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dear readers, style is personal and we believe fashion is for all of us. the magazine you are reading is southwestern ontario’s premier fashion biannual and we couldn’t be prouder. We hope this magazine inspires you to add new pieces to your collection or spruce up what you currently have. Before you begin reading about the wonderful people we’ve encountered in preparation for this issue, we want to express our sincere gratitude for our amazing team, and you, the readers, that bring this magazine to life. this entire Freeds Image Magazine issue is packed with great articles and illuminating profiles as we continually strive to raise the bar of publishing excellence. We are thrilled to share the spotlight with prominent Windsor-Essex professionals which can be viewed in the freeds Image Profiles section. like usual, our in-house style experts have dressed our profile pros in seasonally appropriate looks from some of the freshest labels available at canada’s largest independent men’s and women’s clothing store. unmatched in our region, we continue to excel, however, it’s no secret; it’s due to our terrific staff (most of which have been with us for over 40 years). We devote ourselves to going the extra mile for both our readers and our advertisers and more than anything, we really love what we do and enjoy witnessing the results and successes reaped by our clientele and readers. In this Spring/Sumer issue of freeds, our editor-in-chief lina, caught up with derek and Evan freed, in addition to me and dan orman, to bring you some exciting features as to what’s coming next. After all, we are coming close to our 90th anniversary! We also bring you an inside look on our exceptional team that comprises some of Windsor’s most fashionable, knowledgeable and courteous retail professionals. Keep flipping to reveal the names and faces behind your next positive freeds experience as we believe everything at freeds is a team effort.

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We created something pretty special with this magazine as it has become a staple in this community. It was Michael Kors who said, “clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music,” and we couldn’t agree more. Pay special attention to this issue’s in-depth brand features which allow your imagination to roam as you get inspired by new and fresh looks from lavish labels like dion neckwear, sAxx underwear and Jack Victor. As always, we have allocated our magazine to showcase exciting looks for spring and summer as we believe we have all of the outfit inspiration you’ll ever need. As spring and summer begin, we always strive to reflect the way intelligent women and men approach fashion and beauty to create their own distinctive style. Whether you are one of our regulars, or joining us for the first time, we invite you to come introduce yourself and pay us a visit. come into freeds of Windsor or check us out on our website at www.freeds.com today. Always yours in fashion, Ari freed & dan orman

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esigned and manufactured exclusively in Montreal, Canada, Jack Victor is a premium menswear legacy brand that creates sophisticated and intelligent men’s clothing. Founded in 1913 by Jack Victor, the family-owned and operated business has built itself from a small store in La Tuque, Quebec, to a prominent player in the fashion industry with its Canadian collections featured in many major North American stores including Freeds of Windsor. Now in its 106th year of operation, Alan Victor, CEO, third generation, leads the company with the same family values, integrity, and quality, that his father Herschel Victor and grandfather Jack shared with him. The relationship between Jack Victor and Freeds is one that spans several generations of the Freed and Victor families. The bond that has formed between the two companies is priceless.

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“People are our greatest asset. So many Jack Victor employees have been with us for decades; we take pride in their loyalty which reinforces that we are indeed a family-owned business,” says Alan Victor. Sourced in Europe by experienced menswear experts, Jack Victor uses fine fabrics from Super 100’s to Super 160’s, unique designs and intricate details, which has gained them notoriety among the fashion community as a champion of modern and distinguished men’s clothing; there’s nothing quite like a Jack Victor suit or sportcoat. Committed exceptional value, Jack Victor’s designers consider current fashion trends and seasonal looks to create collections that range from creative contemporary to classic business attire.

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Spring is the precise time to embrace lively colours. With three showrooms in New York, Montreal, and a newly opened Yorkville, Toronto, location, Jack Victor’s wholesale collection is easily accessible, and currently available at Freeds of Windsor. Jack Victor’s spring 2019 collection presents an uncompromising commitment to comfort and fit for the warmer season. While the brand has an array of pieces, three notable items include their premium trouser lines Jack Victor and Riviera by Jack Victor. The Jack Victor trouser lends itself to a sartorial and polished style with fine wools, silk, and cashmere while Riviera by Jack Victor trouser made from a blend of easy-care fine Italian fabric. In addition to these two must-have lines, Jack Victor is also the exclusive distributor for HILTL trousers, a popular and original European collection of casually washed cotton bottoms. All of these collections are now available at Freeds. Jack Victor has also collaborated with modern sportswear designers. Robert Barakett, a Montreal-based contemporary menswear designer, famous for the 100 percent Pima cotton Barakett T, has seen huge success with his relationship with Jack Victor. Recently, the brand launched its first Barakett website and was highlighted as a top brand that’s now available at Freeds. Along with busy partnerships, Jack Victor will also be launching their first outerwear collection this fall. From lively colour palettes to emerging collections, Jack Victor continues to evolve, ensuring men and style come together to appreciate contemporary and elegant tailored clothing. To learn more about Jack Victor please visit jackvictor.com or follow them on Instagram @jackvictorstyle. Stop by Freeds today to experience Jack Victor for yourself.

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Since 1929, Freeds has been a leader in the community, setting trends and providing customers with the latest technology, newest fashions and ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE. When you walk into Freeds you’re welcomed as “part of the family” by the ladies at the service counter. With decades of experience, Joan, Karren, Judy, Laura, Lin and Terry will take care of your needs and ensure your satisfaction.

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“We call it the “Counter at Freeds,” but the ladies really multi-task and provide many services for our customers,” explains V.P. of Administration, Joan Goebel. “They process our customers’ purchases, package their selections, answer questions, and if items are staying for alterations, they look forward to servicing them again upon pick-up. Customer phone calls are answered at the counter, after a friendly hello, and are directed quickly to the proper department, or person, respecting our customers’ time.” “We have had the privilege of waiting on many generations of customers, sharing in many family milestones. Our relationships are unique, and in many cases, we have made friends for life,” explains service associate Karren Burdge. Calling customers by name and sharing their personal life is something service associate Judy has enjoyed for many years. “We are a team here, really a family, and the first and last faces you will see during your visit at Freeds,” she explains. The service counter is very busy in the spring season with wedding parties, proms, and graduations. Service associates Laura, Lin and Terry all agree that it’s rewarding to be part of the customers’ experience. They explain, “The ‘Suit Package’ is appreciated by our customers, and we share many proud moments with parents and grandparents as they help their family members purchase for that special occasion. We enjoy seeing our customers satisfied.” “WE ALL AGREE we appreciate OUR CUSTOMERS. You are the reason we come to work every day! It is our pleasure being part of your Freeds experience!” the team explains. To learn more about the Counter at Freeds, stop in today!

