With its rich history, booming businesses, and growing neighbourhoods, the Town of Tecumseh is vibrant with possibility. These “business spotlights” are designed to take you wandering through new businesses, or ones that you may have forgotten about! Whether you’re a resident or visitor, we hope to keep you falling in love with the small-town charm of this little nook of Windsor-Essex.
This week’s business spotlight features your source for all things nautical, swim wear, hair care, eco-friendly self care, and your go to source for U.S. Canada cross border legal advice and services.
Dan’s Nautical Shop
All Things Nautical & Nice
Boaters, if you’re looking for a small shop that can talk the talk and walk the walk, look no further than Dan’s Nautical Shop.
Operated and staffed by local boaters, the team at Dan’s are more than happy to share their knowledge (and geek out about boating) with any customer who will give them the time. One of the things they enjoy the most is helping DIY boaters tackle repair projects around their boat, so don’t be afraid to ask! The team can typically answer any technical questions a boater may have and if they can’t, they’ll go the distance to find it.
This marine supply and accessory shop has been a part of the community since 2014 and hasn’t let the community down. With dozens of suppliers, they’re a small store with some mighty purchasing power; so, if you’re in need of something, they’ve either got it, or can have it in a day or two.
This laid-back shop filled with all things nautical is a boater’s dream, so stop on by.
Dan’s Nautical Shop, 12237 Riverside Drive E.
U.S. Legal Help at Home
With the increase of Windsorites working in, owning businesses, or owning properties in the United States, it’s important to find a legal professional who understands your needs. To guide you through some of these legal complexities is Tecumseh resident and lawyer Michael Kennedy at Ingenuity Counsel.
After a decade of legal experience in the U.S., Michael wanted to fill a gap in the market back home. So, in 2012, he began specializing in cross border tax, corporate, immigration, real estate, and trust & estate legal services. Now with 20 years of experience under his belt, Michael uses his knowledge to deliver top-notch U.S. legal counsel through his boutique law firm.
Whether you’re in need of assistance at the individual or corporate level, Michael takes pride in providing high-quality professional services in an honest, personal, and valuable way. He understands the cross-border nature of doing business in the U.S. and the effects of owning real estate south of the border. If you’re a Canadian in need of U.S. legal counsel, Ingenuity Counsel makes it easy by bringing it closer to home.
Ingenuity Counsel, 3-13831 Riverside Dr. E
Moni Hair Boutique
Where Hair Artistry Comes Alive
Hair on its own may not be art; then enter the Moni Hair Boutique team. Monika Lombardi and her team use their fine-tuned skills to transform the blank canvases they’re handed into something extraordinary. If you’ve been itching for a unique change, Moni may be just the place to try out your new look.
Monika has had the pleasure of working in the hair industry for over 20 years, and says that it’s never felt like work. The extended side of styling hair is meeting the incredible people that come sit in her chair, being involved in the Tecumseh community, and training and working alongside many other talented hair artists.
Education is key to staying vibrant with fashion and hair trends, and Monika and her trusted team of stylists are continuously exploring new ways to enhance the beauty of each person who comes to sit in their chairs.
Moni Hair Boutique is where hair artistry comes alive.
Moni Hair Boutique, 1825 Manning Rd.
Selfcare Products We Can Feel Good About
Now, more than ever, we could use a little TLC. ShopEco helps us prioritize our self-care needs with products that we can feel good about.
ShopEco owner Debra took over the shop in 2012, and while she kept the eco-minded nature of the original shop alive, she shifted the vision into makeup and skincare. Since then, she’s been learning about ingredients, and has sampled 100s of products to ensure that she brings the best and cleanest into her shop.
Debra and the ShopEco team have completely transformed the store into a destination for high-quality products that celebrate nature’s gifts and perform to the standards we deserve in our skincare lines. Everything in the shop is either Canadian made (80%), often small batch, or from independent brands.
By choosing beauty brands that are aligned values we can get behind, we can shop without the confusion or the guilt. ShopEco does the thinking for us, so we can just focus on feeling good about our choice in making time to take care of ourselves.
You can see what’s in stock on the ShopEco website, or first book a virtual skincare and makeup consultation with their in-house aesthetician Melissa to see which products are best suited for you!
Book a consultation at https://shopeco.ca/pages/appointments
ShopEco, 1141 Lesperance Rd.
The Perfect Fit
Shopping for swimwear doesn’t have to feel like a daunting task; at least, not at Simply Swimwear. The knowledgeable and thoughtful staff will get you excited for bathing suit season again, and make you remember why you love the summer!
Their comfortable boutique atmosphere is filled with a great selection of year-round women’s swimwear and the accessories to match any of your aquatic events like, backyard pool time, boating, vacations, and even aquatic fitness.
Not only does Simply Swimwear have a suit for every lifestyle, but they also carry an inclusive range of sizes (up to 3X), coverups and beach hats, as well as an assortment of specialty swimwear including, larger cup sizes (up to G cup), mastectomy options, and chlorine resistant swimsuits which are great for aqua fit classes!
Simply Swimwear is well stocked for our warm weather needs, so who’s ready for pool season already?
Simply Swimwear is open by appointment, where their staff will work with you one-on-one to ensure you have the perfect fit for you. You can reach them by phone or by email to book your appointment.
Simply Swimwear, 12237 Riverside Dr. E
Eyes On Tecumseh Business Spotlight Sponsored by the Tecumseh BIA
Let’s get out and show Tecumseh some love! If you visit any of these establishments thanks to this business spotllight, feel free to tag @eyesonwindsor and hashtag #TecumsehBIA and #EyesOnTecumseh!
This installment of our recurring Tecumseh Business Spotlight, “Eyes on Tecumseh” has been generously sponsored by the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (BIA).
Tecumseh BIA, 12122 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 2, http://tecumsehbia.com
More Featured Tecumseh Businesses
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Article by Alley L. Biniarz
Alley L. Biniarz (she/her) has her hands in a dozen different endeavours – she is a writer, a singer, a farmer, an environmentalist, and everything in between. She loves to write about local businesses and is passionate about everything Windsor, Ontario. Alley also uses her journalistic voice to bring awareness to environmental and feminist causes, and to help connect her community with each other. When she’s not writing, you can find Alley tending to her garden or at her shop, “Grown Lady Garments” – a curated collection of sustainably and ethically made clothing for women. You can find her work on LinkedIn or connect with her on social @abeaans | @grownladygarments