Biz X magazine July-August 2021 Vol 24 Issue 7

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Biz X magazine July-August 2021 Vol 24 Issue 7


ON THE COVER — “I Want To Ride My Bicycle!” — 18
The hospitality and tourism industry has been hard-hit by COVID-19 restrictions over the past 16 months, but it is slowly making a recovery. In our summer cover story we offer a roadmap to all kinds of places you can discover, as you, your family or friends go tootling around the town(s) of Essex County. After all, it’s been a crazy year and now, all we wanna do is have some fun!

COVER PHOTO LOCATION: If you want to go for a spin in the county this summer, a good starting point is with The Grove Bike Co. This new venture of The Grove Hotel is a partnership with the Lewis family of Kingsville. Electric and vintage style bikes are available for rent by the hour and can be picked up from their bright red outlet on Jackson Street, just up from Colchester Beach. Jennifer Flynn, General Manager of The Grove Hotel (photographed on front cover) also has bikes available at the Hotel, located at 12 Main Street East, Kingsville, if a cityscape is more to your liking. PHOTOGRAPHER: Photo by Rod Denis (


4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The 2021 Biz X Awards Categories
9 Just Sayin’: NEW! Steven Bezaire Speaks His Mind About COVID-19 Anti Vaxxers
11 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash– Who is now the new Chair of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA)? Tim Brady (pictured in photo courtesy of his pharmacy), Pharmacist/Owner of Brady’s Drug Store that’s who! With more than 9,000 members, OPA is Canada’s largest advocacy organization, professional development, and drug information provider for pharmacy professionals across Ontario. Brady has been a practicing pharmacist since 2000 and Brady’s Drug Store operates three pharmacies in Essex, Belle River and Tilbury. Read more about his new appointment and lots more of biz news bites too!
16 Food For Thought: The Butcher Of Kingsville
25 The Marriage Market: Your Fairy Tale Wedding Awaits – Visit the area’s enchanted forest at Wedding In the Woods, a new 30 acre venue neatly nestled between Sutton Creek Golf Club and Muscedere Vineyards in Essex. Join owners Jordan and Joshua Goure who lead Biz X columnist Joe McParland on a tour of their latest and very cool venture. (Shown are a bride and groom near the pond area on the property as photographed by Melissa Hunter).
26 From The Bookshelf: Four Amherstburg Women Living In 1850
27 XX Files: Kaitlyn Nussio, Owner of Rock-A-Bye Baby Boutique, Essex
28 New In Biz: Atlas Raw Doesn’t your furry friend deserve the best food? Shown (in photo courtesy of Atlas Raw) is one hungry dog ready to chow down! Atlas Raw is a new Amherstburg company that sells 100% natural, raw dog food with human-grade ingredients for home delivery or a pick-up order.
30 Good News: Experience The Hospitality Of The New Holiday Inn Express & Suites Windsor East — Lakeshore
32 The Parenting Biz: On The Lookout For Summer Excitement – Summer is here, school is out and kids are looking for something fun to do. Parents may be searching high and low and not sure what options are available for their children. Let Biz X point them in the right direction! With the pandemic restrictions lifting, it’s finally time for kids to go outside, step away from the computer and enjoy the great weather. This issue we feature several summer activities they can enjoy, inside (when they need to keep cool) and out. (Photo credit: © Can Stock Photo /michaeljung)
40 Take One: The New Media Arts Centre In Windsor
42 Stories To Make You Smile: Local Gamer Raises Funds For School Backpacks For Needy Students
44 Tech Bytes: Windsor Start-up Brings Local Favourite Beverages Conveniently To Your Door
45 Portfolio Corner: Ready To Roar
46 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: “Motorcycles, Moose & Magic — The Ride To Self-Love” Tracey Rogers, Owner of White Feather Holistic Arts on Ottawa Street in Windsor, takes us on a gutwrenching, heart-soaring adventure via her Honda motorcycle, “Stella.” It’s about all the experiences she’s had in her life to date. Her recently published book, “Motorcycles, Moose & Magic — The Ride To Self-Love,” is a must read for everyone needing hope and direction in their own personal journey to self love. So climb on and hold on tight!
49 Lifestyle Matters: Fire Safety Tips For The Summer
50 Ask The Experts: MP Irek Kusmierczyk And Green Sun Rising Inc. Talk About The New Canada Greener Homes Grant
54 Awards Spotlight: The 30th Annual Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Of Commerce “Business Excellence Award” Recipients
56 The Way It Is: The Situation At Ambassador Duty Free Windsor And The Windsor Tunnel Duty Free Shop
57 The Way It Was: Called To The High Command
58 Biz Of The Month: Blimeys British Store & Gift Shop Makes A Move To Essex

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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.