The UWindsor Alumni Association is dedicated to supporting our alumni. As businesses are struggling to be profitable during these uncertain times we want to help. To comply with the provincial lockdown guidelines many remain open for take-out, delivery or curbside pick-up.
The Association is compiling a database of small businesses (100 or fewer employees) owned by our alumni. We’ll promote the list and encourage people to support these businesses through our social media channels and alumni e-News. Use the button below to register your business or submit information of a business you know of. There’s no cost to join.
All registered alumni businesses will be included in the listing and will receive a custom Windsor Proud window decal to display at the business. While we can’t highlight every business, we may choose to spotlight some businesses from a variety of sectors through social media or e-News.
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Alumni Owned Small Businesses
Alice Welsh Pawttery
Alice Welsh Pawttery makes and sells wheel thrown stoneware cone 6 pottery, some with cat themes and most with regular glazes and no designs or with roses and trillium carved and stamped designs. Alice Welsh Pawttery also presents workshops in the Windsor-Essex County public, secondary., French and French Immersion schools, either virtually or (pre- and post-Covid) in person. I work with all students in all grades at all levels of ability.
Alumni Owner: Alice Welsh, BA '72
Phone Number: 519-980-9479
Archon Architects Incorporated
Archon Architects Incorporated provides services including architecture and design, 3D visualization, project delivery method management and more.
Alumni Owner: Settimo Vilardi, BFA '98
Business Address: 300-1645 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1C8
Phone Number: 519-253-1630
Astral Medical Esthetics
Astral Medical Esthetics offer dermal filler, microneedling, Botox, and other neurotoxins..
Alumni Owner: Krystal Krawiec, BScN '17
Business Address: 624 Chilver Rd. Suite 201, Unit 3,Windsor, ON N8Y 2K2
Phone Number: 519-990-8162
Armando's On the Go
Armando's On the Go serves full pizzas, slices take 'n bake pizza, prepared meals, and more! Our focus is to provide award-winning Armando's food in a fast and convenient way!
Alumni Owner: Enza Fontana, BSc '02
Business Address: 2760 Howard Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 3X6
Phone Number: 226-782-3988
Local aesthetics service provider. Specializing in HydraFacials, laser treatments, and lash lifts and tints. We want you to feel and look your very best. Visit us today to get the best skin of your life!
Alumni Owner: Nadia Hachem, MBA '10
Business Address: 3926 Concession Rd 6, Windsor, ON N9G 2H4
Phone Number: 226-777-6645
Beaches Photo Repair
Beaches Photo Repair is a full-service agency available to preserve your memories. We convert photos, video and audio to digital formats to make sure your media lasts for generations.
Alumni Owner: Tyler Thomas, BA '07
Business Address: 9-83 Silver Birch Ave., Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 416-573-9088
The Benefits Centre Inc.
Located in Tecumseh, Ontario, The Benefits Centre works closely with employers and human resource managers in customizing, implementing and monitoring employee benefit plans for companies as small as two lives to over 500. We can provide a comprehensive analysis of your current benefit plan, looking at the plan design, claims experience, cost and funding models.
Alumni Owner: Craig Fraser, BHK '85
Business Address: 1608 Sylvestre Dr Unit 5, Tecumseh, ON N9K 0B9
Phone Number: 519-982-8888
Biz X Magazine
Biz X magazine, publishing since 1998, is an international border city publication for businesses and people in Windsor, Ontario (Canada) and Detroit, Michigan (USA). In each edition Biz X delves into the issues, ideas, people, businesses and stories that make our region unique.
We offer 10 jam packed issues (print and digital) every year promoting good news in Windsor-Essex! We feature the information and editorial content that local business owners and managers need to know to conduct business in the area.
Alumni Owner: Deborah Jones, BA '89, '90, Colin Jones, MA '85, PhD '92
Business Address: P.O. Box, 7720, 27035 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, ON N8T 3N5
Phone Number: 519-979-3711
Blackrock Project Management
Municipal servicing construction management and contract administration.
