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Biz X Awards

Hollywood Glitz, Glamour And Fame Comes To Essex County

Every year Biz X presents awards to companies and individuals in Windsor-Essex and Detroit, recognizing their hardwork, dedication and talent.

Biz X Awards dining room

PHOTO CAPTION: The "Sweet Success" decor for the 2013, 16th Annual Biz X awards gala at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts on November 15, 2013. Event Decor and peppermint forest by Diane Spencler of Designs by Diane. Photography by Rod Denis.

The 16th Annual Biz X Awards Gala Coverage

Video Coverage

2013 highlight video by Darren Breckles, St. Clair College Mediaplex

On Stage Acceptance Speeches from Award Winners:

"It's Always A Good Hair Day At This Salon" - T'Dye For, accepted by Owner Jeffery Wood and "The Biz Dedicated To Senior's Service" Lifestyle Pharmacy & Candy Bar, accepted by Pharmacist and Owner Marilyn Adamo:

And the Biz X Award for "A Reception Made In Heaven" goes to Ambassador Golf Club accepted by Executive Chef Daniele Palanca:

And the Biz X Award for "You'll Be All Smiles With This Denture Clinic" goes to Bardgett Denture & Implant Solutions accepted by Denturists Thomas Bardgett and Eric Kukucka:

View the Welcoming Speech by Biz X Publisher Deborah Jones to all Gala Guests:

The Biz X Awards gala highlights air exclusively throughout the year on TVCOGECO's Plugged In show.

Plugged IN! airs Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Thursdays@ 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m and Sunday @ 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Biz X Award sponsor TV Cogeco

2013 Biz X Award Winners

  • "Outstanding New Business Of 2013" - Urban Surf Company
  • "The Top Of The Tree" - Landgraff Tree Service
  • "You'll Be All Smiles With This Denture Clinic" - Bardgett Denture & Implant Solutions
  • "Super Sign Shop Of The Times" - Corporate Sign Source Inc.
  • "It's Always A Good Hair Day At This Salon" - T'Dye For
  • "The Biz Dedicated To Senior's Service" - Lifestyle Pharmacy & Candy Bar
  • "Wonderful Website Wizards" - Hawksworth Designs
  • "2013 Powerhouse Professional" - Nancy Tessier of Windsor Business Networks
  • "Artist Of The Year" - Daniel Victor of Neverending White Lights
  • "The Hearing Expert We're All Ears For" - Lisa Macari of the Hearing Wellness Centre
  • "Home Is Where This Stager Is" - Renee Gignac of Décor Innovation Designs
  • "The Master Of Masonry" - Mat Mansell of Mansell Masonry
  • "Insurance Agent Who Consistently Has You Covered" - Bojan Pikula of BrokerLink Insurance
  • "The Best Little Retail Shop Of 2013" - ShopEco
  • "Excellent Electronics Outlet" - F.A.S. Home
  • "The Glass & Mirror Co. That Reflects A Positive Image" - Bay-View Glass & Mirror Co.
  • "Short & Sweet The Store For Candy Lovers" - Bubbles Candy Corner
  • "Cream Of The Crop Veggie/Fruit Supplier" - Thiessen Orchards
  • "Coolest Kids Clothes" - Babies & Bellies Boutique
  • "Restaurant That's Hot, Hot, Hot For 2013!" - The Squirrel Cage
  • "#1 Spot For A Business Meeting" - The City Grill
  • "Sweet & Sour Paradise" - Shin Shin Restaurant
  • "A Reception Made In Heaven" - Ambassador Golf Club
  • "The Sports Team To Watch" - Windsor Express
  • "The Best Bar To Let The Music Play" - Phog Lounge

A Few Previous Biz X Award Winners

Select A Year To View Some Of The Recipients


  • Biz X Award sponsor Designs By Diane
  • Biz X Award sponsor St. Clair College
  • Biz X Award sponsor Big Time Presentations
  • Biz X Award sponsor The Trophy Boys
  • Biz X Award sponsor Collins Formal Wear
  • Biz X Award sponsor TV Cogeco
  • Biz X Award sponsor Marz Media
  • Biz X Award sponsor Limos by Mr. J
  • Biz X Award sponsor Festival Tent Rental
  • Biz X Award sponsor MediaPlex
  • Biz X Award sponsor Pro Tenders
Nominations are CLOSED! closed Sept 24 @ Midnight!


The Biz X Annual Awards Issue

Biz X has been honouring the leading businesses of Windsor and Essex County since 1998 with its creative and exciting annual awards program. We recognize the cream of the crop - - businesses and individuals which are believed to be outstanding in their respective categories. Since inception, Biz X has handed out more than 575 awards.

It's worth it for your business to get involved in these awards - just ask any of our previous winners! Recipients receive a plaque, an invitation to our black tie party in November, and a write-up in the annual awards issue. More importantly, winners can brag to others that they are number one in their field (which of course gives them an edge over their competition!).

How To Participate Right Now

Since the award categories vary from year to year, we need your suggestions. Major classification headings are Business & Services, Retail, People and Hospitality/Entertainment and approximately 5 categories are included within each every year. Please note no chains or non-profit organizations are allowed to participate, with the only exception being the PEOPLE category.

Send in your suggestions for categories by JUNE 1 (to qualify for the current year) by emailing deborah@bizxmagazine.com and you may see it in the official category list published in the July/August issue (keep in mind we may have already given out a Biz X award for the category you have chosen). Sample past categories are Local Food Champion; Best Marina, Authentic Indian Food Shangri-La, The Mobile Biz That's Going Places, Sensational Stock Broker, and many, many more! For more categories read our previous winners text in this section to the left.

Why Get Involved?

Every business owner should participate in the contest and not only send in votes for other businesses, but also for his/her own company! Here's a hint to help you get more votes post a sign in your workplace or shop and tell your customers to vote for you online on this website, IF THERE IS A CATEGORY FOR YOUR BUSINESS ONLY! Then you earn bragging rights to tell everyone your company is #1! Remember though this is not a popularity contest (although multiple votes are a goal), it may just take one outstanding vote that puts your business above any other competitors.

How The Voting Process Works

In the July/August issue (digital and print) we release the list of categories available for votes in the magazine which will of course also be posted here on the website as well...so be sure to check back right here every summer! The categories are also reposted in the September edition.

We rely heavily on our readers to vote for their choices for who should win.

Please be sure that the business/person you vote for is located (or resides) in Windsor or Essex County and is NOT part of a national franchise/chain (except for the people category) or non profit organization. The people category is being judged on the individual and not the company itself and those working for chains and non-profits are eligible to win here only. All nominees must be over 19. *no media can participate.

Every business in Essex County (with the exceptions above) can win a Biz X Award. All businesses, whether a current Biz X advertiser or not, have equal chance at winning.

Businesses/people are only permitted to win one award each year. Please only vote once per category.

All votes received are then forwarded to our panel of Judges who meet in the Fall to determine the winners. The results are posted in our November/December edition and here online on our website.



Motor City Community Credit Union


Windsor Essex Econonmic development


St. Clair College Alumni association


Tecumseh Mall


Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine


Biz X Award charity - Windsor Fire and Rescue
Biz X Award charity - Windsor Fire and Rescue

2012 Biz X Award Highlights Video by Glentv.ca

Salesperson Darleen and Mario Collavino

At the 2011 Biz X Awards ceremony, Mario Collavino of The Collavino Group, recipient of the "Most Successful International Biz Pro" Award poses with Biz X Sales Manager Darleen Schiavo. Photo by Rod Denis.