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NOV DEC2013 VOLUME 44 | No. 11 - 12 | BUSINESS BRIEFS Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, will speak at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s AGM on November 21, 2013. His book, Dream Job: My Wild Ride on the Corporate Side with The Leafs, The Raptors and TFC is available now

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CONTENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

WERCC | VOLUME 44 | No. 11- 12 | NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2013

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WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION

IN OUR COMMUNITY

NEW MEMBERS

SPOT LIGHT

STAY CONNECTED

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 & CEO Holly Connelly, Assistant to the President Sherri Dulcamaro, Director of Sales and Marketing Igor Siljanoski, Policy Manager Marianne Burke, Director of Events Crystal Van Aspert, Finance & Office Coordinator Lindsey Rivait, Communications Coordinator Kerri Day, Membership Service Coordinator Barbara Malmberg, Event Coordinator

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WELCOME

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO Welcome to another issue of the Chamber’s Business Briefs. We’ve had a busy few months with even more exciting events and policy/advocacy issues on the horizon. In September I attended the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting in Kelowna, BC where I presented the Windsor-Essex MATT Chamber’s proposed resolution on MARCHAND allowing provinces to decide on Single PRESIDENT & CEO Sports Betting. I’m pleased to report that we received national support from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce membership to have Senate pass Bill C-290, Single Sports Betting. The resolution also called for Bill C-290 to come into force before the end of 2013. Community involvement is important to the Chamber. I was the guest speaker at the New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc.’s Employer Appreciation Luncheon where I spoke on the importance of diversity and the Chamber’s work on our Immigrant Investor project. I was also a speaker at The National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation Convention and The Probus Club of Windsor-Essex.

WINDSOR-ESSEX REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ms. Carolyn Brown Chair** Vice President, Administration Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC

Mr. Adam Davis Director President Next Dimensions Inc

Ms. Maureen Lucas Director President LucasWorks! (Windsor) Inc.

Dr. Janice Forsyth Chair-Elect** President Foresight Management Consulting

Mr. Steve Deneau Director Vice President Business Development Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU)

Mr. Jeffrey MacKinnon Treasurer** Partner McTague Law Firm LLP

Mr. Ed Miles Past Chair** Tax Partner Miles & Co. Chartered Accountants Mr. Marty Beneteau Director Editor-in-Chief The Windsor Star

Mr. David Diemer Director Chair: Environment & Energy Committee Associate Dillon Consulting Limited Mr. Carl Hooper, CPA, CA, CFE Director Partner Collins Barrow Windsor LLP

Mr John T. Clark Director Chair - Finance & Tax Committee Mr. Jason Ilijanic Partner Director Clarks Barristers & Solicitors Relationship Manager TD Commercial Banking Mr. David S. H. Cree Southwestern Ontario Region Director Chair - Transportation Mr. Scott Jenkins Committee Director President & CEO Director of Advertising Windsor Port Authority Caesars Windsor

Ms. Andrea Seguin Director District Manager Union Gas Limited Mr. William Sivell Director Chair: Membership Committee Owner/Broker of Record Liberty Business Brokers of Ontario Ms. Ann-Marie Athavale Director Non-Voting Chair: ATHENA Committee VP - Sales/Marketing Empire Communications Inc. Dr. Alfie Morgan Director Emeritus Non-voting Professor Emeritus of Business Administration University of Windsor ** Denotes member of Executive Committee

I attended the Speech from the Throne in Ottawa in October as a guest of Jeff Watson, MP Essex. I was happy to see help with apprenticeship training to address the skills gap and renewed commitments to the Beyond the Border trade agreement as well as the Auto Innovation Fund. As for events, our second annual Windsor-Essex Tech Show was a great success. We saw many incredible exhibitors from WindsorEssex’s growing and vibrant tech sector and we heard from leading industry corporations such as Google and Blackberry. We also had numerous key speakers address our membership including Leader of Ontario’s NDP Andrea Horwath, Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara, and Dr. Deborah Kane at a Go For Health Luncheon. We have lots of great events coming up over the next few months. Our 137th Annual General Meeting and Luncheon is coming up on Thursday, November 21 and features guest speaker Richard Peddie, former President and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, speaking on “My Dream for Windsor-Essex”. All members are invited to attend. I hope you join us at the Multiple Business Holiday Party on Friday, December 6. This event gives small and medium sized companies an opportunity to celebrate with their staff, while at the same time networking and mingling with other businesses. We do all the work, you have all the fun!

