The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many educational and networking opportunities to help you build your business skills, increase your connections, and gain exposure for your business.

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October 2018

Financials for Non-Financial Small Business Owners

October 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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$15

Understanding your company’s financial statements is fundamental for business success, but often business owners find themselves baffled by income statements, balance sheets and cash flow forecasts. Andrew Patricio, owner of Bizlaunch, will teach participants how to create and analyze the financial statements and forecasts that every business needs for proper management. Andrew will share tips on how to improve your business numbers and explain what ratios owners should be monitoring for business success.

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November 2018

Economic Outlook Breakfast and Business Resource Expo

November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 0A2 Canada
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$25

In partnership with TD Bank Group, the Town of Orangeville hosts its annual networking breakfast featuring a keynote address by James Marple, Director and Senior Economist at TD. James will provide an analysis of the Canadian economy and financial markets and offer insights on economic and financial developments pertinent to the local economy. Programs and incentives for business owners will be also discussed by a panel of experts and showcased at a Business Resource Expo.

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2018 Economic Outlook Breakfast and Business Resource Expo

November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 0A2 Canada
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$25

In partnership with TD Bank Group, the Town of Orangeville hosts its annual networking breakfast featuring a keynote address by James Marple, Director and Senior Economist at TD. James will provide an analysis of the Canadian economy and financial markets and offer insights on economic and financial developments pertinent to the local economy. Programs and incentives for business owners will be also discussed by a panel of experts and showcased at a Business Resource Expo.

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Maximize your Membership

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Meridian Credit Union Community Room, 190 Broadway, Unit 1
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3 Canada
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Join us for an information session covering everything you need to know to maximize your membership with the Dufferin Board of Trade. Hear about our exclusive offers to members, networking opportunities, and much more! Open to new, existing or prospective members! Register Today

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DWIB Sparkle Awards Gala 2018

November 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive
Mono, ON Canada
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DWIB Sparkle Awards Gala 2018
Celebrate the *sparkle* in all Dufferin Women in Business. Enjoy a 3 course dinner, awards and fabulous networking. Join us for the most festive networking celebration of the year!

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Legal Issues in Social Media

November 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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$15

Terrance Carter of Carters Professional Corporation will provide a legal perspective on social media in business and the workplace. Canadians are among the world’s most prolific social media users and there has been a phenomenal increase in the use of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. What are the legal implications associated with this online activity? This workshop will help small business owners understand legal issues regarding social media use and explain how to mitigate risk.

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December 2018

Let’s Get the Season Rolling!

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Pizza Orangeville, 5 Buena Vista Dr.
Orangeville, ON L9W 0A2 Canada
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Join the Dufferin Young Professionals Network for our giving back event in support of Hatsondufferin! Come out for a fun social get-together where we will help roll yarn for HatsOnDufferin so that they are able to make more winter clothing for those in need. All are welcome at this FREE event! No need to know how to knit, we're only rolling loose yarn!, food will be provided, drinks for purchase, all are welcome to join!

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January 2019

Personality Dimensions

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$100.00

Recognize Strengths and Appreciate Differences The Personality Dimensions® system utilizes a short questionnaire to reveal your temperament preference. Personality Dimensions® incorporates Introversion/Extraversion in conjunction with four Temperament preferences: Inquiring Green, Organized Gold, Authentic Blue, and Resourceful Orange. These combined aspects create a common language of understanding of yourself and others. The number one goal of each session is to build the grounds for an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect, increase communication, and create strong relationships within the work environment…

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DWIB: Renewing Yourself & Handling Stress

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

A new year, a new outlook! Use mindfulness & breathing techniques to reduce pain and stress. Guest speakers: Ellen Brakel,RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, Cranial Sacral Therapist, & Certified Yoga Instructor Catherine Carpenko, Registered Psychotherapist, Owner of Thriving Therapist   Join the Dufferin Women in Business for lunch, infomercials, and networking.   Build, connect and grow  

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New Year’s Levée

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive
Mono, ON Canada
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Celebrate Success! Your Board of Trade turns 110 in 2019!  Celebrate at our first event of the year - the annual New  Year’s Levée   Meet The Mayors! Many of our local mayors, deputy mayors and councillors will be joining the business community for a networking breakfast sponsored by Lavender Blue Catering.   Maximize Your Membership! Connect with some of our affinity program partners to find out how you can use your membership to save money in 2019.      

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