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Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Business Excellence Awards have been postponed to 2021. 

Join us as we celebrate the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star on May 20, 2021


For more information, follow #BEA20




ATHENA Leadership AND Believe Windsor Essex Award Recipients

2020 ATHENA Leadership Award sponsored by Bell  

Marlene Corey is this year's recipient and she will receive her award at the 30th Annual BEAs. 


Believe Windsor Essex Award sponsored by WFCU Credit Union 

FARROW is this year's recipient and they will receive their award at the 30th Annual BEAs. 



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 Windsor & University of Windsor Alumni Relations & Advancement 

Devonshire Mall 

Green Tree Professional Tree Service & Preservation Inc. 

GreenerBins Composting Company 


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, Investment & Wealth Advisor, Financial Planner – Boismier Wealth Advisory of RBC Dominion Securities Group 

Ryan Donally, Business Attraction Specialist – WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation 

Thank you to our 2020 BEA Sponsors


Thank you to our 2020 BEA Committee

Shelby Colarossi, Justin Fox, Natalie Henderson, Elizabeth Elias-Hernandez, Laura Kay, Gisele Levasseur, Dalia Mazhar, Rachel Meeke, Amanda Reid, Kristy Sauve, Chase Stoyshin, Jason Toner


Thank you to our 2020 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, Lynn Watts