About Our Event
The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade hosts over 60 events annually that attract a wide range of businesses from the small sole proprietor to the leading businesses of our community. For an overview of our events, view or download the 2022-Events-Calendar-Online. For information on any of our events, or to register, visit our online event calendar or contact Andra Thurton.
Inaugural Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Night
Formerly known as the President’s Dinner, the Inaugural Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Night is an informative evening with the swearing in of the new council. The outgoing president will give an overview of the accomplishments of the past year, and the incoming president will discuss what members can expect in the coming year. Members who have contributed to the growth of APBOT will also be recognized.
Mayors’ Breakfast Address
The mayors of the two municipalities are invited to address our members with an outline of past, present, and future happenings in their respective areas.
Regional Chair’s Luncheon Address
Similar in concept to the Mayors’ Address, our Regional Chair will give the state of affairs from a regional perspective.
Business Links Golf Tournament
Whether a seasoned golfer or a novice, all are welcome to this fun and exciting full-day event. From 18 holes of golf, great networking opportunities and loads of chances to win some great prizes, there is no wonder that this is one of the highlights of our event calendar!
Annual Business Excellence Awards
The most prestigious of our signature events, this is our annual acknowledgement of the businesses and business owners within our communities.
Annual General Meeting & Christmas Lunch
The last hurrah of the year where we reflect on the past year and get a sense of what the coming year will bring. Then it’s on to our Christmas lunch, with a Christmas carol contest, raffle and 50/50 draws, and a food and toy drive.
This popular annual event provides the opportunity for our members to showcase and demonstrate their new products and services – as well as the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from local-area businesses.
Networking After 5s | Networking Breakfasts
Networking events take place the second Tuesday of each month (excluding September and December) and alternate between a Networking Breakfast and a Networking After 5. There are a total of 10 networking events per year with attendees enjoying both formal and informal opportunities to network and connect.
Once per month, the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade (APBOT) will facilitate free member-driven Coffee gatherings at member locations. Coffee Connects bring together local business people and professionals in a casual setting to discuss common challenges, build supportive networks and mastermind approaches that boost results.
EcoChats are a no-cost opportunity for people who are passionate about sustainability to network in a casual atmosphere and is open to members and non-members. It’s a great chance to swap ideas, share successes, discuss challenges, and ecological products.
In addition to our regular education opportunities, we hold special seminars and info-sessions on upcoming legislation or other issues of importance to our members.
This half-day FREE workshop, open to members only, delivers the ABCs of networking and shares how to maximize opportunities. It’s an experiential and fun-filled morning where members can meet other new members.
Event sponsorship gives your company an opportunity to promote your business to a network of 650+ members. With over 400 sponsorship opportunities with the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade – from an individual networking breakfast event sponsor to a presenting sponsor at our Business Excellence Awards and a whole lot in between – there is sure to be just the right opportunity for your business.
The board takes special care to match sponsors with the right opportunity to ensure maximum recognition and value with each sponsorship level. In most cases, sponsorships can be purchased online through the specific event registration page. For more information, or to discuss how you can increase your profile at an event through sponsorship, please contact Andra Thurton.