Wolfhead Distillery Takes Home Top Honours At Chamber Awards

A number of local businesses and professionals have been recognized.

On Wednesday, the 28th annual Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were handed out.

This year there were 12 award recipients including Wolfhead Distillery which received the New Business of the Year Award.

Vice-President Larry Girard says it's a huge honour. "Our team is made up of the best people that we can possibly get and we empower them with everything we can do and they're the ones that make us excel in this business."

"If you don't support local and we don't support each other then nobody will have success in our area," says Girard.  "So we have to make sure we have synergies between every single company and we have to support each other and that's what we make at Wolfhead, our pride."

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Dan Gemus (right) receives Professional of the Year Award, April 11, 2018 (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

Dan Gemus, owner of the Dan Gemus Real Estate Team was named Professional of the Year. He says his fellow nominees also deserved the award. "To be nominated along with {AM800's}  Lisa Williams and Dr. Meg is just amazing and both of them are just as deserving as I am," says Gemus.  "This is for the team and my wife really who've help me build what we have so far today and we're looking forward to lots of future growth."

Other award recipients include Aphria, which was named Large Company of the Year.

The Tourism & Hospitality Award went to The Iron Kettle Bed and Breakfast.

Pat Soulliere, President of Soulliere Financial Group, received the Athena Award. Michael Schlater, CEO of Domino's Pizza Canada, received the Believe Windsor-Essex Award.