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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

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…


Proud Members of the Barrie Chamber

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…


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,…


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,…


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,…

2023 Ontario Economic Report Click here to read the report

2023 Ontario Economic Report

February 8, 2023

Click here to read the 2023 Ontario Economic Report (PDF) #OER2023


Press Release: 2023 Ontario Economic Report

February 7, 2023

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…


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: Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada Email:…


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…

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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