Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence Awards

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 2020 Business Excellence Awards! Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors, It was a wonderful night.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at the 2021 Awards being held January, 2022!  Keep checking back for more information!

2020 Business Excellence Awards Recipients

Business Employer of Excellence
Winner: McOuat Partnership
Sponsor: Alectra Utilities

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment
Winner: AMD
Sponsor: Don Valley North Lexus

Winner: Microart Services Inc

Food Service & Hospitality
Winner: NextDoor Restaurant
Sponsor: Classic Group of Companies

Global Business Excellence
Winner: Vexos Inc.

High Quality & Service
Winner: Markham Stouffville Hospital
Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Winner: SterileCare Inc.
Sponsor: Bell

Women Led Business:
Winner: MK Disability Lawyers LLP
Sponsor: Scotiabank

Anthony Roman Award:
Winner: Vivian Risi

ASPIRE Awards:
(all sponsored by Seneca)
Community Involvement: Leo Wong, SCENIC Coffee + Brunch
Professional Excellence: Erich Ko, Hop In
Startup: Mayu Ganesathas, SV Robotics



2020 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Employer of Excellence: Idealogical Systems Inc.; Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.; McOuat Partnership

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: AMD; Fete Chinoise; RBC Meeting Place

Entrepreneurship: Icon; LearnFormula; Microart Services Inc

Food Service & Hospitality: Ambiyan Restaurant; NextDoor Restaurant; Old Country Inn

Global Business Excellence: Fluidigm Canada Inc.; Silverware POS Inc.; Vexos Inc.

High Quality and Service: Markham Stouffville Hospital; MPI Paper Mills of Portneuf; POI Business Interiors

Innovation: BIOSA Technologies; Eaigle Inc.; SterileCare Inc.

Women Led Business: Horra Family Law; MK Disability Lawyers LLP; We Working Women


About the Awards

The list of categories are as follows:

The 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, as well as providing a culture that nurtures, recognizes and rewards excellence.

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment – This award recognizes a company that has made an exceptional contribution to community building and to enriching Markham’s cultural vibrancy and livability.

The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award – Presented to a company that is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability measures.

Entrepreneurship – Honors an individual or company which has demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurial success in starting and growing a business.

Food Service & Hospitality – This new award recognizes companies that excel in customer service, innovation and creativity in catering, hotel, restaurant and conference facility areas.

Global Business Excellence – Celebrates companies that have achieved business success in markets outside of Canada.

High Quality & Service – Recognizes a company that provides exceptional quality and service to their customers.

Innovation – Recognizes a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing or marketing.

Global Business Excellence – Celebrates companies that have achieved business success in markets outside of Canada.

Innovation – Honouring a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing and marketing.

Women Led Business – Recognizing a company that has achieved business success, and is led and/or owned by a woman or group of women.

Thank you to our Business Excellence Awards Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:




Décor Sponsor: