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Member Update: May 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Member Update

Your monthly update on Chamber events, activities, input opportunities, and educational seminars - be sure to scroll all the way down so you don't miss anything! Are you receiving our regular emails? Please click here to opt in and receive more frequent notices.

McHappy Day: May 6, 2015

The Barrie Chamber Board and some staff members are volunteering for McHappy Day this year. On McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac, coffee, or Happy Meal sold in Barrie McDonalds will be split between Media for Young Minds and Ronald McDonald House Toronto. This is a Fun Day, in fact it's the Happiest Day of the Year and we encourage you to come out and support these worthy charities that directly serve our community by having lunch with us at McDonald's on May 6th.

If you are interested in volunteering for 1.5 hours on May 6th as part of the Barrie Chamber team, please email for times & locations.

May 7, 2015 · 7:30am · Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

The Mortgage Wellness GroupDistracted Driving - One of the most important road safety issues of our time, distracted driving continues to result in numerous fatalities. In fact, 2015 is on pace to be the deadliest year, yet. This interactive seminar will reinforce the consequences of distracted driving, pointing out the dangers of multi-tasking, as well as identifying the distractions ALL drivers face while behind the wheel. Still only $20/person for members, and includes a hot buffet breakfast. Sponsored by The Mortgage Wellness Group.
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May 17, 2015 · 5:00pm

In June of this year, there will be 8 vacant positions on the Chamber's Board of Directors. Seven of these positions are for 2-year terms, and the remaining position will be for a 1-year term. All vacancies will be filled through nomination and election by the membership. Ballots will be sent out for voting shortly after the nomination deadline, and the new Board will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on June 16th, 2015.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Are you interested in making your community a better place to live & conduct business? Click below for full details on joining the Barrie Chamber Board of Directors.
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May 13, 2015 · 5:00pm · Blyth Academy and Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

Blyth Academy
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

This month's BA5 will be just up the road from the Chamber at 147 Toronto Street! Come take a look inside this Blyth Academy, a private school that teaches students from grades 6 through 12 wide range of courses designed to suit the needs of every student. Partnering to co-host this month will be Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, an organization working to give every child the chance to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.
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May 20, 2015 · noon · OLG Slots at Georgian Downs

NeuroArchitechsThe Commercial Real Estate Transaction: Should you Purchase or Lease? An overview and outline designed to help you decide which might serve your best interest in a commercially zoned location for your business: Should I purchase the building (or unit), or is Leasing my better option? Discussion will include an outline of the steps to go through in this analysis, and who else, besides your realtor, should be brought in for professional advice. Still only $20/person for members, and includes a hot buffet lunch. Sponsored by NeuroArchitechs.
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August 10, 2015 · 10am tee off · Barrie Country Club Ltd.

It's time to dust off your golf shoes!! We're going to the Barrie Country Club for our 29th Annual Golf Tournament & it promises to be a fun day for new & experienced golfers alike. Only $175 per player, or $650 per foursome - hole sponsorships are only $200, or $150 if purchased with a foursome - sign up today!
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Many thanks to our annual corporate partners:

Invest Barrie

The Barrie Examiner

Tamarco Contracting Ltd.

Casino Rama

Barrie Country Club Ltd.

Bell Invest Barrie TD Canada Trust Barriston Law LLP Ontario Chamber of Commerce Canadian Chamber of Commerce Chamber Executives of Ontario