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Deborah Jones

Mark Your Calendar For The Beauty Expo 2015 Taking Place Feb. 7 & 8

Posted January 27, 2015 @ 10:53AM

The Beauty Expo 2015 takes place at the Fogolar Furan Club in Windsor and features 50+ Exhibitors with the newest trends in beauty, anti-aging, health, fashion and lifestyle all under one roof. Bring your friend, sister or mother for a perfect girls’ day out on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, 10 am to 5 pm each day.

Sample the latest in skincare and cosmetic products and explore a vast selection of  non-surgical anti-aging options. Watch demos, get mini-treatments and make-overs and enjoy a selection of sweet treats from the complimentary coffee, chocolate and dessert bar.

Win door prizes and free gifts plus get special show promotions and exclusive offers only available at the Expo. And there is a chance to win a mystery prize package worth at least $500! 

 Admission $10 at the door. Save $3 when you pre-register online at www.BeautyExpo2015.com .

Wait there is more! Firefighters will be selling their 2015 calendars, The Reflexology Association of Canada will be offering free mini-treatments, Jouviance will be offering free skin analysis, St. Clair College Esthetics Program will be offering free make-up applications and nail treatments. The Windsor Light Music Theatre will be performing some of their songs from their upcoming production of Grease.

Biz X hopes to see all the ladies there! Stop by our booth for a complimentary copy of the magazine as well!

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Alzheimer Society Challenges You to Walk in the Shoes of a Person with Dementia: January 31, 2015

Posted January 13, 2015 @ 3:42PM

In celebration of Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County is challenging everyone to find out what it’s like to have dementia.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Alzheimer Society and Seasons Retirement Communities, with support from Amy’s Helping Hands, will have the Dementia Challenge at Devonshire Mall from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Participants will use special gloves, goggles, and other accessories to simulate impaired vision, auditory confusion, and loss of fine motor skills. They will then carry out everyday tasks.

“Aside from developing compassion for persons with dementia, the Dementia Challenge sends out the message that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are nothing to be ashamed of,” explains Sally Bennett Olczak, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County.

Bennett Olczak adds, “The perceived stigma of dementia prevents many people from seeking help and getting diagnosed. This, in turn, delays their access to information, support, and services that can help them live better with the disease.”

The Society has invited prominent members of Windsor and Essex to take the Dementia Challenge. These include government officials, corporate executives, and media personalities.

As the number of dementia cases increases, so does the need to educate everyone about the disease and remove the stigma attached to it. To date, over 6,100 individuals in Windsor and Essex have been diagnosed with some form of dementia.

The Dementia Challenge is part of the Sixth Healthy Mind Expo. Exhibitors will provide information on: the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease; products and services available for older adults; and, ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

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For more information, please contact:
Peggy Winch, Manager of Fund Development and Community Engagement
Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County
Telephone: 519-974-2220 ext. 225  |  Email: pwinch@aswecare.com  |  Website: AlzheimerWindsor.com

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre Opens Dec. 26, 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 @ 9:45AM

Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre Open to the Public

The owners of the all new Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre, Jim Lengyel and Theresa Lecours, are pleased to announce the opening of the new 7,800-square-foot Virtual Gaming Centre on December 26, 2014, from 9am until midnight.

The Virtual Gaming Centre features 12 golf and multi-sport simulators with the latest cutting edge technology for accuracy and enjoyment. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing 80 of the world’s top golf courses. The multi-sport options, including football, hockey, baseball, soccer, zombie dodgeball, carnivals games and more, are perfect for families and unique to Essex County.

“We’re so pleased with these simulators,” says Jim Lengyel, co-owner. “They provide another choice for family fun, group events and fundraising opportunities in the Windsor - Essex area.”

Reservations are now being accepted for the simulators by calling 519-966-4911.

A grand opening is planned for mid-January in conjunction with the on-site, fully-licensed ‘Shots & Slices’ restaurant.

For more information, rates, operating hours and fundraising opportunities, please visit the website - silverteegolf.com

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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“Sleighing Hunger” Concert December 21, 2014

Posted December 14, 2014 @ 6:58PM

In collaboration to help feed those in need, The S'Aints band, St. Clair College, Blackburn Radio and Caesars Windsor are teaming up for the biggest holiday Charity Concert in the city called “Sleighing Hunger”. It will feature big-name, local and world-renowned talents of The S’Aint’s on Sunday, December 21 at 8 pm in the Colosseum. Proceeds from concert tickets and an accompanying holiday CD to be released later this month will benefit The Downtown Mission, Unemployed Help Centre, Outreach for Hunger in Chatham as well as the St. Clair College Scholarships and Bursaries.

