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Biz X magazine February 2019 Vol 22 Issue 2

Biz X magazine February 2019 Vol 22 Issue 2

ON THE COVER — “Come Along For The Ride!” — 18
Our cover model relaxes with Biz X magazine’s 2018 auto show edition, as she speeds along in the autonomous Nissan IMs Concept. The vehicle, unveiled at the 2019 “North American International Auto Show,” in Detroit, is a completely new type of car — an “elevated sports sedan” that takes advantage of the packaging, platform and powertrain technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. With a fetching design and the ability to drive itself, the future of automobiles is going to be quite interesting. Find out what we discovered at the show in our annual review. Note: For information on inset photo of the Consul General of Canada in Detroit Joe Comartin, see page 12 above. 

COVER CREDITS: Beckey Holmes-Tofflemire wears a Frank Lyman design gold and black textured Moto Jacket with gold zipper detail, a black top with built in gold necklace and black Jersey pull on pants provided by Anne’s On The Avenue, 1695 Manning Road, Tecumseh. Photo by Rod Denis. (

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Windsor Essex Organizations At The Detroit Auto Show
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Were Mega-Hospital Site Selection Figures “Doctored?” – Mega-hospital urban sprawl champions continue to make light of a persistent campaign not to close Windsor core hospitals (see top photo of front lawn protest sign). The champs also dismiss critics who say the process to select the county road location for the proposed regional mega-hospital was unfair and lacked integrity, but a March hearing could knock them off their high horse, writes columnist Alan Halberstadt.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Meet The 20th Consul General Of Canada In Detroit – “Say it IS so Joe” as our own Joe McParland interviews the newly appointed Consul General of Canada in Detroit, Joe Comartin, who is pictured (inset front cover photo provided courtesy of the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit) in his 11th floor office at the Ren Cen. The view from his window appropriately includes downtown Windsor and our local casino, proving Comartin is a sure bet to do great things for our region!
14 Newsflash
There has been plenty going on in the Windsor business world since our last issue was published, including the annual Advocis Windsor luncheon. Among the 70 guests in attendance were members from the Clark Financial Group (in middle photo by Rod Denis) represented by Chris Clark, Shelly Webster, Sue Reaume and Rick Clark. What else happened at the luncheon? What other local business changes have recently occurred? Our Newsflash column has the answers you are looking for!
16 Dates To Remember
24 Tech Bytes: NEW! Welcome To Mobility City!
25 Take The Lead: Director, Producer And Writer, Ziad Hamzeh
26 Portfolio Corner
27 XX Files: Katherine Possami, Parkway Massage Therapy
28 Hot Shots: Windsor-Essex County Association Of REALTORS 2018 “Appreciation Luncheon”
31 Ask The Experts: Harris Heating & Air Conditioning Services Inc.
32 Awards Spotlight: The Windsor Essex Home Builders’ Association Inc.’s “Golden Hammer”
Award Recipients
35 Food For Thought: The Hoagie Market, Walker Road, Windsor
36 THE PARENTING BIZ: Winter Activities & March Break Camp Directory – March Break is almost upon us — so what are some bright ideas for kids to do this winter when school is out? Whether it be a weeknight, weekend or an entire week, parents are always looking for fun and educational things to do with their children. Across the Windsor Essex region, there are many different businesses offering alternatives, including indoor archery, axe-throwing, outdoor nature walks and educational activities, arcade games, glo-golf, and indoor rock climbing. And when March 11 to 15 hits, area businesses and organizations aim to keep your child busy during the break with lots of cool things to do.
48 Awards Spotlight: Presenting The Finalists For The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual “Business Excellence Awards”
52 From The Bookshelf: Fave Car Stories & An Heroic Nurse
53 The Way It Was: It’s Teatime!
54 Biz Of The Month: School House Academy Daycare Services & Early Learning Centre, Windsor

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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.