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88th Annual General Meeting
with Keynote Speaker:
Kevin O'Leary

Thursday, April 6, 2017 // AGM 11:00 A.M.
Ajax Convention Centre

Golf Season Is HERE!
Early Bird Deadline For Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament is April 1st!
OPG Enters Venture to Provide Fuel for Deep Space Exploration
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is pleased to share the news that OPG and its venture arm, Canadian Nuclear Partners, will be seeking approvals to participate in a project to produce isotopes in support of deep space exploration.
Under the agreement, OPG would help create isotopes at Darlington used to fuel space probes. This is a very exciting project. No pursuit pushes the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits like space travel. We are proud to play a part - however small - in this most noble of human endeavours.
OPG's Pickering station employs a similar isotope process to create Cobalt 60 for use in the sterilization of surgical and medical supplies.

Background Facts

*  All deep space exploration projects are powered by plutonium 238 (Pu 238). These include the Voyager 1 and 2 (both launched in 1977 and now in interstellar space); the Curiosity Rover currently on Mars; and the Mars 2020 Rover.

*  Plutonium 238 is an isotope of plutonium.  However, Pu 238 cannot sustain a nuclear reaction and therefore cannot be used as a fuel in a nuclear reactor or in a nuclear weapon. Production at the Darlington station will help boost a dwindling global supply of the material.

Plutonium 238 emits steady heat due to its natural radioactive decay.  The heat generated decreases slowly in a highly predictable manner and can be harnessed into electric energy onboard a space ship.  In addition, the heat keeps scientific instruments warm enough to function in space.

OPG is seeking approvals to have isotope production begin by 2020

Submit Your Nominations!
22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards Nominations Close April 21st!
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Mayor's Luncheon 
City of Oshawa Mayor, John Henry joined over 220 local business leaders at the Chamber's Annual Mayor Luncheon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Tosca Banquet Hall & Conference Centre.

Mayor Henry spoke about the developments happening in the City of Oshawa and what the City can expect in 2017.  
Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce eNews Now Offering Advertisement Opportunities!
Do you want to maximize your business's exposure to the local community? Now's your chance! Place an ad in the Chamber's bi-weekly eNews to have your business exposed to over 850 local businesses and organizations! For more information on eNews ads and rates, contact Michelle Lea at michellelea@rogers.com or 905.433.7854!
GOCC Members Receive Whitby Chamber Member Pricing at 6th Annual Connect Women Event!
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 alike 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!  
Business Of The Month  
Durham Radio Inc.
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee; Congratulations to Durham Radio Inc. for being named Business of The Month for 
March 2017!

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Are you looking to get more involved in your local Chamber of Commerce? Wanting to make business contacts? Be involved in your community? 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to sit on 2017 Awards Committee. Contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Bain at 905.728.1683 for more details!

March 21, 2017
Connect Women

March 22, 2017
1st Annual Chamber Bowl 

March 31, 2017
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