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28th Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

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28th Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor Windsor Star has announced the finalists for the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA).

Celebrating 28 years of Business Excellence the event will focus on the stars of the show, the Finalists. The event, held Wednesday April 11, 2018 at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, allows the entire community to celebrate the achievements of our distinguished lineup of Windsor-Essex businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Award recipients will be announced during a gourmet dinner and show. Tickets are available online.

Award recipients announced in advance include:

Believe Windsor Essex Award

Michael Schlater, CEO, Domino’s Pizza of Canada

ATHENA Award

Patricia Soulliere, President & CEO, Soulliere Financial

The award winning recipients will not be announced until the night of the event, Academy Awards style. The 2018 BEA Finalists include:

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalists

Radu Bogdanel, President, Fulger Transport Inc.

Ernie Nesbitt, Owner, Jose’s Bar and Grill

Vince Schiller, Owner, Southwestern Manufacturing

Professional of the Year Award Finalists

Dan Gemus, Owner/Broker of Record, Dan Gemus Real Estate Team

Dr. Meighan Valero, Naturopathic Doctor, Meighan Valero Naturopathic Professional Corporation

Lisa Williams, Radio Host – AM800 The Morning Drive, Bell Media / AM800

Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists

Dr. Maxwell Abraham, Orthodontist, Owner, Abraham Orthodontics

Dr. Abby Jakob, Optometrist/Owner of EYES Optometry, EYES Optometry

Dr. Jackie Vandereerden, Doctor, South Walkerville Medical Centre

Small Company of the Year Award Finalists

Anchor Coffee House Inc.

Forest Glade Tecumseh Veterinary Professional Corporation

Sentry Windows & Doors

Mid-Size Company of the Year Finalists

Baron Championship Rings

Flexible Industrial Solutions

Kinder Academy

Large Company of the Year Finalists

Aphria

Fortis Group

Highbury Canco Corporation

Innovation Award Finalists

Inspire HUB Technologies Inc.

K3D Inc.

Ro-Matt International Inc.

Tourism & Hospitality Award Finalists

Food & Beverage (F&B)

The Iron Kettle Bed and Breakfast

Smashed Apple Catering Inc.

New Business of the Year Award Finalists

Exodus Escape Rooms

Thrive Benefits Group Inc.

Wolfhead Distillery Inc.

Pillars of our Community Award

Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario

Transition to Betterness

Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society