Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is a non-profit organization committed to helping local business thrive. We know that the past 18 months have been incredibly challenging for many. As the local chamber of commerce, we continue to advocate for business needs, provide resources, and encourage consumers to shop local. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Shop Local program, Dufferin Days, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, distributed through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

The Dufferin Days program builds upon the Think Local, Think Dufferin philosophy and promotes local businesses in all sectors and municipalities across Dufferin.  The campaign runs from now until January 2022.  Over the next few months, there will be significant advertising on local radio stations, print media outlets, and social media, as well as mobile signage throughout the County to encourage consumers to think local first. Many local businesses will be featured in several videos and upcoming social media stories.

Dufferin Days has three themes:  Play Local. Eat Local. Love Local.  Each theme focuses on businesses in different sectors and will run for about three weeks. During each theme consumers will have the chance to win some amazing prizes, including three grand prizes valued at $500, and many smaller prizes. There are two ways to be entered into the prize draw.  Make a purchase at any business in Dufferin County, (including local online businesses and local service providers), and submit your receipt details to our website.  OR visit a business in Dufferin, take a photo, and post that on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #DufferinDays.  Prize winners will be randomly selected after each theme ends.

The Play Local Theme activation is Saturday, September 25th at Booklore in Orangeville. Join us for on-site prizes, giveaways, and samples from French Press.  The Play Local prize draw ends October 18, 2021. The Eat Local Theme runs October 30th to November 22nd. The Love Local theme focuses on holiday shopping and runs November 27th to December 20th.

Visit www.dufferinbot.ca/dufferin-days to learn more about the campaign, and to submit your receipt information for a chance to win great prizes!