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Juggling kids, careers, and busy lives, extra time is not something we have a lot of. We thought adding buying and selling a home to this mix would be difficult, but working with Tina Pickle and the legal Edge Team really eased the process. Tina’s professionalism, friendliness and warmth made what could have been a stressful situation, very fun and exciting! Tina really listened to our needs. We felt as though she took the time to understand what we were looking for and was always available to steer us in the right direction. Her knowledge of the market and experience in sales and negotiating helped sell our home fast. Tina was always informed and had our best interest in mind. She gave us time to think things through and there was never any pressure. Tina was always available to answer questions and take care of the details. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to buy and sell with the Legal Edge Team.

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NEGEV Dinner Honouring Ari Freed & Dan Orman The Negev Dinner is the Jewish National Fund of Windsor’s annual fundraiser. Each year, it raises money for an Israeli cause and honours members of the community. Honouring Ari Freed and Dan Orman, I sat down with this duo to give our readers information about this special occasion. “Both my father and uncle received the same honour around 30 years ago so it’s very meaningful to be recognized just like they were,” explains proudly, Ari Freed. “I am very excited, and Dan and I look forward to putting our own special twist and flavour on this year’s event. We don’t view this recognition as an award but rather as a great honour. To be able to accept this during Freeds 90th year is very special for all of us.” “To be recognized by our community and to be honoured in this way is really special not only for myself but for my family,” explains warmly, Dan Orman. “We are extremely grateful. Our fathers were honoured 30 years ago for the same charity and it’s a wonderful experience for us to be able to follow in their footsteps and be recognized.”

Honourees Ari Freed & Dan Orman Ari Freed was professionally trained by his father Gerald Freed, his uncle Alan Orman, and his grandfather Sam Freed. Ari takes great pride in the fact that Freeds of Windsor continues to thrive in its 90th year of business. He has a strong connection to his Jewish identity and to the State of Israel. Dan Orman has been in the retail business for more than three quarters of his life, making numerous contributions to the business and cultural framework of Windsor. He is a great friend of the Windsor and Detroit Jewish communities and an ongoing supporter of Israel.

The Jewish National Fund of Canada The Jewish National Fund of Canada (JNF) has served as the caretaker of Israel for many decades. Their missions include planting trees, building water reservoirs, preserving natural habitats and building parks and bicycle trails throughout Israel. Recent projects have been focused on building the social infrastructure of Israel: land for the benefit of the people of Israel.

The NEgev Dinner of Windsor The JNF began planting the Martyrs’ Forest in 1951. The forest is a silent, powerful and natural memorial to the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In the forest stand six million trees – one for every Jew who was killed – a living, breathing memorial to the people whose lives were brutally cut short. With support, JNF Canada will help develop and renew the park, in remembrance of those who perished in the Holocaust. The money raised from this event will benefit the JNF and will honour Ari Freed and Dan Orman on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The event will be held at the Caboto Club located at 2175 Parent Avenue, Windsor, ON. The strolling dinner has reserved seating and food stations will open at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. and locals will get to meet Cantor Michael Smolash, who serves Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, Cantor Neil Michaels, who serves Temple Israel, and lastly, Cantor David Propis, who serves Congregation of Shaarey Zedek. Honoured to be sharing this event with the community, Freeds welcomes everyone. “This year we want to make the event more interactive. Instead of just having cocktails and a sit-down dinner, people will have an evening where they can stroll and network as they meet local professionals in the area. There will be cocktails and a variety of different types of foods, including Jewish inspired creations so everyone can taste cultural diversity. There will also be Cantors and other entertainment. We really want people to not only observe but partake in this event. We’re excited to see everyone have fun and enjoy,” explain Ari Freed and Dan Orman. To purchase tickets, you can visit www.jnf.ca. Direct ticket link: www.jnf.ca/ontario/campaign/negev-campaign-windsor

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Freeds is Canada’s largest independent clothing store. Serving customers for nearly 90 years, locals can shop the brands they know and love at Freeds. Brothers and best friends, Evan and Derek Freed, are excited to be welcomed into the family business as the fourth generation in high-quality fashion. Serving many roles, Evan and Derek are the newest faces of Freeds. Derek Freed, 24 derek freed graduated from Michigan state university in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and business. Prior to coming to freeds, derek worked at the prestigious Beverly Hills hotel. Most recently, he served as the suites and fine dining supervisor at little caesars Arena and comerica Park for hospitality leader, delaware north. derek enjoys staying active through fitness, playing hockey, snowboarding, reading, camping, hanging out with his friends, and meditating. He is also an avid detroit sports fan. derek is also a lover of hip-hop music and enjoys spending time with his dog, Karmi. If you are looking for derek in the store, you can find him in the mainline suit department with his father, Ari, and grandfather, Gerald. Favourite Items from Freeds: Suits from Tiger of Sweden and boots from Blundstone.

Evan Freed, 27 Evan freed received his bachelor’s degree with High distinction from the university of Michigan in 2014. shortly thereafter, he moved to los Angeles, cA, to pursue a career in the music industry. In 2017, he graduated with a Juris doctor degree from southwestern law school, passed the california Bar, and was licensed as a california attorney. during his time in l.A., Evan worked at BMG— one of the largest music publishers in the world— and served as an associate attorney at several boutique entertainment law firms. Evan’s interest in the music industry grew from his passion as a singer-songwriter and musician. He has played numerous gigs in l.A., Ann Arbor and detroit, and this May will be performing live in downtown Hollywood. Most recently, Evan released a new album entitled “Golden door.” Aside from his passion for music and song-writing, Evan enjoys playing sports like tennis and hockey, reading, meditating, and spending time with his loved ones and friends. Favourite Items from Freeds: Sport coats from Tiger of Sweden and dress pants from Sunwill. 36

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“We do things a bit differently at Freeds and though most businesses say that, for us it’s a reality. We learn what our customers are looking for, who they are as people, what they like and don’t like, and use that information to better service them and create life-long relationships.” Excited to come into the family business, the guys sat down with me to give our readers an overview of who they are and what’s to come. “It is a huge honour for us to come into the store as the fourth generation,” explains manager Evan freed. “Going into our 90th year, I think it would be hard to find anyone who will have the same passion and drive for the business’ continued success as a family member will.” When asked what qualities they admire in their father, Ari freed, they replied: “there’s so many things that inspire us about our dad. He’s very loving, he always wants to help, and he is always ready to show you the ropes,” explains manager derek freed. “He would never turn his back on you and that’s not just with me and Evan but with the entire freeds team. He’s a great leader and knows what needs to be done to accomplish any goal. We want to embody these characteristics and lead by example.” “I am most inspired by my dad’s persistence and passion. He’s the type of guy that can find the answer to any question. Where other people would accept no for an answer or give up, my dad keeps going,” explains Evan freed. “He is positive, has great drive, and has great emotional intelligence in his ability to read people and find solutions. this business is his passion and his persistence is second to none.”

