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 »

Further Offset Measures Needed in Upcoming Budget to Keep Ontario Competitive

January 15, 2018

Ontario’s Chamber Network calls for tax reform, smart spending to support Ontario businesses Dufferin County ON, Monday, January 15, 2018 – Today, the Dufferin Board of Trade, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and… Read more »

Open for business: Orangeville & Area SBEC Coming to Shelburne

December 11, 2017

Starting in 2018, the Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) will be open for business at a new satellite location in Shelburne. Every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 4:30 p.m., a small business consultant will be available to support local entrepreneurs as they endeavour to start or grow their businesses. The satellite office… Read more »

The Dufferin Women in Business Celebrate the Sparkle in Dufferin County

November 16, 2017

Award Winners Recognized at Gala in Orangeville For Immediate Release | November 16, 2017 Dufferin County, ON: On November 15th, 2017, the Dufferin Women in Business celebrated the winners of the 2017 Sparkle Awards at the 15th Anniversary Gala & Sparkle Awards. Influential business women from across the county gathered for the awards gala at… Read more »

2017 Fall Economic Statement

November 15, 2017

In the face of rising costs and a more aggressive American business climate, we must do more to keep Ontario’s economy competitive, build our communities up, and protect our most vulnerable. While the government’s commitment to enhancing skills and lowering the Small Business Deduction is a step in the right direction, more relief is needed… Read more »