Biz X magazine September 2019 Volume 22 Issue 8
ON THE COVER — “Stories For Everyone!”
8: EDITORIAL VIEWPOINT – Shown is a colourful array of businesses along the main drag on the east side of Ouellette Avenue near Wyandotte Street. Photo courtesy of Alexandria MacLellan.
18: MILESTONES – The owners of KELCOM are pictured at The Windsor Club from left: Leonard (Len) Colucci, Dale Carr, Tim Schweyer, Pete Varga, Gerry Vanderheide, Reiner Neumann, Chris Neumann, Dave Moavro, Dennis Hill and Dejan Todorovic. Missing from photo: Scott Lyons. Photo courtesy of Ashley Colucci
36: EVENT PROFILE – A 1909 Ford Model T from the Larry D. Porter Artifacts Trust Collection on long term loan to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, housed inside the museum. Photo courtesy of Will Lawson.
42: THE PARENTING BIZ – Evermore Princess Parties is ready to give little ones the royal treatment during “Children’s Fest” with characters (a sample shown) from left: Drew Beaudoin (The Mountain Prince); Tasha Toulouse (The Snow Queen); Alannah Pedde (The Mermaid Princess); Owner Breannah Deschaine (The Book-Loving Beauty); Faith Farnham (The Long-Haired Princess); Averey Meloche (The Thief Prince); Jessie Gurniak (The Apple Princess); Megan Kelly (The Glass Slipper Princess) and Peter Rowsell (The Charming Prince). Photo courtesy of Jen Gurniak Photography.
4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: Final Call For Nominations And Voting Begins
8 COVER FEATURE STORY! Editorial Viewpoint: Does A Cloud Of Doom Shroud Downtown Windsor?
A recent series of unfortunate events and circumstances have staggered downtown Windsor, prompting columnist Alan Halberstadt to examine the past, present and
uncertain future of the city’s much maligned core.
10 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash – Guess which cool biz turned 40 this year? A quick glance right (photo provided by the business) reveals the answer! It’s Waterfront Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Amherstburg! Pictured are owners Justin and Jen DeLuca with their daughters Maddalèna and Arianna during a special celebration in August. Find out which other companies in the region have big anniversaries, moved locations or racked up some pretty prestigious awards, in this edition of our Newsflash column.
16 Dates To Remember
18 COVER FEATURE STORY! KELCOM Owners Mark 50 Year Milestone – KELCOM, a leading provider of business and consumer communication solutions, is currently celebrating its 50th year serving the community. Starting in 1969 as a radio
provider named K.E.L. Communications, the company has experienced exponential growth. Meet the men running each division and learn how this successful technology company has expanded over the years. (See cover photo information in “ON THE COVER” section above)
27 Portfolio Corner
28 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: October “42 Forward — Our New Hospital” Rally Graphic shown right depicts a rendering of the proposed Windsor Essex single site acute care hospital at County Road 42. With some local opposition to the new site, the grassroots group, “42 Forward — Our New Hospital” has been established to support the location near the airport. Organizers have planned a celebratory rally on October 3, 2019. “Say it is so, Joe” and give everyone the scoop on how this group came to be!
29 Accounting Counts: The Risks Of Business Travel
30 Ask The Experts: An Environmentally Friendly Alternative To Power Washing With Certified Softwash Solutions
32 Biz X Was There
35 XX Files: A Step Above Wellness Centre’s Fawn Meeking
36 COVER FEATURE STORY! Event Profile: Detroit “Model T Birthday Celebration” – Get the details on the 111th birthday of Ford’s monumental achievement on September 29 at the very place it was first built in 1908, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit. (See cover photo information in “ON THE COVER” box below)
38 Event Profile: “Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure”
40 Food For Thought: Lebanese Cuisine At Paramount Fine Foods
42 COVER FEATURE STORY! THE PARENTING BIZ: Fairytales Come True At This Year’s “Children’s Fest” – Once upon a time, 25 years ago, the “Children’s Fest” was created. From princes and princesses to fire trucks, pony rides, a dog show and more, families will learn, laugh and make a whole lot of memories at this two day event. (See cover photo information in “ON THE COVER” box below)
50 Lifestyles Issues: The Importance Of “Grandparents’ Day”
53 Take The Lead: Leadership Guru Aubrey Allen
54 Tech Bytes: Tips For First Time Parents
56 From The Bookshelf: Here’s Two For The Children’s Books
57 Charity Profile & Hot Shots: Family Respite Services Windsor-Essex (FRS)
FRS is an invaluable resource for children and teens with disabilities, from zero to 18 years of age, and their families. The organization — the subject for the Charity Profile
— is launching a $1.5 million fundraising campaign. As well, they recently threw a party for a good cause, the “Oh Canada: A Canadian Tuxedo Brunch.” From Pandora Jewellery, inside Devonshire Mall, Assistant Manager Connie Day (left in photo by Rod Denis) and Manager Amber Lynn Hamelin attended the summer fundraiser. Learn more about FRS in this special two column feature, which includes our Hot Shots photo pages!
61 The Way It Was: WWII Veteran Sets A Good Example
62 Biz Of The Month: Code Ninjas Debuts First Canadian Centre In Windsor