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Biz X Magazine May 2018 Vol 21 Issue 5

Biz X Magazine May 2018 Vol 21 Issue 5

ON THE COVER — ““YouTube Giant Walks Among Us” — 18
Windsor’s very own Glenn Fricker, President and CEO of SpectreSoundStudios YouTube channel, covers everything related to recording hard rock and metal in his tutorials. His impressive following of 260k subscribers is proof that people love his rants on the state of the music industry. Biz X Writer Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh recently sat down with Fricker (wearing a rock t-shirt, Darth Vader slippers and all!) at his studio to get the full story on how he became such a big deal.

Table of contents – May 2018 – Volume 21 – Issue 5

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Welcome Shelley Oswald To The Biz X Team
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Walkerville In The Spotlight – Walkerville Business Improvement Association (BIA) Chair Cara Kennedy is aggressively pursuing a major boundary expansion of the BIA while also embracing Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens’ plan to transform two blocks into a “Distillery District,” reports columnist Alan Halberstadt.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz Bits: The First “Border City Financial Case Competition”
14 Newsflash
15 Boost Your Biz
16 Dates To Remember
22 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: The Fifth Annual “We Will Rock Blue” Concert
24 Milestones: The Windsor-Essex County Association Of REALTORS – 100 Year Celebration Events
27 Generation YKNOT: Millennials In Real Estate
28 Ask The Experts: Web Based Entertainment With Sky-Vu Solutions
29 Hot Shots: The 13th Annual “WESPY Awards” – Mark Knight, on air talent for WE-TV (Windsor Essex television) and Patty Handysides, AM800 (middle photo by Rod Denis) were on site at the Caboto Club for the “WESPY Awards” (Windsor Essex County Sports Persons of the Year) ceremony as emcees for: The March banquet paid tribute to the Windsor Essex sports community including athletes, coaches and administrators from all disciplines.
32 Food For Thought: Say Cheese! The Cheese Bar, Emeryville, ON
34 Hot Shots: “40 Leaders Under 40” Awards Ceremony
37 Take The Lead: Alex Brown — The “Digital Nomad”
38 Portfolio Corner
39 XX Files: Victoria Rubio, Owner Of Live Your Best Life With Victoria
40 Awards Spotlight: The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Of Commerce – 28th Annual “Business Excellence Awards” (BEA) Recipients – The Chamber BEA award recipients were revealed in early April at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. After a ceremony at the Chrysler Theatre, guests then attended an After Glow with food stations and plenty of networking. Ready to open the doors (photo at left by Rod Denis) to let everyone enjoy six hips of beef, a mashed potato martini bar, vegetarian options and lots of sweet treats from left were: St. Clair/Chrysler Theatre’s Veronica Mancini (Front of House Manager) and Joe D’Angela (Director) with Marianne Burke, Event Manager for the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Of Commerce who are pictured sharing a laugh with our photographer as their photo was taken.
42 Hot Shots: The 6th Annual “Bridal Ball 2018”
44 From The Bookshelf
45 The Way It Was: The Importance Of A Padre
46 Biz Of The Month: Community Gaming And Entertainment Group

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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.