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Biz X magazine September 2021 Vol 24 Issue 8
ON THE COVER — “Keeping The Show On The Road” — Page 17
With small businesses across Canada failing at a rate of 20% in their first year, making it beyond five years is no small feat. It can be a daunting challenge, but with smart planning, a strong business plan and committed ownership and management, survival can be achieved. We profile four Windsor Essex companies celebrating huge milestones this year, including the 2017 Biz X Award winner for “The Dealership Which Puts The Pedal To The Metal” — Reaume Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, celebrating 90 years in business.
COVER LOCATION: Photographed at their dealership, Reaume Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, situated at 500 Front Road LaSalle, clockwise from the top are: Adam Lally, a Partner in Reaume Chev and V.P. at Lally Ford, standing next to a 1936 Chevrolet; Craig Reaume, Dealer Principal, is by a 2020 Camaro SS, and Jenn Reaume, General Manager, poses next to a 2021 Buick Enclave. While vehicles have changed over the past 90 years, Reaume Chev remains a family business with superior customer service always!
CREDITS: The 1936 Custom Chevrolet 4 Door Sedan Model 1009 is courtesy of Paul Beaudoin, Amherstburg. PHOTOGRAPHER: Rod Denis (RodneyLDenisPhotographer.com)
Biz X magazine September 2021
4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: The 24th Annual Biz X Awards Nominations End With Voting Set To Start September 16, 2021
8 Rose City Politics: Is Windsor Essex Ready For A Projected Population Growth Of Up To 35%?
10 Front Lines
13 Heard On The Street
14 Newsflash – Doug Sweet (in photo courtesy of The Town of Essex) is the new Chief Administrative Officer for The Town of Essex. As CAO, he is responsible for providing corporate leadership and oversight of all Town operations. Sweet will also lead strategic decision-making and coordinate interdepartmental programs and projects.“I am extremely proud to have the privilege of serving my community and leading the incredibly talented staff at the Town of Essex,” Sweet states. “As CAO, I will continue to build upon the work of my predecessors to achieve Council’s goals and organizational success.” So who else has a new position or good news to share? The Newsflash column will keep you in
16 New In Biz: Lungovita And Pro Fit Pools. What do a glamping beach retreat and a pool installation company have in common? Both opened in the summer of 2021! Curious to know more? We have the details and contact information!
(Lungovita Bell Tent photo by Julianna Bonnett).
28 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: Be Proud Windsor Essex, This Is Your Market! Alexandrea Anber (shown in photo by Joe McParland), Owner and Head Pastry Chef at Auntie Aldoo’s Kitchen is one of the 80 vendors at the Saturday morning Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market. Also known as “The KitchenWitch”, she is ready to cast a spell on you with her mouth-watering pies and pastries! Let’s take a trip now to the market with our “Cup of Joe” columnist and read about everything that has been happening there this year!
30 Food For Thought: Greek Cuisine At Stathis Grill
33 The Parenting Biz: “Keep Calm And Carry On”! School Is Back! Going back to school in September, after summer break, has always been hard for kids. However, this school year brings new complications presented by the pandemic. But don’t worry; we at Biz X magazine did our homework! We are here to help parents and have researched businesses
specializing in the unique challenges faced by children who might be feeling a little anxious about getting back in the classroom.
39 Lifestyle Issues: How To Make Learning At Home Fun
40 Health Matters: The Importance Of A Balanced Diet
42 XX Files: Karen Kamen, Centre Director For Tecumseh And LaSalle Oxford Learning Centres
43 From The Bookshelf: “Be Proud You’re Canadian”
44 Tech Bytes: Cooking With Microgreens
45 Portfolio Corner: An Ever-Changing World
46 Ask The Experts: Indoor Air Quality And Fall Maintenance Around The House
48 Just Sayin’: Canada’s Legalization Of Marijuana
50 Event Profile: The Virtual “CIBC Run For The Cure”
52 Biz Bits: Online Shopping Tips
53 The Way It Was: They Had No Grave But The Sea
54 Biz Of The Month: NOMAD, Furniture And Artisan-Made Home Décor Shop In Kingsville