“Everyone has welcomed us with open arms and it’s really been a positive experience. I’ve had associates come up to me and tell me that they’re really glad that Evan and I are here. A lot of the freeds team has been here a very long time and they have a passion for the store like us, so we’re all excited it can continue on,” explains derek freed. “We do things a bit differently at freeds and though most businesses say that, for us it’s a reality. We learn what our customers are looking for, who they are as people, what they like and don’t like, and use that information to better service them and create life-long relationships. taking the time to learn about our customers, that is what makes us t special,” says Evan freed. they especially wished to add: “dan orman is a huge part of this equation. It’s been great for us to work with dan and get to know him better. When we first came in, he was the first person we had a meeting with, and he welcomed us with open arms. If you know dan, he’s a very passionate guy and he was very fired up about us coming in and showing us the ropes. It’s awesome to have his support,” warmly explain the guys. Excited for what’s to come, Evan and derek will continue to implement freeds’ core values of detailed customer care and unmatched quality as they bring fresh perspectives to the hottest trends in fashion.

noting it’s all about learning new things, Evan and derek strive to improve the store and increase efficiency.

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sigNature ature HOmes H WiNDsOr & JULIE BONDY Everyone’s signature is unique! concierge service! Jovan Vujovic, owner of signature Homes and his wife, realtor ealtor Julie Bondy, want to build your unique, custom dream home while providing you affordable luxury with attention to detail. deeply committed to treating everyone with honesty and respect, they exceed goals by constantly going above and beyond for their clients. so o dream it, because this husband and wife team can build it! “We’re currently building in lasalle, alle, Windsor, Kingsville and we also have a new project that we launched for spring 2019: EdgeWater Estates in East Windsor just off Banwell,” explains Julie Bondy. After achieving numerous successes, Julie, with her energy and enthusiasm, continues to combine knowledge and experience to establish the best connection with her clients. Julie has the expertise and experience to guarantee a prosperous, and most of all, successful real estate transaction in both re-sale Homes and new ew Builds. As a realtor for Manor realty for 16 years, she is year after year Manor’s top t saleswoman. aleswoman. Earning recognition for a record-Breaking sales ales Year in 2018, she is also the Exclusive sales representative for signature ignature Homes. Jovan Vujovic started signature ignature Homes Windsor in 2011 following his previous career as an engineer. “We build homes in sub division properties and also a big part of our business is custom builds on clients’ own properties,” shares Jovan. “What sets us apart is the personal concierge service clients get from working directly with Jovan on their build,” Julie explains. Paying attention to each detail, the duo has quality and finishes at competitive prices. they hey provide excellent finishes throughout each client’s build and they can accommodate any custom requests to give the client’s home the finishing unique touches they’re dreaming of. “We just launched a new, interactive website,” explains Jovan. “clients “ can go on our website to see our past builds and the work we’ve done at www. signaturehomeswindsor.com.” “the he gallery of photos is fantastic for ideas for designing the décor of your new home,” adds Julie. this his husband and wife team love to give back to the community. Julie and Jovan have both worked on the Give your Heart to Autism Gala committee since 2011, and Julie in particular was awarded the city of Windsor Volunteer of the Year Award in 2014. With Jovan and Julie, their service and dedication doesn’t stop when the build is complete. their heir after-sales service is a top priority to ensure clients are 100 percent thrilled with their build and purchase. Making the process seamless and enjoyable, signature ignature Homes Windsor and Julie Bondy are the team to choose. Julie bondy Sales Representative 519-816-0364 www.juliebondy.com jbondy@manorrealty.ca

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BORRELLI Meet Sonny Borrelli, co-owner and operator of Borrelli Cellars, and regional director for Miss Universe Canada Western O City Wrestling in addition to a host and MC for countless events like the Hospice Gala, fundraisers, weddings, fitness and singing competitions, and much more. Happily married and father to three beautiful children, Borrelli never skips a beat. In business since 1948, Borrelli Cellars is located at 485 Erie St East in Windsor’s Little Italy and is a family owned and operated business which strives to give personal attention to all customers. Importers of C Premise service where customers can make their own custom-made wine.

Sonny Borrelli. “Our wines are made from 100 percent wine grapes and juices, and we use minimal amounts of sulphates, unlike many commercial wineries. We know our customers and understand what they need and want in a wine. Our experience speaks for itself.” Borrelli is happy to customize wines to reflect customers individual tastes and to provide them with a variety of choices and options. O non-oaked, French oaked, and many other endless options. “Over the years many of our customers have entered their wines in wine making competitions and have won various awards. This is special and unique because the wines are judged against winemakers from all parts of the country including small commercial wineries,” Borrelli adds. “We hear over and over again that our customers like coming to us because we treat them like family, which says a lot to us!” Miss Universe C Borrelli is happy to be part of this great organization.

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“Miss Universe Canada is the biggest national pageant in Canada, and we are fortunate enough world class pageant training and the winner of Miss Universe Canada goes on to represent Canada at the Miss Universe pageant,” explains Borrelli. “I have been Universe Canada Organization since 2002 and I have been the regional director since 2014. Miss Universe Canada Western Ontario is a preliminary pageant that qualifies the top five contestants from all of Western Ontario and then those top five women compete for the title of Miss Universe Canada.” The Miss Universe Canada pageant allows women to build confidence, friendships, and creates core skills that can be used for a lifetime. Two of the most important aspects of doing a pageant is the on-stage question portion and the interview which instills communication skills. Borrelli is happy to see women utilize their talents and problem solve as they compete for Miss Universe Canada. “There are many exciting things happening in the future. When it comes to Miss Universe Canada, I will continue to provide an opportunity for young women to achieve their goals and be the very best versions of themselves!” explains Borrelli. “When it comes to Borrelli Cellars, we will continue to be the leaders in the wine making industry for Windsor and Essex County. Our attention to detail, quality and customer service is unmatched.” To learn more about Sonny Borrelli and the exciting ventures he’s part of please visit www.borrellicellars.com and www.missuniversecanada.ca.

What Sonny is wearing: Tuxedo: Lief Horsens Shirt: Eton of Sweden Bow Tie: Dion Neckwear Cumberbund: Dion Neckwear Shoes: Mezlan

