Biz X magazine January 2021 Vol 24 Issue 1

Biz X magazine January 2021 Vol 24 Issue 1

Biz X magazine January 2021 Vol 24 Issue 1ON THE COVER — “Listen Up!” — 18. Podcasts have become an easy and accessible way for entrepreneurs, social workers, lawyers, political junkies and tech industry supporters, to reach a wide audience outside the time and space constraints facing mainstream media. According to JAR Audio, a podcasting production company, 24% of Canadians listened to a podcast in the last week (Edison Research).

So what’s happening locally in the podcast world? To start, our cover features Yvonne Pilon, President and Chief Executive Officer of WEtech Alliance, who hosts a “Tech In The City” podcast, which provides a platform for tech companies in the Windsor Essex region. The podcast episodes are recorded at MediaWorks Studios, 1030 Walker Road, Unit E in Windsor. Photo by Rod Denis (

Biz X magazine January 2021 Contents

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: What’s In Store For T2B?
Biz-X-magazine-January-20216 Editorial Viewpoint: Long-time Columnist Departs Alan Halberstadt discusses the highlights and lowlights of his 23 years writing a column for Biz X magazine, including his struggles with meeting deadlines. He thanks his family for their support, including son Andrew (in accompanying photo) seen with his dad during a trip to Yellowknife two years ago.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 On The Fundraising Scene: Kingsville’s Erie Shores Rehabilitation Virtual Success With Donations Aids Alzheimer Society Campaign
13 From The Bookshelf: Canada’s First “Spree Killing”
Biz-X-magazine-January-202114 Newsflash: With this being the most challenging of times, in most recent history, for the hospitality industry, Adam El-Dika’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and Whamburg was born. When no one could visit his eatery, due to its unique location at the university, the idea to get the food to the people came about . . . what better way of doing so than operating as a ghost kitchen! This virtual dining concept was created in the midst of the pandemic and the menu features items such as the Whamburg double cheeseburger (photo courtesy of Jesse Durocher). Get the juicy details on this new concept and read even more good news from area companies and organizations.
16 Food For Thought: India Paradise Authentic Indian Cuisine
Portfolio Corner: New Year Optimism
25 Ask The Experts: Home Safe Home
26 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Xtra, Xtra, Read All About It! Ottawa Street Nail Bar Making A Difference
Biz-X-magazine-January-202129 Take The Lead: Charity Is Priority For Eddy Hammoud “Adopt An Essential Worker”; the “Windsor Essex Helping Lebanon” fundraiser; the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter and Stigma Enigma’s “Meals For Mental Health.” What do they all have in common? Eddy Hammoud (shown) of Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro and Tabouli By Eddy’s, has donated food, dollars or his time, to assist in all these fundraising efforts. Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh gets up close and personal with Eddy.


30 The Parenting Biz: Kids On A Mission Children are never too young to learn about the importance of giving back to those in need. Not only does helping others feel great, it can also be fun when you support a cause near and dear to your heart. One shining example is 12 year old Bianca Georgescu (in photo courtesy of Nicoleta Burlea) who knows how important it is to help the community. It all began when Bianca and her family volunteered with Fulger Transport Inc. (where her mother works) when the company cooked and served food for The Downtown Mission Of Windsor. This led to Bianca doing all she could for local charities! She has also participated in fundraisers for our local Hospice and she is a Transition to Betterness Youth Ambassador. We introduce you to Bianca and five more amazing kids who are setting a good example for us all to follow.
35 XX Files: Jill Moysiuk, Mom Said Duck
36 Tech Bytes: The Challenges Of Fundraising In A COVID-19 World
38 Biz Of The Month: Sage Therapeutic Consulting

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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.