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Canada Small Business Financing Program

Small businesses are an important part of Canada’s economy, but they face unique challenges when seeking financing. Here’s a program that members should know about: the Canada Small Business Financing Program. This program makes it easier for small businesses to obtain loans from financial institutions by sharing the risks with lenders.

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Wrap Yourself In Red This Holiday Season

Chamber of Commerce members – did you know...71% of Canadians state they would purchase or use the services of a company supporting the blood program.  (Ipsos Reid)

This year, show the Durham region your company cares by sharing your health and vitality through blood donation.  Start your commitment to save lives by making blood donation part of your company holiday gift plan. Foster life-saving goodwill among employees when you give blood together as a Canadian Blood Services’ Partners for Life team. Canadian Blood Services will proudly acknowledge your dedication on our Partner’s for Life board in the Oshawa permanent blood donor clinic.

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Auto Industry Will Recover – Touts Minister Clement

The automotive industry has been hard hit by the global recession but will remain a driving force across the country and in the City of Oshawa, Minister of Industry Tony Clement has assured business leaders here. “I have sometimes been accused of being an optimist … but let me say this: We will have an auto industry. It may look a bit different than it has in the past, but we will build cars and trucks in Canada, in Oshawa, and I believe that our domestic automakers can once again be competitive,” Clement said at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Durham Economic Prosperity Committee and Organization of Candu Industries.

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Selling The HST And Tax Reforms

Tax will create jobs, save business money: Revenue Minister Wilkinson.
The province’s proposed harmonized sales tax (HST) will help Ontario businesses become more competitive in a global economy. But it’s just one part of a comprehensive tax reform that will also reduce the small business corporate income tax rate and eliminate the small business deduction surtax. That’s the message Ontario Minister of Revenue John Wilkinson brought to a packed breakfast meeting hosted by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Durham Region Home Builders Association and Durham Region Association of Realtors.

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Canada on Track to Deliver Safe and Effective H1N1 Influenza Vaccine to Canadians

The Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, confirmed that the government remains on track to make an authorized H1N1 vaccine available for Canadians in early November.

“Let me be perfectly clear, in early November we will have a safe and effective vaccine that will begin rolling out to all Canadians who want and need it,” said Minister Aglukkaq.  “It is a vaccine that can be administered to both healthy Canadians and those with underlying medical conditions.”

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Your Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce recently upgraded its database! Learn how to use it in this how-to video.