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Press Release: Ontario’s 2023 Budget Must Focus on Growth-Enabling Investments

March 16, 2023

(Barrie – March 16, 2023) - According to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Ontario Economic Report (OER), Ontario business confidence has dropped to a record low in 2023. Labour shortages, inflation, health care system vulnerabilities, and fears of a potential economic contraction are dampening confidence in the province’s economic outlook. To address these issues, the…

2023 Ontario Economic Report Click here to read the report

2023 Ontario Economic Report

February 8, 2023

Click here to read the 2023 Ontario Economic Report (PDF) #OER2023

Press Release: 2023 Ontario Economic Report

February 7, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2023   Business Confidence Hits Record Low, Chamber Report   Despite low confidence in the economy, most businesses are optimistic about the outlook of their own organizations  (Barrie – February 7, 2023) – Business confidence has dropped to a new low according to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) seventh annual…

Joint Letter, Replacement Workers 20230202

February 2, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2023 Hon. Seamus O’Regan, P.C., M.P. Minister of Labour Email: Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada Email: Hon. Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P. Minister of Transport Email:   Dear Ministers: The proposal to introduce legislation on prohibiting replacement workers in federally…

Barrie Chamber: Roundtable with Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

January 9, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARRIE – January 9, 2023 The Barrie Chamber of Commerce welcomed MPP Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs and MPP for Barrie-Innisfil as host to David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South for a roundtable discussion. Community stakeholders joined to discuss Environmental Compliance Approvals, Environmental…

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Press Release: Women in Business Awards 2023

December 9, 2022

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (BARRIE – January 4, 2023) The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the Women in Business Awards for 2023. An awards luncheon that provides a platform to recognize the women that lead and succeed in Barrie. By acknowledging social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and innovation; trail…

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Barrie Business Awards 2022 Winners

November 30, 2022

Back to Blog For immediate release (Barrie – November 30, 2022) The Barrie Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual Barrie Business Awards Gala last evening at Liberty North. Mayor Alex Nuttall, City of Barrie Council, local dignitaries and businesses came out in force to celebrate the Barrie Business Community. Signature sponsor Meridian and Platinum…

Canada Digital Adoption Program

November 16, 2022

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 (insert local chamber of commerce/board of trade).   Through this program, small business owners can receive a micro-grant…

The Starter Company Plus Program

November 16, 2022

What is the Small Business Centre? The Small Business Centre is a one-stop source for all your small business needs, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County. It is a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and one of the 54 small business…

We’ve Partnered With BarterPay!

November 16, 2022

Barter what you have. Get what you need. Give what you can. What is BarterPay®? BarterPay® works with thousands of business owners, helping them barter their business supplies and services, Back to Blog



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