Volume 5 Issue 3| March 4, 2019
Business in the County
In This Issue
Message From the Chair
Maximize Your Membership
Business in Your County
New Members
Provincial Business Updates
Upcoming Events
Our Partners
Message from the Chair
Pete Renshaw, Chair
Dufferin Board of Trade
The 2019 Industry Luncheon was a great success. Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees, and to our Keynote, Korey Jarvis for a memorable presentation.

This coming Friday, March 8th marks International Women's Day. Throughout this week, the Dufferin Board of Trade will be celebrating the incredible contributions of influential women within our business community.

In addition, the Ontario Economic Report was released on Tuesday, February 19. The report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment and opportunities for economic growth for the year ahead. I encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the key findings in the report.
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
CFO Alternative
Providing financial understanding, cash flow clarity and strategic planning to help the small to medium sized company go beyond the numbers to put your profitability on track..
10% off initial analysis
Century Church Theatre
A registered charity, sponsoring live entertainment, and administering the Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh.
10% discount on tickets to members
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
The Chamber Insurance Plan

Whether you're a solo entrepreneur, home-based business or part of a larger firm, benefits are a very important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan creates a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program designed specifically for small-business owners.

Grow your business with Clover Flex

Clover Flex gives you more features and tools, so you can run your business better and accept payments virtually anywhere.

Business in Your County
DBOT Co-Hosts the 2019 Industry Luncheon
With Keynote Speaker, Olympian Korey Jarvis
Dufferin ON: On Thursday, February 21st the Dufferin Board of Trade in partnership with the Greater Dufferin Home Builders Association, and Rotary Club of Orangeville presented the 2019 Industry Luncheon at the Best Western Orangeville.

The Luncheon welcomed business and political leaders from across Dufferin County to hear from the event's keynote speaker, Olympian Korey Jarvis.

Jarvis spoke about his experiences as a wrestler representing Canada internationally since 2007, and how perseverance and determination helped him to overcome the trials and tribulations he faced along the way to his Olympic dream.

"This afternoon proved to be an incredibly engaging luncheon" Pete Renshaw, Chair of DBOT said. "Korey's experiences as an Olympian can teach us all about the importance of overcoming obstacles to achieve our goals".
New Members
New Members
The Sunflower School
The Sunflower School is committed to the provision of quality education and care of eighteen months to 10 year olds. We believe that children learn best when they are given the opportunity to explore and interact with an environment in a constructive way at their own pace.

Starting a business? Need a space for meetings? Looking for opportunities to network? Workspace22 is a growing Co-working Space located just outside Orangeville and designed to meet the needs of our community of entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Jolly Ranchers Daycare Inc.
Jolly Ranchers Daycare was developed as a result of the need to expand the childcare options in the growing township of Grand Valley.

Jolly Ranchers Daycare strives to provide a safe environment for children to play and learn.

Jolly Ranchers daycare is staffed with extraordinary childhood educators who recognize the trust families place in them to provide care for their children.

Provincial Advocacy
2019 Ontario Economic Report
The Dufferin Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released their third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), offering a unique perspective on the experience of businesses of all sizes across the province. 

Click the video to learn more, or visit dufferinbot.ca
Skilled Trades Employers - WE NEED YOUR INPUT
The Dufferin Board of Trade is undertaking a Skilled Trades initiative in Dufferin County and we are in need of input from our local employers. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete our survey.
Upcoming Events
HST for Small Business
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way 
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2

A specialist from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will present a general overview of how the HST impacts business operations and provide owners with information on their responsibilities with respect to the tax. Topics covered will include input tax credits, filing and reporting, collecting HST, Place of Supply rules, HST return and payment options, Point-of-Sale rebates, quick methods of accounting, and E-service options.

Dufferin Women in Business – Like Attracts Like
March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Living Dufferin, 065371 County Road 3 
East Garafraxa, ON

If you want to succeed in business and life you should aim to be magnetic, likeable and someone others want to be around. In other words, you want to emit positive energy. Join us for networking, infomercials, & light lunch

Our Partners
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