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CCC: The Canadian Dollar: Revenant or Titanic?
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
In another movie-themed edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the state of the dollar – will it rise from the dead li ..
Rabbits Take Cover at Chelsea Chocolates in Craighurst, Ontario!
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
A group of RABBITS: A gaggle, a herd, a flock, a colony, a cackle, a swarm, a covey??? Rabbits as a general term is a colony Rabbits domestic is a herd Rabbit hares is a down Rabbits jac ..
Startup Weekend is coming to Barrie - April 1, 2 and 3rd, 2016 - Spaces Left - Hosted and Sponsored by Georgian College
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers, inventors and aspiring entrepreneurs get together, share ideas, form teams and create startups. It is the kind of event t ..
4 Ways the Barrie Public Library Can Help You Grow Your Business
Friday, February 26, 2016
So - you want to be your own boss! Owning your own business comes with the perks of doing things your way and being in control of decisions. It can also come with risks and challenges. Fortunately ..
Business Community Must Continue to be Part of Ontario's Financial Solution
Thursday, February 25, 2016
"The Ontario government has not engaged in meaningful reform of services for the past two years." --Rod Jackson, CEO The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the Ontario government's int ..
Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. announces the retirement of Jack Sasseville, President and General Manager and begins a process to hire a replacement.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike resorts, announces the retirement of its President, General Manager and ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber Outline Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s in identifying the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2016, a list of key impediments that are preventi ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce calls on Province to ‘Get Back to Fiscal Balance’
Thursday, February 18, 2016
"Barrie Chamber Calls For 2016 Budget that Extends Business Engagement and Focuses on Job Creation and Reducing Regulatory Burden" --Rod Jackson, CEO Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in ..
Government Responds to Ontario Chamber of Commerce Advocacy and Delays ORPP Implementation
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is encouraged by the Government of Ontario’s decision to delay the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The OCC is now restating its  ..
Quick Update: ADVOCACY - Low gas prices
Friday, February 12, 2016
This morning's Barrie Examiner (http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com) included an article by Ian McInroy (http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/author/ian-mcinroy) on the low gas prices we've been seeing  ..
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