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Early Bird Rate - Power of Success PDF Print E-mail

July 20, 2015 - Join Tony Robbins Best-Selling Author of Unlimited Power and Money: Master the Game along with 6 exceptional guest speakers at the Power of Success event in Toronto on Wednesday September 16th, 2015 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Toronto, ON). Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce members (and guests), will receive an “Early Bird” general registration rate of only $97.00 plus HST (a savings of $100.00 off the regular Early Bird rate of $197). For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click HERE!

EnGen Achievement Award - Call For Nominations PDF Print E-mail

The Chamber is looking for individuals with amazing accomplishments to celebrate their success with all of the business community. The EnGen Business Achievement Award, presented by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is the opportunity to share and celebrate these inspirational individuals. The Award is designed to recognize individuals in our community who are under the age of 40 and who are making their mark in the Greater Oshawa area and beyond. Their individual achievements may be through career and business accomplishments, personal & professional development and/or contributions to the community.

Minister Raitt Engages Durham, York And Toronto Area Community, Business, Municipal Leaders On Next Steps For The Pickering Lands PDF Print E-mail

July 13, 2015 - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today met with the Greater Oshawa Chamber along with other Chamber and Board of Trade colleagues, regional and municipal leaders, and business stakeholders from across Durham Region to discuss the government’s next steps in the management of the Pickering Lands.

Durham Realtors Celebrate 10 Years Of Riding And Raising Money For Charity PDF Print E-mail

July 8, 2015 — A group of motorcycle-riding Realtors en route to Ottawa dropped in to Durham today to help raise funds for shelter-related causes and charities across Ontario. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Motorcycle Ride for Charity, an annual event organized by the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation.

Provincial Chambers Address The Impact Of Rising Electricity Costs On Business PDF Print E-mail

July 8, 2015 — A new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC), and over forty Chambers through out the province are calling on the Government of Ontario to tackle the impact of rising electricity costs on the business community. The report, Empowering Ontario: Constraining Costs and Staying Competitive in the Electricity Market, is the most widely consulted report in the history of the province-wide network. It makes five recommendations that government and energy agencies must take to curb rising costs and keep businesses in the province.

UOIT Receives $26.9 Million In Federal Support For Major New Research Centre PDF Print E-mail

July 8, 2015 - The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Durham was joined today by Dr. Tim McTiernan, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to announce funding of up to $26.9 million for the new Centre of Advanced Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) building under the New Building Canada Plan, in Ontario. This project will provide much needed academic, entrepreneurial and research spaces on the University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus.

OCC Responds to Ontario Credit Rating Downgrade PDF Print E-mail

July, 7, 2015 - Yesterday, the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor downgraded Ontario’s long-term credit rating from AA- to A+, while affirming Ontario’s short-term A-1+ rating. The rating agency cited Ontario’s “consistently very weak budgetary performance and very high debt levels” as primary drivers of the credit downgrade. Ontario is currently running a $8.5 billion deficit. The Province is paying over $11 billion a year on interest payments to service its nearly $290 billion debt.

5 Minutes for Business: The Top 3 Issues In The Federal Election: Jobs, Jobs, And Jobs PDF Print E-mail

June 30, 2015 - Canadian Chamber of Commerce Report: Jobs are always a top issue in a federal election, but with this shaky economy, it’s fast becoming the number one priority. Opposition parties have made much of the recent bad news: in the first quarter, Canada’s GDP shrank by 0.6%, exports tumbled 5.6% and corporate profits fell by 14% as the drop in oil prices slammed the Canadian economy.

New Law To Protect The Personal Information Of Canadians Online PDF Print E-mail

June 30, 2015 - Canadians increasingly turn to the Internet to conduct their day-to-day activities such as online shopping and banking, they need to have confidence that their personal information is protected. That is why the Government of Canada passed legislation in June amending the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) modernizing Canada's private sector privacy law. It sets clear rules for how personal information can be collected, used and disclosed. The Digital Privacy Act is now law except for sections that require regulatory measures. These amendments to PIPEDA will impact every organization (businesses and not-for profits) that collects or stores personal information of employees or clients.

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