Congratulations to the 2018 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 17th 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

  • Salti Yoga
  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe
  • We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centres


Skilled Trades

Sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada

  • Bruce Maly Plumbing & Drain Services Inc.
  • Kawartha Lakes Construction
  • The Endeavour Centre





Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

  • Cavan Art Gallery & Academy
  • Harley Farms
  • Kawartha Craft Beer Festival
                                                                                         (Publican House Brewery and Smithavens Brewing Company)




Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

  • Lakefield Foodland
  • Leon's Furniture
  • The Original Flame



Professional Services

Sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner

  • Cody & James CPAs Professional Corporation
  • Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Kawartha Credit Union


Customer First

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum




Local Focus

Sponsored by Trent University

  • 4th Line Theatre
  • Kawartha Local Marketplace
  • Tiny Greens Plant Cafe



Innovation / Research & Development

Sponsored by Innovation Cluster

  • Entomo Farms
  • Noblegen Inc.
  • Selwyn Garlic Farms




Commercial Development or Renovation

Sponsored by City of Peterborough

  • Publican House Brewery
  • The Venture North Building



Marketing & Promotion

Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

  • Corus Peterborough
  • inspirtainment inc.
  • Mega Experience



Environmental Practices

Sponsored by County of Peterborough

  • Camp Kawartha
  • Entomo Farms
  • The Endeavour Centre



Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre

  • Jo Anne's Place
  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living
  • Salti Yoga




Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

  • Hospice Peterborough
  • The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton



Employer of the Year

Sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP

  • Cambium
  • Pinchin Ltd.
  • Trent Valley Honda



Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Fleming College

  • Martin Carbajal - La Mesita Restaurante
  • Mohammad Ftayeh - (OMG) Oasis Mediterranean Grill
  • Andressa Lacerda - Noblegen Inc.


Micro Business - Less than 5 employees

Sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.

  • Birchview Design
  • Pure Essence Spa
  • Sullivan Law Ptbo



Sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union

  • Personal Touch Catering & Events
  • The Imperial Tandoor
  • The Venue


Business Student Leadership Prizes

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!

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

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