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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 ..
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 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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce calls on Province to ‘Get Back to Fiscal Balance’
Thursday, February 18, 2016
"Barrie Chamber Calls For 2016 Budget that Extends Business Engagement and Focuses on Job Creation and Reducing Regulatory Burden" --Rod Jackson, CEO Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in ..
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  ..
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