VOLUME 46 I No. 11 - 12 I BUSINESS BRIEFS
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Charron Director-Recruitment Services, Lucas Professional Search Group
Director-Business Development, LucasWorks/Lucas Professional Search Group
Paul Schlosser Customer Success Manager, Pareto Business Group
Photo courtesy: Mike Kovaliv Photography for Snapd Windsor.
TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
EMERGING LEADERS GROUP
WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION SERVICES
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STAFF Matt Marchand, President & CEO
Marianne Burke, Director of Events
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Caitlin Hildenbrand, Assistant to the Director of Sales & Marketing
Barbara Malmberg, Event Coordinator
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Letter from the President & Chair Welcome to the latest edition of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Briefs! The 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards are taking place April 20 at Caesars Windsor and will be here before we know it! Tickets are on sale online. You don’t want to miss one of the biggest events of the year and the chance to celebrate business excellence in Windsor-Essex. The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has been busy advocating for the local business community. On September 30 we hosted the much-anticipated and sold out Federal Election Debates, helping to set the agenda locally on such issues as Auto Strategy, Bill C-290 (Single Sports Betting), jobs, economy, health care and transit. Along with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Chambers across the province, we called on the provincial government to outline the details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
MATT MARCHAND PRESIDENT & CEO
Later that month, we partnered again with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to release a report in response to the government’s decision to implement a province-wide cap and trade system by 2020, demonstrating our desire to take action in addressing climate change while ensuring our cost structure remains competitive. The report, Clean Profits, is available on our website at www.windsoressexchamber.org. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal was signed in October and the Chamber has been busy advocating on the region’s behalf with Canadian Chamber of Commerce staff on the ground in Atlanta providing regular updates to our members. We’ve been keeping busy with Events this Fall, including networking events such as September After Business at The Bull & Barrel Urban Saloon on September 24, October After Business at Glos Associates Inc. on October 22, and partnered with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders group for All The Wiser’s on October 5. In October, we partnered with the Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone du Centre Sud Ouest de l’Ontario, Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership, Workforce WindsorEssex, Collège Boréal, New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc., Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Fédération des Communautés Francophones et Acadiennes, Destination Canada, and the Government of Ontario for the Accessing Global Talent employer information session on October 2, and and partnered with the Ontario Association of Architects for Architecture is an Economic Driver on October 14.
Dr. Janice Forsyth CHAIR
The 16th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon took place on October 23, and as always was an excellent event celebrating outstanding students.
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 2015-2016 Board of Directors Dr. Janice Forsyth Chair** President Foresight Management Consulting Mr. Marty Beneteau Director Editor-in-Chief The Windsor Star Mr. John T. Clark Treasurer** Partner Clarks LLP Mr. Adam Davis Vice Chair** President Next Dimension Mr. Irfan S. Daya Director Chair - Finance & Taxation Committee Vice President, Commercial Financial Services & Agriculture Royal Bank of Canada Mr. Steve Deneau Director Vice President - Business Development WFCU Credit Union Mr. David Diemer Director Chair - Environment & Energy Committee Associate Dillon Consulting Limited Mr. Romeo Girardi Director Executive Vice President Farrow Mr. Carl Hooper, CPA, CA Director Assurance and Business Collins Barrow Windsor LLP Mr. Jason Ilijanic Director Manager of Business Development TD Commercial Banking
Mr. Scott Jenkins Director Director of Advertising Caesars Windsor Ms. Maureen Lucas Vice Chair** President Lucas Professional Search Group Mr. Rocco Lucente P Eng Director Chair - Transportation Committee Owner R Lucente Engineering Inc Mr. Jeffrey MacKinnon Chair Elect** Partner McTague Law Firm LLP Dr. Francine Schlosser Director Professor, Odette School of Business Director, Research and Interdisciplinary Learning, EPICentre University of Windsor Ms. Andrea Seguin Director District Manager Union Gas Limited Mr. Owen Stibbard Director Chair - Membership Committee Scientific Specialist Jamieson Natural Sources Vitamins Dr. Alfie Morgan Director Emeritus Non-Voting Professor Emeritus of Business Administration University of Windsor ** denotes member of executive committee
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Meet our Board Dr. Janice Forsyth
Chair** President, Foresight Management Consulting
Mr. Matt Marchand
Mr. Jason Ilijanic
Director Relationship Manager, TD Commercial Banking, Southwestern Ontario Region
Mr. Scott Jenkins
President & CEO, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
Director Director of Advertising, Caesars Windsor
Mr. Marty Beneteau
Mr. Rocco Lucente P Eng
Director Editor-in-Chief, The Windsor Star
Mr. John T. Clark
Director Chair: Transportation Committee Owner, R Lucente Engineering Inc
Ms. Maureen Lucas
Treasurer** Partner, Clarks LLP
Vice Chair** President, LucasWorks! (Windsor) Inc.
