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Biz X magazine March 2019 Vol 22 Issue 3

Biz X magazine March 2019 Vol 22 Issue 3


ON THE COVER — “Girl Power!” — 18
While businesses owned exclusively by women are still in the minority, it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Canadian economy. From personal services to retail and from party planning to real estate and advertising, female entrepreneurs are becoming more visible in the Windsor Essex economy. And in their own individual way, each is a super hero in the local business world. Check out our special tribute story to celebrate “International Women’s Day.” Photo credit: © Can Stock Photo/alphaspirit

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Achieve Your Real Estate Goals At “OREC-WinCity”
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Third Shift At FCA Plant On The Line? – Fears that Windsor’s 6,000 job automotive assembly plant could be closed have been debunked, but slumping sales of superstar car Chrysler Pacifica (see top photo of 2019 model, courtesy of FCA) could threaten the plant’s third shift, which employs some 1,000 workers, writes Columnist Alan Halberstadt.
8 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
24 Tech Bytes: Going Beyond The Status Quo
25 XX Files: Shannon Masojc, Naturally Vain Custometics
26 Take The Lead: Words Of Advice From “Georgie-Odette Leadership Symposium” Speakers
28 Portfolio Corner
29 Ask The Experts: Putting A Roof Over Your Head With Cleroux & Sons Roofing
30 Hot Shots: Transition To Betterness (T2B) “Gala 22” – Enjoying the glamour and glitz of this annual gala held at Caesar Windsor’s Augustus Ballroom were Doris Lapico, T2B Co-Founder and John Ondejko, President of Seacliff Farm, Ltd. (in middle photo by Rod Denis). With over 1,100 in attendance, our roving photography team aimed to get as many shots as possible during the evening . . . so take a looksie at who posed for our camera!
33 Guest Column: Family Business Succession Planning Part Two
34 THE PARENTING BIZ: A Lesson On Local Tutors – As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Luckily for area residents, Windsor Essex has plenty of educational professionals around who will raise your child up to be the best they can be! So, to help little junior become a straight A student, let us teach you a thing or two about local tutoring companies all sharing a common goal — success in school and in life, for their young clients.
41 Health Matters: Let’s Get Physical!
42 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Practice Makes Purrfect For LaSalle WiredCats Robotics Team
45 Food For Thought: Take A Culinary Adventure Of Flavour With Souq
46 Making A Sound Living: The Resurrection Of Teaze
49 Hot Shots: In Honour Of The Ones We Love “Diamonds And Ice Gala”
52 From The Bookshelf: A Woman’s Fight For Survival And Spiritual Reading In The Man Cave
53 The Way It Was: The 75th Anniversary Of The Windsor Flying Club
54 Biz Of The Month: People Ready, Matching Workers To Employers

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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.