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    From casual mixers to elegant galas, there's always something happening!

    Every year the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce hosts more than 60 events for our members. From business mixers and educational seminars, to luncheons with business leaders and gala dinners, each event offers members distinct benefits. This guide helps define the various events hosted each year by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

    Annual Events

    Regional Chair's Luncheon

    Each January, this annual luncheon features the State of the Region address. With John Henry, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham as the guest speaker, this event examines the trends and opportunities in the region’s business sector and provides insight into our economic future.

    Mayor's Luncheon

    Each February, this annual luncheon features the State of the City address. With his Worship, John Henry, Mayor of Oshawa as the guest speaker, this event is an occasion to learn about the initiatives being undertaken by the City of Oshawa. The Mayor addresses the major issues concerning the business community of Oshawa and speaks to what we can expect in the future. 

    Chamber Bowl

    Work hard, play hard! Held in March at North End Bowl, the Chamberbowl encourages members to form teams and play several rounds of bowling and participate in trivia to combine a score to win! Network with refreshments served after the games and remember to come dressed to impress, every year there is a theme and the team with the best costumes wins a prize!

    Annual General Meeting

    Held annually in April, the AGM features a keynote address from a business leader or government ministry on topics that are relevant to the Region. You’ll get plugged into the latest developments, trends and issues that are important to the local business community, hear the status on the Chamber’s financial performance, as well as the work of the board, committees and staff.

    Golf Tournament

    Each May, the Chamber hosts an annual golf tournament with participants from all over Durham Region. Your all-inclusive day includes 18 holes of golf, raffles, contests, lunch, dinner, great prizes and your own personal gift bag! Sponsor a hole and personally meet with guests. Volunteers are also needed.

    Greater Oshawa Business Excellence Awards

    Held annually in the fall, this award–winning gala event recognizes businesses in the Greater Oshawa Region that have achieved a standard of excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives. A spectacular night of prestige, entertainment and celebration, the Greater Oshawa Business Awards recognizes members in six different award categories.

    President's Christmas Reception

    'Tis the season to jingle and mingle, see old friends and meet new ones at the business party of the season! Indulge in a festive holiday reception with fellow Chamber members, colleagues and business acquaintances.

    Quarterly & Ongoing Events

    E.A.T. Series (Engage Another Tool)

    This seminar series is created to provide you, our members, with the opportunity to learn ways to grow and manage your business better with sessions including topics such as sales, marketing, social media, leadership and team building. These functions also serve as networking opportunities for all attendees and provide you with an opportunity to meet new people and exchange business cards.

    Women in Business Roundtable

    This event designed for women in business, held quarterly, is designed as an interactive roundtable discussion on topics that interest and affect women in the workforce.

    Thrive After Five

    This is a series of fun and casual after-hours events that provide an excellent opportunity for members and prospective members to meet face-to-face to establish or renew relationships.

    Forums, Roundtables, and Information Sessions

    The Chamber presents many information gathering and disseminating events on the hottest topics, current events and challenges that have an influence on the Region.

    Membership 101

    Membership 101 is a comprehensive membership orientation and speed networking event. In this evening event, you will learn about the Chamber mission, Member benefits, affinity programs, committees, and how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment. Attend this orientation to meet the staff and get the facts about how we can serve you and your business.

    Event Cancellation Policy

    PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1, 2018 our policies have changed. A minimum of 48 hours notice MUST be given in order to cancel an event registration. Failure to provide this notice, regardless of the reason, will result in the full registration fee charged to the associated membership. Insufficient notice provided for free events will incur a charge of $15 applied to the membership account.

    Interested in strengthening your company’s brand awareness?

    We offer a variety of sponsorship platforms that allow you the opportunity to attach your corporate identity to these great events.