Mr. Adam Davis
Mr. Jeffrey MacKinnon
Vice Chair** President, Next Dimensions Inc
Mr. Irfan S. Daya
Director Chair: Finance & Tax Committee Vice President, Commercial Financial Services & Agriculture Royal Bank of Canada
Mr. Steve Deneau
Director Vice President - Business Development, WFCU Credit Union
Mr. David Diemer
Director Chair: Environment & Energy Committee Associate, Dillon Consulting Limited
Mr. Romeo Girardi
Director Executive Vice President, Russell A. Farrow Limited
Mr. Carl Hooper CPA, CA
Director Partner, Collins Barrow Windsor LLP
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Chair-Elect** Partner, McTague Law Firm LLP
Dr. Francine Schlosser
Director Professor, Odette School of Business Director, Research and Interdisciplinary Learning, EPICentre, University of Windsor
Ms. Andrea Seguin
Director District Manager, Union Gas Limited
Mr. Owen Stibbard
Director Chair: Membership Committee Scientific Specialist, Jamieson Natural Sources Vitamins
Dr. Alfie Morgan
Director Emeritus Non-Voting Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, University of Windsor
In Our Community
Congratulations to New Start Ups Bram Canada Inc. Staffing Solutions and Kindigo Capital Inc. Congratulations to Anne’s on the Avenue on their new location! Congratulations to Advanced Basement Systems who was recently honoured as the number one dealer in all of Canada by Basement Systems Inc., the world’s largest basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair network. Of a network with over 300 dealers across the U.S. and Canada, Advanced Basement Systems was awarded 28th out of the top 50 dealers and was also awarded for 25 Miles of drainage installed in homes. The ranking placed Advanced Basement Systems as the top Canadian dealer within the network. Congratulations to Brave Control Solutions for being ranked 30th place in PROFIT Magazine’s 27th Annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at www.PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth. Brave Control Solutions made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 2470%. For more information, visit www.bravecs.com. Keep your members and customers up to date with Conceive-IT Events. This open calendar system allows people to subscribe to your events Calendar. Conceive-IT Events allows for easy management of multiple calendars which can be designated to specific groups. People who sign up want to know what you have going on. Display show or game times, sales, or availability on the same calendar they use every day. Conceive-IT Events. Simple. Real Time Calendars. For your Community. Create an account for free today and receive 6 months of Events for free. Use promo code: WERCC64FREE Contact Mike Bacarro firstname.lastname@example.org. The Essex Region Conservation Authority created a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to aid in targeting water quality issues. “A DEM is actually a 3D representation of the earth’s surface,” explained Richard Wyma, ERCA’s General Manager. “Much like a photograph, it is made up of pixels.” In photos, each pixel represents a colour value, in the DEM, each pixel represents an elevation value. For more information contact Danielle Breault Stuebing, Director of Community Outreach Services, at email@example.com.
On September 18, FASTSIGNS® of Windsor announced the winner of its 15th anniversary giveaway contest at its open house celebration. Complete Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre received the most votes and won a free digital sign and custom digital signage content. To learn more, visit www.fastsigns.com/658 or call (519) 948-8181. Jamieson Vitamins is teaming up with a non-profit organization focused on bringing essential nutrition to children around the world through vitamin supplementation. The joint effort with Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Vitamin Angels is designed to help 500,000 children in Canada and around the world affected by what is known as “hidden hunger.” Under Jamieson’s Share the Health program, which ran from August 17 to October 31, a certain percentage of its sales in Canada was be donated to programs run by Vitamin Angels. Congratulations to The Job Shoppe on ranking 121 out of 500 Canadian companies for five-year revenue growth of 565% on PROFIT Magazine’s 27th annual list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. For more information visit www.thejobshoppe.com. Robert Scussolin, TVCOGECO Manager, is proud to announce the return of another season of Windsor Spitfires hockey on The OHL. TVCOGECO has been providing coverage of the Spitfires and the OHL since 1986 and will televise all 34 homes games in HD. Fans will still be able to watch the games on Channel 11 or Channel 700HD. For more information contact Scussolin at (519) 972-4016. Grow On encourages individuals and corporations to register and raise pledges to support local men’s health. The proceeds were initially designated to the In Your Jeans campaign from the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Grow On takes place in November in support of local prostate cancer awareness, treatment and research. For more information visit www.growonwindsor.com. On September 11, Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) marked the opening of their newest retail location on the campus of the University of Windsor with an official ribbon cutting. This new retail location is the credit union’s ninth retail location in WindsorEssex and is located in the UWindsor Innovation Centre on the corner of Wyandotte and Sunset. For more information visit www.wfcu.ca.
