Nominations Open for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards

June 11, 2018

For Immediate Release | June 11, 2018 The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs). Nominations are being accepted through the Dufferin Board of Trade website at The deadline for nominations is July 16th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The award… Read more »

Regulatory burden undermining business competitiveness, new report finds

May 31, 2018

For Immediate Release |, May 31, 2018 Dufferin County ON:—Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business in Canada, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government. A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Dufferin Board of Trade, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving… Read more »

Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre Named Top Store in Category

May 7, 2018

Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre received the Home Hardware Proud of My Home Award in the category of Best Home Hardware Building Centre Store Under 15,000 Sq. Ft. The awards ceremony was held at Home Hardware’s annual Spring Market on April 14, 2018 in St. Jacobs, Ontario. Dealer-Owners, Bill and Carole Gillam are honoured to… Read more »

Dufferin Board of Trade to Host All Candidate Forums Ahead of the 2018 Provincial Election

May 1, 2018

For Immediate Release | 30 April 2018 Dufferin ON: The Dufferin Board of Trade, in partnership with the Dufferin Federation of Agriculture will continue the proud tradition of hosting provincial election forums with the candidates running for office in the electoral district of Dufferin-Caledon. All candidates that have currently declared they are running in Dufferin-Caledon have… Read more »

Dufferin Women in Business Raise Over $1000 for Orangeville Food Bank

April 16, 2018

For Immediate Release | 6 April 2018 Dufferin County, ON: The Dufferin Women in Business (DWIB), a committee of the Dufferin Board of Trade, presented a cheque for $1,044.28 to the Orangeville Food Bank. The funds were raised through ticket sales at the Business Women Giving Back event held on January 17th, 2018 and presented… Read more »

2018 Throne Speech

March 26, 2018

On March 19th, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, delivered the Ontario government’s speech from the throne. The throne speech, delivered ahead of next week’s budget and just months before the next election, focused on the theme of “care.” The top priorities for the government in lead up to the election include health… Read more »

Statement of clarification

March 23, 2018

Statement of clarification regarding the article “DBOT applauds Ford’s intent to freeze the minimum wage” in the March 22, 2018 edition of the Orangeville Citizen: The headline of the March 22nd article misrepresents the Dufferin Board of Trade in our mandate as a non-partisan advocate for the business community. The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT)… Read more »

Budget 2018 – Key Points for Business

February 28, 2018

Long on spending. Short on growth. Some important fixes. But, Budget 2018 does little to prepare the Canadian economy for the risks that lie ahead. Click here for full analysis Key Points for Business Tax Treatment of Passive Investment Income: New rules for the tax treatment of small business passive income are simpler than previously… Read more »

Steve Paikin Delivers Keynote Presentation at 2018 Industry Luncheon

February 23, 2018

Business Leaders Gather at Banquet in Orangeville For Immediate Release | Thursday February 22, 2018 Dufferin County ON: Today, business leaders from across Dufferin County gathered at the Best Western Plus Orangeville for the annual Industry Luncheon, presented in partnership by the Dufferin Board of Trade, Greater Dufferin Home Builders’ Association, and Rotary Club of… Read more »