Biz X magazine January 2018 Vol 21 Issue 1

Biz X magazine January 2018 Vol 21 Issue 1

ON THE COVER — “What’s Cooking?” — 18

From fine-dining to casual fare, there’s something for everyone across Windsor Essex region’s vibrant dining scene. Find out what can be served on your plate and which new restaurants will dish it out in 2018! Main photo credit: © Can Stock Photo/peshkov

TOP: Photo Wrap Up Of The 20th Annual “Biz X Awards Gala” — 40

Robert Troup (left), President and Shawn Belanger, Vice President from Trojan Interior Contracting (2002) Limited received the award for “The Drywall Biz Who’s Name Is Written All Over It” at the November 2017 gala. From YourTV: Producer/Director Marlene Corey and “Plugged In” Host Andrea Morosin were on site taping the acceptance speeches by 24 winners and special highlights of the gala to air in January. Photos by Rodney L. Denis Photography


4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: WindsorEats Racks Up The Tourism Awards
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Benefits Of Short Course FINA Event Come Up Short Boasts that the City of Windsor realized a surplus in hosting the 2016 FINA swimming championships do not hold water, concludes columnist Alan Halberstadt. He also notes the stark contrast of poor attendance at the WFCU Centre for an event that professes to have been viewed by 463 million people world-wide.
8 Front Lines
11 Corporate Spotlight: The Fourth Annual “Entrepreneurial Summit”
12 Milestones: Salon Zayaa Celebrates 10 Terrific Years
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
17 Event Profile: “AfroFest” February 2018
22 Food For Thought: K.O.M.A. Restaurant, Windsor
23 Hot Shots: Windsor Roseland Rotary’s 22nd Annual “Wines Of The World”
24 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Mega Hospital News
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (shown in top photo by Joe McParland) visited Windsor Regional Hospital’s (WRH) Ouellette Campus in early December to announce that the new Windsor-Essex Regional Hospital redevelopment project is moving forward. The new hospital will serve over 400,000 people and will provide advanced acute care services designed to meet changing health care needs of the region’s residents. Joe sat down with David Musyj, CEO of WRH, to chat about the importance of this decision.
26 Take The Lead: The “Global Leadership Summit 2017”
27 XX Files: JoAnne Muegge, The On-Purpose Lady
28 Biz X Was There – Bill Bevan (left), Former Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society (WECAS) and Jack Jorgensen, President & CEO of Advance Business Systems (middle photo by Rod Denis) were both thrilled with the amount of cash raised for the WECAS Youth Advisory Committee from proceeds of the 26th annual “American Thanksgiving Football Classic.” How much was the grand total and who else was in attendance? (Here’s a big hint, Biz X was there, but so were many other biz pros!)
30 Hot Shots: “Cheers To 20 Years” For W.E. Care For Kids
32 Portfolio Corner
34 Making A Sound Living: The Future Looks Bright For Paulina Bertoia Vrozos, Athena Bass & Athenaromas
36 Hot Shots: Stigma Enigma’s “Mingle For Mental Health”
37 The Way It Was
38 Ask The Experts: Wincrete Concrete Specialist, Amherstburg
39 From The Bookshelf
40 Awards Spotlight: The 20th Annual “Biz X Awards Gala” – The Biz X crew has a little fun before the awards ceremony begins (see photo at left by Rod Denis) with Della Jones-Goulet, Emcee Joe McParland and Publisher Deborah Jones taking a quick shot in the photo area. The gala theme honoured the classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Look closely to see Toto here but you might recognize a few more characters (cut outs and people!) in our annual awards coverage as well.
46 Biz Of The Month: The 30th Anniversary Of Deerbrook Realty Inc., Brokerage

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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.