The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce are preparing the Business Excellence Awards.

The finalists for the 29th annual awards were announced Wednesday evening in downtown Windsor.

The finalists were named in nine categories include entrepreneur of the year, professional of the year and the tourism and hospitality award. 

The awards celebrate the achievements of Windsor-Essex business people.

The ceremony will be held April 24 at Caesars Windsor.

Also announced Wednesday, Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh is this year's Athena award winner.

Colley-Veigh is director of leadership, development and training with United Way.