Congratulations to all 2018 Finalists and Recipients!

The 15th Annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Bell, were handed out at the awards ceremony at Showplace Performance Centre on October 17th, 2018.  

The event 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.

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 2018 recipient is Morris Cox!  Morris 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).

(finalists listed alphabetically)

Business Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Nexicom


  • Morris Cox - RECIPIENT!




Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants

  • Salti Yoga

  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe

  • We-Fix-U Physiotherapy & Foot Health Centres - RECIPIENT!

Skilled Trades

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

  • Bruce Maly Plumbing & Drain Services Inc.

  • Kawartha Lakes Construction - RECIPIENT!

  • The Endeavour Centre


Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

  • Cavan Art Gallery & Academy

  • Harley Farms

  • Kawartha Craft Beer Festival - RECIPIENT!
    (Publican House Brewery and Smithavens Brewing Company)




Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

  • Lakefield Foodland

  • Leon's Furniture - RECIPIENT!

  • The Original Flame



Professional Services

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Cody & James CPAs Professional Corporation

  • Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants - RECIPIENT!

  • Kawartha Credit Union


Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

  • Driving Miss Daisy

  • Home Suite Home Transitions

  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum - RECIPIENT!




Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • 4th Line Theatre

  • Locavorest

  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe - RECIPIENT!



Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Entomo Farms - RECIPIENT!

  • Noblegen Inc.

  • Selwyn Garlic Farms




Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Publican House Brewery - RECIPIENT!

  • The Venture North Building



Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Corus Peterborough

  • inspirtainment inc. - RECIPIENT!

  • Mega Experience



Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Camp Kawartha

  • Entomo Farms - RECIPIENT!

  • The Endeavour Centre



Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • Jo Anne's Place

  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living

  • Salti Yoga - RECIPIENT!




Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Hospice Peterborough - RECIPIENT!

  • The Canadian Canoe Museum

  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton



Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • Cambium - RECIPIENT!

  • Pinchin Ltd.

  • Trent Valley Honda



Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Mohammad Alftih - (OMG) Oasis Mediterranean Grill

  • Martin Carbajal - La Mesita Restaurante - RECIPIENT!

  • Andressa Lacerda - Noblegen Inc.


Micro Business - Less than 5 employees

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

  • Birchview Design

  • Pure Essence Spa

  • Sullivan Law Ptbo - RECIPIENT!



Sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union

  • Personal Touch Catering & Events

  • The Imperial Tandoor - RECIPIENT!

  • The Venue


Business Student Leadership Prizes

Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

  • Naman Bhardwaj (Trent University)

  • Emily Scott (Fleming College)


4-under-40 Profiles

Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough

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

  • Reem Ali / Mike D'Alessandro / Nicole Gagliardi / Andressa Lacerda

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