On Thursday, June 5, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association, will host an election debate for the Oshawa, Durham and Whitby-Oshawa ridings. WE NEED YOU THERE! The  three major party, (Liberal, PC and NDP) candidates from the three ridings have been invited to attend and state their platforms and debate the issues of concern to the business community. The breakfast debate will be held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Make your voice heard...plan to attend! Click here to register online.

May 15, 2014: The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) is calling on local candidates in the provincial election to take actions in order to improve Ontario’s business climate and foster economic growth. Earlier today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the GOCC released Ontario Election 2014: Business Priorities, which among other recommendations, calls on all political parties to tackle Ontario’s growing debt, address out-of-control electricity prices, and invest in critical infrastructure.

“This provincial election comes at a critical time for the province,” says Bob Malcolmson CEO of the Chamber “Our economy is recovering, but growth is sluggish. More than ever, government has to ensure it is doing everything in its power to encourage investment and job creation in the province.”

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, in a continuing effort to keep the electorate informed, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Durham Region Home Builders' Association will host an election debate for the Oshawa, Durham and Whitby/Oshawa ridings.

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As of July 1, 2014 a comprehensive regime comes into force with new anti-spam legislations in Canada. Any business or organization using e-mail, text messaging or social networks to promote products and services is advised to learn about Canada's new anti-spam law. Once it is in force, compliance with the law will be mandatory, and following the new rules will help businesses and organizations build and maintain the trust of clients and customers.

Consider these first steps for getting ready...

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The Durham Economic Prosperity Conference (DEPC), introduced in 2006, was an unprecedented success. Since then, every second year forward thinking leaders from across the region meet to discuss the most pressing issues facing Durham Region.

In an effort to maximize the Region’s economic opportunities and follow up on the success of the 2012 Conference, plans are underway for the fifth Economic Conference on the future of Durham Region. The Conference, slated for November 14th 2014, ...

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April 15, 2014 - Since 2004, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce supported by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has called for completion of Hwy 407 to Highway 35/115 stressing that the negative economic, safety, and capital investment impact to Ontario of not proceeding to complete the Eastward Extension is real.

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