Achievers and leaders abound in the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough

Members of the organization continue to be recognized for their achievements and business and community leadership year after year

One of the members of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough who was recognized in 2018 for her accomplishments is Monika Carmichael, dealer principal and general manager of Trent Valley Honda. Monika was inducted into the 2018 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on May 24, 2018. The annual ceremony honours the business achievements of local entrepreneurs past and present. (Photo: Heather Doughty)
One of the members of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough who was recognized in 2018 for her accomplishments is Monika Carmichael, dealer principal and general manager of Trent Valley Honda. Monika was inducted into the 2018 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on May 24, 2018. The annual ceremony honours the business achievements of local entrepreneurs past and present. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

With so many entrepreneurs, professionals, managers, and non-profit executive directors part of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough, it’s to be expected that many of the organization’s members have been recognized as business achievers and community leaders over the years.

To acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of WBN members and their contribution to our communities, we present this list of some of the many WBN members who’ve received awards and recognition for the contributions to the community:


Business Woman of the Year Award Winners

  • 2018 – No award*
  • 2017 – No award*
  • 2016 – Gwyneth James – Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants
  • 2015 – Amy Simpson – MicroAge
  • 2014 – Kerri Davies – Canadian Mental Health Association HKPR
  • 2013 – Kyla Gutsche – Cosmetic Transformations
  • 2012 – Sally Harding – Nightingale Nursing
  • 2011 – Sheridan Graham – The County of Peterborough
  • 2010 – Jean Grant – The Toy Shop
  • 2009 – Kathy Windrem – BDO Canada
  • 2008 – Mary LaRocque – Marlin Travel
  • 2007 – Tina Johnston – Fandango Spa
  • 2006 – Kim Paget – Paget Dental
  • 2005 – Jeannine Taylor – kawarthaNOW
  • 2004 – Helen Hamilton – Costume King
  • 2003 – Gail Courneyea – Angels of Flight

*The original organizer of the Business Woman of the Year Award, the Peterborough Examiner, did not hold the award in 2017 or 2018. The award will return in 2019 under the leadership of WBN.

 

Judy Heffernan Memorial Award Winners

  • 2018 – No award*
  • 2017 – No award*
  • 2016 – Louise Racine – Thirteen Moons Wellness
  • 2015 – Sofie Andreou – Sofie Andreou & Associates

*The original organizer of the Judy Heffernan Memorial Award, the Peterborough Examiner, did not hold the award in 2017 or 2018. The award will return in 2019 under the leadership of WBN.

 

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

  • 2018 – Monika Carmichael, Trent Valley Honda

 

Civic Awards – City of Peterborough

  • 2015 – Susan Dunkley Porter – Cultural Betterment
  • 2001 – Kerri Davies – Cultural Betterment
  • 2000 – Jeannine Taylor – Community Betterment

 

Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame

  • 2017 – Cora Whittington

 

Premier’s Award Nominees – Nominations by Fleming College

  • 2012 – Kim Appleton
  • 2009 – Kerri Davies, Fleming College Alumnus of Distinction
  • 2003 – Jeannine Taylor

 

Community Recognition

  • 2018 – Susan Sharp – Rotarian of the Year, Rotary Club of Peterborough
  • 2017 – Brenda Ibey – Hazel Wilson Award, Ontario Horticultural Association (District 4)
  • 2017 – Anne Arnold – Canadian Blood Services Recognition (75 blood donations)
  • 2005 – Susan Dunkley Porter – Peterborough Service Community Award, Scouts Canada

 

Professional Awards and Designations

  • 2018 – Grace Reynolds – Best New Agent, Mortgage Awards of Excellence

 

Bear’s Lair Entrepreneurial Competition

  • 2018 – Alexandra Campbell, Kavtek Software Corporation
  • 2017 – Kellie Coon, Ship Shape Service

 

Win This Space Entrepreneurial Competition

  • 2018 – Nadine Michael, Willow Bark
  • 2017 – Tina Bromley, Tiny Greens Plant Cafe

 

WBN Member of the Year Award

Maureen Tavener presents a "keeper version" of the 2018 Member of the Year Award to Tracey Ormond at the May 2018 meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Paula Kehoe / WBN)
Maureen Tavener presents a “keeper version” of the 2018 Member of the Year Award to Tracey Ormond at the May 2018 meeting of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Paula Kehoe / WBN)

May 2018 marked the 36th anniversary of the WBN Member of the Year Award, created by long-time WBN member and Past President Maureen Tavener to honour an outstanding member every year.

All WBN members have an opportunity to vote by secret ballot for any other member, with the exception of the member who is WBN President during the year of the award. Maureen Tavener then presents the award to the very deserving recipient at the May general meeting.

  • 2017-18 – Tracey Ormond, That’s a Wrap! Catering
  • 2016-17 – Louise Racine, Thirteen Moons Wellness
  • 2015-16 – Louise Racine, Thirteen Moons Wellness
  • 2014-15 – Denise Travers, SunLife
  • 2013-14 – Cheri Anderson, The Crate Escape

For the full list of all past recipients of the WBN Member of the Year Award, visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.net/membership/member-of-the-year/.

 

For more information about the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough, visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.net.

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