In the spotlight // R BnB

R BnB is celebrating their  first anniversary. Congratulations!

They offer a clean, contemporary home away from home with two queen rooms that share a four-piece bath. Guests have access to the family room, living room, deck with BBQ and landscaped yard and plenty of on-site parking. A full breakfast is served offering a variety of foods and catering to individual nutritional and dietary needs.

R BnB is a four minute drive to the waterfront and many historical attractions and galleries. Museums, shops and restaurants are also nearby.

Russ and Susan have seen a need for accommodation in the Town of Amherstburg and as proud members of the Chamber of Commerce are excited to provide hospitality as well as information on local sites and events for visitors to our vibrant community. R BnB offers proximity to Boblo Island, King’s Navy yard, Fort Malden, sites for birders, Libro Centre and its amenities, as well as many hiking and biking paths and trails in and around the town; which by the way has been voted the safest community three years in a row, a record the citizens of Amherstburg are proud of.

In the short amount of time R BnB has opened its doors to guests, we have met some very interesting people which makes it very rewarding. Comments in our guest book suggest that we are on the right track of meeting the needs of our local and out of town guests. We look forward to serving the community for many years to come.

Your hosts,
Russ and Susan Carter

14 Reynolds Court, Amherstburg, Ontario
Phone: 519-736-3373
Email: russ.carter@sympatico.ca

Can also be contacted through bbcanada.com.


In the spotlight // Dr. Stefano Story & Dr. Chad Denomme Family Dentistry

Dr. Story and Dr. Denomme Family Dentistry opened its doors only one year ago in the town of Amherstburg and continues to welcome new patients.

Both Dr. Storey and Dr. Donomme were born and raised in Windsor Essex County. Together they obtained their undergraduate degrees at the University of Windsor and their dental degrees at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2009.

Both doctors have very similar philosophies and ideologies when it comes to practicing dentistry.

We understand that most patients have anxiety when it comes to the dentist and we pride ourselves on providing individualized treatment in a comfortable manner. We also place enormous value on patient education and the importance of the patients’ understanding of their treatment options. We stand behind all of our work and are constantly upgrading our skills and technology to deliver quality treatment of the highest degree. We know that one of the main concerns patients have are with radiation from x-rays. With digital sensors versus film we are able to decrease the level of radiation by 80-90 percent every time we take an x-ray. We are also able to take digital photographs with no radiation to help patients have a better understanding of their treatment needs.

Our office is offering free take-home whitening or sports guard with every new patient exam and cleaning.

Please call to schedule your appointment today, 519-736-1771, or visit our website, www.sdfamilydentistry.com, and send us a message.


In the spotlight // D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery

D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery sits on a 50 acre vineyard on the 5th Concession in Amherstburg. Sal D’Angelo purchased the land back in 1981 and planted the first grape vines in 1983.

Do you know what type of vines were planted? Marechal Foch. Never heard of them? Well, that’s not surprising, we are the only vineyard in Essex County that grows this French hybrid. We also grow Vidal, Marquette, Cab Foch, Merlot and Baco Noir.

Our wines have won numerous awards and Sal was awarded the title of Grape King in 1999. This was the first time ever someone outside of the Niagara area was honoured.

Along with having wonderful, unique wines we also offer tours with the wine maker, Chris D’Angelo, and daily tastings. We hold luncheons and dinners that include a tour and tasting. We also offer wine for sale by the glass if you would just like to stop by and relax.

Give us a call and let us help you plan your next outing or special event.

P: 519-736-7959
F: 519-736-1912
E: office@dangelowinery.com


Business Excellence Awards // Call for nominations

The 2014 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) call for nominations. The BEAs will be held in February 2015. If you know of an outstanding local business or individual nominate them for this prestigious award! Email your nominations and a short write up to Monica Bunde.

Nomination categories

Small Business (under 20 employees)
Large Business (over 20 employees)
Excellence in Customer Service
Community Service/Community Involvement
Most Attractive Improvement
Business Legacy
Growth and Expansion
Invest in a World-Class Workforce

Further event details will be available at a later date.


In the spotlight // Fitness Anywhere

Fitness Anywhere virtual personal training

Our online training is a way to train ANYWHERE, no matter what equipment you have with the professionalism and expertise of a personal trainer guiding you along the way. The online training is ideal, as it not only takes all of the knowledge and expertise of live personal training, as well as the accountability of having a scheduled meeting with someone, but does so at a mere fraction of the cost. Workouts are professionally customized to your individual goals. We use a 6000+ exercise database containing short video clips of exercises and drag and drop them into your individual plan, created just for you!

Fitness Anywhere nutrition

Our nutrition plans work according to your specific BODY TYPE and NUTRIENT TIMING, which is carefully matched to your individual schedule for training, your sleep patterns, your stress levels, and numerous other factors. Our clients follow a 6 phase plan and report back every month with measurements, photos and feedback and then receive an entirely new phase with food rotation.

Blake DiNunzio is the Head Personal Trainer at Fitness Anywhere –  Interested in weight training at a very young age has allowed Blake to try different styles of exercise early on. Now a Canfitpro certified personal trainer, Blake teaches clients proper movements and foundations for exercise. He is offering free consultations at the Fitness Anywhere Studio for anybody interested in changing their life. Call Blake direct at 519-792-7763.

Contact Andrew Judson for more details at 226-347-0241 or visit Fit-Anywhere.com or email Andrew at andrew@fit-anywhere.com.

Fitness Anywhere is located at 287 Dalhousie Street in Amherstburg.


New members – Welcome!

The Chamber would like to recognize and welcome it’s newest members within the past couple of months:

Amherstburg Financial/Manulife Securities
Artisan Grill
Beneteau Automotive
Creole’s Fruit Decor & Takeout
Cynthia A. Thrasher, Barrister & Solicitor
Dancing Swallows Winery
Edward Jones – Tim Ternosky
Fitness Anywhere
Health First Pharmacy
I Dare Your Hair
Master Cleaners
Milestone Physiotherapy Amherstburg
Montel Plastics
Petras Family Dental
Pittao’s Auto Care
Rexall Pharma Plus
Security One Alarm Systems
The Best Little Body Shop in Town Ltd.
Vicki Denunzio
Wheel Covers Unlimited

We welcome you and thank you for becoming a member.

If you have something going on with your business and would love to tell everyone about it. Please email Monica Bunde your events, anniversaries, grand openings, upcoming news, etc. and we’ll get that out to our members.


In the spotlight // Precision Jewellers

Precision Jewellers is now in its 48th year of providing beautiful jewellery, custom design, repair work and great gifts for every occasion to residents of Windsor and Amherstburg. Precision was founded in 1966 by Ralph Parrott and was purchased in 1996 by current owners Dan Thomas, an Amherstburg resident, and John Shiha. Precision Jewellers is the only independently owned jewellery store to have multiple locations in Essex County.

A full service, state-of-the-art design centre allows Precision to focus on creating fine custom jewellery. Mr. Thomas is a certified Gemologist with the Canadian Gemmological Association as well as a Master Goldsmith and a diamond setter. All work is done by us insuring quality, detail and value. If you can imagine it, Precision Jewellers can create it!

Precision carries a wide selection of certified diamonds in all qualities, shapes and sizes including the Maple Leaf Brand of Canadian diamonds. We shop the diamond markets every day to find the best diamonds at the absolute best prices. Precision carries world-class brands in watches and jewellery such as Breitling, UBoat, Oris Welder, Raymond Weil, Movado and Bulova. In briadal designs, Precision is the exclusive agent for GabrielNY, Love My Romance, LaVie and Maple Leaf diamonds. In jewellery, Precision carries Alex and Ani, Pesavento, Charles Garnier, Comete, Ital Gems, XC-38 and shimmering white and yellow gold chains and bracelets.

Precision Jewellers supports dozens of charities and causes every year and supports local teams at every level including the official jeweler of the Windsor Spitfires and the Amherstburg Generals. Visit Precision Jewellers today and be sure to check us out at precisionjewellers.com and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.



You’re invited! Summer networking event – August 7, 2014

You’re invited to our Summer Networking Evening
Boblo Island Restaurant
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5 pm
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Come out and enjoy the company of your fellow Chamber Members, mingle, enjoy the view, we’ll be on island time; so soak it all in. The ferry ride is covered by Boblo Island when you RSVP to Monica Bunde by Tuesday, August 5th. We’re teaming up with the Windsor Essex Circle Networking Group, so there will be a chance to meet new people and create new friends and contacts. This is a free event, bring your business cards for an opportunity to win a door prize!

Monica Bunde, General Manager
Telephone: 519-736-2001
Email: amherstburgchamber@gmail.com


New President & Board Updates

We’d like to congratulate Chris Gibb in his new role as President of the Chamber of Commerce. Chris has been Vice President for the last two terms and is looking forward to filling the very big shoes of Ray Bezaire. Ray will be stepping aside as President due to the many demands of his time and the growing needs of his business.

Ray was the Chamber President for the past two terms and has served on the Board of Directors for a total of seven years; he spearheaded many successful events and was instrumental in partnering with the Town on several endeavors.

FeaturedIMAGE_ChrisGibbChris will continue this business community spirit, along with the Board by providing excellent service to our many Chamber Members.

We’d also like to congratulate the new Treasurer, Neda Thomas-Jahn and welcome a new Director, Joseph Monteleone.


2013 Business Excellence Awards Winners



Check out all the winners of this year’s 2013 Business Excellence Awards. Come and celebrate with us February 21, 2014. Please call the chamber office for tickets. There is a limited number.