People making things happen.
The Chamber has a wide variety of standing committees and task forces allowing volunteers to have fun, make business contacts and contribute to the community. Our committee structure provides a unique opportunity to network and to have a voice in how the Chamber works for local business. Depending on the committee, time commitment can be less than two hours each month.
The CEO appoints all committee members subject to confirmation by the Board. All committee appointments are based on areas of expertise required and interest of the applicant. If you or someone at your organization would work well on one of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce committees, please click on the link below to view the application. Complete and submit by email or in person to the Chamber for review and approval.
Ambassador (September to June)
First Wednesday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Ambassador Committee is ideal for someone wishing to cultivate new business by touching base and welcoming our newest Chamber members to the team, attending Grand Openings of new local businesses and participating in a variety of Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce events to create new connections between members.
Events (September to June)
Third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The committee evaluates all events and programs with an eye towards change, renewal, additions and targeted networking. The committee addresses the education and information needs of local and regional businesses. It assists in the co-ordination and development of such activities as Business for Breakfast, Women In Business, Lunch & Learn, Curling Funspiel, and biz After 5 events.
Government Relations (September to June)
Second Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
A Policy Committee and Task Forces monitor and interpret government legislation that will impact business and make recommendations for action to the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Committee and its Task Forces work with various levels of government and with the Economic Development Departments of the Greater Oshawa area to ensure the Chamber continues to be a strong “Voice of Business” on behalf of all members and that there is a climate for growth of existing businesses as well as new business.
Awards (January to May)
First Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Responsible for carrying out the nominations, interviews and selection process for the Chamber’s Annual Business Excellence Awards in September of each year.
Golf (January to May)
Fourth Friday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Assists in the organizing of the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament in May of each year, by networking with members to explain the value of this event to their membership through hole sponsorships, golf cart sponsorships and silent auction prizes. If you require additional information on any of the above committees, please contact the Chamber’s CEO, Nancy Shaw, at 905.728.1683 or send your request by email.
If you require additional information on any of the above committees, please contact the Chamber’s CEO, Nancy Shaw, at 905.728.1683 or send your request by email.