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Newsflash- January 2020

Newsflash- January 2020

THE RUNDOWN 

KPMG (618 Greenwood Centre, 3200 Deziel Drive, Windsor) has expanded its practice in the region with the acquisition of Renaud Partners LLP, a Windsor based firm. The addition of John Renaud, Chris Renaud and their team expands the local KPMG Enterprise practice, which specializes in serving small and medium sized businesses, as well as providing tax planning and preparation services for individuals and professionals. With over 40 professionals and support staff in the Windsor office, KPMG has the resources required to provide a full range of assurance, tax and business advisory services. 

EncoreFX, a leading provider of foreign exchange, global payments, and risk management products for corporations, has now partnered with Libro Credit Union to offer self service international payments and foreign exchange services to Libro’s Business Owners. In today’s fast-paced world, business owners expect international transfers and payments to happen easily and quickly. With this in mind, Libro is pleased to establish this partnership in order to leverage the capabilities of Express, EncoreFX’s debut Fintech platform. In doing so, Libro Owners will have access to robust, online, self-serve foreign exchange and international payment solutions, which they can access via the Libro platform they are familiar with, from anywhere in the world. Martin Kihle, Vice President, Business Banking at Libro Credit Union (Libro.ca) states EncoreFX’s “foreign payment solutions will allow Libro to deepen its relationships with its Owners and provide the necessary tools they require in today’s business environment. A soft launch will be initially made available to select Libro Business Owners.” EncoreFX focuses on helping fellow Canadian businesses succeed on a global level and Linda DeLuca, the Business Development Executive for Windsor Essex is able to assist companies in highly competitive industries such as agriculture. 

Don’t let snow be a bad four letter word! Men In Kilts Windsor now provides professional quality snow removal for your home or business. Their kilted technicians clear your driveways and pathways so you can save your back! And, they have a special Neighbour Savings Program with a percentage discount offered to all in the same block. 

ON THE MOVE
Motor City Community Credit Union’s (MCCCU) Board of Directors announced in early December 2019 that Robert Griffith has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Griffith has been with MCCCU since 2011 as Chief Operating Officer, and most recently over this past year as interim CEO. Prior to that, he had 26 years’ experience in the financial services, holding various management and Senior Management positions. Griffith brings knowledge, capability and experience as a financial services leader. His personal strengths of implementing strategies, coupled with his approachable style and community involvement, make him the best leader and CEO as Motor City Community Credit Union celebrates 80 years in this community, in 2020. WOW! 

The Board of Directors of Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women (W5, 1368 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 102) appointed Olivia Brezeanu as the new Executive Director, effective November 2019. Serving the Windsor Essex community since 1982, W5 is a non-profit, charitable organization striving to achieve excellence in service delivery to immigrant/refugee women and their families, endeavouring to become full and participating members of Canadian society. Brezeanu was previously the Interim Executive Director for the past year and prior to that she held the titles of Associate Executive Director and Employment Services Senior Manager. “Olivia has shown enormous commitment and capacity for growth in her role,” states Board President Christine Lucier. “She embodies the very mandate of what W5 is about. She is one of our greatest success stories and we know that through her achievements, she will empower many others to do the same.” Beginning as a newcomer to Canada, Brezeanu received settlement services and employment assistance from local agencies including YMCA of Windsor, Women’s Enterprise Skills Training, Unemployment Help Centre and W5. From volunteer to sector professional, from passion to purpose, she found her path to serve the local communities and develop operational skills and leadership abilities. Since 2017, she has served on the ONESTEP Ontario network’s board as the Western Region Director. Brezeanu comments, “I came to Canada starting at ground zero. W5 recognized the value from my multi-culture career journey and provided me with all the possible support to grow from an entry-level position to eventually become the Executive Director. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for the trust they have placed in me. And I am honoured to lead our team of dedicated staff and volunteers with global talents to help newcomer women and their families in our community.” If you are an employer and need help to find qualified employees, visit online to learn how W5 can assist you in training your workers!

With a strong credit background and 19 years in financial services Libro Credit Union welcomes David Debergh, Branch Manager, to their Kingsville location, 328 Main Street East. Debergh is a passionate Libro Coach dedicated to helping their customer/owners have an exceptional banking experience. He and his family are long-time Kingsville residents, and he is excited to share his knowledge and experience with his hometown and the surrounding area. Go to the company website for further information on how Libro can help you achieve your dreams today!

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