April 20, 2016 - Submitted by: Mark Wiseman, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. "I am quite excited to be the first guest writer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s 5 Minutes for Business. Although our country represents only about 3% of the global economy, we have a wide array of world-class companies. Banking, mining, and oil and gas tend to hog the spotlight, but Canadians are breaking ground in areas like robotics, retail and pharmaceuticals (not to mention pension fund management).

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Spring Market Showcase

April 20, 2016 - It was all about networking and promoting business at the Chamber's Spring Market Showcase event held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre Oshawa last night! The Chamber's Events Committee brought together the leaders in our business community to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services. Presentations by Dr. Gian of Northern Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and Claudine Pereira, also known as The Pink Coach were the hightlight of the event.
 
 
April 18, 2016 – Grab a shovel and some work gloves! Residents are invited to take part in a tree-planting event for Durham Court Park, hosted by the City of Oshawa in partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute and Scouts Canada. The mission of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute honours Canada’s fallen by planting 117,000 trees, one for every fallen Canadian Soldier since Confederation, along the Highway of Heroes between Trenton and Toronto. 

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Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, College and Universities along with Durham MPP, Granville Anderson

April 19, 2016 - Durham College announced today that it has received $22 million in funding from the provincial government toward the construction of the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) at the Oshawa campus. The announcement, which was made by the Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, College and Universities along with Durham MPP, Granville Anderson, at an event held at the Oshawa campus this morning, represents one of the largest investments in DC by the provincial government since the college opened its doors in 1967.

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April 16, 2016 - Downtown Oshawa is home to a new hotel with the recent opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oshawa at 67 Simcoe Street North (northeast corner of Simcoe Street North and Richmond Street East). The new $25 million, 6-storey hotel includes 125 guest rooms and suites, an indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness facilities and underground parking. The convention centre will open later in 2016. A full service restaurant is also planned for the building. 

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