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TECUMSEH USES PROGRESSIVE WEB APP TO HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES

The Town of Tecumseh is proud to announce the launch of new channels on their progressive web app to promote local businesses, events and opportunities. This follows the launch of the Tecumseh App in August 2016, the first municipality in North America to do so, aimed at actively engaging its residents.

The Tecumseh App will now feature two new channels for businesses: “Now Hiring” and “Services”. These new channels follow the expansion of existing channels “Where to Eat” and “What to Do”. All four channels provide local businesses the opportunity to promote themselves, share information about the community and encourage people to shop and play in Tecumseh.

“We are excited to launch this second phase of our municipal app for both residents and businesses in Town,” said Tony Haddad, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Tecumseh. “Our goal when launching this app was to connect with our residents and businesses easily through a mobile network. Today’s launch now allows businesses to have a one-stop outreach.”

The cost to use the app for businesses is free for 2017. Interested business owners can upload videos, images and content they wish to promote by visiting www.tecumsehapp.ca/upload. All submissions will be subject to review for appropriateness prior to posting. Priority will be given to business promoting employment opportunities, events, and providing promotional offers for Tecumseh businesses. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact the Town at 519-735-2184 Ext. 150.

Town App“We are excited by the innovation being shown by the Town of Tecumseh. They were an early-adopter of Progressive Web App technology and since their launch other large brands such as Booking.com, The Guardian and AliExpress have also begun to use this technology,” said Karolyn Hart, Chief Operating Officer of InspireHUB Technologies. “We built the IHUBApp using progressive web app technology to provide an easy to use platform to get information out quickly and easily. Our work with the Town of Tecumseh has proven to North America that progressive web apps can benefit municipalities anywhere.”

The app can be easily added to any mobile device and is available whether the user is connected to the internet or not on most devices. Details on how to register as a user and save the app to a home screen are provided at www.tecumsehapp.ca.

Information on this and all Town of Tecumseh news and events is available at www.tecumseh.ca, www.tecumsehapp.ca, Twitter (@TownofTecumseh), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/townoftecumseh).

Media Contact:
Lesley Racicot
Manager Strategic Initiatives
519-735-2184 Ext. 150

BOOK SWAP – Wine & Reading

If you like a good book like I do and enjoy sipping on wine at the same time, welcome to BookSwap. At WINE DESIGN, you can bring a book, and take a book.

We have used books on display for you to come in any time to swap a book.

reading-wineAfter talking to many of my customers and learning that many enjoy sipping on wine while reading, I decided to start BookSwap.

Whether you come in just to grab a book or come in to make wine at the same time, everyone is welcomed.

Thank you all, who have contributed to the growth of our book inventory.

All donations are welcomed.

Cheers,
Marlene

WINE DESIGN
519-739-6064
13590 Tecumseh Rd. E.
St. Clair Beach Shopping Plaza

REMINDER OF CHANGE TO HARD-SIDED WASTE CONTAINERS

The Town would like to remind all residents of the upcoming change to the household waste collection. Plastic garbage bags will not be accepted. After January 1, 2017, household waste must be placed in a hard-sided container with a lid.

Information on acceptable hard-sided containers is available on the Town’s website at www.tecumseh.ca/townhall/departmental-services/environmental/refuse_containers. Residents should mark containers and lids with their address to prevent theft or loss.

This change to collection will affect the first waste pick-up scheduled for January 5, 2017. Any garbage not placed in a hard-sided container with a watertight lid will not be collected and property owners may be subject to fines. Hard sided containers is the only change to household waste collection at this time.

Items such as mattresses, couches, chair and similar materials will continue to be collected. However, we encourage all residents to consider recycling larger items with various local organizations that accept used furniture and clothing.

Residents and businesses are responsible for obtaining their own acceptable hard-sided garbage containers. Many local hardware stores, department stores or other retailers provide various types of hard-sided garbage containers. Containers can also be rented from independent local suppliers for a small monthly fee.

Detailed information on garbage collection can be found on the Town website, and the Town App www.tecumsehapp.ca.

Questions regarding the elimination of plastic bags from the list of acceptable garbage containers can be directed to the Public Works & Environmental Services Department at 519-735-2184 Ext. 142.

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Media Contact:                                                           Program Contact:
Laura Moy                                                                   Daniel Piescic
Director Corporate Services & Clerk                     Director Public Works & Environmental Services
519-735-2184 Ext 116                                               519-735-2184 Ext 140

53rd Annual Tecumseh BIA Christmas Party

 

The Town of Tecumseh BIA is proud to hosts its 53rd Christmas Party for all property and business owners who are in the Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) boundary.

