Awards & Memberships

Windsor Chamberof Commerce

Empire Communications is a proud member of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Please click on their logo to be taken directly to their website.


In 2007, ECI was honoured to win Small Business of the Year at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards.

Here is an excerpt, written by Chris Athavale…

Chris Athavale
Chris Athavale, Vice President of Operations, Empire Communications

Small Company

“Together with the talented team at Empire Communications, we pursue business excellence by: focusing on our clients’ needs and offering innovative voice and security solutions to help grow their businesses; communicating with our clients and taking ownership of our projects; building strong industry partnerships in Windsor-Essex and working harmoniously with them; and supporting our local community by volunteering and sharing our talents.”

“The Windsor-Essex region is the best place to do business!

“We wish all the nominees much success as they pursue great things!”

To be taken directly to the article by the Windsor Star, please click on the following link


Windsor-Essex Living Wage
Living Wage infographic

Empire Communications is a certified member of Windsor-Essex Living Wage program.

About the Program
The Windsor and Essex County Living Wage Program was adapted from the previous Pathway to Potential Living Wage Program. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about the true cost of living in Windsor and Essex County, and to advance policies, partnerships, and practices that promote health and wellbeing for our community. The program aims to provide education about what al living wage is and why its important. It also encourages local employers to become Living Wage Certified.

Living Wage

What is a Living Wage?

A living wage is different from the minimum wage.

The living wage is based on the real cost of goods and services in Windsor and Essex County.

A living wage is based on the idea that every person has the right to enjoy good health, relaxation, culture, and fun. It provides the means to raise children and to take part in social and community activities. It also allows families to reduce the stress of living in poverty. The living wage calculation takes into consideration local costs of living and is not pre-set by the government. This means that the rate varies from community to community and may change year-to-year.

To learn more about how the Windsor and Essex County Living Wage is calculated visit, the following link and download a copy of the “Calculating a Living Wage for Windsor and Essex County” report.