Volume 4 Issue 12 | November 12, 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
Industry Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Our Partners
Message from the Chair
As we enter into the holiday season, DBOT looks forward to continuing to promote our members and local businesses through our Think Local initiative. The Think Local v ideo series has so far featured 11 great local businesses, and is set to feature many more of our members in the coming weeks!

DBOT is also undertaking two surveys to further strengthen our organization. I encourage our members to complete the Member Evaluation Survey which is open until Nov. 16, and to look out for our Policy Survey set to launch early next week.
Pete Renshaw, Chair
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
30% discount off our monthly memberships
5% discount to all members
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
Chamber members are eligible to receive discount of up to 30% off everday 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
The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Golf Committee was honored to present a cheque for $3854.00 to the Bethell Hospice Foundation.

The funds were raised at the 2018 Play Local Golf Tournament silent auction on August 23, 2018, and presented at Bethell Hospice Residence in early October.

The Play Local Golf Tournament is one of DBOT’s four marquee networking events. This year’s tournament welcomed over eighty golfers and dinner guests who were invited to participate in the silent auction benefiting Bethell Hospice Foundation.

Membership Update
We Need Your Input!
The Dufferin Board of Trade is committed to increasing the value we provide to our members. 

In an effort to better understand members’ interests and priorities, and to identify areas of improvement, we need your input and evaluation on existing programs, services and benefit offerings. 

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete our anonymous Member Evaluation Survey.
New Members
Our mission at Epoxy Bros is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our flooring service. For more information or general inquiries, get in touch today.

Let Me Out Escape Rooms
The Let Me Out escape room is Orangeville’s newest entertainment venue.  Set in an authentic 1870 barn, this country themed escape room with challenge and delight as you and you family/friends use your solving skills to escape the room within 45 minutes.  

Great for team building, birthdays, bacholette parties, buck & doe, or simply family/friend get togethers.

Provincial Business Update
Ontario Government Taking Bold Action to Make the Province Open for Business

On October 23, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 which includes a near-full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and improvements to Ontario’s apprenticeship system.

Modernizing Ontario’s apprenticeship system will make strides towards closing the skills gap, provide more opportunities to young people, and help drive economic growth.

Federal Business Update
Mentally Healthy Workplaces: The Best Investment Your Business Can Make
In this edition from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber examines how in order to remain competitive, businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace in order to remain competitive.

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
Maximize your Membership
November 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Meridian Credit Union Community Room, 190 Broadway, Unit 1 
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3

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! 

Legal Issues in Social Media
November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way 
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2

Terrance Carter of Carters Professional Corporation will provide a legal perspective on social media in business and the workplace. Canadians are among the world’s most prolific social media users and there has been a phenomenal increase in the use of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. 

Structural Condition Assessments of Existing Buildings
November 20. @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Orangeville CRC
50 Blind Line, Orangeville

Structural condition assessments of existing buildings are to be methodical, scientific investigations with clearly defined objectives, carried out with sufficient rigour to provide reliable findings. The structural condition assessment objectives are to be based on the particular circumstances that cause the assessment to be required. These objectives, the assessment program and the findings are to be clearly stated. Join us to find out more.

Guest Speaker Will Teron, P.Eng., CAHP Director-Heritage & Investigation

R.S.V.P By Tues Nov 14 to marilyn@criterium-jansen.com or 519.940.0571
Our Partners
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