Businesses have had to change and adapt in 2020 like never before. Over the past six months our local businesses have struggled, reinvented, supported each other, given back, and pressed on. Many have been able to modify and even excel. But all small businesses have faced uncertainties, challenges, and worries during this unprecedented time.
Now we have the opportunity (and responsibility!) to celebrate small business success! Celebrate those who gave back to the community, those who supported their neighbours, those who reinvented and kept their employees working.
Traditionally we celebrate our small businesses with a gala event during Small Business week in October. As we all know, in 2020 Galas and events need to look and be different. This year our celebration of small business will be big! Think 15’ screen big! Viewable from your car big! Filling a parking lot big!
And we want you to be part of this. We need your support to make this event happen and to show our businesses that the community stands with them, now more than ever. Take a few minutes and nominate a deserving local small business today, and if you are able, consider sponsoring this great event.
Mark October 21st on your calendar as the night Dufferin celebrates its small businesses!
Take good care and stay well,
Executive Director, Dufferin Board of Trade