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The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber Network are looking for members to help shape our advocacy by completing the Business Confidence Survey .

Members can share their insights on the state of the Ontario economy, recent government policy, and the impact on business by taking the five-minute survey here: occ.ca/surveys

The Ontario Chamber Network is committed to ensuring government understands the issues impacting Ontario business in this province. That’s why we need your help in ensuring the voice of business is heard loud and clear at Queen’s Park. 

Follow this link , and in five minutes let the government know what’s important to you.
 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce eNews has many advertisement opportunities to suit your business!

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
Providing Small Businesses with Better Access to Government Support and Procurement Opportunities

Province Announces New Measures to Celebrate Small Business Week

Ontario is helping small businesses grow by providing better access to government support services and procurement opportunities.
Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today in Toronto, alongside Richard Koroscil, Interim President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Ontario will designate 33 per cent of its procurement spending to small and medium-sized businesses by 2020, which will be supported by initiatives to improve the process by making it easier for businesses to submit bids. 
The province has also launched a new program called  Small Business Access , which will provide resources online and over the phone to make it easier for small businesses to interact with the government and get the supports they need. The government is partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and working with small businesses to promote awareness of this new dedicated service.
Supporting small businesses is part of our plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Founded by Business Development Bank of Canada in 1981, Small Business Week is an annual nationwide celebration of entrepreneurs and small businesses. This year, it runs from October 15-21.
  • About 98 per cent of Ontario’s businesses have fewer than 100 employees.
  • Annually, Ontario government ministries procure approximately $6-billion worth of goods, services and construction.
  • Ontario recently introduced the proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017, which would, if passed, help build a smarter, more modern regulatory environment by rooting out unnecessary burdens and streamlining regulations.
  • Ontario’s five-year, $650-million Business Growth Initiative is helping to grow the economy and create jobs by promoting an innovation-based economy, helping small companies scale-up and modernizing regulations for businesses.

For more media releases from the province of Ontario, please visit our website .
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!
If you are interested in sitting on the 2018 Board of Directors we urge you to contact us at (905) 728-1683 or email memberservices@oshawachamber.com for a nomination kit.

Nominations are accepted until October 30, 2017
Attention businesses!

Have your business seen by thousands of people in Santa's parade of lights. For more information or to fill out an application to be part of the parade, please visit www.oshawasantaclausparade.org
Just a few hours left to register!
On October 19th come to the chamber and enjoy a breakfast while learning more about networking!
On October 25, come to the chamber for lunch and learn about cash management and protecting your business against fraud.
From 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. join your chamber to learn more about the benefits of being a member!

This is for new members and seasoned members who are looking to network and learn more about what it means to be a member of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce!
Coming up soon - Hockey Night in Oshawa! Join your chamber for some networking and hockey November 24!
Business Of The Month   
 Felicio's Cake Boutique
Family owned and operated since 2012 when it opened its doors in the downtown Oshawa core, Felicio’s Cake Boutique is driven by passion for people, and of course for baking.

Using only wholesome ingredients, fresh fruit, high-end chocolates and starting each recipe from scratch, the Felicio’s team treat every customer like family and values each experience.

The Brazilian culture is infused into their dishes, catering to a variety of appetites and varying audiences.
Congratulations to Felicio’s Cake Boutique on being named the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for October!

Pictured left to right are Chamber Ambassador Julie Cook of Lakeridge Health Foundation, Chamber Ambassador Vanessa Sosiak of Sixth Workshop, Cameron Ackerblade of Grand & Toy, Alexandra Valcour of Durham Outlook for the Needy, Terri
Fudge of Meridian Credit Union, Lisa McKnight of McCam Insurance, Valerie Pinfold of TD Commercial Banking, AlessandraFelico of Felicio’s Cake Boutique, Valdir Felissio of Felicio’s Cake Boutique and Ivano Labricciosa of OPUC.

For more information please visit www.felicioscakeboutique.com.

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Have you visited our website recently? Make sure you're up-to-date on chamber news and events that affect you and your business.

Do you know how your Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is governed? Click on the video from 2017 president Gary Valcour to learn more!
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DISCLAIMER:
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
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