Nominations Open for 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards


The 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held May 9th, 2019 at Pointe West Golf Club. Get your nominations in NOW! Nominate a business in one of the following categories:

  • Business of the Year

    This business has leveraged innovation and demonstrated outstanding performance, effective leadership, responsive management and quality service over the years but particularly in the past year. Not only has this business achieved tangible performance improvements in efficiency, productivity, competitiveness and market share with their products or services, they have also developed excellent employee-employer relationships. The existence of this business is a true win for its community.

  • Professional of the Year

    The Professional Award is presented to a business that provides services to individuals or businesses. The recipient business executes best practices in all areas of their operation to ensure maximization of their capabilities and capacity. The recipient business demonstrates a commitment to the ongoing education, skills development or professional accreditation of its employees. e.g. lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, realtors, etc.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 

    The Entrepreneur Award is presented to an entrepreneur, in business for 1-4yrs., who has investigated the opportunities, weighed the risks, and has demonstrated significant business achievement and sustainable financial performance.

  • Non Profit/Charitable Award 

    The Non Profit/Charitable Award is presented to the not-for-profit business that has significantly contributed to the quality of life within the community and its citizens through its programming and/or activities.

  • Hospitality Award
  • The Hospitality Award is presented to an accommodation and/or food business that has improved the allure of the community by demonstrating commitment to excellence in hospitality/customer service, staff knowledge, quality and consistency of product, and community involvement. e.g. restaurants, cafes, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, street vendors, etc.
  • Employer of the Year

    Awarded to the business that has provided training to improve the skills, knowledge, safety and/or performance of their workforce. They have initiated innovative and creative programs to increase productivity of their employees.

  • Welcoming Accessibility

    Awarded to a business or organization that has reduced employment barriers and/or assisted employees with physical, communication or developmental challenges.

  • Excellence in Customer Service

    Awarded to a business or organization the is recognized by their customers as providing excellent customer service. The winner will be distinguished from other businesses by the fact that they have gone above and beyond for their customers.

  • Community Service/Community Involvement 

    Awarded to the business or organization that consistently plays an active role in making our community a better place to live by their involvement with charitable organizations, community benefits, sponsorships and committees.

  • Business Legacy

    Awarded to a business that has been in operation for ten years or longer, has demonstrated long term leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to the community.

  • New Business of the Year

    Awarded to a business who has been in operation less than two years that has experienced success in company growth, sales and service, profitability and employment creation.


Deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019.

Send an email to amherstburgchamber@gmail.com with your nominations, include why you nominated that business, it’s that easy!

Leadership in Horsemanship – Summer Day Camp

No experience with horses is necessary and all levels and skills of riders are fully accommodated for. Spaces are limited so please register early!

Contact Penny Stein for more information 519-324-7986 or visit www.facebook.com/Sarah.Parks.Horsemanship for more information.


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Amherstburg Blood Drive – Wednesday, December 18

Blood donor clinic in Amherstburg, for Wednesday, December 18th, needs your help.

Amherstburg Community Holiday Blood Drive

Libro Centre

3295 Meloche Road, Amherstburg

Wednesday, December 18

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Bring a friend, two or three and donate blood as a team

New Donors & Walk ins Welcome

Did you know that most blood donations are used within days. Donating blood is one of the most direct ways to help a patient in need of blood and blood products. Tap into your inner hero and save a life!

Thanks in advance for your support.

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LaSalle Blood Drive – Thursday, Nov 7th

In the LaSalle community, we are counting on the support of blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life. Currently, the LaSalle blood donor clinic scheduled, Thursday, Nov 7th, needs more donors!

Thank you for all your support and sharing this information with fellow colleagues and the public at large.

#GiveBlood #GiveLife


Sacred Heart Church

1425 Devine St.
Lasalle, ON, N9J 0C5

2:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.

Bring a friend, two or three and donate blood as a team

New Donors & Walk-ins Welcome


Did you know that most blood donations are used within days?  Donating blood is one of the most direct ways to help a patient in need of blood and blood products.  Tap into your inner hero and save a life!


Thanks in advance for your support.

A'burg Laundromat

In the Spotlight // Amherstburg Laundromat

Amherstburg Laundromat has been servicing Amherstburg and the surrounding communities for 2 years. Located in the heart of Amherstburg on the corner of Gore and Sandwich.

Amherstburg Laundromat is the trendy modern clean full-service laundromat that contains a wide variety of Maytag double and triple load washers and various large dryers.
We are capable of providing services for regular laundry, big blankets, comforters, carpets, camping items, and open 24 hours 7 days a week.

Our facility is equipped with heat and air-conditioning all year around for your comfort.
We also provide Free WiFi, TV, benches, tables, and chairs to ensure your stay is pleasant.
For your convenience we sell individual soap, softener, antistatic sheets, and laundry bags.
Pop, Candy and Chips vending machines are also available.
ATM and Change machine are on site.

Amherstburg Laundromat – Always Sparkling!