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EVENT PHOTOS September After Business at The Bull & Barrel Urban Saloon
Photos by Snapd Windsor
Architecture is an Economic Driver
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Federal Election Debate 2015
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October After Business at Glos Associates Inc.
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CHAMBER NEWS Congratulations to Recipients of ATHENA Scholarships The ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the 16th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, October 23. Guest speaker for this year’s luncheon was Patti France, President of St. Clair College on “Finding a Balance between Work & Self”. The luncheon featured three local young scholars who were presented with their official ATHENA Scholarship Awards. This year’s recipients are: Sarah Davidson (Western University), Jordynne Ropat (Western University) and Sara Santarossa (University of Windsor). Congratulations! Photo by Snapd Windsor
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Requests More Details and Express Concerns about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is requesting all documents including side agreements with respect to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) be released. The TPP has been agreed to, but not ratified by the 12 participating nations. “There is still some differing commentary and perspectives with respect to the TPP and its impact on the auto sector,” said Matt Marchand, President & CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. “With our local economy being engaged heavily in the automotive sector, the documents are necessary for the membership and the community.”
TPP would create arguably the world’s largest free-trade zone, quite possibly the largest trade deal Canada has ever negotiated. Marchand also wants to see what rules on potential currency manipulation were agreed to by the signatories. “Reviewing the full documents and details of the TPP agreement and the related materials will help determine the impact of the TPP and help position our members and the region accordingly,” Marchand stated. For more information, visit www.windsoressexchamber.org.
“We want to make sure that any trade deal improves our competitive position,” Marchand added.
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Formed in 2014, The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders has been successful in bringing together the future generation of leaders in Windsor-Essex. Creators Jennifer Charron (DirectorRecruitment Services, Lucas Professional Search Group), Vanessa Burns (Director-Business Development, LucasWorks/Lucas Professional Search Group), and Paul Schlosser (Customer Success Manager, Pareto Business Group) developed the group of more than 80 members with the intention of providing future leaders with the guidance, network and mentorship to be successful in their careers. The group hosts casual events in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce where Emerging Leaders can network with fellow young professionals. The group also offers free educational seminars with expert keynote speakers. “Windsor is full of talented, knowledgeable, and driven young business professionals who are making a difference in the community. Emerging Leaders gives young professionals the opportunity to create connections as we build our futures here in Windsor-Essex,” stated Burns. “We are all at a similar career level and it will be exciting to see where these connections will take us in ten or twenty years.”
Each Emerging Leader brings something different to the group. Many of the members come from different industries, professional positions and stages in their career, however everyone has the same goal - supporting their fellow Emerging Leaders. “Through our Lunch & Learns and Chamber events we are learning and connecting with one another and growing our professional networks,” said Charron. The group has received positive feedback not just from its members but from local community leaders, many asking how they can get involved. Schlosser says, “It is great to have received such wonderful support and interest in our group from local seasoned professionals. Many have come out to speak at our events and are invested in Windsor’s future leaders.” For more information on The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders and how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION SERVICES
How to “Get It” - Health & Safety for Your Small Businesses: Let’s Make This Easier
You’ll find helpful links and downloads in the WSPS Roadmap for Small Business (look for it on www.wsps.ca/smallbusiness) for the basic documents that form the foundation of the Occupational Health & Safety Act:
The bedrock on which an organization’s efficiency and innovation stands is healthy and safe employees. If your workers are physically or mentally hurt or ill, they can’t focus on being productive and providing good customer service to help grow your business, however much they might like to.
• Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
“Workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities fall into the arena of preventable risk,” says Paul Mansfield, Account Manager with our trusted partner, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS). “One critical incident can wipe out an entire business. That’s risk on a grand scale. Small businesses need to see health and safety as an investment in productivity, sustainability and profits, as well as in their reputation and corporate image.” WSPS has laid out the basics for small businesses in six critical steps to an effective health and safety program. The first in the series addresses how to “get it.” What is the “it” you need to get? It is a straightforward, practical to-do item, a basic first task you must complete to start you on your way, and one that acknowledges that safety is part of human nature. We look out for workers in the same way we look out for family members: it’s our collective responsibility as fellow human beings.
Get the basic first task behind you The first thing you need to do on your way to a health and safety program is post mandatory documents where Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors expect to find them. Why is this so important? Because it’s the law, for one thing. The OHSA requires you to post specific items on a bulletin board where everyone can see them, such as the entrance hallway or the lunch room. “Your health and safety board is often the first stop an inspector will make, regardless of industry,” says Mansfield. “If your board isn’t up-to-date, it sends a signal - much like a poor overall health and safety record - that bigger issues are lurking just out of sight. The completeness of your board goes a long way toward demonstrating goodwill and due diligence.” Another reason updating your board is important is because it’s one giant, simple, feel-good tick mark that will nudge you into the slipstream of steps two to six.
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• Regulation 851, Industrial Establishments • Regulation 414, Farming Operations (if applicable) • Employment Standards Act (ESA) Poster • “Health and Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here” Poster • Your Company’s Health and Safety Policy • Your Company’s Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy • Regulation 860, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) • Designated Substances Information (if applicable) • Occupational Health and Safety Explanatory materials • WSIB Form 82 – “In Case of Injury at Work” Poster • Regulation 1101, First Aid • Emergency services and numbers It’s an easy first step, and a simple way to avoid penalties. Why is it so easy? Because Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), our health and safety partner, also provides a Health and Safety Starter Kit that will provide you with almost everything you need.
Let’s make this easier You deserve to be on the simplest, fastest path to a healthy, safe and productive workforce. Check out all six steps to an effective health and safety program in the Roadmap, How-To Guide, and other resources offered on the WSPS Small Business Safety Made Easy, and find out how to get it, do it, write it down, watch for it, report it, and find it.
MEET YOUR NEW FELLOW MEMBERS 2476310 Ontario Limited Car & Truck Rental Patricia M. Duke, Owner 160 Eugenie St. W. Windsor, ON N8X 2X6 Phone: (519) 966-7070 email@example.com Angileri Kitchen & Bath Centre Kitchen & Bath Fixtures Frank Angileri, President 1825 Manning Rd., Suite 100, Upper Tecumseh, ON N8N 2L9 Phone: (519) 979-7666 Fax:(519) 979-5666 firstname.lastname@example.org www.angilerikitchenandbath.com Anne's On The Avenue Clothing & Accessories - Women's Anne Waters, President 1695 Manning Rd. Tecumseh, ON N8N 2L9 Phone: (519) 979-7735 Fax:(519) 979-5424 email@example.com www.annesontheavenue.com Applied Nano Surfaces Automotive Industrial Coatings Andreas Waller, Director of Sales - North America 420 Stonebrook Blvd. Lakeshore, ON N8N 5H2 Phone: (519) 996-5100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.appliednanosurfaces.com Bram Canada Inc. Staffing Solutions Recruiting Sean MacNeill, Director of Operations 624 Chilver Rd. Windsor, ON N8Y 2K2 Phone: (519) 973-3231 email@example.com www.bramcanada.com
