Congratulations to the 2016 Finalists & Recipients!

The 2016 Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Bell, were handed out at the awards ceremony at The Trentwinds International Centre on October 19th.  

The 13th annual ceremony was presented by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and is designed to publicly recognize and honour local businesses who have demonstrated a passion for excellence.

In all, 54 businesses and individuals were profiled as “Finalists”, with recipients announced live in each of the 21 categories, including the 4-Under-40 Profiles and the Student Business Leadership Bursaries (see the attached list).

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce also announced its annual Business Citizen of the Year recipient at the awards ceremony. As the Chamber of Commerce is a Business-to-Business organization, the role that a nominee for the Business Citizen of the Year Award has had in the Business Community is extremely important. The Chamber of Commerce also recognizes the importance of volunteerism within the broader community. The 2016 recipient is Stephen Kylie!  Stephen joins a long list of Business Citizens of the Year, who have all made a significant contribution to the community.

Join us in congratulating all finalists on Facebook and Twitter (use #ExcellencePtbo).


Sponsored by Nexicom

  • Stephen Kylie


Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates 

  • Havelock Metal Co.
  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • Publican House Brewery - Recipient!

Supply Chain

Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough

  • Carolina's Colombia - Recipient!
  • Discovery Dream Homes
  • Persian Empire Distillery


Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

  • Fransky Mechanical
  • Mortlock Construction Inc.  - Recipient!
  • R&M Smith Contracting Ltd.



Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

  • The Land Canadian Adventures
  • Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism - Recipient!
  • Publican House Brewery



Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

  • Allstate Insurance Peterborough
  • Leon's Furniture
  • Long & McQuade - Recipient!

Retail - Non-Chain/Non-Franchise

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Jo Anne's Place
  • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc. - Recipient!

Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

  • Camp Kawartha
  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • MicroAge Peterborough - Recipient!

Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • Kawartha Local
  • The Land Canadian Adventures - Recipient!
  • Peterborough Farmers' Market

Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Entomo Farms
  • Noblegen
  • Swish Maintenance Ltd. - Recipient!

Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Ashburnham Realty (242 Hunter Street) - Recipient!
  • Bennett's Home Furnishings
  • Investors Group Financial Services

Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Anden Kitchen & Bath Centre
  • Birchview Design
  • Mega Experience - Recipient!

Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Discovery Dream Homes
  • GreenUP - Recipient!
  • Sustainable Peterborough

Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • Adaptive Health Care Solutions
  • Hot Yoga Peterborough Wellness Institute - Recipient!
  • My Left Breast


Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Cuddles for Cancer
  • New Canadians Centre Peterborough
  • Trent University - Recipient!

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • GM Financial - Recipient!
  • Kal Tire
  • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc.

4-Under-40 profiles

Sponsored by Peterborough Distribution Inc.

  • Mike Doherty - Recipient!
  • Adam Noble - Recipient!
  • Brianna Salmon - Recipient!
  • Michael VanDerHerberg - Recipient!


Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Nigina Azimova & Khaja Humayon Sidiqi - Recipients!
  • Javier Bravo
  • Catia Skinner


Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

  • Christensen Fine Art
  • CrossFit PTBO
  • Let's Get Digital - Recipient!


Sponsored by Peterborough Destination Association

  • The Brickhouse Craft Burger - Recipient!
  • The Venue

Student Business Leadership Bursaries

Sponsored by Peterborough Economic Development

  • Jungeon Kim - Fleming College (Business Administration - Marketing) - Recipient!
  • David Shadlock - Trent University (Business Administration - Accounting) - Recipient!

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