The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce has been re-certified with an Accreditation with Distinction status from the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada—the highest award given by the council. The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is one of thirty-two Chambers from across Canada to be granted the designation of “Accredited With Distinction”. In 2005 the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce was the first GTA Chamber and one of three in Ontario to earn this status. There are now eight in Ontario and Oshawa remains one of four in the GTA along with Mississauga, Richmond Hill and Markham to be Accredited with Distinction.

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An induction ceremony and dinner was held Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts in Windsor, Ontario. honouring the 2007 Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame (CMHOF) inductees which included Oshawa’s own Col. R. Samuel McLaughlin, Founder, General Motors of Canada.


The vision and tenacity of these giants in industry have helped shape Canada’s economy and their induction into the CMHOF will serve as permanent testimony to future generations of their outstanding contribution.

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On behalf  of the Walk of Fame committee and co-chair Joanne Burghardt, Mayor John Gray, recently announced that former Premier and Past President of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Gordon Conant, lawyer Terence Kelly and actress Tonya Lee Williams will be inducted into the Oshawa Walk of Fame at a ceremony this fall. 

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The long Arm Of The Automotive Sector

By:       Dennis DesRosiers, President
            DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc
Friday, August 31, 2007: I’am sure you saw in the Globe and Mail this morning the article by Greg Keenan that GM will be cutting a shift at their Oshawa pick up truck plant sometime in the new year costing Canada about a 1,000 jobs.  Let me tell you what this is NOT about. It is not about GM.


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