Biz X magazine April 2019 Vol 22 Issue 4

Biz X magazine April 2019 Vol 22 Issue 4

ON THE COVER — “Everything And The Kitchen Sink!” — In our regular “Ask The Experts” column we expand our coverage to coincide with the 37th annual “Windsor Home & Garden Show,” April 12 to 14, and examine renovation options. The convenience of having hundreds of exhibitors under one roof is the perfect chance for residential owners to explore all the possibilities. We introduce you to some of the companies on site at the show who are prepared to plant the seeds of inspiration in your mind. Main photo: © Can Stock Photo/pbombaert

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Dine Out To Support The AIDS Committee Of Windsor
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Is The Drying Cleaning Industry Drying Up? – The closure of iconic Dry Cleaning business IXL Cleaners Inc. prompted columnist Alan Halberstadt to dig a little deeper into the state of the local industry. He found one owner, Sam Abouzeeni, claiming his business is growing and thriving.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz X Was There
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember – As always there is lots happening in Windsor Essex, but this month is extra special as “National Volunteer Week” (April 7 to 13) is the time for us to show how much we appreciate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. YourTV Windsor/Leamington relies heavily on volunteers — such as Sakura Nina (shown in middle photo courtesy of YourTV), a coop student from Walkerville High School — to provide quality community programming. Check out more details on a website for volunteer week plus other exciting events planned for April and early May.
25 Tech Bytes: Smart Technology For The Home And Office
26 On The Fundraising Scene: Making A “Coffee Break” Count For Local Alzheimer Society
27 Food For Thought: The Meal Prep Company, Dougall Avenue, Windsor – The Meal Prep Company provides convenient, healthy and delicious pre-cooked meals such as the Grilled Balsamic Rosemary Steak (pictured at left courtesy of Matt Cincurak of UAV Creations). This delicious dish is a medium-sized, melt-in-your-mouth 5 oz steak, bathed in a balsamic and rosemary reduction. Are you craving more details on how you can eat healthy food with great flavour simply by stopping by this business? Flip to our regular food column now!
30 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: The Tea Party Brews Up “Black River Tour”
31 Portfolio Corner
32 Event Profile: The 4th Annual “Celebrity Men Fashion Event”
34 THE PARENTING BIZ: In The Family Way – Mothers and fathers play crucial roles in our lives as providers, protectors, teachers and so much more. They work hard their whole lives to give their offspring only the best. Many local business owners have small children at home who possibly may inherit the family biz, whereas other parents may even work for their daughter/son or perhaps, a whole family runs an operation together. Read on to learn about a handful of these great businesses. Their stories might just make you see them in a new light and appreciate them even more! 
42 XX Files: Sylvia Alongi, Owner of Teacups & Crowns, Erie Street East, Windsor
43 Take The Lead: “Rocket Woman” Dr. Roberta Bondar
44 From The Bookshelf: Fighting Depression & Making Math Fun For Kids
46 Special Wedding Section: Getting Hitched Soon? See What’s On Trend For 2019
50 Hot Shots: WEST’s “International Women’s Day Gala”
53 The Way It Was: Battlefield Wounded
54 Biz Of The Month: Urbanhome Windsor Launches eDesign Program

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Deborah Jones – Publisher of Biz X Magazine Deborah Jones graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Communication Studies and was employed at two other local magazines shortly after for a few years learning all she could about writing, advertising, public relations and more. She made the jump in 1998 to go out on her own to publish Biz X magazine and has worked in the publishing industry since 1990. In 2007, she earned the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Windsor & District Chamber of Commerce. To date, she is the ONLY woman so far to receive this award. In 2013, she received one of the first “Windsor Women of the Year” awards from the Ladies Exclusive Alliance. Her most recent achievement is a “2016 Vocational Service Award” from the Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland. Deborah is proud to live in Windsor and truly cares about each and every business and strives to make Windsor Essex the best place to live, work and play.