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 February 10th, 2022!  Keep checking back for more information!

2021 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Employer of Excellence: Brokerlink – Markham; Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.; Pace Technical

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: Everlink Payment Services Inc.; Live Real Factory; The Singing School

Entrepreneurship: Fisher Engineering Ltd; Lake Harbour Co; Low Carb Grocery

Food Service & Hospitality: Chef 88 Elite Fine Dining; Folco’s Ristorante; The School Fine Dining

Global Business Excellence: Bao Laboratories; Eaigle Inc.; Enghouse Systems Inc.

High Quality and Service: Markham Mower; Pinnacle IP Solutions; Signature Electric Limited

Innovation: Alexio Corp; Hop In Technologies; Qualcomm Canada ULC

Women Led Business: The Elite Alliance Services Inc; Old Firehall Confectionery; Thornhill Skin Clinic

Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership: HSBC; New Dawn Energy Solutions; Troes Corp


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

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.

Thank you to our Business Excellence Awards Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:



Gold Sponsor :

Décor Sponsor :

Cocktail Reception Sponsor :