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Proud Members: May 2024


Welcome to our Proud Members eBlast. Each month we will celebrate you, our members!

You are the heart and soul of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce.

Share your success stories, join us in welcoming new members and welcoming back those returning for another year. Thank you all for your investment into the Chamber.

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Welcome to our newest members and our returning members!

Your investment into the Chamber ensures that your business needs are represented to the municipality, province and nationally.

MAY 2024

Click on their names below to discover what they're all about!

Member Showcase

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Chamber Announcements

Congratulations to our new Board Members

On June 19th, 2024, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce proudly hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Barrie Legion. Following the conclusion of the election, we are delighted to announce the new Board members. Please join us in welcoming them to their roles.

  • Andy Gubbels (Re-appointed)
  • Bruce MacGillivray (Re-elected)
  • Teena Sauve (Re-elected)
  • Patricia Dent
  • Patrick Harriott-Stewart
  • Julie Claire
  • Karen Johnson
A big thank you to all the candidates who participated in our election. Your courage and eagerness to make a difference are truly admirable. We value your passion and commitment to our community. We urge you to stay involved and consider running again in the future. Your participation is crucial for the success of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce.
Back row, left to right: Stephanie Gourlie (Past President), Andy Gubbels (Treasurer), Bruce MacGillivray (Secretary), Rob Newman (Director), Rob Galloway (Director), Leah Smith-Size (Director), Barbara White (Director), Amber Bunnett (Director), Karen Johnson (Director), Sarah Dobson (Director), Sandy Tuckey (2nd VP) Front row, left to right: Paul Markle (Executive Director), Rychard Lardner (President), Patricia Dent (Past President), Salim Bardai (1st VP), Patrick Harriott-Stewart (Director), Julie Claire (Director). Absent: Teena Sauve (Director)

Thank you to the departing Board Members for their service, to the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, our membership and the business community. Your commitment, knowledge and skills have played a role in reaching goals and nurturing a vibrant business landscape. We sincerely appreciate your dedication and valuable input. Wishing you all the best, in your future endeavors.

Sandy Tuckey

Stephanie Gourlie (Past President)

Amber Bunnett

From left to right: Stephanie Gourlie (Past President), Sandy Tuckey (Second VP) and Rychard Lardner (President)
Is red tape affecting your business success? The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Barrie Chamber of Commerce have consistently advocated reducing red tape for small and medium-sized enterprises.

We invite you to participate in this survey to share your insights, challenges, and opportunities. Your feedback will help us advocate for small and medium-sized enterprises to the Provincial Government regarding red tape and regulatory burdens.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce will compile your responses and present them to the Associate Minister of Small Business and Minister of Red Tape Reduction as part of our advocacy efforts. We look forward to working together to benefit Ontario’s business community and economy.

Share Your Ideas

Interested in Joining the Colaboratory Initiative?

Georgian and the chamber are looking for several small- to medium-sized businesses to take part in COLABORATORY.

“COLABORATORY is a unique opportunity for employers to be connected with their future workforce, helping them to attract talent that’s looking for shared social and environmental values,” said Nicole Norris, Director, Social Innovation at Georgian College. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Barrie Chamber of Commerce and their members to help introduce them to student changemakers who will be their future employees.”


News & Events

Discover Chamber Perks:

Your New Membership Benefit

Join us for a virtual information session where we'll introduce you into the world of Chamber Perks! Whether you're a new member or have been with us for years, this session is designed to equip you with all the tools and knowledge you need to maximize your NEW membership benefit.


Member Announcements


Bill Gosling Outsourcing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum award!

This recognition celebrates our industry-leading performance, global business practices, and sustained growth. Achieving this esteemed award reflects our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence in every aspect of our business. We are proud to have retained our Best Managed designation for seven plus consecutive years!

Thank you to our dedicated team, partners, and clients for your continued support and trust. Together, we have secured our place among Canada’s top entrepreneurial companies. Here's to many more years of success and excellence!

#BestManaged #PlatinumAward

Member Events

Local Black history bus tour:

Footsteps To Freedom Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 In honour of Emancipation Day!


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