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Call for Board Nominations - Deadline: May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce has been representing business since 1926, and enters its 91st year with a revitalized mission to strengthen our community through Empowering Local Business. Govern ..
Mould in the home
Monday, April 11, 2016
With receding snow and spring weather approaching, mould spores become mobile in the air. Spores may enter a home through an open window or door during spring cleaning and if the right conditions  ..
Barrie Chamber tells Federal Government to Prioritize Ontario's Economy
Monday, March 21, 2016
Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released its 2016 Federal Pre-Budget Submission, highlighting key priorities the federal government  ..
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 ..
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  ..
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 ..
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 ..
5 ways to add winter hazards into your slip, trip and fall prevention program
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Slips, trips and falls consistently rank among the top four causes of workplace injuries. As temperatures drop and rain turns to snow and ice, WSPS consultant Kevin Smith offers tips on how to inc ..
CCC: 5 Minutes for Business - Dealing with Downturn - Is Infrastructure Spending the Answer?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the CCC's Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the federal government’s plan to speed up its infrastructure spen ..
Statistics Canada - Business and Community Newsletter
Monday, January 11, 2016
In the January edition of the newsletter (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-632-x/11-632-x2016001-eng.htm), Statistics Canada is putting the spotlight on data from the Canadian Survey on Disability. ..
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