 

 Saturday, November 18, 2017
Torino Banquet Hall
12049 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Cocktails 6pm  | Dinner 7pm

Entertainment featuring: Stiletto Fire
Photo Booth | Cash Bar | Door Prizes

$40.00 

(Per Person. Tax Included)

 

Contact the TOTBIA office to reserve your tickets now.  519.735.3795

Limited Tickets available. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be paid for in advance.

 

 

Thank You For Another Great Event!

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On September 25th, the community turned out to enjoy a beautiful, fall day at our 2nd Fall Into Health Day in Tecumseh. The goal was to promote the outstanding health and wellness services and products that we are very lucky to have in The Town of Tecumseh and in the Windsor/Essex area. The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did.

Attendees to the event were greeted by a large group of exhibitors and presenters who demonstrated their services, products, treatments, options and wonderful ways to enjoy life, be happy and stay healthy!  The Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) Board of Management want to thank  the following for their exhibits, activities, door prizes, their time, participation, and support:

Advanced Rehabilitation Centres
Amica Windsor
Border City Barkers
Canadian Mental Health
Cool 100.7 Radio
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Tecumseh
Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
Heal To Toe
Home Instead Senior Care
Jelly Bloop Face Painting
Kinetic Konnection
Lakeview Montessori School
Listen UP! Canada
Mad Science
Nantais Family Chiropractic – Elevation Health
Nature Within
Party Putt Golf
Safeguard Security, Health, Safety
Tecumseh Taekwando
Tecumseh Physiotherapy Clinic
The Arthritis Society
VON Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic
Weight Watchers
Windsor Adventure Inc.
Windsor Country 95.9/92.7 Radio
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Windsor-Essex Disc Golf
Zumba Fitness

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Expedia CruiseShipCenters – Tecumseh
Cool 100.7 Radio
Widnsor’s Country 95.9/92.7 Radio
Kinetic Konnection,
Weight Watchers
Tecumseh Physiotherapy Clinic
Listen Up! Canada
Lacasse Printing

None of this would be possible without the members of our planning committee who contribute their time, resources and hard work during the preparation and set up for this event. The 2016 Health Committee Members are: Linda Proctor, Chair, Carolyn Sivitter, Al Bailargeon, Colleen Turnbull, Rose Rennie, Josephine Scebba, Stephanie Gill, Candice Dennis, Paul Bistany, and Paula Rorai.

Finally, we thank all of our volunteers who helped with setting up, running errands, keeping attendees informed and cleaning up; you all are priceless!

We now begin the planning for the 2017 event and hope everyone will join us again.

 

Paula Rorai,
Coordinator
TOTBIA

2016 The Vital Signs® Report

For the past four years the WindsorEssex Community Foundation has produced and published a Vital Signs® survey to the Windsor-Essex region. Vital Signs® is a national program under the auspices of Community Foundations of Canada. It draws connections between national, provincial, and local data on a range of issue areas important to the local community.

 

A special element of this report, which makes it different from other reports published in our region, is that it includes data from the Vital Signs® survey released in June. This local data provides a comparison between itself and published data in order to produce an all-encompassing report of how the data says we’re doing versus how our community thinks we’re doing.

The Vital Signs® report is a great educational tool that provides Windsor-Essex residents with the opportunity to learn about their region, reflect on how we’re doing, and inspire conversation and communication.

The Vital Signs® report will launch on October 4, 2016 as an insert in the Windsor Star. We respectfully request your assistance in helping us provide accurate data in our survey so that we may gain as much outreach as possible to produce a sample for our report that is encompassing of all demographics in Windsor-Essex. With a larger sample size, we’re able to provide our residents with comprehensive data that can be used to educate our population on our region.

Click here to see highlights of the report: The Vital Signs Program

To view a copy of our Vital Signs report and to particpate in our survey please visit our website http://www.wecf.ca/vitalsigns.html

For additional information please contact:Cover Photo

Ajsela Murselovic
Administration Coordinator
WindsorEssex Community Foundation
3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 511
(P) 519 – 255 – 6572
(F) 519 – 255 – 6936
www.wecf.ca

CAREER COMPASS – Building An Inclusive Labour Force

Community Living Essex County has started a new program that is highly successful for both employers and future employees!

