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MAY JUNE 2012 VOLUME 46 | No.5 - 6 | BUSINESS BRIEFS

WINDSOR CHAMBER LEADERSHIP

DRAGONS’ DEN AUDITIONS 22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards WWW.WINDSORCHAMBER.ORG

Award Sponsor Cynthia Swift, Partner, KPMG LLP and ATHENA Award Recipient Chantal Vallée


CONTENTS

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WINDSOR CHAMBER LEADERSHIP

MEMBERS/FIRMS IN THE NEWS

NEW MEMBERS

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR MEMBERS

UPCOMING EVENTS

HON. HARINDER TAKHAR

IN THE COMMUNITY

STAY CONNECTED

DRAGONS’ DEN AUDITIONS

OUR MISSION “Leading the business community for creating regional economic prosperity.” Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 2575 Ouellette Place, Windsor, Ontario N8X 1L9 Tel: (519) 966-3696 Fax: (519) 966-0603 Email: info@windsorchamber.org Website: www.windsorchamber.org

STAFF

Matt Marchand, President Lois Booth, Assistant to the President Sherri Dulcamaro Sales, Retention, and Marketing Igor Siljanoski, Policy Manager Marianne Burke, Event Manager Crystal Van Aspert, Finance & Office Coordinator Lindsey Rivait, Communications Coordinator Kerri Day, Membership Service Coordinator Barbara Malmberg, Event Coordinator Nahidah Malik, Reception

mmarchand@windsorchamber.org lbooth@windsorchamber.org sdulcamaro@windsorchamber.org isiljanoski@windsorchamber.org mburke@windsorchamber.org cvanaspert@windsorchamber.org adsales@windsorchamber.org kday@windsorchamber.org bmalmberg@windsorchamber.org reception@windsorchamber.org

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WELCOME

Letter from the President & CEO

As President & CEO, I’ve been working to communicate with the membership and community more often and more effectively. We are telling our story to get the word out about how amazing the Chamber is. I had my first “Meet the President� session at the Rotary Club meeting in April, reached out to the arts community at the ArtsVest workshops, and spoke at our Volunteer Appreciation event to let the Chamber volunteers know just how important they are to our success. In April, the Chamber, in cooperation with Teresa Piruzza, MPP WindsorWest, brought in the Hon. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services, to lead a roundtable discussion about government procurement processes. The event was standing room only with lots of great buzz surrounding it! Our events have been taken to the next level with a sold-out After Business tradeshow at the Windsor International Airport and a spectacular night for the 22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards that still have people in awe. Right around the corner we have some big upcoming events like our Automotive Luncheon on May 24 with featured guest speaker Dennis DesRosiers, our 76th Annual Golf Tournament on June 11, and the Chamber Ball on June 23, where we will pay tribute to the Chamber’s outgoing Chair of the Board Jennifer Jones as well as Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Sandra Pupatello. Joining the Chamber team in May is Sherri Dulcamaro, our new Manager of Sales, Retention, and Marketing. Dulcamaro, a life-long resident of the Essex County region, brings 20 years of corporate sales, marketing, and director experience to the Chamber. She has also been involved with the Chamber for more than 17 years, assisting the After Business Committee in planning over 100 Chamber events. Next up for the Chamber—I’ll be attending and participating in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, and the Chamber will be taking on a leadership role to represent the business community in discussions about a potential mega hospital for Windsor. All of these new and exciting initiatives would not be possible if it weren’t for our members, as well as our excellent and efficient Chamber staff. All of us here at the Chamber look forward to continuing to be the voice of business in Windsor-Essex.

MATT MARCHAND PRESIDENT

JENNIFER JONES

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 2011-2012 Board of Directors Ms. Jennifer Jones Chair** President Media Street Productions

Mr. Adam Davis Director President Next Dimensions Inc.

Mr. Gordon Moore Treasurer** President Moore Consulting Corp.

Mr. Jim Drummond Past Chair** Senior Environmental Specialist Retired Golder Associates Ltd.

Mr. Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanue Directo Chair Environment & Energy Committee District Manager Windsor/Chatham Union Gas Ltd, Windsor

Mr. David Musyj Director President and CEO Windsor Regional Hospital

Dr. Bill Anderson Director Chair Transportation Policy Committee Professor, Political Science University of Windsor Mr. Marty Beneteau Director Publisher and Editor-in-Chief The Windsor Star Ms. Pamela Breault Director Chair Membership Services Committee Operations Manager Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex

Dr. Janice Forsyth Director** President Foresight Management Consulting Mr. Jason Ilijanic Director Chair Finance & Taxation Committee Relationship Manager TD Commercial Banking Southwestern Ontario Region

Ms. Ann-Marie Athavale Non-Voting Chair ATHENA Committee VP - Sales/Marketing Empire Communications Inc. Dr. Alfie Morgan Director Emeritus Professor Emeritus of Business Administration University of Windsor ** Denotes member of Executive Committee

Mr. Kevin Laforet Director President and CEO Caesars Windsor

Ms. Carolyn Brown Director** Vice President, Administration Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC

Mr. Jeffrey MacKinnon Director Partner McTague Law Firm LLP

Mr. Dean Clevett Director** Manager - Technical Engineering Services Canada BASF Canada

Mr. Stephen Mattis Director Vice President Commercial Banking RBC Business Banking Centre

Mr. Paolo Collavino Director President PCR Contractors

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I’ve had a great first two months as President & CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. In my short time here, we’ve not only set a number of initiatives into play, we’ve also accomplished quite a few projects already—with even more progress on the way.

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Helps Prevent Stringent New York State Regulations From Damaging Region’s Economy The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce played a leadership role in preventing proposed New York State legislation from imposing stringent new requirements for international vessels using the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system. In 2011, the Chamber issued its Ballast Water and Trade policy and brought forward a resolution calling for a bi-national solution to the problem. The resolution was introduced by the Chamber and adopted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at its 2011 AGM. The Chamber has also raised the issue with federal officials.

“We are very pleased with this decision,” said David Cree, member of the Chamber’s Transportation Committee and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority, “and hope it will lead to a bi-national solution to the ballast water issue.” The standards proposed by New York State would have required all ships discharging ballast water in New York State and ships transiting New York State waters to have the ability to clean their ballast water to a standard that is 100 times greater than International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards. According to the Windsor Port Authority, these unattainable ballast water requirements would

Hon. Harinder Takhar Government Procurement Roundtable On Thursday, April 12, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce along with local MPP Teresa Piruzza hosted a government procurement roundtable with the Hon. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services. The roundtable, which was standing room only, focused on how to make the procurement process more accessible to local businesses, especially for small and medium-sized businesses.

Hon. Harinder Takhar, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Matt Marchand, and Teresa Piruzza MPP Windsor-West.

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have impeded almost $11 billion in business revenue and up to 72,000 jobs in both Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce online at www.windsorchamber.org.


MEMBERS | FIRMS IN THE NEWS

Amy’s Helping Hands received this year’s distinguished “Leader in Excellence” Award by Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for private duty home care. The “Leader in Excellence” Award was awarded to only 16 out of over 400 private duty senior home care agencies across North America, who consistently ranked among the highest in 10 or more out of 12 quality metrics assessed by Home Care Pulse. To find out more about Amy’s Helping Hands commitment to excellence, please visit www.amyshelpinghands.ca

The Windsor Division of The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Commissionaires) is amalgamating with Commissionaires Ottawa. This will advance their cause to provide meaningful employment opportunities to former members of the Canadian Forces, the RCMP, and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. For more information, contact L Col Morris Brause, CEO, Commissionaires Windsor at (519) 966-9651 or ceo@commissionaireswindsor.ca

On World Water Day, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Great Lakes Sustainability Funding in the amount of $440,000 for watershed restoration projects undertaken by the Essex Region Conservation Authority. For more information, contact Danielle Breault Stuebing at (519) 776-5209 ext. 352 or dstuebing@erca.org

FASTSIGNS® of Windsor unveiled a new branding platform with updated messaging: “More than fast. More than signs.™” “We want people to know that while we are fast, more importantly, we provide a wide variety of products, services and comprehensive visual communications solutions to help companies meet their business objectives,” said Jackie Raymond, who co-owns the Windsor FASTSIGNS with Donna Bilodeau. FASTSIGNS® is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner that provides comprehensive solutions to help customers of all sizes–across all industries–meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility. Visit them online at www.fastsigns.com/658.

