Biz X Magazine April 2022 Vol 25 Issue 4

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Biz X Magazine April 2022 Vol 25 Issue 4

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ON THE COVER — The Only Way Is Up! — 18
After an absence since 2019, the Windsor Home & Garden Show returns April 29 to May 1, giving local homeowners the chance to meet area business owners offering a variety of unique products and services. Spring is the ideal time to renovate or spruce up the house, inside and out. As well, the timing of the trade show is also the perfect opportunity for Biz X to publish our annual home themed edition, the issue you are reading right now! So if you need to increase living space, an attic conversion is a possible solution. Our cover story and related editorial have one goal — to make sure you love where you live!

COVER LOCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR PHOTOGRAPHED Ed Cope, President of Cope Construction, Ltd., can now sit back and relax after a job well done! His construction company undertook a huge transformation in this attic conversion (see before photos on page 23). Cope was able to add approximately 800 square feet of additional living space in a Tecumseh Russell Woods home! Cope Construction, Ltd. is situated at 5831 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (RodneyLDenisPhotographer.com).

INSET PHOTO: THE PARENTING BIZ – 32 The January 2012 arrival of Dylan Colin Jones (shown in his very first photo taken at the Met Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital) was a momentous occasion for the publishing family of Biz X. Life certainly became a million times better! Of course that’s a feeling all new parents and relatives share and with this exciting news, that means there is plenty to prepare for at home for the newborn’s arrival. (See a quick summary of our story on Bringing Baby Home above).

Contents – Biz X Magazine April 2022

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The 29th Annual St. Clair College Alumni Of Distinction Award Recipients
6 Rose City Politics: Tackling The Battle On Cars . . . Or Bikes?
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Just Sayin’: Isn’t It Problematic Our Current Government Was Formed With Less Than A Third Of The Country’s Support?
13 Biz Bits: Maurice Morneau Tax
14 Newsflash

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16 Food For Thought: Williams Food Equipment – For all the home chefs out there, Williams Food Equipment’s retail location and online store have everything you need to cook like a professional! For example, if you want to make this bacon and caramelized onion pizza (photo courtesy of Williams Food Equipment) at home, any hour of the day or night, they carry a full line of Ooni pizza ovens and all the accessories you require. But don’t stop there! They have entire aisles dedicated to cookware, bakeware, barware and countertop home appliances. The store also stocks a large selection of knives from all over the world. So get ready to cook up a storm!
27 Milestones: The Bloomin’ Gardener Celebrates 25 Years

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28 Tech Bytes: Technology Inspiring Possibilities For People With A Disability – The Awake Labs smartwatch and app is equipped with a clinically validated algorithm to capture a personalized baseline and report real-time changes in stress and strong emotions. So how does this new technology benefit Community Living Windsor and the people the organization supports? Find out! (Graphic courtesy of Awake Labs)
29 XX Files: Lauren Potvin, Owner Of Bunch, A Curated Collection
Of Goods For Your Home And Body
30 Hot Shots: Manor Realty Agents Raise Funds For Community
Organizations With Its Annual Keys Of Hope Program

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32 The Parenting Biz: Bringing Baby Home – If a visit from the stork is in your future, then this is the story for you! Feeling overwhelmed as an expectant parent? Are you ready to bring your baby home from the hospital? This issue we feature local businesses (and some baby proofing tips for the home too!) who can provide everything you need to keep your new bundle of joy, safe, happy and healthy.
37 Health Matters: Strategies For Mental Health And Well-Being
38 Fun & Games: The Grand Opening Of Sunny Britches Acres
39 It’s All Relative: The New Podcast, Every Day Family Matters
40 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Sister Act – The doors are closing on April 30, for the final time at From The Heart Card, Gift and Wig Boutique on Ottawa Street, owned by the Janisse sisters’ (Jackie, Geri and Paulette), after a 32 year presence in the Windsor community. So what’s next?
42 Making A Sound Living: Veteran Radio Broadcaster, John Beaudin
44 Portfolio Corner: Managing Emotions
45 The Way It Was: Canada’s Maritime Heritage — To Make Ready For Sea
46 Biz Of The Month: Can-Am Recycling Inc.

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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.