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Let Michael Campoli infuse your home with warmth, sophistication, and most importantly, a sense of comfort. Owner of Made to Shade, Michael Campoli takes pride in his business which works with top-quality products, exciting designs, and friendly, professional service. Handling each project as a team, from start to finish, Made to Shade ensures clients have durability, and the finest in design, proper installation, and quality materials. “We are based out of Tecumseh but don’t have a retail store,” explains C free shop-at-home-service to keep our costs down, and by not having a retail store, we are able to pass on those savings to the consumer,” C home-service seven days a week so our client can choose whatever is convenient for them, morning, afternoon, or evening. We bring the store to their door.” Since 2005, Made to S brings the showroom to their doorstep. Taking the hassle and guesswork out of measuring, colours, and styles, Campoli brings the latest and greatest products that clients are bound to fall in love with. Made to Shade has a full range of modern, innovative window treatments which are custom made for each client. Everything is custom made so clients know they will get exactly what they need. “We are 100 percent Canadian-made and everything comes with a lifetime warranty. The quality of our products, pricing, and customer service, is tough to beat,” explains Campoli. “Once the client has made their selection, we have a pretty quick turn-around. Typically it takes two weeks from start to finish and the client has their desired outcome.” “Our crew of installers are amazing, and they install our shades professionally with utmost respect to the customer’s house. Our team knows exactly what they’re doing, and their priority is always great customer service,” he adds. Leading with professionalism, Campoli stands behind his quality products, fair pricing, and zero pressure tactics. Due to the recent growth of Made to Shade, Campoli started his own manufacturing company as to meet the growing demands of customers. Still using 100 percent Canadian suppliers and raw materials, Campoli is proud of the new 5,000 square foot facility: Made to Shade Window Covering Manufacturing LTD. “It’s not just about the sale, but rather the after-sale. Service is very important to us and we want our clients to be 100 percent satisfied,” Campoli explains. “We had clients that did their blinds 10 years ago that had a minor issue. They gave us a call and we were there the next day. We give great service beyond the sale.” Looking forward to expanding Made to Shade and hoping to make the company province-wide, Campoli ensures his custom designs will complement any décor and personality of his customers. In his spare time, Campoli enjoys working out, watching hockey, and is very passionate about cars. He is happily married and recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife Sonia. They have two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel, in addition to a few pets. Whether you are adding the finishing touches to a new house or renovating your current home, check out Made to Shade on Facebook and their website: www.madetoshade.ca. You won’t be disappointed.

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Joe Fallea has the expertise and experience to guarantee a prosperous, and most of all, successful real estate transaction. Using his experience and knowledge to move people in the right direction, whether buying, selling, investing in a property, or building a real estate property, Fallea has the know-how to guarantee results. “I am a full-service sales agent that walks clients through the process one step at a time. I have created a large network of professionals to help with the entire real estate process and provide alla cart service for over 27 years,” explains sales representative Joe Fallea. “Providing clients with all the information they need and walking them through the most important elements of buying or selling, preparing my clients for their investment, having upto-date marketing techniques, social media and web-based strategies, are just some of the ways I create exposure and ensure they get the best results.”

Located in the heart of Old Walkerville at 624 Chilver Road (Unit 101), Fallea has 27 years of experience in providing top quality service since he’s operated many businesses in order to benefit clients, friends and the community. Following a successful run as the Chef/Owner of Il Gabbiano for 25 years and many other restaurants, Fallea made a seamless transition to his Real Estate career. His experience in the hospitality industry and as a restaurateur leads well to serve his clients with nothing but the best! “T and made clients feel comfortable and relaxed with the whole process. I was told I provided them everything they needed from the time we started the journey until they were settled in,” explains Fallea. “Moving people in the right direction is my goal for my entire career but the ultimate compliment is their kind referral.” referr With his better half by his side, Fallea knows it’s not all about business; family always comes first. He is happy to share he has three teenagers and a baby on the way. Excited for the future, Fallea looks forwards to what comes next. “I am building a few new websites to bring information to investors for buying and selling and providing a full-service site that’s information based which will allow people to learn, ask questions, and receive professional feedback. I also provide daily spreadsheets on property investments for members that sign-up at no cost or obligation.” As a leading real estate professional in the community, clients can count on Fallea to guide them through the everchanging process of buying and selling. Always dedicated to clients, and always working to be clients’ realtor of choice, interested parties are encouraged to visit the following links for more information: joefallea.com wereteam.com facebook.com/salesjoefallea facebook.com/joefallea/ facebook.com/windsorrealestatemarket/ linkedin.com/in/joe-fallea-53737969/ instagram.com/joe_fallea/

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As multi-million-dollar producers in the real estate community, Bill Girard and Alison Martel of Manor realty ealty are a family-centered, charity dedicated and client focused team, that are committed to providing the best service backed by honesty and integrity. supported by more than 50 years of combined experience, Girard and Martel deal with generations of families to ensure every client gets their dream home.

“I believe you have to be really perceptive in this business and the only way to do that is to really listen to people and gear everything towards what they want and what they can afford,” explains Broker, Bill Girard. “We listen and adjust to what they want to accomplish by always giving them what’s going to fit their lifestyle. We always match the home to the lifestyle.” “We help our clients obtain their real estate goals with the least amount of stress! We believe a house isn’t a home because of room dimensions or the colour on the walls, but about how you feel when you walk through the door and envision your life unfolding. It’s more than real estate, it’s about their life and dreams,” explains sales representative, epresentative, Alison Martel. Martel’s invaluable experience and infectious energy compliments Girard’s impeccable reputation and integrity driven representation. this his service-oriented duo pays great attention to details, guiding clients step-by-step through the process. Beginning with staging homes, Martel uses her home décor expertise to benefit clients. Her extensive knowledge of technology and Girard’s knowledge of the everchanging market, provide an advantage to both buyers and sellers. Providing each new listing with a professional photo session, a 5 Point Inspection and other value-added services, clients get the best of both worlds with this leading team. “clients lients are entrusting us with one of the biggest financial decisions in their lives and to guide them through personal moments like buying their first home, welcoming a baby, or even divorcing is an emotional process, and to be part of that is a huge compliment,” explains Martel. “to “to t us, it’s about telling the truth while using our knowledge and experience to make the right decisions so the client can have continuous trust. referrals aren’t automatic, it’s about being comfortable and happy with us in order to refer us, which is key.” “Anything we tell a client we back up with facts. We always create solutions for the clients’ wants and needs. We supply complete service in every aspect of real estate, and we are happy when people are pleased,” adds Girard. “I sold a home 45 years ago and they’re still in that home. I’ve also sold homes for their kids and even grandkids. We work very hard to prove we are worth the referral.” this his duo loves to give back to the community and they do this with donations, fundraisers, events, and most of all, giving their time. Both Martel and Girard volunteer for Easter seals ontario’s Annual telethon, t where Girard was given special recognition for his 30 plus years of invaluable contributions and for being the t top Individual fundraiser, year after year! they’re hey’re also extremely proud to be part of Manor realty’s charitable organization Keys of Hope, donating a portion of each sale to be distributed throughout the year to local organizations in need of assistance. Whether buying or selling, clients can count on both Bill and Alison to give them the attention and service they deserve. Visit their website at welcomehomewindsor.com. What Bill is wearing:

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Martin Gorski and suzanne dajczak ajczak are a happily married, power-house duo that love to enrich the community. owning wning and operating north 42 farms, north 42 degrees Estate Winery, serenity lavender avender and Bistro 42, the duo wants everyone to experience what the wineries in lake Erie north shore hore have to offer. Gorski and dajczak ajczak are both third generation farmers from Polish heritage and operate multiple companies including north 42 farms arms which is a commercial grain farming operation, north 42 degrees egrees Estate Winery and serenity lavender farm. After a career in medical research and quality management, Gorski became the chief operating officer of the companies. dajczak ajczak on the other hand is a lawyer that has a full-time practice specializing in workplace safety and insurance law.

north 42 degrees egrees Estate Winery began with a dream and a love for agriculture, wine and the community. Built on commitment to quality, authenticity and sustainability, the duo offers an authentic winery experience to all guests where they can personally engage with the owners, learn about wine, their cultural practices and winemaking techniques. “I think, ‘Purveyors of good times and fine wines’ captures the essence of what north 42 degrees egrees Estate Winery is all about,” explains owner suzanne dajczak. ajczak. “We are a 17-acre vineyard, winery and bistro, located in the heart of the lake Erie north shore hore Appellation producing awardwinning wines from our own estate-grown grapes. We invite our guests to experience the natural beauty of the surroundings, our culinary team’s creations and our warm southern hospitality.” “there here have been many compliments we’ve received, and they all speak to the authenticity of the experience and quality of food, wine and service,” explains owner Martin Gorski. “coming oming back with their friends is the best compliment we can receive.” located on 130 county road oad 50 East in the idyllic hamlet of colchester, olchester, the winery and lavender farm flourish in one of canada’s anada’s best and oldest agricultural communities. Guests can stroll through the gardens or sit back on a lounge chair with a glass of wine and be serenaded by the birds – a truly restful and rejuvenating experience. “Winemaking is the ultimate expression of farming,” explains Gorski. His passion and attention to detail at every stage of wine making, grape growing, harvest, fermentation and maturation, have led to the production of world class, award-winning wines. this his same drive and attention to detail is carried throughout all aspects of the company from greeting customers at the door to growing their own produce for the bistro, which remains the main priority for Gorski and dajczak. leading eading with care and integrity, each company is seen as an institution of higher learning where Gorski and dajczak ajczak encourage and nurture a culture of continuous improvement where everyone, regardless of their area of accountability, seeks the state-of-the-art in production and service delivery. the he duo is excited to continue growing their business and helping to expand tourism in Windsor-Essex. north orth 42 also offers tours of their production facility in the vineyards and partners with tour providers around southern ontario’s wine country. Welcoming guests from all over the world, Gorski and dajczak invite everyone to browse their gardens, enjoy the natural, beautiful surroundings, have a delicious meal, and of course, wine. What suzanne is wearing: t top: desigual Jeans: nYdJ What Martin is wearing: sport coat: Jack Victor shirt: t tommy Hillfiger Jeans: 7 downie st.

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colautti floors has served the Windsor and Essex community for more than 100 years. Bringing the best in product quality, staff service, and dedication to exceptional overall experience, colautti floors is fully bonded to give the best commercial service. owner wner Peter Indelicato has worked hard for his clients for countless years. Working with some of Windsor’s smallest and largest companies, the colautti business has in-house interior designers, award winning service, and decades in the industry, in order to fit any type of budget and project. “this his year we hit a milestone that only a few companies are able to match. We entered our 100th year as a flooring contractor,” explains owner Peter Indelicato. “our “ business is family owned and operated by descents of one of the original owners, david nicodemo, grandson of one of the founders, who is still a driving force in day-to-day operations.” “We have the courage to evolve and adapt to all situations thrown at us. A good example would be how the size of porcelain tile has increased throughout the years, making traditional setting methods and adhesives more or less obsolete. We invest a lot of time and money in training our installation staff with the latest techniques and adhesives, not to mention the investment we undertake to purchase appropriate tools for the new undertaking,” he adds. located ocated at 2779 Howard Avenue since 1979, clients choose colautti floors for their knowledge and know-how when it comes to products and client projects. With an impeccable showroom, clients are able to visit and ask any questions they may have when it comes to the products or their potential project. Indelicato states that if there are ever any limitations with the product that’s being chosen, or the location of where they would want it installed, he is more than happy to communicate options to the client. “We have worked out in the field a lot when we were younger, so we know what we can and cannot do,” explains shareholder and chief estimator thomas Marshall. “We continue to grow with all of the new products, larger format tiles and installation methods along with cutting edge technology.” “the he best client compliment is a customer that returns for their next flooring project. We have second and third generations of loyal customers that have sent their friends and family here over the years,” Marshall adds. confident onfident in their flooring projects and always handled with professional care, check out what 100 years of knowledge and experience can do for your next project. Visit colautti.com for more information.

What Peter is wearing: suit: coppley oppley shirt: stefano tefano Brunelli tie: ie: Polifroni Puff: Aladdin

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Kerr err Before you choose your next home, choose the right realtor. carol Kerr, a sales representative with rE/MAx Preferred realty ltd., prides herself on quality, relationship-based client experiences. Kerr offers well-informed representation in all aspects of real estate across Windsor-Essex county. After completing a music degree in new York state, Kerr moved to Essex county ounty where she spent many years as a successful piano/vocal teacher and performer while raising her three children. though her kids are now grown, her love for music continues. she maintains a handful of students and still enjoys performing occasionally with the carol Kerr Band in cosmos lounge, caesars aesars Windsor. Making a career change to real estate was effortless for Kerr and she believes that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their dreams. “It’s that same hard work and dedication that I use to help my clients achieve their dreams. Whether representing Buyers or sellers, it is my priority to lead with honesty and integrity,” explains carol Kerr. “My client testimonials confirm that.” deeply eeply in-tune with clients and their needs, this personable sales representative listens and takes the time to explain the market and process to ensure needs are met. “I feel there’s a realtor ealtor for everyone. I try to be the agent I would like. I’m not pushy but I know my stuff,” Kerr explains. “I always make sure I’m available and I make time for people. I’m knowledgeable, I understand our market and I always make sure my Buyers and sellers are fully informed, then I let them decide.” “I list and sell all over the city. I enjoy working with first time home buyers, I have several out of town investor clients, and of course, we all love listings,” she adds. “I have a particular interest in olde Walkerville because I live in the neighbourhood. I produce a quarterly newsletter the row House report eport that covers all row houses on Monmouth and Argyle. It features statistics and sales information specific to this niche market. It’s informative and the feedback has been extremely positive. It is a very desirable location and I consider myself to be an expert in this area.” licenced icenced since 2011, Kerr has won many accolades including the rE/MAx 100 Percent club lub Award for the last four years in a row. By 2013 she became a million-dollar producer, and since 2016, she has been a consistent multi-million-dollar producer. she is also a certified negotiation Expert. “one ne of the best client compliments I received was from an out of town investor,” explains Kerr. “He told me how thankful he is to have a real estate agent who pays close attention to detail and is quick to understand his needs the way I do. this his West coast client has purchased numerous properties with my assistance, and in most cases, sight unseen. He trusts my recommendations and judgement, and to me, that says everything.” to see how Kerr’s enthusiasm and knowledge can help you find your new to home, please visit www.carolkerr.ca.