Essex Linen Supply Ltd. Linen & Mat Rentals Joyce Stoyshin, Vice-President 959 Drouillard Road Windsor, ON N8Y 2P6 Phone: (519) 258-3377 Fax:(519) 258-3378 firstname.lastname@example.org Kindigo Capital Ltd. Capital Investments Bosko Kacarevic, President 2679 Howard Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 3X2 Phone: (519) 915-7477 email@example.com www.kindigo.com LBM Consulting Ltd. Insurance - Life & Financial Planning Len MacLachlan, President 429 Exmouth St., Suite 200 Sarnia, ON N7T 5P1 Phone: (519) 337-0807 Fax:(519) 337-7822 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lbmconsulting.com Life’s Beat Healing Arts Tammy Oosterbaan, Owner Windsor, ON Phone: (519) 996-4011 email@example.com
Mister Mat Mat Rental & Cleaning Joyce Stoyshin, Vice President 959 Drouillard Rd. Windsor, ON N8Y 2P6 Phone: (519) 258-3377 Fax:(519) 258-3332 Nexus Financial LLC Management Consultants Eric Sauve, Managing Partner 416 Lincoln Rd. Windsor, ON N8Y 2G5 Phone: (519) 992-5756 firstname.lastname@example.org Royal Limousine of Windsor Transportation Services Ryan Eagen, Owner Phone: (519) 254-0001 email@example.com www.royallimousinesofwindsor.com Telus Telecommunications Marcy LeBlanc, Channel Manager Windsor, ON Phone: (519) 990-4824 firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro City Paving Ltd. Paving Contractor Frank Brunetto, Vice President Phone: (519) 253-3434 Fax:(519) 250-5341 email@example.com www.metrocitypaving.com
DO YOU HAVE OUR LOGO ON YOUR WEBSITE? Let our community know that you are a trusted resource.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE ASSIST OUR MEMBERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR FINANCIAL GOALS THROUGH MARKETING INITIATIVES? KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CHAMBER? Contact Sherri Gowman, Director of Sales & Marketing, to consider membership with us and to learn about potential savings in conjunction with our programs. firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 966.3696 ext. 223. WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHAMBER’S AFFINITY PROGRAMS AND OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS? Visit us at www.windsoressexchamber.org and click on Membership then Benefits. We are here to assist you with your membership! Contact Caitlin Hildenbrand, Assistant to the Director of Sales & Marketing, at email@example.com or (519) 966.3696 ext. 230. Please note, the members listed above are only for the months indicated. For a full Membership Directory please visit www.windsoressexchamber.org or for a personal copy contact Caitlin. 9 I WINDSORESSEXCHAMBER.ORG
STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP Returning Members â€“ August & September 2015 AIDS Committee of Windsor
Dr Disc Records
Penalty Box Too Inc.
TransForm Shared Service Organizations
Baymar Supply Ltd.
Elevation Health - Nantais Chiropractic
Peter Anthony Design Ltd.
The Trophy Boys
Beckar Engineering Ltd.
Express Employment Professionals
Phoenix Jewellers Inc.
Tyler Hard Chrome Inc.
Bell & Brace - Brass and Woodwind Repairs
Fibro Laepple Technology Ltd.
Popp Russo Leno LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario Brentwood Recovery Home Brown & Associates Financial Services CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Canadian Auto Stores Ltd. Centoco Plastic Ltd. Corporate Sign Source Corvette Depot
Goodwill Industries Essex-Kent-Lambton Hiatus House Hotham Building Materials Inc. HWard Communications Inc. Ikon E.D.M. Services Inc. Insight Advantage Inc Ion Cernat (Owner/Operator) Trucking Jean M. Allen
Pupatello & Sons Ltd. General Contractors Riverside Elevators Inc. Rogers Pool & Spa, Billiards & Darts Sandler Training Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
WESCO Distribution Windsor CARSTAR Collision WindsorEssex Community Foundation Windsor Essex County Health Unit
Seguin Financial Group Ltd.
Windsor Pride Community Education and Resource Centre
Simpson's Fence Ltd.
Windsor Regional Hospital
Spartan Sling Manufacturing, Inc.
Windsor River Cruises
Windsor Essex County Family YMCA WorkSmart Safety & HR Solutions
Dale Carnegie Training
Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario
David Moncur Engineering
L K Distributing Inc.
Sutherland Global Services Ltd.
Toldo Corporation Services
DevMark Consulting Inc.
Mercury Products Co.
Doan Mold Finishing Inc.
