Volume 5 Issue 8| June, 2019
Business in the County
In This Issue
Greetings! this is what you will find in this issue of Business in the County :

  • Message From the Chair
  • Maximize Your Membership
  • M2M Discount Highlights
  • Business in Your County
  • Dufferin Board of Trade Job Portal
  • 2019 Business Excellence Awards
  • Request for Film-Friendly Businesses
  • RFP: 2020 Dufferin Board of Trade Italy Trip
  • New Members Spotlight
  • Provincial Advocacy
  • Upcoming Events
Message from the Chair
Pete Renshaw, Chair
Dufferin Board of Trade
With the addition of our three summer students, the DBOT team has been able to make great progress on several exciting projects over the past few weeks. The new Members’ Portal is up and running and is now linked to our social media. Member-posted jobs, events, and promotions are now automatically posted to our Facebook page. Turn our social media into your social media and expand your reach! Make sure you like our page @DufferinBoT and post through the Members’ Portal. 

The Dufferin Film & Television directory will be rolled out later this week. If you have an interesting venue or offer services that Film and Television crews could use, add yourself to the directory – http://film.duffeirn.biz

The annual Business Excellence Awards nominations are open until July 15 th . Show your love for local businesses by nominating today www.dufferinbot.ca/bea

We would like to extend a warm DBOT welcome to the members who are joining us from the former East Wellington Chamber of Commerce . We look forward to working with you and supporting and empowering businesses across the Headwaters Region. 
Maximize Your Membership
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 25+ discounts available 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!
M2M Discount Highlights
Mr. Lube
After more than 35 years and 35 million customers served, Mr. Lube is a brand people know and trust. Why? The credit doesn’t just go to our long history and coast to coast locations, it goes to our people too. Our passionate, hand-picked experts bring significant experience in marketing, customer service, franchise development and operations. As a result, our team is able to support a diverse franchise network to bring together best-in-class service.
Nerd2U

Nerd2U provides business-class networking, Voice Over IP Telephone, Cabling Installation, and Managed I.T Solutions. We work with residential and business customers throughout Orangeville and the surrounding area to ensure customers receive top not technical support for their I.T Issues.
1 hour of free remote I.T Support & Troubleshooting & 10% off all Managed Services Plans & Cloud '5' Pack Plans!

Business in Your County
Dufferin Board of Trade Job Portal
JobsInDufferin.ca – over 8,000 pageviews last month

Are you posting your jobs there?

Mount Alverno Resort

Business Excellence Awards
The Annual Business Excellence Awards are here!

Nominations open until July 15th!

These awards r ecognize businesses and individuals for their noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, significant community involvement, and much more. 
Dufferin Film & Television Office
Film & Television is a 1.7 billion dollar a year industry in Ontario. DBOT is creating a
Dufferin Film & Television Office as a web portal to encourage more production
in our region and help producers and location scouts easily find local venues and businesses.

We are  inviting local film-friendly businesses and venues to join the directory.

For more information and to add your listing, check out our new website under development at the link below

RFP: 2020 Dufferin Board of Trade Italy Trip
The Dufferin Board of Trade is seeking requests for proposals to provide a quote for group travel to Italy. The Dufferin Board of Trade is a not for profit, membership based, business organization that connects the business community in the Greater Dufferin Area. Many Chambers of Commerce/Boards of Trade offer group trips to their members, often using Indus Travel. Through such trips, Chambers/Boards are able to generate operating revenue, and offer an added benefit to their members. We have surveyed our membership and have found significant interest, with a preference for a trip to Italy in the Spring of 2020.
New Members
10 Zina St.
10 ZINA ST. is an inspiring work environment, a community of like-minded people working towards social good, with a myriad of opportunities for personal and professional development. Our goal is to be much more than a workspace.

Dufferin Community Foundation
The Dufferin Community Foundation is part of a nationwide movement of over 191 community foundations whose objective is to help build stronger and more vibrant communities. The Dufferin Community Foundation was created to serve all parts of the county including Orangeville, Shelburne, Mono, Grand Valley, Mulmur, Melancthon, Amaranth and East Garafraxa.

Revival 1863
Upscale, elegant, and equally eclectic, Revival 1863 is a prohibition-inspired lounge in the heart of Historic Downtown Orangeville where the cocktails flow and the music is lively.

Set beneath a beautiful 19th-century train station, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you stroll down the red-carpeted staircase and into the lounge. The exposed brickwork, stone pillars, crystal chandeliers, and plush velvet wingback chairs set the scene, while the live music and eclectic tableware offer an authentic speakeasy experience!

The Barley Vine Rail Co.
Barley Vine Rail Co. aims to connect Canadians to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food and a train connects us to friends and family across our beautiful Country. We take pride in Absolute Guest Satisfaction as you travel with us across our Nation and enjoy the tastes of how diverse and Multicultural this Country is whilst providing happiness and joy through, food, music and art of this Amazing Country that we are.

Provincial Advocacy
Advocacy Win - Addressing the Affordability & Availability of Housing
In June 2019, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 . The act introduces a series of legislative changes to streamline planning approvals, provide developers more certainty around what they can build and how much it will cost, and reduce the costs of building second units.
Upcoming Events
4th Annual Dufferin Board of Trade Golf Tournament
August 22nd

I t’s time for the annual member favourite, the Play Local 4th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Dufferin Board of Trade!

Come out to enjoy a round of golf, a delicious dinner, a silent auction benefiting Headwaters Health Care Foundation and vie in friendly competition for the many prizes to be won!

Not a member?
Hey, are you ready to join the Dufferin Board of Trade?

Get access to exclusive member discounts, free access to post to our job portal, and much more!
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