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Business Networking Groups

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Barrie Association of Volunteer Administrators

Location: 60 Worsley St. Barrie, ON L4M 1L6
For more information: Julie Ross, (705) 728-1010 ex 7005

Barrie Construction Association

Location: 156 Victoria Street Barrie, Ontario
For more information: (705) 726-5864,

Barrie Open Coffee Club

Informal gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and those with entrepreneurial spirit. Free Coffee! Club meets every other Tuesday starting Jan 7th, 2014 at The Creative Space, 12 Dunlop Street East.

Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barrie

For more information: Barbara Wetmore, Membership Chair, (705) 721-1462,

Business Enterprise Resource Network

Location: 121 Commerce Park Dr., Unit A
Hours of Operation Mon. Fri 8:30-4:30
For more information:, (705) 792-0989

Business Networking International (BNI) - Barrie

I 8 Chapters in Barrie
For more information: Deborah Foster-Stahle, Executive Director, 1-866-505-7995; Janet Morozuk, (705) 791-2370;

 Barrie Open Coffee Club

Informal gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and those with entrepreneureal spirit.  Free Coffee.
Every other Tuesday starting January 7th at the Creative Space, 12 Dunlop Street East

Business Owners of Barrie

For more information please contact Krystal Smith 705-229-7997 or at

Canadian Association of Family Enterprise

For more information: Elizabeth Cragg, Managing Director (705) 345-5432

Christian Business Ministries of Canada

For more information: Ron Brooks, (705) 722-7611; Sam Horzempa, Outreach Chair, (705) 719-2003

Downtown Barrie Business Association

Location: 4 Simcoe St. E., Barrie ON
For more information: Craig Stevens, Managing Director, (705)734-1414,

Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre

Location: 24 Maple Avenue, Suite 202, Box 8 Barrie, Ontario
For more information: Terri Plaxton Smith, Business Advisor / Manager, (705) 720-2445,,


Greater Barrie Chambre of Commerce

Location: 97 Toronto Street, Barrie, Ontario
For more information: Sybil Goruk, Executive Director, (705) 721-5000,;

Huronia Korean Business Association

For more information: Mr. Pai, President, (705) 436-2248

Huronia Woodland Owners Association

For more information: Peter DeVillers, President; (705) 326-2198

Mr. Bob’s Network (for profit)

Location: 8 Bowman Avenue, Barrie, ON
For more information: Bob Cassels, Network Administrator, (705) 721-0727,

Roaring Women – Barrie Chapter

For more information: Louise Todd, Roaring Women, Barrie Chapter, (705) 252-4467,,

Silicon Simcoe

Silicon Simcoe is a community of IT Managers, Consultants, Administrators, Architects and other specialists. This group has been set up to help local technology professionals to learn about their craft, find opportunities to grow their career, and to build relationships with their peers. For more information visit or

Simcoe County Young Professionals Association

For more information: Cesia Green, Chair, ,

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board

Location: 18 Alliance Blvd, Unit 22 Barrie, ON
For more information: Monica Kauppinen, Executive Assistant, (705) 725-1011, 1-800-337-4598,,

Small Business Connect

Meetings take place at Barrie City Hall in the Rotunda and on alternate weeks at the BERN Centre.  

Location: 121 Commerce Park Unit A

Startupdrinks – Barrie  

Come and check out the casual 'apres-work' event that brings together start-up entrepreneurs (tech and otherwise) from Barrie and the surrounding area. It's all about casual conversation, a little shop talk and cheap beer of course! And this is no snoozefest - there are no rules, agendas, presentations or fees - just a chance to kick back and connect with people just like you who are invested in Barrie's growing start-up community.

Location: Broubon Street Bar and Grill, Downtown Barrie
Date/Time: Second Wednesday Monthly
Contact: Marcia Woods,, 705-881-7872,


Women Empowering Women | Networking at its Best! WeWednesdays! mission is to assist women to Build Business Brands! WeWednesdays! is an open forum for Women to Speak Out Loud and offers a platform for all women to share Their Story!

Location: Hosted at "The Side Door", 89 Bayfield St. Every 4th Wednesday of the month. For more information please visit

W.I.N.G.S. & H.E.R.O.S.

Location: 10 Pridham Crescent Angus, Ontario
For more information: Diane McGee, Founder and Director, (705) 424-4213,,

Women with Vision

Location: 156 Brophy’s Lane, Town of The Blue Mountains, ON
For more information: Sonya Whitmell, Barrie District Coordinator, 1-866-306-6021,,

eWomenNetwork-Barrie Chapter

For more information please contact: Managing Director Loran Upton, 705-854-0485,,

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