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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

Local Deals, Steals & Meals!

NEW PRODUCTS & LINES AT WINE DESIGN 

At WINE DESIGN, we now carry gift items and will be expanding our inventory in the future.

Besides the wine glasses and wine accessories, we now carry home decor items, novelty socks, jewelry, ladies accessories and more.

WINE COCKTAILS ARE HERE!

Summer is here, which means it is the perfect time to get your naturally flavored delicious wine cocktails brewing.

Some of the flavors we carry are:

Peach, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Raspberry, Tropical, Blue Freezie, Margarita, Pina Colada and so many more. Visit our store in the St. Clair Beach Shopping Centre (Zehr’s).

Cheers.
Marlene
WINE DESIGN
519-739-6064

 

 

 

 

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HEARING SAVINGS
Special Offers!

Book your FREE appointment Today!
ListenUPcanada.com

1614 Lesperance Rd
Call Teena at 1.866.526.2328

 

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KEEP YOUR CAR READY FOR WINTER!

Oil Change  |  Safety Check  |  Brakes  |  Exhaust  |  Tune Up  |  Engine Lights  |  Coolant Flush  |  Power Steering
“Complete Automotive Service”

DJK Automotive
13061 Tecumseh Rd
519.979.0101

 

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 MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS – ONLY $24.95 per month

Locally Monitored and Free Installation

SAFEGUARD SECURITY – HEALTH – SAFETY
1520 Lesperance Rd.
519.735.0202
www.safeguardyourself.ca

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 GILLIGAN’S

Seniors Every Day 3PM – 6PM
$10 ENTREES!
Try Us Again For The First Time!

12058 Tecumseh Rd. E.
519-979-6181
www.gilligans.ca

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TECUMSEH LASER CENTRE

Call and Book Your Complimentary Consultation Today! Receive information on all laser package specials and for pricing on other treatments.

Download the information: TLC Ad Shop Local 2

Call Joanne for more information 519-979-5200 or visit their web page www.tecumsehlasercentre.com

 

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Don’t Wait – Do It NOW!

Tecumseh Shoreline – 519-739-2951
Advertising Department – 519-735-2080

Get educated on the features and benefits of advertising in your Community Newspaper. Find out how you can save money and reach your potential customers at the same time.

Contact your ad rep today and see a difference in a very short time.

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LAWN MOWER TUNE-UP – PROPANE FILL CENTRE

Colman-Dillon Automotive Ltd.
13101 Tecumseh Rd. – 519-979-0088

Authorized Service to All Makes and Models.

 

 

What’s Happening In Tecumseh?

 

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Fall in love with dressed by an Olive
this October as they Celebrate  their 5th Year!

 

A big thank you to our customers when you shop with us during the month of October:

Buy 3 or more standard size bottles, get one FREE 200mL bottle of our regular priced oils or vinegars!  

 

Oct. 14 – Sample Saturday
12pm-3pm
Featuring our Ready to Bake foods.

Oct. 21 – Get Hooked with dressed by an Olive
12pm-3pm
Featuring Wild Canadian West Coast Fish

Oct. 28 – Trick or Treat
11pm-2pm
Raffle draw to see if you get tricked or treated.

Events are hosted at our Tecumseh location only.
348 Manning Rd
519.735.1772

dressedbyanolive.com

 

 

 

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53rd Annual Town of Tecumseh BIA Christmas Party!

 

This event is for TOTBIA Members and their staff.

Its a great venue to hold your staff Christmas Party, meet fellow Tecumseh Business BIA Members, have a great dinner, take some funny photos, mingle, dance to a great band and have a wonderful evening in Tecumseh!

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Torino Banquet Hall
Cocktails 6 PM | Sit Down Dinner 7 PM

Entertainment Featuring Stiletto Fire
Photo Booth | Cash Bar | Door Prizes

$40.00
Per Person
Tax Included

 

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS AND/OR TABLES
519.735.3795 | bia@tecumseh.ca

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There’s plenty of reasons to visit Tecumseh.

Check them out now:

https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3eZkU9UXk4

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Tecumseh’s New Progressive Web App is a First in North America

The Town of Tecumseh is pleased to announce the launch of its Town App (www.tecumsehapp.ca). Developed by InspireHUB Technologies, the Progressive Web App uses the latest app technology and allows residents to access the app from any mobile browser. “The Town of Tecumseh is always looking at new ways to reach residents and continue to communicate the work we do for them. We have three main priorities to engage our residents: communication, compliance, and reach,” explains Mayor Gary McNamara of Tecumseh. “When we learned about the IHUBApp and saw that residents controlled their app experience by joining the channels they are interested in, we felt that was a game changer. Using the latest technology means we can make the app available to anyone who has a browser. More residents can participate in this experience rather than those with certain phones.”

