Survival Kit for Driving in the Winter

Posted on January 28th, 2015

It is always smart to keep some necessities in your vehicle. You never know what can happen and it is better to safe rather  than sorry!! We recommend keeping the following items in your survival kit:

- Bottled water and non-perishable food

- Blanket

- First aid kit

- Windshield washer fluid

- Windshield scraper and snow brush

- Flashlight with batteries

- Flares and matches

- Jumper cables

- Spare tire, jack and wheel wrench

- Antifreeze

Formula First Collision is a Finalist for The Business Excellence Awards

Posted on January 16th, 2015

10923633_776896239014517_2398742329801129834_nWe are very honoured to be nominated for mid-sized business of the year for The Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Earlier this week we were informed that we have been selected as one of three final contenders for the award. The winners will be announced on April 22nd so stay tuned.

We would like to say congratulations to Barry and Stephanie Zekelman for winning the Believe Windsor Essex Award and to Loretta Stoyka for winning the ATHENA award.

Good luck to all the finalists:

The Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists are John Chisholm, Bernard Gorski and Imad Najjar.

The Professional of the Year finalists are Federica Nazzani, Lorraine (Lori) Shalhoub and Dr. Dale Ziter.

The Young Professional of the Year Award finalists are Nour Hachem, Julia Ann Lee and Ross Moncur.

The Small Company of the Year Award finalists are PhysioFit, Precision Jewellers, Inc. and Urban Home.

Finalists for Mid-Size Company of the Year finalists are Amy’s Helping Hands, Formula First Collision and Windsor Chapel Funeral Home.

Large Company of the Year finalists are CenterLine (Windsor) Limited, CS Wind Canada and Hiram Walker & Sons.

The International Business Award finalists are BASF Canada, Pappa Plastics and Distributing Ltd. and Thomas Canning Ltd. (Thomas Utopia Brand).

Finalists for the Tourism and Hospitality Award are Canadian Club Brand Centre, The City Grill/LEV3L Vodka Emporium/Bull & Barrel Saloon and Rino’s Kitchen and Ale House.

The New Business of the Year Award finalists are Hawkins & Co. Chartered Accounting Professional Corp., Hummazing Inc. and The School House Early Learning Centre.

Nominees for the Innovation Award are Radix Inc., Springboard Management Inc. and Strong Dental Ltd.

A Wedding in a Collision Repair Shop

Posted on January 9th, 2015

A wedding at Formula First Collision makes the news in Collision Quarterly Magazine and BodyShop Magazine. Congratulations to Ashley McGuin and Jeremy Brown. 

As Ashley explained in a letter she sent to us following the wedding: “Jeremy and I met on an online dating site called Plenty of Fish. We’ve been inseparable for six years. We got married at Club Il Cavallino, located inside Formula First Collision, on Saturday October 18th, 2014.

“Formula First and Club Il Cavallino are two very unique places. You don’t expect to have a classy, bistro-type restaurant located inside a collision repair shop. The bistro even has an onsite vegetable garden, providing fresh and organic vegetables. Jeremy has always admired the outside of Formula First Collision. There are always high-end luxury vehicles parked out front and [the shop] is tastefully landscaped.”

“We had a hard time finding a place for our wedding ceremony and reception that fit our style and that could accommodate 40 guests. While driving past Formula First on his way home from work one day, Jeremy was curious to see what they had to offer, so he stopped in to inquire about it. The staff there was very friendly and helpful. The same day he came home and asked if I would come check out this amazing place he found. It was perfect! We were impressed the moment we walked in. It can hold 40 people comfortably. Their seasonal flowers and nicely maintained surroundings saved us money on decorating costs, indoor and outdoor. The stylish and beautiful cars interested all our guests. Club Il Cavallino has lots of natural lighting due to the wall of windows along the front of the building which from the inside shows off all their nice outdoor flowers.?

“The working bay inside Formula First Collision is more like a showroom then a garage. It is very clean and filled with stylish cars that are lit up by huge chandeliers. There is also a beautiful gazebo overlooking Little River, nicely decorated with flowers that we had as an option of using for our ceremony.”

“To go with the car theme, our four-year-old son Chase drove his remote control car up to us with our wedding bands tied to it, for us to exchange. Jeremy and Chase are both car fanatics. “Formula First & Club Il Cavallino go hand in hand, representing their love for specialty vehicles and healthy dining, all located in such a beautiful and top-notch facility.”

“Thanks again to all the staff and chef Charles Weston at Formula First Collision and Club Il Cavallino for providing us with such a memorable and awesome wedding.”

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