Career Compass is a modern employment service providing direction to job seekers searching for meaningful employment and guiding employers in inclusive hiring. Hiring people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

DID YOU KNOW:

  • 90% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Performance
  • 86% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Attendance
  • 98% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Work Safety
  • Over 4.4 million Canadians are living with a disability and 70% are unemployed
  • According to RBC, people with disabilities have an estimated $25 BILLION in consumer spending power across Canada
  • An inclusive workplace can INCREASE employee satisfaction and lead to INCREASED customer loyalty

Nearly three-quarters of survey respondents said that employing individuals with intellectual disabilities and ASD has been a truly positive experience and even on that has exceeded their expectations.

There is a significant evidence that hiring individuals with intellectual disabilities or ASD reduces turnover, improves attendance and either maintains or improves overall organizational performance. Other employees and customers of businesses who engage in inclusive hiring both report positive perceptions and experiences.

Career Compass has expert employment specialists that will provide individual job coaching and on-site training and support. They provide the right job match to meet the persons skills, abilities and interests with the employers needs and provide on-going employment support.

For Employees:

  • They offer pre-employment training sessions and education
  • Ongoing, on-the-job support and problem solving and follow up for both employee and employer
  • Increase employment related skills and self-esteem
  • Becoming a contributing member of society

For Employers:

  • They provide solutions to your labour needs, with pre-screened applicants
  • Individualized on-the-job training available at no cost
  • They are a collaborative agency that will provide ongoing support and follow-up to ensure a positive , long-term relations between you, the employee and co-workers
  • They are the link to assist in diversifying your workforce

“We have a dedicated, hard working employee with a positive attitude. This has been a win-win experience and I encourage more business owners to get involved.”  —Mike Siblani, Owner, Little Caesars Pizza, Essex

 

For more information please call:

Rosa Amicarelli
Manager
Community Living Supports
Phone: 519.776.6483 Ext. 401
Email: rosa@communitylivingessex.org

 

 

 

 

NEWLY APPOINTED BIA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

At their March 23rd meeting, Town Council appointed 7 new BIA members as Directors on the Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the 2015-2018 term.

Congratulations to the following BIA Members:

Paul Bistany, Paul Bistany Real Estate Brokerage

Candice Dennis, On The Dark Side

Joseph Fratangeli, Three Lambs Baby Boutique

Maureen Harris, Lakeview Montessori

Daniel Hofgartner, Buckingham Real Estate

Tony Nehme, The Job Shoppe

Linda Proctor, Kim Deane, Lawyer

 

Also on the Board of Management:

Andrew Dowie, Councillor Ward 1

Mike Rohrer, Councillor Ward 2

 

Tecumseh Keeps Everyone Safe with New Alert System

The Town of Tecumseh Keeps Residents Safe and Informed with the Tecumseh Alert System


Residents and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts


TECUMSEH, ON March 9, 2016 — Tecumseh, Ontario is launching a new mass notification system to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Town of Tecumseh will begin using this mass notification system to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: www.tecumsehalert.ca or by calling 519 735 6381


The Town of Tecumseh will use this emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text message, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Town of Tecumseh databases will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, citizens are encouraged to self-register and provide additional contact information.


“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Doug Pitre, Director Fire Services & Fire Chief. “This emergency notification system allows the Town of Tecumseh to send out this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”


Residents and Businesses are asked to register now to receive Tecumseh Alerts.

Program Contact:

Shaun Fuerth
Director Information & Communication Services
P: 519-735-2184 Ext: 108

Congrats to the Winners of the 11th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest!

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

         – Henry David Thoreau

The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) hosted its 11th Annual Gallery Without Walls Street Pole Banner Contest Award Ceremony on Friday, May 12th. A “Gallery Without Walls” is an initiative of the TOTBIA. This vibrant and colourful addition to our townscape is a visual testament to our local talent. Banners painted by local artists of all ages and digital photos hang on town street poles from May to November. This incredibly colourful and unique town streetscape is enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. 

This year we had over 220 original hand-drawn images and digital photos submitted that reflected this year’s theme. The 13 winning images will be hung on street poles along with previous year’s winners around the main street arteries around Town.

This year’s winners are:  

1st Place                          Sean Sweeney – Grade 12

2nd Place                        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

3rd Place                         Meghan Randall – Grade 9

Executive Choice            Abigail Schnekenburger – Grade 12

Honorable Mention        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        David Sobocan – Adult

Honorable Mention        Katelyn Cota – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Hannan MacEachern – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Riley Martin – Grade 10

Honorable Mention        Lauren Larocque – Grade 11

Honorable Mention        Lucas Kiewitz – Grade 8

Honorable Mention        Hanna Redmond – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Mya Casetta – Grade 7

Honorable Mention        Madison Henderson – Grade 7