Biz X magazine July August 2019 Vol 22 Issue 7

Biz X magazine July August 2019 Vol 22  Issue 7

ON THE COVER — “SUNsational Selfies!”—18
Summer weekends are perfect for hitting the road to check out the local tourist attractions and festivals happening across Essex County and snapping some great selfie shots! And when you’ve developed an appetite after all the excitement, there are a wide variety of restaurants, wine bars, cafés and ice cream shops to visit for a cold beverage, tasty treat and/or excellent meal. So get ready to find out how to have a whole lot of fun in area towns this summer in our special “Celebrating Essex County” section!

COVER CREDITS: MODELS/LOCATION: Local actor Joel Robinson and model Megan Pickersgill take a selfie in King’s Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg while enjoying a few scoops of ice cream, courtesy of Waterfront Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, 229 Dalhousie Street. CLOTHING: Provided by the Towne Shoppe, 56 Richmond Street, Amherstburg ( Megan is in a bright coloured DO + BE romper. Joel wears a Sea Glass Breezer linen shirt in the colour of Dubarry Coral by Tommy Bahama and shorts also from Tommy Bahama. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (

Biz X magazine July August 2019


4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Biz X Awards — Ready, Set . . . Nominate!
8 Editorial Viewpoint: Region Winemakers Flexing Their Muscles – Spurred on by ambitious young grape growers, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is urging the Ontario Government to break up the Liquor Control Board monopoly on domestic wine distribution and provide relief from punishing taxes, reports columnist Alan Halberstadt. Pictured on the shores of Pelee Island (top photo courtesy of Sue Rice/Pelee Island Winery) are the newest wines from Pelee Island Winery, the oldest winery in the region — the LOLA Merlot and LOLA Pinot Grigio.
10 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
30 Food For Thought: THE WRECK At Colchester Harbour
32 Tech Bytes: The New Age Of Tourism
33 Take The Lead: Inspirational Leader, Irene Moore Davis
34 Ask The Experts: Did You Know Artist Craig Forget Is From Our Neck Of The Woods?
35 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Attention Thrifty Shoppers
36 XX Files: Anissa Noakes, Owner Of Urban Art Market Kingsville & Windsor
37 Event Profile: The 11th Annual “Shar’s Ride For MS”
38 Guest Column: Are You Liable When Making Referrals?
41 Portfolio Corner
42 Milestones: Loyal Companions Dog Grooming Inc. Marks 30 Years In Business
44 THE PARENTING BIZ: Knowledge Is Power – Summer is in full swing and even though fun times are the focus, a new school year is just around the corner. The time is now to check out what some of the local private schools and boards have to offer and how they can best facilitate your child’s elementary and secondary learning experience this fall.
54 Summer Activity Guide: How To Keep The Kids Entertained, Active And Educated
56 Build A Dream “3D Modelling Workshop”
58 Biz X Was There
60 Hot Shots: The “Celebrity Men Fashion Event” Benefitting The Kidney Foundation of Canada
62 Hot Shots: Family Respite Services “Walk On Erie Street” – Where is everyone going (photo at left by Rod Denis) you ask? Over 400 participated in the sold out Family Respite Services (FRS) “Walk On Erie Street” culinary fundraiser last month. FRS works alongside 1,100 families who have a child with a developmental disability, mental health disorder, physical disability or medical health challenge. Find out which restaurants participated to help raise over $20,000 for FRS!
64 From The Bookshelf: A Crime Thriller & Helping Children Learn About Being Homeless
65 The Way It Was: The Windsor Museum Of Freemasons
66 Biz Of The Month: Banking In The County With Libro Credit Union

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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.