Biz X magazine April 2021 Vol 24 Issue 4

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Biz X magazine April 2021 Vol 24 Issue 4

Biz X magazine April 2021

ON THE COVER —“Happy Kitchen, Happy Home” – We jump start our “Home Sweet Home” Special Section with a cover story on the popularity of home renovations and/or repairs, to accommodate changing lifestyles. A year of staying home due to the pandemic and enjoying staycations, has created opportunities for many people to renovate their homes, update kitchens and bathrooms, add recreational spaces, install pools and hot tubs, and perhaps even create new office space to make working from home more convenient.

MAIN COVER PHOTO LOCATION: Amherstburg homeowner Lee Chute and her dog Rico Suave couldn’t be happier with the job completed by Alpine Construction (Windsor) Inc. Everything from the stained glass window to cabinets, counter tops and appliances, were replaced in this redesign after a devastating kitchen fire. Alpine Estimator, Frank Luiso (background) is pictured going over the final check list in “Restoring Peace of Mind” for their client in accordance with their motto. Photo by Rod Denis, (

TOP INSET PHOTO — Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe — Page 12 – Steve Bell stands in front of the WFCU Centre (which he helped name). “Beller” (as he is also known) continues on as the Windsor Spitfires play-by-play announcer, but what else does he have up his sleeve? Photo by Joe McParland.

Biz X magazine April 2021 – Contents

4 Funny Stuff

5 From The Publisher: How To Participate In A “Virtual Windsor Style Pizza Making Class” For The Canadian Cancer Society

6 Rose City Politics: How Should The Municipal Government Tackle Post-Pandemic Recovery And Resurgence?

8 Front Lines


11 Heard On The Street– If you enjoy eating at Artisan Grill, 269 Dalhousie Street in Amherstburg (photo courtesy of Tourism Windsor Essex County Pelee Island) . . . then we know you’ll be pleased to read their exciting expansion news!

14 Newsflash


16 Food For Thought: Little Foot Foods, Windsor – Get fully surprised in a big way at Little Foot Foods! Experience their Stuffed Peppers meal (photo courtesy of Lindsay O’Neil) generously loaded with beef and pork and featuring feisty rainbow field peppers as opposed to traditional green peppers. Yet there are lots more great products available at Little Foot Foods, such as cabbage rolls and their famous perogies to help busy individuals enjoy delicious, comfort food right at home, without all the hard work.

26 Tech Bytes: Advice From Edison Financial On Mortgages

27 XX Files: Mary Anne Buckland Of Tecumseh’s Maison Mary Anne

28 Ask The Experts: Aqua Living And Aqua Camping With Twin Dolphin/Stronghouse Canada Corporation

30 From The Bookshelf: Ava Droski’s “Photos Of A Wren”

31 Portfolio Corner: Time For Risk Review


32 The Parenting Biz: Come Rain Or Shine, There’s Always Plenty To Do. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” but spring also brings a whole new set of activities guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face. “Spring Break” is upon us with students looking for something to do. We suggest a few fun ideas that are also suitable for the next few months to keep the kids entertained.


37 Craving “Carnival Eats”? Since we missed out on outdoor fairs and festivals last year, due to the pandemic — and the future of most events is still uncertain for the summer of 2021 — we wanted to bring a little bit of the fair to our readers. While the amusement rides are always fun, as is trying to win a stuffed animal in a game, for most of us the best part of a carnival is the food. We feature local businesses selling cotton candy, popcorn, candy apples and more, for when you and your family need a fair food fix (Photo by Jack Rosenberg taken during a past downtown Windsor event).

41 The Way It Was: Keeping The Peace


42 Biz Of The Month: Fulger Transport Inc. Radu Bogdanel (shown in photo by Rod Denis) began his transportation career driving a truck, but now owns his own business, Fulger Transport Inc. The company offers transportation services cross Canada and the United States. As such, the cargo they haul ranges from produce, to general freight, all the way to time critical shipments.

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Deborah Jones
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.