Volume 4 Issue 11 | October 23, 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
The 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala was an outstanding testament to the high caliber of the Dufferin business community. It was truly an honour for the Dufferin Board of Trade to present the eight highly esteemed awards to the deserving recipients. Thank you to our sponsors, nominees, judges, and to our community for submitting your nominations. The evening was the culmination of Small Business Week in Dufferin and we were glad to celebrate all things # ThinkLocal!

I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all those candidates that have been elected to represent their community in the 2018 Municipal Election. The Dufferin Board of Trade looks forward to continuing to work with all levels of government to ensure a prosperous and innovative business environment in Dufferin County. We look forward to engaging with our local Councillors over the 2018 - 2022 Council Term.
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
Toronto Auto Glass
10% discount and/or referrals Executive Service; Insurance claim deductibles waived up to 100%, some conditions apply.
Exclusive offer for DBOT members! Create your 60 second Think Local, Shop Local radio ad with the MyFM team. You'll receive 12 sixty-second features to be used 3 times per day, 4 days per month. DBOT member price $220, over $600 value!
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
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.

Business in Your County
Dufferin County, ON: On October 18th, 2018, the Dufferin Board of Trade celebrated the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards. Business leaders from across the county gathered for the awards gala at the OAS Event Centre for an evening of celebration. A total of eight distinguished awards were presented.

The Dufferin Board of Trade is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Dufferin Business Excellence Awards:

Business Citizen of the Year - Steve Bowles
Business of the Year – 10 or more Employees - Highland Restoration DKI
Association of the Year - Family Transition Place
Business of the Year – Under 10 Employees - My Broadcasting Corp
Young Professional of the Year - Philip DeWar
Innovator Award - Snapd Dufferin
Community Builder - Headwaters Dental
Emerging Business Award- Shelburne Family Chiropractic

The Dufferin Board of Trade received nominations from across Dufferin County. The Award winners were determined by chambers of commerce, community futures organizations, business incubators, and other business associations outside the area for impartial judging.

The 2018 Municipal Elections took place in Dufferin County On October 22nd 2018. In total 74 candidates across Dufferin's 8 municipalities put their names forward to represent the people of Dufferin County. Congratulations to all those elected to council. The Dufferin Board of Trade remains committed to working with each of our municipalities and the County to ensure Dufferin remains the best place to do business.

Below are Dufferin's municipal councils for the 2018-2022 Term:

Mayor - Sandy Brown 
Deputy Mayor -  Andy Macintosh
Councillors - Todd Taylor,  Grant Peters, Debbie Sherwood, Joe Andrews, Lisa Post

Mayor - Wade Mills
Deputy Mayor - Steve Anderson
Councillors - Walter Benotto, Lindsay Wegener, Shane Hall, Kyle Fegan, Lynda Buffet

Mayor - Bob Currie
Deputy Mayor - Chris Gerrits
Councillors - Heather Foster, Gail Little, Mark Tijssen

Mayor - Steve Soloman
Deputy Mayor - Philip Rentsch
Councillors - Sam Pringle, Elizabeth Taylor, Rick Taylor

Mayor - Darren White
Deputy Mayor - David Besley
Councillors - Wayne Hannon, David Thwaites, Margaret Mercer

Mayor - Laura Ryan
Deputy Mayor - John Creelman
Councillors - Ralph Manktelow, Sharon Martin, Fred Nix

Mayor - Janet Horner
Deputy Mayor - Earl Hawkins
Councillors - Shirley Boxem, Patricia Clark, Ken Cufaro

East Garafraxa
Mayor - Guy Gardhouse
Deputy Mayor - John Stirk
Councillors - Lenora Banfield, Tom Nevills, Fran Pinkney
New Members
Gateway Farms
At Gateway Farms Equine Assisted Learning, you will discover that horses are profound, wise teachers. They are large, kind animals that ask you to lead them through all sorts of challenges and are not shy to show you when you are not being calm, assertive, or thoughtful.

Provincial Business Update
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Dufferin Borad of Trade are committed to ensuring that the new government understands the issues impacting business in this province. That’s why we need your help to express the voice of business loud and clear at Queen’s Park. 

Closing date: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:00pm 

This survey is securely hosted by Navigator, an independent consulting firm.
All responses will be kept strictly confidential. 

Note: Only the prize winner will be contacted*
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
The Power of Branding – With Julie Thurgood
October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Barley Vine Rail, 35 Armstrong Street 
Orangeville, L9W 3H6

Join the Dufferin Young Professionals for The Power of Branding! Local entrepreneur and marketing guru Julie Thurgood of Green Monkey Creative will give you an understanding of the importance of branding and how to leverage its power to further your professional goals. Learn how to brand yourself and your business effectively for positive results!

Financials for Non-Financial Small Business Owners
October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way 
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2

Understanding your company’s financial statements is fundamental for business success, but often business owners find themselves baffled by income statements, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts. Andrew Patricio, owner of Bizlaunch, will teach participants how to create and analyze the financial statements and forecasts that every business needs for proper management.

Our Partners
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