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NEWSFLASH MARCH 2021 – Angelstar Digital
Angelstar Digital, 1554 McDougall Street in Windsor, is now equipped with a brand new, industry-leading 126-inch HP1500 Latex digital printer, making it an unprecedented powerhouse in the signage, printing and graphics business in the area. With this new piece of equipment, Owner Lou DeBellis and his team can produce up to 126” inch width prints. This new competitive edge allows them to increase their production capacity by over 100%, while improving quality and speed of service. For a list of their services log on to their website.
“Tech Week YQG 2021” is set to return digitally this year, March 22 to 28, offering a collaborative series of events spearheaded by WEtech Alliance in partnership with the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation that brings together tech leaders, founders, talent, researchers, investors, and the broader community.
After three years working in the shadows, Jack Eisenberg, Owner of Safe and Secure Computing and JEM Software is assisting local restaurants into the light through his current app campaign. Eisenberg recommends a non-branded alternative to commission-based apps. According to the app’s creator, “It is installed in over 23,000 restaurants worldwide, including 22 locally.” The basic version includes a menu builder, pickup, delivery, dine-in and reservation scheduler, delivery zone mapping, multiple payment methods, integration with your website and Facebook account, and even a downloadable mobile app, all for free! You own your customer’s contact information for marketing and analytics and can add an unlimited “promo creator” tool or a prepayment module for a small monthly fee. He can create your account and provide consulting assistance for those do-it-yourself types. And if you’re too busy to do it yourself, Eisenberg offers his services at an hourly rate to create and maintain the menu for you. As well, he can get you online in under a week, even if you don’t currently have a website! Join satisfied clients such as Jade Chinese Cuisine, Blue Sky Garden, East Side Shawarma, Pho Mango, MJ’s Pizza and others.
MARDA Management Inc. has recently acquired Huron Shores Property Management,which specializes in managing condominium complexes across Southwestern Ontario from Windsor to London. MARDA is owned and operated by Marla Coffin, President and CEO, along with her husband, Dale Coffin, Vice-President and CFO. The Huron Shores Property Management team is led by William (Bill) Norris who has moved to their new location at 1010 University Avenue West in Windsor. Marla states: “Our team is proud to have Huron Shores Property Management join us at our office’s headquarters in downtown Windsor. Their team brings over 20 years of experience to the organization and a new business to the downtown region, which will build on our revitalization efforts throughout Windsor.” The acquisition of Huron Shores Property Management allows MARDA Management to enter into a new partnership as MARDA is a growing business with 45 staff members that are available to help further support Huron Shores Property Management. MARDA currently manages over 1,700 units across Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent, which include multi-family and single-family accommodations, as well as commercial properties throughout the community.
ON THE MOVE
At the end of February 2021 The Mental Health and Addictions Urgent Care Centre (MHAUCC) relocated to Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s (HDGH) Crisis and Mental Wellness Centre (in the TSC building) at 744 Ouellette Avenue in Windsor. The centre operates Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Crisis and Mental Wellness Centre provides outpatient mental health and addiction services. Crisis walk-in services are available Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. where the team can make direct linkages to the MHAUCC services if required. The 24/7 Crisis Line at 519-973-4435 is also available for callers to speak with a mental health professional. An urgent mental health concern can look like depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide or harming oneself, overwhelming stress, addictions, and other situations that cause a person to be in crisis. Mental Health and Addictions Urgent Care Centre services include: Brief Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Support; Urgent Psychiatric Assessment and Consultation; Medical Assessment and Monitoring; Connection to community-based services and Addiction Management Services.
Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney has named Sophia Chisholm, CPA, CA, as her appointment to the Windsor Port Authority’s Board of Directors (PortWindsor.com). A professional accountant and human resources executive, Chisholm brings financial expertise and community leadership to the Board. She is currently the Senior Vice-President, Finance at Windsor Family Credit Union where she has oversight of the credit union’s financial operations. Prior to her current position, she worked in Corporate Controllership at General Motors Detroit and as Chief Financial Officer and HR Director at Rose City Ford,for more than a decade. In her early career she worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Tregaskiss Ltd. She also volunteers for numerous non-profit organizations and events throughout the community, in both a personal and professional philanthropic capacity.
Senior Investment Advisor Brian Martyn has relocated his Windsor office of Lighthouse Investment Services, part of Raymond James Ltd., to 5980 Tecumseh Road East, just west of Jefferson, as of February 1, 2021 from a former Temple Drive address. The phone numbers remain unchanged. Serving the area since 1995, this is a full service brokerage firm helping investors make wise decisions for their Canadian (trading, RRSP and TFSA accts) and U.S. accounts (Individual Retirement Accounts) if applicable. They are cross-border licensed and able to provide DFA (Dimensional Fund Advisors) products too, right here in Windsor. “Our new space provides us more room and the ability to expand further as we grow our U.S. retirement — cross border account business,” Martyn states and also mentions, “We retain our free parking and easy access off one of Windsor’s busiest throughfares.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO . . .
WEtech Alliance is celebrating 10 years serving the region’s tech community, as of February 11, 2021. Over the last decade, they’ve helped entrepreneurs find their first desk, their first customer, their first investor, their first international market and even their first employee. To celebrate this birthday they’ve taken a trip down memory lane to reflect on the accomplishments, milestones and victories of our regional tech community. Check their website to see the people who have played a pivotal role in helping shape what the organization is today. Congrats to everyone at WEtech from your friends at Biz X magazine!