Biz X magazine May 2021 Vol 24 Issue 5

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Biz X magazine May 2021 Vol 24 Issue 5

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ON THE COVER —“Can You Hear Me Now?—18 – Hearing and communication facilitate basic human interactions and socialization and anyone dealing with matters affecting either can suffer from a lack of confidence, learning issues and poor employment connections and family interactions. In order to recognize these types of communication disorders, May is designated as “Speech & Hearing Month” by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada. Lucky for you, after interviewing a group of local Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Biz X freelance writer Dave Hall has his ear to the ground and reports back on his findings for this cover story feature.

MODELS: Greg Baggio, President, Tuscan Wealth Financial Group Ltd. and Rose-Marie Beaudoin, Sales Representative, Deerbrook Realty Inc.

LOCATION: Lakewood Park North, 13451 Riverside Drive East, Tecumseh, ON. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (RodneyLDenisPhotographer.com)

Biz X magazine May 2021 Vol 24 Issue 5

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher
: Meloche Windows & Doors And FCA Canada Employees Give Back To The Community In A Big Way
6 Rose City Politics: The Stage 2 Mega-Hospital Funding – Announcement And What It Means For Windsor Essex
8 Front Lines
10 Newsflash
11 Heard On The Street

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12 Hot Shots: The “Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) – Telethon” Pre-Recording Sessions At St. Clair College For the second year in a row, the pandemic did not stop the Easter Seals from broadcasting their annual telethon to help children with physical disabilities. Segments for the April telethon were recorded in late March and Easter Seals Development Officer for Windsor-Essex Jeremy Renaud and his wife Dana Stanciu (in photo by Rod Denis) were on hand to welcome sponsors and volunteers to the McDonald’s hospitality tent. During these challenging times, many local companies, organizations and individuals were still able to donate to the cause, provide sponsorships and/or volunteer their time. Curious as to how much was raised for 2021? Then just turn to our photo pages to find out!
14 Awards Spotlight: The 2021 Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island’s Sixth Annual “Best Of Windsor Essex” Winners

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16 Food For Thought: The Parlour Ice Cream Co., LaSalle Jumping off this Contents page, The Parlour’s Sugarrito (photo courtesy of Crystal Meloche) maybe a top choice for the little ones, but the kid in you will definitely enjoy it too. A colourful treat with sparkles wrapped in a cotton candy burrito, it features three scoops of your choice of ice cream and you can choose one of 18 toppings! We give you the inside scoop on all the details about this popular ice cream shop, which features plenty of cool sweets and treats.
24 In The Community: The New Partnership Between ENWIN Utilities Ltd. And The John McGivney Children’s Centre
25 XX Files: WRH Stroke Prevention Nurse, Rachel Holmes

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26 Ask The Experts: Expert Windows, Doors, Roofing & Siding – “Come and knock on our door, we’ve been waiting for you!” Expert Windows, Doors, Roofing & Siding may have you humming the theme song of the “Three’s Company” TV show, each time guests enter your home! The accompanying photo (courtesy of Joe DiPonio, Expert Windows Co-Owner) is an example of their quality work transforming a double door system into a solid two panel, planked steel door with Artisan Decorative sidelites. Yet, doors and windows are not the only quality products they sell. Expert Windows can assist you with roofing and siding, plus exterior home improvement installations, all completed by trained professionals.
28 Portfolio Corner: Time To Reflect

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30 THE PARENTING BIZ: Love Is A Four Legged Word – This issue we are goin’ to the dogs, cats and guinea pigs! For the past year kids have been at home a lot more and unable to spend time with friends. They long for companionship and someone to play with or even talk to; so why not consider getting a family pet? But, even without a pandemic, is having a furry friend in the home a good idea? We think so! They reduce stress, teach responsibility, offer plenty of enjoyment and can even encourage a healthy lifestyle when it comes time to walk the dog. And remember, all an animal asks for is love and we can never have too much of that! But, don’t just take our word for it, see what other pet owners have to say.
35 From The Bookshelf: “EDventures — A Tail Of Love & Rescue”
36 Charity Profile: The New Girls Learning Code Program
37 The Way It Was: Following The Red Glow Of The Cigarette
38 Biz Of The Month: Insurance Runs In The Bondy Family

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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.