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Tim Fairhurst


Posted October 6, 2015 @ 5:57PM

TVCOGECO has provided free air time to all federal candidates as a public service. Below are links to TVCOGECO’s Behind the Ballot – Meet the Candidate Speeches.  Please view and share to encourage community awareness on the issues.

TVCOGECO-Windsor YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k_s4DeY0hbuclBuDX2cHg

Jennifer Alderson: 
Audrey Festeryga:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZFhWHECS5M
Tracey Ramsey:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AME1M1Zkrhc
Enver Villamizar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQFDBJVt4B8
Jeff Watson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Oz0sUKs4g

Henry Lau: 
Brian Masse:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGPkUHZBKNU
Dave Sundin:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9Wi3MSUSY
Margaret Villamizar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a115RvTzjBk

Laura Chesnik: 
Jo-Anne Gignac:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOafNO7oB8Y
Cheryl Hardcastle:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX3-UFVT7NQ
Frank Schiller:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7eCdPoM-g

Katie Omstead: 
Dave Van Kesteren:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvFiGOwl0Y
Mark Vercouteren:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVFmcjCRsw
Tony Walsh:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8k6YadLt-Q

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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The Job Shoppe Holds Job Fair For Over 200 Positions on October 1, 2015

Posted September 28, 2015 @ 11:27AM

Local HR Solutions Firm Holds Large Job Fair Held at Devonshire Mall in Windsor

The Job Shoppe will be holding a job fair at Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Ave, Windsor in front of the Bay on Thursday, October 1stfrom 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm. The first 500 candidates will also receive a giveaway.

The Job Shoppe is looking to hire over 200 positions. These positions include:

• Automotive Seat Assembler

• Machine Operator

• Printing and Packaging Associate

• Punch Press Operator

• Skilled Assembler

• Produce Quality Inspector

• General Labourer: Sorting Position

• Stock Room Associate


Please visit our website at www.thejobshoppe.com for further information. If unable to attend the job fair, candidates are encouraged to apply at jobs@thejobshoppe.com.


About The Job Shoppe

The Job Shoppe provides human resources and recruitment solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy and improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent including traditional employees and contingent workforce. Key services include blended  workforce solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, managed services provider programs and contingent workforce services. We deliver the resources and deep capability companies need to optimize their talent strategy for business growth and transformation.


Facebook: facebook.com/thejobshoppe

Twitter: @thejobshoppe @meighennehme

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/the-job-shoppe_2

Instagram: thejobshoppe

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Walkerville Block Party Sept 25 & 26, 2015

Posted September 23, 2015 @ 1:36PM

Craft beer, spirits, wine, food, music and more!

Shut down the street because it’s an old fashion block party!

Seeking solely to raise money for a cause, the Walkerville Block Party will engage the community and heighten awareness of poverty within the Windsor and Essex area - while having fun with friends and family.
The two night affair in Olde Walkerville will create a community and festive streetscape on Argyle Road (between Wyandotte St E and Assumption St), located across the street from the Walkerville Brewery.

“The event is brought to you by CUPE 82, Walkerville Brewery & The Willistead,” said Mike Brkovich, owner Walkerville Brewery, who is one of the three festival coordinators. “And we’re all incredibly proud to donate 100% of net proceeds to the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County Emergency Assistance Fund.”

The Emergency Assistance Fund was developed to ensure those in desperate need of support have somewhere to turn to for help.

It’s a fund of last resort to support individuals experiencing emergency situations,” said Leilani Logronio, another of the festival organizers. “If they qualify, the individual is eligible for a maximum of $5,000 of support through the United Way, which is only United Way to have a fund of this kind.”

To ensure attendees have an incredible time, the Walkerville Block Party features: national headliners The Bros. Landreth (2015 Juno Award Winners) and hometown favourites The Walkervilles; local music both days; six craft breweries; two distilleries; three wineries; Walkerville food vendors; community artisan market vendors; food demonstrations; and the introduction of the Windsor “Slider Decider” Food Challenge.

The “Slider Decider” challenges Walkerville’s top chefs to create Walkerville’s Best: Veggie Slider; Burger Slider; and ‘Anything But’ Slider.

