Volume 4 Issue 6 | July 9, 2018
Business in the County
In This Issue
Message From the Chair
Maximize Your Membership
Business in Your County
New Members
Provincial Business Updates
Federal Business Updates
Upcoming Events
Our Partners
I sincerely hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Canada Day!

The DBOT office is once again abuzz with Golf excitement. Our upcoming Golf Tournament on August 23rd is fast approaching and the office is already filling up with items generously donated by our incredible members. This year's charity of choice for the silent auction is Bethell Hospice Foundation. If you haven't yet reserved your spot at the tournament be sure to do so. If you would like to sponsor or donate items please contact the DBOT office.

In addition, nominations for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards are steadily flowing in! Nominations close on July 16th so be sure to nominate!

Pete Renshaw, Chair
Dufferin Board of Trade
Maximize Your Membership
Member to Member Discounts
The Dufferin Board of Trade Member 2 Member Discount program offers discounts from proud DBOT members for their fellow members exclusively!

There are over 25 discounts available to members!
M2M Discount Highlights
Mono Arts
Purchase 500 Postcards for $69. Full colour 4×6 postcard printed one side. Print two-sided for just $89. Print ready files must be supplied. Or utilize our Graphics Design team to create your postcard (additional charges would apply).
Orangeville Autosport
15% off all any and all services
Affinity Programs
The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many exclusive savings for members; everything from office supplies to shipping rate discounts!

Save money with your membership!
Affinity Program Highlights
Grand & Toy
Specialized program extends more choices and deeper savings. Save on average UP TO 25% OFF competitor pricing. Get preferred pricing on select categories including coffee & tech accessories. Plus SAVE OVER 30% on paper.

DBOT Members can now save more on a dependable package delivery service with Purolator. Purolator offers discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground®

DBOT Launches New Think Local Video Campaign
The Dufferin Board of Trade is undertaking a new video campaign focused on showcasing our members business locations, products, and services. The video campaign will highlight our unique and diverse membership and will be especially targeted at those businesses that provide retail, food, or specialty services.

If you are interested in partaking in the video campaign please contact the Dufferin Board of Trade for more information.

We were glad to visit Gerry Reid of Reid's Potatoes and Farm Market to film our first Think Local feature:
Final Week to Nominate for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Business Excellence awards enter their final week with nominations closing at 12:00 noon on July 16th. Nominations are being accepted through the Dufferin Board of Trade website at dufferinbot.ca/nominate. The award nominees will be judged by business and community organizations operating outside Dufferin County, to avoid any potential bias.

The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals in Dufferin County who have worked diligently and tirelessly to excel in their field. The eight highly esteemed awards are presented at the Business Excellence Awards Gala held annually in October. It is a night of celebration and inspiration unrivaled in the region and business excellence has the centre stage. The Business Excellence Awards Gala is tentatively set to be held on October 18th, 2018.

New Members
ACCE Photography
ACCE Photography specializes in family and lifestyle photography.

ACCE Photography currently offers photography services in Shelburne, Orangeville, Alliston, Caledon and the GTA. However their services are not limited to these areas. Photographer Althea Casamento loves capturing your special moments and freezing them in time.

Headwaters Communities in Action
Engaged citizens shaping a vibrant, sustainable & resilient community together.

Since our inception in late 2004, HCIA has been a convener of community conversations. We provide citizens with information about emerging issues and opportunities and also support the start-up of collaborative projects that enhance community well-being.

McDonald Tool & Manufacturing
McDonald Tool & Manufacturing (MTM) pride ourselves with over 50 years of combined experience in industrial services. Gord McDonald along with son Craig & staff have been in business since 1983.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in tool and die, machine manufacturing, machine repair, general machining and fabrication, we look forward to providing solutions to your requirements.

Dufferin Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones Appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport
On June 29th The new PC government was sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony at Queen's Park.

Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin - Caledon was appointed Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Sport. In a press release, Jones states that she is honoured to have been appointed by Premier Doug Ford and remains committed to being a vocal representative for the people of Duffeirn-Caledon.

The Dufferin Board of Trade looks forward to continuing to work with MPP Jones as the voice of business for Dufferin County.

Canadian Chamber Reacts to Implementation of Retaliatory Tariffs

Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement as the Government of Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products came into force on July 1st:

“The Canadian Chamber supports the federal government’s efforts to have the U.S.’s unjustified tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products lifted. Although we regret that Canada has reached this point with such an important ally and trading partner, these retaliatory tariffs are necessary to defend Canadian business and encourage the U.S. government to reverse its illegal and unwarranted tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

“As we support our government’s actions to persuade the Trump administration to remove these tariffs and focus instead on modernizing the Northern American Free Trade Agreement, we also emphasize that, now more than ever, ensuring Canada’s businesses are competitive must be a top priority.

“Alongside modernizing NAFTA, Canada must diversify its trading relationships through agreements like CETA and CPTPP, relieve the regulatory burden on Canadian businesses and reform our outdated tax system. By addressing those issues that are within our control, we can grow the economy and increase prosperity for all Canadians.”
Maximize Your Membership
July 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
DBOT Office, 246372 Hockley Rd 
Mono, ON L9W6K4 Canada

Join us for an information session covering everything you need to know to maximize your membership with the Dufferin Board of Trade. Hear about our exclusive offers to members, networking opportunities, and much more! Open to new, existing or prospective members!

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Shelburne Golf and Country Club , 516423 County Rd. 124 RR 3 
Melancthon, ON L9V 1V2 

It's that time of year again! The 2018, 3rd annual Dufferin Board of Trade Golf tournament is coming up. Come out to enjoy a round of golf, a delicious dinner, a silent auction and many prizes to be won! Sponsorship Opportunities Include: Hole Sponsors Silent Auction Items Swag Bag Sponsors

Dufferin Young Professionals Drop-in BBQ
July 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dufferin Board of Trade , 246372 Hockley Road 
Mono, ON L9W 6K4 

Drop-In and join us for the first ever DYP BBQ! There will be delicious food, good fun, and great networking with fellow young professionals! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage in good company! Is there any better way to spend your lunch!?

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