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ELECTION 2015: Barrie Springwater Oro-Medonte Riding Candidates
Friday, September 25, 2015
On Tuesday, September 29th & 30th, 2015, the Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte, and Springwater chambers are partnering with local media to host All Candidates Meetings for the upcoming Federal e ..
THANK YOU to everybody who contributed to the FMTU welcome packages!
Monday, September 21, 2015
Recently, we put out an invitation to our members to donate to a welcome package for 9 family medicine residents learning and practicing at the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at RVH. As always, our ..
Member Update - September 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Mayor Lehman Swears in Your Board of Directors Earlier this week, Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman, was a guest at the Barrie Chamber Board meeting to bring gree ..
Mayor Lehman Swears in Barrie Chamber Board
Friday, September 18, 2015
Earlier this week, Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman, was a guest at the Barrie Chamber Board meeting to bring greetings from the City of Barrie, and to swear in the new Board. Mayor Lehman spoke about th ..
OCC Response to the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s 2015 Changing Workplaces Review
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Government of Ontario is currently considering a number of changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA). In response, the Ontario Chamber Network has provid ..
OCC: Response to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Proposed Preliminary Rate Framework
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Submission to the WSIB Consultation Secretariat: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is changing the way employer premiums are determined. While in some respects the Proposed Prelimin ..
Federal All Candidates Meetings - September 29 & 30 - Submit Audience Questions to ask the Candidates
Thursday, September 03, 2015
On Tuesday, September 29th & 30th, 2015, the Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte, and Springwater chambers are partnering with local media to host All Candidates Meetings for the upcoming Federal el ..
OCC: Harnessing the Power of the Sharing Economy
Friday, August 28, 2015
Next Steps for Ontario This morning the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a new report, Harnessing the Power of the Sharing Economy (http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harnessing-the- ..
OCC In Focus: Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
(http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/In-Focus.pdf)The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released its federal election platform, In Focus: Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy (http:/ ..
Ontario Pension Comparability Changes “A Step in the Right Direction,” According to the Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it will expand the comparability rules under the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). However, business owners remain concerned about th ..
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