“We’re all in such proximity with each other, and we’ve been working together all summer, it made sense to launch the Slider Decider and pit Walkerville chefs one-on-one,” said Mark Boscariol, owner of the Willistead and festival sponsor. “Sliders are fun, Walkerville is an incredible neighbourhood, and we’re excited to be a part of the Walkerville Block Party.”

Neighbourhood chefs will create their own sliders to be judged by not only a panel of community culinary judges, but also by event patrons.

The musical stage is prominently located between two heritage industrial buildings to create an intimate, live music entertainment atmosphere. Once a part of Hiram Walker’s distillery complex, these buildings known as rack warehouses were used to store and age Canadian Club Whisky.

“Walkerville is one of the most impressive and hip neighbourhoods in Windsor and we’re so excited to bring this one-of-a-kind event to an area which is so beloved by the community,” said Rob Kolody, festival organizer. “It’s not only Walkerville though that’s going to benefit from this event, but the entire community as well!”

The Walkerville Block Party takes place Friday September 25, 5 pm to 1 am and Saturday September 26, 1pm-1am.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Posted September 8, 2015 @ 10:47PM

Grab a toga and get to the Roman Feast 2015!

On September 18 theCanadian Italian Business Professional Association (CIBPA) presents the “8th Annual Roman Feast 2015” at the Ciociaro Club, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roman attire is encouraged.

Go back in time and indulge in an evening of endless culinary delights; live music; exotic belly dancing and enjoy the famous “Caesar’s Parade.” Menu includes an antipasto buffet upon arrival; banquet style dinner of pasta, roasted chicken, potatoes, salad, seafood platter, dessert and porchetta and focaccia buffet at 11 p.m.! 

Net proceeds to benefit local Windsor Regional Hospital (Met & Ouellette campus). Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. Visit the Ciociaro Club, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, F& J Collision or Windsor Regional Hospital to get your tickets!

For more information visit RomanFeast2015.ca OR call 519-982-0817.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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FASTSIGNS digital sign contest opens up the voting

Posted August 10, 2015 @ 7:54PM

Voting is Open for FASTSIGNS® of Windsor’s Digital Sign Giveaway

Voting is now open for FASTSIGNS® of Windsor’s 15thanniversary giveaway contest for a chance to win a free digital sign and custom digital signage content. The digital signage package is worth an estimated value of $1,500. 

Eighteen local businesses entered to win the giveaway contest, including the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex, The Centre for Executive and Professional Development (University of Windsor), Complete Chiropractic Centre, Dr. David Suzuki Public School, Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro, EPICentre (University of Windsor), Ezee Wheelz Auto Sales, Goodwill Industries Essex Kent Lambton, Green Sun Rising, Guestifi, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, LiquiForce Services, LiUNA!625 Training Centre and Union Hall, Office of Research and Innovation Studies (University of Windsor), Project Pure Athlete Training, Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, STK Thrift Storeand The Leaf Grill.

“We’re thrilled that so many local businesses and organizations have entered the contest and we encourage everyone to participate and vote for their favourite entry,” said Jackie Raymond, who co-owns FASTSIGNS of Windsor with Donna Bilodeau. 

 People can vote once per Facebook account until voting closes on Sept. 11. The winner with the most votes will be announced at FASTSIGNS of Windsor’s 15th Anniversary celebration and open house in September.

To vote, visit FASTSIGNS of Windsor’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fastsigns658 or http://woobox.com/tpzx2x


by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Send Your Kids To Film Camp This Summer

Posted May 19, 2015 @ 3:02PM

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Generator Design to gift local non-profit with free services

Posted March 29, 2015 @ 9:28PM

Windsor graphic design and advertising agency, Generator Design recently announced details of Generator Cares — an exciting community outreach initiative that awards integrated and comprehensive marketing, design and social media services to a local non-profit.

"Windsor-Essex has supported our business for 20+ years and this is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our deep commitment to our community and to make a material difference to a local non-profit," said Alan Crouse. "We want to enhance the organization's professional image, magnify their voice within the community, and significantly raise their profile."

Vying for $9,000 worth of services, registered charities and non-profit organizations in Windsor and Essex County can submit their applications online at www.generatorcares.com. The deadline is April 30, 2015 and submissions should include an overview of the agency and a rationale for support. Agencies can increase their odds by inviting friends, colleagues, volunteers and the community to support their application using a variety of social media sites and applications, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

"We're donating our time, energy, talents and resources to lend a hand to one of Windsor-Essex's many deserving non-profits," said co-partner Jose Guzman. "We're seeking to make a valuable contribution that will help an area agency effectively deliver their brand message to donors, stakeholders and the community at large".

