NEWSFLASH April/May 2020 – Electrozad “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”


NEWSFLASH April/May 2020 – Electrozad is one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”

Electrozad has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” designation. Now in its 27th year, “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. This award marks the third consecutive year the company has earned the designation, having first been acknowledged in 2018. Electrozad was selected for their commitment to service excellence, business diversification, modern marketing strategies and their focus on corporate culture and employee development. “We’re honoured to have been selected for this award, which reinforces the emphasis we have placed on long-term business strategies and strengthening our competitive advantage,” says William Smith, President of Electrozad. “We’re supported by an accomplished team that has been instrumental in our success, and we’re fortunate to have strong vendor and customer partnerships that drive our business forward.” The announcement was made as Electrozad marks their 65th year of business. Established in 1955, Electrozad was the first independent electrical distributor in Windsor and the first distributor of Allen-Bradley automation products in Eastern Canada. The company has thrived on a culture of innovation, and continues to support their customer’s electrical and automation projects with industry leading products, services, and solutions. The Windsor office is situated at 2900 Jefferson Blvd.

Encore Productions of Windsor is proud to announce the Rum Runners Tour has been awarded Trip Advisor’s “Hall of Fame” Award. This award honours tourism businesses that have earned a “Certificate of Excellence” for at least five consecutive years. “Earning the Hall of Fame award is a reflection of the passion we put into the Rum Runners Tour,” says founder Mark Baker. “I am very proud of the trust our visitors place in us and appreciate the time they take to write reviews. We have been ranked #1 for the past 11 years, but this award shows that the Rum Runners Tour is not just a popular choice, but a truly exceptional one that travellers from all over Canada and the United States come to Windsor to enjoy.” Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers on the biggest travel review website in the world, this annual award is the highest accolade Trip Advisor offers and recognises the very best tourism companies in terms of service, quality, and customer satisfaction. The Rum Runners Tour is a theatrical bus tour in which eight costumed characters tell the story of prohibition and bootlegging in Windsor and Detroit during the “Roaring ‘20s”. It includes lunch at a re-enacted speakeasy with live musical and comedic performances. Purchase your tickets online.

Ontario Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) recently announced the 2020 “Top 100 Festivals and Events” in Ontario. Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2019 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions — from community festivals to internationally recognized events. Congratulations to the following events in the southwest Ontario tourism region: “Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival”; “Carrousel of Nations”; “Tecumseh Corn Festival”; “LaSalle Strawberry Festival” and “Chatham Retrofest”. In addition the Paradalis family earned the 2020 “Family Volunteer of the Year” award for “Carrousel of the Nations”. Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers and “Carrousel of the Nations” received the “Best New Single Sponsorship Opportunity”. To view a list of all provincial winners go online.

Mastro Kitchen Studio, a leader in the local kitchen and bath cabinetry industry is proudly celebrating 10 years transforming spaces into distinctive masterpieces, in 2020. Senior designer and owner Vito Mastrorocco, with over 34 years industry experience, wishes to thank past customers for their trust in his company and invites future customers to visit the ever-changing showroom located at 2863 Howard Avenue, Windsor. Mastro Kitchen Studio specializes in custom cabinetry for your kitchen, bath, bar, walk-in closet, home office and more. Each room is analyzed for the best combination of function and form. Cabinets are meticulously designed down to door style detail and custom colour.

This year, Tepperman’s — the family-owned and proudly Canadian home furniture, mattress, appliance and electronics retailer — celebrates 95 years of providing exemplary service and quality furnishings to the families of Southwestern Ontario. With six large format retail stores across Southwestern Ontario (Windsor, London, Chatham, Kitchener, Sarnia and recently, Ancaster), Tepperman’s has burgeoned from a small family business to one of Ontario’s leading furniture retailers. Tepperman’s was founded in 1925 when Nate Tepperman immigrated to Canada from Europe at the age of 20 and began selling rugs, door to door. He carved out a unique niche in the marketplace by selling items on credit and collecting payment in installments. This model has remained a key part of Tepperman’s success for nearly 100 years. Today, Tepperman’s is one of the only home furnishings retailers in North America to offer in-house credit. Andrew Tepperman, President of Tepperman’s states “95 years ago, Nate and Rose Tepperman created a foundation that Bill and Rochelle Tepperman strengthened, and this has continued to be transformed by the third generation, alongside an incredible team.” He adds, “As we’ve grown, we haven’t lost sight of our guiding principles and our commitment to our communities.” As part of its legacy, Tepperman’s has also been recognized for its contributions and support to environmental and community outreach programs. Corporate social responsibility is a focus at Tepperman’s, a commitment that has driven the company towards adopting practices to ensure a sustainable and responsible future.

Happy 25th anniversary to The Cabinet Studio (Canada) Inc. owners Tereza and Leigh Ann Hello, 2014 Biz X Award winners for “The Mobile Biz That’s Going Places.” The mother and daughter “dynamic duo” provide indoor/outdoor kitchen cabinetry and kitchen design services. “We feel we are blessed because of our dedicated and loyal clients and referrals and are successful because we have stayed committed to them by offering premium designs and only the best products available,” expresses Leigh Ann. 

Eyes on Site 4 U has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association. The association was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for “Home Watch” and absentee homeowner services, throughout the United States and Canada. Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues, functioning as a service that “keeps an eye on things” at a vacation or primary home, while the owners are not in residence. Based in Kingsville, Eyes on Site 4 U, Owner and Director Nick Diniro, offers over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry as a business owner, master plumber, and general contractor of new construction and renovations. More than three years ago he partnered with Tasha Slater (a Windsor area REALTOR for over 15 years), to establish the company. They identified a need within Slater’s clientele base (now through Jump Realty) who had no-one they could trust to watch their homes while away. It has been the perfect marriage between Diniro’s decades in construction and the requirement for consumers to have a trusted, skilled, and reliable source to watch their homes. Eyes on Site 4 U eliminates the stress and worry for their clients by protecting their single largest investment. Bonded and insured, Eyes on Site 4 U serves Windsor and all of Essex County.

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