It’s A Celebration Of Team Biz X

Biz X magazine Nov Dec 2022
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It’s A Celebration Of Team Biz X

With the publishing of this November/December edition, we honour 25 years of Biz X Awards — and we want to celebrate with all of you!

We could not have reached this milestone without major support from our suppliers, advertisers, freelance contractors, friends and, of course, our loyal readers.

In addition, I personally want to thank my father Colin, my mother Kathy, my sister Della and my partner Jack Rosenberg who are our greatest assets. Without them, none of this would be possible.

As well, freelance writers Joe McParland, Andrea Grimes, David Clark, Rebecca Wright, Dave Halliday and Jim Murphy have been dedicated members of Team Biz X for many years. New writer Victoria Rose and photographer Sanja Tabor have also already proven to be amazing additions to our editorial department.

Designer Rae Marie celebrates 10 years with us in 2022 and always makes the pages of every edition look amazing.

Of course, I can’t forget our main photographer, since day one, Rod Denis. I have to give him major credit for bringing my crazy photo ideas to life and this issue proves that once again!

I also want to acknowledge the staff at Annex Business Media, our printer, who make sure all the pages look great, and, the mail carriers of Canada Post who ensure each copy reaches its final destination in the mailboxes of area businesses and organizations.

As well, Jack Eisenberg of Safe & Secure Computing keeps our computers, email and website running smoothly throughout the year. To say that he is an extremely important member of our team is an understatement!

However, this Silver Jubilee celebration is not just about us. We stay true to our mandate to promote businesses and organizations in the region.

For most of 2022, in our Milestones column, we shared the spotlight with others operating for 25 years — Bloomin’ Gardener, International Art Designs, Daniel Hofgartner of Buckingham Realty, Sound Foundry Studio, Transition to Betterness (T2B) and Antoyan Jewellers. Now in our milestones column on page 6 of the November/December issue you will read a bit more about Biz X in the grand finale.

In fact, this entire issue celebrates other area businesses and organizations with big anniversaries, ranging from one to 50 years. Be sure to check out stories on: South Windsor’s Penalty Box Restaurant, the Ciociaro Club, Mister Maid, W.E. Care for Kids, and Nana’s Bakery.

As the lyrics in the song Celebration, by Kool & The Gang say: “There’s a party goin’ on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years!”And the party doesn’t stop!

Even the theme of our 25th annual awards cover story: Always Look For The Silver Lining In Every Cloud, recognizes 244 nominees who are hard working business owners, executive directors at non-profit organizations and professionals who overcome all obstacles in their path and come out on top.

The future certainly looks bright for all of us!

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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.