Biz X magazine June 2021 Vol 24 Issue 6

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Biz X magazine May 2021 Vol 24 Issue 6

Biz X magazine June 2021

ON THE COVER — “The Kids Are Alright” — 30. Daycare centres have faced unprecedented upheaval and shifting enrolment figures for the past 16 months because of COVID-19 restrictions, which have closed schools for weeks on end and left parents at home. “The Parenting Biz” section features interviews with local childcare operators to see how they have adapted to changes in their industry and what safety measures have been taken to keep everyone safe. Some things will never change though, such as quality programs, top notch resources, outstanding staff and kids just being kids! Our group of toddlers at A Place To Grow Childcare are shown happily playing together with a Fisher Price food truck, which lets them practice taking turns being the chef and customer.

Photo Credits: MODELS: From left: Morgan Gamberta, age 3; Lucas Jamieson, age 4 and Mia Gadoury, age 4. LOCATION: A Place To Grow Childcare at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School, 1213 E. C. Row Avenue East, Windsor. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (RodneyLDenisPhotographer.com)

Biz X magazine May 2021 Vol 24 Issue 6

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County’s “I Believe In My Community” Awards
6 Rose City Politics: Unlocking The Potential Of Downtown

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8 Front Lines: Italian Street Food And Life’s A Picnic Read about the opening of Italian Street Food/Mr. Panino in the first Front Line article and then turn your attention to Proper Picnics (Page 9), a new business that brings a luxury picnic experience to the Windsor area. With many different packages and colour schemes to choose from — the “Make You Blush” scheme is featured here (photo courtesy of Vicki Bartel). Proper Picnics is ideal for birthday parties, romantic dates or “just because.” Find out how the energetic young owner of this company can make any occasion special!
11 Heard On The Street
12 Tech Bytes: Time To Fly With Bird Canada’s Shared E-scooters
13 Portfolio Corner: Going Green In Your Portfolio
14 Newsflash

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16 Food For Thought: Imagine The Pastabilities Coming to you in the comfort of your home, Settimo’s Catering brings all the food and everything else you need as a host for a special catered event. The finest Italian cuisine will satisfy your palette including the Spaghetti Carbonara (in photo courtesy of Owner/Chef Anthony Ferriolo). Get ready to be tempted with even more delicious dishes when Chef Ferriolo whips up a fancy feast for you and your guests.

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18 Feature Story: It’s Off To Market We Go Where do you fill up your cart with groceries? If you’re tired of supporting the big-box supermarkets, check out some of the unique, locally owned grocery stores, butchers, markets and delis that we feature this edition. They’re guaranteed to “meat” all of your expectations!
23 New In Biz: La Vern’s Market, Boutique-style Grocery Store
24 Event Profile: The “Ride Don’t Hide” Mental Health Virtual Fundraiser Throughout June
26 Ask The Experts: No Pests, No Worries When Windsor Pest Control Is On The Job
28 From The Bookshelf : Overcome Trauma With Sandra Cooze
38 Health Matters: The Importance Of Regular Physical Activity
39 XX Files: Mary Christine Morand-Smith, Windsor Tea Emporium Owner Puts The Icing On The Cake To Open Second Business

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40 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Love In The Pandemic Not even a global pandemic can stop lovers from “tying the knot”! Columnist Joe McParland explores how new and traditional wedding venues in our area are assisting couples in saying “I Do” in these challenging times. One thing is certain though . . . love will always win! Pictured (photo courtesy of Blue Rose Designs Inc.) are Zachary Meloche and Kelsey Beaulieu at their outdoor wedding on May 22, 2020 with McParland as marriage officiant.
45 The Way It Was: Traditions Are The Cornerstones Of The Ancient Rite Of Brotherhood
46 Biz Of The Month: Bright Green Roof Windsor

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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.