Monday, September 28, 2015

"National in Motion" Week October 5 to 11, 2015

Come out and Celebrate National “in motion” week with hundreds of Windsor-Essex County residents!
Are you feeling that rath of fall and need a boost? You’re in luck, as October 5th-11th is National in motion week and we have something fun for you to do! On Wednesday October 7th, get in motion with community leaders and hundreds of residents of all ages to take the annual “couch potato pledge” and a short walk in your community! Celebrate the 8th annual event with us for a chance for an in motion t-shirt giveaway or to win New Balance prizes. So get outside and energized by others around as you join the 12 o’clock walk across Windsor-Essex County on Wednesday October 7th at any of the 20 locations in Windsor-Essex County. Visit to find a time and location that works for your schedule! Last year, over 1,000 people took the “couch potato pledge”! This year, organizers want to get even more in motion, so they need you, your family, friends and coworkers, to come out for a 10 minute walk and some good old fashion fun at the annual 12 O’Clock Walk across Windsor-Essex County event!

This 8th annual event is done through the passion and strong partnership of Windsor-Essex Communities in motion (W-E CIM). This year, residents of all ages are welcome and municipal leaders to join any of the in motion events to celebrate physical activity and healthy community living in Windsor-Essex County!

 In motion Awards Ceremony
To kick-off the local in motion celebrations, the Town of Tecumseh hosts the annual SWOntario in motion Awards ceremonies on Monday, October 7th at the Tecumseh arena (12021 McNorton St. Tecumseh, ON) from 2-3pm. This year’s celebrity master of ceremonies is Arms Bumanlag from AM800 and Biz X magazine columnist who will get our in motion week celebrations in motion.
So come out to hear who our 2015 in motion Award recipients are, or participate in the “couch potato” pledge or active break, either way, lift your spirits and get  in motion!

About Southwestern Ontario in motion:
Launched in 2008, Southwestern Ontario in motion combines local and regional resources and builds on partnerships to promote physical activity to everyone across Windsor-Essex County. Partners, including municipalities, the local health unit, community organizations and the University of Windsor are involved and host events and programs to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Visit to find out more about where to be active your community.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 26 and 27, 2015 Culture Days in Amherstburg

Amherstburg is thrilled to be participating in the provincial Doors Open initiative and the national Culture Days initiative concurrently, on September 26 and 27 from 10am to 4pm.  This year’s program will showcase Amherstburg’s waterfront history along with other historical gems in Amherstburg.

All activities and access to participating locations are FREE!  Explore Amherstburg’s downtown historic core and experience hands on activities such as storytelling,

re-enactments, guided walking tours, concert performances, craft making, outdoor movie and so much more!  A brochure with itinerary and map will be available at The Gordon House, 268 Dalhousie Street during the event.

Participants include Windsor and Essex County Plein Air Artists, Amherstburg’s Provincial Marine Re-enactment group, Cardinal Music Productions, Kenneth MacLeod, Greater Windsor Concert Band, along with these Amherstburg Historic sites: Park House Museum, Gibson Art Gallery, Marsh Collection, St. John the Baptist Church, Boblo Island Blockhouse.

Amherstburg’s culture scene has really come in to its own. The Doors Open and Culture Days weekend showcases the artists, sites and programming that make Amherstburg the unique community that everyone loves to visit” says Jen Ibrahim, Tourism Coordinator.

 For more information about the exciting schedule of Doors Open & Culture Days events, please visit:

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, August 31, 2015

Register for Harrow Colchester Chamber of Commerce Event By Sept. 17, 2015

Harrow-Colchester Chamber kicks off new “Partners in Progress Series” with WestJet feature speaker Glen Wickert

The Harrow Colchester Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the first of a planned series of “Partners in Progress” events with key-note speaker Glenn Wickert, Station Manager for WestJet Airlines in London and Windsor.  Known for motivating his audience, Glenn will use the WestJet success story to demonstrate how focusing on customer service and employee engagement are key to growing a dynamic business.  Mr. Wickert has been Station Manager for WestJet in London since 2002 and is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for Tourism London.

Chamber President Murdo McLean says:  “bringing Glenn to Harrow is a great opportunity for our membership and businesses in the entire region to learn from one of Canada’s most successful companies.  The focus on customer service and employee engagement are key in the growing tourism sector which is spurring retail and development interest in the Harrow-Colchester region.  Glenn’s message will be clear; regardless of a company’s size, successful growth can be accomplished by focusing on vision and direction.”

Partners in Progress will take place at Oxley Estate Winery on September 24th starting at 5:30 with hors d’oeuvres and networking.  Cost is $10.

Seating is limited and because an early sell-out is expected, reservations can only be accepted until September 17th by emailing

WestJet Airlines Ltd. Is a Canadian carrier that provides scheduled and charter service to 90 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  Founded in 1996, it is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada, operating an average of 425 flights and carrying over 45,000 passengers per day.

WestJet is listed among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, is named on one of Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers in Canada, and is a JD Power Customer Service Champion.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, August 24, 2015

Windsor Chrysler Supports Windsor's Salvation Army With August Car Sales

Windsor Chrysler’s “Drive For Windsor” Campaign

Supporting Windsor’s Salvation Army
 Windsor Chrysler is excited to announce their partnership with The Windsor Salvation Army. For the entire month of August, every new car sold at Windsor Chrysler will automatically generate a donation towards The Salvation Army of Windsor. That means every car sold in August at Windsor Chrysler will go back to the Windsor community.

