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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 ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce Working to Reduce Ontario's Widening Skills Gap
Monday, April 04, 2016
NEWS BARRIE: The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), has outlined a series of recommendations designed to reduce Ontario's costly skills gap 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 ..
Last chance to register for the Startup Weekend - Simcoe County 2016 - Prize $5000.00
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The end of the registration period for the Startup Weekend 2016 is nearly here! The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to be hosting this exciting experience at Georgian College – Barr ..
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 ..
VISIBILITY: The Barrie Chamber will help your business be found
Friday, March 11, 2016
In 2015, we invested in new technology to help streamline our processes, and offer improved online marketing capabilities for our membership. This year, thanks to new partnerships with local media ..
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 ..
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