NEWSFLASH APRIL 2019 – Collins Barrow Now Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative
Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated, the largest group of independent chartered accounting firms in Canada, is proud to take on the name and visual brand of its global network, becoming Baker Tilly Canada Cooperative. As Canadian leaders in audit, tax and advisory services, Baker Tilly Canada’s 20 firms have a long history of serving clients from coast to coast with excellence and are known for their entrepreneurial drive and mindset. Their unique network model allows each firm to retain autonomous ownership and management, while simultaneously investing in national initiatives and representation. Baker Tilly Windsor (3260 Devon Drive) was established in 1947 as a traditional two partner accounting firm and has grown steadily since, positioning their office as a leader in the Windsor Essex business community. In 1988, the company saw the benefits to their clients and joined the Collins Barrow’s national association of independent firms and its international alliance. In January 2019, along with the rest of their network they rebranded as Baker Tilly. At a global level, Baker Tilly Canada has been the Canadian representative of the Baker Tilly International network of independent business and accounting firms since 2009, providing clients access to an international platform. With members in 147 territories and a combined worldwide revenue of $3.4 billion USD, Baker Tilly International is a respected and thriving brand on the global financial stage. Baker Tilly Canada will continue to function as an independently owned and operated group of firms. The recent rebrand reflects its dedication to unified global representation, core values and brand positioning, while its autonomous ownership structure remains intact.
It’s time again to recognize the “Windsor-Essex County Nurse of the Year” from the many dedicated and wonderful nurses who make a difference every day with their patients in our community. The 12th annual “Lois Fairley Nursing Award” is given by the Windsor-Essex Chapter of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) from nominations received from the public. To send in a nomination — in 500 words or less — type out how a nurse impacted a life of a patient, a family, their workplace or their community. Entries must be received by April 26 at 5 p.m. and can be sent to Crystal Hepburn, 260 Belleperche Place, Windsor, ON, N8S 3B5 or by email to: [email protected] The award is named after Lois Fairley, a graduate of Grace Hospital’s nursing program in 1955, who spent her career serving patients at Grace Hospital as a nurse and head nurse until her retirement in 1993. Sadly she passed away in 2007, and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario instituted this award for Windsor Essex in 2008 to honour her lasting legacy of love and caring.
JM Security Canada, a local, smart home and commercial security company, has expanded to Windsor Essex after impressive growth in Chatham-Kent and surrounding area. The future is moving towards a constantly connected network of spaces and places, which means pushing aside old standards to deliver innovative services. World class customer service is at the heart of everything JM Security does.“This business started on such a personal level for me,” says Eric Janssen, Co-founder of JM Security Canada. “As a new father I wanted to provide my family with security I could count on, using new technology that instilled peace of mind and provided an effortless user experience. When I couldn’t find it in the marketplace, I decided to create it instead.” Other partners in the business include Jeff McFadden and Operations Lead, William Bain. “We met with community stakeholders, local police, and Neighbourhood Watch to understand the safety and security challenges faced by local residents; conducted extensive product development research and launched a company that customers have been hugely supportive of,” Janssen explains. The company is proud to employ a workforce of local graduates of St. Clair College, and the University of Windsor. “When I moved back to Essex County five years ago I wanted to create local businesses that would keep young, talented people in the area,” he states. “We’re very much looking forward to continuing our hiring as we ramp-up our new operations.” The company’s sales and marketing headquarters can be found inside the Windsor Accelerator, 1501 Howard Avenue.
HALL OF FAME
-The Windsor Essex region was recognized as a hub for entertainment, with multiple awards being presented during the Festivals & Events Ontario conference, held the last day of February in London. Congratulations to the following events named one of the “Top 100 Festivals” in the Southwest Ontario tourism region: “Carrousel of the Nations” (June 12 to 16 & to June 21 to 23, 2019, CarrouselOfNations.com); “Hogs for Hospice” (August 2 to 4, 2019); “Tecumseh Corn Festival” (August 23 to 25, 2019) and the “River Lights Winter Festival” (November 16 to December 23, 2019). The Town of Amherstburg was also celebrated in a big way, including awards for the “Best New Festival” in Ontario (“Amherstburg Uncommon Festival”) and the 2019 “Municipality of the Year” (with a population less than 50,000). To view a list of all winning festivals in the entire province go online.
NEW IN BIZ
Shred Shop, Windsor’s first Fitness Boutique, specializing in functional circuitry and performance based boot camp training, opened its doors to the public in October 2018 at 3230 Jefferson Blvd. Owner Sawyer Telegdy, trainer and coach, expresses; “Shred Shop is my mastery of exhilarating energy and group motivation, paired with the accountability and specificity of one-on-one training. With specific classes, developed intricately for the personal goals of each client, there are no results left unattainable.” She has personally designed the timely structure of Shred Shop to accommodate everyone. “It IS possible to get a workout in before work or school, just as it is after,” Telegdy believes. “All you need to worry about is showing up to class. I handle the rest for you; helping you grow into the stronger, happier person you want to be, physically and mentally, all in 45 minutes.” The types of classes rotate every day, so if a client can only make it in at a certain time every day, he or she is not doing the same type of workout all the time. From fat loss to minor toning, muscle building, rehabilitation, pre- and post-natal training, and offseason conditioning for athletes, Telegdy is on a mission to make already strong men and women even stronger. Her own accomplishments include being a retired ballerina, downhill slalom ski racer, three time OPA national level top performer and competitive CrossFit athlete.
ON THE MOVE
Big Brothers Big Sisters Windsor-Essex (BBBS) is proud to announce the recent appointment of Kieran McKenzie as the Agency’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations. McKenzie, a recently elected Windsor City Councillor comes to the Agency after 12 years as an Assistant to Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West). Prior to accepting this position, McKenzie served on the Agency’s Board of Directors for nearly five years. “I am incredibly thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters Windsor-Essex,” he comments, on the opportunity to continue to work with an organization dedicated to youth mentorship. “For decades this Agency has been positively contributing to the well-being of our children and as a result to the community as a whole. Understanding the crucial work that we do I am honoured to accept this position and look forward to working with my new colleagues and all stakeholders invested in the mentorship movement.” Becky Parent, Executive Director of the agency adds: “His professional experience has provided him with a broad and in-depth knowledge of our community, many relationships, as well as many years of volunteer and campaign management and fundraising. As children in the region continue to face increasing challenges, creating even greater need for our services in the community, we are excited to have such knowledge and community experience as part of our leadership team.” Find out more on BBBS and learn how you can stop by their office, 3050 Jefferson Blvd.