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21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at this black-tie optional affair, as we celebrate the accomplishments and successes of local businesses and business persons at our 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, September 22nd at Tosca Banquet Hall!
Register here to reserve your spot at this 'event of the year!'
Hurry, tickets sell out FAST!
Small Business: Too Big Too Ignore Roundtable
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, 13 local businesses gathered in the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce's boardroom for a Small Business: Too Big Too Ignore Roundtable discussion led by Gary Valcour, Chair of the Chamber's Government Policy Committee and Karl Baldauf, Vice President, policy & Government Relations at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

The Roundtable touched on issues that effect small businesses, such as the rising cost of hydro, available employees, concerns about regulatory burdens, and inefficient government.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce will be compiling all answers from the participating Chambers' Roundtables and creating a report based on the finding for September 2016.

 
 
Introducing Kyle Benham - Oshawa's New Director of Economic Development
 The Corporation of the City of Oshawa has welcomed Kyle Benham as its new Director of Economic Development Services, effective June 13, 2016.

"We are very excited to introduce Mr. Kyle Benham as the City's new Director of Economic Development Services," said Commissioner of Development Services, Paul Ralph. "He has over 20 years of municipal economic development experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business development and incubation, marketing, sector development and investment attraction."

Mr. Benham has led a number of economic development organizations during his career. This includes serving as the City of Toronto's Director of Business Development and Retention and as the Executive Director of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. He has come to Oshawa from the Town of Milton where he was most recently the Program Coordinator for the Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre.

Lunch & Learn Speakers Wanted!
Do you have a presentation or topic you think would interest Chamber members?
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for speakers to present at our upcoming 2017 Lunch & Learns!
If interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Ashley Bain, Events Coordinator at 905.728.1683 for more information!
 
Venues For Chamber Events Wanted
Are you a venue 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!  
Durham Region Association of REALTORS®
Announces New Executive Officer 
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the Durham Region Association of
REALTORS® (DRAR) new Executive Officer, Wendy Giroux!

Wendy comes to DRAR from the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS®
where she was the Executive Officer.
CHAMBER EVENTS

August 10, 2016


September 22, 2016


September 29, 2016
New Members' Reception

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Every Saturday
Tank Saturdays


Every Wednesday
Show and Shine


October 13 - 19, 2016 
B usiness Of The Month    
2nd Time Around Tires
On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador Committee; Congratulations to 2nd Time Around Tire and team for being named Business of The Month for August 2016!

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COUPON OF THE MONTH...

Deer Creek Golf Club

2700 Audley Rd., N.
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(905) 427-7737

25% discount on room rentals.

Deer Creek Golf Club is pleased to offer Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce a 25% discount of room rental when you book your meeting, banquet or special event at Deer Creek.

Expires: 12/31/2016

DISCLAIMER:
The Association is not responsible for fulfillment of this coupon


WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
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MEMBER BENEFITS

COST SAVING PROGRAMS

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!
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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