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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 ..
Help Us to Welcome 9 New Residents Practicing Family Medicine in Barrie!!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Each year, Barrie Chamber members give generously towards a welcome package for the new residents practicing family medicine in our community. We are again supporting this important program that  ..
OCC Funding for Exporters
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Are you currently exporting, or thinking about exporting? If so, consider the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Global Growth Fund export programs: Early Stage Exporters, Export Market Access, a ..
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- ..
Do you have an effective strategic plan?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
As a business owner, you need to be more strategic and long term focused, and less tactical and technical with day to day operations. With the Strategy Course Program (https://8steps.infusion ..
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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