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WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION

WINDSOR-ESSEX CHAMBER SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING CANADIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SUPPORT TO PASS BILL C-290, SINGLE SPORTS BETTING The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce was successful in receiving national support from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce membership to have Senate pass Bill C-290, Single Sports Betting. The resolution also called for Bill C-290 to come into force before the end of 2013. Matt Marchand, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, was in Kelowna, BC from September 28-30, 2013 for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, where he presented the Chamber’s proposed resolution on allowing provinces to decide on Single Sports Betting. The resolution was co-sponsored by the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce, the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, La Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “We are elated that Chambers across the country are in support of the Senate passing Bill C-290,” said Marchand. “We hope that the senate will listen to the Chamber’s vast network and do what is right for jobs and our economy—pass Bill C-290. The economic

and social benefits of passing Bill C-290 are significant—including job creation, an increase in tourism, and a legal alternative to single event betting.” Bill C-290 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Sports Betting) received all-party support in the House of Commons in March 2012 and has been stalled in the Senate since then. Bill C-290 would delete the specific provisions of the Criminal Code that make it illegal to bet on “any race or fight, or on a single sports event or athletic contest.” The provinces, under whose jurisdiction gaming has exclusively resided since 1985, would then have the policy lever to decide whether or not, and under what conditions, wagering on single sporting events will be permitted to occur. The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce thanks its resolution co-sponsors as well as local MPs Brian Masse and Joe Comartin, and the labour community including CLC President Ken Georgetti and Windsor and District Labour Council President Dino Chiodo. To read the resolution that was presented at the Canadian Chamber AGM, visit www.windsorchamber.org.

SIX TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING YOUR WORKPLACE HAZARDS According to the Ministry of Labour, a hazard is anything in the workplace that could hurt someone: it can be a practice, behaviour, tool or equipment, substance, condition, or combination of these. Here are six tips to consider when identifying hazards: 1. Know why the hazard assessment is needed. Employers and supervisors have obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to inform workers of hazards so that the workers can perform their duties safely. Employers and supervisors can’t meet these obligations without conducting hazard assessments, and eliminating or controlling the risks 2. Form an assessment team of at least two people (two will notice more than one). Include a manager or supervisor; they are required by law to know what the hazards are. Also include a fresh pair of eyes on the team—perhaps an employee from another work area, a colleague from another company, or an outside consultant. People familiar with the work often stop seeing hazards over time. Fresh eyes may catch something you miss, or bring complementary experience to the process. 3. Determine an approach. Will you identify hazards by season, work area, steps within the work flow, or equipment? What makes the most sense for your organization? Look for all types of hazards: musculoskeletal, slips, trips and falls, contact with machinery, driving, violence, chemical, cuts, burns, and psychological. 4. Do plenty of homework. Prepare for the assessment by collecting and reviewing existing information. Start by touring your workplace and talking with staff. Look for activities, equipment, tools, materials, chemicals and situations that could potentially result in an injury. Ask yourself “what if” for 4 | WINDSORCHAMBER.ORG

each situation. If you have records of hazardous materials, previous inspections, hazard or injury reports, review them as well. 5. Keep an open mind. Don’t assume any task, procedure or process is safe, just because no one has been injured yet. 6. Involve your workers. Ask staff for input on hazards and how they may be controlled. As they walk you through tasks step by step, ask questions like, “What’s happened in the past? What could potentially happen? If someone wasn’t trained, what could go wrong? If I were doing it, what could hurt me, and how badly could I be hurt?” Reducing risks serves the well-being of everyone in the organization, including owners and employers. Involving staff and taking visible action to protect their health and safety shows you care and will win their buy-in and support. For more information Look for simple, easy-to-use resources to help you assess your workplace hazards, provided at no cost by our trusted health and safety advisor, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS). Search on “hazards” at www.wsps.ca, and click on each tab for a full spectrum of support. Also, stay informed with timely information about occupational health and safety by connecting with WSPS on Twitter at www. twitter.com/wsps_news.


