Biz X magazine January 2019 Vol 22 Issue 01

Biz X magazine January 2019 Vol 22 Issue 01

ON THE COVER — “The Winds Of Change!” — 18
The political landscape across Windsor and Essex County has changed for 2019 with new Councillors and Mayors elected in many municipalities.

Political veteran Kieran McKenzie (pictured on front) now represents Ward 9 as one of four new councillors on Windsor City Council. There are also four new Mayors taking office across the county. On the business front, there have been changes at the Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and also at the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association. Plus there are a few changes in the local business world as well.

Change seems to be the only constant as the New Year begins. So what’s in store for the year ahead? Photo by Rod Denis. (

Table of Contents

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Tips To Increase Work Productivity
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Peeling Back The Layers Of ETR Onion – It’s a reflection of its low profile in the community that The Essex Terminal Railway Company converted a huge brownfield in the middle of the city to a parking lot for up to 5,300 mostly Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles with hardly anyone noticing, writes columnist Alan Halberstadt.
7 Front Lines
9 The Way It Was: The History Behind The Brock And Tecumseh Statute
11 Heard On The Street
12 Hot Shots: Stigma Enigma’s “Mingle For Maryvale Adolescent Mental Health Centre” – The Stigma Enigma committee presents the “Sophie Smith Scholarship” annually, to full time medical students. One of the 2018 recipients is Jennifer Grbevski (top photo by Rod Denis), a first year psychiatry resident at Western University, Windsor campus. She received her scholarship award during the group’s fundraising event in November, featuring Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist for ABC News and Author.
14 Ask The Experts: The Heat Is On At Patio Palace Fireplace & Barbecue Shoppe, Windsor
15 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
17 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: FL3X Fitness Flexes Muscles With Expansion Plans
23 Hot Shots: The Salvation Army’s “Hope In The City Luncheon”
24 Portfolio Corner
25 XX Files: Kristina Foto, Windsor Weddings
26 Hot Shots: Advance Business Systems “American Thanksgiving Football Classic”
28 Hot Shots: “Cops Care For Kids Fashion Show & Silent Auction”
30 THE PARENTING BIZ: Get 2019 Off To A Great Start – Across Windsor Essex, there are countless ways for you and your family to commit to new and exciting resolutions. Being more active is just one of many New Year Resolutions your whole family can make this year, just like these kids playing floor hockey at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex are doing. Check out a bit of advice from business owners across the region on how to make 2019 the best year yet for you and your children!
38 Kids In The Community: Windsor Teen Helps Windsor’s Homeless With Life Packs
39 Food For Thought: Oven 360 Pizza, Panini & Gelato
40 Hot Shots: The Rotary Club Of Windsor-Roseland’s “Wines Of The World”
42 Hot Shots: “Artilicious” To Benefit The Kidney Foundation Of Canada
45 Up Close & Personal: Actor Tony Todd And “Windsor ComiCon” Memories
48 Awards Spotlight: The 21st Annual “Biz X Awards Gala” – Nick Trudeau and Tony Rush of Dinunzio Protection Services were on hand at the magazine’s big shindig to make sure everything went off without a hitch! The gala took place at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts in mid-November of last year with award recipients receiving their official plaques from The Trophy Boys in a ceremony with gala sponsors and VIP guests in the audience. Flip to our gala photo pages to see if you recognize anyone you know in business!
54 Biz Of The Month: Breadth Consulting 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.