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The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Remembers the Fallen at Remembrance Day Ceremony 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce's Vice-President, Gary Valcour placed a wreath on behalf of the Chamber at the Oshawa Memorial Park's Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday, November 11th as a tribute to all the brave men & women who have served our country.
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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!
Regional & City Councillor Dan Carter Says 'Goodbye' to Television Career
Durham College Ranked One of Canada's Top 50 Research College's for Fourth Consecutive Year 

Durham College (DC) announced on November 3, 2016 that for the fourth year in a row it has been ranked among Canada’s top 50 research colleges by Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian research and development intelligence company.

The annual list is informed by data on research income, research intensity and research partnerships and projects at colleges across the country.

“Research and innovation have always been at the heart of what DC does as one of Ontario’s leading post-secondary institutions,” said Debbie McKee Demczyk, dean, Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE), DC. “This ranking once again proves the importance of and our commitment to prioritizing applied research on campus to enhance our students’ experiences, provide real-world solutions, and advance business and industry ideas to support our community’s economic health.”

Led by the team at ORSIE, DC continues to initiate and support a variety of research activities aimed at integrating discovery and innovation into the academic environment. The college puts particular focus on the areas of energy efficiency, agriculture, health care and wearable technology, which closely align with the college’s market-driven academic programs and research capabilities, and help support local business, industry and community organizations.

Some of DC’s most recent applied research projects include:

  • Building a novel, innovative control and monitoring system for an energy-efficient refrigeration unit as well as a pre-packaged solar electric system ideal for remote locations and applications such as radio, security cameras, telemetry or lighting where normal power is not readily available, and a power conservation module for traffic cameras.
  • Building a software application for a company using unmanned aerial vehicles for farm scouting.
  • Developing pest management strategies to control apple leaf curling midge in apple orchards.
  • Building a semi-automated harvesting system to increase productivity and reduce the labour requirements involved in the spinach harvesting process.
  • Developing a video conferencing system to connect patients with their physicians and caregivers to reduce hospital re-admissions.
  • A prototype with low-cost, non-invasive sensors and signal processing to monitor vital signs wherever Wi-Fi is available, making it possible to monitor patients in the least inhibiting way.

Learn more about applied research at DC.

See the complete list of Canada’s top 50 research colleges.

Do It In Durham: Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off!

Do It In Durham is a collaborative series of events held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is brought to you by local businesses and organizations who are already ‘Doing it in Durham!” and who want to share their expertise and experience with other entrepreneurs in the community.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship taking place in 160 countries. http://www.gew.co

Now in its 4th year, ‘Do It In Durham’ has become a major part of the business calendar in Durham Region. This year, from November 14 to 18, ‘Do it in Durham’ will bring together a series of partners who will host events for the benefit of Durham’s Entrepreneurial Community.

‘Do It In Durham’ will begin on November 10th with a flag raising in honour of Global Entrepreneurship Week, followed by BizFest – a showcase of all the support organizations that could help businesses to start and grow.

Venues For Chamber Events Wanted
Are you a venue owner wanting to expose your space to the local business community?
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for venues to host a variety of our upcoming 2017 Business 4 Breakfasts and Biz After 5!  
If interested in becoming a host venue, please contact Ashley Bain, Event Coordinator, at 905.728.1683 for more information!  
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B usiness Of The Month    
BDO Canada LLP (Oshawa Branch)
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee; Congratulations to BDO Canada LLP (Oshawa Branch) for being named Business of The Month for November 2016!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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 our 2016-2017 upcoming Chamber Committees.
Interested? Click the  here to learn more about the different committees and member responsibilities!
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December 10, 2016
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December 21, 2016
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