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What We Do

Empowering Local Business

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce was incorporated under the federal Board of Trade Act on June 10, 1926. The Chamber has been serving the local business community for more than 95 years. The Chamber examines community needs to determine what must be done to make it a better place to live and do business. It channels community resources to the fulfillment of those needs. It organizes and develops the necessary leadership to guarantee an effective force for progress, innovation and improvement.

Recent years at the Barrie Chamber have seen major changes in leadership, with a renewed focus on a strategic work plan that will take Barrie businesses to the next level.

Vision Statement

Trusted by leaders, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is an inclusive community of forward-thinking business champions. Together, Chamber members advocate, connect, encourage and share tangible ideas that generate enterprise success and regional prosperity.

Mission Statement

The Barrie Chamber is your partner for business success because it:

  • Advocates for business, providing a strong voice and vision to grow Barrie’s economy
  • Connects and promotes business, providing events, meetings and resources that support enterprise success
  • Drives community dialogue and brings awareness and innovative solutions through leadership that drives our community’s regional prosperity

Core Values

Influential 

Your Voice will be heard and contributes to the Chamber’s representation of business issues

Honest

An honest broker of information. Consult and demonstrate integrity in decision-making in a non-partisan way

Reliable

Trusted source of information, responsive, decisive and caring

Supportive

Find new ways to serve, engage and represent

Collaborative

Working with businesses for a better Barrie

Inclusive

 Welcoming a diverse spectrum of business leaders Personal, professional, business and community growth can be found throughout the Chamber

Strategic Directions

  • Champion an Inclusive Culture of Prosperity: attract volunteers, staff and business leaders that successfully deliver relevant value in alignment with our vision
  • Establish Innovative Engagement Models: provide members with access to services that are both relevant to their enterprise and accelerates economic recovery
  • Deliver Excellent Service: improve access to, engagement with, and delivery of services to the business community

Chamber Team

The Chamber’s talented, professional team works with hundreds of engaged member companies, volunteers and partners in an effort to create and sustain a dynamic Barrie business community.

Volunteering with the Barrie Chamber

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a critical component of every successful not-for-profit and charity, and the Chamber is no different. Our volunteers help guide the ship, make events run more smoothly, and give heart to the organization. The Chamber team is grateful for the many volunteers they are privileged to work with every day, and appreciate the time and energy these people give back to their fellow members.

If you are a member, and you are interested in joining any of our committees, please email the office at committee@barriechamber.com, and we will happy to help you find the best fit.

Want to be on the Barrie Chamber Board? Watch for the call for nominations each spring, and consider putting your name forward.

Can’t commit to a full year of meetings and activities? Not a problem, we run special events! We need help the day of for activities like our golf tournament and the Santa Claus Parade too!

News, Announcements & Press Releases

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: Seamus.ORegan@parl.gc.ca Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada Email:…

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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…

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Women in Business March 2

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…

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people at Barrie Business Awards

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…

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Press Release: Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

September 30, 2022

For immediate release September 30, 2022 Statement (Toronto – September 30, 2022) -To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Barrie…

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