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Join us for the 16th Annual Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) Luncheon Celebration in London as we recognize the significant achievements of Southwestern Ontario Family Businesses. Sarah Jones, Managing Editor, Business London Magazine will be our host and special guest, Domenic Primucci, President of Pizza Nova will be in conversation with the award finalists. Learn more below.

When: Wednesday February 26th, 2020
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton - London (Grand Ball Room – 2nd Floor)
300 King Street
London, Ontario  N6B 1S2
Contact: Alexa Zacs

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Southwestern Ontario Family Enterprise of the Year Award 2020

Come and celebrate with us as we announce and honor the 2020 Family Enterprise of the Year Award finalists and recipient for Southwestern Ontario. Be inspired, engaged, network and mingle, and enjoy lunch as you experience real connections and share the journey of Southwestern Ontario family enterprises. 

Sarah Jones, Managing Editor, Business London Magazine will be our host and special guest, Domenic Primucci, President of Pizza Nova will be in conversation with the award finalists. 

Registration starts at 11am. See you there!

Special Guest:

Domenic Primucci

President of Pizza Nova

Domenic Primucci was born to immigrant parents from the region of Basilicata in Italy. Back in 1963 his father and uncles opened one small, corner pizzeria called Pizza Nova in Toronto. Today, Domenic is the President of Pizza Nova, which is still a Toronto-based family owned and operated business. A business that now has 150 locations throughout most of Southern Ontario.

In April of 2012, with Domenic’s leadership, Pizza Nova won the Grand Prize Award of Excellence in Franchising which is the Canadian Franchise Association’s most coveted and highest honour. Since that win at the CFA convention, Pizza Nova has consecutively won Bronze, Silver and Gold in its category each year; most recently taking home the Gold in April 2018 and 2019. In addition to the back-to-back wins, Pizza Nova is also CFA’s Franchisees’ Choice Designee for 9 years running. In December 2012 Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine awarded Pizza Nova with a Pinnacle Award for Franchise Excellence and, in December 2018, with a second Pinnacle Award for Regional Company of the Year. Domenic was named Restaurateur of the Year by Canadian Restaurant News in 2013 and, in November 2016, received the Italian Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCO) Italy-Canada Award at the 4th Annual Pentola d’Oro Awards. 

Southwestern Ontario's Family Enterprise of the Year Award Recipient:


North Pole Trim and Supplies Ltd.

North Pole Trim and Supplies Ltd is a second generation family business serving Southwestern Ontario with interior building products since 1979. North Pole Trim has grown and evolved over the last 40 years. North Pole Trim was purchased by Ron and Trudy Toivonen, they, along with one truck driver were the only employees at the time. In 2004 Eric and Mike purchased North Pole Trim. Now, the company has grown to an organization with over 90 employees being run by sons Eric and Mike and it continues to grow. 



Sarah Jones 

Managing Editor, Business London Magazine 


Growing up in London, Sarah is a proud University of Western Ontario alum, graduating from King's College with a Combined Bachelor's in English and French Literature and Linguistics. 

Sarah has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years, gaining experience in trade, educational, technical and digital publishing. Joining the Business London - Postmedia team two years ago, she was brought on to transform the magazine to reflect the changing landscape of the London business community, whether that be values, products or people. When not producing a monthly publication, she is researching and visiting small and medium-sized businesses, organizing, sponsoring and attending events and partnering with local business organizations to promote the business community.


Available Seating Options:

FEX Member Seat: $75+tax                        Non- Member Seats: $120+tax

FEX Member Table (8 seats): $480+tax  Non-Member Tables (8 seats): $800+tax

Cancellation Policy:

Please note FEX event tickets are non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend this event, you may transfer your purchased ticket to someone else. Please contact FEX with the name of the guest you have chosen to attend the event on your behalf.

FEAs who attend this session will earn 1 continuing education credit toward their FEA designation requirement.