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A Slow Time for Business is a Great Time for Networking
Monday, February 06, 2012
By Bill Justus, Justus Pest Control This time of year is fairly slow for me in the pest control business. I still take care of my commercial contracts such as restaurants, warehouses and facto ..
Have you missed the last few Barrie Chamber events? Watch the videos!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Haven't found the time to make it out to our past few events? We're now posting videos of most Barrie Chamber events on our website - they'll be on our home page and on our Videos (/multimedia-con ..
Networking@Noon - Business Building Lessons From The Three Little Pigs - Photos
Friday, July 29, 2011
Rich Grof was our June Networking@Noon speaker, bringing lessons learned from the 3 little pigs into a business context. Rich acknowledged that the last couple of years have been full of change, a ..
Networking@Noon - Pay Less Taxes - Photos
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Robert Johnston from Investors Group spoke at our May Networking@Noon event, and he reminded attendees that a financial plan is not just an investment portfolio; it's a goal-based risk-adjusted pl ..
Networking@Noon - Efficient Management of Taxation - Photos
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wayne Dennis & Jacques Boulet from J C Mitchell Insurance Group Inc. were the speakers at our April Networking@Noon event, outlining a variety of taxation strategies and dispelling some taxati ..
Networking@Noon - Advertising - Photos
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Jeff Burnett & Jason Nagel from Avenue A were our March Networking@Noon speakers, and they couldn't emphasize enough how important it is to plan your advertising; you need to know where you're ..
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 ..
Networking@Noon - Managing Customer Perceptions - Photos
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Lauren Pibworth of Pibworth Professional Solutions was our September speaker, and she encouraged attendees to take control of their business and how others see it. Whether you like it or know it,  ..
Networking@Noon - Strategy in Online Marketing - Photos
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Cher Cunningham of ClicktoStart (http://www.ClicktoStart) gave an excellent presentation about developing your online marketing strategy, explaining that it should build on your offline marketing ..
Networking@Noon - Feed in Tariff Program - Photos
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Phil Sellick of Greenstone Energy Inc. was our July speaker, and he gave a very informative presentation about the government's FIT program, how it can benefit businesses, and how participating wi ..
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