Alumni Owner: Mike Jones, BA '95
Business Address: 266 St Louis Ave, Windsor, ON, N8S 2K3
Phone Number: 519-992-4280
Border City Athletics Club
Windsor & Essex County's leader in speed & power development for athletes in track & field, as well as team sports. Throw | Jump | Run … for the Border
Alumni Owner: Kurt Downes, BA '03, B.ED '05
Business Address: 401 East County Rd 50, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
Phone Number: 519-564-2765
Brady's Drug Store
The Brady’s team is proud to serve Essex County. They’re well-trained and focused on fast, friendly patient care.
Alumni Owner: Timothy Brady, BSc '96, Karen Brady, BA '06
Business Address: 190 Chisholm St, Belle River, ON N0R 1A0
Phone Number: 519-715-9882
Cannoli Windsor values quality, supporting local, and engaging with the Windsor-Essex community. The perfect blend of tradition and locally sourced ingredients creates the best cannoli! All products are made with Cannoli Windsor’s vanilla sugar, artificial flavour, preservative and alcohol free. Home to the famous Vegan Cannoli and Cannoli Cakes.
Alumni Owner: Victoria Maria, BA '20
Business Address: 1501 Howard Ave Unit 101, WINDSOR, Ontario N8X 3T5
Phone Number: 226-346-5833
Culture Shock Jewelry
Indigenous owned business that creates handmade jewelry and authentic craft pieces, including moccasins and dreamcatchers.
Alumni Owner: Kat Pasquach, BComm '15
Business Address: Windsor, Ontario
Phone Number: 519-566-3472
Deval Machine & Tool Ltd.
Supplying cutting tools, abrasives & precision measuring equipment to the local tool & die shops, tool & mould shops & machine shops.
Alumni Owner: Dan Marier, CBA '98
Business Address: 5755 Cady St, Windsor, ON N9H 2L1
Phone Number: 519-250-1122
Dr. Annette Dufresne, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Annette Dufresne is a Registered Psychologist, providing services to assist individuals to improve their mental health, their relationships, and their overall well-being. Common concerns include: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, abuse/trauma, and life stresses. Dr. Dufresne also provides consultation to community organizations on issues such as staff well-being or client care.
Alumni Owner: Annette Dufresne, PhD '02
Business Address: 956 Howard Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 1S5
Phone Number: 519-252-0551
Elite Training Systems - Windsor
ETS Windsor is a 5000 sq foot training space laid onto a vacant pool in Kennedy Collegiate Institute, which hosts an array of state of the art training equipment to help all athletes improve strength, power, speed, and athleticism. We pride ourselves on athlete development through a mastery of fundamentals and age appropriate exercise selection. All athletes, youth through professional, are challenged as they progress through programs developed to improve on individual needs with their sport in mind.
Alumni Owner: Joe Garland, MHK '16, Austin Kennedy, BBA '15
Business Address: 245 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, ON N8X 2R2
Phone Number: 519-817-2234
Featherstone Music & Performing Arts Company
Featherstone M&PA Co. is a music school in Windsor offering piano and vocal lessons for all ages, as well as early childhood music group classes (ages 2-5) and music workshops for adults. Featherstone is a unique school which offers students a choice in their curriculum (pop, rock, or classical). The studio also offers a hybrid “Pop/Rock Piano & Vocal Fusion” lesson program which teaches students how to sing and accompany themselves on the piano.
Alumni Owner: Ava Droski, BA '17
Business Address: 628 Monmouth Rd Studio #6, Windsor, ON N8Y 3L1
Phone Number: 519-563-9996
Gauthier Roofing and Siding
Family owned and operated, Gauthier Roofing and Siding is Windsor's premier exterior home improvement company. Contact us for your roofing, siding, soffit, fascia, windows, doors, skylight or eavestroughing needs. Pleased to serve more than 35,000 customers for over 50 years. We are the top-rated and most award-winning exterior home improvement contractor serving the Greater Windsor area.
