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.

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 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


11th Annual Business Excellence Awards


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 with your nominations, include why you nominated that business, it’s that easy!


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


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.”


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.

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.

In the Spotlight // St. Peter’s ACHS College School

St. Peter’s ACHS College School could be a great alternative for your son’s education. If your son qualifies, he could gain opportunities and advantages that students would not be able to acquire at most other schools. St. Peter’s ACHS College School offers small class sizes, and individualized academic programming which has students working at their own level and speed. Our unique program allows students to advance higher and faster academically than in most other schools. This particularly applies to Math, Language, History, Science, and Music.

Sports, athletics and play are also a huge part of our program. We strongly believe in the phrase, “A HEALTHY BODY A HEALTHY MIND”.

St. Peter’s ACHS College School is also a Roman Catholic Parochial School that welcomes both religious and non religious students. Our school is set up for active and athletic boys who want to succeed while having fun in the process. We are eagerly looking for new students (both day and residential) to join our school family. We want to grow and hope you can be a part of it. Our new location here in Amherstburg is great and is so much better than we had before. Call Peter at 519-736-2014 for more details and for a TOUR!

In the Spotlight // Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services

Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services 
When you are ready to take your venue to the next level, Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services will be there for you. This Amherstburg based business offers a unique variety of lighting possibilities in addition to DJ services. Special effects, lasers, haze and fog machines just to name a few. Whether it is a stag and doe, retirement or birthday party, corporate product launch, wedding or even a back yard party, Lights Sound Action can handle it all! For more information, please visit their website at or search Lights Sound Action Entertainment Services on You Tube or Facebook. Call Mike Chase 519-999-1118 for more information.

In the Spotlight // is a Canadian company offering equipment and parts for one of the greatest racquet sports that can be played indoors or outdoors. We carry a full Jokari set that includes all the equipment needed to play this fantastic 2 player game. The set includes 2 (one of a kind) paddles, rubber ball, elastic, and block. Jokari is a sport and game that can be played by kids, beginners, and advanced players. We also carry replacement parts. Start playing today! Contact Tom Moon for more information #647-997-6057.

In the Spotlight // Nor-Built Construction

20 Renaud St., Amherstburg, ON  519-736-1892
  • Locally owned
  • Award winning company
  • Quality craftsmanship and service
  • Flexible in designs and locations
  • Serving the Windsor – Essex County area for over 22 years
  • In-House showroom providing one-stop shopping of many colours, materials and choices
  • Design team promoting direct input from the customer thus enabling a more pleasant building experience
  • Specializing in fully-accessible new homes and renovations
  • Numerous satisfied customers with grateful testimonials
  • Member of the Greater Windsor Home Builder Association
Contact Norbert Bolger for your construction needs at 519-736-1892 or email at