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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; ..
BBN - 3 Secrets to Better Public Speaking - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
Jacques Brunet was our March BBN speaker, and he helped attendees to better understand public speaking. He started out by noting that the elements of all great presentations are: A clear purpos ..
Networking@Noon - How Efficiency Investment Improves Recession Profitability - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins was our Networking@Noon speaker in February, explaining to attendees how efficiency investment improves recession profitability. He noted that people often think in terms of p ..
BA5 - SuiteWorks - Photos
Thursday, March 03, 2011
John Cameron from SuiteWorks Business Centre was our February 2011 BA5 host; he and his staff provided great hospitality for our members, and even offered tours of their fantastic facility. htt ..
BBN - How Are You Programmed for Success? - Photos
Monday, February 14, 2011
Rich Grof was our February speaker, asking members to look at how they've been programmed by society and culture, and to consider how that mindset can affect their success. Rich encouraged attende ..
Networking@Noon - Is Your Business Accessible Enough? - Photos
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sandy Johnston was our first Networking@Noon speaker in 2011, reminding us all that we only have till January 1st, 2012 to be compliant with the new accessibility legislation, only a short 10 mont ..
BA5 - Bodystream - Photos
Monday, January 24, 2011
Bodystream kicked off a new year of Business After 5 networking for the Barrie Chamber by hosting the BA5 event in their beautiful facility. Members and guests enjoyed delicious healthy food, tour ..
BBN - Volunteering - Photos
Monday, January 10, 2011
Joanne Davison from The Hair Prosthesis Centre was the first BBN speaker for 2011, and she kicked off the new year with an inspirational message about volunteering. Her mother planted a seed when  ..
Barrie Business Awards Gala - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The 2010 Barrie Business Awards Gala was a great success, and we'd very much like to thank our sponsors and everybody else that was involved. To find out who this year's recipients are, please cli ..
BA5 Christmas Party - Snow Valley Resort Ltd. - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Chamber members battled the snowy December weather for fun and games at the Barrie Chamber's Annual Christmas Party hosted by Snow Valley Resort. The business people who made it out to the event e ..
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