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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 ..
CCC: Navigating the Storm – How to deal with a Volatile Global Environment
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we are pleased to welcome an esteemed guest writer. Mark Wiseman, President and CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, explains how CPPIB works and ..
CCC: 5 Minutes for Business - The Federal Budget and Business: Maybe They’re Just Not That into You?
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the recent federal budget and the measures it contains (or that were le ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
CCC: 5 Minutes for Business - How to Help the Middle Class
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business (http://chamber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ff6d535f16100c2e37d2ef8b&id=1abc4cb7b7&e=356f0c98dd), Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Econ ..
CCC: 5 Minutes for Business - U.S. Interest Rates about to Rise: What Does It Mean for Canada?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the impact a rising U.S. interest rate could have on the Canadian e ..
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