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.


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!

See photos from the 22nd annual Biz X Awards Gala held November 15, 2019 at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts celebrating with the nautical theme, “Year 22: H2O — When Your Ship Comes In”. Videos still to come and watch for the January 2020 issue with even more photos with our awards spotlight!

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 Categories

To see the 272 nominees and 24 winners, read our November/December issue.

BUSINESS & SERVICE (*no chains/non-profits allowed)

1. “Outstanding New Business Of 2019”

2. “Home Sweet New Home Builder”

3. “The One Stop Print Shop To Always Copy”

4. “Above Water Co. Creating A Big Splash”

5. “Distinguished Biz Champ Of The Year”

6. “Kickin’ Karate Kid School”

7. “The Grass Is Always Greener With This Lawncare Service”


8. “2019 Powerhouse Professional”

9. “Artist Of The Year”

10. “The Only Optometrist To See”

11. “Marvelous Millennial Manager”

12. “The Injury Lawyer It Doesn’t Hurt To Hire”

13. “Fitness Instructor Forever Rising To The Challenge”

RETAIL (*no chains/non-profits allowed)

14. “The Best Little Retail Shop Of 2019”

15. “First Class Second Hand Boutique”

16. “Simply Sew Amazing Supply Co.”

17. “Perfect Present Palace”

18. “The Sharp Dressed Man’s Casual Store”

19. “Ethnic Market Making A World Of Difference”

HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT (*no chains/non-profits allowed; exception #22)

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

21. “Delectable Diner To Start The Day”

22. “The Most Wonderful Event Of The Year”

23. “Everyone’s Cup Of Tea”

24. “Happy Campers Heaven”

Check out highlights from the 2018 Biz X Awards

Highlights from the 21st Annual Biz X Awards Gala. November 16, 2018 at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts with decor by Designs by Diane. Footage by Film Camp for Kids & Youth, supported by MANAN Media.

Highlights from the 2019 Biz X Awards Gala air on Cable 11 (HD 700) on the “Plugged In” show throughout the year but premieres in 2020 on the following dates . . .

  • Monday January 13 & January 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday January 14 & 21, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday January 16 & 23. 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Watch the 2019 Awards Gala highlights any day of the year or time you want on Cogeco 602 Video On Demand. Select the category specials and look for the file PIBizXAwards2019.


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

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