Biz X Magazine June 2022 Vol 25 Issue 6
ON THE COVER — READY TO ROCK — PAGES 18 & 30
After two years of pandemic restrictions, the majority of major fun and family-friendly events are returning to Windsor and towns across Essex County this month and next. Now that festivals and indoor trade shows have a green light to proceed, there’s something to do almost every weekend to suit every age group, from kids to seniors. And so just like AC/DC’s 1975 signature tune with the pipes, It’s A Long Way To The Top, we wanna rock ‘n’ roll to as many events as possible!
PHOTO CREDITS MODELS: If you are lucky you might see Henry who is half Border Collie and half Australian Shepherd at the 2022 Woofa~Roo Pet Fest in Amherstburg June 25 & 26. Henry received his obedience training from Debbie Loewen, Owner of Four Wheels Four Paws Mobile Pet Sitting Services, (FourWheelsFourPaws.com) in LaSalle. Our family of five — Dr. Dean Tapak (Owner of Performance Health, 2528 Dougall Avenue, Windsor), his wife Sara and their three children, from left: Elora, Kalan and Lochlan — look forward to attending The Mama & Family Expo, June 24 & 25 at Tecumseh Arena. The upcoming 2022 Kingsville Highland Games, on June 25, is a perfect event for Frank Edgley! Now a retired school teacher, he was a top notch highland bagpipe player with 24 years of playing. His passion today is his business, Edgley Concertinas, operating from the Sho Art, Spirit & Performance building, 628 Monmouth Road, Windsor. He is considered to be a world class craftsman and for the past 14 years has made over 400 of these handmade instruments. BACKGROUND: © Can Stock Photo/WDGPhoto MODEL PHOTOS AND ARTWORK: Rod Denis Photography
Contents – Biz X Magazine June 2022
4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The June 27th Miracle Food Bank Drive, From Porch To Pantry To Family
6 Rose City Politics: Getting Priorities In Order – The provincial election is over and it’s time for the government to start solving the problems. The Rose City Politics panelists analyze which priorities the next government needs to focus on, post-election.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Small Biz eXcellence: A Special Contest For New Start-Ups
16 Food For Thought: You Had Me At Bourbon – Talk about curb appeal! The Bourbon Tap & Grill Tecumseh Inc., in the town of Tecumseh, is now officially open. It’s situated in a brand spanking new plaza
located on the same site that the Torino Plaza and Banquet Hall was on for many years. While its exterior look is definitely impressive, customers will also be more than pleased when they enter the Ultra Pub. The interior is classy, comfortable and oh, so cool! Photo courtesy of George Marar.
26 Tech Bytes: Expected Windsor Essex Tourism Trends For 2022
29 Portfolio Corner: Patient And Opportunistic
30 The Parenting Biz: The Mama & Family Expo Is For Dads Too – The Mama & Family Expo has been two years in the making and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. You’ll find a large variety of fun activities and local vendors, for not only women and children, but men as well. The all new Dad Den features experts like the Fantastic Fathers Community Group, plus products and services for the modern dad. There is something for everyone in the family at the expo this June! Photo courtesy of In Depth Productions.
35 Fun & Games: The Official Grand Opening Of The Farrow Riverside Miracle Park
36 From The Bookshelf: The Power Of Thought Children’s Book Series By Lynn McLaughlin And Amber Raymond
37 Health Matters: Student Catch-Up Immunization Clinics
38 Ask The Experts: Is There Something Bugging You? Two Local Companies Have The Solution!
40 Milestones: Daniel Hofgartner, Buckingham Realty
41 XX Files: Artist Kiki Symoné, artdealerchick
42 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Art Is An Adventure That Never Ends – This issue Columnist Joe McParland visits with Matthew Giffin, a gallery artist, illustrator, explorer of the new digital realm, and true entrepreneur. Originally from Windsor, Giffin’s fascinating artistic journey has taken him from New York to Toronto to Beijing and he’s met some pretty interesting people along the way.
44 Guest Column: Camels, Falafels And Three Ladies In A Jeep
45 The Way It Was: For The Cause And Our Nation
46 Biz Of The Month: Open The Door To The Windsor Yacht Club – Only two years after the amalgamated City of Windsor was formed, the Windsor Yacht Club was born. On May 11, 1937 the Club was corporated and is now celebrating its 85th anniversary. In a special salute to local organizations, we reflect on the not-for-profit club’s past, present, and focus on its smooth sailing voyage to success. Photo by Victoria Rose.