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CCC: The Canadian Dollar: Revenant or Titanic?
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
In another movie-themed edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the state of the dollar – will it rise from the dead li ..
Startup Weekend is coming to Barrie - April 1, 2 and 3rd, 2016 - Spaces Left - Hosted and Sponsored by Georgian College
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers, inventors and aspiring entrepreneurs get together, share ideas, form teams and create startups. It is the kind of event t ..
Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. announces the retirement of Jack Sasseville, President and General Manager and begins a process to hire a replacement.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike resorts, announces the retirement of its President, General Manager and ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber Outline Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s in identifying the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2016, a list of key impediments that are preventi ..
Government Responds to Ontario Chamber of Commerce Advocacy and Delays ORPP Implementation
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is encouraged by the Government of Ontario’s decision to delay the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The OCC is now restating its  ..
Help restore your watershed with the Ontario Community Environment Fund
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ontario uses penalties collected from environmental violations to fund community projects that restore and protect the environment. Not-for-profit organizations, First Nations and Métis commun ..
Empowering Local Business
Friday, February 05, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is returning its focus to member-centred priorities; with an action plan that will benefit all local businesses. Vision Statement: To become the leading Chamber ..
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Deliver Landmark Agenda to Grow Economy and Spur Job Creation
Friday, January 29, 2016
Ontario Business Confidence drops by 17 points to a five-year low. This week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Mowat Centre, releas ..
Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts ORPP back in the spotlight with an open letter to the Premier
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Late last week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided Premier Kathleen Wynne with an open letter on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The letter outlines the OCC’s outstanding c ..
Volunteer Opportunity! Passport Clinic - January 30, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
On Saturday January 30th, 2016, from 2:30pm-4:30pm our local MPs will be co-hosting a Passport Application Assistance Clinic. This is a great volunteer opportunity that will help area residents to ..
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