Happy December

As we near the end of 2020, I have been reflecting on the journey businesses have been on. I am struck at the incredible resilience business owners and this community have shown. 
DBOT has undertaken many initiatives to help our members thrive this year including:
  • Covid19 Resource website
  • Opening of the Dufferin Biz Hub – Co Working Space
  • Distribution of support information to members
  • Virtual Business Excellence Awards
  • Cost savings programs
  • Personal Member contact
  • Virtual networking
  • Open for Business Campaign with Free Toolkit
  • Local business advocacy- see below
  • Business Issues Survey
  • #ThinkLocal public awareness campaign
  • Business spotlight advertising packages.
New initiatives to promote members coming for 2021! Please reach out and let us know how we can help.
Liz Skorski
Chair - Dufferin Board of Trade
Think Local Business Spotlights
·       Shelburne Optometry Personalized eye care and unique eyewear – taking care of your gift of sight so that you can feel spectacular!
Cricket Creek Farm
Farm fresh, certified organic, cut-your-own Christmas trees
Rural rescue
Dufferin County’s leading first aid training company, now offering a full line of PPE, sanitizer, and disinfectant with free local delivery!
·       Olympic Forest Products
your local source for fine quality hardwood flooring – buy direct from the manufacturer and save!
EVO Electrical Contracting
with 17 years under our belt, we offer high quality workmanship done right the first time
Matthews House Hospice
Living life full & dying with dignity
Plumb Perfect
It’s not perfect until it’s plumb perfect!
RLB Chartered Professional Accountants
Where people and communities count
·     Georgian College, Career and Employment Community Services
connecting you with job search and second career training help
Stay tuned for even bigger and better advertising bundles coming in 2021!
Business Issues Survey
The Third Annual Business Issues Survey closes on December 3rd, 2020.

Help us help your business - tell us what issues are keeping you up at night, and how Covid has impacted you.

Petition: Support Dufferin Small Business
The Dufferin Board of Trade has sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford calling on our local officials to make evidence-based decisions that thoroughly balance businesses' need for survival with the need for public safety.

To read the letter, and download a copy to send to local officials, visit:
To sign our petition to tell the Premier and local officials that Dufferin supports its small businesses, and we need decisions that keep our community safe and allow businesses to succeed, click here:
The Dufferin Biz Hub
Spaces are available from $25/day

Tired of working from home? Want professional office space? Need a boardroom for a small socially distanced meeting?

Book your space today online at dufferin.biz
Welcome our newest DBOT Members
Cricket Creek Farm
Nicol Insurance
S. Burnett & Associates
How can we help you?

We are all in this together. If there is something you need please reach out to us.

Diana Morris, Executive Director
diana@dufferinbot.ca | 519-941-0490 x 202

Lisa Thompson, Membership Coordinator
lisa@dufferinbot.ca | 519-941-0490 x 209