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.
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
Your Voice will be heard and contributes to the Chamber’s representation of business issues
An honest broker of information. Consult and demonstrate integrity in decision-making in a non-partisan way
Trusted source of information, responsive, decisive and caring
Find new ways to serve, engage and represent
Working with businesses for a better Barrie
Welcoming a diverse spectrum of business leaders Personal, professional, business and community growth can be found throughout the Chamber
- 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
Volunteering with the Barrie Chamber
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 complete the form below, 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.
News, Announcements & Press Releases
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…Read More >>
Sharing Prosperity: An Introduction to Building Relationships for Economic Reconciliation in Ontario
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>