The go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!
JULY 2018
Pitch2Win! Business Competition Learn how to create a compelling pitch to win one of three prizes. Open to businesses operating between 1 to 5 years in the Durham Region. Space is limited. Restrictions apply.

APPLY NOW: #DoItInDurham
Interested in becoming a sponsor or a judge for Pitch2Win?
Send an email to Teresa Shaver at with details of your interest.
Looking for a room to hold a workshop or meeting?
The BACD has two meeting rooms available for your meeting or event!

Visit our website for more details:
BACD Mentoring Session
Join us at this monthly group Business Mentoring session. A problem shared is a problem halved, so bring your business challenges to others in the business community. This is not a " sell at" session, but an opportunity to bring thought-provoking questions with a vision of building your business and to drive the vibrancy of Durham Region’s entrepreneurial community.

Friday, July 6 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200 Whitby Register Now
Join us on the patio! BACD Biz Lunch
This month our networking lunch will be held on the patio! This is lunch is for businesses who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Tuesday, July 24 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Register Now
Start Up and Business Fundamentals training sessions are to help you set a strong foundation to starting your business! They are held at the BACD offices and are free of cost.
BACD Start Up Sessions
Thursday 5 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday 11 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 19 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 25 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
BACD Business Fundamentals

Business Planning
Tuesday 10 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Marketing & Sales
Wednesday 25 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Save Money on your Business Banking
Bring your banking to AWCCU Financial and save money on your business banking. All BACD referred business accounts enjoy ZERO monthly account fee and transaction fees for the first 6 months. Option to apply for a business line of credit.

Contact directly at  905-728-5187  or visit
Happy Space Happy Place
Happy Space Happy Place are professional renovations and organizing company located in Whitby. Owned by Samantha Williams and David Crilly, they have combined Samantha’s Customer Service and project management, organizing, design, moving and landscape background with David’s renovations, remediation, restoration, foundation and landscape background to create a unique Renovations and Professional Organizing company.  
From small to large projects, they are dedicated to bringing renovation visions to life with the least amount of disruption and helping people put systems in place to be more organized at work and home to live a happier and less-stressed life.

Happy Space Happy Place have built an amazing team who share their values, work ethic and kindness to customers and serve the Toronto, Durham Region and the GTA. They are fully insured, WSIB and complete criminal background checks on all staff and always get permits when the work requires them as the safety of your home or business is very important!  

Services include:
• Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement Renovations
• Wall removal and redesign of entire floor/home
• Design and Permits drawings and submissions
• Painting
• Flooring Installation
• Finished Carpentry
• Organizing and Decluttering
• Moving Preparation, Downsizing and Resettlement/Unpacking

Phone: (905) 420 6976
You are invited to Simply Proposals Official VIP Launch Party!
Thursday July 19th, 2018.
6:30pm- 9:00pm
Falcon Brewing Company
30 Barr Road, Ajax ON, L1S 7H1

Simply Proposals specializes in creating wedding proposal experiences and turning the everyday man into Prince Charming.

Congratulations to Family Physiotherapy on the opening of their 2nd Location
Bowmanville Family Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Centre is a new clinic located at 2021 Green Rd., Unit 101, in North Bowmanville. This clinic is an extension of Ajax Family Physiotherapy which is one of the top sports and physical rehabilitation clinics providing the Durham region with Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy services.
Bowmanville Family Physiotherapy provides services that are accessible to everyone, with or without a doctor referral. Our services are covered under most insurance plans. We have developed a strong working relationship with insurance companies to offer direct billing for those patients with extended health coverage. Individuals under Work Incidences (WSIB) or motor vehicle accidents (MVA) and private patients are all welcome. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Our team of therapists are regulated professionals who have undergone extensive training in treating all types of injuries and conditions from acute sprains/strains to chronic aches/pains. 

Phone: (905) 623-0000 
Matching Small Business with Employees
Agilec provides FREE recruiting and hiring services for job seekers and employers in the Durham community. They are a large umbrella of services with a portion funded by Employment Ontario. Some of the funding programs available to employers are to help offset a portion of the costs of training a new employee.

We are looking for a 10 week unpaid placement ideally in light assembly or packaging. This candidate is pleasant and hardworking and is open to either part-time or full-time placement opportunities. (this posting may no longer be available)

This candidate requires a sit down job and Agilec will provide an ergonomically friendly chair for the position. Past work experience has been in a manufacturing/warehouse environment. 

If there is an interest in our services, please contact Lynn Clark at our Agilec Ajax office at 905-426-1760 ext 5119 or email at
Support East of Six SUP in the K2O 50K Paddle Marathon for Autism Ontario

On July 22nd, East of Six SUP (one of our clients) are racing in the 50K Marathon Paddle Race by stand up paddle board to raise funds and awareness for Autism Ontario!

East of Six SUP are passionate about working with Autism Ontario. They hold monthly volunteer nights where they host members of Autism Ontario Durham Region throughout the summer season. East of Six SUP are excited to represent Autism Ontario and it's members in this race and with your support we can all "Stand Up" together for Autism Ontario.

All pledges for the fundraiser will go directly to Autism Ontario and all donors will be entered into a raffle draw held by Autism Ontario on July 23, 2018 following the K2O Paddle Marathon. Donors pledging $20 or more receive a tax receipt from Autism Ontario.

Follow @eastofsixsup on Instagram and hashtag #standupforautismontario and #eastofsixsup

Thank you to our 2018 Executive Partner
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