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30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star Finalists Announced

24 January 2020

Wendy Bretz

Windsor, ON (January 15, 2020) – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and their Presenting Sponsor, Windsor Star announced the 2020 BEA Finalists in ten categories for the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA) at the Art Gallery of Windsor.


The 2020 BEA Finalists are:

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP

Michael Difazio, Owner - Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry

Charlie Hotham, Owner/President – Hotham Building Materials

Nancy Campana, President – Nouveau Event Planning


Green Innovation sponsored by University of Windsor & University of Windsor Alumni Relations & Advancement

Devonshire Mall

Green Tree Professional Tree Service

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

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

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards

Shoppers Drug Mart Devonshire Mall


Tourism & Hospitality sponsored by 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


The final award recipient in each of these categories will be announced at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on the evening of Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Chrysler Theatre where their achievements will be celebrated. A post-award dinner will follow in the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts Skyline Ballrooms.

As a sneak peak to the exciting event, two 2020 Business Excellence Award Recipients were announced in the following categories and they will receive their award on Thursday, May 21, 2020:


ATHENA Leadership Award sponsored by Bell

Marlene Corey


Believe Windsor Essex Award Recipient sponsored by WFCU Credit Union



30th Annual Business Excellence Award advance tickets will be available at in February.




For more information contact:

Barbara Malmberg, Director of Events

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce

(519) 966-3696 ext. 231