BIZ X MAGAZINE JANUARY 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUE 1

BIZ X MAGAZINE JANUARY 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUE 1

ON THE COVER — Make It Happen — Page 18. Goodbye 2023 and hello 2024. It’s time to unleash your potential! In our XX Files column that profiles local women at work, this edition features Leadership Coach Tina Brigley who is an unstoppable confidence builder. Her mission in 2024 is to guide individuals to see the subtle, and maybe overt ways, a person can self-sabotage their business and personal lives. So get ready to take hold of the good and let go of the bad, face new challenges and achieve what you believe! INDIVIDUAL/BUSINESS PICTURED: In the last seven years Tina Brigley has overcome many obstacles to get to where she is today with her company, Tina Brigley Coaching. She learnt that if she wasn’t growing the business her way she was growing someone else’s dream and that wasn’t working. Through the investments, the mistakes, the setbacks and failures, Brigley realized her business was going to help other entrepreneurs navigate the highs and lows of the business world. And that’s something we all benefit from!

BIZ X MAGAZINE JANUARY 2024 CONTENTS

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: A Night Of Recognition By The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter
8 Rose City Politics: The Big Political Issues Ahead
9 Corporate Profile: SS Fine Homes
10 Front Lines
12 Newsflash

BIZ X MAGAZINE JANUARY 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUE 1

14 Belle Vivante: Maiden Lane Wine & Spirits – Relax in the cool vibe at the bar seats and chat with the fabulous staff, or meet some friends at a window seat table before a symphony performance. Maiden Lane Wine & Spirits is truly an inviting and wellspirited space, in drinks and atmosphere. Pictured is Bar Manager Mackenzie Vetor (in photo by Tracey Harding) brewing up a smoky and savoury, Pigs Can Fly cocktail. Our Belle Vivantes love to be seen at this trendy spot in downtown Windsor and you will too!
16 Food For Thought: Experience The Taste Of Portugal In Chatham With Churrascaria Steakhouse & Takeout
20 Motivational Quotes With Danny

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21 Feature Story: It’s Better, Together – We profile a group of innovative entrepreneurs who are alleviating some of the financial risks associated with operating an independent restaurant, by sharing space with other businesses in order to cut costs. A good example is The Avocado Pit — Ahimsa Sushi business that operates from a corner of Wolf & Rebel, a gift shop owned by Annie Vanrivong (in middle photo above by Sanja Tabor).

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24 Hot Shots: Advance Business Systems Networking Event – The Advance Business Systems (ABS) American Thanksgiving Football Classic in late November 2023 raised $22,500 for the W.E. Care For Kids Foundation. At the cheque presentation (top right photo courtesy of ABS) the day after the event, the ABS staff — from left: Ron Krewench, Jennifer Kanaan, Glynnis Wolch, Mike Burnett (President), Jack Jorgensen (CEO) and Joe Faubert (far right) — are photographed with W.E. Care for Kids representatives Mike Brain and Charlene Nosella. (Missing: Jordan R. Wood, Advance Business Systems Sales Team). Curious to know who some of the 500 guests were at the Windsor Yacht Club? Then flip to our party photo pages!
26 Ask The Experts: Reno Suggestions & The Dangers Of CO
27 Guest Column: Mortgage Debt
28 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Get “SMART” With VON – As we start 2024, aging adults and seniors have the opportunity to increase their health and fitness in a “SMART” way (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) with help from the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada (VON). Columnist Joe McParland highlights their program that is offered free of charge to those over 55 at various locations throughout Windsor Essex.
30 The Parenting Biz: The Power Of Family & Giving Back
33 Health Matters: Physical Activity In Winter
34 Awards Spotlight: The 26th Annual Biz X Award Recipients
38 Biz Of The Month: Take A Journey And Fly Around The Region With Windsor Aerial Drone Photography