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Small Business Too Big To Ignore
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), is launching 'Small Business Too Big Too Ignore', a six month campaign that will highlight t ..
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 ..
"KPMG Report Confirms What We've Known All Along, Barrie Is One of the Top places in the world to do Business"
Friday, April 01, 2016
NEWS BARRIE: The recently released Competitive Alternatives 2016 report prepared by KPMG provides some excellent news for Barrie businesses. Barrie has been ranked 5th among the 17 Canadian citie ..
Last chance to register for the Startup Weekend - Simcoe County 2016 - Prize $5000.00
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The end of the registration period for the Startup Weekend 2016 is nearly here! The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to be hosting this exciting experience at Georgian College – Barr ..
smOffice 2016: National Startup Contest Calling for Applications
Monday, March 28, 2016
Three Winners will Receive Six Months of Intense Business Acceleration Dubbed as Canada's most innovative incubation program, the 2016 smOffice contest is now accepting applications until April 15 ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce in Depth Study on Improving Health Care in Ontario
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"Growth in government health costs is unsustainable; it should be managed by increasing efficiency or value, rather than by artificially limiting spending." --Rod Jackson, CEO The Barrie Cha ..
VISIBILITY: The Barrie Chamber will help your business be found
Friday, March 11, 2016
In 2015, we invested in new technology to help streamline our processes, and offer improved online marketing capabilities for our membership. This year, thanks to new partnerships with local media ..
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 ..
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 ..
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