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Are you looking for ways to share your business with  the local community?

Your Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce eNews publication is sent out biweekly to more than 850 local businesses and organizations.

For information on eNews ads and rates, contact Michelle Lea at michellelea@rogers.com or call 905-433-7854
 Red Tape Challenge: chemical manufacturing

The latest round of the Ontario's Red Tape Challenge has begun, looking to identify and fix outdated, unclear, redundant and unnecessarily costly regulations in the province. We want to hear your thoughts on how to cut red tape and make it easier to do business in Ontario. Businesses are paying attention to the Red Tape Challenge. Since the website was launched in March 2016, it has received more than 56,000 visits and over 1,100 comments. We have also identified 171 opportunities for government action to reduce the burden on businesses without compromising the public interest.


For more information or to participate in the challenge, please visit https://talks.ontario.ca/redtapechallenge.


 One of Canada’s fastest growing economies is in … Oshawa

It’s not your grandfather’s Oshawa.


The long-time home to GM Canada has evolved into a health sciences and education hub — and one of the nation’s top performing urban economies — thanks to what the Durham Workforce Authority calls a “creative push for growth” after the credit crunch and global auto sector implosion in 2008.


The city, along with Windsor, is expected to boast the fastest-growing economy this year among 15 medium-sized census metropolitan areas analyzed by the Conference Board of Canada in a report published Thursday. What’s more, the growth isn’t just about cars.


While GM remains a major employer and has unveiled new investment in Oshawa this year, health sciences, the professions, construction and retail have become key to what the report calls “red hot” jobs growth in the city about 60 kilometres from Toronto.


The city has seen the growth of nearly 30,000 jobs since 2011, including a record 18,000 in 2016.


“We’ve reinvented ourselves as a community,” said Oshawa Mayor John Henry, adding that the city has made strategic investments in universities and colleges, boasting 20,000 full-time students at three post-secondary institutions, as well as the largest, multi-specialty medical group practice in Canada.


To read the whole article, please visit our website.

To become a committee volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form and submit it to the Chamber by August 31, 2017
BOARDROOM FOR RENT!
Are you in need of a boardroom for an upcoming meeting, seminar, or event?
Don't worry! The Chamber has you covered!
We rent our boardroom to Chamber members and Non-members at competitive prices!
Half-day & full-day rentals available.
We have a list of Caterers at your request and also offer coffee/tea service at a nominal price.
If interested in renting the boardroom or to inquire about pricing; please contact the Chamber directly at 905.728.1683 for more information!  
Are you looking for a new and free networking event to connect with fellow members over some coffee every month?

For the whole month of August, your Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is a drop-off location for Feed the Need in Durham's Food Drive Challenge!


If you make a donation to this cause, you will be entered to win a free Business Card ad for a future edition of our newspaper, Business Matters!


Help us win the challenge and "lettuce" beat hunger together!

Celebrate 150 years of Canadian history with a national 2-day conference to highlight 150 Years of Canadian Business, presented in conjunction with Canada’s Sesquicentennial birthday celebrations.

Featuring several keynote speakers including Mr. Perrin Beatty, President & Chief Executive Officer of the  Canadian Chamber of Commerce . For more information, please visit their website!
Registration is open for this year's annual Business Excellence Awards! Register now to save your spot as space is limited and you don't want to miss the event of the season. Celebrate the achievements of local businesses while enjoying a host cocktail reception, a fun photo booth, great networking, antipasto bar and a delicious dinner. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call and for more information please visit our website.
  I Love the 90’s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa With Guests Rob Base, Young MC, and C+C Music Factory

Tribute Communities Centre

After a massive 2016 with over 110 shows across North America, the I LOVE THE 90’s TOUR will continue its momentum in 2017 with 40+ new stops in Canada, the United States and its first-ever international leg in Australia and New Zealand. The top-selling tour, which originally announced only 29 dates, quickly became the year’s most sought-after show, eventually racking up 110+ stops and selling out a number of arenas across the country. This year promises fans the same unbelievable live experience, with a lineup of the 90’s’ most iconic acts, including Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base, Young MC and C+C Music Factory when it stops in Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre on Saturday, September 9, 2017.


Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as an, “arena-sized dance party,” and described by The Arizona Republic as, “a hit-filled trip down memory lane,” the I Love the 90’s Tour is 2016’s most successful concert touring package with over 110 shows in 110 cities and more than 600,000 tickets sold with a gross box office revenue of over $36 million dollars. 


The I Love the 90’s Tour is represented by Universal Attractions Agency (UAA). Universal Attractions Agency’s Jeff Allen and Jeff Epstein, co-creators of the I Love the 90’s Tour, are more than excited at the breakout success of the tour and are confident that audiences are ready for their next dose of 90’s nostalgia. As both say, “Our object was to capture the imagination of a generation and the I Love the 90’s Tour is a phenomenon that has done just that.”   

Limited number of I Love the 90’s Tour VIP packages are available, including exclusive Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa VIP meet & greet packages, for details please click here.


Business Of The Month  
Steve's Leather Fashions

 For more than 40 years, Steve’s Leather Fashions has been a staple in the Oshawa downtown community.
     Regularly donating to local charities, Steve’s Leather Fashions staff are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. They create embellishments for clothing and have state-of-the-art embroidery and stencilling equipment for all types of material.
     Steve’s Leather Fashions can also provide various alterations to your wardrobe and if any clothes need a repair, they can fix it for you.
     Congratulations to Steve’s Leather Fashions for being named the Business of the Month for August 2017! Pictured in the photo is Steve Labrakos, owner of Steve’s Leather Fashions.


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