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30th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards - May 20, 2021

Congratulations to the 30th Anniversary Business Excellence Award Recipients!

ATHENA Leadership Award
Marlene Corey, YourTV

Believe Windsor-Essex Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Michael Difazio, Owner, Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry

Green Innovation Award 

Large Company of the Year Award
Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing

Mid-Size Company of the Year Award
Brave Control Solutions

New Company of the Year Award
Plant Joy

Pillars of our Community Award
Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch

Professional of the Year Award 
Janice Kaffer, President & CEO, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Small Company of the Year Award
Colasanti Controls

Tourism and Hospitality Award
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

Young Professional of the Year Award
Dr. Maxwell Abraham, Owner, Abraham Orthodontics

Thank-you to our generous sponsors and event supporters!

BEA Official Program - Sponsors

2021 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP 

Michael DifazioOwner - Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry 

Charlie HothamOwner/President  Hotham Building Materials 

Nancy CampanaPresident  Nouveau Event Planning 

Green Innovation sponsored by University of WindsorUniversity of Windsor Alumni Association

Devonshire Mall 

Green Tree Professional Tree Service & Preservation Inc. 


Large Company of the Year sponsored by St. Clair College 

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing 

Champion Products 

Reliance Home Comfort 

Mid-Size Company of the Year sponsored by RBC Royal Bank 

Brave Control Solutions Inc. 

Essex Powerlines Corporation 

Brookstone Windows & Doors 

New Company of the Year sponsored by Enbridge 

Float Lakeshore/LaSalle

Plant Joy 

Sandwich Brewing Company 


Pillars of Our Community sponsored by Motor City Community Credit Union 

CMHA Windsor-Essex County Branch 

Family Services Windsor-Essex 

Fight Like Mason Foundation 

Professional of the Year sponsored by TD Commercial Banking 

Jonathon Azzopardi, President & CEO – Laval Tool & Mould 

Janice Kaffer, President & CEO – Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare 

Gail Robertson, Owner - GailNow 

 Small Company of the Year sponsored by Families First

Colasanti Controls Inc. 

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards 

Shoppers Drug Mart Devonshire Mall – Dr. Matthew Thibert Drugs 

Tourism & Hospitality sponsored by Caesars Windsor and OLG 

J.P. Wisers Distillery Experience 

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 

Walkerville Brewery 

Young Professional of the Year sponsored by Libro Credit Union

Dr. Maxwell Abraham, Orthodontist, Owner - Abraham Orthodontics 

Kavaughn Boismier, Chief Financial Officer - Wave Direct 

Ryan Donally, Economic Development Officer - Town of Lakeshore  

Thank you to our BEA Committee

Shelby Colarossi, Natalie Henderson, Elizabeth Elias-Hernandez, Gisele Levasseur, Rachel Meeke, Amanda Reid, Kristy Sauve, Chase Stoyshin, Jason Toner


Thank you to our BEA Judges

Frank Abbruzzese, Lee Anne Doyle, Sue Kipping, Paul Mailloux, Elizabeth Macovei, Ozzie Maltese, Chris Mingay, Hayley Morgan, Ian Murphy, Connor Paterson, Wen Teoh, Lynne Watts