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 2018 Business Excellence Awards! Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors, It was a wonderful night.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at the 2019 Awards being held on Thursday November 28, 2019 at the Hilton Markham Suites.

2018 Business Excellence Awards Recipients

Business Employer of Excellence
Winner: Change Connect
Sponsor: Bell

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment
Winner: Finlayson Hospitality Partners Inc
Sponsor: Don Valley North Lexus

Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership
Winner: Markham Stouffville Hospital
Sponsor: Alectra Utilities

Winner: LUG Canada Inc.
Sponsor: IBM Canada

Food Service & Hospitality
Winner: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites
Sponsor: Classic Group of Companies

Global Business Excellence
Winner: Book4Time

High Quality & Service
Winner: Food For Tots
Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Winner: IrisTel

ASPIRE Awards:
(all sponsored by Seneca)
Community Involvement Entrepreneur: Shivi Darubra, The Little Blue Elephant
Community Involvement Employee: Anita Ko, Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Professional Excellence Entrepreneur: Eddie Wang, Top International Inc.
Startup: Studio 1 Labs

TechConnex Awards:
Start-Up – Don Dolphin, Co-Founder, CallEngine Inc.
Tech Company of the Year – Mark Canes, President and CEO, BlueLink Associates


2018 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Employer of Excellence: Bluewrist Inc.; Change Connect; Teqtronix International Inc.

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: Finlayson Hospitality Partners Inc.; Lee’s Badminton Training Centre; Wilson Vukelich LLP

The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award: Commercial Air Compressor Ltd.; Markham Stouffville Hospital; Sunny Crunch Foods Ltd.

Entrepreneurship: Ecoideas®; Hunt Design Associates Inc.; LUG USA, LLC – LUG Canada Inc.

Food Service & Hospitality: Aji Sai Restaurant; Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa; Shanghai Shikumen Fine Cuisine

Global Business Excellence: Book4Time; CallEngine Inc.; LEA Group Holdings Inc.

High Quality and Service: Atlas Global Healthcare Ltd.; Food for Tots; Unionville Montessori Private School

Innovation: Acculogic Inc.; FA Enterprise System Inc.; IrisTel

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:


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