In the Spotlight // The Bondy House Bed and Breakfast

The Bondy House Bed and Breakfast
199 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, ON   #519-736-9433

This charming Century-old Victorian home with modern amenities in the heart of Amherstburg has been a popular Biz X and Chamber of Commerce award winning Bed and Breakfast for over a decade. Most of the tourist attractions, galleries and Festival Events are within walking distance. Theme guest bedrooms reflect Amherstburg’s history and  our new addition of a Premiere Executive Suite with it’s own private balcony overlooking the the downtown gives the feeling of privacy nestled in a forest of trees. Guests use the Tea Room for the gathering of family and friends or just plain relaxation.

Some guests explore and sit on the deck of the Victoria Turret often referred to as a “Widow’s Walk” to watch the ships go by or to enjoy the panoramic view of the downtown, the Kings Navy Yard Park and Detroit River. Many guests find themselves sitting in the Bed and Breakfast’s enchanting garden by the lily pond watching the fish and waterfall.
The Bondy House Bed and Breakfast meets the needs of travelers, visiting families and business people wanting an environment that is welcoming and an alternative to the traditional impersonal overnight accommodation. Gift certificates are available, free WiFi is provided and major credit cards are accepted. When you are at The Bondy House Bed and Breakfast, consider yourself at home. Call for more information 519-736-9433.

In the Spotlight // Security ONE

Security ONE

Local security company, Security ONE honoured for Community Service, continues to give back.    

Security ONE Alarms is pleased to announce it has earned two more prestigious awards at the Honeywell Connect 2014 Award Ceremony; the Community Service Award, and the Life Safety Award.

Security ONE Director of Marketing, Corey Robertson, was presented with the Community Service Award, while General Manager, Dave Moavro picked up the Life Safety Award from the Honeywell Security Group.

Security ONE was recognized for outstanding commitment to Life Safety and for service to the community for its many events and fundraising activities. “Our entire team makes these two awards possible,” Robertson says. “From our Life Safety activities in our Monitoring Station to our participation in community parades, to our group fundraising activities like Aubrey’s Angles, The Big Bike, and Movember, our team members never stop giving back.”

Robertson points out that Security ONE is already giving back since the award ceremony. “We’ve outfitted the Keene family in Leamington with a family a fully loaded Smart Home Security System in time for Christmas,” he said. The timing couldn’t be better according to Robertson. “With Honeywell recognizing our team for Community Service, we wanted to step it up for Christmas.”

About Security ONE Alarms:

Security ONE has been locally owned and operated since 1978, providing peace of mind to Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years, and is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Canadian Alarm & Security Association (CANASA), and is listed with Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC).
Security ONE offers 24/7 monitoring on security systems, personal medical alarms, low temperature sensors, rising sump pump levels, and asset protection, all done from a local monitoring station.

Corey Robertson, Director of Marketing

Security ONE Alarms

519-326-2020, ext 2310

In the Spotlight // Edward Jones – Tim Ternosky Financial Advisor

There’s an expression at Edward Jones, “The trouble with the future is that it keeps getting closer and closer.” Which means, regardless of your current age, income, or goals, it’s important to begin developing a plan today. At Edward Jones, we look at your individual needs before anything else.

Taking into consideration the firms long-term approach to investing, and great deal of success, Tim Ternosky has opened an office located at 503 Sandwich St. South, Unit #2 in Amhersturg, Ontario. Some services an Edward Jones client can expect are guidance with retirement planning, Investments, various account services & tools, Tax Free Savings Accounts, Education planning, Investment Programs, and everyday cash management. Tim makes every effort to build one-on-one relationships with clients, offering personalized attention and financial advice ensuring he understands what’s important to you and your family in order to help you identify and reach your goals.

Tim will be holding free bi-monthly seminars on various topics that will help educate the public and develop a knowledge base on important issues to better prepare for future events. If you wish to book an appointment to meet with Tim or find out about any of the upcoming seminars, you can contact Tim or his Branch Associate Danielle Nantais at 519-730-1343.

503 Sandwich St S.  Unit #2, Amherstburg, ON  N9V 3G5

Mobile: 519-890-8585   Toll Free: 1-844-833-2322

In the Spotlight // Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

The Mitchell  family warmly welcomes you to visit for a sample of handcrafted 100% Ontario VQA wines at their lakefront destination winery. The stunning retail centre is located on a picturesque property surrounded by ponds, vineyards, gardens, and a sandy beach on Lake Erie.  Purchase our delicious picnic baskets (May-Oct) and soak in the setting with a glass of our wine. Providing a unique experience for everyone that joins us, we always strive to make your time with us memorable in our warm and elegant surroundings.

About Sprucewood Shores –

Sprucewood Shores has been a 41 year dream of the Mitchell family. The land, purchased in 1975, and the vineyards, planted in 1991, was where it all began. Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery opened it’s doors November 1st, 2006. The Winery is surrounded by 35 acres of flourishing 23 year old vines. The first 3 acres were planted by hand with the concerted effort of the entire extended family. The first processing started in 2004 with wine production of 1,500 cases. Sprucewood Shores plans to expand gradually to a 20,000 case level, without  compromising the quality of their product. Sprucewood Shores provides a peaceful environment to host wedding & events, casual food (picnic baskets), wine tastings, and wine tours (by appointment). Outside our winery retail, Sprucewood Shores wines can be found at LCBO stores and restaurants throughout Southern Ontario.

Featured Wines  Currently in LCBO

Lady in Red 2011   LCBO#266486

Riesling 2013      LCBO#326249

Warm N Cozy     LCBO#348524

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery #519-738-9253

7258 County Road 50W

Harrow, ON  N0R 1G0

Exciting News! // Revitalized!

Exciting News!  The Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with the Economic Development Amherstburg (EDA) team on revitalizing the site. This site is our directory of businesses, and the front line for tourists, and the public searching online for your business.
Please take a few moments to view the test site at the link below. This is what the site will look like when it goes live. Your business logo will show in the directory under a title common to your business, a corresponding # on the map, a short write up, click to a more detailed write up and click to a link to your own website. This will be the best way for people, visitors, tourists, and the community to find you!
Click below to view:
ACTION REQUIRED:  If you want to have your business on this directory YOU MUST fill out the below form, it’s an online form and will be submitted directly to the EDA team, they will upload your information and it will be visible on the Shop Amherstburg site when it goes live (end of 2014). ALL businesses are invited to input their information. The Chamber will attach an ACOC logo for any Chamber Members indicating their status as a member.
Fill out this form:
Important, this site will BE UPDATED QUARTERLY, so if you miss this deadline you won’t get another chance until April 2015.
Deadline to fill out for this quarter submission is FRIDAY DECEMBER 12th!
It’s easy, it will only take a few minutes and it’s well worth your time.
This is a very exciting initiative that the Chamber is in the final stages of, so participate, let’s make this the “go to” site for all businesses in Amherstburg! Contact Monica Bunde at the Chamber of Commerce with any questions

In the Spotlight // Bob Pedler Real Estate – Ron Deneau

Bob Pedler Real Estate – Ron Deneau

Passion and commitment…that’s what clients have come to expect from Ron Deneau with Bob Pedler Real Estate. Ron knows that moving can be a stressful time and he’s earned a reputation for making the transition smooth and hassle-free. Licensed since 1983, Ron combines his experience with innovative marketing skills to put the joy back into buying or selling. His years of selling Windsor and Essex County have solidified Ron’s place at the top of his profession. Whether you’re searching for your first home or moving up to bigger and better things, Ron will be there each step of the way. His track record of proven success is backed by a large client referral network and, after one call, you’ll discover why. Ron will help you make every decision-big or small.

Ron Deneau’s determination, extensive knowledge and tireless effort in real estate are what put Ron in a category by himself. When buying, selling, or in need of real estate counseling, you deserve this dedication and expertise. Contact Ron Deneau today and put his successful track record to work for you!

Bob Pedler Real Estate Limited Brokerage

Certified In Advanced Mediation, ASA

535 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg, Ont. N9V 3G5

Cell: 519.792.0130  Windsor Office: 519.966.3750


In the Spotlight // Fitness Anywhere

Owner Kathy Judson (formerly Robitaille), is originally from Windsor, but has a long family lineage from Amherstburg. She recently moved back to the area after ten years of building her career as a Fitness Professional in England, France and Ottawa. Her husband Andrew is a Holistic Nutritionist and a Personal Trainer/Athletic Coach as well. They have recently opened their second Personal Training studio on Dalhousie St. Having played in the FA Cup in England, as well as playing and coaching competitive soccer in France, Kathy specializes in tough group training with emphasis on athletes, as well as pre and postnatal fitness. Andrew, a former professional fitness model, specializes in training athletes, older adults, injury rehabilitation, and nutrition. He creates custom lifestyle nutrition plans that use body type analysis and nutrient timing to meet any goal.

Their facility is a non-membership based establishment where “we require no binding contracts and charge no monthly membership or initiation fees”. You simply pay for the services that you need, whether it be one on one personal training, virtual training in the comfort of your home or at our studio, small group classes, or nutrition. Come in for a free consultation or try a class for free. Operating hours are by appointment so we’re there when you need us! We welcome you to make an appointment at or call 226-347-0240 or visit us at 287 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, ON.

