Congratulations to the 2017 Finalists!

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Recipients will be announced live at the Awards Ceremony on October 18th at Showplace Performance Centre.  Get your tickets now for the Business Social Event of the Year!

(finalists listed alphabetically)

Business Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Nexicom


  • To be announced at the awards ceremony!





Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants

  • Farm Life Financial Planning Group
  • Havelock Metal Co.
  • Publican House Brewery


Skilled Trades

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

  • Fransky Mechanical
  • Kawartha Lakes Construction
  • R & M Smith Contracting Ltd.






Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

  • 4th Line Theatre
  • Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour
  • Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area



Retail - Chain/Franchise

Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

  • Delta Bingo & Gaming
  • Lakefield Foodland
  • Leon's Furniture Peterborough





Retail - Non-Chain/Non-Franchise

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Celtic Connection
  • Grady's Feet Essentials
  • Whelan's Flooring Centre



Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

  • Avant-Garden Shop
  • Brant Basics
  • Locks Salon & Spa




Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • BE Catering
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum
  • RMS Events



Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Canuck Play
  • Chimp Treats
  • Lucky Strike Bait Works Ltd.




Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Lakeshore Designs
  • Lett Architects



Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Lakeshore Designs
  • Mega Experience
  • Oldies 96.7 Radio/My Broadcasting Corp.



Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • Lansdowne Place
  • Rainmaker Worldwide Inc.



Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • The Mane Intent Inc.
  • Pulse Physiotherapy
  • Salti Yoga




Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Community Care Peterborough
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
  • New Canadians Centre Peterborough



Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Cambium
  • Kawartha Lakes Construction



newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Nigina Azimova (Ariyana Middle Eastern Food)
  • Andressa Lacerda (Noblegen)
  • Catia Skinner (Mega Experience)




micro business - less than 5 employees

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

  • Celtic Connection
  • The Mane Intent Inc.
  • Sofie Andreou & Associates




Sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union

  • Pita Pit (Lansdowne)
  • Publican House Brewery
  • The Venue



student business leadership bursaries

Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

  • To be announced at the awards ceremony!


4-under-40 Profiles

Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough

Congratulations to this year's 4-Under-40 Profiles!

  • Jason Chessar / Yvonne Lai / Craig Mortlock / Catia Skinner

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