2013 marked our 10th Anniversary of the Business Excellence Awards.

*Recipients in bold


Business Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Nexicom

tim barrie

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sponsored by The Venue

  • Enticing Cakes Inc.
  • KawarthaNow.com
  • Traynor Farms

Supply Chain 

Sponsored by Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation

  • At The Lake Distributing Inc.
  • Discovery Dream Homes
  • Triland Environmental 

Skilled Trades 

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

  • J&M Automotive
  • Real Electrical Services
  • Whitfield Home Improvements Inc.


Sponsored by BMO Financial Group 

  • Indian River Reptile Zoo & Dinosaur Park
  • The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • SPARK Photo Festival


Sponsored by Sysco Central Ontario, Inc.

  • Golden Pathways Retreat and B&B
  • Peterborough Inn & Suites
  • The Venue

Micro Business - Fewer than 5 employees

Sponsored by
The Staffing Connection / Level A

  • Buckhorn Observatory
  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • The Toy Shop

Retail - Chain / Franchise 

Sponsored by RBC Financial Group 

  • Alf Curtis Home Improvements
  • Marlin Travel
  • The Body Shop

Retail - Non-Chain / Non-Franchise

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Bridget Anastasia's Gifts & Home Decor
  • Hi Ho Silver
  • Primal Cuts

Customer First 

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Grady's Feet Essentials
  • Lakeshore Designs

Local Focus

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd

  • blackhoney desserts coffee catering
  • Primal Cuts
  • Rare Grill House

Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Peterborough Economic Development

  • Aclarus
  • Noble Purification Inc.

Commercial Restoration / Renovation 

Sponsored by City of Peterborough 

  • Ashburnham Realty 
  • KI Equity Corp.
  • Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS Inc.

Marketing & Promotion 

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP 

  • Marlin Travel
  • Treehouse Studio
  • SPARK Photo Festival

Environmental Practices 

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Elmhirst's Resort
  • Harley Farms
  • Taylors Recycled Plastic Products Inc.

Health & Wellness 

Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountant

  • BIOS Natural Health-Allergy and Nutrition Clinic
  • CrossFit Kawartha
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre


Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Kawartha Food Share
  • Peterborough Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Employer of the Year 

Sponsored by LLF LAWYERS LLP 

  • BOATsmart!
  • GM Financial
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Student Business Leadership Bursary Recipients 

Sponsored by Peterborough Economic Development

  • Margaret Bowen, Fleming College
  • Nathan Dinnick, Trent University