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HOT SHOTS HOT SHOTS HOT SHOTS HOT SHOTS HOT SHOTS The Small Business Centre of Windsor’s “Small Biz — Big Buzz Expo”

October 22, 2015 at the Water’s Edge Event Centre, 2879 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. Photos by Rod Denis. All people in photos listed from the left. 1. The WindsorEssex Small Business Centre (SBC; web: WindsorEssexSmallBusiness.com) organized the expo to celebrate “Small Business Month” in October and provide an opportunity for the public to experience the products and services small businesses offer in the Windsor Essex region. The SBC operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. A few staff members posed for our group photo, while others kept busy on the floor helping exhibitors. Shown are: Sandra Vasquez, Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator; Lina Williams, Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Shannon Dyck, Programs Advisor (Essex Satellite Office) Small Business Centre; Lana Drouillard, Director, Marketing & Communications; Sabrina DeMarco, Executive Director and Thanos Zikantas, Business Advisor. SBC locations are in Windsor: 700 California Avenue, Suite 200, and in Essex: 39 Maidstone Avenue East, Unit 5.

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2. Mark Trudell, Registered Optician, has been in the eyewear business since 2001 and his passion for the industry drove him to open his own shop, Walkerville Optical, 1474 Ottawa Street, Windsor, last July. 3. Owned by Neelam Sharma, Little India, 411 Pelissier Street, downtown Windsor opened its doors in January 2015. The business specializes in classic eyebrow threading and Karma Gold Facials. Sharma also sells Ayurvedic products, herbal natural cosmetics and traditional dresses, crafts and decor products of India.

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4. Rachael Myers (and her hubby Rob) own and operate Little Foot Foods, a company providing home-made, feel-good food like pierogis, cabbage rolls, cheese biscuits and more that even a mom would love. And the kicker is, it is delivered right to your door or event! See what else is on the menu at LittleFootFoods.com.

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“We exceeded all expectations with our first ‘Small Biz — Big Buzz Expo’ with 40 local and diverse small businesses participating and over 400 people from the community attending. This certainly sends a clear message to SBC telling us there is a definite need for us to plan events like this in the future to help create an environment that brings the customer together with small business . . . exposure is what entrepreneurs need.” — Sabrina DeMarco, Executive Director of the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre

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5. Larry Horowitz, best known for his role at the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, overlooks his Victorian-inspired Grande Ballroom inside The Water’s Edge Event Centre, his latest venture. 6. Hawkins & Co. Accounting Professional Corporation, 2090 Wyandotte Street East, Unit #29, Windsor, represented by Allison Hawkins, Partner and Susana Martins, Certified Management Accountant, is a public

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