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Three-time Olympic Champion Marnie McBean! PDF Print E-mail

With the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games just around the corner, Durham has lots to talk about! So on Thursday, Oct. 23rd John Sturrup and Bob Malcolmson joined sport stakeholders from Durham Region municipalities, local sports clubs and associations, provincial and national sport organizations, facility operators, hoteliers, educational institutions, and local media at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville to collaborate and advance Sports Tourism in Durham. The keynote speaker on “The Power of More: How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals” was Marnie McBean, three-time Olympic Champion. Pictured (L to R) is Chamber President John Sturrup owner of JS2 Marketing & Communications, Marnie McBean and Bob Malcolmson, CEO, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
Help Ontario Emerge Stronger: Take the OCC's New Survey PDF Print E-mail


October 9, 2014 - In January 2015, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will release the fourth edition of its Emerging Stronger economic agenda for Ontario. Take the OCC's latest survey to add your voice to Canada's most credible survey of business opinion.

The results of this survey will inform the agenda and are critical to understanding how the business climate in Ontario can be improved.


By taking a moment to complete this short survey, you will be entered into a draw to win two roundtrip tickets to anywhere Porter Airlines flies.

Please note that only the prize winner will be contacted. Promotional consideration for this survey has been provided by Porter Airlines.

Oshawa to Host TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Next Spring PDF Print E-mail

Residents invited to be torchbearers at

Oct. 6, 2014 - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice, is coming to Oshawa next spring.

Three-thousand torchbearers will proudly carry the flame and share its welcoming Pan Am spirit on the 41-day journey towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015 to officially open the Games.

Residents of Oshawa are invited to enter to be one of three-thousand torchbearers today at, and to enter with the City of Oshawa to be selected as the Community Torchbearer at

Improving Durham’s Business Climate Focus of Breakfast With Mayoral Candidates PDF Print E-mail

Sept 27, 2014 - The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) is calling on local candidates in the municipal election to take action to improve Oshawa and Durham Region’s business climate and foster economic growth.

With over forty candidates vying for election in Oshawa and with the extensive coverage of All Candidates debates and profiles by the local media the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to better inform its members, is focusing on who will be the next Mayor in Oshawa and Clarington and Durham’s next Regional Chair.

Chair Of Carolinas' Nuclear Cluster To Speak At Durham Economic Prosperity Conference PDF Print E-mail

Sept. 25, 2014 - Durham Region has not only experienced unparalleled economic growth, but is also facing many business challenges going forward. In an effort to maximize the region’s economic opportunities community leaders from business, academia, labour and government are being invited to attend the 5th Economic Conference on the future of Durham Region this fall.

The one half day “think tank” Conference will feature keynote speakers, forums and interactive panel discussions. Confirmed speakers to date are: Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and MP Ajax/Pickering; Jim Little, Chair of Carolinas' Nuclear Cluster; Jianwei Yu, Consul (Commercial) Consulate General of the P.R. China in Toronto; Dr. Ron Oberth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI);...

Regional Chair Candidates Election Priorities - Keeping You Informed PDF Print E-mail

Sept 24, 2014 - As this is the first time we will be electing a Regional Chair, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce felt it was important to inform the business community and therefore posed four questions to each of the candidates on September 18th and asked each to reply to the Chamber no later than Noon Wednesday September 24, 2014 to meet our press deadline. The questions were about Nuclear, Metrolinx, Interest Arbitration and the candidate’s expertise. We advised that if no response was received by the deadline it would be noted in the publication that a response was not received.

Greater Oshawa Chamber Has Plan To Tackle Youth Unemployment In Region PDF Print E-mail

Sept. 20, 2014 - The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to help turn the tide on youth unemployment and address the skills gap. The Chamber is announcing Magnet, a leading-edge networking platform that will help employers in Oshawa connect with recent graduates and qualified candidates.

The Magnet network has one goal: to ensure that individuals within its network are matched to promising job opportunities and that organizations connect to qualified candidates.

Business Excellence Award Recipients Celebrate at the Regent Theatre PDF Print E-mail

Sept 19, 2014 - Congratulations to the Chamber's Business Excellence Award recipients. We had an amazing time last night. Thank you to our hosts for the Pre-Awards party at Avanti's, Award Ceremony at the Regent Theatre and dinner at Fazios! Pictured above are New Enterprise Award - Dean Lawrence of Speedpro Imaging Durham; Civic Pride Award - Nina Romano of Nina Romano Insurance Agency Inc.; Business Person of the Year Award, Charles Morrison of Creighton Law LLP; Business Excellence Award - Jeff Robinson of J.J. McGuire General Contractors and Innovation Award - Deborah Jollymore of triOS College Business Technology Healthcare. Our photographer took hundreds of pictures and we will post more next week once they are edited.
BOARD ELECTIONS – 2015 - Chamber seeking 5 new Directors PDF Print E-mail

Director nominations are now open. Director nominations may be filed at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, 44 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, commencing from July 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Directors will be elected for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2015 ending December 31, 2017.  All active members or member representatives in good standing are eligible to hold elected office.

Nomination papers and a Candidate’s Guide are available from the C.E.O. & General Manager of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. A signed consent to the nomination and a declaration of qualification by the candidate are required. (Nomination Form)

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