The successful applicant will receive custom marketing and design solutions that will integrate well with their business practice. Donated services include:

  • Detailed marketing strategy consultation and evaluation
  • $2,500 of design services for marketing promotion e.g. logo, stationery, web
  • Social media evaluation and 3 months of Social Media Management.
  • $500 to be used for the printing of material

Generator Design of Canada Inc. is a complete graphic design and advertising agency specializing in the design and development of printed material, web solutions and multimedia products. Offering superior product and service, and boasting a stellar team of industry professionals, Generator Design has an impressive portfolio of clients including those in the automotive, consumer products, associations, information and computer technologies, service industries and more.

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The Safety Village March 28, 2015 Easter Celebration

Posted March 25, 2015 @ 9:41PM

On Saturday March 28th from 10 am to 1 pm, children are invited to The Safety Village where they can get their picture taken with Easter Bunny, enjoy fun filled activities and an Easter Egg Hunt. In addition, children can take a jeep ride through the Village, warm up with a mug of hot chocolate thanks to Tim Hortons, or get crafty in our Easter workshop.

Throughout the event, everyone is invited to learn a few seasonal safety tips from some of our community safety partners, visit with Elmer the Safety Elephant and Sparky the Fire Dog, and take a tour of a police car and fire truck.

Admission donation of only $5 per child requested, no charge for adults or children 2 and under. All proceeds will go towards The Safety Village in support of our ongoing safety programs. Special thanks to community safety sponsor, Union Gas and to media sponsor AM800 as well as program partners Windsor and LaSalle Police departments, and Windsor Fire and Rescue.

For more information visit www.thesafetyvillage.com or contact the office at 519-945-5500 ext 239.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Help Miss Universe Canada Pageant Girls Realize Their Dream by Attending March 19, 2015 Fundraiser

Posted March 10, 2015 @ 10:44AM

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International Women’s Day Gala – March 8th, 2015

Posted March 1, 2015 @ 9:01PM

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST; www.westofwindsor.com) will be celebrating its annual International Women’s Day Gala on Sunday March 8th, 2015 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

For more than 26 years, WEST has been providing training to visible minority and immigrant women who are trying to champion their situational barriers and reach their employment goals. Each year WEST provides training and support to approximately 2,000 women and their families within the Windsor & Essex County area.

On Sunday March 8th, 2015 WEST’s IWD Gala will be an opportunity to commemorate their participants, businesses and community partners within the Windsor & Essex County area, who demonstrate a commitment to embracing diversity in our community. This year theme is “Working Towards Women’s Equality Today and in the Future.”The event will highlight the accomplishments achieved by women in the past, present, and future; advancing women further towards equality. 

During the event, WEST will recognize Journey Towards Success Recipients. The Recipients are WEST clients, who have gone on a challenging journey and been successful in achieving their goals, as well as Community Partners that have demonstrated a belief in the WEST mission and continue to actively support women on their journeys toward success.


As well, WEST is pleased to announce Saadia Muzaffar as the Keynote Speaker for the gala.


Saadia is the founder of TechGirls Canada (TGC), a national organization focused on building community and amplifying ideas around women’s leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. TGC provides leadership and community to hundreds of non-profit and industry groups working to engage more girls to pursue a career in Technology. The organization is continuously working to break down silos; advocate for resources, funding, private and public sector partnerships opportunities along with catalyze joint programs.

In addition Saadia is the Senior Director of Marketing for AudienceView whichhas been providingbusiness solutions to the entertainment industry for more than 10 years. “It is a complete e-commerce solution that enables organizations to offer a true shopping experience.”

For more information about Saadia Muzaffar visit:

TechGirls Canada at http://www.techgirls.ca/ , or AudienceView at http://www.audienceview.com/

All proceeds will go towards providing training to women in Windsor & Essex County, as a result ‘investing in our community’. 

Tickets are $85 person and includes a full dinner. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please call 519.256.6621, or via email at iwd@westofwindsor.com. Also, tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-womens-day-gala-2015-tickets-15137721332?aff=es2&rank=190

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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