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Barrie Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director
Monday, October 16, 2017
BARRIE, ON - The Board of Directors of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have named Richard Lancaster-Brooks as the Chamber’s new Executive Director. “We are de ..
Barrie Chamber Urges Businesses to Speak Up about Bill 148
Friday, July 07, 2017
Presentation Registration Deadline: July 10th * Written Submission Deadline: July 21st BARRIE, ON - Proposed legislation Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (https://news.ontari ..
Job Posting: Executive Director, Barrie Chamber of Commerce
Friday, June 23, 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting to: The Board of Directors (Board) through the President/Chair of the Board. Purpose The ED is the key operational staff person who leads the organization’s  ..
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: 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 ..
"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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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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