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*photos 31 to 35 on previous page 31. Nicole St. Amour and her husband Scott, Owner of Paper Heroes Comic Book Lounge & Collectibles, were victorious in landing “The Model For Success Hobby Shop” Award. 32. Above & Beyond Massage Therapy Clinic is owned and operated by Carrie Deslippe (second from left). With her to accept the Award for “You’re In Good Hands With This Reiki Master or Reflexologist,” were: Scott (Carrie’s husband), Leigh-Anne Burns (Reflexologist) and Robert Perniciaro (Reiki Master). 33. Special thanks to Willie and Kelly Strong, the proud owners of our “time machine,” a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, displayed at the gala and featured on our awards cover. 34. On stage with Publisher Jones, Tony Gjura expressed how extremely happy he was that his business, L.A. Town Grill won the top dining award, “Restaurant That’s Hot, Hot, Hot For 2015.” Photo by Lori Deschaine. 35. “The Most Wonderful Event Of The Year” Award went to the “Windsor Corporate Challenge” accepted by Meighen Nehme, President and CEO of The Job Shoppe. Photographed with her husband Tony, Meighen created

36 the event to raise funds for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, Windsor-Essex Chapter. 36. After the official ceremony was over the team from Ambassador Golf Club, winners of the “Hole-In-One Golf Course” Award — Superintendent Tim Armstrong; Adam Wagner, Head Golf Professional; Diane Farquhar, Client Service Manager and Executive Chef Daniele Palanca — posed for this cool shot with our DeLorean. Photo by Lori Deschaine. 37. Since many bars play the song “Closing Time” to let everyone know it’s time to go home, we wrap up with Peter South, Manager at O’Maggio’s Kildare House who accepted the award for the “Bar Which Lives Up To All The Hype.”

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Start The New Year With A Hockey Family Series, Facing Your Fears And Employee Secrets! By Marlene Markham-Gay


his time around, books for “Snuggle Alerts” this winter, can let you relax and enjoy inspirational stories, hockey fun and some dirty secrets of the workplace! First up, local author Lisa McGuire, has two new additions to her “Hockey Family Series.” The first in the series was “Hockey Grammas.” “Hockey Grampas” and “Hockey Moms” have both recently been released. A fourth book in the series will be out in early 2016. McGuire was raised in Maidstone, Ontario and is a teacher at a Windsor high school. “Hockey Grampas” is a story that will transport you back to fond memories as this grampa drifts off to sleep watching the hockey game on TV with the grandchildren. He awakes from his childhood dreams of playing hockey on the frozen pond, long enough to tell the kids how it was in those days. Wanting the children to experience what he did as a child he brings them out to the pond on the farm for some outdoor fun. “Hockey Moms” is a story of what it is like to be on the road with kids, hockey gear, suitcases, and snacks all packed tightly in the car for yet another out of town hockey tournament! It is amusing and will give you interesting insight into a brave hockey mom’s life. Power plays,


three in a penalty box, goal horns, and ketchup and mustard stains are all included in these wonderful stories. Great entertainment and of course, unforgettable memories. McGuire’s books (in French and English) can be purchased in Windsor at Juniper Books, 1990 Ottawa Street; Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East; From the Heart, 1356 Ottawa Street; Perani’s Hockey World, 7540 Tecumseh Road East and The Skate Pro Shop at Tecumseh Arena & Recreation Complex. Up next in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible” local author and motivational speaker Lynn Fitzsimons has written a chapter entitled “Fly Like an Eagle.” It is under the category of “Facing your Fears.” There are 101 stories about using a positive attitude to improve your life in this edition of this very popular series. “Fly like an Eagle” is a true story that Fitzsimons wrote about a walk on a Nassau beach in the Bahamas, with her husband, who B IZ X M A G A Z IN E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6

37 is explaining everything he saw to Lynn as she is legally blind. They came across parasailing and after much discussion decided to try it. This challenge forever changed her life, never again did she allow negative thoughts to control her. “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Think Possible” is available at Chapters at Devonshire Mall and Indigo at St. Clair Beach. Lastly, we feature a new book by Jenn Sadai, a Windsor author and an advocate who is taking a stand against bullies in the workplace. “Dirty Secrets of the World’s Worst Employee” is her second book. Sadai probes into her past and tells all; the jobs that she has held, the mistakes she made and the lessons she learned while still perusing her dream to be a writer. There is just enough humour in Sadai’s writing style to make you smile, such as, when her skirt ripped the first day on a new job, and plenty of advice so even a seasoned employee will gain some useful tips. A look at sexual harassment in the workplace and gender equality are also included in the book. All employees, the boss and anyone thinking of starting a business should pick up Sadai’s book. Purchase at Biblioasis (address above) in Windsor and online at Chapters.ca. Marlene Markham-Gay is the former host of CFTV’s “Storyteller.” She promotes local authors through the book corner at the Essex Railway Station, which allows them to display and sell books. Marlene is an avid reader and encourages her eight grandchildren to read. So many books and too little time prevent her from reading the same book twice.

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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...