Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a peaceful and joyful Holiday Season, and that 2024 is off to a great start!

As we step into the new year, the Dufferin Board of Trade is thrilled to invite you to our two spectacular January events, and our Annual Industry Luncheon in February. These events promise to kickstart 2024 with inspiration, networking, and celebration!


🏆 Dufferin Women in Business – Sparkle Awards Gala:

Join us on January 11th at Hockley Valley Resort for an unforgettable evening as we honour and recognize the outstanding achievements of women in business within our community. The Dufferin Women in Business Sparkle Awards is a remarkable occasion to applaud the accomplishments of inspiring leaders, network with fellow professionals, and celebrate the dynamic contributions of women in our vibrant business landscape.  Ticket sales close January 8th at 12noon – get yours today! Click Here


🌐 State of Business in Dufferin - Breakfast With Political and Business Leaders:

Mark your calendars for January 17th and join us bright and early for the Annual State of Business in Dufferin Breakfast. This insightful session will provide an opportunity to engage with political leaders from all three levels of government. So far, our confirmed speakers include: MPP Sylvia Jones, MP Kyle Seeback, Dufferin County Warden Darren White, Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post, Mono Mayor John Creelman, Mulmur Mayor Janet Horner, Grand Valley Mayor Steve Soloman and Amaranth Mayor Chris Gerrits. Register today – Click Here


The Industry Lunch – with Keynote Speaker Mark Cohon – Click Here


Don't miss out on these extraordinary events that promise to inspire, empower, and connect the business community of Dufferin. Let's kick off the year together, fostering collaboration, celebrating achievements, and setting the stage for a prosperous and successful 2024!


See you there!

Diana Morris

Executive Director, Dufferin Board of Trade



2024 State of Business in Dufferin

Join us for the Annual State of Business in Dufferin, a networking breakfast to bring together influential business and political leaders in our community. Held on Wednesday Jan 17, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM located at Monora Park Pavillion.

Get ready for a fireside chat with MPP Sylvia Jones and MP Kyle Seeback, and panel discussion with local Mayors, followed by Q & A session. 

Breakfast catered by Lavender Blue Catering!

Help support this great annual event by becoming a sponsor.

This event provides a unique platform for sponsors to showcase their support for local businesses and engage with key decision-makers. Our Annual Business Survey will be launched during this event.


DWIB Presents: Sparkle Awards Gala

It's that time again... Award season for our Women in Business 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 open - Don't miss out!

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2024 Industry Luncheon

The Industry Luncheon is an annual event hosted in partnership between the Rotary Club of Orangeville, the Greater Dufferin Home Builders Association, and the Dufferin Board of Trade. This event brings local business leaders together to share ideas, network, and enjoy a great keynote speaker.

This year's speaker is Mark Cohon! Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Doors open at 11:30 am - lunch and speakers beginning at 12 noon. You wouldn't want to miss this!

Register today and learn more about sponsorship opportunities by clicking the button below.

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DWIB Presents: Survival within the Jungle

Starting a new year with your business can be challenging, frustrating and difficult. Keeping the belief pattern and mindset, especially the focus will be an important part of your success. 

Within this exciting and interactive environment you will have the opportunity to explore and learn effective weapons to apply to your new years goals.

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Member Video – Ice River Springs


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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SAVE THE DATE for Morning Glory

SAVE THE DATE for Morning Glory, a breakfast event that you won't want to miss. This is a celebration of all of us who work in the non-profit and charitable sector -- and the friends who support us. Come to connect with colleagues, experience fun and delicious food stations, and be uplifted by song during Nonprofit Appreciation Week 2024. More details coming in the new year!

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | Monora Park Pavilion

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

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Hello DBOT,

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

Lucy-May Gallagher, Community Engagement Manager

lucy@dufferinbot.ca | 519-941-0490 x 209

Jaemilyn Gavino, Communications Coordinator

jaemilyn@dufferinbot.ca | 519-941-0490 x 204

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