Winners of 2016 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards announced

25 award recipients including lawyer Stephen Kylie as Business Citizen of the Year

The sold-out 2016 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards took place at The Trentwinds International Centre on October 19 (photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce/ Twitter)
The sold-out 2016 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards took place at The Trentwinds International Centre on October 19 (photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce/ Twitter)

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce presented its 13th annual Business Excellence Awards at a ceremony at the Trentwinds International Centre last night (October 19th).

The awards publicly recognize and honour local businesses who have demonstrated a passion for excellence.

Fifty-four businesses and individuals were nominated as finalists in 21 categories, including the 4-Under-40 Profiles and the Student Business Leadership Bursaries. Each was profiled at the awards ceremony, with recipients announced at the event.

Lawyer and community volunteer Stephen Kylie was awarded Business Citizen of the Year.

Here are the award recepients:

  • Publican House Brewery – Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Carolina’s Colombia – Supply Chain
  • Mortlock Construction Inc. – Skilled Trades
  • Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism – Tourism
  • The Brickhouse Craft Burger – Hospitality
  • Let’s Get Digital – Micro Business – Fewer than 5 employees
  • Long & McQuade – Retail – Chain/Franchise
  • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc. – Retail – Non-Chain/Non-Franchise
  • Nigina Azimova & Khaja Humayon Sidiqi – Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year
  • MicroAge Peterborough – Customer First
  • Mike Doherty, Adam Noble, Brianna Salmon, Michael VanDerHerberg – 4-Under-40 Profiles /li>
  • The Land Canadian Adventures – Local Focus
  • Swish Maintenance Ltd. – Innovation/Research & Development
  • Ashburnham Realty (242 Hunter Street) – Commercial Development or Renovation
  • Mega Experience – Marketing & Promotion
  • GreenUP – Environmental Practices
  • Hot Yoga Peterborough Wellness Institute – Health & Wellness
  • Trent University – Not-For-Profit
  • GM Financial – Employer of the Year
  • Jungeon Kim – Fleming College (Business Administration – Marketing), David Shadlock – Trent University (Business Administration – Accounting) – Student Business Leadership Bursaries
  • Stephen Kylie – Business Citizen Of The Year

The full list of finalists and recipients are provided below:

Entrepreneurial Spirit (sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants)

  • Havelock Metal Co.
  • Home Suite Home Transitions
  • Publican House Brewery – Recipient

Supply Chain (sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough)

  • Carolina’s Colombia – Recipient
  • Discovery Dream Homes
  • Persian Empire Distillery

Skilled Trades (sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada)

  • Fransky Mechanical
  • Mortlock Construction Inc. – Recipient
  • R & M Smith Contracting Ltd.

Tourism (sponsored by BMO Financial Group)

  • The Land Canadian Adventures
  • Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism – Recipient
  • Publican House Brewery

Hospitality (sponsored by Peterborough Destination Association)

  • The Brickhouse Craft Burger – Recipient
  • The Venue

Micro Business – Fewer than 5 employees (sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.)

  • Christensen Fine Art
  • CrossFit PTBO
  • Let’s Get Digital – Recipient

Retail – Chain/Franchise (sponsored by RBC Royal Bank)

  • Allstate Insurance Peterborough
  • Leon’s Furniture
  • Long & McQuade – Recipient

Retail – Non-Chain/Non-Franchise (sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner)

  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Jo Anne’s Place
  • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc. – Recipient

Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Fleming College)

  • Nigina Azimova & Khaja Humayon Sidiqi – Recipient
  • Javier Bravo
  • Catia Skinner
  • Customer First (sponsored by TD Bank Group)

    • Camp Kawartha
    • Home Suite Home Transitions
    • MicroAge Peterborough – Recipient

    4-Under-40 Profiles (sponsored by Peterborough Distribution Inc.)

    • Mike Doherty – Recipient
    • Adam Noble – Recipient
    • Brianna Salmon – Recipient
    • Michael VanDerHerberg – Recipient

    Local Focus (sponsored by Trent University)

    • Kawartha Local
    • The Land Canadian Adventures – Recipient
    • Peterborough Farmers’ Market

    Innovation/Research & Development (sponsored by Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster)

    • Entomo Farms
    • Noblegen
    • Swish Maintenance Ltd. – Recipient

    Commercial Development or Renovation (sponsored by City of Peterborough)

    • Ashburnham Realty (242 Hunter Street) – Recipient
    • Bennett’s Home Furnishings
    • Investors Group Financial Services

    Marketing & Promotion (sponsored by BDO Canada LLP)

    • Anden Kitchen and Bath Centre
    • Birchview Design
    • Mega Experience – Recipient

    Environmental Practices (sponsored by County of Peterborough)

    • Discovery Dream Homes
    • GreenUP – Recipient
    • Sustainable Peterborough

    Health & Wellness (sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre)

    • Adaptive Health Care Solutions
    • Hot Yoga Peterborough Wellness Institute – Recipient
    • My Left Breast

    Not-For-Profit (sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough)

    • Cuddles for Cancer
    • New Canadians Centre Peterborough
    • Trent University – Recipient

    Employer of the Year (sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP)

    • GM Financial – Recipient
    • Kal Tire
    • Wild Rock Outfitters Inc.

    Student Business Leadership Bursaries (sponsored By Peterborough Economic Development)

    • Jungeon Kim – Fleming College (Business Administration – Marketing)
    • David Shadlock- Trent University (Business Administration – Accounting)

    Business Citizen Of The Year (sponsored by Nexicom)

    • Stephen Kylie

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