Tony Haddad, CAO of Town of Tecumseh explains there were two features that his Town Administration found compelling as it pertained to communication and compliance. “The first feature that drew us to the IHUBApp was the Automated Newsletter Digest. Communication is very important and our app builds a digest based on what channels our residents join and also lets them determine how often they are notified so that communications are timely. The second feature of the app was that it allows us the flexibility to give every elected official their own channel directly into their wards. Now, Councillors have a tool to engage with their residents while maintaining compliance with the Municipal Act during election season. Our councillors all felt this was a strength and are looking forward to using this tool.” The Tecumseh Progressive Web App provides numerous features including the ability to: participate in real-time polls and surveys, register for events, engage the community in volunteer opportunities as they are needed, assist in community fundraising initiatives, create engagement between residents, elected officials and town administration, join public channels, create private channels for economic development files, determine the frequency of notifications, along with allowing all users the ability to upload their own images, stories, and videos of the community for sharing within the app.
“The launching of the IHUBApp by cities and towns is an exciting development for our company,” explains InspireHUB Technologies CEO Donald Clark. “This technology has been used by large brands, but we believe Tecumseh is the first community to adopt a Progressive Web App for its residents in North America.”

The Tecumseh App can be accessed by visiting www.tecumsehapp.ca in your mobile browser and following the prompts to add to your homescreen.

 

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 Town Hall Notes:

  • Did you know that the OPP has a new Citizen Self Reporting system online?  Concerns and non-emergency incidents (i.e. property damage under $5,000) can be reported at www.opp.ca and will be followed up by the OPP.
  • Do you know someone who is community minded and has the desire to assist others?  The Town is looking for Snow and Leaf Angels.  This is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.  Details are on the Town’s website.  Seniors and those with a disability are invited to apply for assistance.

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LEAF & SNOW ANGELS WANTED

The Town of Tecumseh is looking for Leaf and Snow Angels to provide volunteer leaf and snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. The Leaf and Snow Angels Program is truly “the neighbourly thing to do” and is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service. The Program will match volunteer leaf collectors and snow shovellers, known as “Leaf and Snow Angels”, from the community with seniors and persons with physical disabilities living in the Town of Tecumseh. Leaf and Snow Angels will rake and collect leaves and will remove snow from Town sidewalks and driveway entrances for those need of assistance.

Snow build-up is a potential hazard to persons with limited mobility and makes it difficult for service providers like police, fire, ambulance, mail carriers, and meter readers to work safely and efficiently.

To learn more about the Leaf and Snow Angels Program and how to volunteer, visit the Town’s website or contact the Tecumseh Town Hall 519.735.2184 Ext. 143. Seniors and persons with physical disabilities can also contact the Town to apply for assistance.

www.tecumseh.ca

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WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE TECUMSEH GOLDEN AGE CLUB

The Tecumseh Golden Age Club, 12420 Lanoue St., is open to all seniors 50 years and older. If you would like to get out of the house and have a day of enjoyment playing cards, talking with others, meeting new friends, and having a cup of coffee and tea along with a bit to eat; join the Golden Age Club!

Membership fee is $10 annually.

For more information and a schedule of events please call: 519-735-6455 or ask for Dara at 519-890-6566

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 WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE TECUMSEH LEGION BR. 261

Great fun, food and friendship! Come on over to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 261 at 12326 Lanoue St. (across from Ste. Anne Parish). Friday Fish Fry, Euchre and Cribbage Tournaments, Seniors Dinner and Dance, bus trips, Dart Leagues and more!

Please call 519-735-4454 for more information.

 

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

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN

The Tecumseh Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce NEW BUSINESSES in the Town of Tecumseh and also to welcome them as a new member to the Tecumseh BIA! Currently there are over 400 members within the Tecumseh BIA.

NEW BUSINESSES: 

Elements Osteopathy
12033 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3  
Phone: 226-280-2270
Plaza:  The Coach House Plaza
Dr. Karyn Tizzard

 

NEW LOCATIONS: 

Cedar Dry Cleaners – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E. Unit 2
Phone: 519-979-9450
Plaza: Lakeview Plaza


Precision Hair Design – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E.
Phone: 519-739-9997

 

NEW NAMES:

Arta’s Salad Bar & Grill (formerly Soup R Salads)
13454 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Phone: 519-979-1105
St. Clair Beach Shopping Plaza

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