Help us share the #TeamPtbo story!

final nomination DEADLINE: wednesday, May 22, 2019 AT 4:30PM

Early Bird: Submit your nomination by Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30pm for a chance to win 2 tickets to the event on October 16th plus a $100 gift card for the Chamber Member restaurant of your choice!

For eligibility requirements, please see About the Awards.  See our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

Business Citizen of the Year  

Sponsored by Nexicom

In recognition of a member of the community who meets the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of the Greater Peterborough Community;

  • Has played a significant role in the Business Community;

  • Has involvement in the broader community.

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.  Please note:  If you have nominated someone in this category in the past and they were not selected, feel free to nominate them again this year. 

Nominators are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible in each section, and to include supporting documentation (e.g., Letters of Support, newspaper articles, etc.). 

Recent recipients:

Morris Cox of Brant Office Supply Ltd. (2018)
Peter Blodgett of Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd. (2017)
Stephen Kylie, Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public (2016)
Haig Kelly of Kelly's Fuel (2015)
Mary Larocque of Marlin Travel (2014)

4-UNDER-40 profiles

Sponsored by Peterborough Community Futures

The ‘4-under-40’ Profile Program is designed to recognize individuals in our community who are under the age of 40 and who are making their mark in the Peterborough area. Their individual achievements may be recognized through business success, community involvement and/or contributions to the not-for-profit sector. We strive for balance, ensuring a diverse group of finalists to profile in terms of business niches, gender, and ethnic background. We look for compelling stories that highlight business and community leadership.

Nomination Rules & Protocol:

  • Individuals can be nominated by their peers or through self nomination.

  • Individuals (or their respective business) do not have to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 39 as of the current calendar year.

  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

Each Nominee:

  1. Must be an employee or business owner in the City/County of Peterborough.

  2. Must be doing something extraordinary to significantly improve their business or non-profit organization, or something that directly benefits the local or global community.

  3. Must have demonstrated leadership and integrity in business and/or community.

  4. Must have been recognized by his or her peers/industry for outstanding contributions to business and/or community.

Letters of Support are strongly encouraged and should focus on criteria 1-4.  

Recent recipients:

2018 Profiles: Reem Ali, Mike D’Alessandro, Nicole Gagliardi, Andressa Lacerda
2017 Profiles: Jason Chessar, Yvonne Lai, Craig Mortlock, Catia Skinner
2016 Profiles: Mike Doherty, Adam Noble, Brianna Salmon, Michael VanDerHerberg
2015 Profiles: Paul Bennett,  Andy Curnew, Heather Watson & Dr. Brenda Tapp


Sponsored by Fleming College

Profiling the achievements of an immigrant entrepreneur who shows excellence in business leadership, demonstrates positive customer service and reliability, and has some involvement in the broader community.  We look for a compelling story that embodies the entrepreneurial spirit.

 The Nominee:

  • Must be a resident of the Greater Peterborough Community; and

  • Must have been born or naturalized outside of Canada, having come to Canada within the last 15 years.

Recent recipients:

Martin Carbajal of La Mesita Restaurante (2018)
Andressa Lacerda of Noblegen (2017)
Nigina Azimova & Khaja Humayon Sidiqi of Ariyana Middle Eastern Food (2016)