About Us

Join and connect with close to 900 Barrie area businesses through Chamber events, programming, networking, and local initiatives.

Empowering Local Business

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce was incorporated under the federal Board of Trade Act on June 10, 1926. The Chamber has been serving the local business community for more than 90 years. The Chamber examines community needs to determine what must be done to make it a better place to live and do business. It channels community resources to the fulfillment of these needs. It organizes and develops the necessary leadership to guarantee an effective force for progress and improvement.

Recent years at the Barrie Chamber have seen major changes in leadership, with a renewed focus on a strategic work plan that will take Barrie businesses to the next level.

Vision Statement

To foster a vibrant and economically sustainable region that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community.

Mission Statement

To champion economic growth and quality of life by advocating for business priorities, promoting collaboration, and helping members grow.

Tagline

Taking your business to the next level

Chamber Team

The Chamber’s talented, professional team works with hundreds of engaged member companies, volunteers and partners in an effort to create and sustain a dynamic Barrie business community.

Annual Corporate Partners & Supporters

We are very grateful for the consistent support of our annual partners and supporters.

Volunteering with the Barrie Chamber

Volunteers are a critical component of every successful not-for-profit and charity, and the Chamber is no different. Our volunteers help guide the ship, make events run more smoothly, and give heart to the organization. The Chamber team is grateful for the many volunteers they are privileged to work with every day, and appreciate the time and energy these people give back to their fellow members.

If you are a member, and you are interested in joining any of our committees, please email the office at [email protected], and we will happy to help you find the best fit.

Want to be on the Barrie Chamber Board? Watch for the call for nominations each spring, and consider putting your name forward.

Can’t commit to a full year of meetings and activities? Not a problem, we run special events! We need help the day of for activities like our golf tournament and the Santa Claus Parade too!

Christine Sharpe

Volunteer Profile: Christine Sharpe

Years ago, forensic-psychiatry student Christine Sharpe walked out of the main building at the University of Texas, exhausted after a full day of classes. Taking

Salim Bardai

Volunteer Profile: Salim Bardai

Salim’s career began earlier than most. One day in 1976, when he was 9-years-old, Salim realized he needed to pad his wallet a bit. So,