20th Anniversary and 200 Issues Of Biz X magazine
It’s official. With the publishing of this November/December edition, we celebrate 200 issues of Biz X magazine. Yep, Biz X magazine now turns double XX, LOL!
We could not have reached this milestone without major support from our suppliers, advertisers, freelance contractors, friends and of course, our loyal readers. In addition, I personally want to thank my family for all they do to help us succeed.
I would like to thank my father Colin for all his hard work and dedication; my mother Kathy for keeping us all in order; my partner Jack for running the website and miXers plus helping out in all departments, and my assistant/little sister, Della for being my right hand woman. My brother in law Chad also pitches in to help when needed and even my nephew Dylan loves to wear his special Biz X shirt and assist with deliveries. (For fun he likes to design ads too!)
This entire issue is a celebration of our 20th year of our Biz X Awards program as well (see our very first awards cover on this page with our “pillars of success” symbol). And this year once again, we have a high number of nominees — 220 to be exact — who deserve their special time in the spotlight too. The theme of this awards tribute and our gala, “Emerald City: There’s No Place Like Home” is a perfect fit to recognize these hard working business owners and professionals. All of these fantastic businesses prove there is just no place like our region to live, work and play.
So, to celebrate the Windsor Essex business community we invite all nominees, our supporters over the past 20 years and those we have not had the opportunity to meet yet, to our “Christmas Biz MiXer” on Friday December 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Last year’s event was very successful so once again we team up with the fine folks at ARIIUS NightClub (inside Caesars Windsor) to host this year end “Biz MiXer” featuring delicious appetizers by Quick Sushi Izakaya (425 Cabana Road East, Windsor).
Just $20 at the door (including HST) gets you in to network with past and new connections, enjoy a bit of sushi, have a glass of champagne (cash bar available) and have a chance to win fabulous prizes from area businesses.
Keeping with our annual tradition, a portion of ticket sales are collected for a local charity. (Last year it was the Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor).
“We are honoured that Biz X is supporting our Food Bank through the ‘Biz MiXer’ by directing $5 from each ticket purchased to The Downtown Mission of Windsor,” says Ron Dunn, Executive Director. “We will be able to purchase a healthy assortment of foods, to ensure that not only people’s nutritional needs are met, but more importantly, they do not go hungry.”
For the latest info on our holiday event and prizes, check the event page.
I hope to see you at ARIIUS for a chance to promote your business, support a charity and help us celebrate the big 200!