Wednesday, November 19, 2014


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.


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by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organizations Needed For Alzheimer "Coffee Break"

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 or email

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

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

Motor City 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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

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 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 or join our event page at

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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

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 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:
    Phone: 519 251-0750

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, September 1, 2014

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

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run For The Cure "Paint Canada Pink Week"


Who:  All Windsor-Essex area businesses 

When: August 18th – 31st, 2014

Why: To support Paint Canada Pink Week, which raises awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This event raises money for breast cancer research and community education and awareness programs.

How: To participate, simply decorate your business store front, window, sidewalk or lobby pink from August 18th – 31st; be sure to include the date October 5th, 2014 and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure somewhere in your decorations.



The Windsor CIBC Run for the Cure Committee will judge all entries. Entries will be chosen based on creativity, use of pink, and overall appeal.

If you would like more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or about participating in the run October 5th, please visit

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine