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Biz X magazine October 2018 Vol 21 Issue 9

Biz X magazine October 2018 Vol 21 Issue 9


Biz X magazine October 2018 Vol 21 Issue 9

October is full of fun ways to celebrate fall, from apple picking and carving jack-o-lanterns to dressing up in costumes and celebrating Halloween. Apple pie, sweater weather, ghosts and goblins are just some of the things that come to mind when you think about this cozy month. Many local businesses and organizations have one goal in mind at this time of the year — to get your family (young children and even adults) in the spirit of Thanksgiving and Halloween by spending time together.

PHOTO CREDITS – LOCATION: Thiessen Orchards, 400 Talbot Road East in Leamington ( MODELS: From left: five year olds Aiden Winterburn and Lucy Smith enjoy a sunny fall afternoon with their six year old friend Dylan Jones. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis. (


4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: “Easter Seals Webathon”
6 Editorial Viewpoint: Mega-Hospital Foes Appeal Urban Sprawl Location Windsor City Council’s vote to build a $2 billion mega-hospital on County Road 42 farmland is a mega mistake, believes columnist Alan Halberstadt. Our Opinion Columnist cites a dire warning from former city transportation planner Stephen Kapusta (top photo supplied by Kapusta) that ultimately there will be societal and long term capital costs that are unfair to Windsor taxpayers.
7 Health Matters: October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
8 Front Lines
11 Heard On The Street
12 Biz X Was There
14 Newsflash
16 Dates To Remember
18 Feature Story: The Importance Of Small Business – Small businesses are the engine that drives local economies across Canada. In recognition of “Small Business Month,” Biz X magazine is featuring a variety of locally-owned independent businesses across the region such as Gia De Marco, Owner of Meraki Hair Boutique, which just opened in September. De Marco (middle photo by Rod Denis) – photographed styling one of her high profile clients, Diana Coscarella, Chair of The Hospice Gala 2018 – is just one of many entrepreneurs we introduce our readers to in this feature story. Plus, we’ll fill you in on this year’s “W.E. Shop Local Show” on October
25 at the Fogolar Furlan Club.
25 Keys To Success: Career Leveraging To Get Ahead
26 Generation YKNOT: Why Are You Special?
27 Portfolio Corner
28 Biz Bits: Biz X Is Here, There And Everywhere You Need To Be!
30 Biz MiXer Highlights: The 6th Annual River Cruise
39 Take The Lead: “Maya’s Friends” Lemonade Stand
41 Safety Tips When Trick Or Treating
42 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: “Raise The Stakes” Musical
43 From The Bookshelf: Vampires Are Not Real — Are They?
44 XX Files: Tracey Cipkar, Priscilla’s Presents, Harrow
45 Ask The Experts: Colautti Brothers Marble Tile & Carpet
46 Hot Shots: The “Black Tie Tail Gate” – Well howdy pardner, just who have we rustled up here? It’s none other than Dave Hunter of WRIF’s “Dave & Chuck The Freak” morning show along with his wife Amber Hunter, Executive Director of Transition To Betterness (pictured at left in photo by Rod Denis). We found the couple poolside at the summer country themed fundraiser for the Windsor Essex (W.E.) Care for Kids Foundation and the Windsor Spitfires Foundation. The event was sold out — so which other community and business leaders were in attendance at Beachgrove along with the Hunters? Find out here.
48 Food For Thought: The Fifth Annual “Artilicious”
50 Corporate Spotlight: Wedding Receptions At St. Clair College Centre For The Arts
53 The Way It Was: Józef Palimaka, Polish WWII Veteran
54 Biz Of The Month: Oxford Learning, LaSalle & Tecumseh

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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.