With a “We are all Survivors” award theme, the 2020 Biz X Awards Judges (our “jury”) vote for who they think deserves to win, from left: Jason Kerluck, Justin Fox, Chad Goulet, Justin Barker, Sabrina DeMarco and Jeremy Renaud. After reviewing the nomination forms, information submitted online by nominees, plus conducting their own research, the Judges met at the isolated location (food, fire and shelter on hand, LOL!) known as Average Joes, 1286 Lauzon Road, Windsor. This “Judgment Night” took place in October 2020 in a private room where discussions occurred on who should be the “Sole Survivor” in each category (“tribe”) and the secret voting ballots were collected. Individual Judge photos digitally merged to one group shot by Rod Denis. Photo frame: © Can Stock Photo/dinictis
THE 2020 BIZ X AWARDS ISSUE IS NOW ONLINE FOR THE PUBLIC TO ENJOY
Thank you to all our readers who participated to help find the best businesses, organizations and biz pros in Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island.
The 23rd annual Biz X Awards winners have now been revealed with the release of our awards tribute. To see all nominees, winners, view the rules and bios on our Judging panel please turn to page 18 of our Nov/Dec issue.
So what was the selection process? In a nutshell, our panel of Biz X Judges reviewed the nomination information submitted by our readers from nominations in the summer; the results of the voting poll and the company background information submitted online by nominees to make the tough decisions on which 24 companies and individuals would earn the coveted “pillar of success” Biz X Award.
The judging panel consists of local business professionals and industry experts. In addition to the above mentioned in the previous paragraph, Judges also research each nominee at their own discretion before meeting with the entire panel to cast their vote in a secret ballot for the eventual winner of each category. The whole process is top secret and Judges do not know the actual winners until the release of the November/December edition.
As always Biz X is proud of each and every nominee on their success and we wish all businesses and organizations in this year’s award tribute the best of luck for the future!
2021 award categories will be released in the July/August 2021 edition and nominations accepted on: BizXmagazine.com from mid July to early September. Be sure to return to our website during this time to nominate your favourite businesses and people in Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island when it all starts all over again with year 24!
Watch the 23rd annual Biz X Awards wrap up show on Plugged IN to see acceptance speeches from winners, award sponsor congrats, local VIPs and an interview with Publisher Deborah Jones.
PRESENTING THE 2020 BIZ X AWARD WINNING COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS. . .
1. “Outstanding New Business Of 2020” – River Bookshop
2. “Charged Up Electrical Expert” – RFG Electrical
3. “X Marks The Spot With This Leading Notary Public” – Law Office Of Kim T. Deane
4. “Online Digital Masters” – Web Geeks
5. “Distinguished Biz Champ Of The Year” – Macro Foods Inc.
6. “The Smart Money Is On These Accountants” – Capital Assist Valuation Inc.
7. “Company That Moves Mountains 4 U” – Glen’s Moving Ltd.
8. “2020 Powerhouse Professional” – Lindsay Lovecky, Libro Credit Union & Do Good Divas Community Group Inc.
9. “Artist Of The Year” – Autumn Kings
10. “Mortgage Rep Looking Out For Your Best Interest” – Rasha Ingratta, Mortgage Intelligence
11. “The Most Honest Auto Salesperson” – Daniel Pistagnesi, Volkswagen Of Windsor
12. “The Caring Pharmacist Constantly Prescribed” – Brianne Livingston, Banwell Pharmacy Compounding And Medical Centre
13. “#1 Wedding Photographer Always In Focus” – Trevor Booth, Trevor Booth Photography
14. “The Best Little Retail Shop Of 2020” – The Cheese Bar
15. “Premiere PPE Place” – Smartex Products (Canada) Limited
16. “Wonderful Window Display” – Kehl Windows and Doors
17. “Pedal Power Palace” – Ambassador Bicycles
18. “Forever In Blue Jeans Heaven” – Milana’s Menswear
19. “Coolest Kids Clothes” – Siblings Children’s Consignment Shop
20. “Restaurant That’s Hot, Hot, Hot For 2020!” – the.dotte
21. “The Greek God Of Grub” – Sofos
22. “Sparkling Winery” – Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards
23. “Extraordinary Event Caterer” – Just Jeff’s Gourmet Express Inc.
24. “Favourite Home Away From Home ” – Magnolia Ranch
Thank you to The Trophy Boys for supplying the plaques for all the Biz X Awards winners, year after year.
A message from Irek Kuzmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh to 2020 Biz X Award winners and nominees plus all local business owners surviving during the pandemic.