The Chamber Committees
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Get involved! Have fun, make business contacts and make a contribution to the community.
The Chamber has a wide variety of standing committees, task forces and event organizing committees where you can have fun, make business contacts and make a contribution to the community.
Our committee structure gives you a unique opportunity to network and to have your say in how your Chamber works for you. What a great way to benefit your business and your Chamber with a commitment of less than two hours a month.
The President appoints all committee members subject to confirmation by the Board. All committee appointments are are based on areas of expertise required and interest of the applicant. Apply today for the committee of your choice and start profiling your business the “Chamber way”.
Select the committee you’re interested in. You’ll be sent directly to a page containing all the details as well as the committee’s program of activities.
AMBASSADOR (January to December)
1st Wednesday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Ambassador Committee is ideal for a member wishing to cultivate new business by welcoming new members to the Chamber, providing follow up with the member and participating in special events: Member Orientations, Business of the Month, Biz After 5, plus networking with members, new and old, who have not participated in Chamber activities in the past 6 to 8 months.
EnGEN (September to June)
1st Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Is comprised of the next generation of young business leaders of the Chamber who plan 3 to 4 programs per year to engage the next generation in relevant activities that appeal to their interests, such as leadership, training, community contribution, business networking and fellowship, which could include mentoring workshops, panels & events, mentoring Luncheon, Business Planning & Development, Branding, Marketing & Social Media, Mix & Mingles.
EVENTS (September to June)
3rd 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, Corporate Challenge.
FEDERAL PROVINCIAL MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS (September to June)
2nd 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.
ADHOC (Short Term Committees)
AWARDS (February to June)
2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Responsible for carrying out the nomination, interview and selection process for the Chamber’s Annual Business Excellence Awards.
GOLF (January to May)
3rd Thursday of the month from Noon to1:30 p.m.
Assists in the organizing of the Chamber’s Annual Golf Day, by networking with members to explain the value of the Golf Day 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 conatct the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce at 905-728-1683 or by email.