Networking Groups

Networking Groups

There are multiple opportunities for networking in North Simcoe.


Business Network International

BNI (Business Networking International)BNI Midland is a dynamic team of entrepreneurs and salespeople helping one another build business by referral. BNI offers marketing exclusivity by allowing only 1 person per business category to participate in the word-of-mouth referral program. If you would be interested in visiting this group to explore fit for your company, please contact BNI executive director Deborah Foster-Stahle at for details on how to get connected with the chapter. 

Business Association of Balm Beach

The Business Association of Balm Beach is an organization that has been formed to support local businesses and to foster cooperation and partnership between its members and within the local community.

Membership is open to any individual or business who would like to support our efforts. 

Downtown Midland Business Improvement Area

BIA logo

Downtown Midland is a not-for-profit organization established for the main purpose of revitalizing the central business district of the Town of Midland. We are designated as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) through the Ontario Municipal Act and a town of Midland bylaw originally enacted in 1977.

Downtown Midland is governed by volunteer Board of Management consisting of ten members and managed by one full-time staff. The association is funded by a levy placed on the property taxes of each owner within the designated boundaries. The budget is presented to the town council for approval.  

Midland & District Business Women’s Association

MDBWA (Midland & District Business Women's Association)The objective of the MDBWA is to offer networking opportunities to connect local women in the community, and to gear activities towards personal and professional growth for its members.

They have a ton of fun at their monthly networking dinner events where you have the unique opportunity to build and maintain relationships with local women in business. 

Midland, Penetanguishene & District Builders’ Association


The MPDBA is an Association of local businesses primarily involved in providing products and services to the local residential and commercial building industry.

Represented are: Building Contractors, Renovation Experts, Home Décor Specialists, Designers, Professionals, Cabinet Makers, Realtors, Financial Experts, Material Suppliers, Electrical Contractors, Heating and Cooling Agents, Window Suppliers, Home Security, Legal Advisors and more.

We employ local talent and professional associates in the daily performance of our businesses. It is in our best interest and that of our customers to employ our services in the fulfillment of your day-to-day needs.

We represent over 100 member businesses led by an enthusiastic Board of Directors and an Executive Officer. Our focus of attention is entirely on our communities. 

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of CommerceThe Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce shall promote and improve the commercial, professional, industrial, agricultural, economic, civic and social well being of the district served by this organization.

The chamber offers multiple networking opportunities to its members. 


There are a number of additional networking groups and opportunities that have been established independently. Most local businesses hear of them by word of mouth. If you’re interested in joining one of these groups we recommend contacting local businesses and asking if there are any current and active groups.


If you know of another networking group within the Huronia area that should be added to this list please contact us.