Becoming a member of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce offers businesses a range of benefits that are tailored to help them thrive and achieve success. Our members gain access to resources, programs and exclusive discounts all aimed at fostering an prosperous business community in Barrie. By joining us, businesses can make the most of these advantages to enhance their operations, connect with professionals and take advantage of numerous opportunities.
A key benefit of membership with the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is gaining a dedicated advocacy partner. Members have a strong voice in discussions with government and stakeholders, ensuring their business interests are represented and supported. For more details, visit Advocacy For Business.
Affiliate & Partnership Programs
Here's an overview of the key advantages members can enjoy:
Canada's #1 Group Benefits Plan for Business
Chambers Plan is Canada’s leading group benefit plan for 1-50 employees.
The Chambers Plan is the simple, stable, smart choice for business; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Firms choose the Chambers Plan year after year because it offers unsurpassed value and customer service.
Connecting Employers and Apprentices across Canada
ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship and skilled trade positions in Canada. We’re more than just a technological solution to job searching – we’re also a passionate team of professionals who are available to offer support and guidance to both employers and apprentices.
Elavon is the Barrie Chamber of Commerce’s preferred partner for secure and reliable payment processing. Elavon offers a powerful suite of payment solutions and flexible partner programs to help empower your success and accelerate your revenue growth. We provide next-day funding so you can better manage cash flow and business operations.
Connect with us by filling out the form or call 1 (844) 935-3621 to learn about the options available to meet your unique business needs and take advantage of your members-only discounted pricing.
Canada Small Business Financing Program
The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. The new enhanced features under the Program are now offered by most financial institutions. Please contact a lender near you for more information.
Esso and Mobil Business Fleet Card Program
The Canadian Chamber’s Esso and Mobil Business Fleet Card Program, means that you and your team can enjoy a 3.5¢ per litre* discount on every fuel purchase at Canada’s largest retail fuel network of over 2,000 Esso and Mobil stations.
Who Can Benefit From This Program?
All members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the members of our local chamber of commerce network – whether you are a one person operation or a large team, your fuel bills can be reduced through this program.
Meridian is proud to offer Chamber Members an exclusive banking offer that reduces costs and provides access to our wide array of solutions for businesses of all sizes. This offer provides benefits to both the business and its employees with attractive components to suit people in all stages of life.
With 75 years of banking history and over $26.6 billion in assets under management, Meridian is Ontario’s largest and Canada’s second-largest credit union. Every day, Meridian delivers a full range of financial services to 370,000 members digitally, over the phone and through a network of 89 branches.
Park'N Fly Toronto Airport Parking YYZ
Park’N Fly offers several options to park your vehicle at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Choose from valet or self-park options. Park your vehicle in one of our secure lots and hop on our free shuttle for a short ride to the terminal, 24/7. It’s YYZ parking made easy.
Start and end every trip with Park’N Fly, Canada’s leading airport parking company. Park’N Fly locations are conveniently located next to Canada’s major airports. The 24/7 shuttle gets you to and from the airport quickly and conveniently.
Talent Opportunities Program (TOP)
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. In partnership with OCC initiatives, the Barrie Chamber provides opportunities to our membership, such as the Talent Opportunities Program (TOP).
The application portal is open for the Fall 2023 term (September – December 2023). Please note that there is a limited pool of funding to support subsidies at the 70% level for under-represented groups. Should 70% level funding be exhausted, your application will automatically be considered for a subsidy at the 50% level.
Grand & Toy Specialized Office Supplies Savings Program
Grand & Toy provides real value to Chamber of Commerce members Canada wide. We provide business with easy and convenient ways to purchase products and solutions.
With the Chamber’s purchasing power, members save on average up to 25% off competitor pricing, have access to fantastic paper prices, and receive preferred pricing on select categories including office supplies, coffee and tech accessories.
The OCC has negotiated highly favourable rates with Purolator for its members. Receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services.
Welcome to our new membership benefit program which will be a huge benefit to the Barrie Chamber of Commerce Membership and their teams. Chamber Perks! This mobile app will be a game changer.
Feel free to scan the QR Code below with your smartphone, to download the app.
Apply For the Grow Your Business Online Grant
As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant supported by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce.
Through this program, small business owners can receive a micro-grant worth up to $2,400 to help get their business online, give their e-commerce presence a boost, or digitalize business operations. Grant recipients must commit to maintaining their digital adoption strategy for at least six months.
Fillip Fleet provides Barrie Chamber of Commerce members the first-ever digital fuel card at no cost. Fillip is a fuel app that empowers companies to simplify the way they fuel and automate expenses. Fill up at any gas provider, at any time, and save! With Fillip, your team can issue digital fleet cards, set spending limits and monitor purchases in real-time right from their smartphones. No more shuffling cards, chasing or reconciling fuel receipts.
Barrie Chamber Members receive $100 Fuel Credit upon signing up.
BarterPay® is an organized bartering platform that helps businesses across Canada get the things they need without having to use money. Instead, they can pay for those things using their own goods & services!
So now, you as a business owner, can acquire some of the things you need and pay by issuing your own goods and services to the network and keeping your hard-earned cash in the bank.
Why Join BarterPay®?