Jeff Burrows, one of the founding members of the S’Aint’s as well as drummer and songwriter for the award-winning band The Tea Party, said, “The band is absolutely ecstatic to be moving into a world-class venue. I’ve had the great opportunity to play thousands of stages around the world. This will give us the perfect platform to present our spectacular holiday concert, while raising funds and awareness for worthy and desperately needed cause.”

Tim Trombley, Director of Entertainment at Caesars Windsor, said, “On behalf of Caesars, we are thrilled to host a show featuring a group of incredible, local and global talents with the altruistic goal ofhelping those in need. It supports our company’s own Corporate Giving goal focused our local community. We are proud to provide an award-winning venue to showcase this concert and give their dedicated audience and supporters a world-class experience.”

The S’Aint’s is a philanthropic passion project created by musicians, St. Clair College and Blackburn Radio. All entities involved were looking for something entertaining and community oriented to offer the communities of Windsor Essex & Chatham-Kent. Music was the driving force that would bring them all together with a band formed by some of the finest players and personalities in the area who have made a name for themselves locally and worldwide. They include: Jody Raffoul, Jeff Burrows, Wes Buckley, David Cyrenne, Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe, Kelly Authier and Garret Bielaniec. The project gave them the opportunity to record, collaborate and perform while helping the community and it's charitable service groups. They have had three back-to-back sellouts at the St. Clair Centre for Performing Arts in previous years.

Music lovers who have yet to experience this performance will soon discover a fabulously new holiday tradition for the entire family. Audiences will be treated to their favourite holiday songs, with a twist, performed with the energy and ‘grit’ of these rock n’ roll talents. Special guests include The Sinners choir and The Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Ron Seguin, Vice President of Global Education and Training Services at St. Clair College, said, “This is music with a purpose. It is an annual project that has become a Christmas tradition at St. Clair. The college family including students, staff and alumni, look forward to helping local families dealing with hunger.”

Blackburn Radio generously funds the costly production of the S’Aints CD, with proceeds again going to the cause. John Weese, Vice President of Operations said, “Our investment in this project not only makes it happen, but allows for proceeds from sales to go to the intended charities rather than production costs.” CDs will be available for sale on iTunes, online at www.sleighinghunger.com, St. Clair College campuses and Blackburn Stations Windsor and Chatham for $10 each.

Tickets for “Sleighing Hunger” are $20 for General Admission, $25 for Reserved and $100 for limited VIP (taxes included) and available at St. Clair College campuses, Caesars Windsor Box Office, Blackburn Station offices in Windsor and Chatham and the Chrysler Theatre Box Office.

For more information, CD downloads or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sleighinghunger.com

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Posted November 19, 2014 @ 4:48PM

Remember the seemingly endless barrage of snow and chilly temperatures last winter? Meteorologists say that this winter will be just as bad.

Whether you’re a regular donor to Goodwill® or you’ve yet to make a donation of gently used goods, please take a moment tonight to go through your closets and storage rooms and find warm coats, sweaters, pants and gloves. Simply pile them in your vehicle, visit your Goodwill Attended Donation Centre and Goodwill’s friendly donor greeters will take it from there.

Together we can prepare for the severe winter conditions we have in store, and simultaneously help fund local employment programs and services.

Donations to Goodwill allow us to provide job training, employment placements services and other community-based programs,” says Kevin Neill, Director Operations & Retail for Goodwill Industries – Essex Kent Lambton. “Last year, we helped 1,478 people find jobs and support their families – the community’s support is vital to this effort.

Goodwill Industries – Essex Kent Lambton’s mission is to change lives through the power of work. That means improving the lives of every person in Essex, Kent and Lambton counties. This is a huge task – and is only possible with your help.

When you give your winter wear to Goodwill, you’re giving more than clothes. You’re giving hope, pride, opportunity and encouragement. Together, we can instill these words in every person in need of assistance fulfilling their dream.