Lazare’s Fine Coats & Jackets has moved to 1598 Ottawa St. in Windsor and President of the company Paul Twigg is looking to sell the former location at 487-493 Ouellette Ave. The building, strategically located in the heart of downtown Windsor, is approximately 12,994 square feet in total (2 buildings – 3 floors) and is perfect for professional commercial uses. 493 Ouellette Ave. features a unique Art Deco design façade by the famous architect Albert J. Lothian. For more information, contact RE/MAX at (519) 258-5072.

NEWS.COMMUNITY

The Workforce WindsorEssex Monthly Local Employer Labour Survey captures information on what sectors are doing well and what occupations are in-demand or on a downturn. Based on survey responses, a Labour Market Facts Sheet has been developed to help human resource professionals and anyone in business looking to recruit or retain talent. To view the results, visit www.workforcewindsoressex.com

IN THE COMMUNITY

Next Dimension has moved into their new facilities at 3020 Devon Drive. Visit them online at www.nextdimensioninc.com

Rotary Windsor St. Clair will introduce a Community Award for Peace and Understanding on September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. This award will be conferred upon an organization that has made an outstanding contribution in the area of world peace and understanding through local and international efforts. For more information, contact Danielle Breault Stuebing at daniellebreault@bell.net

Congratulations to Tunnel Bar-B-Q on celebrating their 71st anniversary! Check out their new items and specials by visiting www.tbqwindsor.com

The Windsor-Essex Employment Group is accepting applications from employers for the Face to Face job shadowing program. The day and a half job shadowing on May 30 and May 31 allows individuals with a disability to explore career options, gain firsthand knowledge, and get information about a particular job or industry of interest which will help them decide if a particular field is right for them. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Rebecca Canty, Face to Face Project Coordinator, (519) 974-4221 ext. 242 rebecca@clwindsor.org or visit www.clwindsor.org/about-us/ supports-and-services/face-to-face

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to present the 2012 Real Estate Summit on Thursday, May 31, 2012. This is a half-day educational event where senior decisionmakers at Canadian pension plans will learn about the investment opportunities in real estate. For more information email Laurie Asuncion at laurie.asuncion@rci.rogers.com

The Renewable Energy Technology Center in cooperation with the University of Windsor presents the third annual Electric Vehicle Event Saturday, June 2, 10am-2pm at the RET-Center (located at 1680 Kildare Rd.). The event boasts an interesting day dedicated to the future of clean transportation that showcases the latest in electric vehicle technology. For more information, visit www.RET-Center.com

Windsor-Roseland Rotary’s 28th Annual Lobsterfest takes place Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Ciociaro Club and features an auction, raffle, and dancing. Tickets are $85 each or $800 for a table of 10. Lobsterfest proceeds support Windsor-Roseland Rotary Charities. Contact the ticket hotline at (519) 981-1713.

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CHAMBER EVENTS

5 YEAR REGIONAL ECONOMIC ROADMAP

5TH ANNUAL WARDEN’S LUNCHEON

FEATURING Warden tom Bain

JOHNSON INSURANCE

AFTER BUSINESS REGIONAL TRADESHOW

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BUSINESS AWARDS

22ND ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

Award Sponsor Marty Komsa, President, Windsor Family Credit Union and Believe Windsor-Essex Award Recipient Dr. Fouad Tayfour.

Award sponsor Jim Lynn, CEO, United Communities Credit Union and Small Company of the Year Award Recipient Jim Clarke, Clarke Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.

Award Sponsor Julie Daniel, Partner, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone, LLP and Rising Star of the Year Award Recipient Gary Kalaci.

Award Sponsor Sabrina DeMarco, Director, Small Business Development of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation and Start Up of the Year Jakub Koter, Ali Al-Aasm, and Andy Kale of Red Piston

Award Sponsor Chris Watson, District Vice President, TD Commercial Banking and Mid-Size Company of the Year Award Recipients Cindy Fuerth, Vice-President, John Fase, President, and Jody Gosse, General Manager of Motion Specialites.

