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Biz X magazine March 2021 Vol 24 Issue 3
Biz X magazine March 2021. ON THE COVER —“Just Think!”— 18. Federal and provincial government programs designed to help companies survive the year-long COVID-19 global health crisis can assist in paying wages, meeting rent commitments, accessing business loans and subsidizing the cost of Personal Protective Equipment for businesses in all kinds of sectors. Some provide direct funding through grants and others allow business owners to take on interest-free loans, a portion of which may be forgivable, depending upon the company’s financial situation. Learn which program is best for your business! Photo credit: © Can Stock Photo/BelleMedia
Biz X magazine March 2021 – Contents
4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The POST Promise To Keep Customers And Staff Safe During The Pandemic
6 Rose City Politics: Windsor’s New Economic Diversification Strategy
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: A Special Tribute To Essex-Windsor EMS – Like the rest of the world, Windsor and Essex County is now more than a year into the fight against COVID-19. A regiment of frontline warriors in this war are the women and men of the Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Their deservedly proud Chief Bruce Krauter (shown in photo he provided) recently shared a ZOOM “Cup of Joe” with our own Joe McParland. In this interview, the Chief reflects on the past 12 months and the struggles on his workforce, as well as the significant contribution they make to help keep their patients safe.
15 The Way It Was: The War Amps Changed The Battles They Fought
16 Food For Thought: Syd’s Sandwich Co., Downtown Windsor Sydney Filiault (in photo, courtesy of Josh Wilson), Owner of Syd’s Sandwich Co., gets ready to sink her teeth into a Corned Beef on Rye. A classic deli sandwich, it comes loaded with mustard, Swiss, toasted rye and stacked with corned beef. Once you see how monstrous this sandwich is (and tasty too), we know you will want the juicy details on where you can get one!
24 Ask The Experts: Supreme Services
26 Portfolio Corner: Be Prepared For Opportunity
27 XX Files: Striking A Chord With The Kids – The Owner and Lead Instructor of Marie-Rose Music Studio, Jordyn Severin (in photo, courtesy of Vanessa Boutin- Koveos), is passionate about providing her students with high quality education and teaching music theory through the Music for Young Children program. Her studio also offers a variety of other services and the staff is committed to excellence in all they do. There’s no doubt that music is definitely their forte!
28 Biz Bits: Local Diner Aims To Educate The Public About Mental Illness
30 The Parenting Biz: Good Mental Health Is Essential For Children – A global pandemic, isolating at home, not being able to see family and friends, remote learning, increased computer screen time . . . it all adds up to big changes for your kids. Everything is stressful enough for adults, but imagine being a child who is not sure what is going on! Parents should be aware that helping to develop their children’s coping and social skills is crucial for the future. Pandemic aside, children have always had a lot to deal with such as bullying, personal relationships, self image and more. We talk to the experts who offer a few tips to make sure your child has a healthy mind and they suggest various programs offered in the community to help, should problems arise.
36 From The Bookshelf: “Chuckles And Boomerang” Children’s Series
37 Charity Profile: Make-A-Wish “Go Blue! Go Bald!” Fundraiser
38 Biz Of The Month: Silverstein’s Produce