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OCC Member Bulletin: Deadline Fast Approaching: Share Your Input on Budget 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Deadline Fast Approaching Pre-Budget Survey ( Please complete by January 9th, 2012 With the  ..
OCC 2011 Pre-Election Survey
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
( The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce is currently working with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) on identifying the top business policy issues in our r ..
OCC Opens Export Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is pleased to announced the Ontario Exporters Fund ( The Ontario Exporters Fund is intended to help small and medium siz ..
You Need to Be Certified by January, DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER - Accessible Customer Service Training
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Obtain your Certification! We all need to be certified by January 2012; DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER; get your certification this Thursday morning at the Barrie Chamber's training session; on ..
OCC Member Bulletin: Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
Monday, May 02, 2011
The Ontario government has introduced amendments to the Corporations Act, 1907 – last updated in 1953 – through the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (http://www.ontla.on ..
Lunch with The Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
In February, Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Barrie speaking to Chamber members and the public about the Ontario economy and his plan to make it grow stronger. He started by acknowledging how the g ..
Lunch with The Ontario PC Leader, Tim Hudak - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
In March, the Ontario PC Leader, Tim Hudak, came to Barrie to speak to Chamber members and the public. He started out his presentation by stating that Ontarians want respect from their government; ..
Provide Your Feedback on Accessibility Laws and Standards
Friday, March 04, 2011
As part of the ongoing roll-out of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), the Ontario government is seeking public comments on the final draft ( ..
MEI's 10 Year Infrastructure Plan
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Province of Ontario's Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure is putting together a “10-year Public Infrastructure Plan” to “build on past stimulus investments and continue t ..
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