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New Starter Company Plus Programming Reflects Barrie's Continued Recovery Actions
Thursday, August 20, 2020
New ideas and business opportunities are arising, offering opportunities for businesses to pivot, innovate and meet new demands in response to COVID-19. Maintaining core entrepreneurial supports a ..
RECORDING: Branding vs Marketing and How They Work Together
Thursday, August 13, 2020
What's the difference between #Branding and #Marketing? Depending who you talk to, the definition can vary or sound a little different. Unfortunately this can lead to a lot of confusion for those  ..
RECORDING: Exploring HeyLocal, A Community Solution
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Whether you'd been planning to get online some day but never found time, or had wanted to stay brick & mortar forever, 2020 forced you to reconsider your plans and move quickly. eCommerce help ..
RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall
Friday, August 07, 2020
00:00 – WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderators: Todd Tuckey, Barrie Chamber President Paul Markle, Barrie Chamber of Commerce Panel: Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie Andrea K ..
RECORDING: Top 5 strategies to ensure that your employees are and feel safe in your workplace
Thursday, August 06, 2020
00:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderator: Paul Markle Experts: Janice Leroux, HR Performance & Results Inc. Cheryl Claringbold, HR Performance & Results Inc. https:// ..
COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today
Friday, July 31, 2020
Privacy-First, Made-in-Ontario App Notifies Users of Potential Exposure to COVID-19 As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouragin ..
Provincial Programs to Support Your Business
Thursday, July 30, 2020
We are reaching out to you today with news of a new provincial support program that may impact your business. Recently, the provincial government in partnership with the federal governmen ..
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this Sep ..
Employment And Social Development Canada: Supporting Black Canadian Communities Call For Proposals (CFP)
Thursday, July 23, 2020
This CFP provides capital assistance to Black organizations in Canada to build capacity to better fulfill their missions and serve Black communities in Canada. Not-for-profit organizations that ar ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce joins Canada United to support local businesses and accelerate small business recovery
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Created by RBC in collaboration with the national network of Chambers of Commerce and over 50 corporate partners, Barrie Chamber of Commerce to continue supporting local businesses as part of the nati ..
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