Alumni Owner: Ron Gauthier, BComm '88, MBA '89
Business Address: 266 County Rd 42, Windsor, ON N8N 2L9
Phone Number: 519-727-6622
Golden Oak is a soup, salad and sandwich shop offering unique and healthy options in the business district of Newcastle Miramichi. They make all of our soup, marinades, salad dressings and most items on the list from scratch. All items can be made gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are offered and all attempts to accommodate dietary restrictions are made.
Alumni Owner: Peter Comisso, BSc '13
Business Address: 330 Pleasant St, Miramichi, NB E1V 1Y9
Phone Number: 587-645-8644
The Hook Pusher
The Hook Pusher is located inside of Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing. Owner, Dianne Clinton, provides a wide variety of cruelty free yarns and crochet supplies, custom crocheted apparel for all ages, and small group or private crochet classes. Shop online to see the yarn selection.
Alumni Owner: Dianne Clinton, BA '07, CAM '08
Business Address: 4755 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N8Y 1H8
Phone Number: 519-984-9494
Entertainment services for festivals, events, TV/film, BIAs, municipalities, malls, & marketing activations. Winner of a 2021 Service Excellence Award from Festivals & Events Ontario!
Alumni Owner: Kyle Sipkens, BFA '08
Business Address: Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 647-407-7479
JELM Support Services
Mental Health Care, Counselling, Case Management
Alumni Owner: Milicia Reid, MSW '15
Business Address: Barrie, ON
Phone Number: 705-241-8634
Kaylo Digital provides web design and development services for service based businesses and entrepreneurs.
Alumni Owner: Shanakay Hall, BA '13
Business Address: Toronto, ON
Phone Number: 647-274-3188
Kindness Cafe Inc.
Kindness Café is a pop-up, not-for-profit business that rescues surplus and unsold food from restaurants, cafés, farms, and groceries in Windsor. We serve food back to the community with a “pay as you feel” (PAYF) concept — customers purchase their meals at any value they decide. This means they may also dine for free.
Alumni Owner: Ola Ahmed, MMB '19
Business Address: 2655 Cabana Rd W, Windsor, ON N9G 1E7
Phone Number: 519-300-2425
Little Sheep Yarn Boutique
A boutique fibre craft supply shop specializing in high quality yarns in a wide variety of materials. Natural fibres, organic yarns, premium acrylics, Ontario dyers, gifts, hooks and needles, and more can be found in this friendly atmosphere where you can get expert assistance, seek help on projects, take fun classes, and participate in social groups with other crafters.
Alumni Owner: Kate Rosser-Davies, BA '07
Business Address: 521 Erie St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3X8
Phone Number: 519-962-9285
Mailloux's Farm Fresh
Mailloux's Farm Fresh is a farm fresh market offering locally grown and sourced fruits and vegetables, plants, baked goods, frozen prepared foods and preserves seasonally from May to October.
Alumni Owner: Bradley Mailloux, BSc '12, Megan Carlone-Mailloux, BScN '12
Business Address: 500 Alma St, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y9
Phone Number: 519-819-6192
Martha Young and Associates
Human Resources Consulting, includes recruitment, management coaching, labour and employee relations, training, Harassment Investigations, negotiations, development of benefit plans, review and development of compensation plans. Policy review and development - HR, Health and Safety, Covid; ensuring compliance with relevant and applicable legislation, such as ESA, HRC, PHIPA, OHSA, etc. Development of policies, practices and training to meet the National Standard of Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace.
Alumni Owner: Martha Young, BA '74
Phone Number: 519-730-0934
Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing
Located in Pillette Village, Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing specializes in custom framing and Windsor’s local artists. The gallery is the perfect spot to find local art for both the home and business. Whether you are interested in renting or purchasing art, framing your own collection, or creating a custom gift, we have everything you need to acquire that perfect piece of art.
Alumni Owner: Nancy Johns, BFA '90
Business Address: 4755 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N8Y 1H8
Phone Number: 519-945-2222
A company made up of two girls passionate about Tea. They specialize in Tea Bombs currently, but will expand their line to other great things made of Tea. They even offer sugar free options for the health conscious people.
