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The Job Shoppe, Tepperman’s, Kim Lewis, Sweetheart Boutique Take Top Honours At Windsor Chamber Awards

Wednesday April 24th, 2013, 10:26pm


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The 23rd annual Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were held at the Ciociaro Club this evening and several exciting local businesses have taken the top spots.

  • Small Company of the Year– The Job Shoppe Inc.

    Founded in 2003, by Meighen Nehme, The Job Shoppe provides solutions ranging from complete recruitment, career development and training, and human resource consultation services for clients in a variety of sectors.

  • Rising Star of the Year – Fabio Costante

    Fabio Costante started his first entrepreneurial venture called Fidelis Sports Management and has progressed to supporting the West End with ourwestend.com, created “The Executive” magazine at the University of Windsor and is articling at McTague Law Firm.

  • Start Up of the Year – Sweetheart Baby Boutique

    The store in Pillette Village operated by Margaret Deneau opened in 2010 to sell cloth diapers and products exclusively for babies.

  • Professional of the Year – Mary Brannagan

    Mary Brannagan is the Clinical Director of Loaring Physiotherapy and a lecturer at the University.

  • Tourism & Hospitality – Kingsville Golf & Country Club

    Established in 1925, The Kingsville Golf and Country Club is a semi-private 27-hole golf course with a dining facility, fully-stocked golf pro shop, teaching academy, practice range with four target greens, two practice putting greens, a snack bar with patio, and a storage facility for member-owned electronic caddies and 3-wheel pull carts.

  • Innovation Award – Windsor Cardiac Centre

    The Windsor Cardiac Centre is a one-stop solution for all cardiac services. It was founded in 2004 and is entirely owned by Dr. Wadea Tarhuni. They offer stress testing, stress-echo, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, wireless monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, BMI screening for AAA and INR monitoring.

  • International Business Award – JemD Farms

    JemD International Farms, located at 2400 Graham Side Road in Kingsville, is a producer of greenhouse-grown vegetables in Canada and Mexico. JemD was founded in 2003 by Jim DiMenna and Jamie Mastronardi. JemD currently operates two distribution warehouses in Canada and three in the U.S.

  • Large Company of the Year – Tepperman’s

    Founded in 1925 by Nate Tepperman, the store provides a large selection of affordable furniture, mattresses, appliances, and electronics for the home, supported by their unique in-house family financing.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year – Kim Lewis

    Kim Lewis, CEO LiquiForce Group of Companies has owned and operated several successful businesses including a golf course, a chemical company, an industrial cleaning company, and a roofing company.  Recently, Lewis was selected one of only 20 Ernst and Young Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, where he represented the technology category.

  • ATHENA Award – Dr. Michelle Prince

    Michelle employs an all-female staff of ten at her Lifetime Wellness Centre. She supports them professionally by encouraging them to expand their knowledge base and attend continuing education courses as well as achieve new certifications. These are done at the expense of the clinic.

  • Believe Windsor Essex Award – Jim Scott, Ground Effects Ltd.

    Ground Effects Ltd., located at 4505 Rhodes Dr., has dedicated itself to excellence since its inception in 1986 and has evolved into a multi-faceted supplier of quality interior and exterior accessory components for the automotive industry and beyond.

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