mandated training sessions and an IASR Policy, all tailored to your business.

COST:
Package rate $995.00
plus HST.
 

EXPIRES: 6/30/2016  




Grand Opening!
A BIG Chamber congratulations to Plato's Closet on their Grand Opening of their Oshawa store located at 1300 King Street, E., Oshawa!
C'MON! WE KNOW YOU'VE GOT IT IN YOU!
Canadian Blood Services has sent out an URGENT call for donors of O- & O+ blood types! Inventory is low for both blood types & appointments are desperately need to be filled to meet the needs of those who need blood! Donate today at their Oshawa Clinic located at 1300 Harmony Road North!  Contact 1-888-2-donate or visit www.blood.ca to book your appointment! 

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CENSUS!

Long-form? Short-form? Mandatory? Voluntary? So much to know, so little time. The census begins on May 2 this year and some Canadians may find the process a bit confusing given recent changes to the national tally. Set yourself up for census success by separating fact from fiction with these myth busters:

  1. The census is mandatory. All Canadians must complete their census questionnaire, either online, through the mail, in person or by phone. The mandatory long-form census replaces the previous voluntary household survey, as of November 2015.
  2. There are two types of census questionnaires. Three out of four Canadians will receive a short-form census with 10 questions, while one out of four will receive a long-form census with 60 questions. The short-form census provides basic household information such as address, marital status and number of children, while the long-form census digs deeper into things like citizenship and immigration status, ethnic background, birthplace of parents, education, income, housing, child care and other support payments, and employment status.
  3. The census measures more than just the number of people in Canada and where they live. Data collected from the census are used to make life easier for people and the communities where they live. For example, things like traffic congestion, overcrowded schools or new or improved hospitals and retirement centres can all be addressed using information from the census. 
  4. Your information is protected. Everything you report is kept confidential and is protected by law. Your identity gets separated from your information and is never attached to it again. Take note of the secure access code on your census letter from Statistics Canada, which you should receive on or around May 2. This code is one of the measures in place to ensure you can securely complete your census questionnaire online.
  5. The results of the census are released in 2017. Data from the 2016 Census will be released in a very timely fashion. The first data release (for population and dwelling counts) is scheduled for February 8, 2017.  

The actual questions, and other information, about the 2016 Census can be found on the Statistics Canada website, www.census.gc.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 info@oshawachamber.com .
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