Biz X Magazine March 2022 Vol 25 Issue 3

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Biz X Magazine March 2022 Vol 25 Issue 3

Biz X Magazine March 2022 Vol 25 Issue 3

ON THE COVER — Changing Of The Guard — 18
A change-up in management at three community organizations in the area, is in the works for 2022. The newly appointed Executive Director of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County Fred Francis, officially takes over on April 1 from Kathleen Thomas. Dr. Sonja Grbevski starts her new position as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch commencing March 7. Claudia den Boer previously held this position for the past seven years. And Bill Marra, began his new role as President and CEO at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at the beginning of the year with the retirement of Janice Kaffer. For this edition, Our Cup Of Joe Columnist, Joe McParland, expands his regular column to four pages so our readers can learn as much as possible about the three new individuals who are committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence and professionalism of their predecessors and organizations that our region has come to expect.

COVER LOCATION AND PROFESSIONALS PHOTOGRAPHED: Our three VIPs — Fred Francis (left), Dr. Sonja Grbevski and Bill Marra — take a little cover from the inclement weather during our photo shoot under the entrance to the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare facility at 1453 Prince Road, Windsor. Please note that through the magic of Photoshop, individual shots were taken separately and then digitally merged together for this front cover photo in order to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols currently in place. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (RodneyLDenisPhotographer.com).

Biz X Magazine March 2022 Vol 25 Issue 3 Contents

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Local Art Award Nominations Needed
6 Rose City Politics: Are Windsor City Councillors And The Mayor Paid Too Much Or Not Enough?
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 From The Bookshelf: Stephen J. Kristof’s Feeling Normal Again
13 Just Sayin’: Should Canada Keep Our Constitutional Monarchy Or Embrace Full Political Independence?
14 Newsflash

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16 Food For Thought: Caffeine & Co., Amherstburg – When you want coffee hour to be special, the hard working people at Caffeine & Co. have the hot drinks and sweet treats you desire! They offer cakes, pastries and specialties like Signature Sugar Cookies and several different blends of coffee. For that extra special refreshment the spiked Chai Latte (shown above in photo courtesy of Meghan Boschin) with RumChata, caramel sauce and whipped cream with house made Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, make it the perfect candidate for dipping. Find out what other goodies you can indulge in at this quaint café in our regular column that always appeals to all the foodies in the region.
23 XX Files: Renu Anderson — Restaurateur, Sauce Queen And Cannabis Store Entrepreneur

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24 Feature Story: Are You Feeling Stressed As It’s Tax Season? – Tax time is here and there’s no surer way of mitigating those tax liabilities than to use the services of a tax professional. There are many firms throughout the Windsor and Essex County area capable of filing individual returns for people who live and work in Windsor, as well as those who live here and work in the U.S. So quit worrying over getting your taxes done and see who to get in touch with before the April 30 tax-filing deadline arrives! © Can Stock Photo/Maridav
29 Portfolio Corner: It’s Time For Perspective

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30 The Parenting Biz: Healthy Eating Habits For Families – A healthy diet is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and a happy, fulfilling life. However, many people don’t know the difference between a good diet and a bad one. In this issue, perfectly timed as Nutrition Month is taking place in March, we feature dietitians and business owners in the food industry with the goal of creating a healthier future for you and your family. © Can Stock Photo/ilona75
37 Fun Activities For Grandparents and Grandchildren
38 Ask The Experts: “Moving In Stereo” With Stereoland
40 Awards Spotlight: Windsor-Essex Chamber 2022 BEA Update
43 Tech Bytes: TeCK Week YQG March 21 To 27
45 The Way It Was: Upholding Traditions . . . Through The Ranks
46 Biz Of The Month: Old School Auctions, Belle River

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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.