Nedco, A Rexel Division
Town and Country Animal Clinic
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Wayne White's Fresh Meat and Deli
Spotlight On Our Members Renewing Member
Target Building Materials
Target Building Materials was a dream come true for founder Moe Drouillard in 1967. Target laid down roots as a specialty house for construction and building materials. In 1974 Greg Drouillard accepted the opportunity to begin what has been an amazing trek through Target’s evolution, which is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2017. Today, Target is an all-encompassing distribution business serving a wide demographic. It proudly serves all construction and building contractors and has positioned itself to serve the consumer market with a host of products that solve an array of homeowner challenges. Architectural and engineering firms that create specifications for the buildings they design oftentimes rely on the specialty knowledge of the highly trained staff that Greg assembled. Technical Training and Customer Care training are continually prioritized and contribute to Target’s longevity and success. Greg serves on numerous boards and associations: as a Director and President of the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Association, along with TORBSA, a Canadian Buying Group (current President), Associated Construction Distributors International, and has served as President of the LBMAO (Lumber and Building Materials Association). Additionally, Greg has volunteered for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, served as President of the LaSalle Youth Centre and is current Chairman for the Kingsville Community Policing Committee. Target has always provided funds for a wide range of Charities which are important in our community. The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is an important ingredient in the success of Target Building Materials as witnessed by its 48 year tenure as a member.
Life’s Beat delivers interactive music-making through the “Art” of Drumming. It is a life changing and healing modality which builds individuals, families, teams, groups, classrooms and communities in unity, health and wellness. Join Tammy Oosterbaan, workshop and drum circle facilitator, to celebrate the gift of life with one of the most primal instruments on earth. Tammy will inspire you with up-LIFTing, mood-SHIFTing and mind-DRIFTing rhythms to create synergy, love and peace. Tammy provides all drums and percussion, designing programs to meet your theme, needs or goals in her space or yours, or at a community gathering for up to approximately 100 people. For more information, to schedule a one-onone or group session, or to inquire about your free session, call Tammy at (519) 996-4011 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tammy connected with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce to spread the love and share with the community what it is that she has to offer, and how to reach her while she prepares her future website.
Lift, Shift and Drift LIFT all the pain, LIFT the loneliness, LIFT all anxieties, Release all the STRESS.
SHIFT into focus, SHIFT into fun, SHIFT into connection Merging as ONE.
DRIFT into your heart, DRIFT into your soul, DRIFT into your spirit, And just LET GO!
For more information visit www.targetsupply.com.
Members Only Savings Programs: As a member of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, you have access to numerous resources designed to advance the success of your business and provide you with exclusive benefits. For complete information visit us at www.windsoressexchamber.org/membership/membership-benefits/. Employee and business owner HEALTH CARE BENEFITS with our: CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE GROUP INSURANCE The Chamber offers access to Canada’s #1 group insurance plan – the Chambers Plan. The Plan operates as a non-profit and it is known for stable, pooled, competitive rates for firms from 1 to 100 employees. As well as health and dental coverage, you can customize your plan by selecting from a list of available benefits. Some of the Chambers Plan benefits, like Best Doctors and Business Assistance Services, are even included at no cost. HOME & AUTO INSURANCE With origins dating back to 1880, Johnson Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected providers of insurance and benefits in Canada. Today, the company is part of the global RSA group, with employees across the country dedicated to serving you better. Members who qualify for the PS Plan get
preferred rates, and access to a wide range of products and services. You receive personalized and convenient service. Highlights of the PS Plan include: 24-hour service, online access to your insurance coverage details, and interest-free monthly payments. You may also get extras on home and auto insurance. Contact www.johnson.ca/wercc or call toll free 1-800-5630677. Remember to identify yourself as a member of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce! OFFICE SUPPLY PROGRAM With our Office Max/Grand & Toy Office Supply Program, members save significantly on over 7,000 instock office supplies for next day delivery. Get the products you need, and the choices you want– for the best value. Your representative will review your preferred products to maximize your savings and develop an exclusive savings program based on your needs.
PAYMENT PROCESSING SAVINGS WITH FIRST DATA MERCHANT SERVICES First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, brings you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs. See the savings: Visa 1.49%, MasterCard 1.49% and Debit $0.05/Transaction (standard discount rates – additional processing fees may apply). UPS SERVICES! Chamber members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started today, visit www.membersbenefitprogram.com/WindsorCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377).
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Upcoming Events Wake Up Windsor Essex Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hosted by UofW EPICentre and UofW Catering Services
139th Annual General Meeting & Luncheon Friday, November 20, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave.
Holiday Party Friday, December 11, 2015 6:00 p.m. - Midnight Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr. E.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ALL MEMBERS INVITED TO ATTEND Featuring keynote address from Michael Cautillo, President & CEO, Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority Members are welcome to attend the business portion ONLY of the event at no charge with advance registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
December After Business Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Windsor Club in their new location, The Wiser's Reception Centre
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