IN OUR COMMUNITY

IN OUR COMMUNITY investment services for personal, commercial and agricultural Members. Each year Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately owned staffing firm, hand-picks the top associates across North America and honours them with the esteemed Employee of the Year award. This year DylanMarissa Davis from the Windsor office was named Ontario Employee of the Year for her significant career growth and work ethic. For more information contact Sherry Kast, APR, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Express Employment Professionals at (405) 8405000 or Sherry.Kast@ExpressPros.com

Laser It! Salon & Medical Spa is celebrating 10 years of service! Over the last decade, Laser It! has expanded to offer a wide range of beauty and wellness services, including a full hair salon, medical and relaxation spa amenities, the Ideal Protein weight loss program, teeth whitening, and most recently a restorative procedure called EndyMed which offers skin tightening and body contouring. For more information, visit Laser It! at www.laser-it.ca

FASTSIGNS® of Windsor welcomes visual communications expert Rick Neufeld to their team. Neufeld has 13 years of marketing and branding experience, including traditional and digital printing, direct marketing and promotional products. To learn more about FASTSIGNS visit www.fastsigns.com/658-windsor-on

Noah Fleming, President of Fleming Consulting & Co. signed a contract with the publishing division of the American Management Association for the release of his first book, Evergreen, scheduled for a fall 2014 release. Evergreen is a funny, highly pragmatic and detailed playbook on customer retention, customer experience, and customer strategy. For more information, contact Noah Fleming at noah@noahfleming.com or visit www.noahfleming.com

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity WindsorEssex on their Stud Finder Party in September! Businesses, groups, individuals and families who sponsored a $100 stud had the opportunity to “find their stud” in the interior framing of the home. HFHWE also had a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its 2013 Windsor Build Project in October. These homes will be the 55th and 56th Habitat homes to be built since HFHWE first came to the region 19 years ago. For more information contact Pamela Breault, Operations Manager, at (519) 969-3762 ext. 29 or pbreault@habitatwindsor.org

Master Cleaners is on their way to making their business 100% environmentally friendly with upgraded equipment and green solvents and cleaning fluids. Owner Sam Abouzeeni has spent $250,000 on new equipment recently to assist with this goal, including a new Germandesigned and U.S.-built Multimatic Multi-Star 4 cleaner which can handle 25 kg loads every hour while filtering and distilling organic solvent so it can be recycled through the machine for repeat uses.

Radix plans to advance its business through its expansion into a brand new, 17,000 square foot facility in Tecumseh at 5140 8th Concession, capping off a “make-over” year for this innovative firm. Radix kicked off the make-over year profiled on CBC Television’s business reality show The Big Decision. Jim Treliving paired up with Radix, supporting the firm through a branding revamp. A change in name from “Radix Controls” to simply “Radix” along with a logo re-design started these innovators on a re-branding path. For more information, contact Shelley Fellows, Vice-President, Operations, at (519) 737-1012 ext. 240 or shelley.fellows@radixinc.ca

United Communities Credit Union is undertaking a complete rebuild of its Amherstburg location at 463 Sandwich St. S. The new branch will continue to offer a full range of products and services including online and mobile banking, borrowing limits over $10 million and

The Chamber congratulates and continues our support in the campaign to grow our community through the Via Italia Business Improvement Association’s “Seniorlicious”. Recognizing the tremendous investment and effort our region has put into attracting retirees to choose our area as their retirement destination, the Via Italia BIA is offering a special discount to seniors dining in the heart of Windsor’s Little Italy. The “Seniorlisicious” promotion offers seniors (55+) a 20% discount on food from Sunday to Friday between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Kim Spirou, BIA Director of Marketing, at (519) 551-3747.