In the Spotlight // The Village Shoppe

The Village Shoppe/Bulk Food Warehouse is celebrating 30 years serving Amherstburg. Established in 1984 at 473 Sandwich St.S. as the Bulk Food Warehouse, the business offered a large selection of bulk foods, vitamins and supplements. Realizing that there was a need for unique, reasonably priced gift ware, housewares and home decor items in town, the product selection was expanded over the years necessitating a move to a larger premises at 13 Sandwich St. To better reflect the various merchandise offered, it became apparent that a name change was needed, thus “The Village Shoppe” was born. With unique gifts for every occasion, choose from jewelry, fashion, entertaining, birthday, wedding, religious, bereavement, and more. The Christmas merchandise is second to none (including Elf on the Shelf and the new Elf Pets Reindeer and accessories). In the Bulk Food area you’ll find fruit cake, gluten-free and all your baking needs, including a huge selection of Wilton name brand products. Shop early for best selection! Hope to see you soon. Visit us at or call 519-736-7455.

In the Spotlight // The Marsh Collection Society

The Marsh Collection Society?

Our mandate is to collect, preserve and encourage research into the heritage of Amherstburg and the lower Detroit River district.

Established in 1994 at 235A (2nd floor) Dalhousie St., this registered non-profit organization was founded in 1983 by the late Helen and John Marsh, whose family operated the Amherstburg Echo for over 80 years. It was, however, their intent that a facility to house their historical collection should be established only after their deaths, which occurred in 1986 and 1993 respectively.

What’s in the Collection?

The resource centre contains a large collection of photos, books, documents, postcards, artifacts and many more items relating to the area. An extensive library boasts several shelves of books on a wide range of subjects – church records, Canadian, ON and local history, Black and First Nations history; Marine and Military, Prohibition, Railway, WW1, 2 and 1812 – and more. Microfilm holdings include census records for Essex County, the Amherstburg Echo (1874 – 2012) and Assessment rolls. A collection of land instruments (Amherstburg and Malden) is also a very valuable resource.

What do you do there – how does one access the Collection?

There’s always someone here during regular hours to assist researchers. Perhaps you want to access genealogical records – we will also teach a beginner how to get started in documenting a family’s history. Want to discover when your older house in Amherstburg was built?  Staff can help with that. The Marsh papers contain a variety of local history subjects which can be researched.  You are welcome to sit and read microfilm – or you might just like to browse through the library. There is no admission charge or fee for the use of materials, but there is a small charge for photocopies. Check out our website at and Like Us on Facebook. 519-736-9191

In the Spotlight // Essex CFDC

Essex Community Futures Development Corporation

The Essex Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a community-based, not for profit organization that encourages entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities in rural Essex County.  Services are provided with the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).  Key services include access to capital for local businesses, financing up to $250,000 and business counselling and referral services.

“Through our business counselling and integration of county services with the Small Business Centre and WEtech Alliance, 2013/14 was a very productive year for our organization and for the region,” said Linda Scott, General Manager of Essex CFDC.  “We were able to provide advisory services to 163 businesses impacting 1044 jobs. Moreover, through our capital investment fund, $708,775 in loans were disbursed for start-up, stabilization and expansion plans resulting in 213 jobs being created or maintained. We are very proud since our inception to have disbursed $6.9 million and created/maintained 1,304 jobs through this fund to support local businesses in Essex County.”

To contact: Linda Scott GM, 519-776-4611 or visit

In the spotlight // Vicki Denunzio // Marketing. Photography. Design.

Vicki Denunzio has over 10 years of marketing experience complimented by photography and graphic design. She’s every small business owner’s dream come true! A jack of all trades, Vicki can assist small business owners with their numerous marketing efforts; everything from copy writing and editing, employee head shots and product photography, website maintenance, blogging and social media initiatives, and marketing piece design.

Vicki’s diverse skill set allows her to be your go-to gal for everything marketing-related. To learn more about the types of skills Vicki can bring to your organization, visit her website.

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In the spotlight // Amherstburg Family Health Team (AFHT)

Optimizing Healthcare for the Residents of Amherstburg.

The Amherstburg Family Health Team (AFHT) moved into their new building at 721 Front Rd. S. in November 2013 having operated out of the Seasons Retirement Home location since 2007. Our new 6800 sq. foot facility has seen a steady increase in patient registration. The AFHT recently welcomed Dr. Heba Youssef to the team and is looking forward to welcoming Dr. Jennifer Bondy (with local ties) at the end of October.

The five physicians work closely with a team of medical professionals to collaborate and provide patients with the optimal health care they deserve. In addition to the five physicians, patients will benefit from the expertise of a nurse practitioner, two registered practical nurses, one COPD/asthma educator, one nutritionist, one social worker and one health/diabetes educator.

The AFHT offers a number of programs in a group setting. Current and upcoming programs are:

  • The 3 C’s of Healthy Relationships: Communication, Compromise & Conflict Resolution
  • Grief Support Counselling
  • Chronic Pain Management Support

A family health team (FHT) is an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for their patient. To enhance patient services we run a blood draw clinic on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12 pm and have a pharmacy on site (First Choice Pharmacy).

The AFHT is currently accepting new patients. AFHT patients also benefit from patient-only after-hours clinics on Monday  and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Visit for more information.