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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  ..
Help restore your watershed with the Ontario Community Environment Fund
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ontario uses penalties collected from environmental violations to fund community projects that restore and protect the environment. Not-for-profit organizations, First Nations and Métis commun ..
MGF Carpet and Car Cleaning in Barrie is offering a $100.00 Leap Year Spring Special!
Monday, February 08, 2016
MGF Carpet and Car Cleaning in Barrie is offering a $100.00 Leap Year Spring Special. Buy your carpet or car cleaning with MGF by February 29, 2016, and you will have until September 30 to use it. ..
Empowering Local Business
Friday, February 05, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is returning its focus to member-centred priorities; with an action plan that will benefit all local businesses. Vision Statement: To become the leading Chamber ..
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Deliver Landmark Agenda to Grow Economy and Spur Job Creation
Friday, January 29, 2016
Ontario Business Confidence drops by 17 points to a five-year low. This week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Mowat Centre, releas ..
Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts ORPP back in the spotlight with an open letter to the Premier
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Late last week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided Premier Kathleen Wynne with an open letter on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The letter outlines the OCC’s outstanding c ..
The Learning Partnership - Business Volunteer/Mentor Information
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Business Volunteer/Mentor Information Entrepreneurial Adventure Program http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/what-we-do/student-programs/entrepreneurial-adventure (http://www.thelearningpa ..
Volunteer Opportunity! Passport Clinic - January 30, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
On Saturday January 30th, 2016, from 2:30pm-4:30pm our local MPs will be co-hosting a Passport Application Assistance Clinic. This is a great volunteer opportunity that will help area residents to ..
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