Greetings in the County!

It was an interesting morning at the old Precast plant. We had long ago made arrangements for a tech to visit onsite to take care of a laundry list of annoying hardware and software issues we’d be having. Wouldn’t you know it at the exact time of their arrival our internet conked out here on Mainstreet Mono and when it returned our already barely passible high speed was only a trickle of its normal self. We may soon have to write the big cheque to Elon if one of the local providers isn’t able to connect us soon. What a shame, or maybe a sham?

Thanks to all of those who took the time to participate in November. A wonky back kept me from attending all but a very small portion of the event but it again received rave reviews. DBOT holds a great number of events throughout the year and while this one might not be the most high profile the event that the board organizes I’m not sure there is one that is more impactful. A big thanks to the folks in the DBOT office who worked tirelessly to not only organize the event but on the day of as well. I shouldn’t center out board members either as a great many were involved but a shout out to Sandy Brown and son Spencer for their yeomen work with the set up and tear down.

November also saw the board hold its annual strategic planning meeting which sets our direction for the next year and beyond. We get right back at it after the holidays too with the upcoming DWIB Sparkle awards and information will be forthcoming soon on our annual Dufferin State of Business evnt.

Whether you have just celebrated a major holiday or are about to in a few weeks I hope that everyone finds some time to spend with family and friends and has a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Doug Harkness

Chair, Dufferin Board of Trade


DWIB Presents: Sparkle Awards Gala

It's that time again... Award season for our Women in Business that are servicing in Dufferin County! Come join us on January 11th 2024 for a night of food, fun and fabulousness. We are so excited for this evening to come and we hope you are too! Registrations are now opened!

Don't miss out on our early bird ticket prices! Prices will go up on December 27th - register today!

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Welcome New Members

Dufferin Arts Council

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Advanced Infiltration And Inflow Control Systems Inc. 

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Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

DBOT Member Spotlight

Member Video – Sheldon Creek Homes


Sharing Prosperity: An Introduction to Building Relationships for Economic Reconciliation in Ontario

Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) released Sharing Prosperity: An Introduction to Building Relationships for Economic Reconciliation in Ontario. This introductory resource is part of the Economic Reconciliation Initiative, a partnership aimed at advancing economic reconciliation by building business capacity to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 92.  


This resource offers foundational knowledge and practical guidance on fostering mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people, businesses, and communities. It briefly addresses several topics, such as historical context, Indigenous rights, unique characteristics and challenges facing Indigenous businesses, and meaningful opportunities for engagement, in addition to centralizing relevant resources and reports for additional learning and capacity-building opportunities. 


Sharing Prosperity will be followed by a practical guide in 2024, which will include case studies and best practices in Indigenous partnership building from across Ontario’s business communities. The OCC and CCAB will engage with Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and leaders across the province in the coming months. If you are interested in being involved or staying updated, please complete this form.

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Congratulations to Keller Engineering on their official Grand Opening!

We're Hiring: Marketing Coordinator

Are you a marketing enthusiast with a knack for strategy and creativity? Look no further! We're thrilled to announce a full-time, on-site opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator to join our dynamic team.

Role Overview:

As our Marketing Coordinator, you'll be at the forefront of our marketing initiatives. Your responsibilities will include executing campaigns, developing winning strategies, conducting market research, protecting our brand identity, and crafting captivating digital and print materials.


Proven marketing management experience

Strong analytical and strategic thinking

Exceptional creativity and communication skills

A passion for staying ahead of digital marketing trends

Send your resume to to apply.

No phone calls, please.

The Mullin Group


November 27th - December 1st, 2023 at 3:00 - 7:00 pm 

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Instagram Reels for Small Business

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Toronto Welsh Male Choir

Saturday Dec 9, 2023

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Stir the Pot (The new and improved Soup Sisters event)

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

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