Alumni Owner: Youstina Asaad, BComm '16
Phone Number: 647-904-8000
Plant Joy makes award-winning vegan doughnuts using high-quality organic and fair-trade ingredients. We make our doughnuts from scratch every morning and whether you are vegan or not, you can rest assured that each ingredient has been carefully selected to reflect our commitment to people, animals, and the planet. Finally, we love our community, and we work as much as possible with other local businesses and support a variety of local charities.
Alumni Owner: Jordynne Ropat, BSc '14
Business Address: 5622 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, ON
Phone Number: 226-246-7196
Rachel Loerts Music
Rachel Loerts Music is a voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass teaching studio based in London, Ontario. We provide one-on-one online lessons to beginner students of all ages and abilities. With compassionate instruction, we build confidence in our students while giving them a comprehensive music education. We believe that all music has value, and use the music our students are interested in to build lifelong musicians. Optional bi-annual recitals give our students a safe space to practice performing and show off their skills to family and friends.
Alumni Owner: Rachel Loerts, BA '17
Business Address: 15 Dudley Crescent, London, ON N6E 1S3
Phone Number: 519-566-3957
Red Piston Inc.
Red Piston is a full service marketing and solutions provider that focuses on innovative experiences using technology such as mobile, Augmented Reality and Virtual reality.
Alumni Owner: Ali Al-aasm, BSc '03, Andrew Kale, BA '97
Business Address: 568 Chatham St. E, Upper Unit Windsor, ON, N9A 2X1
Phone Number: 519-916-1005
Select Roofing has been proudly serving Windsor-Essex county for the last serveral years with our roofing services. We are excited to add siding, eavestroughs and custom metal work to our resume. We look forward to any opportunity to assist our customers with the best experience.
Alumni Owner: Matthew Luvisotto, BComm '09
Business Address: 199 Riverview Ave, Windsor, ON N9J 3X9
Phone Number: 519-563-8926
Sentry Group | Motivating Success
Sentry Group | Motivating Success specializes in advanced investment, private real estate development and tax deferral strategies for individuals, small businesses and owners of corporations. Using an in-depth Discovery Process, our Sentry Group team of professionals analyze your unique situation to determine where we can add the most value and formulate suggestions regarding the direction of your Holistic and Multi-generational planning needs.
Alumni Owner: Douglas Cerson, BComm '92
Business Address: 620 Davenport Rd, Waterloo, ON N2V 2C2
Phone Number: 519-880-9883
StrongerU Senior Fitness
StrongerU Senior Fitness empowers recreation, fitness, and wellness professionals, and senior-serving organizations, such as retirement communities and long-term care homes, to deliver high-quality senior fitness experiences. StrongerU is the first senior fitness education company globally to offer instructors an online certification and 30 minutes of new class content monthly in a rotation of four formats: Cardio, Strength, Stretch, and Circuit.
Alumni Owner: Emily Johnson, BHK '14
Phone Number: 403-807-0076
Windsor Creative provides complete marketing services for businesses both local and international. From marketing concepts and strategy, to full photography and video production, graphic design, social media management, and video post-production services.
Alumni Owner(s): Amanda Orr, BA'10, Devon Pastorius, BA '13, Elena Valvasori Pastorius, BSc '14
Business Address: 3353 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON N8W 3R9
Phone Number: 519-819-3879
WindsorEats is a for-profit destination and experience management organization with a focus on culinary tourism. We create and manage experiences and market and promote the amazing local, culinary establishments in our region. Our tours and events include the Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tours, Drinks of Walkerville, Whiskytown Festival, Windsor Craft Beer Festival, Urban Wine Fest, Dinner on a Pier, and many others.
Alumni Owner: Pina Ciotoli, BA '09
Phone Number: 519-890-5038
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club Inc.
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club has five singles squash/racketball courts, one doubles squash court and full gym and fitness club with cardio, weight training and aerobics equipment and personal and group training programs. Where people meet friends and fitness becomes a lifestyle.
Alumni Owner: Tom Porter, BA '74, LLB '78
Business Address: 2475 McDougall St, Windsor, ON N8X 3N9
Phone Number: 519-966-2141