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.
PHOTO CAPTION: The "Night of Stars" decor for the 2012, 15th Annual Biz X awards gala at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts on November 16, 2012. Event Decor by Diane Spencler of Designs by Diane. Photography by Rod Denis.
The 15th Annual Biz X Awards Gala Media Coverage
A Quick Summary of the Biz X Awards Gala Night
Biz X Publisher Deborah Jones delivers the opening address to thank all Biz X team members, Judges and suppliers for their help in making the gala a shining success
See a few of the Biz X Award winner acceptance speeches on Nov. 16, 2012
Video clips courtesy of Glentv.ca
Check out some of the pre gala radio coverage below!
Simply click on the title of what you would like to hear!
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.
2012 Biz X Award Winners
A Few Previous Biz X Award Winners
Select A Year To View Some Of The Recipients
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
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 530 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see it in the official nomination 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, Best Computer Repair Service, Sensational Stock Broker, Outstanding New Business of the Year 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 nomination that puts your business above any other competitors.
How The Nomination Process Works
In the July/August issue (digital and print) we release the list of categories available for nominations 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 editions.
We rely heavily on our readers to nominate their choices for who should win.
Please be sure that the business/person you nominate 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.
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.
All nominations 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.
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.
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