Vollmer Inc., a multi-trade contractor, has been awarded the prestigious Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) R. H. (Hugh) Carroll safety award for the safest electrical contractor in its class in Ontario. This is the third consecutive time Vollmer Inc. has been awarded the ECAO commendation, and the sixth time in the past eight years the company has been chosen (2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013). For more information contact Tom Scully at (519) 966-6100 ext. 322 or tscully@vollmer.ca.

Congratulations to WESCO Windsor on their successful open house in September! The company hosted a day filled with food, drinks, prizes, and a chance to visit with their exhibitors. For more information about WESCO, contact Mike Reynaert, Branch Sales Manager - Windsor at (519) 948-9888.

Congratulations to the Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) on celebrating the opening of their newest retail location at 322 Sandwich St. S. in Amherstburg. This is the seventh location for the credit union and marks WFCU’s debut in the town of Amherstburg. For more information visit www.wfcu.ca

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PHOTOS

GO FOR HEALTH LUNCHEON

SEPTEMBER AFTER BUSINESS AT THE WINDSOR STAR

14TH ANNUAL ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON CONGRATULATIONS TO ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS! The ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the 14th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Olympic boxer Mary Spencer, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Congratulations to this year’s ATHENA Scholarship recipients: Julia Church (B.Sc. graduate in Honours Biochemistry from the University of Windsor), Christie Kluytmans (a student in the Public Relations program at St. Clair College), and Leslie Skakun (a third year student in the B.Sc. in Nursing program at the University of Windsor).

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON FEATURING ANDREA HORWATH, LEADER ONTARIO’S NDP

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THANK YOU

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON FEATURING TECUMSEH MAYOR GARY MCNAMARA

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has nearly 200 volunteers who generously volunteer their time and resources on committees and task forces that address issues in an effort to make Windsor and Essex County a more attractive community in which to live, work, and play. A special thank you goes out to our Committee Members and our Committee Chairs: David S. H. Cree (Transportation Policy Committee) Bill Sivell (Membership Services Committee) Jennifer Charron (After Business Committee) David Diemer (Environment & Energy Committee) Jason Ilijanic (Finance & Taxation Committee) Yvonne Pilon (BEA Committee)

Thank you to our volunteers for their time, dedication, and tireless efforts. You help make the Chamber the Voice of Business in Windsor-Essex! If you are a member and interested in getting involved in the Chamber, visit http://www. windsorchamber.org/membership/volunteers/

WAKE-UP WINDSOR-ESSEX AND LUNCH & LEARN THANK YOU! SPONSORED BY

SAVE THE DATE - MULTIPLE BUSINESSES, ONE BIG PARTY! WE DO ALL THE WORK, YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN! This event will give small and medium sized companies an opportunity to celebrate with their staff, while at the same time networking and mingling with other businesses. Let us take care of your office Holiday plans. You and your guests will enjoy a festive meal, gifts and giveaways in a fantastic holiday setting. Join us for a company Holiday party to remember! Friday, December 6, 2013 6:00 p.m. - Midnight 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour 7:30 p.m. Festive Dinner Buffet 9:00 p.m. Entertainment Caesars Windsor (377 Riverside Dr. E.) Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Prize donations welcomed! For more information, contact Barb Malmberg at bmalmberg@windsorchamber.org 7 | WINDSORCHAMBER.ORG


