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2019 Mayor’s Business Progress Breakfast

Mayor Lehman will address the current state of the local economy and highlights within in the city, and keynote speaker Mark Brand will share his experience on this year’s theme of Social Entrepreneurship.

The Annual Mayor’s Annual Business Progress Breakfast for 2019 has passed – view the Mayor's 2019 presentation. For updates on the 2020 event, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Presented by Scotiabank and Barriston Law, the theme for 2019 was Social Entrepreneurship. Mayor Jeff Lehman spoke to more than 350 business leaders covering key segments of the city:

  • Update on the local economy
  • Highlights from 2018
  • Population growth trends;
  • and a look forward to 2020 and beyond.

Keynote Speaker

Social entrepreneur and food-future commentator Mark Brand was the guest speaker. With 11 businesses under his belt, he shared his experiences with growing businesses, food repurposing, and turning social enterprise into reality. Mark is a Stanford Fellow, a Professor of Innovation at the University of Southern California, and an executive chef for the American Refugee Committee.

Mayor's Innovation Awards

These awards recognize Barrie organizations and individuals who have embraced creative problem solving and made an impact in their community, industry, or organization. Nominations for the 2019 Mayor's Innovation Awards officially opened at the Mayor's Business Progress Breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get tickets?

Tickets for 2019 have sold out, but you can get on the list for 2020. Sign up now and be among the first to know when seats for next year become available.

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