Biz X magazine Nov-Dec 2019 Vol 22 Issue 10

Biz X magazine, Nov-Dec 2019. ON THE COVER —“The Toast Of The Town!” — 18. Raise your glass to all the successful local business professionals and celebrate! Our 22nd annual Biz X Awards edition features a nautical theme: “H2O — When Your Ship Comes In.” It’s a perfect business phrase, but we put a little twist on it as it also may mean, for 24 of the 272 award nominees, that his/her ship may have come in by winning a 2019 Biz X Award!

MODELS: From left: Bryan Dennison, Scotty Thompson, Linda Garrisi-Grivas and John Philip Llames. Linda is Owner of Angel Face Makeup Artistry  (see “Lin Angel” on Facebook) and a part-time model. Male models were supplied by Jank Media & Design.
CLOTHING: Our cover men look dapper in the Biz X Award theme colour of navy in Ike Behar tuxedos with a black satin lapel supplied by Collins Formal Wear, 6000 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor. This is the tuxedo style the Biz X staff, Award Judges and celebrity presenters were outfitted in for the Awards Gala on November 15. Linda models a gorgeous indigo blue sheer Frank Lyman one shoulder illusion mermaid gown with tulip bottom. She also wears crystal chandelier earrings by Merx. Dress and earrings were supplied by Anne’s On The Avenue, 1695 Manning Road, Tecumseh.
PROPS: The champagne crystal glasses were supplied by Designs by Diane. Thank you to Owner Diane Spencler Glover for her assistance with also helping to arrange the photo location. Biz X sends a special shout out to Frank Natonski for allowing us to climb aboard his 38 foot Sea Ray motorized yacht docked at Holiday Harbour Marina in LaSalle for this cover shot. PHOTOGRAPHER/ARTWORK: Rod Denis/

Biz X magazine – Nov-Dec 2019


4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Awards Season Is Here
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Could Windsor’s New Auditor General Function Be Smoke And Mirrors? Courtesy of a motion from rookie City of Windsor Councillor Jim Morrison, Windsor is back in the Auditor General (AG) game. Columnist Alan Halberstadt applauds Morrison while exposing possible pitfalls in the new model and wondering how independent and courageous the new AG will actually be.
8 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
17 Save The Date: Christmas & Valentine’s Day In Amherstburg
58 Take The Lead: Loretta Stoyka-Henderson, ATHENA Scholarship Fund Windsor
60 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: 10 Years Later With Leesa St. Pierre, Owner of LD Media
61 Accounting Counts: Potential Risks To Your Enterprise
62 Ask The Experts: A Simple Way To Clean Up At Home
63 Portfolio Corner: The Cold Hard Truth Of Four Financial Mistakes
64 Award Spotlight: Leamington District Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Excellence Awards” Celebrating its 25th anniversary the chamber presented their awards in early October. Present at the ceremony at the Leamington Portuguese Club were Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald and Councillor Paul Tiessen (shown in middle photo by Rod Denis). See all the winners in a group shot and a few individual ones as well in our photo spread.
68 Biz X Was There
70 Food For Thought: Honey-Bee Ham Co. Changes It Up
71 Lifestyle Matters: MADD Canada’s “Project Red Ribbon” Campaign
72 THE PARENTING BIZ: Smile For The Camera! Holiday photographs can be as much fun as you want them to be, it’s just a matter of relaxing during the short photo shoots by professional photographers. Pictured is a great example of a perfect holiday shot (taken by Clarissa Marie Photography at her studio), of the Lauzon children — four year old Easton, two year old Irelynne, and six year old Layken. With the holidays right around the corner, local photographers and businesses offer their advice to families to make sure your annual Christmas card for family, friends, colleagues and neighbours is the best one yet!
79 XX Files: Sarah Dorakofski & Jenne DeLuca, Solely Foot Care Inc.
80 From The Bookshelf : A Retired Police Detective Writer Plus Our Youngest Author To Date
81 The Way It Was: The Salvation Army’s “Christmas Kettle Campaign”
82 Biz Of The Month: Windsor Port Authority & Prosperity Place