Biz X Was There – 2023 Windsor Essex Chamber Business Excellence Awards

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce honoured the area’s top local companies, individuals, and organizations on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at the Sold Out 2023 Business Excellence Awards, presented by Windsor Star.

The Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) were presented at the Chrysler Theatre with many high-profile members of the community present. The award show was followed by an elegant dinner in the Skyline Ballroom of the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.

A total of 9 Award winners were announced in a ‘secret reveal’ format.

Three Awards were previously announced – Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli of Insight Advantage as the ATHENA Leadership Award recipient, Lisa and Brian Schwab as the Believe Windsor-Essex Award recipients, and Keith White of FREEDS as the inaugural Business Ambassador Award recipient.

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

The complete list of Award winners, and category Sponsors, is below. Profiles of all BEA Finalists, and additional details of this year’s event, are available in the official program HERE.

The Business Excellence Awards will be rebroadcast several times in the coming weeks to Cogeco subscribers on YourTV with future times to be announced. Please visit the YourTV Windsor-Leamington website HERE for future broadcast scheduling.

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has been the leading voice for business in Windsor and Essex County for almost 150 years. Our mission is to be the key connector and advocate for the long-term business success of our members. The Chamber serves as an anchor for businesses in Windsor-Essex to connect with government of all levels, partners abroad, and with each other. The Chamber hosts regular “After Business” networking events, an annual Golf Tournament, and the Business Excellence Awards to celebrate our community’s best in business.

2023 Business Excellence Awards Winners

ATHENA Leadership Award – sponsored by Bell
Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli
Insight Advantage

Believe Windsor-Essex Award – sponsored by WFCU Credit Union
Lisa & Brian Schwab

Business Ambassador Award – sponsored by RBC
Keith White, FREEDS

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Grant Thornton
David Burman, Mister HQ Group

Innovation – sponsored by Meridian Credit Union
CHARGE Lab (University of Windsor)

Company of the Year >26 Employees – sponsored by St. Clair College
HGS Limited

Company of the Year <25 Employees – sponsored by Families First
Cedar Valley Selections

New Company of the Year – sponsored by Enbridge
Estate of Health Holistic Wellness Centre

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

Professional of the Year – sponsored by TD Commercial Banking
Daniel Topp, Topp Law

Tourism and Hospitality – sponsored by Caesars Windsor and OLG
Urban Field House

Young Professional – sponsored by Libro Credit Union
Lauryn Lefrancois, Lola’s Round Table

Photos: Rod Denis – Biz X magazine

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