26th Annual Business Excellence Awards Recipients

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Photos by John Liviero, Sooters Photography

Believe Windsor Essex Award Recipient – Cypher Systems Group
Marty Komsa, President & CEO, WFCU Credit Union (Sponsor) and Award Recipients John Savage, Brian Schwab, and Stephen Savage.

Young Professional of the Year – Jennifer Charron (Director Recruitment Services, Lucas Professional Search Group)
Tania Goodine, EVP Engagement, Libro Credit Union (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Jennifer Charron.

Mid-Size Company of the Year – Electrozad Supply Company Limited
Award Recipients Dave Taylor, William C. Smith, President & John Jenner, VP Finance and Irfan Daya, Vice President, Commercial Banking, RBC Royal Bank (Sponsor).

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Tourism & Hospitality Award – Rochester Place Golf Club and Resort
Award Recipient Paul St. Pierre, President, Rochester Place Golf Club and Resort and Scott Fischburg, Director, Resort & Hotel Sales, Caesars (Sponsor).

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Large Company of the Year Award – CenterLine (Windsor) Limited
Jennifer Mallen, Vice President, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Michael Beneteau, CEO, CenterLine (Windsor) Limited.

Small Company of the Year – Hawkins & Co. Accounting Professional Corp.
Jennifer Wells, Vice President of Family Service, Families First (Sponsor) and Award Recipients Allison Hawkins, Partner, and Julian Hawkins, President, Hawkins & Co. Accounting Professionals Corp.

Pillars of our Community Award – United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
Sean Sutton, Utility Services Manager – Windsor Central, Union Gas Limited (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Lorraine Goddard, Executive Director, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County.

International Business Award – Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd.
Award Recipient Michael Papp, Co-owner, Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd., Linda Davis, VP Finance, Next Dimension Inc. (Sponsor) and Award Recipient George Papp, Co-owner, Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd.

Professional of the Year – Dr. Fouad Tayfour (Medical Director, Windsor Laser Eye Institute Inc.)
Robert Rumfeldt, District Vice President Commercial Banking, TD Bank Group (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Dr. Fouad Tayfour.

New Business of the Year – Devine Personnel Inc.
Award Recipients Grant Molyneux, Vice President, Devine Personnel Inc. and Kyle Devine, President, Devine Personnel Inc. and Sabrina DeMarco, Executive Director Small Business Centre of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (Sponsor).

ATHENA Award – Shelley Fellows (VP Operations & Co-owner, Radix Inc.)
Richard LePage, Senior Manager - Client Service Operations, Bell Business Markets (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Shelley Fellows.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Imad Najjar (General Manager, Mazaar Corp. & Rocky Motors)
Jason Schneider, Director and Team Leader, CIBC Commercial Banking (Sponsor) and Award Recipient Imad Najjar.