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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

RFP: AV Event Services, Women in Business 2024

January 5, 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…


Press Release: 2024 Mayor’s Luncheon with Mayor Alex Nuttall

January 3, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release January 3, 2024   Barrie, ON – The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the City of Barrie and Invest Barrie, is excited to…


Policy Primer: Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fleets in Ontario

December 7, 2023

In this policy primer, we delve into the transition to Low-Carbon Commercial Fleet in Ontario, discussing the pivotal steps and strategies businesses can adopt. MEDIA RELEASE Immediate release December 7,…


Press Release: Launch of the 2024 Women In Business Awards

December 1, 2023

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…


CEBA Loan Repayment

November 28, 2023

Program Repayment Deadlines The forgiveness repayment date has been extended to January 18, 2024 for eligible CEBA loan holders in good standing. Loan holders that did not qualify for the…


Sharing Prosperity: An Introduction to Building Relationships for Economic Reconciliation in Ontario

November 23, 2023

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…


Ontario Chamber of Commerce Reaction to 2023 Fall Economic Statement

November 22, 2023

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…


Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 2023 Fall Economic Statement – Our Policy Experts’ Insights

November 22, 2023

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…


Press Release: Road Closures, 2023 Santa Claus Parade

November 17, 2023

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…


Press Release: 2023 Barrie Business Awards Winners

November 6, 2023

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…


Press Release: Endorsement of the City of Barrie’s Request to Queen’s Park

October 31, 2023

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…


Press Release: 2023 Barrie Santa Claus Parade, New Route

October 26, 2023

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…

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