In the Spotlight // Dollar$ & Cents Investment Inc.

Dollar$ & Cents Investments

Making A Positive Difference For You

 It’s time to make and investment decision. But perhaps your biggest fear is losing your hard earned money in the stock market; perhaps you’re not comfortable with risk or want better returns for the conservative portion of your portfolio. Where do you turn?

A DEPOSIT BROKER IS THE ANSWER. A Deposit Broker is an independent financial professional who specializes in GICs (Guaranteed Investment Certificates) and Term Deposits.  These investments can be placed in Open, RRSP, RESP, RRIF or LIRA accounts. It isn’t easy to find such a degree of specialization in a world that is inclined to focus on investments which carry higher risk and require sophisticated investor knowledge. This is where the investment professionals at Dollar$ & Cents Investments can help you. Frances DeDona, senior partner at Dollar$ & Cents Investments explains, “We have a team of educated, experienced, Registered Deposit Brokers (RDB) who are all members of the Federation of Canadian Independent Deposit Brokers Association (FCIDB), so you can take extra comfort knowing that they are committed to the highest standards of ethics and service.”

As Deposit Brokers, the team at  Dollar$ & Cents Investments & DFS Investments Inc. monitors interest rates nationally on a daily basis to help you get the best possible returns from a wide range of deposit instruments. Chip Thrasher, a partner and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), states, “We shop over 40 financial institutions daily to make sure we get our clients the best rates possible. Typically, we can find you rates that are higher than the bank-posted rates and there are no fees charged to clients for investing in a GIC. Higher rates can mean hundreds of dollars more in interest earned, without risk, whether you are saving for your retirement, a child’s education or a rainy day.”

Dollar$ & Cents Investments Inc. has been in the deposit brokering business since 1986 and in 2002, joined forces with DFS Investments Inc. to provide clients a wide range of financial products at the best rates possible. This is due to large dollar volumes placed through DFS Investments Inc. and their connections in the vast network of financial institutions.

The team at  Dollar$ & Cents Investments consists of Bev Bondy, RDB and Connie McGuire, RDB (the original owners of  Dollar$ & Cents Investments., with over 47 years of combined experience in the deposit brokering industry); Frances DeDona, RDB, Mutual fund Representative; Chip Thrasher, CFP, RDB, Mutual fund Representative, Life Insurance Representative, and Bonnie Hamelin, RDB, all of whom provide unbiased, impartial advice.   Dollar$ & Cents Investments/ DFS Investments Inc. offers access to many different types of GIC investments such as those of short term, redeemable and fixed terms. The financial institutions which Dollar$ & Cents Investments & DFS Investments Inc. represent are members of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), Assuris or a Provincial Protection Insurance plan. The CDIC insures eligible deposits from $1 to $100,000 per depositor (principal and interest combined) in each member institution, providing separate protection for joint deposits, deposits held in trust and deposits held in RRPSs and RRIFs. Provincial Protection Insurance plans are guaranteed without limits. Make your life easier and your savings work harder. Get a GIC specialist working for you!

421 Sandwich St. S., Unit #7, Amherstburg, ON  N9V3K8

phone: 519-736-4811     email:

In the Spotlight // Community Living Essex County

Community Living Essex County

Rethinking Disabilities! 

It’s possible…if you change your thinking.

RETHINKING DISABILITIES is what companies like Tim Horton’s, Loblaw Companies Limited, Sodexo Canada, Deloitte Canada, GE Canada, TD Bank and Walgreens have discovered that is revolutionizing their work forces and delivering bottom-line results.

