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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 ..
#FreshAirFridays in Downtown Barrie!
Monday, April 25, 2016
Join Downtown Barrie every Friday afternoon in May for Fresh Air Fridays. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, you’ll also have the opportunity to support the Women and ..
"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 ..
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 ..
Startup Weekend is coming to Barrie - April 1, 2 and 3rd, 2016 - Spaces Left - Hosted and Sponsored by Georgian College
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers, inventors and aspiring entrepreneurs get together, share ideas, form teams and create startups. It is the kind of event t ..
Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. announces the retirement of Jack Sasseville, President and General Manager and begins a process to hire a replacement.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike resorts, announces the retirement of its President, General Manager and ..
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 ..
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 ..
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