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Biz X Magazine June 2018 Vol 21 Issue 6

Biz X Magazine June 2018 Vol 21 Issue 6

ON THE COVER – “All Aboard!” — 18. Now is the ideal time for a staycation. Plan for some day trips over the upcoming months to attend local attractions instead of vacationing far away. A quick getaway to Pelee Island might be just the answer for area residents seeking a break from city life for a day or weekend. But, there are lots more places to discover and businesses ready to welcome you! Essex County offers wineries, craft breweries, scenic lakefront excursions, historical sites/tours, family fun and so much more. Let our “celebrating local tourism” section be your guide to where you spend your days off.

LOCATION – Pelee Island dock. A special thank you goes out to the Owen Sound Transportation Company, Owners of the Jiimaan; Paul Mancini, Manager of Operations and the entire crew. Learn more about how to get to Pelee Island on the Jiimaan by visiting: MODELS: Rose-Marie Beaudoin, Sales Representative LC Platinum Realty Inc. Brokerage and Greg Baggio, President Tuscan Wealth Financial Group. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis. (

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Table of Contents
June 2018, Volume 21 – Issue 6

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Stories Everyone Loves
6 Editorial Viewpoint: School Merger Makes Dollars & Sense. Ontario’s Green Party has earned praise for advocating the unification of Ontario’s public and Catholic school board systems. Windsor West Green Party candidate Krysta Glovasky- Ridsdale, alerted columnist Alan Halberstadt to a study showing the annual savings of a merger could be in the range of $1.5 billion.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz X Was There
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
25 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab
26 Generation YKNOT: Must-Dos For Millennials
27 Event Profile: The “Amherstburg Uncommon” Festival
28 Awards Spotlight : TWEPI’s “Best Of Windsor Essex” Awards
32 Feature Story: Day Camp Directory. At times, summer holidays can be stressful as a parent, because you are not sure how to keep your kids engaged and entertained for two months while they are off school. Well worry no more! Biz X has researched several day camps — such as at the Film Camp for Kids & Youth — that are sure to keep your children happy and having fun all summer long!
42 In The Community: Students In The Swim Of Things
44 XX Files: Nancy Pattison’s Dance World Inc.
46 Making A Sound Living: Musician Marriages
48 Ask The Experts: Suggestions For A Stress Free Move
49 Food For Thought: Capone’s Grill & Pasta Shop Ltd., Windsor
50 Take The Lead: “FIRST Robotics World Championships”
52 Portfolio Corner
53 Good News: July’s “Mackenzie Tour — PGA Tour Canada” Returns To Windsor
54 Hot Shots: Third Annual “Celebrity Men Fashion Event.” Back for a return engagement as Co-Emcee for this Kidney Foundation of Canada Windsor & District Chapter fashion show, was Michelle Mainwaring. To say the least, this actress was very entertaining with her brand of comedic audacity. So who were the brave men on the catwalk for charity? Find out now.
57 The Way It Was: City Hot Spots, Many Years Ago
58 Biz Of The Month: Goodwill Essex-Kent-Lambton (EKL)

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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.