Congratulations to the 2017 Finalists & Recipients!

The 2017 Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Bell, were handed out at the awards ceremony at Showplace Performance Centre on October 18th.  

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The 14th 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, more than 50 businesses and individuals were profiled, with recipients announced live in 20 categories, including the 4-Under-40 Profiles and the Student Business Leadership Bursaries.

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 2017 recipient is Peter Blodgett!  Peter 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).

Business Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Nexicom


Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants

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

Skilled Trades

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

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



Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

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


Retail - Chain/Franchise

Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

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

Retail - Non-Chain/Non-Franchise

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Celtic Connection
  • Grady's Feet Essentials - Recipient!
  • Whelan's Flooring Centre 

Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

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

Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • BE Catering
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Recipient!
  • RMS Events

Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Canuck Play
  • Chimp Treats - Recipient!
  • Lucky Strike Bait Works Ltd. 

Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Euphoria Wellness Spa 
  • Lakeshore Designs
  • Lett Architects - Recipient!

Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

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

Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • Lansdowne Place - Recipient!
  • Rainmaker Worldwide Inc.

Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • The Mane Intent Inc. - Recipient!
  • Pulse Physiotherapy 
  • Salti Yoga


Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Community Care Peterborough
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
  • New Canadians Centre Peterborough - Recipient!

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • Business Development Bank of Canada 
  • Cambium
  • Kawartha Lakes Construction - Recipient!

4-Under-40 profiles

Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough

  • Jason Chessar - Recipient!
  • Yvonne Lai - Recipient!
  • Craig Mortlock - Recipient!
  • Catia Skinner - Recipient!

Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Nigina Azimova
  • Andressa Lacerda - Recipient!
  • Catia Skinner

Micro-Business (less than 5 employees)

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

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


Sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union

  • Pita Pit (Lansdowne) 
  • Publican House Brewery - Recipient!
  • The Venue

Student Business Leadership Bursaries

Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

  • Samantha Rivers - Fleming College - Recipient!
  • Patricia Hoyt - Trent University - Recipient!

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