July, 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
  • Business Issues Survey
  • Dufferin Board of Trade Job Portal
  • Request for Film-Friendly Businesses
  • New Members Spotlight
  • Provincial Advocacy
  • Upcoming Events
Message from the Chair
Pete Renshaw, Chair
Dufferin Board of Trade
I hope that you have been enjoying a safe and fun summer. The Dufferin Board of Trade Team has been busy organizing the annual Play Local Golf Tournament on August 22nd and it is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Register your team today, if you're not a golfer I encourage you to join us for a great dinner, and tons of networking opportunities both on and off the green. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


The annual Business Excellence Awards nominations closed last week. We congratulate all nominees! We will be reaching out shortly for more information and next steps!
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
Orangeville Autosport
It all began with the vision of opening up a Luxury Pre-Owned Vehicle Dealership in the Orangeville area; a vision that would hopefully capture a niche in the local market that nobody else was servicing. Bruce Usselman and his daughter, Jessica (me), opened Orangeville Autosport in November 2007. With just 4 luxury vehicles in stock, the doors were open for business! Over the years many things have changed, but the fundamentals of the business have remained the same: honesty, integrity, ridiculously high standards, and a passion for cars have kept the customers coming in and the business growing for over a decade now.
15% off any and all services
RAM Media
We are YOUR go-to inbound marketing company. We give our clients all aspects of management as well as training, public relations, customer relations and branding. It's our job to be your eyes and ears in the business community. We have the pulse. We know what people are talking about and will ensure your content lines up with trends and what's important to your customers. You are your brand!
$50 off a video business card. A video business card is a short video that talks about your business, but the design looks like a business card, but it is digital. You can share your video business cards everywhere, in emails, websites and all social media.
Business in Your County
Business Issues Survey
The annual Dufferin Business Issues survey has launched!

If you are a business decision-maker in the Dufferin area, please take a few minutes to complete this important survey.

The data collected here is an important tool for DBOT and our local government leaders to learn about the issues impacting business in our area and determine what should be done to best support your needs.
Dufferin Board of Trade Job Portal
JobsInDufferin.ca – over 8,000 pageviews last month

Are you posting your jobs there?

Marlin Travel - Orangeville
Travel Sales Agent

The Perked Pierogi
Morning baker/barista

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

New Members
Slavens & Associates Real Estate
Slavens and Associates Real Estate Inc. – In The Hills, is a boutique brokerage located in Mono Centre. With two offices in Toronto and 70 + real estate professionals, we are well positioned to assist with your residential real estate needs. We offer various complimentary services, when listing with us including; home evaluation, home staging, floor plans, photography, marketing and advertising.

Lions Group Inc.
Lions has been actively engaged in the demolition industry for over 25 years, successfully completing projects for industrial, commercial and institutional clients. Lions is a family owned and operated business with a hands on management style complimented by a skilled workforce and modern equipment. This style allows us to tackle any project in an efficient manner completed on time without jeopardizing safety.  Lions Group Inc. is a turn key provider of Demolition, Excavation, Soil Remediation, Asbestos Abatement.


Smith & Smith Management
Our team offers the skills and expertise gained from years of business and property management experience.

We bring a firm understanding of construction, maintenance and finance to everything we do.

The Perked Pierogi

Cafe offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and baked goods.

Provincial Advocacy
Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario
Last week the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the latest policy report, "Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario," outlining how the Province could modernize the sale and distribution of beverage alcohol and responsibly promote growth across all four categories – wine, beer, spirits, and cider. 
Upcoming Events
Amazon Info Session Tuesday
July 30th

Discover your next opportunity at Amazon as a full-time warehouse team member at our newest facility in Bolton.  

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

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!

Federal Election Forum 2019
October 1, 2019

The election forum will be held in the evening on October 1st at Orangeville District Secondary School. This event will give local representatives of each party the chance to inform the public on what their goals are for the upcoming 4 years, if they were to be elected into parliament. 

Not a member?
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Get access to exclusive member discounts, free access to post to our job portal, and much more!
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