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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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Chamber Report Identifies Steps to Ensure 2015 Pan Am Games Leaves a Lasting Economic Legacy PDF Print E-mail

A new report from the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce identifies the crucial steps that governments and the private sector must take in order to ensure that the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan American Games leave a positive, lasting economic legacy in Durham Region, the GTA and the province.

“The 2015 Games will enhance the abilities for the Region of Durham to promote SPORT DURHAM and going forward the ability to attract future sporting events to Durham Region,” says Bob Malcolmson CEO & General Manager of the Greater Oshawa chamber of Commerce.

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Pickering Airport Update PDF Print E-mail

On August 21, 2014 Bob Malcolmson CEO & GM of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce attended a Minister of Transport consultative roundtable session in Markham with senior key business stakeholders. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., updated the group on the department’s progress on the development and management of the Pickering Lands and to listen to any further views on this topic. In attendance were business leaders from the GTA Airports including Hamilton, Kitchener Waterloo, Billy Bishop Buttonville and the GTAA. Also representing the air carriers were Porter, Air Canada and Westjet as well as representatives from various industry associations.

 
FedDev Ontario Roundtable PDF Print E-mail

On August 6, 2014 the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosted a roundtable with the Honourable Minister Gary Goodyear. The Minster presented an overview of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives (SOPI) and the Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) 2014 to over twenty senior key business stakeholders and Colin Carrie MP Oshawa. In attendance were business leaders from the Greater Oshawa area along with representatives of UOIT, Durham College, the City of Oshawa, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, General Motors and members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Pictured (l to r) is Chamber VP Jeff Hayes, Minister Gary Goodyear, Chamber President John Sturrup and Dr. Colin Carrie, MP Oshawa.

Download the full presentation: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario: Overview of 2014–19 Programming Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives (SOPI) and Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF,) and Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

 
Chamber Report Identifies Steps to Ensure 2015 Pan Am Games Leaves a Lasting Economic Legacy PDF Print E-mail

August 15, 2014: A new report from the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce identifies the crucial steps that governments and the private sector must take in order to ensure that the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan American Games leave a positive, lasting economic legacy in Durham Region the GTA and the province.

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Volunteers Wanted...Share Your Talents and Reap the Benefits! PDF Print E-mail

Would you or an associate like a unique opportunity to network, promote your business or enhance a new employee’s people skills. A Chamber Committee gives you that opportunity. Lending a hand for as little as two hours a month is a great way to benefit your business, make lasting contacts or enhance your proficiency as a team player. The Chamber has just the committee to fit your interests or your area of expertise. There are many to choose from... 

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Chamber Celebrates Business Excellence...2014 Award Recipients Announced PDF Print E-mail

Over the past nineteen years, the Greater Oshawa Chamber has taken the opportunity to recognize business achievements in our community with over 90 businesses and organizations being honoured at the Annual Business Excellence Awards event. Since 1989 twenty five individual business leaders have been recognized as Business Persons of the Year.

Keeping the high quality and caliber of the event in mind the “party of the year to Celebrate Business” kicks-off on Thursday, September 18th with a Pre-Award Cocktail Reception at Avanti’s Restaurant, beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Red Carpet greeting and Awards Presentation at the Regent Theatre beginning at 6:15 p.m. Paparazzi supplied! There are exciting prizes to be won with all attendees eligible to win. The Post-Award dinner will be held at Fazio’s Restaurant beginning at 8:00 p.m.

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Oshawa Recreation & Culture Services Launches Blood Drive Challenge PDF Print E-mail

The City of Oshawa’s Recreation & Culture Services staff have launched a summer blood drive challenge in support of Canadian Blood Services. Recreation & Culture Services full-time and part-time staff are competing against each other to determine who can donate the most pints of blood during the months of July, August and September.

This week, the Recreation & Culture Services staff kicked-off their challenge and encourages Oshawa residents to also donate. To book an appointment to donate blood, download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca or call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

 
In Memoriam - John A.Walker PDF Print E-mail

It is with heavy hearts the family of Johnny Walker announce his passing on Wednesday June 11th, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Friends and family will be received for visitation at Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:00am at St. George's Memorial Anglican Church, 39 Athol Street, Oshawa followed by interment at Thornton Cemetery, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa. A reception will follow at the Ontario Regiment, The Officers' Mess, Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury, 53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.

John Walker was in his 67th year. Dear son of Ruth Walker and the late Alex Walker. Much loved brother of Jim Walker & his wife Kathy of Oshawa and Bob Walker & his wife Jan of Whitehorse. Lovingly remembered by his nephew Adam Shetler & Danielle and their children Mason & Nola and by his niece Hannah Woodwalker and nephew Jack Woodwalker.

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