Congratulations to the 2019 Finalists!

Join us in congratulating all finalists on Facebook and
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Recipients will be announced live at the Awards Ceremony on October 16th at Showplace Performance Centre.  

(finalists listed alphabetically)

Business Citizen of the Year

Sponsored by Nexicom


  • To be announced at the awards ceremony!




Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants

  • Inclusive Advisory

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel: G. Stewart Travel Services

  • The Willow Studio 

Skilled Trades

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada




  • AVIT Manufacturing (Operating Name of Steelworks Design Inc)

  • Kevin Mooney Construction Ltd.

  • Thompson Machine and Tool


Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

  • Escape Maze Incorporated

  • The Friends of Hope Mill

  • Kawartha Craft Beer Festival


Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

  • Kingdon Timber Mart

  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe

  • Sunderland Co-operative Inc. - Peterborough District

Professional Services

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • D.M. Wills Associates Limited

  • Inclusive Advisory

  • Lett Architects Inc.

Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

  • Keene Truck Inc.

  • Showplace Performance Centre

  • Sunderland Co-operative Inc. - Peterborough District


Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • Brides United Peterborough

  • Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre

  • Peterborough Petes 


Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Campfire Collective

  • Charlotte Products Ltd.

  • Percheron Plastic Inc.


Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Hospice Peterborough

  • Kawartha Lakes Construction

  • Weichel & Associates


Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • 123DigitalPower, by Sofie Andreou & Associates

  • Mega Experience

  • Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • GreenUP

  • Simply Trees

  • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc.

Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • Horizon Family Naturopathic Clinic

  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living

  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe



Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Alternatives Community Program Services (Peterborough) Inc.

  • The Canadian Canoe Museum

  • Cuddles for Cancer


Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • D.M. Wills Associated Limited

  • Friendly Fires

  • Lett Architects Inc.


Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Fleming College

Congratulations to this year's Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year!

Mohammad Alftih - (OMG) Oasis Mediterranean Grill


Micro Business - Less than 5 employees

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

  • CrossFit PTBO

  • Hidden Potential Consulting

  • Renew Medi Spa Peterborough


Sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union

  • Publican House Brewery

  • Shorelines Casino Peterborough

  • The StoneHouse Hall

Business Student Leadership Prizes

Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

  • Joao Borges (Fleming College)

  • Rhode Thomas (Trent University)


4-under-40 Profiles

Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough

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

  • Dr. Vipin Grover / Brooke Hammer / Grace Reynolds / Nicole Truman

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