Peterborough chamber announces business award finalists and businesswomen of the year recipients

In-person awards ceremony will take place on October 19 at Showplace Performance Centre

For the first time since the pandemic began, an in-person awards ceremony will be held for the 2022 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony will return to Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, October 19. (Photo: Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce)
For the first time since the pandemic began, an in-person awards ceremony will be held for the 2022 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony will return to Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, October 19. (Photo: Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce)

The Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards and the recipients of the Businesswoman of the Year awards, with an in-person awards ceremony to be held this fall for the first time since the pandemic began.

Once again, the chamber is partnering with the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough to present the Businesswomen of the Year Awards and with the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture to recognize the Peterborough County Farm Family of the Year.

The 2022 awards event will take place in person on the evening of Wednesday, October 19th at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough, with a pre-show party at The Venue. Tickets for the in-person event, which will also be livestreamed for free on YouTube, are available for $50 (plus HST) until September 19, and $60 (plus HST) thereafter. Tickets are available at pkexcellence.ca/tickets.

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Awards will be presented in move than 20 categories, including the prestigious Business Citizen of the Year award.

Along with the finalists for the Peterborough Business Excellence Awards, the recipients of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough Businesswomen of the Year Awards have been announced: Brenda Ibey of Avant-Garden Shop for entrepreneur and Alicia Dafoe of Village Dental Centre for organization.

The chamber also announced the recipients of its annual 4-Under-40 Profiles (Dr. Nicole Edgar of the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine, Michael Gallant of Lett Architects Inc., Chad Hogan of Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, and Caitlin Smith of ReCreate Space), the recipient of this year’s New Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Faheem and Fardos Mohammadzada, owners of Brothers Pizza), and the recipients of the Business Student Leadership Prizes (Jehan Mahboob of Trent University and Aiden Rice of Fleming College).

Here is the complete list of award finalists, in alphabetical order, and the already announced awards:

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Business Citizen of the Year

  • To be announced at the awards ceremony

 

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • At the Lake Distributing
  • Organized by Design
  • Suzi Home Maker

 

Skilled Trades

  • CS Remodeling and Renovations
  • New Beginnings Contracting Services
  • Studio of Hair Design

 

Tourism

  • Hutchison House Museum
  • Kidz Playland
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum

 

Retail

  • Central Smith
  • Dan Joyce Clothing
  • Millbrook Mercantile

 

Marketing & Promotion

  • Peterborough Humane Society (Our Pet Project)
  • Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association (PKHBA Social Media Revamp)
  • Phillip Jolicoeur The Marketing Guy (Havelock Chamber of Commerce – Member Spotlight)
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Customer First

  • Bennett’s Furniture and Mattresses
  • Kawartha Country Wines
  • Ricart Branded Apparel & Promo

 

Local Focus

  • Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
  • Living Local Marketplace
  • New Beginnings Contracting Services

 

Commercial Development or Renovation

  • CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc. Brokerage (Peterborough Office)
  • Lakeshore Designs (Boathouse Boutique and Bikini Beans Cafe)
  • TVM Group Integrated Real Estate Company (365 Armour Rd)

 

Professional Services

  • D.M. Wills Associates Limited
  • Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory
  • Hybrid Health and Rehabilitation

 

Green Initiatives

  • B!KE The Peterborough Community Bike Shop
  • Nutty Bean Cafe
  • Suzi Home Maker

 

Health & Wellness

  • Hybrid Health and Rehabilitation
  • The Mane Intent
  • Pulse Physio & Performance

 

Not-for-Profit

  • Community Care Peterborough
  • Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation
  • Peterborough Humane Society

 

Employer of the Year

  • Friendly Fires
  • Gauvreau Accounting Tax Law Advisory
  • Savage Arms

 

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Entrepreneur: Brenda Ibey (Avant-Garden Shop)
  • Organization: Alicia Dafoe (Village Dental Centre)

 

Micro Business – Less than 5 employees

  • Dan Joyce Clothing
  • Flossophy Ptbo
  • The Mane Intent
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Hospitality

  • Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
  • Publican House Brewery & Pub
  • Starbucks at Trent

 

Peterborough County Farm Family of the Year

  • To be announced

 

Business Student Leadership Prizes

  • Jehan Mahboob (Trent University)
  • Aiden Rice (Fleming College)

 

New Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Faheem and Fardos Mohammadzada (Brothers Pizza)

 

4-under-40 Profiles in memory of Kathy Windrem

  • Dr. Nicole Edgar (Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Michael Gallant (Lett Architects Inc.)
  • Chad Hogan (Market Hall Performing Arts Centre)
  • Caitlin Smith (ReCreate Space)