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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


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

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 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

2024 Substance Use and Opioids Overdose Primer

May 23, 2024

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce roundtable discussion with Hon. Michael A. Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. Beyond Emergency Declarations: Charting Ontario’s Course Through the Substance Use and…


MEDIA RELEASE: Businesses wanted for new Georgian, Barrie Chamber of Commerce project

May 16, 2024

Georgian College and the Barrie Chamber of Commerce are looking for small- to medium-sized businesses to join their new initiative, COLABORATORY. From left: Paul Markle, Executive Director of the Barrie…


RFP: AV Event Services, Barrie Business Awards 2024

May 13, 2024

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: Open bid for the…


Rapid Policy Update: 2024 Federal Budget Ontario Business Perspective

April 23, 2024

On April 16, 2024, the Government of Canada released its 2024 Budget: Fairness for Every Generation. The following is a summary of highlights from the perspective of Ontario’s business community. Housing Budget…


Canadian Chamber: 2024 Federal Budget – Our Policy Experts’ Insights

April 22, 2024

Policy experts from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have reviewed the 2024 Federal Budget. On April 16, 2024, the Government of Canada released its 2024 Federal Budget. Policy experts from…


Canada’s 2024 Budget Must Prioritize Productivity, Innovation and Growth

April 4, 2024

Download the PDF (BARRIE, ON – April 4, 2024) – As Canada grapples with global economic headwinds and declining competitiveness, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released its 2024 Federal…


Ontario Budget a Step in the Right Direction; Bigger Leaps Needed to Drive Growth

March 26, 2024

Ontario Chamber Reacts to Budget 2024 (Toronto – March 26, 2024) – The Ontario Chamber of Commerce‘s (OCC) President and CEO, Daniel Tisch, issued the following statement in reaction to…


Ontario Connecting Up to 34,000 People to Primary Care Teams in Simcoe, Bruce and York Regions

March 25, 2024

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce proudly supports our local business community. Today we attended a meet and greet hosted by the PC riding association, featuring Health Minister Sylvia Jones, along…


Proud Members, March 2024

March 18, 2024

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,…


Barrie Surpasses Housing Goals: Ontario Awards $6.3M in Recognition

March 15, 2024

  [BARRIE – March 15, 2024] The Barrie Chamber of Commerce was honored to witness a landmark announcement by Premier Doug Ford today, celebrating Barrie’s remarkable achievement in exceeding its…


RFP: Chamber Directory 2024, Printing & Distribution

March 14, 2024

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: Bidding for printing of…


Barrie Chamber: Productivity Must Be Front and Centre in Ontario’s 2024 Budget 

March 14, 2024

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber Releases 2024 Provincial Budget Recommendations READ THE BRIEF (Barrie – March 14, 2024) - Ontario’s economic prosperity is threatened by inflation, infrastructure backlogs,…

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