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JASON LAFRAMBOISE MITCHELL DESLIPPE In today’s competitive real estate market a team of experts is required to make sure the best possible deal is achieved. Jason Laframboise and Mitchell Deslippe are recognized in their market as “The Sign of Experience” team at RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. Laframboise attained his Real Estate Agent license in 1989 and became one of the youngest Real Estate Brokers in Ontario’s history in 1991. Laframboise doesn’t hesitate to give acknowledgement to his father, Joe, as part of his successes. “My dad and I worked together in real estate for the first several years of my career and he showed me the ropes,” explains Jason Laframboise. Over these past 30 years, Laframboise spent many of them operating shared ownership and management of a Real Estate Company. Collectively, in addition to his own sales, he has overseen thousands of Real Estate transactions. Years following the sale of his agency, Laframboise sought after and recruited Mitchell Deslippe while Deslippe was doing his Business degree. Before long, a determined Deslippe also became a licensed Real Estate agent. As the Founder and Team Leader of their “The Sign of Experience” team, Laframboise is honoured to have Deslippe as his team partner. “Mitchell’ss business drive, compassion, work ethic, loyalty and quick wit are only a few of the admirable characteristics that define him. Mitchell has recently been awarded second place for the top 30 under 35 in the entire country. I’m very proud of him. He is very determined,” says Laframboise. Deslippe and Laframboise have both been awarded the Hall of Fame award and together and they have received the “Diamond Award,” which is the highest award you can achieve for annual sales at RE/MAX. “We were also in REP Magazine as one of the top 75 teams in Canada, and Jason has received ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award,’” says Mitchell Deslippe. “The most important award to us is satisfying our client,” explains Laframboise. With 36 years of combined experience, together, they service a huge demographic. “From first time buyers to empty-nesters, we work well as business partners and our clients get the best of both of us, daily,” says Deslippe. Both gentlemen acknowledge that there are many larger teams (made up of more agents) and that larger teams can do very well in numbers, as a whole. “That said, as a small team, the two of us are not only focused on creating a combined volume of sales, we take great pride in the personal care we can provide each of our clients. Upon request, our clients will see both of us, or one or the other, and behind the scenes, Mitchell and I are always engaging about the next steps toward meeting each of our clients intricate real estate needs,” adds Laframboise. “We are thankful and humbled by the dedication and confidence that our clients have in each of us.” Additionally and inclusively of their acquired and prospective Windsor Essex-County clients, Laframboise and Deslippe are the direct sales agents of a multi-million-dollar residential town home/single home development in the modernized vintage-jewel waterside town of Amherstburg, Ontario (www.meadowviewestates.ca), that of which Laframboise co-owns with a separate business development partner. Laframboise and Deslippe work very closely with respected and select mortgage brokers, lawyers, appraisers, builders, contractors, etc. Laframboise and Deslippe cordially invite you to contact them to discuss real estate and related subjects. You can rest assured “The Sign of Experience” speaks for itself.

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KYLE LUCIER JULIE DENEAU STEPHEN WILSON It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when you are considering a mortgage. That’s why choosing the right team makes all the difference. The Kyle Lucier RBC Mortgage Team consists of Senior Mortgage Specialist Kyle Lucier, Mortgage Specialist Stephen Wilson and Mortgage Specialist Assistant Julie Deneau. They work hard to provide advice on residential mortgages of any type including purchases, construction mortgages, refinances, first-time home buyers and investment property mortgages. Creating solutions unique to each client, the team is happy to share 35 years of mortgage and lending experience, and 45 years of banking and finance experience. Serving all of Essex County in addition to branch offices in the communities of Amherstburg, Kingsville, Essex, Tilbury and Windsor, the Kyle Lucier team is proud to have won the Chairman’s Round Table Award (2018) which is awarded to the top one percent of RBC mortgage specialists in Canada. “One of our favourite compliments is when firsttime home buyers come back to say thank you after a seamless approval and great move into their new home. We are so happy to be part of the process in such a huge stage in their lives,” says Kyle Lucier. “Another great compliment is when we’ve helped a family complete a switch-in, or refinance of their existing mortgage, as well as a restructuring of their existing debt and helped make a meaningful difference in their monthly cash flow. Nothing takes the pressure off a family budget like having all debt organized and in the right place,” he adds. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is celebrating its 150th year in business this year and the Kyle Lucier RBC Mortgage Team is proud to be part of such an amazing company. They are always mobile and available to clients, ready to meet them in their homes, offices, or local RBC branches. Bringing mortgage advice that is broken down step-by- step, Lucier and his team ensure everything is as seamless as possible. “We try to bring a real team approach to each transaction. We also provide each client with access to our great branch partners for any financial needs, ranging from bank accounts to loans and investment advice. We understand the home buying process can be stressful, so we surround ourselves with great local professionals in the field with our long-standing partnerships with experienced realtors, builders, home inspectors and real estate lawyers. As a team we aim to please,” explains Lucier. The Kyle Lucier RBC Mortgage Team will always bring a team approach to each and every family and is there to help each step of the way; pre-approval, first home purchase, renovations, moves, and everything in between. To check out their reviews and learn more information visit www.mortgage.rbc.com/kyle. lucier and www.facebook.com/RBCKyleLucier.

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McSHANE As a broker, entrepreneur, team leader, and former mortgage agent, Matt McShane knows how to help clients buy, sell, finance and profit from properties in Windsor-Essex County. As a Valente Diamond Member, McShane has been a consistent, multi-million-dollar producer for the last four years in a row and knows how to get clients in their dream homes. McShane of Valente Real Estate has more than 15 years of experience and knowledge to ensure clients get prosperous, effective results. Utilizing his real estate team, he has immense understanding in residential sales, commercial sales, investment property, industrial sales, and he even has his mortgage license in order to educate his clients better. “What sets me apart is my level of care to each client. To me, it really is all about customer service,” explains warmly real estate broker Matt McShane. “I am always going the extra mile for my clients so they can have greater understanding regarding the situation and the financial requirements. I like being able to articulate things to them since I understand the financial end differently than most agents.” A few compliments I normally get are that I save people money and that I’m forthcoming with information and advice,” explains McShane. “I try to use my knowledge and experience to help clients with any of their needs.” Looking forward to the future, McShane is excited to see positive growth within the local market. Sharing that housing prices are expected to continue to rise, he is fully dedicated to satisfying clients. “I’m very optimistic about the growth of Windsor. This year alone there’s been a 20 percent rise versus last year, and personally, I think for both residential and commercial, there hasn’t been growth quite like this before. I don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon,” says McShane. Located at 2985 Dougall Avenue, McShane welcomes clients to stop by his Valente office and experience how he can help them buy and sell the perfect home.