Windsor Chrysler is the #1 car retailer in Southwestern Ontario. They have the largest inventory of new and used vehicles in the region. As a family owned business, they take pride in their topnotch customer service, unbeatable prices, and above all, family values. As a successful business that focuses on family and community, Windsor Chrysler desired to give back to the Windsor community. The expectation was to partner with an established nonprofit that is currently making a big difference in the Windsor community; The Salvation Army of Windsor is a perfect match.  

The Salvation Army has provided 150 years of outstanding nonprofit community service around the globe; and the Windsor Centre has offered many services to the public for years. In addition to their emergency disaster services, community food bank, youth shelter, and soup kitchen, The Windsor Salvation Army also runs a Rehabilitation Centre. The rehab center offers a men’s addiction program, long-term housing for men with mental health issues, as well as a providing hostel emergency shelter. The Salvation Army in Windsor is providing essential assistance for many of our disadvantaged community members. 

It is with great pleasure that Windsor Chrysler offers their customers the opportunity to join their partnership with The Salvation Army. By purchasing your new vehicle in the month of August through Windsor Chrysler, you’ll be generating proceeds, which will then be donated to The Salvation Army in Windsor. Take care of your family and take care of your community with your new car purchase by purchasing at Windsor Chrysler this August.

watch a promotional video here for a great summary:

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

March For Jesus August 22, 2015

On Aug.22 walk in the “March For Jesus 7th Annual Celebration Event” at Ouellette Avenue and Giles Blvd. starting at 4 p.m. March proceeds down Ouellette to University Avenue ending at Charles Clark Square.

This is a FREE community event. Bring your flags, banners, posters and floats.

Local choirs, soloist and prayer to follow at the Charles Clark Square.

Call 519-977-6569 or 254-3925 for more information.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fiesta Latina Entertainment line-up for Saturday August 15, 2015

Fiesta Latina, the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association's (DWBIA) new summer festival, today announced details of its entertainment line-up for Saturday August 15. From Latino deejays, Zumba and Salsa dance instruction to steel drums, Le Ballet Mexican de Montreal and Tatyana D'Voce, Fiesta Latina offers a myriad of entertainment experiences for visitors of all ages including:

·  Veteran deejays Lexx, Chino & Belize it will delight audiences with Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Dominican and Colombian electronic dance music. Catch them live at 11am, 1pm and 7pm.

·  Renowned throughout Windsor-Essex for taking Zumba to the next level, Joel Ang will present an exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness class at 3pm on Ouellette and University.

·  Get groovin' to the rhythm and melody of Latin music and learn the moves for Salsa, Bachata and Merengue at 4:30pm. Instructor Ann-Marie Linwood will have you dancing like a pro in no time!

·  Hailing from Michigan and performing at 5:30pm, The Island Guys blend the robust sounds of steel drums with modern and classic hits creating unique melodies that will ignite and excite the audience.

·  Delighting audiences with their energy, choreography and colourful costumes is Le Ballet Mexicain de Montreal. The breathtaking performance features an 18-member dance troupe and will take place at 8pm.
·  Closing Saturday night at 9pm is Tatyana D'Voce. The 19-year old Torontorian is an experienced performer with a powerful and unique voice whose style and genres include disco 70's, Mainstream Pop, Rock, and Latin music.

Fiesta Latina is a FREE Latin-American music, dance and cultural celebration featuring live music concerts, dance demonstrations, children's workshops and youth activities, as well as inflatable bouncers, vendors, bustling sidewalk cafes and more. The festival will present entertainment for people of all ages and is expected to attract thousands of visitors from Windsor and Essex region, southwestern Ontario, Michigan and beyond for 2.5 days of unforgettable Latin-American experiences.

Fiesta Latina's entertainment stage will be located at the intersection of Ouellette and University Avenues and will run from 11am - 11pm on both Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gesstwood Camp & Retreat Centre launches awareness and fundraising campaign

On Friday, June 5, 2015 Gesstwood Camp & Retreat Centre launched its awareness and fundraising campaign.

“Gesstwood is a facility open to all; young and old. Students and adults get a real sense of self and what it means to be one with nature. They learn about themselves; who they are, the power they possess and the strength within each of them. They are challenged to investigate their leadership abilities and how they can use them to make a difference. Being vulnerable in nature is key,” says James Cowper, Principal and Leadership Camp Leader, Kingsville Elementary Public School, Greater Essex County District School Board.

Located 30 minutes away in the heart of Essex County, Gesstwood is considered our local hidden gem on 62 acres of playing grounds, beautiful forest and meandering streams. Over 7,000 students and 70+ adult groups a year unplug and participate in outdoor education programs that allow leadership skills to be developed naturally. Through experiential learning, program participants discover the roles that they take working within a group, what skills they bring and areas of improvement. They learn by expanding their comfort zones.

To keep up with increasing demands of its growing program rosters, Gesstwood is launching a fundraising campaign to upgrade facilities and expand learning elements for the young leaders of tomorrow. Their wish list spans: upgrading overnight facilities and washrooms to offer overnight camp all year round, like snowshoeing in the winter; enhancing programs like their canopy tour, and opening the camp to families on weekends.

“Throughout the Gesstwood experience, participants are encouraged to take on roles you would not normally do – find your voice, share your ideas, step back and investigate other people’s leadership styles. It’s fun for all ages. Electronics are turned off, we run around, act silly and break barriers, all through a common outdoor experience,” said Karen Seguin, Executive Director, Gesstwood Camp & Retreat Centre.  

To see a video about Gesstwood in action::

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by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine