Volume 5 Issue 5| April 15, 2019
Business in the County
In This Issue
Message From Nick
Maximize Your Membership
Business in Your County
New Members
Provincial Business Updates
Federal Business Updates
Job Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Our Partners
Message from Nick Lumia, Communications and Policy Analyst
It is with a heavy heart that I write to our DBOT members today to say that I have resigned my position with the Dufferin Board of Trade to pursue a new career opportunity.

I would like to thank our General Manager, Diana Morris, for allowing me this opportunity to address the members in this newsletter - to say a brief thank you and farewell!

Over the last 5 years that I have been a part of the DBOT team, I have had the incredible opportunity to engage with so many dedicated, hardworking, and passionate business and community leaders. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to celebrate the achievements of the business community in Dufferin and to work together to bring about positive change within our community and our region. I am confident that this organization, which has represented our local businesses for 110 years, will continue to be the most influential voice of business in Dufferin. I cherish all the connections I have made throughout my time here, and look forward to seeing the organization and our vibrant local business community flourish even further.

I wish all our members continued success and thank you for always demonstrating what it means to #ThinkLocal!


Nick Lumia, Communications and Policy Analyst
Dufferin Board of Trade

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
Headwaters Bookkeeping Services
One hour free new customer consultation and a $25.00 Prepaid VISA for DBOT members who refer a potential bookkeeping/tax client to us resulting in a successful business relationship.

Green Monkey Creative
Green Monkey Creative offers a full suite of marketing services for your business.
15% off your first month of social media management.

Group Savings!
The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many exclusive savings for members; everything from office supplies to shipping rate discounts!

Save money with your membership!
Group Saving Spotlight
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. From Victoria to St. John’s, over 25,000 small to medium-sized businesses use the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits including dental and health insurance – making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.
Business in Your County
DBOT Promotes #ThinkLocal at the 2019 Orangeville Home & Garden Show
From March 29 - 31, staff and Board members of the Dufferin Board of Trade attended the 2019 Home and Garden Show hosted by the Orangeville Lions Club.

DBOT took the opportunity to promote everything #ThinkLocal in Dufferin, as well as to support DBOT members in attendance.

Visitors to the DBOT booth received #ThinkLocal themed buttons and magnets and had an opportunity to commit to thinking local by signing the DBOT 110th Anniversary banner!
New Members
New Members
Wine is a beautiful thing! We make it possible for wine lovers to make their own wine. Using our on-premise facilities in Orangeville, you can make wine customized to your style and taste. You do not need to know how to make wine, we know how!
L e a r n M o r e
20/30 Fast Track Orangeville
20/30 Fast Track is a 30 day system that not only gives you a jump start on weight loss but will bring your hormones levels to a base line. This puts you in a high health state. When you are not adding stressors on the body it allows you lose weight quickly & safely.

L e a r n M o r e
Say It With Stacey
Say it with Stacey has been telling people’s stories through creative and unique gifts and apparel by customizing them to exactly what you want. If you are looking for quality drinkware, apparel, bridal gift boxes, groomsmen gifts, milestone birthday shirts/gifts, we have it all.

Provincial Advocacy
2019 Provincial Budget
The Dufferin Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce are pleased to see that the Government of Ontario heard the message of the Ontario Chamber Network, and is taking reasonable steps to build a stronger Ontario.

Their balance of fiscal sustainability and critical investments in skills and infrastructure will promote long-term economic growth. The proposed investments in broadband infrastructure and skills development, especially, will create real value for Ontarians.

Federal Advocacy
2019 Federal Budget
On March 19, the Government of Canada released its 2019 Budget, Investing in the Middle Class.

View our video to learn more about what Federal Budget 2019 means for your business!
Job Opportunities
We are hiring for two summer youth employment positions (contingent upon CSJ funding approvals). These positions could lead to long-term employment (full or part time) for the right candidate(s):

  • Research Coordinator
  • Digital Media Coordinator

Are you:
  • a student or recent graduate of a Digital Media, Graphics Design, Advertising, or similar program? OR
  • a student or recent graduate of a business, statistics, political science or similar program?
  • able to complete projects with a high degree of accuracy?
  • organized, reliable, and a self-starter?
  • looking for a great summer job that could lead to a permanent position?

Upcoming Events
Maximizing Your Membership
April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dufferin Board of Trade, 246372 Hockley Rd 
Mono, ON

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!

Dufferin Women in Business Team Building & Networking
April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let Me Out, 634227 Hwy 10 
Mono, ON L9W 5P4

Join us for a night of Team Building and Networking at Let Me Out Escape Room. Can you escape with your team? The clock is ticking...

Registration is required - non refundable - space is limited

Think Local Showcase & AGM
May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adamo Estate Winery, 793366 3rd Line EHS 
Mono, ON L9W 2Z2

The 3rd Annual Think Local Showcase will be on May 15th, 2019. If you attended the showcase in 2017 or 2018, you will likely remember enjoying a delicious, gourmet meal of local food, served by 6-10 of the best local culinary businesses, and networking with 100 of the top local business and political leaders. This year’s event will provide all of that – plus tours of the local winery, Adamo Estates, with a tasting of their local wine!

Building upon the success of the past two years’ events, we would like to offer a few local businesses the opportunity to be Think Local Supporters, and one Think Local Champion, sponsoring the event this year. Sponsors will be able to showcase their business and showcase their commitment to thinking local.

Our Partners
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