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MINELLO Take charge of your financial future with Jenny Minello. This Sun Life Financial advisor implements integrity, understanding, and most of all, honesty, to provide clients with strategies and realistic recommendations. The first step in developing a financial plan is to meet with Minello. She begins the process by reviewing the client’s current financial situation, anticipated changes, future goals, and provides recommendations in a customized plan. Clients who wish to build personalized retirement plans, exit and succession strategies for their business, life and critical illness insurance, and/or prepare for any financial changes that may occur, can rest assure that Minello provides both solutions and peace of mind. “People underestimate the importance of planning for the future. I want to help people protect their biggest asset which is themselves and their ability to earn an income,” explains advisor Jenny Minello. “It’s very important to plan for every stage in life and there are appropriate and affordable strategies for every stage. It’s important to have a conversation with a professional if nothing else.” Being financially secure enough to enjoy life in retirement can be the last thing on someone’s mind, especially when there’s added stress of many “firsts” like buying a car, house, or having a child, which is why when clients have a financial plan, it can make staying on track easier. “It’s important to me that clients and their families have peace of mind. I want them to know their families and businesses are protected and that they can feel good about being on the right track to reaching their goals,” she explains warmly. When it comes to business estate planning, issues can be complex, no matter how small or large the business, which is why Minello is an expert committed to working with clients to create opportunity, growth, wealth, and most of all, protection of assets. Having a will is arguably one of the most important things someone can do for themselves and their family. Not only can a will legally protect a client’s spouse, children, and assets, it also gives direction on how someone’s final wishes are to be carried out. This is equally important when it comes to business owners. Thoughts of becoming injured or diagnosed with a critical illness, even passing away prematurely, are the last things on a business owner’s mind. “Taking aggressive steps to plan is very important. It takes the pressure off shareholders and also takes pressure off family members,” explains Minello. “It’s about having a plan in place so you can protect your key people. If you have a partner or team member that is key to your business and they become diagnosed with a critical illness, what is the cost to your business and what is the cost of replacing that person? People often don’t think about the impact that a key person will have on their business if they could no longer work, or are no longer there because they’ve passed away, which begs the questions of what happens to your business next?” Minello knows no matter the circumstances, not everything in life can be anticipated which is why planning is important. Working with Jenny Minello can help secure your financial well-being and give you peace of mind so those goals can be reached. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.ca/jenny.minello.

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By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, Dr. Jean-Gilbert Paulo offers the gold standard to his patients. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, his love for dentistry was influenced by his parents who are both dentists. After completing high school and his post-secondary schooling at College Jean-de-Brebeuf, he went to the University of Montreal and obtained his dental education. Instead of joining his parents’ practices, he did a year of advanced education in general dentistry residency in Albany, NY, and a year of general practice residency at Columbia University. It was then that he fell in love with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He went on to the University of Connecticut for a year of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship and then did four years of residency at Detroit Medical Center. Currently offering locals two convenient locations, Dr. Paulo works with over 27 wonderful staff members to ensure patient satisfaction. “We’re three great Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and we perform corrective jaw surgeries, TMJ surgery, treat facial trauma such as broken jaws, noses, cheekbones, eye sockets, foreheads, and minor surgeries such as wisdom teeth, biopsies, tumor resections and dental implants. My training experience sets me apart because of my comprehensive knowledge and expertise with facial trauma reconstruction and dental implants,” explains Dr. Paulo. “My business model relies on providing the gold standard of care to my patients with evidence-based treatment planning. I treat everyone the same way, as I would my family. Our staff is wonderful, and they take pride in their work which optimizes our patients experience, considering that they rarely come to our office for a joyful event,” he adds. Offering convenient appointment times and lots of patient education for you and the family, Dr. Paulo and his team of healthcare professionals are able to assist all patients referred to the office. “The best patient compliment I received was five days after a motorcycle accident on EC row, which I was lucky to survive,” explains Dr. Paulo. “I went to the office to do consults and postoperative evaluations with a limp, bandaged hands, bandaged legs and a broken finger. As I finished up with my patient, she told me how grateful she was for doctors who were able to put their own pain and suffering aside to take care of their patients. I will never forget what she told me.” Only providing the best care for his patients, visit Dr. JeanGilbert Paulo at any of the two convenient locations: 860 Tecumseh Rd (suite 200), and 33 Princess St (suite 302), in Leamington.

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PORFILIO As a Century 21® Real Estate professional, Dan Porfilio is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality of service as possible. His personal knowledge of the local real estate market is combined with the power of the Century 21 brand—one of the most recognized names in the real estate industry. “I’ve been in construction in some aspect for over 20 years and my experience is in residential and ICI (industrial, commercial, and institutional), in order to save clients’ money,” explains sales representative Dan Porfilio. “I’ve also done a lot of independent sales and construction, in addition to renovations, concrete work, and even flipping homes. Once I graduated civil engineering, I really focused on my passion which was always construction. Now, I’m applying my vast experience and knowledge to real estate.” Located at 11825 Tecumseh Road East, Porfilio’s hands-on experience and education allow him to have expertise in a multitude of areas when it comes to real estate. That’s why he can assist clients in finding their dream home, in a neighbourhood that’s right for them, and for the price range they feel comfortable with. Currently focusing on new sale residential properties, whether selling or buying, Porfilio knows the importance of putting the client first. “My favourite part about my job is definitely the customer interaction along the challenges that can sometimes become present to the client—especially when it might be something they didn’t see happening. The reason I embrace, and in some instances look forward to the challenge, is because I get to create a solution for my clients where there may not have been one initially. To me, it’s not just about the sale. It’s about guaranteeing that my clients are happy,” explains Porfilio. “The biggest compliment I’ve received is that I went above and beyond the clients’ expectations,” adds Porfilio. “They told me that I took my time to be well informed, showed initiative, answered all of their questions, and serviced my clients very well which went above what other realtors may have offered.” Working to create solutions, and most of all results, for his clients, Porfilio also enjoys giving back and enriching the community. Currently a member of the Caboto Club, Porfilio enjoys playing soccer, hockey and spending time with his family. He especially enjoys taking his nieces and nephews to hockey and soccer and believes in spending time with his loved ones. To meet this charismatic agent and see how he can create a solution to any need, contact Porfilio today by phone (519) 965-7821 or by email: dan.porfilio@century21.ca.

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RORSETH DARBYSON Hi! Neighbor Floor Covering Co. has always wanted to help customers create a cozy, beautiful, and most of all, welcoming atmosphere in their home. That’s why co-owners Erik Rorseth and Terry Darbyson supply everything for the home like carpet, hardwood, area rugs, tile and stone, laminate, resilient vinyl and more. Stylish, chic, and always keeping customers in mind, Rorseth and Darbyson of Hi! Neighbor guarantee an inviting space. “I think the hook to be in this business for me was dealing with so many good customers and friends throughout the years which gives me great pleasure. I always think if you have a career where you never look at the time on the clock, that’s the life you should want to pursue,” explains co-owner Erik Rorseth. Rorseth has over 35 years of experience in the industry which allows him to utilize his knowledge and expertise. Starting out as a part time job while he was in his teens, he was quickly enticed to choose this as a career. Darbyson also started in his teens and learned the industry step-by-step from the ground up. This pair has the experience and knowledge to help customers pick the right products for their lifestyle. “It’s a real benefit knowing every aspect of this type of business. It gives you confidence when dealing with sales and installations on a daily basis,” explains co-owner Terry Darbyson. “With over 20 year of experience, I try my best to find the balance between running a successful business and my family.” This 75-year-old family business carries the largest inventory of flooring in stock, locally, with over one million square feet of stylish, luxurious products in stock at any time. Whether builders, contractors or home owners, Rorseth

inventories of gorgeous flooring. “I think today, more than ever, customers shop at big box stores and online, looking for great products with low prices. At Hi! Neighbor, they will find both and without the wait time or shipping costs,” adds Rorseth. “Customers like to come in, touch products and even bring samples home to make informed choices.”

