We're Open For Business!

Hello and Happy July,

J ust Launched - DBOT has been working hard to support businesses in Dufferin. We have just launched our Open for Business Toolkits and social media campaign. We know businesses have had a difficult time. So with generous donations we have gathered some locally sourced PPE to help with the transition to be open to the public. 

Our DBOT ambassadors will deliver a Toolkit to each member business who requests it and take the opportunity to post about the people behind the business. We support local businesses!  

The Dufferin Biz Hub is open again for business. This is a great opportunity for business owners who need a professional office space to save money with a private office lease or part time office/ desk rental.

Working from home? Need privacy from kids or pets? Need better internet? BizHub is the answer.
Stay Safe,
Liz Skorski
Chair, Dufferin Board of Trade
Open For Business Toolkits
Deliveries of the Open For Business Toolkits are under way. K its include a floor sticker, hand sanitizer, surface cleaner, a face shield from EasyShield, an Open for Business sign, a resource sheet and directory listing of locally sourced PPE, special offers and information from our sponsors, and more!

Also, when you take delivery of your kit, you will be photographed and briefly interviewed for our new local People in Business feature. Check out the first few stories below!

For more details and to sign up for your kit, visit: dufferinbot.ca/openforbusiness
The Dufferin Biz Hub is Open For Business!
Are you currently renting a space and paying too much? Or are you looking for a step-up from your home office, but aren't ready to go back to the corporate world just yet?

The Dufferin Biz Hub is now Open For Business with new Covid-19 protocols, safe, professional, affordable offices, daily or monthly desk rentals, and meeting space.

Visit the Biz Hub site, www.dufferin.biz and check out the spaces available.
These local businesses are Open For Business
When we think local and support small business, we support our community, our neighbours, and our friends, like:
Martello from Art of 8 Martial Arts Academy
Julie from BioPed Footcare
Marilyn from Criterium-Jansen Engineers  
Shannon from Roto-Mill
Brad from Innovative Finishing Solutions
Kerry from Jungle Oasis
Comfort Keepers - Orangeville is
Open For Business with a new CBRN grant!
On June 29, 2020, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund including  Comfort Keepers Orangeville. 

More than 1100 small businesses across Canada applied for the 62 grants available. The lucky recipients were those that best demonstrated their financial strain, how the business will use the grant to change or innovate, how the change or innovation will sustain the business’s recovery and allow it to prosper, and how the grant will support the role each business plays in their community.

We want to congratulate Comfort Keepers for receiving the grant - we are very proud of your accomplishment!  
Video Storytelling on Social Media
The Art of Storytelling and Green Monkey Creative have collaborated to bring you a unique and extremely helpful webinar: Video Storytelling on Social Media. Both experts in this field are taking a step back from the workflow to share their knowledge with you.
Covid-19 Portal

Visit covid19.dufferinbot.ca 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

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
diana@dufferinbot.ca | 519-941-0490 x 202

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