Girls Just Want To Have Businesses!
Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with lots of quality family time and are ready to get back to business. We here at Biz X are pumped as our awards issue (Nov/December 2016) and gala were amazing and now we enter our 20th year of publication. WOW!
Our key to success is my family (Colin & Kathy Jones, Della Jones-Goulet and Jack Rosenberg) and also a freelance team of designers, photographers and writers who are totally dedicated to the job. They do whatever it takes to make sure our magazine hits the streets (and email inboxes), month after month.
As the saying goes, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” This totally sums up how I feel about my career choice. I am proud to help promote this great region and my goal is to make Windsor Essex the #1 place to live, work and play. This includes promoting all the wonderful businesses, organizations and people we can each and every issue.
At times, I am able to step away from my computer and attend events to meet business owners. One of those times recently occurred when I was the Keynote Speaker at the Windsor Women Accelerate (WWA) networking night at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator in late November 2016.
I met a lot of new female entrepreneurs and re-connected with some past and current connections. I spoke about how my business survives in today’s tough economic times and offered various tips to get those in attendance on their own path to success.
So to kick off our first issue of 2017, I wanted to include photos of events we are proud of like our “Biz X Awards Gala” (see page 40) and the WWA event here (note: all shown in photos are listed from the left).
In the first photo you will see the beautiful flowers (much to my surprise!) that were given to me, after my presentation, by Arthur Barbut of The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator and Christopher Pressey of Christopher Pressey Design.
Deborah’s column continues HERE
Photos by Rod Denis – Biz X magazine