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SIMS MOUAMMAR Meet the owners of your go-to beauty bar: Maria Mouammar and Katherine Sims. This power-house duo wants women to feel empowered, beautiful, and most of all, cared for. Opening Elysian Beauty Bar with the goal of it becoming a one-stop-shop for all beauty and grooming needs, threading, waxing, facials, lashes extensions including Russian Volume, and even male grooming. They even have their own secret recipe

Elysian means beautiful or creative, divinely inspired, peaceful and perfect. Elysian strives to be the city’s elite salon by ensuring every guest has a five-star experience. The highly trained team stays on top

“The best compliment we’ve been given is that guests feel the center of attention regardless of how busy we are,” explains owner Maria Mouammar. “There’s no pressure here. We just want our guests to be in a state of euphoria which is why they tell us they never want to leave.” Both Mouammar and Sims have trained all over the world like Toronto, New York, Dubai, and Italy. Sims lived in Italy working backstage for hair and makeup for Rai Television while gaining first-hand experience in the fashion industry by being Rob Pizzuti’s right-hand woman in launching the first Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. Mouammar on the other hand lived in Dubai and NYC for several years working with celebrities and prominent people of the royal family within the Middle East. Mouammar and Sims are more than ecstatic to take men and women’s looks to the next level and transform them into their best selves. “Our goal is to stay on top of the latest trends in both beauty and fashion and bring it to Windsor,” explains Sims. Using their expertise to empower locals, Mouammar and Sims have several events planned for both individuals and professionals in the field. They will be hosting an event called Bubbles and Blowouts which will focus on teaching guests how to get a salon-style blow-out at home, as well as tips, tricks and exclusive discounts. In addition, they provide training classes to professionals looking to advance their education, like non-damaging Eyelash Extensions, Lash Lift, and Advanced Hair Techniques with private, semi-private and group classes. “There’s so many great leaders in the fashion industry here like Freeds who stay on top of trends and we look forward to spicing up the community. We provide many services to the Freeds family whether hair or grooming, and we love supporting local businesses,” explains Mouammar. “Even though we are an upscale beauty bar, we provide services to cater to all budgets. We really do want to dominate the industry in Windsor so everyone can feel and look their best at any cost, and we are happy to be able to provide that on a professional level.” “Knowledge doesn’t empower anyone unless it’s shared. At our beauty bar, we want to teach our guests how to achieve their desired look. We all stand behind our services and products. Everything here is tried, tested and loved,” explains Sims. “We want to be the locals go-to place for hair, body and skincare.” The beauty experience begins and ends with Maria Mouammar and each guest and are always trained on current trends and styles to maintain consistency and professional quality to anyone who enters Elysian Beauty Bar.

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BRADY THRASHER ROBERT FAV FAVARO AVARO DEBBIE NEDIN Buying or selling a home is a major financial and emotional undertaking. That’s why you need sales representatives who have expertise, passion and the determination to guide you through the whole process, stepby-step. Brady Thrasher, Robert Favaro and Debbie Nedin of RE/ MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. are up-front, hard-working, dedicated professionals that take the time to listen to clients and what their specific wants and needs are. From the first step to the last, this trio is guided by a strong code of ethics, integrity and transparency. The Preferred Lifestyle Group is the dream team that can help you find your dream home. “We bring a professional and educational approach to someone buying one of the biggest assets in their life,” explains sales representative Robert Favaro. “I’ve been told by clients that Brady and I are like Harvey and Mike from the show Suits, I thought that comparison was great. Our team doesn’t just help someone buy a home; we consult them through the whole process. We walk the client through each step and provide them with the right tools and knowledge.” “It’s important to set up our clients for success. We won’t get them into a things change, but we help our client plan for those unknown variables. We don’t sell false hope and our team provides solutions by truly listening to our clients,” explains sales representative Debbie Nedin. “We also work with a network of professionals in order to add value to our clients by providing them with the most information available, not only in into our clients and that will never change,” explains Brady Thrasher. The dynamic team prides themselves on quality, relationship-based client experiences versus managing large quantities of listings. Believing information in all aspects of real estate investment and development across Windsor-

gain global exposure. “Our goal is positioning clients to maximize. We service the residential real estate market, but we also do commercial, vacant land, industrial and multiunits,” explains Thrasher. “We are heavily invested online, and technology has allowed us to leverage big platforms. As an example, we have Facebook and Instagram set up to filter our listings and we have over 200,000 20 combined followers on our accounts which gets great global exposure,” adds Thrasher. “I also have two real estate brokerages in Florida with just under 50 agents and I’m able to learn a lot about trends and technology through working with them.

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ROGER JAMES RENÉE HANEY VERGE REAL ESTATE TATE TATE TEAM The Verge Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Lifestyles Realty Brokerage is never too busy for a client. Accommodating their clients’ schedules, they’re eager to help educate them with information and options by thoroughly examining, evaluating and explaining each part of the complex purchase or sale process, including financing, mortgage choices, interest rates, down-payments and contracts. Isaac Verge, alongside Darin, Sara, Roger, Renée, and team administrator Rebecca, is an award-winning real estate professional who is an expert in owning both multifamily and single-family homes. The team has a combined experience of over 30 years and ensures client satisfaction. They have experience in resale and new build residential, apartment buildings, mixed-use commercial buildings and more. Servicing anyone throughout the Windsor-Essex community, they have a convenient location on 2570 Dougall Avenue. “We run our business based on the philosophy of, “Who can we help and what can we learn?” We are constantly adding to our systems to work towards perfection so that our clients know they can rely on us for their needs and confidently refer us to their friends and loved ones,” explains Sales Representative Isaac Verge. “We are one of the top teams in the area and know what it takes to get the job done. Our team approach ensures that our clients are covered 7-days a week and when we take on a listing, we are able to ensure that all marketing and exposure is handled systematically to ensure the best possible result.” As Windsor-Essex enjoys the upswing in the real estate market, it’s becoming increasingly important to have the right professional representation in place, whether buying or selling. That’s why Verge and the team provide an unmatched level of service. “Our goal for 2019 is to assist 250 families in Windsor-Essex County with their real estate needs,” Verge explains. “This would represent a growth of 35 percent over 2018. Further to this goal is to be able to do this with no loss of service level. For us, it’s the client experience that matters most, so we intend to leverage the systems that we have in place to ensure that our clients get the best-- always.” Choosing to purchase a new house is an exciting life decision that requires some professional considerations to ensure finding the perfect home. To check out Verge and his team, please visit their website at www.vergerealestateteam.com or check them out on Instagram at: vergerealestateteam.

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