Goodwill does more than impact you, your friends and neighbours. It also impacts your environment. When you donate clothing and other household items, the products are sold in retail stores giving them a second life and keeping them out of landfills. In 2013 alone, nearly 151,824 donors gave their gently used goods – more than 6.6 million pounds of product diverted from local landfills!

Please think of Goodwill and your neighbours at this time of year. All gently used donations of winter clothing are warmly welcomed at your nearest Attended Donation Centre.


-1643 Mc Dougall St,

-3799 Tecumseh Rd

-298 Lauzon Rd

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Organizations Needed For Alzheimer "Coffee Break"

Posted October 1, 2014 @ 10:46PM

Over 70 Windsor-Essex Businesses and Organizations to Raise Funds for Local Alzheimer, Dementia Programs: 30 More Needed to Reach the Goal

Local businesses and organizations are set to raise funds for the local Alzheimer Society. Over 70 have committed to host a Coffee Break or give coffee cup cutouts in exchange for donations to the charitable institution.

This year’s Coffee Break hosts include Bulk Barn, FreshCo, Green Shield, Seasons Retirement Communities, Centreline, National Bank of Canada, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Rafih Autogroup, and many more.

However, the Alzheimer Society needs 30 more Coffee Break locations to reach its 2014 target.

Coffee Break is an annual fundraising activity by the Alzheimer Society. Running from September to December, it raises a significant amount of funds for dementia services and programs in the community.

All monies raised through Coffee Break will help fund local services and programs by the Alzheimer Society, which includes: education and information sessions; support groups for daughters, spouses, and other caregivers; Day Away Program; and, in-home respite care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

“It’s wonderful to be supported by our local entrepreneurs, who realize the value of providing for the growing number of people diagnosed with dementia in our community,” said Sally Bennett-Olczak, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County.

This year, Colonial Coffee, a Windsor-based coffee roasting facility, will once again donate all the coffee and coffee-making supplies for the fundraising activity.

Biz X Magazine is the media sponsor. It will feature the top 3 Coffee Break fundraisers in a future issue.

Almost 6,000 individuals in Windsor and Essex have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The number will double within one generation, if nothing is done about it today.

To date, there is no known cause and no known cure for dementia. However, it’s possible to alleviate the impact of dementia on those who have it, their family members, and the community.

In 2013, local Coffee Break hosts raised $30,000 for dementia programs in Windsor and Essex. The Alzheimer Society hopes to raise even more this time around.

To be a part of Coffee Break, visit AlzheimerWindsor.com or email fundraising@aswecare.com

The Alzheimer Society is the leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Active in more than 150 communities across Canada, the Society offers Help for Today through our programs and services for people living with dementia and Hope for Tomorrow...®by funding research to find the cause and the cure.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Motor City Community Credit Union BBQ Fundraiser Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014

Posted September 28, 2014 @ 1:11PM

On Tuesday September 30  stop by The Motor City Community Credit Union location at 6701 Tecumseh Rd. E from 11 am to 2 pm to donate to their BBQ fundraiser.

Tuesday Sept. 30

11 am – 2 pm

MotorCity Community Credit Union

Tecumseh East Branch

Proceeds to benefit


Standards of Excellence for Women

A local non-profit organization which has a passion to see hurting women in our community grow and succeed.


This Is a center for “re-creation” both inside and out and to give new life to a tarnished image; to feel and be empowered.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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w.a.v.e.s Festival Sept. 26 & 27, 2014

Posted September 16, 2014 @ 3:41PM

w.a.v.e.s Festival 2014 Celebrates Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies and Sculptures

Ground-breaking new festival creates waves in art and emerging technology.

Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies and Sculptures (w.a.v.e.s.) is a brand new two-day festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture and technology in the Windsor Sculpture Park during Culture Days, September 26-27, 2014.

Hosted by the City of Windsor’s Cultural Affairs Department in partnership with the Arts Council of Windsor & Region, WEtech Alliance, Hackforge Windsor, Harvesting the FAM, The Art Gallery of Windsor and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, the festival will showcase local and visiting artists who will present their innovative wave-length creations from 4 p.m.to 11 p.m. each day.

Projects were selected through an open call to local, emerging and national acts inviting individuals and organizations to be inspired by the theme of “waves” in sound, light, movement or otherwise. The application asked for “the unexpected” and over 20 projects have been selected to animate the park throughout the day and illuminate the night, including solar and kinetic-powered installations.

