Supporting local business

Hello and Happy June,
The Dufferin Board of Trade held its Annual General Meeting on May 26/20 confirming the 2020 Board of Directors. We welcome Doug Harkness as a new director. 
We are optimistic that businesses are opening with social distancing. To aid in that, DBOT is working on an Open for Business Toolkit containing PPE for local businesses.

Although the pandemic has been very hard on business, we have seen many examples of creative adaptability in the face of this setback. We do anticipate the way we do business will change and technology will play a larger role along with the development of multiple income streams. Keep positive and please know that the Dufferin Board of Trade has your back. Feel free to reach out for resources. 
Feeling isolated and need connection? Join in the DWIB Cocktails and Connect on June 17th.
DBOT is hoping to open our Biz Hub soon. We offer a convenient office space for those still working at home, convenient co-working desks and private office space available on a part time basis or monthly rental. If working from home is too noisy or distracting, this may be a good flexible option without a full time office rental commitment.
Stay Safe,
Liz Skorski
Chair, Dufferin Board of Trade
Open For Business Toolkits
Coming soon - these kits will help promote our local businesses, provide needed safety tools, and help local suppliers get their products into the hands of local businesses.

If you are a local supplier of PPE and would like to provide product for the kits or if you are interested in supporting this exciting new program, let us know!

For more details and to sign up, visit:
Cocktails and Connect
Dufferin Biz Hub - Reopening Soon!

Are you looking for a step-up from your home office, but aren't ready to go back to the corporate world just yet? Or do you need better internet or a professional meeting space?

The Dufferin Biz Hub will be reopening soon to provide Dufferin Businesses with safe, professional, affordable offices, desks, and meeting space.

Visit our website, and check out the spaces available soon.
Covid-19 Portal

Visit for tools your business can use to help navigate through the changing programs and resources available.

Check out the Business Statuses section to see contact information and details on how our local businesses are open and how you can best #ThinkLocal #ThinkDufferin

Hiring Incentive available - Youth Job Connection Summer Program

Georgian College is working with a group of high school students who are looking for summer emplo yment. Placements are subsidized for a period of 6-8 weeks.

If you are interested in finding out more about helping a youth gain valuable work experience, and having additional (subsidized) help at your business, reach out to Gerry Holden - or 519-942-9986 ext. 5611

How can we help you?

We are all in this together. If there is something you need please reach out to us. Our team is working from home, with our office phones redirected to our cell phones, and full access to our email.

Diana Morris, Executive Director | 519-941-0490 x 202

Lisa Thompson, Membership Coordinator | 519-941-0490 x 209