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8 1. Based on time travel our theme honoured the “Back To The Future” movies and was brought to life by Diane Spencler-Glover of Designs by Diane. Photos show the overall timeless décor complete with an “Enchantment Under The Sea” stage, clock tower, a DeLorean, time tunnel, and clocks for centrepieces. 2. Having a good time with Mark Lefebvre, (aka “Doc Brown”) before dinner were the staff of the Motor City Community Credit Union, sponsor of the “Opening Reception.” They were also celebrating the win of Sonia Lenhardt, Branch Manager (middle in gold dress) for the “Finance Exec On The Money” Award. 3. The 2015 Biz X Award Judges and sponsors: Justin Barker, Comfort Suites Windsor; John Dobrowolsky, Sandler Training; Sabrina DeMarco, Small Business Centre (sponsor); Mark Lefebvre (“Doc Brown” for the evening), Stilt Guys; Debra McVeety (Retail sponsor), Tecumseh Mall; Charlie Hotham, Hotham Building Materials Inc. and Jason Kerluck, Green Earth Stores (Missing was Steve Meehan who was busy cooking!). 4. Welcoming guests and giving out the seating

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9 arrangements were our three lovely ladies: volunteers Kathy Coulter-Sturkenboom and Jennifer MacPherson with Della Jones of Biz X. 5. Entertainer Dave Russell performed during the “Opening Reception” plenty of songs spanning many decades, but all related to the time theme. Photo by Lori Deschaine. 6. Every year Biz X asks gala guests bring a new and unwrapped toy to support Sparky’s Toy Drive. Thank you to the firemen and our one woman volunteer who collected toys and financial donations at the door and organized the raffles so that we raised over $8,500! Just a few of Windsor’s finest firefighters on the scene were: Chris Tremblay, Sean Costello (Co-ordinator), Sparky, Bob Bailey and Joe Cassar. Photo by Lori Deschaine. 7. From TVCogeco Andrea Morosin, Reporter and Marlene Corey, Producer/Director, conducted interviews for our “Plugged In” show next to one shiny centre of attention, a DeLorean! Be sure to tune into the “Plugged In” Biz X Awards show airing on Channel 700 HD and Cable 11 in January (select times from January 12 to 25) and in May to see clips of acceptance speeches by all winners.

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8. The “Men of Biz X” (staff, Judges, Celebrity presenters and volunteers) were once again decked out in tuxedos from Collins Formal Wear: Mike Butorajac, Chad Goulet; Justin Barker; Jack Rosenberg, Angelo Aversa, Sparky (sorry no tux for our top dog!), Jay Marchillo, John Dobrowolsky, Charlie Hotham and Jason Kerluck. 9. Awards Gala MC Arms Bumanlag of AM800 CKLW, CTV WINDSOR and Biz X magazine, looked dapper in his Michael Kors tux from Collins Formal Wear along with his beautiful Fiancé, Kerri Ann on his arm. 10. From hors d’oeuvres and seafood bisque to veal cannelloni, which melted in your mouth, the main dish and decadent turtle cheesecake, the culinary team at St. Clair College Centre for Arts outdid themselves! Executive Chef Steve Meehan showed off the dinner entree — a plate of Pan Seared Honey and Chili Glazed Chicken Supreme, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes. Meehan was on double duty as he was a Biz X Award Judge too! 11. Always ready to lend a helping hand to make sure everything ran smoothly was the staff from St. Clair

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Biz X magazine January 2016. Vol 19 - Issue 1  

ON THE COVER — “100% Local Content Always!” As a locally owned and operated family business, Biz X magazine enters its 19th year of publishi...

Biz X magazine January 2016. Vol 19 - Issue 1  

ON THE COVER — “100% Local Content Always!” As a locally owned and operated family business, Biz X magazine enters its 19th year of publishi...