NEW MEMBERS

MEET YOUR NEW MEMBERS AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2013 Avalanche Construction Construction Services (Main) George Loiacono, Owner 10835 Mulberry Windsor, ON N8P 1T9 Phone: (519) 991-0432 avalanche-construction2011@hotmail.com Biocella Cosmetics (Main) Keith Caughell, President 191 Marine Drive Windsor, ON N8N 4K2 Phone: (519) 735-1968 biocella.intl@gmail.com http://www.biocella.com Blak’s Bakery Ltd. Bakeries (Main) Anthony Blak, Owner 1022 Langlois Ave. Windsor, ON N9A 2H5 Phone: (519) 253-4344 Fax:(519) 254-6346 blaks@live.ca The Children’s House Montessori - Lakeshore Private Schools (Main) Rosa Dynesen, Principal 444 Advance Blvd Tecumseh, ON N8N 5G8 Phone: (519) 727-8900 jrmontessori@gmail.com http://www.tchmontessori.ca First Solar Development (Canada) Inc Energy - Solar Products (Main) Kimberly Faucher, Regional Admin 5345 Outer Drive Unit 3 Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Phone: (519) 737-0830 Fax:(519) 737-0023 ontario@firstsolar.ca http://www.firstsolar.com Hub Creative Group Marketing (Main) John Lyons, Brand Strategist 252 Pelissier Windsor, ON N9A 4K2 Phone: (519) 992-1022 info@hubcreativegroup.com http://www.hubcreativegroup.com

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Hurricanes Restaurants (Main) Peter DiVincenzo, Co-Owner 3217 Sandwich St. Windsor, ON N9C 1A9 Phone: (519) 255-1833 Fax:(519) 255-1650 pdivine@gmail.com http://www.windsorsbestwings.com International Association for Human Values, Canada Associations & Organizations (Main) Susannah Rowley, President 160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600 Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3 Phone: (855) 247-3223 canada@iahv.org http://www.iahv.org It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique Bridal Shop (Main) Sarah Taylor, Store Director 1661 Front Road LaSalle, ON N9J 2B7 Phone: (519) 978-5003 Fax:(519) 978-0803 info@itsyourday.ca http://www.itsyourday.ca J.K Management Group, Inc. Property Management (Main) John Burrows, President 950 Ottawa Street, Suite 6 Windsor, ON N8X 2E1 Phone: (519) 798-1119 john@rentit2u.com http://www.rentit2u.com Lambton Accounting Services Accountants (Main) Robert Dunlop, Owner 1157 Ouellette Avenue Windsor, ON N9A 4K1 Phone: (519) 551-4941 Fax:(519) 969-6516 bob_dunlopcma@yahoo.ca Lasalle Montessori Inc. Private Schools (Main) Lindsey Thompson, Principal 6555 Malden Rd. LaSalle, ON N9H 1T5 Phone: (519) 734-7776 Fax:(519) 734-1003 tchmontessori@tchmontessori.ca http://www.tchmontessori.ca

The Man’s Shop Barbers (Main) Jon Brown, Owner 2587 Howard Avenue Windsor, ON N8X 3W4 Phone: (519) 968-1944 themannsshop@cogeco.net http://www.themansshop.ca Master Cleaners (1986) Limited Dry Cleaners (Main) Sam Abouzeeni, President 1081 Ottawa Street Windsor, ON N8X 2E3 Phone: (519) 258-2100 Fax:(519) 258-2114 mastercleaners@bellnet.ca Power Cycle Service Motorcycle Sales and Service (Main) Ignatius Power, Owner 3140 Walker Road Windsor, ON N8W 3R5 Phone: (519) 969-2339 Fax:(519) 969-5825 iggy.powercycle@gmail.com Real Mortgage Associates Mortgages (Main) Brad Carr, Mortgage Agent 59 Eugenie Street East Windsor, ON N8X 2X9 Phone: (519) 419-5515 Fax:(888) 257-0233 bradcarr@rmabroker.ca Video Duct Heating & Cooling Heating & Cooling Contractors (Main) Chris Eagen, President 1426 Victoria Ave Windsor, ON N8X 1P3 Phone: (519) 988-0007 videoduct@yahoo.ca http://www.videoduct.com

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE ASSIST OUR MEMBERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR FINANCIAL GOALS THROUGH OUR MARKETING INITIATIVES? KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CHAMBER? CONTACT

SHERRI DULCAMARO DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

sdulcamaro@windsorchamber.org or 519.966.3696 Ext. 23

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHAMBER’S AFFINITY PROGRAMS AND OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS? 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 CONTACT KERRI DAY FOR AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF OUR DIRECTORY EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS.


STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2013 RENEWING MEMBERS Beach Grove Golf & Country Club

Goodwill Industries Essex-Kent-

Paul Davis Systems of Windsor

The Summit Centre for Preschool

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor

Lambton

Paws for Love Inc.

Children with Autism

Essex

HBPO CANADA

Penalty Box Too Inc.

Sure Seal Roofing & Siding

Brown & Associates Financial

Hiatus House

Phoenix Jewellers Inc.

Sutherland Global Services Ltd.

Services

Hotham Building Materials Inc.

Popp Parete Russo LLP Chartered

Sylectus

CAA Travel (South Central Ontario)

Ion Cernat (Owner/Operator)

Accountants

TD Canada Trust

Canadian Auto Stores Ltd.

Trucking

Pupatello & Sons Ltd. General

Toldo Corporation Services

CapsCanada Corporation

Iron Mountain Records and

Contractors

The Trophy Boys

CMA Ontario

Information Management

Ready-Set-Go!

Tyler Hard Chrome Inc.

Continental Rail Gateway

Johnson Inc. Insurance

Remo Valente Real Estate (1990)

United Communities Credit Union

Dale Carnegie Training

L K Distributing Inc.

Limited

Limited

Dave Hitchcock Chevrolet Ltd.

Lacasse Printing Company Ltd.

RioCan Management Inc

Victoria Boutique

DevMark Consulting Inc.

Laser It Salon & Medical Spa

Riverside Elevators Inc.

Vollmer Inc.

Doan Mold Finishing Inc.

Lazare’s Fine Coats & Jackets at

Royal LePage Binder Real Estate

WAT Solutions

Dr Disc Records

Freeds

RT Precision Measurement

Wayne White’s Fresh Meat and Deli

Dundee Realty Management

Leisure Trailer Sales

RWDI

Wheeler’s Printing & Copying Ltd.

Corporation

LucasWorks! (Windsor) Inc.

Schwab’s Finest in Meats

Windsor CARSTAR Collision

Eastside Dental Office

M & M Designs Group Inc.

ShreeKarma Inc.

Windsor Crossing

Essex Condominium Corporation

Miles & Co Chartered Accountants

Silver Stitch Embroidery Inc.

Windsor Regional Hospital

#28

Morton Industrial Sales & Service

Simpson’s Fence Ltd.

Wright Health Centre Inc.

Export Development Canada

Ltd.

Spee-dee Auto Wash

Windsor Essex County Family

Famous Players SilverCity Windsor

Motions 1 By Windsor Theatrical

Spirou & Associates Public Relations

YMCA

Fibro Laepple Technology Ltd.

Supplies Inc.

and Philanthropy

Zehrs Food Plus (#0521)

G S Engineering Consultants Inc

Ontario Spring & Alignment

Store-N-Save LP

Golder Associates Ltd.

Overseas Motors

Strone

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SPOT LIGHT

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR MEMBERS NEW MEMBER

RENEWING MEMBER

J.K. MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.

SUTHERLAND GLOBAL SERVICES

J. K. Management Group, Inc., located at Suite 6 – 950 Ottawa St., is primarily a property management company that helps their clients maximize the cash flow earned by their assets and maximize their returns on investment. Their mission is to provide their clients with modern management and old fashioned customer service. They accomplish this by leveraging J. K. Management Group’s President John Burrows’ 20 years executive management experience of progressive size and complexity and five years of property operation experience. With the use of cutting edge web-based management operational systems, their website for marketing, and bright lawn signs for exposure, J. K. Management Group feels that they have leapt forward for the niche they pursue. Specifically, J. K. Management Group operates investment properties for non-institutional clients and provides leasing services to them and others.

