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ON THE COVER — “100% Local Content Always!” As a locally owned and operated family business, Biz X magazine enters its 19th year of publishing. We love where we live and work and our content proves it by focusing on Windsor Essex businesses and people every issue. It is a new year, which means new success stories. We are proud to inform everyone about everything our area has to offer. For descriptions of each photo on our cover collage please see above page numbers.

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    2016EventsEvents

    PoliticsPolitics

    YOUR ONLY INTERNATIONAL BORDER CITY PUBLICATION

    January 2016 $3.50

    WWW.BIZXMAGAZINE.COM

    FOR BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE IN WINDSOR, ESSEX COUNT Y AND METRO DETROIT

    Small Biz

    Matters

    2016

    A New YearSmall

    BizMatters Awards

    New Success!Awards

    100% Local Content Always!

    CharityCharity

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    Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd.s manufacturing technology ranks in the top 5 per cent in the world and were looking for some of the best to expand our company.

    The past 40 years have been very rewarding and we want to continue our pursuit of quality service and excellence with like-minded individuals ready to take on any challenge.

    All positions are being considered but we are especially look for:

    DESIGNERS WITH UG EXPERIENCE

    EXPERIENCED PROGRAM MANAGERS

    TOOL MAKERS

    Cavalier Tool is looking for all shifts, but we are especially inter-ested in people willing to fill 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts.

    Cavalier Tool is leading the charge in the industry and we want you to be part of our team!

    Send all resumes to jobs@cavaliertool.com

    Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd.3450 Wheelton Dr.Windsor, OntarioN8W 5A7P: (519) 944-2144F: (519) 944-2486

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    table of contentsJanuary 2016

    volume 19 issue 1

    WWW.BIZXMAGAZINE.COM

    ON THE COVER 100% Local Content Always!As a locally owned and operated family business, Biz X magazine enters its 19th year of publishing. We love where we live and work and our content proves it by focusing on Windsor Essex businesses and people every issue. It is a new year, which means new success stories. We are proud to inform everyone about everything our area has to offer. For descriptions of each photo on our cover collage please see above page numbers.

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    Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd.s manufacturing technology ranks in the top 5 per cent in the world and were looking for some of the best to expand our company.

    The past 40 years have been very rewarding and we want to continue our pursuit of quality service and excellence with like-minded individuals ready to take on any challenge.

    All positions are being considered but we are especially look for:

    DESIGNERS WITH UG EXPERIENCE

    EXPERIENCED PROGRAM MANAGERS

    TOOL MAKERS

    Cavalier Tool is looking for all shifts, but we are especially inter-ested in people willing to fill 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts.

    Cavalier Tool is leading the charge in the industry and we want you to be part of our team!

    Send all resumes to jobs@cavaliertool.com

    Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd.3450 Wheelton Dr.Windsor, OntarioN8W 5A7P: (519) 944-2144F: (519) 944-2486

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    4 Funny Stuff5 From The Publisher: Predictions For The 2016 Economy6 Editorial Viewpoint A determined group of environmentalists are fighting the site of a new Windsor-Essex mega hospital, saying the location in the boondocks will cost city taxpayers

    mega millions more than an already serviced site in the urban core. One of those sites, adjacent to the Serbian Centre off Tecumseh Road East, is identified by Architect Shane Mitchell (in top photo as provided by Mitchell). Columnist Alan Halberstadt suggests putting the choice to city taxpayers in a binding referendum.

    8 On The Mayors Mind: The Importance Of Sports Tourism9 Front Lines12 Achievements: Teanna Lindsay Wins Ontario Tourism Award13 Heard On The Street14 Newsflash16 Dates To Remember18 Politics: Cover Photo! The Windsor Essex areas three NDP members of parliament Cheryl Hardcastle (left), Brian Masse and Tracey Ramsey all vow to make sure this regions voices

    are heard once parliament reconvenes on January 25. The three MPs are photographed (courtesy of Kieran McKenzie) at an all-candidates debate at the Caboto Club on September 30, 2015, sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and Unifor.

    21 Corporate Spotlight: The Second Annual High School Entrepreneurship Summit22 Event Profile: The Bullys Trap With Andrew Faas, January 27, 2016 24 Dynamic Duo: Mary-Lynn & Brian Parent Of Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre Inc25 Portfolio Corner26 Small Biz Matters: Cover Photo! Who attended the Small Business Centre of Windsors Small Biz Big Buzz Expo? One exhibitor, pictured on the front cover, from TELUS Small Business Solutions

    is Justin Wilson, Small Business Sales Representative, Windsor, and Marcy LeBlanc, Channel Account Manager, Windsor/London Office. And (in the middle photo on this page by Rod Denis) you will see Janis Windsor (left), President and Lori Walker of Windsor & Co., a business consulting firm specializing in Project Management, Strategic Planning and Training & Facilitation. But wait! There are more exhibitors profiled in our first Hot Shots in this issue.

    28 Biz X Was There 30 Guest Column: How To Give Back According To The Bargains Group President 31 Charity: Cover Photo! At the Salvation Army Ontario Great Lakes Divisions Hope in the City Luncheon the movers, shakers and bell ringers for the 2015 Kettle Campaign were Bill Marra,

    City Councillor & Windsor Advisory Board Member; Gerald Pocock, Windsor Advisory Board Chair; Major Glenda Davis, Area Commander; Michael Drake, Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) President; Jody Steinhauer, Keynote Speaker and Chief Bargain Officer of The Bargains Group Ltd.; Major Pat Phinney, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development and Majors Wanda & Morris Vincent, Divisional Leaders.

    32 Hot Shots: Chilifest 201533 Ask The Experts: Fowler Plumbing34 Milestones: Happy 40th To Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd.37 Generation YKNOT: Maker Mayors &Makerspaces38 Power Lunch: Oceans Restaurant, Howard Avenue, Windsor39 Food For Thought: Cooked40 Events: Cover Photo! The Second Annual Artilicious benefited The Kidney Foundation of Canada Windsor & District Chapter and showcased area food establishments and artists (living up

    to its name). Shown is Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald, self proclaimed extreme plein air painter who paints outdoors. Read about this talented artist at: PaintPleinAir.ca.42 Your Local Biz Forecast: Fascial Stretch Therapy With True Fitness 43 XX Files: Danah Beaulieu of Art InDeed44 Awards Spotlight: Cover Photo! At the 18th Annual Biz X Awards Gala Mark Lefebvre (our Doc Brown) of The Stilt Guys greeted guests upon arrival (from left): Cindy Tempesta of Designs by Diane;

    Barb Molnar of Forever Yours and Diane Spencler-Glover of Designs by Diane. (exclusive decorator). Plenty of VIPs and 24 award winners were present at the gala such as Sonia Lenhardt of Motor City Community Credit Union (photographed at left by Rod Denis), recipient of the Finance Exec Right On The Money Award.

    48 From The Bookshelf 49 The Way It Was50 Biz Of The Month: Apothic Vapes of LaSalle

    Its 2016 & We Mean Business!

    *All cover photos by Rod Denis with one exception (Politics).

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    FUNNY STUFF!

    New Years Resolutions For Dogs!Have a laugh or two with our funny pet pictures. Send your photos to deborah@bizxmagazine.com and it may be included here in an upcoming issue. Make sure it gives our readers a chuckle!

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