Members of the BCA and representatives of the purchasing community in the Greater Simcoe County Region began discussions about four years ago, to find new ways to work together to better utilize local talents and resources and develop our rapidly growing communities.
In addition, the BCA will continue to host events that provide members with professional development as we give the City of Barrie the platform to walk us through the new processes that are currently underway.
The purpose of these sessions is to engage participants in an informative and interactive discussion that will enable us to more easily share ideas and build trust. They are also intended to assist members in overcoming obstacles and improving timelines when dealing with the City of Barrie.
Upcoming sessions include a Lunch and Learn on the inspection process and the BCA will be working closely with the city’s procurement department to develop future sessions.
The BCA has also partnered with Invest Barrie on an advertising campaign designed to help attract and retain a robust skilled-trades workforce.