Greetings fellow members of the Dufferin Board of Trade. I would hope that as summer hits its stride you find yourselves with many customers and lots of products to sell them and not the shortages that continue to plague the construction industry. I suppose if we didn’t have business challenges then everyone would be in business.

The summer festival season is upon us and that is putting a spring in everyone’s step. If you are like me you maybe didn’t realize how much you missed those things until you were able to attend them again. Congratulations to the local organizers of the Jazz and Blues festival and the Celebrate your Awesome events for their successes. I’d also like to throw out a shameless plug to the Rotary Club and their partners for the upcoming Ribfest event July 15th to 17th.

The DBOT golf committee is busy organizing a fun even for August 25th at the Shelburne Golf course. You will find more information further along these pages but make sure to get signed up early as space is limited. I look forward to seeing you all there in person at what promises to be a great event.

Doug Harkness,
Chair - Dufferin Board of Trade
2022 DBOT Play Local Golf Tournament
Join us on August 25th, 2022 at 11:00 AM, located at the Shelburne Golf and Country Club as we connect while playing 18 holes of golf and enjoying lunch!

The Play Local Golf Tournament is your opportunity to connect with other small business leaders across Dufferin in a safe, fun, and friendly competitive day on the course. Share some laughs and some beverages while supporting local businesses and having the chance to win some great prizes.
DBOT Connects - Networking Event
Join us on July 19th, from 4pm-6pm at the Outdoor Boardroom located at the Dufferin Biz Hub as we launch our new networking event series - DBOT Connects.

These free networking events will give you the opportunity to make valuable connections with other business leaders in our community in a casual and fun setting.

Register today!
Dufferin Biz Hub - Outdoor Board Room

The warm weather is here and so is our seasonal Outdoor Board Room. Book your spot today and enjoy the nature Dufferin has to offer!

What's included:
  • 10’x20′ outdoor tent
  • chairs & tables
  • access to washrooms and kitchenette inside the building
  • high-speed Wi-Fi
  • adjacent to Mono Pollinator Garden

The Dufferin Biz Hub provides you with a professional space and support to work, connect and grow your business!

DBOT Advertising Bundles
Increase awareness of your business brand in our community. Advertise on both local radio stations, print media, DBOT's e-Newsletter, Website, Facebook, and Instagram, with our Advertising Bundles.

Take advantage of our group buying power to save your business money.

Each advertising participant has an average of over 2,000 online impressions per month, plus the potential to reach almost 25,000 in print and over 100,000 on radio.
Coming Soon: Dufferin Tourism Trails
Stay tuned for details on our new training, recognition, and promotion program designed to help local tourism businesses thrive.
Interactive Trades Night Event:
'Dream Dufferin'
Several of our municipalities, schools, businesses and organizations have joined us in a project aimed at encouraging people to consider careers in skilled trades.

This is a two-part project, with a new Website portal showcasing local Skilled Trades employers and local opportunities, and in September we are hosting an Interactive Trades Night Event called Dream Dufferin.

We will be scheduling as many video shoots as possible during July and August. If you would like us to come out and film at your business, please email as soon as possible.

This is offered at no charge to local businesses and is a great promotional opportunity that we hope you will take advantage of!
Get a FREE Promotional Video
2022 DBOT Member Videos
Jordan Baggio is a Videographer working with our team for the next 12 weeks, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Jordan has been reaching out to our members to offer them with a free promotional video for their business! If you are interested, Jordan will come out to film your business and professionally edit the video for you.

Once the final product is completed we will post the video on our social media and website. You would be free to share and use the video for your own promotion as well!

If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to email:
Welcome New Members
DID YOU KNOW: Dufferin County is home to 66,000 people and is expected to grow to 95,000 by 2051!

To address this predicted growth in population, Dufferin County is working on the Municipal Comprehensive Review – a series of studies that will influence Dufferin’s Official Plan and shape the growth of Dufferin County for the next 30 years.

What is an MCR?
Join us on July 26th and find out!

Dufferin County is hosting a Public Open House on July 26, 2022 from 11:30AM-6:30PM, as part of its effort to increase public engagement around the Municipal Comprehensive Review process. The event will be held at the Mel Lloyd Centre – Horizon Room at 167 Centre Street, Shelburne.

The Public Open House is open to all community members and residents of Dufferin County. To RSVP, please email, scan the QR code or visit the link in our bio. Walks-in are also welcome!

❗ Free Services Available! ❗
Free transportation is available if needed, and EarlyON services for the kids will be on-site at the event. Registration for EarlyON or transportation services is required, please email by July 21, 2022
How can we help you?

We are all in this together. If there is something you need please reach out to us.

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

Lucy-May Gallagher, Community Engagement Manager | 905-587-1904