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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 ..
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  ..
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 ..
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 ..
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  ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Many Thanks to Todd Armstrong
Friday, November 27, 2015
As the Barrie Chamber moves forward with the excitement of a new CEO and new leadership, we would like to stop for a moment to thank Todd Armstrong for the important role he played during this rec ..
Barrie Chamber Selects New CEO
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the addition of Rod Jackson as CEO. Jackson will be leading the long-term revitalization and rebranding of the Chamber. The Board woul ..
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