Facts about Community Living Essex County
  • We support over 650 individuals of all ages as they develop their capacity to live, learn, work and participate in the community
  • Services and supports include; supported living, day supports, employment supports, family supports, Special Services at Home
  • We are a non-profit agency, incorporated in 1961 and employ over 600 employees and many volunteers; we are a Registered Charitable organization
  • The majority of our funding for services comes from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Additional funding is secured through donations and a variety of fund-raising events including the annual Ruthven Apple Festival and Jingle Bell Run/Walk and Wheel

Contact Information:

Tony DeSantis, Manager, Community Relations and Resource Development 

519.776.6483 ext.246

519.776.6972 fax

And the WINNERS are…

The Chamber of Commerce celebrated it’s Business Excellence Awards on Saturday February 21st at Pointe West Golf Club. Thank you to all that attended, it was a fabulous evening, one to remember!

Congratulations to all the Winners:

Small Business – Pied a Terre Home Decor

Large Business – Willowood Carefree RV Resort

Excellence in Customer Service – Bright Child Montessori

Most Attractive Improvement – Racicot Chrysler

Community Service/Community Involvement – House of Shalom

Growth and Expansion – Dan Gemus Real Estate Team Ltd., Brokerage

Investing in a World Class Workforce – Movati Athletic

Director’s Choice Award – Amherstburg’s “Gone Car Crazy” Show

Director’s Choice Award – Windsor Family Credit Union

Business Legacy – Duby’s Flooring & Decorating


Thank you to Libro Credit Union and the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation for sponsoring the evening!


Thank you to the Award Sponsors:

TD Canada Trust

Essex Community Futures Development Corporation

Nancy Greenaway, BMO Nesbitt Burns

River Town Times

Windsor Family Credit Union

Workforce Windsor Essex

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

Dollars & Cents Investments Inc.

Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

Libro Credit Union

10th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards 2014

Congratulations to all the Finalists in our 10th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards 2014.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner being held at Pointe West Golf Club on Saturday February 21st, 2015.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by Guest speaker Stephen Bolton, President and CEO at Libro Credit Union and awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber Office (268 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg), 519-736-2001, or email for more details. Tickets are $45 each and tables of 8 are available.

Congratulations to you all and a special thank you to our headline Sponsors, you contribute to the success of this event!

Libro Credit Union

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporatation


10th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards 2014 FINALISTS

Small Business under 20 Employees (Sponsored by: Toronto Dominion Bank)

  • Pied a Terre Home Decor
  • Ambiance Hair Design
  • Canadian Tire Gas+ Bar

Large Business over 20 Employees (Sponsored by: Essex Community Futures Development Corporation)

  • Willowood Carefree RV Resort
  • Richmond Terrace
  • Walker Aggregates Inc.

Excellence in Customer Service (Sponsored by: Nancy Greenaway, BMO Nesbitt Burns)

  • Bright Child Montessori
  • Gilligan’s Fire Grill Amherstburg
  • Pittao’s AutoCare

Most Attractive Improvement (Sponsored by: River Town Times)

  • I Dare Your Hair
  • Live Right Properties
  • Racicot Chrysler

Community Service/Community Involvement (Sponsored by: Windsor Family Credit Union)

  • Amherstburg Community Services
  • House of Shalom
  • The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Growth and Expansion (Sponsored by: Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation)

  • Dalhousie Bistro
  • Dan Gemus Real Estate Team LTD. Brokerage
  • Amherstburg Family Health Team

Investing in a World Class Workforce (Sponsored by: Workforce Windsor Essex)

  • Dollarama
  • Movati Athletic
  • Jones Group Inc.

Director’s Choice Award (Sponsored by: Dollar$ & Cents Investments Inc.)

  • Petra’s Family Dental
  • Amherstburg’s “Gone Car Crazy” Show
  • Creole’s Fruit Décor and Takeout

Director’s Choice Award (Sponsored by: Shores of Erie Wine Festival)

  • Meadows by the Lake
  • River Lights Winter Festival Committee
  • Windsor Family Credit Union

Business Legacy (Sponsored by: Libro Credit Union)

  • River Town Times
  • Duby’s Flooring & Decorating
  • Rags to Riches Upholstery