Business Excellence Awards

Presented by the Markham Board of Trade, the Business Excellence Awards is an annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, success, and ingenuity where the Markham community comes together to acknowledge the success of local Markham businesses.

Congratulations to all the finalists and recipients at the 2023 – Green City Communities – Business Excellence Awards! Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors, It was a wonderful night.

We look forward to welcoming everyone again at the 34th annual Business Excellence Awards on November 28th, 2024 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa!

2023 Business Excellence Awards Recipients

Business Employer of Excellence
Sponsor: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment
Winner: Evergreen Hospice
Sponsor: Bell Canada

Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership
Winner: Blumind Inc.
Sponsor: Alectra Utilities

Winner: Sinalite
Sponsor: Porsche Centre Markham

Food Service & Hospitality
Winner: The Toston Colombian Cuisine
Sponsor: Classic Group of Companies

Global Business Excellence
Sponsor: J. Addison School

High Quality & Service
Winner: Dean Clean Services Inc.
Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Winner: The Six Semiconductor Inc.
Sponsor: Don Valley North Lexus

Women Led Business:
Winner: YoGPS Inc.
Sponsor: Scotiabank

Anthony Roman Award:
Winner: Amin Tejani, WEINS Auto Group
Sponsor: City of Markham

ASPIRE Awards:
(all sponsored by Seneca College)

Professional Excellence: Nolan Liu, Golf It Up
Community Involvement: Mark Elias, VCycene Inc.
Startup: Edward Gao, Steadiware Inc.


2023 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Employer of Excellence: E&W Development Center; NVISION; Scarrow Yurman & Co.

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: Classic Group of Companies ; Evergreen Hospice-Markham-Stouffville-Thornhill ; Fountain of Youth Qi

Entrepreneurship: Fitness Solutions Plus ; SinaLite ; Winged Canvas

Food Service & Hospitality: Pig and Chick Korean Restaurant ; Poke Guys Markham ; The Toston Colombian Cuisine

Global Business Excellence: Astera Labs ; Digilite ; Vexos

High Quality and Service: Dean Clean Services Inc.; Home Instead Markham ; Indusflow Systems

Innovation: Studio 1 Labs ; The Six Semiconductor ; Visiontif

Women Led Business: JEI Learning Center Markham ; LinkHR Inc. ; YoGPS

Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership: Blumind ; Energy Watch Inc. ; VCycene Inc.

About the Awards

The list of categories are as follows:

ANTHONY ROMAN AWARD – Honors an individual who is a community leader and who has been successful in their own business, has helped other companies succeed, and has taken a very active part in contributing to the Markham community.

BUSINESS EMPLOYER OF EXCELLENCE – Awarded to a company that invests in their employees and provides a culture that nurtures, recognizes and rewards excellence and highlights diversity and inclusion.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS & CULTURAL ENRICHMENT – This award recognizes a company that has made an exceptional contribution to community building and to enriching Markham’s cultural, creative and artistic vibrancy and livability.

DONALD COUSENS CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD – Presented to a company that is either a leader in environmental conservation or has modified their business model to be environmentally friendly by including green initiatives to their business practices.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP-  Honors an individual or company which has demonstrated extraordinary and significant entrepreneurial success in growing a business.

FOOD SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY – This award recognizes companies that excel in customer service, innovation and creativity in the catering, hotel, restaurant and conference facility areas.

GLOBAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – Celebrates companies that have achieved business success in international logistics or exporting products and/or services outside of Canada.

HIGH QUALITY & SERVICE – Recognizes a company that provides exceptional quality and service to their customers.

INNOVATION – Honouring a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing or marketing.

WOMEN LED BUSINESS – Recognizing a company that has achieved business success, and is led and/or owned by a woman or a group of women.