July 1, 2014 - 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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The Chamber staff wish you a safe and enjoyable Canada Day Celebration at Lakeview Park! Fireworks take place at dusk!
The Chamber office will be closed on Canada Day and will re-open at 9AM on Wednesday, July 2.  

June 13, 2014 - Today it was announced that Kathleen Wynne's Ontario Liberal Party will form the next government of Ontario. Recently, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce asked Ms. Wynne's party to respond to the top five Business Priorities for the 2014 election. Here is what the Ontario Liberal Party says it will do to create a business climate that fosters investment and growth.

Business Priority 1
Tackle the Debt and Deficit
What specific steps will you take to eliminate the deficit and pay down the debt, while protecting core services that Ontarians value?
The Ontario Liberal Party is committed to balance the budget by 2017–18 in a fair and responsible way, and agrees with the OCC that across-the board cuts would hurt Ontarians and restrict our ability to balance the budget.
We have a strong record of fiscal management and achievement. We have maintained the lowest program spending per capita of any province. We have implemented around 80 percent of the Drummond recommendations, while rejecting those that would diminish public services. We’ve kept spending growth overall at around 2.2 percent over the last three years; less than the growth of the economy and inflation.

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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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JUNE 5, 2014, OSHAWA - We've just wrapped up the Provincial Election Debate hosted by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Durham Region Home Builders' Association at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. Candidates from the three major parties for the Oshawa, Durham and Whitby-Oshawa ridings were on hand to state their platforms and debate the issues of concern to the business community. The Breakfast Debate will be re-broadcast on Rogers TV Durham seven times before the election beginning Saturday, June 7 @ 6:00 PM; Sunday, June 8 @ 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM; Monday, June 9 @ 1:30 AM and 5:00 PM; Tuesday, June 10 @ 12:00 AM and 1:30 PM. For details, visit www.rogerstv.com/