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Biz X Magazine April/May 2020 Volume 23 Issue 4

Biz X Magazine April/May 2020 Volume 23 Issue 4

Biz X Magazine May 2020 Volume 23 Issue 4

ON THE COVER — “Movin’ On Down The Road . . .“ — 18. Downsizing and packing endless boxes is a chore nobody looks forward to, but in today’s society when skills are portable and people have to follow the jobs, it’s a necessary evil. This edition, we try to take some of the pressure and frustration away by talking to local business professionals in the moving biz. Also, we offer suggestions so you can not only have a smooth move, but know who to contact to store and dispose of certain items you do not need to transport to your new home.
COVER CREDITS: Robyn Myles and her big sister Willow wave good bye to Glen Cook, Owner of Glen’s Moving Ltd., as the girls settle into their new home with their family, out in the county. Photo by Rod Denis (

Biz X Magazine April/May 2020 Volume 23 Issue 4

table of contents

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: How To Rise To The Occasion And Help Our Region In Times Of Need
6 Editorial Viewpoint – With the help of outgoing Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) Executive Director Catharine Mastin (photo courtesy of the AGW), columnist Alan Halberstadt examines the gallery’s roller coaster ride of
survival over 20 years since the modern gallery building was constructed.
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz X Was There: “International Women’s Day Honouring Women” – On March 6, 2020 the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Nicholas Macedonian Church, (situated at 5225 Howard Avenue in LaSalle), organized the “International Women’s Day Honouring Women” event. Standing (in photo by Josie Elysia) in front of a silent auction table lined with prizes donated by local businesses, are members of the auxiliary. From left: Elizabeth Taleski, Catharina Marentette (the evening’s emcee), Sue Noffnes and Stacey George. Check out which local retailers were featured for the fashion show portion at this event and also learn which new insurance brokerage recently opened in Windsor!
14 Newsflash
16 Food For Thought: Grill Twenty, 20 University Avenue East, Windsor
26 Ask The Experts: Give New Life To Your Home With Floor Coverings International
28 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Meet The Vendors Participating In A Pay. It Forward Wedding Giveaway Campaign
31 Tech Bytes: The Keys To Enabling The Tech Sector Of Windsor Essex
32 Portfolio Corner: In Chinese The Word “Crisis” Consists Of Two Characters — Danger And Opportunity!
33 XX Files: Mary A. Coulthard, The Speculators Investment Club
34 THE PARENTING BIZ – “COVID-19 Tips, Plus Getting Back To Nature” We begin our parenting section with suggestions from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on how to talk with your child about COVID-19, how to protect them and look after a sick child with the virus and mental health concerns. We then shift into self isolation tips and offer ideas on ways to keep the kids occupied. The coronavirus’s shutdown of businesses, organizations and schools threw everyone for a loop, putting families and children together inside four walls — for 24 hours a day for many weeks. Whereas quality family time is always a good thing, kids need to keep their creative juices flowing. Whether it is that first dandelion growing in the grass or a ladybug that emerges from its winter nap, children’s curiosity drives their learning. You now have the time to help them discover the gifts of nature right in their own backyard. 38 From The Bookshelf: “Just My Imagination” By Chad Price
39 Take The Lead: Women Of Windsor And Fertility Friends’ Stacey Robert-Tobin
40 Hot Shots: WEST’s “International Women’s Day Gala” Samra Zafar (left in photo by Rod Denis), poses with Rose Anguiano Hurst, Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor, Inc. (WEST) before talking about her life story in the keynote speech at the March gala. Zafar runs Brave Beginnings (a non-profit organization in the GTA she founded) to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom. Emotions ran high as she described the abuse she personally experienced, but her words were also very inspiring to attendees. Another highlight of the evening was the presentations of the “Journey Towards Success” Awards. Find out who the winners were and which local companies graciously sponsored this event, in our special photo spread.
43 Let’s Talk About: Never Giving Up Despite Tough Times
45 The Way It Was: The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Holland
46 Biz Of The Month: Central Metals Corp. Turns 10

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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.