Nominees for 2019 Women In Business and Judy Heffernan Awards announced live on Facebook

A total of 44 women nominated for both awards, to be presented on April 9 in Peterborough

Members of the organizing committee (Sofie Andreou, Amy Simpson, Tracey Ormond) for the 2019 Women In Business and Judy Heffernan Awards announced the 44 nominees on Facebook Live on March 16, 2019. Andreou, Simpson, and Ormond will be the hosts for the awards ceremony on April 9, 2019.
Members of the organizing committee (Sofie Andreou, Amy Simpson, Tracey Ormond) for the 2019 Women In Business and Judy Heffernan Awards announced the 44 nominees on Facebook Live on March 16, 2019. Andreou, Simpson, and Ormond will be the hosts for the awards ceremony on April 9, 2019.

The nominees have been announced for the 2019 Women In Business Award and Judy Heffernan Award, presented by the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough.

Organizing committee members Sofie Andreou, Tracey Ormond, and Amy Simpson shared the list of nominees on Facebook Live on Saturday afternoon (March 16), shortly after nominations closed.

Thirty women have been nominated for the Women In Business Award, which will recognize a woman who demonstrates business leadership that has led to job creation, innovation, and increased business acumen. It will also recognize the recipient’s impact on the community at large, including fundraising, volunteering, and other contributions.

Fourteen women have been nominated for the Judy Heffernan Award, which will recognize a female entrepreneur, mentor, or student who embodies the late Judy Heffernan’s legacy of humbly helping others succeed. Heffernan was a well-respected leader of the local business community who passed away in 2013 at the age of 61 after a brief battle with cancer. She was widely known as a tireless promoter of the entrepreneurial dreams and passions of women both young and old.

A list of all the nominees for both awards is provided below.

The awards will be presented at a dinner on Tuesday, April 9th at the Personal Touch Banquet Hall (1135 Lansdowne St. W.,), formerly known as the Parkway Place Banquet Hall. Andreou and Ormond (who have both also been nominated for the Women in Business Award) will be the evening’s hosts, along with Amy Simpson.

Tickets are now available for the awards dinner, which which will include a keynote speech by Rhonda Barnet, the Chief Operating Officer of Steelworks Design, an engineering and custom automation firm she co-founded with her husband Don Barnet. She is also a past Chair of the National Board of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the first female chair in that organization’s history.

Tickets for the awards dinner are available at a cost of $65 for WBN members or $75 for non-members (tables are also available). For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.net/awards-event/.

 

Women In Business Award nominees (alphabetical by surname)

  • Sofie Andreou (Sofie Andreou & Associates)
  • Karen Auger (BDO Canada)
  • Rhonda Barnet (Steelworks Design)
  • Marlaine Bennett (Bennett’s Home Furnishings)
  • Leslie Bridget (My Left Breast)
  • Tina Bromley (Tiny Greens Plant Café)
  • Monika Carmichael (Trent Valley Honda)
  • Colleen Carruthers (T-R Group)
  • Darlene Cook (Peterborough Housing Corporation)
  • Vanessa Dinesen (Dinesen Financial)
  • Jennifer Garland (The Mane Intent)
  • Shannon Gray (Sugar Me Right!)
  • Vanessa Oake Hogan (Century 21 United Realty Brokerage)
  • Karen Irvine (A Taste of the Kawarthas Magazine)
  • Jenni Johnston (Art School of Peterborough)
  • Teresa Kaszuba (The Morning Show on Global Peterborough/CHEX)
  • Theresa Longo (Theresa Longo Brands.)
  • Jay Lough Hayes (RE/MAX Rough River Realty Ltd.)
  • Ann Marie Maly (Bruce Maly Plumbing and Drain Services)
  • Erin McLean (McLean Berry Farm)
  • Tracey Ormond (That’s a Wrap Catering)
  • Louise Racine (Thirteen Moons)
  • Jennifer Scates (Central Smith Creamery)
  • Leslie Scott (Walton Wood Farm)
  • Catia Skinner (Mega Experience)
  • Martha Sullivan (Sullivan Law Ptbo)
  • Christine Teixeira (Accountability Financial)
  • Shelby Leonard Watt (SOS Save Our Soles)
  • Sheneese Wilkins (Mink Magic Beauty Bar)

Judy Heffernan Award nominees (alphabetical by surname)

  • Kim Appleton
  • Anne Arnold
  • Rhonda Barnet
  • Colleen Carruthers
  • Diana Carter
  • Susan Dunkley
  • Michelle Ferreri
  • Jennifer Garland
  • Theresa Longo
  • Tracey Ormond
  • Grace Reynolds
  • Peggy Shaughnessy
  • Jeannine Taylor
  • Sheneese Wilkins

 

Past Award Recipients

Women In Business Award

  • 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, Kawartha Now
  • 2004 – Helen Hamilton, Costume King
  • 2003 – Gail Courneyea, Angels of Flight

Judy Heffernan Award

  • 2018 – No award*
  • 2017 – No award*
  • 2016 – Louise Racine
  • 2015 – Sofie Andreou

*Both the Women in Business Award (previously known as the Business Woman of the Year Award) and the Judy Heffernan Award (previously known as the Judy Heffernan Memorial Award) were organized by the Peterborough Examiner until 2016. The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough assumed responsibility for both awards in 2019.

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