Award Sponsor Richard Dupuis, Director of the Desjardins Business Centre and Taste of Windsor Essex Award Recipient John Fancsy, President, Viewpointe Estate Winery.

Award Sponsor Carmelo Bertuccio, VP of Operations and Finance, Next Dimension Inc. and Professional of the Year Award Recipient William Willis.

Award Sponsor Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, District Manager, Windsor/Chatham, Union Gas Ltd. and Go Green Award Recipients Dave Binder Jr., Dave Binder, Sean Moore, and Joseph Papic, Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies

Award Sponsor Mike Taylor, Commercial Banking Area Manager, BMO Financial Group and Large Company of the Year Award Recipient Brad Henderson, VP Plant Director, Vistaprint.

Award Sponsor Ryan Michalczuk, General Manager, CIBC Retail Distribution and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient Frank Abbruzzese

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NEW MEMBERS

MEET YOUR NEW MEMBERS FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 Al’s Bin Rentals Ltd. Waste Disposal/Recycling Services (Main) Alain Brochu President - Owner RR 1 Belle River, ON N0R 1A0 Phone: (519) 727-0011 lbrochu@cogeco.ca Delirium Media Video Productions (Main) Derek Kovacevic Owner 3154 Regis Ave Windsor, ON N8R 1T8 Phone: (519) 739-3700 deliriummedia@gmail.com http://www.deliriummedia.com Desjardins Business Centre Financial Services (Main) Wesley Ladouceur Account Manager 866 Newgate Ave Sudbury, ON P3A 5J9 Phone: (519) 735-6069 Fax:(519) 735-4985 wesley.n.ladouceur@desjardins.com http://www.desjardins.com Dominion Lending Centres Advantage Mortgages Mortgages (Main) Rika Lavigne Mortgage Agent 6505 Tecumseh Rd E Unit 200 Windsor, ON N8T 1E7 Phone: (519) 974-9393 Fax:(519) 946-3440

Habitat For Humanity Windsor - Essex Associations & Organizations (Main) Janis Windsor Executive Director 3064 Devon Drive Windsor, ON N8X 4L2 Phone: (519) 969-3762 Fax:(519) 969-7832 office@habitatwindsor.org http://www.habitatwindsor.org

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

Leamington and District Chamber of Commerce Chambers / Boards of Trade (Main) Sally McDonald General Manager 21 Talbot Street East Leamington, ON N8H 1L1 Phone: (519) 326-2721 Fax:(519) 326-3204 http://www.leamingtonchamber.com

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHAMBER’S AFFINITY PROGRAMS AND OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS?

Maurices Clothing & Accessories Women’s (Main) Tarah Miller Store Manager Devonshire Mall 3100 Howard Ave Unit Windsor, ON N8X 3Y8 Phone: (519) 969-7200 http://www.maurices.com

http://www.dlcadvantage.ca

On The Green Indoor Golf Indoor Golf (Main), Mini Golf Scott Linnell Vice President 354 Croft Drive Tecumseh, ON N8N 2L9 Phone: (519) 735-9558 Fax:(519) 735-1671 info@onthegreenindoorgolf.com http://www.onthegreenindoorgolf.com

Farron’s Gourmet Butcher Shop Inc. Butchers (Main) Ted Farron President 3838 McGregor Blvd. Windsor, ON N9G 1X1 Phone: (519) 966-1660 Fax:(519) 966-1661 gourmetbutchershop@cogeco.net http://www.farronsbutchershop.com

RTSolutions Computer Networking, Servicing, Solutions (Main) Sanjay Rasiah Co-Owner 250 Patillo Road Tecumseh, ON N8N 2L9 Phone: (519) 984-5681 rationaltechsolutions@gmail.com http://www.rationaltech.ca

Go For Health Windsor-Essex Non-Profit (Main) Gord Smith Chair 360 Fairview Ave West Suite 215 Essex, ON N8M 3G4 Phone: (519) 258-2146 Fax:(519) 776-6102 info@goforhealth.ca http://www.goforhealth.ca

World Water Operation Company Inc Training & Development (Main) Doug Cooper President 3665 Wyandotte St East Windsor, ON N8Y 1G4 Phone: (519) 974-5464 Fax:(519) 974-9603 dcooper@wwotc.ca http://www.owotc.com

advantagemortgages@dominionlending.ca

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KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CHAMBER? CONTACT

KERRI DAY

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

kday@windsorchamber.org or 519.966.3696 Ext. 30

Please note, the members listed are only for the months indicated. For a full membership directory, please visit

www.windsorchamber.org


CONNECTED

STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 RENEWING MEMBERS 433694 Ontario Ltd.

Electrozad Supply Company Limited

Payworks Payroll Services

Windsor Investigation Services

Académie Ste. Cécile International School

Forest Glade Fireplaces

Personnel By Pro-Staff

Formula One Collision

Precedence Landscaping

The Windsor Star, A division of Postmedia Network Inc.

Fuerland Realty Ltd.

Quality Suites

Global Industrial Services

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Grachanica Non-Profit Housing

Roma & Associates Chartered Accountants

Accurate Plumbing Active Body Physical Therapy All-Risks Insurance Brokers Ltd Ambassador Movers Ltd. Amica at Windsor AngelStar Digital Arrow Mailing Atlas Tube Audio Two Automated Technical Systems Inc. B & B Tool & Mould Ltd. Bello Metal Recycling Bergeron Art & Frame Shop Bonduelle - Tecumseh Buckingham Realty (Windsor) Ltd Brokerage Bull & Gauthier Body & Paint Shop Ltd. Canada Lighting + Sign Service Canadian Blood Services Canterbury College CareerStreams Centre Alpha Mot de Passe Centre for Executive and Professional Education at the University of Windsor

Corporation Guardian Storage and Mailboxes Haller Mechanical Contractors Inc. Hengl, Scott Financial Partners INC. Herald Press Limited Hilton Windsor Home Instead Senior Care Honey-Bee Ham Co Hub International Ontario Limited Human Kinetics Publishers J.L. Whiston Financial Services Limited Jones Group LTD Jose’s Bar and Grill K-Scrap Resources Ltd. Windsor Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Shur Lok Products SimplexGrinnell - Fire & Security Smith Physiotherapy Clinic SOL Custom Orthotics Inc. Spada Sheet Metal Inc. Spirol Industries Ltd. St. Clair Residence & Conference Centre Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Sterling Motor Technology Inc

Sun Life Financial Sunbeam Energy Canada

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Media Street Productions Inc.

City Centre Janitorial Services

Merchants Paper Co. Windsor Ltd.

CKUE-FM, CHYR & CJWF

Metro Catering Executive Class Service Incorporated Mister Mark’s Automotive Ltd

Coinamatic Canada Inc.

Morrell Controls Canada

Community Living Essex County

Morton Wholesale Ltd.

Cosebelle Fashions R. J. Cyr Co. Inc.

New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc.

Dakkota Integrated Systems LLC

Olde Riverside Winery

Douglas Marketing Group

Omni Tool Ltd.

Ducharme Fox LLP

On Site Services

East Windsor Cogeneration Center

Passa Associates Architects

Econo Lodge

Patio Palace

Your Quick Gateway (Windsor) Inc

Sherdil Precision Inc.

Loaring Physiotherapy & Health Centre

Cheung’s Trading Company Limited

Winroc div of Superior Plus LP

Serbu Tire Sales

Lakeshore Calibration Inc.

Marcel’s Collision Inc.

Development Corporation

Sentiens Research

Summit Flooring & Window Fashions

M-Teams

WindsorEssex Economic

Second Sight Photography

King Materials Handling Ltd.

CGS North America Inc

CMT Canadian Maritime Transport, Ltd.

Ryder Truck Rental Canada Ltd.

Windsor Starter’s PowerHouse

Target Building Materials Ltd. Technophar Equipment & Service (2007) Ltd The Tecumseh Physiotherapy Clinic Thai Palace Restaurant Travelodge Hotel Windsor Downtown Unique Communications Inc. Vantage Enterprises Inc. Vehicle Venture Verico Equity Plus Mortgages Inc VIA Rail Canada Inc. West Windsor Power Westminster IDA Prescription Centre WFT Investments Ltd. Windsor Beauty & Esthetics Supply Inc. Windsor Club

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SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR MEMBERS Douglas Marketing Group

Ted Farron’s Gourmet Butcher Shop Inc.

