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2022 Business Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce honoured the area’s top local companies, individuals, and organizations on Thursday May 19th at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards, presented by Windsor Star.

The Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) were presented at the Chrysler Theatre, in-person for the first time since 2019. The BEAs were postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions and the 2021 Awards were done in a virtual format. An elegant dinner in the Skyline Ballroom of the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts followed the Awards presentation.

A total of 10 Award winners were announced in a ‘secret reveal’ format. Two Awards were previously announced – Federica Nazzani of Capital Assist (Valuation) as the ATHENA Leadership Award recipient while Penalty Box Restaurant owner Van Niforos received the Believe Windsor-Essex Award.

All Award winners gave acceptance speeches to the audience in the Chrysler Theatre, as well as live to viewers on YourTV.

ATHENA Leadership Award recipient Federica Nazzani has now been recognized twice at the BEAs, also winning the Professional of the Year Award in 2015.

Wolfhead Distillery added the Tourism and Hospitality Award to their trophy cabinet, to go with 2018’s BEA for New Company of the Year.

For Jenna Tolmie of SPARK Pediatric Services, winner of this year’s New Company of the Year Award, the BEAs run in her family. Her father, David Batten, won the 1995 Company of the Year Award for Manz Contracting Services.

The Business Excellence Awards will be rebroadcast several times in the coming weeks to Cogeco subscribers on YourTV, including May 24th at 4:00pm, May 26th at 7:00pm and May 30th at 8:00pm.

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization formed in 1876. The Chamber supports businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations, and institutions of all size, and is known for its advocacy work with all levels of government, particularly in the automotive, agriculture, cross border trade, and tourism sectors. Networking and relationship building are key components of membership, and the Business Excellence Awards are the Chamber’s signature event.

2022 Business Excellence Award Winners

ATHENA Leadership Award – sponsored by Bell

Federica Nazzani

Capital Assist (Valuation) Inc

Believe Windsor-Essex Award – sponsored by WFCU Credit Union

Van Niforos

Penalty Box Restaurant

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Grant Thornton

Goran Todorovic

Team Goran, RE/MAX CARE Realty

Green Innovation – sponsored by University of Windsor and University of Windsor Alumni Association

Green Heart Kitchen

Large Company of the Year – sponsored by St. Clair College

Red Sun Farms

Mid-Size Company of the Year – sponsored by RBC

Windsor Chapel Funeral and Cremation

New Company of the Year – sponsored by Enbridge

SPARK Pediatric Services

Pillars of our Community – sponsored by Motor City Community Credit Union

Fight Like Mason Foundation

Professional of the Year – sponsored by TD Commercial Banking

Fiona Coughlin

Habitat For Humanity Windsor-Essex

Small Company of the Year – sponsored by Families First

Absolute Comfort Control Services

Tourism and Hospitality – sponsored by Caesars Windsor and OLG

Wolfhead Distillery

Young Professional – sponsored by Libro Credit Union

Sawyer Telegdy

Shred Shop Wellness Complex

Photos: Rod Denis – Biz X magazine

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