NEWSFLASH – January 2019 – Planet Fitness Set to Open
NEW IN BIZ
In early February 2019 Planet Fitness is set to open their first club in Windsor, at 4330 Walker Road. “We look forward to providing Windsor residents with a high-quality fitness experience that’s comfortable and non-intimidating for first-time gym members,” says Planet Fitness franchisee Chris Klebba. “The warm welcome we’ve received in our other locations across Canada makes us excited to address a similar unmet need for the community of Windsor.” The new location is 22,000 square feet and offers brand new cardio machines, new fully-equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, many full-sized flat screen televisions, a 30 minute express circuit, tanning beds and more. The club will be open and staffed 24 hours, seven days a week. Planet Fitness prides itself on offering extremely affordable memberships and a unique “Judgement Free Zone,” where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Each club also features the brand’s iconic “Lunk Alarm” — a purple and yellow siren on the wall used to gently remind people that grunting, dropping weights or judging others is not permitted. Memberships are now being offered at their presale office located in front of the club that is currently under construction. Windsor residents can sign-up for memberships for just $1 down and then as little as $10 a month. For more information or to join online, please visit online.
SRT Accounting Inc. is a growing Windsor business services and accounting firm born from the idea that “not all small business owners have to be business people.” Evolving from a tech start-up corporation, SRT Accounting launched its marketing effort in October 2018. The firm works in concert with their network of professional accountants on many projects. The Founder of SRT Accounting, Ted Williamson, has always been an entrepreneur. He has owned several small businesses and has also been involved in the start-up industry. He believes that you truly cannot understand the pains of an entrepreneur unless you have experienced their world — the successes and the failures; the stress over employees’ wellbeing and cash flow headaches. As a young entrepreneur, Williamson was not educated in business. Instead, his background was in the military and contracting, but he came to understand the value of education as a backup to experience and excelled in post secondary school with the highest awards. SRT Accounting utilizes his wealth of experience, along with a professional team of educated individuals, to be the business people behind the small business owner. The team at SRT Accounting live by the motto — “we’ve been there” — because they really have. That is why SRT Accounting offers a variety of services beyond accounting, such as: strategy development, marketing, bookkeeping and payroll. These competencies are essential to any driven, social, and skilled individual working to start or grow a business. SRT Accounting will be the partner that ensures small business owners reach their goals while reducing their stress. To see the full list of their services refer to their website.
Howard Hyman, a Red Seal certified Chef, comes from a rich heritage of global culinary arts. As the Owner and Creator of Exquisite Events Windsor, Chef Hyman and his Exquisite team take great pride in offering the quintessential culinary experience for their clients. The company offers first class culinary service for weddings, high tea engagements, fundraisers, corporate events, private soirees and elevated family gatherings. Chef Hyman’s experience includes 35 years of culinary success from the opening of Red Lobster restaurants across Canada, as well as overseeing restaurants at Caesars Windsor and contributing to its expansion through 20 years of service. Throughout these and many other experiences, executives approached him to cater to their sophisticated tastes, in the privacy of their homes. The genesis of Exquisite Events Windsor had arrived and its inception became official as of June 2018. Chef Hyman prepares a collage of global cuisine at each guest venue that is tantalizing. By redefining tradition and culture, his “Exquisite Bites” are popular, current, and an adventure in the culinary experience. Indulge yourself by visiting their website.
HALL OF FAME
Thompson Emergency Freight Systems, 278 Patillo Road in Tecumseh, was recently honoured with a “SmartWay Excellence Award” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Thompson President Mike Ouellette comments: “Thompson is very proud to make a difference environmentally and receiving this ‘SmartWay Excellence Award’ is a great recognition of our continuing efforts.” Specifically, Thompson recognized their cross-border Expedited shipments were better served by a non-commercial Van Fleet (carrying three-skids), as these vehicles offer significant fuel savings compared to commercial trucks, thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Additionally, Thompson’s “Book A Load . . . Plant A Tree” initiative, has resulted in tens of thousands of native trees planted by Forests Ontario. Thompson Emergency Freight Systems was one of 40 carriers to receive this distinction (winning the Expedited Carrier division), representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,700 Partners. The award recipients were honoured at the 2018 “American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition” in Austin, Texas in late October. For 33 years Thompson has been a Canadian leader in the cross-border Expedite market, which is vital to maintain supply lines between U.S. and Canadian manufacturers. Expedite shipments are generally time sensitive and require cargo transportation via ground (Three-Skid Vans, Straight Trucks & Tractor Trailers) and/or air (Charter & Cargo). Find further details on Thompson Emergency Freight Systems online at: Thompson-Emergency.com and learn more about their award on the following website.