131 Gore Street, Amherstburg, ON
Call us at (226) 722-5120 and like our page on Facebook

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Ed Jovanovski Charity Golf Classic

Amherstburg Chevrolet Buick GMC announces first annual Ed Jovanovski Charity Golf Classic to be held on July 13
Registration now open

Amherstburg, April 18, 2017 – For immediate release
National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star and Olympic Gold Medal winner, Ed Jovanovski will be returning to his hometown of Windsor, Ontario with some of his celebrity NHL friends on July 13 to play in his first annual Charity Golf Classic. Hosted by Amherstburg Chevrolet Buick GMC the Ed Jovanovski Charity Golf Classic will be raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Research.

“I am honoured to be taking part in what I expect will be a fun and important annual event to support the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Ed Jovanovski. “Registration is now open and I encourage you to sign up. With your help we will be able to raise funds that will go towards making a significant difference in the lives of many people touched by this terrible disease.”

The Ed Jovanovski Charity Golf Classic will be held at Pointe West Golf Club in Amherstburg.  The tournament includes a day of golf, deli-style luncheon, Hole In One Prizes, a putting contest, live and silent auctions, dinner and more.  Registration is now open and spots are filling up fast.


“Thanks to Ed’s generosity and the support from sponsors, we anticipate this golf tournament to be a great success for an even greater cause,” said Scott Elliott, Dealer Principal Amherstburg Chevrolet Buick GMC.


For more information on registration details, or to find out how you can be a sponsor, contact Scott Elliott at 519-736-6451, ext 101.Point West Golf Tournament Poster-3-1

Amherstburg Home Health

In the Spotlight // Amherstburg Home Health Care

Amherstburg Home Health Care, locally owned and operated, has been servicing the community and surrounding areas for over 7 years. Our staff are experts in the healthcare field with extensive knowledge from nursing through chiropractic services. We look forward to getting you started on the road to maintaining the greatest amount of independent living possible and staying with you whenever you need us.

Our team is ready to serve you with no appointments necessary.

We provide numerous mobility options including but not limited to Scooters , Power Chairs , Manual Chairs , Rollators , and Walkers, and we have a large selection of Compression Stockings,  Custom Compression Garments, Massage Chairs, Bracing and Therapy needs.

Our approved store fully supports the ADP (Assisted Devices Program) sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Health and if financial assistance is required, our consultant will be more than happy to provide that information. Please ask us for further information.

You may benefit of our competitive rental program for short term needs. This is a great option especially if you do not have a benefits plan.

Our philosophy is customer-centred care where you, our customer, are the heart of our business !


433 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, ON

Call us at (519) 736-0972 or visit us at www.amherstburghomehealth.ca

Amherstburg Pharmacy

In the Spotlight // Amherstburg Pharmacy Compounding & Wellness

Amherstburg Pharmacy Compounding & Wellness has been servicing Amherstburg and the surrounding communities for over 9 years. Located at 433 sandwich street south we are the only pharmacy that has a drive-thru and provides compounding and addiction services.  You can count on our professionally-trained staff to make excellent recommendations to suit your every need.

Our pharmacy team can assist you with everything from blister packing to medication reviews.

Our state-of-the-are online ordering system website and app, with superior technology and support from our providers, is the most convenient system in the market.  It Provides the quickest, most cost effective and accurate services in the pharmacy industry. We offer free delivery and competitive over the counter pricing.  With seniors days everyday !

Amherstburg Pharmacy – the leader in community pharmacy services and products !

433 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, ON

Call us at (519) 736-2223 or visit us at apcw.ca


New President at Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber would like to announce that Carolyn Davies is the new president at the Chamber of Commerce.

Carolyn Davies has moved up from her role as the ACOC’s first vice president to the presidency after former President Tim Ternosky vacated the post after he had to move away due to work related reasons. Her ascension to the president’s job was approved by the ACOC at the board meeting Wednesday July 6.

“I’m really excited,” said Davies, a former town councillor and co-owner of the Bondy House Bed & Breakfast. “I think we can be more dynamic.”

Davies added she is “very honoured to have been moved into this position” and praised her predecessor.

“Certainly we will miss Tim as he was a good leader,” she said.

The ACOC has moved progressively to support businesses in Amherstburg for many years, the new president said, adding that it has made a move to support its downtown businesses as many towns have challenges in ensuring their downtown cores remain vibrant.

“The Chamber has strategically created events to bring activity to the downtown core,” said Davies, citing the July 22-23 Mardi Gras as an example.


Mardi Gras Street Party 2016!

The Mardi Gras Street Party is coming to Amherstburg again this summer! Make sure to get your tickets now on line at amherstburgstreetparty.com or at any WFCU Credit Union location, and at the Gordon House Tourism Office (268 Dalhousie St.).

Lots of exciting entertainment and buskers this year, expanded footprint to allow 3 more restaurants to participate and an exciting “Food Alley” which will bring the sweet taste of New Orleans to town with Beignets!

Visit www.facebook.com/AmherstburgStreetParty/ for all the entertainment and busker line ups and much more! See you there!