Greetings!

My sincerest wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous new year.
I am inspired to see business owners' determination and hope for 2021. It will get better!
 
Consumers are becoming more accustomed to calling ahead, making appointments, shopping online and curbside pickups. As such, DBOT will continue to promote the Think Local initiative and keep the consumer focus on our local member businesses. We have developed several advertising packages to help you save money and increase your brand awareness.
 
Currently, I am looking for a couple of business minded individuals to join our board of directors to help forge a path of change and value for our members. Please contact me to discuss liz@dufferinbot.ca.
 
Sincerely
 
Liz Skorski
Chair - Dufferin Board of Trade
Is increasing your brand awareness a goal for 2021?
Save time, save money, promote your business and encourage local spending

DBOT has partnered with several local media outlets to create advertising bundles that allow you to affordably promote your brand across various channels!

Advertise on both local radio stations, Snapd Dufferin, the DBOT e-newsletter, social media platforms, and our website. Get your business name out there at a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time and effort of doing it all yourself! All while encouraging consumers to Think Local, Think Dufferin!
Business Planning in a New Era
January Virtual Event
Join Ellen Sinclair from the Small Business Enterprise Centre as she shares about Business Planning in a New Era.

This event is presented by the Dufferin Women in Business and is open to all business people in the Dufferin area.

Thanks to Green Monkey Creative, our sponsor.
A word about Membership Renewals...
The past 10 months have been hard. We know many of our members have been struggling. As a non-profit organization, we've certainly had our struggles, too. However, we are committed to continuing working hard, advocating, promoting, connecting and fighting to help our members thrive.

In 2021, we will be giving renewing members an extra month to pay their invoices, or the option to pay by monthly payments to spread the cost out over the year.

If you're really struggling to pay your membership invoice, please reach out to us. We know that now more than ever it's vitally important to be part of your local Board of Trade, and we want to work with you to help you remain a DBOT member.
Funding Opportunities
Click below to visit the provincial/federal webpages directly for details
PPE, Property tax & energy bill rebates
Canada Summer Jobs program



Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Government of Canada Business Benefits Finder

Check out this tool from the Government of Canada to find current support programs available for businesses
The Dufferin Biz Hub
The Biz Hub will be closed until January 25th due to the lockdown

When we reopen, spaces will be available from $25/day

We have super fast internet, private offices, co-working desks, and excellent coffee!

Book your space today online at dufferin.biz
Welcome our newest DBOT Member
How can we help you?
Greetings!

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