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Press Release: 2024 Women In Business Awards Finalists

February 9, 2024

Unveiling the top 3 finalists across 7 categories, for the Women In Business Awards Download the PDF Women In Business Tickets FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Press Reception 2024 Women in Business Awards Finalists Friday, February 9, 2024   The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the 2024 Women in…

Barrie Chamber: Proud December Members

January 15, 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. Member Announcements…

2024 Pre-Budget Informal Breakfast with Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy

January 12, 2024

(Barrie, ON) – January 11, 2024 The Province seeks ideas from workers, families, business owners and communities on what is needed and what they want to see in the 2024 Budget. Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy requested the Barrie Chamber of Commerce host a breakfast for Ministers and MPP’s involved in the Pre-Budget Consultations, to…

RFP: AV Event Services, Women in Business 2024

January 5, 2024

In our continuing effort to openly and publicly offer opportunities to work with the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, we would like to offer the following RFP: Open bid for the Audio / Video / Staging services for our Women in Business Gala 2024. Please submit the form below if you can meet or exceed the…

Press Release: 2024 Mayor’s Luncheon with Mayor Alex Nuttall

January 3, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release January 3, 2024   Barrie, ON – The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the City of Barrie and Invest Barrie, is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated Annual Mayor’s Update Luncheon. This prestigious event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Liberty North, 100…

Policy Primer: Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fleets in Ontario

December 7, 2023

In this policy primer, we delve into the transition to Low-Carbon Commercial Fleet in Ontario, discussing the pivotal steps and strategies businesses can adopt. MEDIA RELEASE Immediate release December 7, 2023 (TORONTO – December 7, 2023) – Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. While there is a growing shift toward…

Press Release: Launch of the 2024 Women In Business Awards

December 1, 2023

Nominations are now open! NOMINATE NOW FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barrie Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2024 Women in Business Awards   Barrie, ON – November 30, 2023 – To honor the impact of women on Barrie’s business community, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the Women in Business Awards for 2024. This…

CEBA Loan Repayment

November 28, 2023

Program Repayment Deadlines The forgiveness repayment date has been extended to January 18, 2024 for eligible CEBA loan holders in good standing. Loan holders that did not qualify for the new extended term continue to be required to repay the outstanding amount of their CEBA Loan(s), in full, by December 31, 2023. If you continue…

Sharing Prosperity: An Introduction to Building Relationships for Economic Reconciliation in Ontario

November 23, 2023

Immediate release November 23, 2023 The Robust Indigenous Economy Makes Economic Reconciliation an Urgent Business Imperative (TORONTO- November 23, 2023) – Taking action on economic reconciliation has tremendous value for Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses alike, enabling opportunities for shared economic prosperity and long-term business success. Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Canadian Council…

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Reaction to 2023 Fall Economic Statement

November 22, 2023

FES 2023 Leaves Small Businesses Behind, Ontario Chamber (Toronto – November 21, 2023) – In response to the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the following statement: “In this period of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever that the federal government…

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 2023 Fall Economic Statement – Our Policy Experts’ Insights

November 22, 2023

Policy experts from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have reviewed the 2023 Fall Economic Statement (FES). Their perspective on its implications for Canadian business can be found below. On November 21, 2023, the Government of Canada released its 2023 Fall Economic Statement (FES). Policy experts from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have reviewed the FES…

Press Release: Road Closures, 2023 Santa Claus Parade

November 17, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: 2023 Barrie Santa Claus Parade Road Closures FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barrie Chamber of Commerce, November 17, 2023 Update: November 17, 2023 10:45am The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, while partnering with the City of Barrie is pleased to announce the return of the much-anticipated Barrie Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The…

Press Release: 2023 Barrie Business Awards Winners

November 6, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barrie, ON – [November 2, 2023] – The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the triumphant recipients of the 2023 Barrie Business Awards Gala. This prestigious event celebrated exceptional businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Barrie community. Presented by Meridian, last…

Press Release: Endorsement of the City of Barrie’s Request to Queen’s Park

October 31, 2023

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the City of Barrie and their request to the Province of Ontario for support in expanding our employment lands. “Ensuring that the economic prospects of the city, region, and province as a whole are maximized by capitalizing on Barrie’s attractiveness as a place for businesses to establish, grow,…

Press Release: 2023 Barrie Santa Claus Parade, New Route

October 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Barrie – October 26 2023) The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to share exciting news is on the horizon! With sections of last year’s route receiving some well earned TLC, it provided us with an opportunity!  This year, we’re giving our beloved Barrie Santa Claus Parade a magical makeover with a…

Mind the Gap: Addressing the Mental Health and Addictions Echo Pandemic

October 16, 2023

Small and Medium-Size Businesses Face Outsized Challenges Due to Mental Health “Echo Pandemic”   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Toronto – October 17, 2023) – Ontario’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing the negative effects of declining employee and community mental health as a result of what experts are calling the mental health “echo pandemic.” Today, the…

Small Businesses at the Heart of the Innovation Economy

October 16, 2023

Small Businesses at the Heart of the Innovation Economy NEWS RELEASE  (Barrie & Simcoe County – October 16, 2023) - Small businesses have always been the backbone of Ontario’s economy, a driving force behind innovation and economic growth in the province. These resilient enterprises generate new ideas, create jobs and foster community resilience. This year, the…

Ontario Economic Report Fall 2023 Survey

October 11, 2023

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) are looking for your insights on issues that matter to your businesses. How confident are you in Ontario’s economy and your organization’s outlook? What should governments prioritize to drive economic growth?       Your participation in our annual Business Confidence Survey is as important as…

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