Biz X magazine October 2016 – Vol 19, Issue 9

Biz X magazine October 2016
Biz X magazine October 2016. Click cover to read this issue.

Biz X magazine October 2016 – Vol 19, Issue 9

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

Well first tornadoes hit our area and now many have spent the weekend cleaning up from the flood and sewage backups. Always seems to be something affecting business owners here in the region. However we are from Windsor Essex and we are survivors!

Our October magazine was being printed at the time the rain began and you will see with an article on businesses affected by the August tornadoes . . . little did we know the floods would be another damaging force of nature for homes and businesses. Our sympathies go out to all dealing with the aftermath of this storm (us included). We can all be thankful no one was seriously hurt.

But never fear, Biz X is always here and can give you many hours of enjoyment as you read our latest issue.

Find out about the “Windsor ComiCon,” area dance studios and lots of small businesses making a big splash!

So “keep calm and carry on” as the saying goes. We are! And we shall be in your inbox and place of business, next month with the 19th annual Biz X Awards Edition.

Stay safe! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Deborah Jones, Publisher Biz X magazine

In this issue

6 The Big Debate On The Riverside Drive Pedestrian Crossing
18 One Con To Rule Them All: The “Windsor ComiCon”
24 Q&A With CEO, Stephen MacKenzie Of WEEDC
28 Organizations Who Can Make You “Feel Like Dancing!”
46 The Hearn Group 50th Milestone
and more including editorial coverage on:
The “Libro StartUP” Accelerator Program
Ground Keepers
The Challenge Of Youth Unemployment
The “9th Annual Roman Feast 2016”
Slices N’ Squares
Onespace Interiors
Lakeshore MedArts Grand Opening

BIZ X IN THE COMMUNITY, PROUD TO SPONSOR

Oct. 15 &16: “Windsor ComiCon,” see page 18 to 21 for details.
Oct.21“Thrive Women’s Conference” page 16 has the info.
Oct.29: “The Amazing Pace — Halloween Edition” in support of The Lung Association, see ad on page 31.
Until  November: The “Coffee Break” fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County, AlzheimerWindsor.com
Nov.4 “Hoedown for Autism” country dinner show; see events page.
Nov. 5: “Thriller Canada” dinner show, see page 27.
Nov.9: “ARTILICIOUS” to benefit The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter. Turn to page 40 of this issue
Nov.11“200 Veterans With 200 Students” luncheon, page 35 has the ad.
Nov.11: The R.C.C.G. Throne of Grace of Windsor presents the fourth  annual “In His Presence” a free gospel concert featuring Don Moen and Charles Jenkins. For more details visit here.
Nov.12 : Stigma Enigma hosts an evening with Margaret Trudeau, “Mingle For Mental Health Maryvale,” see ad on page 10.
Nov.14: The Salvation Army presents the “2nd Annual Hope in the City Luncheon” in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918),view ad on page 4.

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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.