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RFP: Barrie Business Awards 2023, Videographer

June 28, 2023

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: The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is issuing this tender for the service of providing multiple videos of our top three (3) award finalists in each of our categories. Videos…

Press Release: New Board Of Directors 2023 / 2024

June 22, 2023

From left to right: Bruce MacGillivray, Rob Newman, Amber Bunnett, Leah Smith-Size, Barbara White, Sandy Tuckey, Rychard Lardner, Salim Bardai, Sarah Dobson, Stephanie Gourlie, Paul Markle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Barrie – June 21, 2023) – The Barrie Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual General Meeting at the Barrie Legion, Branch 147 and elected their new Board…

Important Information From Smart Serve Ontario

June 20, 2023

Recertification 5-Year Requirement AGCO Extends Final Recertification Window to August 31st, 2023 Responding to the high demand for last-minute recertifications, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announces a 60-day extension for final recertifications, now concluding on August 31st, 2023. We encourage certificate holders to take advantage of this opportunity and promptly recertify, with…

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Federal Government Engagement on Labour Stability on Canada’s West Coast

June 14, 2023

On behalf of the Canadian business community, please find attached a letter expressing concern over the potential for a labour disruption that would affect ports in British Columbia. The letter – signed by over 120 associations, chambers of commerce and boards of trade – requests the government’s active engagement with this bargaining process and that…

Proud Members of the Barrie Chamber, May 2023

June 12, 2023

Join us in celebrating our members! 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…

Addressing the Homeless Crisis in Barrie

May 18, 2023

Barrie Chamber Supports City of Barrie Initiative “Barrie city councillors intend to deter panhandling as part of a motion passed at Wednesday evening’s general meeting, which emphasized the City’s ongoing commitment to address the needs of its homeless population.” CTV Barrie – Read more… Download Barrie Chamber Letter of Endorsement Download City of Barrie Press…

Phishing Scams

May 17, 2023

It’s not us, it’s them! It has come to our attention that an email is being circulated once again, claiming to have our mailing list for sale. The Barrie Chamber of Commerce respects your privacy and does not provide contacts for sale or distribution, such as this email claims. If you get an email from…

Proud Members of the Barrie Chamber, April 2023

May 15, 2023

Join us in celebrating our members! 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…

Ontario Expanding Clean Home Heating Initiative to Barrie

May 2, 2023

Provincial investment in home heating upgrades helping more families save money and reduce emissions. From left to right: Blair Peberdy – Alectra Utilities, Attorney General Doug Downey, MPP Andrea Khanjin, Sarah Van der Paelt – Enbridge, Hon. Todd Smith – Minister of Energy, Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall May 2, 2023 BARRIE – The Ontario government…

8 Steps to a Successful Grand Opening or Celebration Event

March 31, 2023

A grand opening or celebration event is a social event to introduce the community to a new business which can also be a “soft opening to attract new customers, generate buzz, gain media attention and to foster goodwill within the business community. Step 1 Date Selection Allow plenty of preparation time. Give yourself 3-4 weeks…

PRESS RELEASE: 2023 Federal Budget Submission

March 27, 2023

Canada’s 2023 Budget Must Address Declining Productivity  (BARRIE – March 27, 2023) – With the economy facing global headwinds, Canada needs competitive investments in innovation, productivity, and sustainable economic growth. However, growth cannot occur without significant and sustained investments from the private sector – and those dollars will flow where productivity is highest. Today, the Barrie…

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…

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