A special extension of Harvesting the FAM will provide stage entertainment to festival goers throughout the day.  Harvesting The FAM is Windsor’s largest independent inter-arts festival, designed for the promotion and development of film, fashion, artistic and musical talents. Each night at 10 p.m., special performances will capture the audience in mesmerizing audiovisual performances from Kero & Annie Hall on Friday and The Noise Border Ensemble on Saturday.

Community workshops hosted by Hackforge Windsor will provide participants with the tools and training to build their own bike light display for a chance to light up the trail of the Battagello RiverWalk. Walk the path to hear the beats from the Motor City Junk-Kit, a drum-kit made from recycled car parts. Interact with Walkerville Art Studio’s Invisible Poets as they free-style spoken word, and create Words on Water with the Windsor Youth Centre as they bring a larger-than-life set of poetry tiles to play with. Bring your smart phones to explore the cockpit of the Windsor Lancaster FM212 Bomber with Ellis Digital, or explore the world around you with smart phone microscopes and the University of Windsor’s Let’s Talk Science.  Bring an appetite for the Windsor Eats Truckin’ Food Rally in Assumption Park.  After the sunsets, prepare to see the sculpture park light up like never before. For information on the day’s events, photo scavenger hunt and contests, visit the City of Windsor’s w.a.v.e.s. festival page.

All Windsor Sculpture Park festival programming and events are free to the public. 

 This event is rain or shine. Festival goers are encouraged to illuminate their umbrellas and their outfits!

To learn more, visit www.citywindsor.ca or join our event page at www.facebook.com/CityOfWindsor.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Nominate A Windsor Women of the Year by September 15, 2014

Posted September 13, 2014 @ 12:01PM

Ladies Exclusive Alliance is now accepting nominations for their Woman of the Year 2014, NOMINATIONS must be in by September 15, 2014.

*please copy and paste the wording below, fill out the information and email it to Melissa McCormick....call her if you have any questions!

             NOMINATION FORM



Name: _________________________________________________________________________

Organization/Business: ____________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________

Phone: _________________________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________________

The LEA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD is a business professional who exemplifies the following criteria:

  • Business owner/Corporate decision maker
  • Sets a high standard of integrity by leading through example and maintains high personal standards
  • Actively shares information, personal experience and accumulated knowledge in order to mentor and aid other women in their business and professions
  • Active leader in the community/serves on other boards
  • Promotes the LEA organization
  • Has made a significant impact on the community
  • An active volunteer who has shown initiative and creativity in pursuing the goals of her business or organization
    Name of Submitter: _______________________________________________________________
    Submitter contact info: Phone, Email:  _______________________________________________
    Testimonial: Attach a brief synopsis explaining how the nominee fits the above criteria
    Please submit nominations by mail or email to no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    Mail to: Melissa McCormick c/o LEA, 707-1330 Lauzon Rd. Windsor, On. N8S 4P6
    Email to: melissaqd@sympatico.ca
    Phone: 519 251-0750

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Dry Parlour Inc hosts EXTENDED SUMMER WHITE PARTY for Family Respite Services, Sept. 13, 2014

Posted September 1, 2014 @ 11:59AM

Dry Parlour Inc. is hosting an EXTENDED SUMMER WHITE PARTY to benefit Family Respite Services.

The event is at the Bistro on the River on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6 pm.

"The Hamptons-meets-downtown Windsor." That's the vibe at "Summer Extended: A White Party." Located on the riverside patio of The Bistro At The River, "Summer Extended" is slated to be the party of the year. The extended patio, adorned in all white décor, will be transformed into a Montauk-esque terrace. Indulge in the dele...ctable hors d'oeuvres while Dj Chilly and a live percussionist set the soundscape. All net proceeds will be donated to an amazing cause!

Date: Saturday, September, 13th, 2014

Time: 6 PM

Location: The Bistro At The River (78 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 7C5)

Dress Code: White, White, and White.

Music: Dj Chilly (Detroit, MI) & Live Percussionist Peter Theos

100% of Net Proceeds will be donated to Family Respite Services Windsor!

This event is brought to you by Dry Parlour Inc., and Family Respite Services, Windsor Spitfires, Festival Tent & Party Rentals, Divine Designs, and The Bistro At The River!

Tickets are $50 and are currently available at: Dry Parlour Inc. (2814 Howard Avenue) & The Bistro At The River

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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