Workplace Rapid Antigen Test Kits – free for all Dufferin small businesses

May 5, 2021

For Immediate Release | May 5, 2021   Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is excited to bring a Covid-19 Self-Screening Program to Dufferin small businesses. The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to 1/3 of people carrying the virus are asymptomatic and over 50% of known cases were transmitted by an… Read more »

NEW Think Local Advertising Bundles

April 16, 2021

Advertise locally and save!  Spots now available for a May/June start!   Save time, save money, promote your business and encourage local spending! DBOT has partnered with several local media outlets to create advertising bundles that allow you to affordably promote your brand across various channels! Advertise on myFM – Orangeville, Country 105, Snapd Dufferin,… Read more »

Call for Accelerated Vaccine Roll-out

April 7, 2021

For immediate release April 7, 2021 Statement     Ontario Chamber & the Dufferin Board of Trade Call for Accelerated Vaccine Roll-out with Prioritization of Essential Workers to Expedite Safe Reopening of Ontario’s Economy   No Easy On & Off Switch for Business: Recent Closures Devastating for Business Community    (Toronto – April 7, 2021)… Read more »

What does the Boxing Day lockdown mean for business?

December 21, 2020

The provincial government has announced a province-wide lockdown beginning at 12:01 Boxing Day (December 26, 2020) What does that mean for businesses? Click to see Provincial Shutdown Details —– The new Ontario Small Business Support Grant The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and… Read more »

What does red mean?

December 11, 2020

Dufferin County has been moved into the Red Zone effective 12:01 am Monday, December 14,2020. But what does that mean?   Information on the various zones and their restrictions is available directly through the province’s website:  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions Please find below some information that was sent to us by Public Health this morning. In the red… Read more »

Letter to Premier & Petition: Support Small Business

December 1, 2020

For immediate release | December 1, 2020   Dufferin, ON:  Ahead of any potential lockdowns or further restrictions in Dufferin County, the Policy & Advocacy Committee of the Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) has sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford, our local elected officials and Public Health.  We are calling for evidence-based decisions that… Read more »

Dufferin Board of Trade 2020 Business Excellence Awards

October 22, 2020

For Immediate Release | | October 22, 2020 Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) held their annual Business Excellence Awards last night – with a new format.  This year’s awards ceremony was held “under the stars” in drive-in movie style.  Approximately 90 local business people and community champions sat in their vehicles watching the… Read more »

Mandatory Screening For Workers and Essential Visitors

October 1, 2020

For Immediate Release | October 01/2020 New provincial legislation: Effective September 25, 2020 – All businesses in Ontario must screen workers and essential visitors who enter their premises   Effective September 25, 2020, all businesses in Ontario must screen workers and essential visitors who enter their premises. Workers include staff, students, contractors and volunteers, and essential… Read more »

Dufferin Biz Hub – IRP Funding & Open House

July 27, 2020

For Immediate Release | July 27/20 Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is pleased to announce that their social innovation project, the Dufferin Biz Hub, has been awarded funding through the Investment Readiness Program (IRP).  Funded by the Government of Canada, the IRP supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social,… Read more »

Open for Business Toolkits

June 24, 2020

For Immediate Release | June 24/20 Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) has created Open for Business Toolkits for local businesses. With an assortment of locally sourced PPE and other resources, the kits are suitable for any business that is open to the public. DBOT staff and volunteers will be delivering the kits and… Read more »