The 22nd annual “Biz X Awards Gala” took place November 15, 2019 at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. A nautical theme was chosen this year as “H2O — When Your Ship Comes In”. Pictured is the starboard side of the hall as created by Designs by Diane. Photo by Rod Denis.


Highlights from the 2019 Biz X Awards Gala air on Cable 11 (HD 700) on the “Plugged In” show throughout the year and

you can also view the show any day of the year or time on Cogeco channel 602 Video On Demand.

Select the category “Lifestyles & Fitness”, then choose “Plugged IN” and file BizXAwards.  

. . . or you can watch the entire show here!


The Biz X family at the November 15, 2019 gala from left: Jack Rosenberg, Della Jones-Goulet, Amanda Luckhai, Kathy Jones, Dilys Edwards, Deborah Jones and Raj Luckhai (missing from shot Colin Jones).

The 2019 Biz X Awards issue is now online for Windsor-Essex readers to enjoy.

Thank you to all our readers who participated to help find the best businesses, organizations, events and biz pros in Windsor Essex.

The 22nd Annual Biz X Awards winners have now been revealed. A list of categories can be found below but to see the rules, see the Judging crew and all results please turn to page 18 of our Nov/Dec issue.

The panel of Biz X Judges reviewed the nomination information submitted; the results of the voting poll and the company background information sent in by nominees. And the tough decisions were made on who would earn the coveted “pillar of success” Biz X Award.

The judging panel consists of local business professionals and industry experts. Judges compile their own background research and where applicable do on-site visits before casting their vote in a secret ballot for the eventual winner of each category. Judges do not know the actual winners until the release of the November/December edition.

We congratulate each and every nominee on their success and wish all businesses and organizations in this year’s award tribute the best of luck for the future!

Click here to see the January 2020 issue “Awards Spotlight” photos of suppliers, supporters, Biz X judges, celebrity presenters and team members here along with some of the winners.

Gallery 1 – Photos by Kim Jussila

Gallery 2 – Photos by Rod Denis

City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens offered his congratulations to Biz X magazine and all the 2019 Award nominees and winners. Check it out here!

2019 Biz X Award Winners

The complete story on the 272 nominees and 24 winners may be read in our November/December issue.

1. “Outstanding New Business Of 2019” – EZY Mode Inc.

2. “Home Sweet New Home Builder” – BK Cornerstone Design Build Ltd.,

3. “The One Stop Print Shop To Always Copy” – Herald Press Ltd.

4. “Above Water Co. Creating A Big Splash” – Dan’s Nautical Shop

5. “Distinguished Biz Champ Of The Year” – RFG Plumbing and RFG Electrical

6. “Kickin’ Karate Kid School” – Mr. Kersey’s Karate School Ltd.

7. “The Grass Is Always Greener With This Lawncare Service” – Yard-Worx Landscape & Supply

8. “2019 Powerhouse Professional” – Fiona Coughlin, Habitat For Humanity Windsor-Essex

9. “Artist Of The Year” – Asaph Maurer

10. “The Only Optometrist To See” – Dr. Abby Jakob, EYES

11. “Marvelous Millennial Manager” – Rachael Myers, Little Foot Foods

12. “The Injury Lawyer It Doesn’t Hurt To Hire” – Jennifer Bezaire, Greg Monforton And Partners Injury Lawyers

13. “Fitness Instructor Forever Rising To The Challenge” – Tia Nicoletti, Windsor Circus School

14. “The Best Little Retail Shop Of 2019” – dressed by an Olive

15. “First Class Second Hand Boutique” – Rhyan’s Mess

16. “Simply Sew Amazing Supply Co.” – Little Sheep Yarn Boutique

17. “Perfect Present Palace” – Urban Art Market

18. “The Sharp Dressed Man’s Casual Store” – 67 Richmond Men’s Fashion Clothing

19. “Ethnic Market Making A World Of Difference” – Romano’s Specialty Meats & Italian Deli

20. “Restaurant That’s Hot, Hot, Hot For 2019” – Bacchus Ristorante

21. “Delectable Diner To Start The Day” – Michigan Diner

22. “The Most Wonderful Event Of The Year” – Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

23. “Everyone’s Cup Of Tea” – Windsor Tea Emporium

24. “Happy Campers Heaven” – Pleasant Valley Family Campground

The Annual Biz X Awards Edition And Awards Gala

Each year the Biz X Awards are presented to companies, organizations, events and individuals in Windsor and Essex County, recognizing their hard work, dedication and talent. Since inception in 1998, over 700 local recipients in all kinds of industries and occupations have received a Biz X Award.

It’s worth it for your business to get involved in the Biz X Awards program, just ask any of our previous winners! Recipients receive a plaque, an invitation to our black tie party in November, and a write-up in the annual awards issue. More importantly, winners can brag to others that they are number one in their field (which of course gives them an edge over their competition!).

Which businesses and people will receive the Biz X Award —the “pillars of success” —  this year?

How The Biz X Awards Process Works

In the July/August issue and September issues (digital and print) the list of categories available for nominations are published in the magazine and on our website.

There are seven staple categories awarded every year — “Outstanding New Business,” “Distinguished Biz Champ Of The Year,” “Powerhouse Professional,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Little Retail Shop,” “Restaurant That’s Hot, Hot, Hot” and “The Most Wonderful Event Of The Year.”

Readers can nominate the businesses and people in Windsor Essex who they believe are the best in each category and deserve to be recognized.  WATCH THIS PAGE IN MID JULY TO SEE THE LIST OF CATEGORIES FOR THIS YEAR AND THE OFFICIAL RULES SO YOU CAN NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITES!


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Biz X magazine’s Designated Charity is Sparky’s Toy Drive

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