Leadership, Commitment, Compassion. Celebrating its 27th year in operation, Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services. Sutherland offers an integrated portfolio of analytics-driven back-office and customer facing solutions that support the entire customer lifecycle. As one of the world’s largest private BPO firms, Sutherland is proud to employ more than 30,000 professionals across over 40 operation centres in Canada, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. With this robust pool of talent, the company is able to help its clients maximize their customer lifetime value and increase their competitive advantage by driving productivity and efficiency while delivering measurable results.

“We decided to join the Chamber because we felt it would lend us an opportunity for greater exposure to the community that we serve and to meet with other like-minded, local entrepreneurs,” said Burrows.

Sutherland Global Services proactively practices social responsibility through global and local programs committed to the environment, charitable giving, diversity, and outreach to the communities from where they operate.

For more information about J. K. Management Group, visit them online at www.rentit2u.com.

For more information, visit Sutherland Global online at www.sutherlandglobal.com.

TECH CORNER: THREE CORPORATE MOBILE DEVICE MUST HAVES FOR 2014 Mobility is the key to success in today’s business world. They have been for some time. But how does your business truly get a handle on the mobile devices attached to your business? Today, there are three emerging trends that will give you greater control over your business’ mobile device environment–and each is available through AlphaKOR’s partnership with N-Able technologies. Insight: Gone are the days of employees selecting their own mobile devices, and the corporation only paying the initial fees and monthly bills. Today, you can gain a deeper understanding of mobile device usage across your company with comprehensive reports ranging from Battery and Disk Usage, Device Composition, Model Composition, and more. Once you gain better knowledge of how your business utilizes their mobile devices, you’ll have the opportunity to streamline processes and procedures, and utilization protocols across the board. Protection: Critical and sensitive business data is literally walking around all over the place now that employees are taking your information everywhere they go. It is important to realize that when your businesses close for the evening and you lock the doors, your sensitive information is no longer locked away for the night. Consider this: 113 cell phones are lost or stolen every minute in the United States* *SOURCE: wwww.micro-trax.com/statistics If your corporate device is lost or stolen, AlphaKOR can find 10 | WINDSORCHAMBER.ORG

the device’s location, send it a message, lock the screen down, selectively wipe corporate data or wipe the entire phone! How do you currently enforce corporate security policies? AlphaKOR will apply a common set of policies that may include passcode requirements, lock down of the device’s camera or social apps, or purchasing through iTunes. Management: Corporate mobile device planning has never been so easy to manage! Standardize and pre-configure devices for fast and easy deployment. Set up profiles including Exchange, passcode, restrictions, VPN, and WiFi. I recommend every business with one mobile device consider Mobile Device Management. Mobile devices are being used in extremely innovative ways and are storing confidential corporate data and intellectual property. One mobile device ending up in the wrong hands could cause you and your business tremendous grief. A perpetrator could utilize your mobile device by sending out messages or malicious content to individuals in your contact list, access critical business infrastructure and information and retrieve personal material such as texts and calendar appointments. When you choose AlphaKOR for mobile device management, we will wipe or lock down your device within minutes of you contacting us. Let us manage your mobile devices today. Shawn O’Rourke, Director of Technical Services, in Partnership with Frank Abbruzzese, President of AlphaKOR Group


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UPCOMING EVENTS

MULTIPLE BUSINESS HOLIDAY PARTY 2013 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013

137TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 HOSTED AND SPONSORED BY LOCATION CABOTO CLUB 2175 PARENT AVE. TIME 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

LOCATION CAESARS WINDSOR 377 RIVERSIDE DR. E. TIME 6:00 P.M. – MIDNIGHT

We do all the work, you have all the fun!

DECEMBER AFTER BUSINESS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 LOCATION CAESARS WINDSOR, MEZZ NORTH 377 RIVERSIDE DR. E TIME 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

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Business Briefs - November/December 2013  

Members keep abreast of what is going on in the business community with the Business Briefs—a viable business-to-business forum for Chamber...

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