Volume 5 Issue 1| January 14, 2019
Business in the County
In This Issue
Message From the Chair
Maximize Your Membership
Business in Your County
New Members
Provincial Business Updates
Industry Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Our Partners
Message from the Chair
Pete Renshaw, Chair
Dufferin Board of Trade
As we enter into this new year, 2019, I would like to extend my best wishes to our members and the Dufferin business community for a prosperous and successful new year.

2019 is an important year for the Dufferin Board of Trade as it marks our 110 year anniversary. Though much has changed over the past 110 years, our commitment to serving the business community in Dufferin remains the same.

DBOT continues to strive for a more prosperous and innovative Dufferin and will continue to spearhead and support initiatives to that end.

I wish you all a great 2019 and as always I encourage you to stay involved with your Board of Trade and help to further strengthen our community.
Maximize Your Membership
Members' Group
Join our group for digital networking and strengthen your member to member connections! A business community is only as strong as its network of connections. Join to stay up to date with DBOT, your fellow members, and everything to do with Thinking Local!

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
Booklore
10% off on regular priced books.
Bell Store – Totally One Communications Inc.
Discounts on Bell Business products; mobility, internet, landline & TV, and receive 25% off accessories with the purchase of a new phone.
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 Spotlight
Members are eligible to receive discount of up to 30% off everyday public web price on a wide range of Lenovo products, including laptops, tablets, desktops, workstations, servers, accessories and more! Take advantage of great deals on top products for the home and office.

Business in Your County
Dufferin Board of Trade Celebrates 110 Years
110 years ago, in Orangeville's council chambers, local businesses formed an organization to improve local conditions for the benefit of the business community. For the next 110 years, this organization would represent the interests of local business, influence positive change, and help the community to grow and expand into the prosperous and successful business community it is today.

Throughout the multitude of challenges of the 20th century, the Board of Trade remained as a strong voice for business, and the greatest force supporting businesses in the region. The Dufferin Board of Trade continues to provide businesses with the support they need and represents their interests as a trusted, reliable, and experienced advocate.

Throughout 2019 the Dufferin Board of Trade will be celebrating its history and accomplishments over the last 110 years. Many local businesses, and influential business-people have helped to shape the organization that exists today and DBOT will recognize and celebrate this storied past as the year progresses.
New Members
New Members
Matthews House Hospice
Matthews House Hospice is a home in the heart of South Simcoe that offers both residential-based care to people in the last stages of their lives, and community-based programs for people dealing with grief or a life-limiting illness.

The Mortgage Centre
Geoff Del Grande is an experienced businessman, real estate investor, mortgage broker and accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years of business experience in multiple sectors. He has built businesses from the ground up into multiple retail ventures across Canada employing hundreds of people.

Town Tees  
Custom Apparel decorators serving Dufferin County. Your friendly neighbourhood tee shop. Specializing in heat transfer film applications.

Fromage
Showcasing over 60 cheeses from around the world and locally; quality charcuterie and gourmet food products, Fromage is your one-stop shopping destination for entertaining ideas.

Fromage has now moved to a larger location on Broadway and has expanded their lunch menu to include Bistro items

Provincial Advocacy Wins
Industry Opportunities
Ambassador Committee
The Dufferin Board of Trade is looking for members interested in joining the Ambassador Committee! The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Ambassadors are a volunteer committee, comprised of champions for our organization who build long-term relationships with our members and encourage overall membership growth.

If this sounds like you, contact us today!
519.941.0490 ext 202 | diana@dufferinbot.ca
Upcoming Events
February 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites , 7 Buena Vista Drive 
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 0A2 

Join Dufferin and area's business and political leaders for the annual Industry Luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker Korey Jarvis! Korey started wrestling at age 14. At this time he moved to Guelph from his hometown of Elliot Lake to pursue both his sport and welding. Adding to his wealth of accomplishments, Korey is the recipient of Guelph’s 40 Under 40 award (2016) and is the proud father of a beautiful five-year-old girl.

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kelseys Orangeville  ON Canada

A new year, a new outlook! Use mindfulness & breathing techniques to reduce pain and stress. Guest speakers: Ellen Brakel,RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, Cranial Sacral Therapist, & Certified Yoga Instructor Catherine Carpenko, Registered Psychotherapist, Owner of Thriving Therapist Join the Dufferin Women in Business for lunch, infomercials, and networking. Build, connect and grow  

W oman to Woman - With Inspirational Speaker Joy Foster
February 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rosemont Hall, 9237 Highway 89
Adjala Tosorontio, ON L9V 1E1


If you are a Mother, Entrepreneur or Homemaker seeking a morning of inspiration, music, and words to ignite your day or week, Rosemont Speaker Series is the place to be!


Specialized Volunteer Management Training
February 12 @ 1:00 pm


Volunteer Dufferin is hosting a FREE workshop tailored to volunteer managers for events, festivals and fairs!

Developed specifically with the challenges of festivals and fairs in mind. The workshop is tailored to equip volunteer managers with the information, skills and resources they need to continue making a difference through the long-term engagement of volunteers.


Our Partners
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