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Be seen, heard, and recognized here. Find a social network that plays as hard as they work and is known to establish strong relationships that move the needle forward.


Overlooking beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, this is the place of creation and collaboration. Get inspired and motivated by other like-minded people outside of your typical day-to-day office environment.


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A sense of belonging and community may be hard to find when your business has clients that are geographically disconnected from where your home base is. When you are used to operating out of province, or even out of country, it can be a knee-jerk reaction to put local opportunity on the back burner for business development.

Teena Sauve, Co-Founder and Sr. Advisor of @botreeinc, currently serves as the Sandbox Board of Directors Chair and has been a loyal supporter since opening in 2019. Teena has been immersed in the County of Simcoe community for over 17 years, but never fully harnessed the power that could come from connecting with local businesses. Since being involved with Sandbox, Teena has captured the feeling of belonging here; more aware and knowledgeable of what businesses are currently operating here, the impact they are making, all while being able to capitalize on creating connections for her own clients to the local opportunities that exist.

Hear how Teena continues to give back, share knowledge, and develop with Sandbox. 💙

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Looking to fuel your brain and make the most of your long weekend?

Check out these mind-boosting tips and take the much needed opportunity to recharge and refuel! 🚀💡

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Lights, Camera, Unscripted Surprises!🎤

At Sandbox, you never know what’s coming your way! We’re all about embracing the unexpected. Who do you think nailed the interview? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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High Tides & Good Vibes 🌊: Meet Environmental Systems Corporation

Enhancing your work environment and creating better standards for your day-to-day operations can be critical for the future growth of your business.

ESC knows exactly what it takes to create a successful environment through their custom solutions and innovative approaches. ESC designs, manufactures, constructs and validates cleanrooms and close tolerance temperature humidity controlled critical environments across North America.

If you see Aaron at SBX, be sure to introduce yourself and ask him what is his favourite part about being in the Barrie business community!

Which Sandbox Member is rising the tide next? Stay tuned to find out!

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As the Regional Director for the York Simcoe CFO Centre, Jeff Bond has learned professional success doesn’t always translate into personal happiness. Beyond Jeff’s role, he realized seizing opportunities to make a positive change in your life is critical to future outcomes that will propel you and those around you to new heights.

That could be taking the time to invest in yourself, finding work/life balance to better your health, or finding opportunities to give back to your community with mentorship and expertise gained from past career milestones. Hear in this video how Jeff was able to conquer limiting beliefs in order to align professional success with personal prosperity.

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How do successful entrepreneurs handle life`s ups and downs?

By embracing both gratitude and growth. Whether things are sweet or bitter, it`s important to say thank you and keep pushing forward.

Happy Friday, friends! 🙌

- Quote: Shauna Niequist

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FACTS: Effective communication is the only bridge between where your business is and where you want it to go.

Our final WOMEN IN BIZ Sunrise Social promises to captivate your senses and leave you feeling inspired. Whether you are a seasoned attendee or a newcomer to the scene, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Step onto our stage and discover the power of your unique story, while connecting with other like-minded women. With valuable networking opportunities, and a supportive community, you will leave with the skills and confidence to make your mark in the business world.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to connect and join us on May 2,2023 from 9 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Link in bio to RSVP ⬆️

Thank you kindly to our partners of this series @scotiabank , @bdo_canada and @barristonllp and @ovationspeakers for leading and inspiring us throughout this journey. 💙

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High Tides & Good Vibes 🌊: Meet Canplas!

How are you looking for ways to better serve your customers? Using an innovative lens for your processes and management can be key.

Canplas Industries Ltd. started out as a manufacturer of ABS and PVC pipe fittings for the plumbing industry in Barrie, ON. Today, Canplas manufactures high-quality plumbing, ventilation, central vacuum and grease separation products for residential and commercial buildings all over the continent. Innovation is central to their corporate DNA, by holding over seventy patents and design registrations for products.

If you see Rich at SBX, be sure to ask him about his passion for innovation and the cool projects he’s led throughout his career journey!

Which Sandbox Member is rising the tide next? Stay tuned to find out!

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The @barriebaycats SBX Social Hour Takeover was a home run for fun!

Sharing a cheers with familiar faces and new faces of the business community was a highlight. Not to mention, that Baycat mascot sure has moves!

All the best in the season ahead ⚾️

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Take us out to the ball game ⚾️

OR better yet, the SBX Social Hour @barriebaycats Takeover! When you mix business networking and the love of sport, we’re sure there’s a lot of new conversations and connections to be made.

Here’s the play by play: share a cheers with some coveted Baycats Brew from our cash bar, get to know our local home team and the Baycat Mascot himself, and score a chance to win some tickets for the upcoming season!


Link in bio to rsvp!

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Why sit still when you can move forward? 💼🚶‍♂️

Change your environment, change your perspective. Take your meetings in motion and see what ideas come to life. 💡

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