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WE Harvest Festival – FOOD & DRINK VENDORS

The Chamber is excited about and looking forward to our inaugural WE Harvest Festival (September 9, 10, 11, 2016). We would love for you to be a part of it. If you are interested in being a vendor at this event please download the VENDOR APPLICATION, fill out the form and send back with all criteria met to the Chamber as soon as you can!

Members will receive first choice at spot location on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact the Chamber at 519-736-2001 or email at amherstburgchamber@gmail.com.

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New Event Coming to Amherstburg…Windsor Essex Harvest Festival

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New Windsor Essex “Harvest Festival” in development.

Amherstburg: ONTARIO (April 12, 2016) The Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the development of a new, regional Harvest Festival in Amherstburg, Ontario on the beautiful grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada on September 9, 10, 11, 2016.

Celebrating our rich agricultural heritage and local food and drink producers, this event will promote a growing industry of locally grown food, craft beer, fruit and grape wines, distilleries and thoughtfully resourced restaurants.

“The Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce is to be commended for stepping forward and creating a Windsor Essex Harvest Festival to celebrate local food and drink. This builds upon our culinary tourism strategy and provides a perfect setting on the banks of Fort Malden to showcase the best our region has to offer from products grown and/or produced in our own backyard”, says Gordon Orr; CEO Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

“We believe that holding premier events such as the Harvest Fest, allows us to celebrate the efforts of all local, engaged  businesses within our region; that’s what makes Windsor Essex incredibly special!” comments Tim Ternosky; president of the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce.

“Our region is blessed with a rich culture of place, source, people and product. Why not recognize the producers who work hard every day to bring local fare to the table?” adds event chairperson, Aldo DiCarlo.

Contact:  Chairperson; Aldo DiCarlo, Cell: (519) 819-8106

Email: aldodicarlo1@gmail.com

Please continue to visit www.facebook.com/WeHarvestFest/ for more information.

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BEA’s Winners Photo 2015

Small Business Sponsored by TD Canada Trust – Midway Home Appliance Centre

Large Business Sponsored by Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation – Meloche’s No Frills (absent from photo)

Excellence in Customer Service Sponsored by Nancy Greenaway, BMO Nesbitt Burns – Romano’s Specialty Meats & Italian Deli

Most Attractive Improvement Sponsored by the Dalhousie Bistro and Pied a Terre Decor  – Amherstburg Dental

Community Service/Community Involvement Sponsored by the River Town Times – Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Growth and Expansion Sponsored by Business Resource Centre- Families First Funeral Home

Investing in a World Class Workforce Sponsored by Workforce WindsorEssex – Sobeys

Excellence in Food Services Sponsored by Libro Credit Union – Artisan Grill (absent from photo)

Business Legacy Sponsored by WFCU Credit Union – River Town Times

Chamber Director’s Choice Sponsored by Dollars & Cents Investments – River Lights Winter Festival AND Art by the River/Gibson Gallery

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Business Excellence Awards 2015! and the Winners are!

Congratulations to the Winners of the Chamber Business Excellence Awards!
On Saturday February 20th, at Pointe West Golf Club, the Chamber celebrated with many business owners, the Mayor of Amherstburg Aldo DiCarlo, CAO John Miceli, Deputy Mayor DiPasquale, Councillor Leo Meloche, former MP Jeff Watson, and guest speaker Eddie Francis, Executive VP, Operations and Member Experience, WFCU Credit Union Credit Union. Everyone had a fabulous time mingling with their peers and cheering each other on…what a great night it was!! Congratulations to all the winners…
Small Business Sponsored by TD Canada Trust – Midway Home Appliance Centre
Large Business Sponsored by Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation – Meloche’s No Frills
Excellence in Customer Service Sponsored by Nancy Greenaway, BMO Nesbitt Burns – Romano’s Specialty Meats & Italian Deli
Most Attractive Improvement Sponsored by the Dalhousie Bistro and Pied a Terre Decor – Amherstburg Dental
Community Service/Community Involvement Sponsored by the River Town Times – Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Growth and Expansion Sponsored by Business Resource Centre – Families First Funeral Home
Investing in a World Class Workforce Sponsored by Workforce WindsorEssex – Sobeys
Excellence in Food Services Sponsored by Libro Credit Union – Artisan Grill
Business Legacy Sponsored by WFCU Credit Union – River Town Times
Chamber Director’s Choice Sponsored by Dollars & Cents Investments – River Lights Winter Festival AND Art by the River/Gibson Gallery
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Nominees for the 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards Announced Today!

…and the Nominees are! Here are the nominees for the 11th Annual Chamber Business Excellence Awards!
Get your tickets now for the ceremony Saturday February 20th, 5:15 pm at Pointe West Golf Club. $45/ticket, tables of 8 available. Bring your staff, friends and family to this fabulous event!
 

Winners will be announced that evening!

Small Business Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

  • The Mattress Depot
  • Salubrity Natural Health
  • Midway Home Appliance Centre

Large Business Sponsored by Windsor Essex
Economic Development Corporation

  • Rafih Auto Group
  • Meloche’s No Frills
  • Rexall Pharma Plus

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

  • Romano’s Specialty Meats & Italian Deli
  • Libro Credit Union
  • Heritage Tire Sales

Most Attractive Improvement

  • A La Mode Ladies Fashion
  • Beacon Ale House
  • Amherstburg Dental

Community Service/Community Involvement
Sponsored by the 
River Town Times

  • Park House Museum
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Firehorse Leadership Organization

Growth and Expansion
Sponsored by Business Resource Centre

  • Families First Funeral Home
  • Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
  • Fernandes Law Offices

Investing in a World Class Workforce
Sponsored by Workforce WindsorEssex

  • Season’s Amherstburg
  • Sobeys
  • Shoppers Drug Mart

Excellence in Food Services
Sponsored by Libro Credit Union

  • Naples Pizza
  • Artisan Grill
  • Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant

Business Legacy
Sponsored by WFCU Credit Union

  • Towne Shoppe
  • Ure’s Country Kitchen & Variety
  • River Town Times

ACOC Director’s Choice

  • Parks Department of the Town of Amherstburg
  • River Lights Winter Festival
  • Art by the River/Gibson Gallery
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Business Excellence Awards!

Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards 2015

January 13, 2016

Amherstburg, ON – The Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the upcoming 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards taking place on Saturday February 20th, 2016 at 5:30pm at Pointe West Golf Club (200 Golfwood Dr., Amherstburg, ON).

Guest Speaker Eddie Francis, Executive Vice President, Operations and Member Experience, WFCU Credit Union.  New Chamber President Tim Ternosky says, “It is with pleasure that we have Mr. Francis as our guest speaker, he is a proven strategic and entrepreneurial business and community leader and we are very excited to hear him speak”.

Dinner and awards ceremony to follow; tickets $45, available now at the Gordon House (268 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, ON). Call 519-736-2001 or email amherstburgchamber@gmail.com to reserve your spot. This event will sell out, only 200 tickets available.

The awards evening provides an opportunity to celebrate the many Amherstburg businesses that have made a significant contribution to community spirit, service and quality of life by demonstrating outstanding business leadership, innovation and success, and it’s such a great night to mingle with your peers”, states Monica Bunde, General Manager for the Chamber.

List of Awards:

Small Business under 20 Employees                                    Large Business over 20 Employees

Excellence in Customer Service                                                Most Attractive Improvement

Community Service/Community Involvement                    Growth & Expansion

Investing in a World Class Workforce                                     Excellence in Food Services

Business Legacy                                                                            ACOC Director’s Choice Awards

 

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11th Annual Business Excellence Awards

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held February 20th, 2016 at 5:30 pm at Pointe West Golf Club. Get your nominations in NOW! Nominate a business in one of the following categories:

  • Small Business under 20 Employees
  • Large Business over 20 Employees
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Most Attractive Improvement
  • Community Service/Community Involvement
  • Growth & Expansion
  • Investing in a World Class Workforce
  • Excellence in Food Services
  • Business Legacy
  • ACOC Director’s Choice Awards

Deadline for submission is January 22nd, 2016.

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

 

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Welcome New Directors!

December 3, 2015

Press Release:  New Executive and Directors at the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

The Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the new board of directors and executive board. The one year terms of the executive board came to an end after the Annual General Meeting which was held on November 25th at The Cellar Restaurant in Amherstburg. On December 2nd the Chambers first official board meeting was held at the Gordon House and a new executive board was nominated and voted in.

“At the Annual General Meeting four director spots were filled”, states Monica Bunde, General Manager of the Chamber. ”We have a full board now, 15 people. We’re looking forward to the future of the Chamber with the new directors and executive, it’s a great group of people, lots of ideas and enthusiasm”.

Executive Board

Tim Ternosky – President

Carolyn Davies – 1st Vice President

Bob Rozankovic – 2nd Vice President

Neda Thomas-Jahn – Treasurer

Chris Gibb – Past President

Directors

Ed Delisle

Scott Deslippe

Dan Gemus

William Hawksworth

Allan Halowski

Dorothy Kryworuchko

GayAnne Ledingham

Joseph Monteleone

Michael Scherer

Janet Willoughby

Outgoing President Chris Gibb says that, “it’s been a pleasure to serve with this board and to represent the interests of our members over my term as President. I’m proud to have nominated Tim Ternosky as our new President for the next one year term and glad he accepted. I look forward to helping him continue to represent our membership.”

New President Tim Ternosky states, “I’m honoured to have been nominated to take on this new role.  I’m positive that with my skill set and the support from the directors, we can continue to move the Chamber forward, providing beneficial support to our members and in turn the community. I have my business roots in Amherstburg and I am very motivated to continue to help our business community grow and succeed here.”

 

Great Places

Congratulations Amherstburg!

Downtown Amherstburg Neighbourhood has won the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for GREAT Places in Canada. Although we are not the grand prize winner, we are so proud because it was the PEOPLE that voted for us to win. As an event holder you know that it is all about the PEOPLE.

I’ve attached the link so that you can find out why we have won and see that the events, residents, businesses and historic sites within this neighbourhood all contributed to our nomination submission.

We are so proud as our Town moves forward in a positive light, showcasing all that we are and love. We hope you feel the same and want to share this good news with your contacts and social media outlets.

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In the Spotlight // Dr. Allan P. Halowski, Chiropractor

Dr. Allan P. Halowski, Chiropractor
436 Richmond St., #226-787-3736
 
Dr. Halowski and his wife Donna recently moved to Amherstburg. He has had a very active Chiropractic career and is looking forward to continuing that here in Amherstburg. He was a Governor on the board for the Canadian Chiropractic College in Toronto, and served on the executive council of the College of Chiropractors of Alberta as VP for 2 years and as President for 2 years. In 2007 he was awarded the Chiropractic Award of Excellence for the service to his practice, his community and his profession. 
Exercise has always been important to Dr. Halowski, he was a triathlete for 5 years and still loves swimming and cycling, hiking and mountain biking too.
Dr. Allan looks forward to serving you and as he has always done if there is an emergency a house call is only a phone call away! 226-787-3736.