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NEWSFLASH APRIL 2017

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NEWSFLASH APRIL 2017

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Seniors in Windsor may soon be part of the Heart To Home Meals family as the company is now looking for a franchisee to service the Windsor region. Heart to Home Meals offers a wide-variety of frozen single serving meals designed for seniors. Any potential franchisee will be attracted by knowing there is a growing market for the product being offered. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show this country is getting older and many seniors prefer living on their own. For those wanting more information about Heart to Home Meals or franchise opportunities go to their website: HeartToHomeMealsFranchise.ca.

Windsor ComiCon announces its return to The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor the weekend of August 12 /13, 2017. As an all-ages pop culture event, the show has thrilled fans during its first two instalments in 2015 and 2016 respectively while featuring guests ranging from Kevin Smith and Sean Astin to Lou Ferrigno. This, the third instalment, also comes with a change in leadership through Colin Douglas; a long time collector of comic books and action figures who is known in the fan community as the promoter behind TFcon (TFcon.ca); the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention held annually in Mississauga, Ontario for the last 16 years. Douglas’ passion for all things geek also resulted in the creation of Ontario Collectors Con (OntarioCollectorscon.com) and the ’80’s Toy Expo that he produces every year, which also gives other fans a place to find rare and imported toys, comics and collectibles. Douglas acquired the rights and ownership of Windsor ComiCon through past President Steve Menzie. Local Windsorite Jeremy Renaud, who worked with Menzie in the past on Windsor ComiCon has joined him at both the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo and Spartan Race Canada,but will provide assistance to Douglas going forward. To keep up to date on this exciting upcoming event visit: WindsorComicon.com.

NEW IN BIZ

In early March, App Nouveau Canada (ANC) Software Consulting Group, opened its North American operations in Tecumseh, Ontario at 1608 Sylvestre Drive (AppNouveau.com). ANC is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and mobile application development company serving government and private corporations with custom software and application solutions to meet their needs. It is is a newly formed corporation started by three experienced local developers. Ed De Leon, the CEO of ANC, is a successful entrepreneur who was a partner in another software corporation serving the transportation industry. That company was sold to a large publicly traded corporation located in California. He is excited to start this new venture and call Windsor Essex home to ANC. De Leon remarks “Although we will be serving customers across North America, we feel that establishing our new company in Windsor Essex is beneficial for a number of positive reasons. Our team consists of developers from our region and we know that as we grow we will be able to attract more talent from our local institutions. The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC) provided us with the facts and information to confirm why locating here makes great business sense; lower cost of lease rates, the advantageous location with access to U.S. markets, a great quality of life and the availability of talent, convinced us that our immediate and future needs would be best met here. We look forward to working with WE EDC to find the right R & D tax credit opportunities and assist us in sourcing local talent as we grow and expand.”

After 14 years of serving the community, long time resident and Pharmacist Rob Modestino decided to open his own independent pharmacy in February 2017. Rob’s Whole Health Pharmacy —1765 Sprucewood Avenue, Unit 250 (in the Active Body Plaza) in LaSalle —gives Modestino the opportunity to help his clients in the way that he knows best and was not able to do in his previous environment. Fast, professional service that puts the patient and their families first. Using his 28 years as a Pharmacist as his guide, Modestino provides patients with everything they need, like treating a short term illness or a chronic disease. Whether it’s prescription medication, over the counter medication, weekly dosing packages, medication reviews, working with your physician to come up with the best treatment plan, or just general advice, he and his staff can provide it. Modestino has also brought with him lifelong LaSalle resident Marlene Kinshella to work with him. She also has over 25 years experience in the pharmacy industry. Our goal is to help you and your family get through medication and disease problems,  explains Modestino. We aim to be the health care professional you reach out to in the community. It may be something as simple as just talking about you or a family member or more complex treatment plans, we will provide what you need.  They accept all drug plans and are part of the preferred provider network for asrTrust (Auto Sector Retire Health Care Trust). For more information go to: WholeHealthPharmacy.ca/locations.

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