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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 ..
Girls Gals Gurus: Energize, Engage, Empower Speaker Series - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
Our Executive Director and President were among the attendees at the Girls Gals Gurus: Energize, Engage, Empower Speaker Series event in 2011. They really enjoyed the presentations, particularly t ..
BA5 - R&F Construction Inc. - Disaster Kleenup - Photos
Monday, March 21, 2011
R&F Construction Inc. - Disaster Kleenup was our March BA5 host, and they did a fantastic job welcoming our members in to their facility. With a St. Patrick's theme, the team at R&F kept t ..
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 ..
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