Biz X magazine Nov – Dec 2018 Vol 21 Issue 10

Biz X magazine Nov – Dec 2018. Vol 21, Issue 10


ON THE COVER — “Blackjack 21: A Run Of Good Luck!”
With 207 nominees, the 2018 Biz X Awards issue is your “best bet” to finding the #1 businesses, organizations and biz pros in Windsor Essex. We honour the 21st anniversary of our annual awards program with a Blackjack (otherwise known as “21”) theme and good luck elements. A “natural” Blackjack occurs in exactly two cards with an Ace and either a 10 or face card (King, Queen or Jack) in any suit and colour. So with a “favourable deck” in the cards our readers now have the advantage and can see who the 24 award winners are for 2018 in the cover story.

MODELS: Our royal couple is “King” Aaron Hrastovec and “Queen” Rachel Offer, from the University Players, a Biz X Award nominee for “Show Stopper Theatre Co.” Thank you as well to Kristen Siapas for her assistance in organizing the photo shoot. COSTUMES: This regal attire was supplied by Costume Designer Agatha Knelsen and the outfits have been used in several University Player productions over the years. BACKGROUND: © Can Stock Photo /Marisha5 PHOTOGRAPHER/ART WORK: Rod Denis/


4 – Funny Stuff
5 – From The Publisher: “Place Your Bet” On Biz X!
6 – Editorial Viewpoint: City Denies FOI Request On Aviation Jobs – First the good news. Windsor International Airport’s aircraft repair business in good hands with new operator AAR Aircraft Services. Now the bad news. The City of Windsor and third party interests continue to suppress information on any jobs guarantee penalties racked up by former operator Premier Aviation, writes columnist Alan Halberstadt. 
8 – Front Lines
12 – Guest Column: Family Business Succession Planning
13 – Heard On The Street
14 – Newsflash
16 – Dates To Remember
53 – Corporate Spotlight: Weddings With Ambassador Golf Club
54 – Generation YKNOT: iDream Interactive Rolls The Dice
55 – Biz X Was There
56 – XX Files: Cierra Bray, CGal Media
57 – Take The Lead: GM’s Jordana Strosberg
58 – Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Straight Talk On New Windsor Podcast
59 – Portfolio Corner
60 – Hot Shots: The 5th Annual “Jeep Jam Poker Run” – For this year’s event, 138 Jeeps paraded throughout Essex County roads on a poker run to raise funds for Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario. Kirsten and Nolan Curd (middle photo by Rod Denis) drove for the “team red” sponsor Velocity Injury Law firm. So what do red Jeeps — or other colours for that matter — have to do with this fundraiser? Learn the answer in our Hot Shots column.
61 – Ask The Experts: Clean Up Nicely With Windsor Vacuum
62 – THE PARENTING BIZ: “Dear Santa Claus” – Now is the time when children all over the world are putting pen to paper to handwrite letters to Santa with his or her wish list. In our holiday edition we present a few gift ideas and suggest which local businesses to visit so you can help fill Santa’s sack with essential items (and toys of course!) for the kids and find something memorable for the entire family too. 
70 – Food For Thought: Karma Café & Wine Bar, Tecumseh, ON
71 – Awards Spotlight: The “Evening of Excellence Gala” With ORMHA & The Culinary
Federation Windsor Chapter At St. Clair College Centre For The Arts
72 – Making A Sound Living: Brian Pastoria, Harmonie Park Studios, Detroit
74 – Lifestyle Matters: MADD Canada’s “Project Red Ribbon”
75 – From The Bookshelf: Gifts All Bookworms Will Enjoy
77 – The Way It Was: The Simple Things Of Christmas Past
78 – Biz Of The Month: Tango Creative Group, Windsor

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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.