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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 ..
BBN - Properly Handling Workplace Accidents - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Randy Dignard of Industrial Safety Trainers was our December BBN speaker, helping to educate local businesses about the proper way of handling and reporting workplace accidents. Randy noted that e ..
BA5 - CIBC Yonge Street Branch - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Yonge Street were our BA5 hosts for November, and they were very generous with the food, beverages, and prizes. Many thanks to Gary Montgomery and his tea ..
BBN - Sustainability. Where can I buy it? - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Iain Robertson of RePower Canada Inc. gave a very sobering presentation about sustainability and planning for the future. He explained that we are all bombarded with the sustainability message dai ..
Small Business Week - Lunch - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Frank O’Dea When Frank O’Dea was in his early twenties, he was homeless and begging for money on the streets. For years he had been selfish and not participating in the family; hi ..
Small Business Week - Panel & BA5 - Photos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The second event of the summit included an afternoon of panel discussions and a Business After 5 (BA5). The panel discussions included experts from the GBBEC's Entrepreneurs Club. After the expert ..
Congratulations to the 2010 Barrie Business Awards Recipients!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Initiated by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie in 2003, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth & ..
Small Business Week - Breakfast - Photos
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Joanne Stuart of Northern Lights Canada helped us to kick off Small Business Week with a very informative presentation about the new accessibility legislation. Joanne's focus was on accessible cus ..
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