Late entrepreneur Jessica Dalliday honoured as Peterborough Chamber announces Business Excellence Awards finalists

Dalliday one of the recipients of 4-Under-40 Profiles; recipients of Farm Family Of The Year and New Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year also named

Jessica Dalliday, the late owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand in Peterborough, with her husband Michael and daughter Rachel. Jessica passed away in hospital April 2021 following complications that had also taken the life of her newborn daughter five days prior. She is one of the recipients of the Peterborough Chamber's 4-Under-40 Profiles. (Photo: Dalliday family)
Jessica Dalliday, the late owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand in Peterborough, with her husband Michael and daughter Rachel. Jessica passed away in hospital April 2021 following complications that had also taken the life of her newborn daughter five days prior. She is one of the recipients of the Peterborough Chamber's 4-Under-40 Profiles. (Photo: Dalliday family)

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists of the 18th annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards, as well as the recipients of some advance awards — including one honouring Peterborough entrepreneur Jessica Dalliday, who died tragically this past April.

The Business Excellence Awards publicly recognize and honour local businesses and business people that have demonstrated a passion for excellence. The recipients of all the awards (the finalists are listed below) will be announced during an online awards ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th, with more details to come.

“This year we encouraged the community to rally behind local business and recognize their hard work, creativity, and resilience,” says Stuart Harrison, the Chamber’s president and CEO, in a media release on Wednesday (August 18). “We were overwhelmed by the response, receiving a record number of nominations.”

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In advance of the awards ceremony, the Peterborough Chamber has announced the recipients of four awards and prizes

These include the 4-Under-40 Profiles, which recognize business and community leadership in people under the age of 40, named in the memory of the late Kathy Windrem (former chair of the chamber’s board and 2009 Business Woman of the Year).

This year’s recipients are Faith Dickinson, Joon Kim, and Lyle Saunders, along with a posthumous award for Jessica Dalliday — the late owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand who unexpectedly passed away in hospital on April 6 following complications that took the life of her newborn daughter five days before.

Two other announced award recipients are the Traynor Family of Traynor Farms as the Peterborough County Farm Family Of The Year, and Rosie Salcido-Schmidt of Agave Designs and Faces by 2 as the New Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year.

The recipients of the Business Student Leadership Prizes are Sarah Moore of Fleming College and Mohamad Ellabban of Trent University.

All the finalists of the 2021 Business Excellence Awards are listed below alphabetically.

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Skilled Trades (sponsored by Charlotte Products Ltd.)

  • Cardinal Plumbing & Electric
  • Goodwin Creations
  • Kawartha Lakes Construction

Tourism (sponsored by OLG)

  • The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Escape Maze Incorporated
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Hospitality (sponsored by Kawartha Credit Union)

  • Black Honey desserts coffee catering
  • Haven Brewing Company
  • Jesse’s Tap & Grill

Micro Business – Fewer than 5 employees (sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough)

  • Accountability Financial
  • CMD Technology Solutions Corp
  • Jason McIntosh Auctions

Retail (sponsored by RBC Royal Bank)

  • Avant-Garden Shop
  • Watson & Lou
  • Wild Rock

Professional Services (sponsored by Swish Maintenance Limited)

  • Century 21 United Realty Inc.
  • Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory
  • Pinchin Ltd.

Customer First (sponsored by TD Bank Group)

  • Antoinette Bridal Boutique
  • Griffin’s Greenhouses
  • Morello’s Your Independent Grocer

Local Focus (sponsored by Trent University)

  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum
  • Living Local
  • RMS Events – LIVE! at the Barn

Innovation/Research & Development (sponsored by Cleantech Commons & Innovation Cluster)

  • Noblegen
  • OptiSolve Ltd.
  • PKA SoftTouch Corp.

Commercial Development Or Renovation (sponsored by City of Peterborough)

  • Cambium
  • Central Smith
  • The Little Building Company

Entrepreneurial Spirit (sponsored by Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory)

  • acorn30
  • Emily Mae’s Cookies
  • Social Kat Media

Marketing &; Promotion (sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner)

  • acorn30
  • Central Smith
  • Peterborough Public Health

Green Initiatives (sponsored by County of Peterborough)

  • Green Street
  • Lockside Trading Company
  • Trent University – Forensic Crime Scene Facility

Health & Wellness (sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre)

  • Canadian Family Health Counselling
  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Peterborough Public Health

Not-For-Profit (sponsored by D.M. Wills Associates Ltd.)

  • New Canadians Centre
  • Peterborough Humane Society
  • YMCA of Central East Ontario

Employer Of The Year (sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP)

  • Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory
  • Pinchin Ltd.
  • Trent University

Businesswoman Of The Year – Entrepreneur (sponsored by Women’s Business Network of Peterborough)

  • Brenda Ibey – Avant-Garden Shop
  • Carlye Mongraw – Shaw Computer Systems Inc.
  • Christine Teixeira – Accountability Financial

Businesswoman Of The Year – Organization (sponsored by Women’s Business Network of Peterborough)

  • Julia Anderson – Canadian Partnership for Women & Children’s Health
  • Joëlle Favreau – YWCA Peterborough Haliburton / Nourish Project
  • Gail Moorhouse – Community Futures Peterborough

Business Citizen Of The Year (sponsored by Nexicom)

  • Recipient to be announced at the awards ceremony on October 20, 2021.