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Biz X magazine February 2020 Vol 23 Issue 2

Biz X magazine February 2020 – Vol 23, Issue 2

blankON THE COVER — “Rising To The Top! — 18
In the fall of 2019 CBC Canada announced that Chris Ensing was the new anchor of “CBC Windsor News at 6” and shortly after, Bell Media chose Windsor native and popular local music jock, Dan MacDonald, as host of the weekday morning radio program, “The Dan MacDonald Show” on AM800 CKLW. These two young men are on now on top of Windsor’s media scene. Biz X’s Joe McParland — author of our column, “Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe” — knew interviewing them both was a great story idea and he asked the Publisher who agreed with a resounding “YES, go for it”! Photo by Rod Denis ( taken early in the new year on the rooftop of the Goyeau Street Parking Garage.

Table of contents

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: WEST’s “International Women’s Day Gala”
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Relocation Of The Glengarry Housing Project Weighed The City of Windsor has sought Expressions of Interest on the properties surrounding Windsor Arena and Windsor Water World, which has triggered questions from columnist Alan Halberstadt about the possible relocation of the hopelessly outdated Glengarry public housing project. City Council has kept any such plans under wraps, although Councillor Kieran McKenzie (see photo courtesy of Kieran McKenzie) has made it clear he would not support any mass relocation of inhabitants of public housing.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 On The Fundraising Scene: Alzheimer “Coffee Break” Time
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
23 Event Profile: “Be Who You Are” At Amherstburg’s “TRUE Festival”
24 Tech Bytes: That’s The Beauty Of The Beaux App
25 XX Files: Mackie Jones, The Towne Shoppe
26 Portfolio Corner: Let’s Talk U.S. Politics
28 Hot Shots: The Windsor-Essex County Association Of REALTORS (WECAR) 18th Annual “Gala & Silent Auction” Is there a REALTOR in the house? Sure was! From Manor Realty Windsor Ltd. Erna and Stevan Mustac, along with Rob and Leslie Agnew (in photo by Rod Denis) attended the gala held at the Ciociaro Club, as did hundreds of other agents. Manor was a “Bronze Sponsor” of the evening, but which other real estate firms were too?
30 Hot Shots: The 2019 WECAR “Appreciation Luncheon”
33 Ask The Experts: Find Your Comfort Zone With Syles Mechanical Services
34 Take The Lead: Yvonne Pilon, WEtech Alliance President/CEO
36 The Parenting Biz: “Ah What To Do, What To Do” . . .Kids can easily get bored and feel cooped up in the wintertime, but luckily there is no shortage of things to do around Windsor Essex. So pry them from the TV and devices and beat winter boredom by checking out a number of local businesses and organizations that offer excitement and adventure for you and your family! (Photo credit: © Can Stock Photo/photography33)
42 Health Matters: Surviving The Cold Weather
43 Food For Thought: Say Cheese Whatever way you slice it, a grilled cheese sandwich is ooey, gooey goodness! Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar, downtown Windsor can put a smile on your face this winter as soon as you walk through the doors to place your order. Prepare to sink your teeth in to this creamy Stuffed Mushroom sandwich with melted cheeses that’s perfect for all, vegetarians included! (Photo courtesy of Chris Mailloux, Mayyou Photography)
44 Hot Shots: The 22nd Annual “Cops Care For Kids Fashion Show & Silent Auction”
46 Hot Shots: Advance Business Systems Scores The Winning Touchdown For Charity With U.S. Thanksgiving Day Event
48 Feature Story: Wedding Trends, “Tell Me More, Tell Me More” 
53 The Way It Was: Celebrating “Black History” Month
54 Biz Of The Month: Got Grease? For Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, The Hood Guys Industrial Maintenance Can Help

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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.