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Girls Just Want To Have Businesses!, 20 Years Of Biz X magazine

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, youll 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 todays 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

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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.