Biz X magazine June 2019

Biz X magazine June 2019 Vol 22 Issue 6


ON THE COVER — “Feel At Home” — The Parenting Biz, Page 18
When it comes to your child, you want the best. Creativity, education and professional care are just a few of the important items you expect to find in a daycare suitable for your child. Good news . . . there are many businesses and non-profit organizations across Windsor Essex that provide these things and more! Biz X investigates a handful of local daycares to provide a breakdown on what they’re all about and hopefully help you make the difficult decision of who will care for your child while you work, just a little bit easier. COVER CREDITS In south Windsor, Little Stars Child Care’s iconic red house in the backyard of their 3139 Dougall Avenue location is a favourite play and meeting place as (from left) Quwen Collins, Sam Martin, Naya Awad and their favourite Teacher/Director, Tricia Fletcher, prove, in our cover shot. Photo by Rod Denis (

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The “Kate Taylor OAS Scholarship”
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Herb Gray Parkway No Longer A Road To Nowhere – Columnist Alan Halberstadt recently took an Elder College course that opened his eyes to the planned scope and grandeur of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which is taking shape three kilometres west of the 90 year old Ambassador Bridge.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz X Was There
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
25 Health Matters: How To Talk With Your Child About Cannabis
26 Summer Activity Guide: The Parenting Biz Directory Of Day Camps And Fun Things To Do
28 Take The Lead: Danielle North, Kidz Kingdom Child Care & Party Center, Detroit
30 NEW! Accounting Counts: Cyber Security With KPMG
32 Portfolio Corner
34 Hot Shots: “WESPY” Award Champions – Domenic Papa (right in middle photo by Rod Denis), Owner/Founder of the “WESPY (Windsor/Essex Sports Persons of the Year) Awards” and CEO of WE-TV, banters a little on stage for the crowd with Keynote Guest Speaker Nicklas Lidstrom, a former captain of the Detroit Red Wings NHL team. Check out some snapshots of sponsors and of course a few of the “WESPY” winners in our photo spread.
36 Event Profile: The “Woofa~Roo Pet Fest” July 20 & 21
38 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: A Heartfelt Thank You On The Loss Of A Beloved Greyhound
39 XX Files: Christine Romualdi, Caché Boutique
41 Food For Thought: Joe Schmoe’s Eats n Drinks, 5881 Malden Road, LaSalle
42 Awards Spotlight: Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce 2019 “BEA” Recipients
44 Ask The Experts: Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Centre’s 30th Anniversary
47 Charity Profile: Noah’s House Mental Health Foundation Inc.
48 In The Community: It’s Easy To Go Green With The Contents Processing Centre
52 From The Bookshelf : “Schindler’s Listed: The Search For My Father’s Lost Gold”
53 The Way It Was: The Canadian Red Cross
54 Biz Of The Month: Habitat For Humanity Windsor-Essex – Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex recently opened a brand new 22,000 sq. ft. ReStore — one of the largest ReStores in Canada. It is also the first in the world designed and built from the ground up with an Innovation Centre, Skills Lab, and Youth Mentorship Hub at its operations core. Fiona Coughlin poses in the ReStore at 51 Edinborough Street with some of the articles available for sale. The organization’s budget is virtually all raised through sales of artwork, furniture, kitchen and bathroom items.

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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.