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
Addressing the Homeless Crisis in Barrie
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…Read More >>
Proud Members of the Barrie Chamber
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…Read More >>
Ontario Expanding Clean Home Heating Initiative to Barrie
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,…Read More >>
PRESS RELEASE: 2023 Federal Budget Submission
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,…Read More >>
Press Release: Ontario’s 2023 Budget Must Focus on Growth-Enabling Investments
(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,…Read More >>
2023 Ontario Economic Report
Click here to read the 2023 Ontario Economic Report (PDF) #OER2023Read More >>
Press Release: 2023 Ontario Economic Report
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…Read More >>
Joint Letter, Replacement Workers 20230202
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:…Read More >>
Barrie Chamber: Roundtable with Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
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…Read More >>
Press Release: Women in Business Awards 2023
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…Read More >>