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It’s “Christmas Biz MiXer” Time In The City By Deborah Jones

Another year is quickly coming to a close, but what a year it has been! Many challenges faced Windsor Essex business owners from tornadoes, floods, increased hydro costs and more. However, there was plenty of good news too as our pages were filled with success stories throughout 2016. Here at the magazine, we always wrap up our last edition of the year on a high note, honouring our Biz X Award winners and nominees. From the day the awards nominations opened in mid-July, to when the voting poll was underway for two weeks in September, we discover how many local entrepreneurs are working hard to be #1 in their chosen fields. With thousands of website votes coming in for 222 nominees — 31 alone in the “2016 Powerhouse Professional” category — it is such a great feeling for us to recognize the best our region has to offer. While our gala in November is a celebration

for the 24 overall award winners, our “Christmas Biz MiXer” in December is open to all nominees and local biz pros. This fifth annual holiday party takes place Friday December 16, 2016 at Ariius NightClub (inside Caesars Windsor) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For just $20 per person (paid at the door) the evening includes delicious appetizers from Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro, a drink ticket, door prizes, free valet parking and lots of networking opportunities. This year we’re donating $5 per ticket to the Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, 964 Wyandotte Street East (see “Street Help” on “Facebook”). Administrator Christine WilsonFurlonger tells me their “Street Patrol is made up of some volunteers, but mostly I hire the homeless to work with the homeless. Our patrol team gives out information on the Street Help Shelter or gives the homeless, coats,

“Christmas Biz MiXer” Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 Ariius Nightclub, 6 p.m. $20 gets you in!

Yep Santa Claus is coming to town soon. Happy holidays from myself and the entire Biz X team!

food, socks, shoes or sleeping bags that are stored in the Street Patrol company minivan.” This Canadian registered charity needs our help and we are pulling out all the stops to attract as many as possible to attend our miXer. As an added bonus each guest receives a ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 travel certificate from Carlson Wagonlit TravelWindsor (CarlsonWagonlitWindsor.ca) and Transat Holidays. The certificate can be used with any Transat and Carlson holiday package and has no deadline. As well, Santa’s sack will contain networking prizes worth $100+ from On Time, Watch, Clock & Jewellery, 5432 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor and Above & Beyond Massage Therapy Clinic, 5158 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor along with a few other surprises. For the latest information on the “Christmas Biz MiXer” log on to: BizXmagazine.com. See you on the 16th!

WINDSOR

1643 McDougall Ave. 3799 Tecumseh Rd. E. 298 Lauzon Rd.

ESSEX

216 Talbot St.

KINGSVILLE

43 Main St, W.

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