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Chamber Announces New General Manager: Gerald Meenye
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce announced earlier today the appointment of their new General Manager, Gerald Meenye. Gerald is a results oriented professional. Having worked with both d ..
Advisory on Snow Loading and Roof Failures
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Message from the Chief Prevention Officer: Every year, workers are killed or injured removing snow from rooftops. Ontario workers face dangers and hazards including structural failure and t ..
OCC Regulatory Update
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses. Easing the re ..
Monday, September 15, 2014
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LOWERING EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PREMIUMS The federal government has just announced that it will be lowering Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses, paid by employ ..
Stay Plugged in to YOUR Barrie Chamber
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As a valued Chamber member, the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce would like to inform you that Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation is coming into effect July 1, 20 ..
Mandatory WSIB coverage in construction
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what&rsquo ..
Maintain your sump pump and protect your home from flooding
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace to help keep the area under the building dry and prevent flooding. If your home has a sump pump, it is impo ..
Keep your home safe from flooding
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Every year, homes across Canada are damaged by flooding, and homeowners are subjected to the considerable costs and stress that result. There is often increased flooding potential in spring, due  ..
Preventing Sewer Backup
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Sewer backup can be a very costly nightmare for homeowners. Not only can it cause substantial damage to your home and belongings, it can also pose potential health hazards. Avoid the unpleasan ..
Group Health Insurance Plans for Chamber Members
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Chamber members have access to Canada's largest employee benefits plan targeted to small-to-medium sized business. Introduced over 35 years ago Chambers Plan now provides coverage to over 27,000 f ..
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