Douglas Marketing Group, located at 4960 Walker Rd., Unit 2, is a full-service advertising agency that serves Ontario and Michigan and the international marketplace. Their experienced team creates unparalleled results for their clients in a variety of media.

Located at 3838 McGregor Blvd., Ted Farron’s Gourmet Butcher Shop has been serving top grade meat and top notch service to the citizens of Windsor and Essex County for more than 26 years.

The company is celebrating over 20 years of fuelling innovation, boasting an impressive portfolio, and offering a plethora of options in terms of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations, and Internet Strategy.

Farron offers great products at his shop, such as Canadian Black Angus Steaks, Fresh Ontario Lamb, Provimi Veal, and select Pork Products, among others. New this year is a line of Natural Beef, which is antibiotic-free, has no growth hormones, and is fed a 100% vegetarian diet.

DMG works hard to streamline their processes, ensuring their account executives, creative and production teams understand the deliverables and adhere to timelines and budgets. Each project undertaken at DMG is executed within a complete guideline. The company prides itself on excellent and continuous communications with their clients, detailed project estimates, tracking and reporting.

Besides working at his Butcher Shop five to six days a week, Farron is the Chairman of Cornerstone for Caring, a fundraising campaign for the new mental health hospital at the Windsor Regional Hospital. “Our goal was to raise $7.5 million, and we’re about there,” he said.

DMG continues to grow and has added three new members to their Online Digital Division. “Our clients are realizing the value of an electronic mix that includes strong social media, mobile-friendly websites, electronic brochures, video production, SEO and email campaigns,” explained Liz Farano, VP Marketing/Creative Director at DMG. DMG’s Online Digital Division is currently offering a 15% discount for members of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce for the development of their mobile website and/or electronic brochures. As for the future of DMG, the company strives to stay ahead of the curve. “We have refreshed our brand and will be launching our new website family this summer,” said Farano.

“We’re going to have a state-of-the-art mental health hospital right here in Windsor, so people won’t have to go visit their loved ones in London anymore. After we complete this at the end of June, they’re going to be breaking ground on a children’s mental health hospital on the same campus on Prince Road,” Farron explained. Farron, who is also a boxing coach, is getting ready to send Mary Spencer to the Olympics to represent Canada. “She’s favoured as one of the athletes to get a medal,” Farron noted. Additionally, Farron will be the incoming Chairman of the Board of Governors for St. Clair College. For more information visit www.farronsbutchershop.com

For more information visit www.experiencedmg.com

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Photos Courtesy Moe Malik


Congratulations to all BEA Winners & Finalists and a Special Thanks to Everyone that made the 2012 Business Excellence Awards amazing!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Automotive Luncheon

76th Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Chamber Ball

Featuring Automotive Analyst Dennis DesRosiers

Monday, June 11, 2012

LOCATION

LOCATION

Kingsville Golf and Country Club 640 County Rd. 20, Kingsville

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 Caesars Windsor 377 Riverside Dr. E.

LOCATION

Caboto Club 2175 Parent Ave.

TIME

6:00 p.m.

TIME

TIME

11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

TICKETS

Plan to play in this high profile and well attended tournament. It is a great day to expand your network and bring your game. Golf and power cart with GPS, lunch and dinner, registration gift, specialty prizes, and more.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $35 Members, $40 General Admission

JOHNSON INSURANCE AFTER BUSINESS THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 LOCATION

On the Green 354 Croft Dr., RR #1, Tecumseh TIME

5:00 P.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A Gala Event, recognizing and celebrating the outgoing Chair of the Board, Jennifer Jones and her contribution to the Windsor-EsseX Regional Chamber of Commerce and its members. Also honouring the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Sandra Pupatello. Plan on attending this elegant evening to honour two amazing Windsorites!

Attendance is limited so register on-line today. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call Barb at (519) 966-3696 Ext. 31.

Jennifer Jones

Sandra Pupatello

Register for all events online at windsorchamber.org/events

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