PETERBOROUGH: The 2016 Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Bell, were handed out at the awards ceremony at The Trentwinds on October 19th. The 13th annual ceremony was presented by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and is designed to publicly recognize and honour local businesses who have demonstrated a passion for excellence.
In all, 54 businesses and individuals were profiled as “Finalists”, with recipients announced live in each of the 21 categories, including the 4-Under-40 Profiles and the Student Business Leadership Bursaries.
The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce also announced its annual Business Citizen of the Year recipient at the awards ceremony. As the Chamber of Commerce is a Business-to-Business organization, the role that a nominee for the Business Citizen of the Year Award has had in the Business Community is extremely important. The Chamber of Commerce also recognizes the importance of volunteerism within the broader community. The 2016 recipient is Stephen Kylie! Stephen joins a long list of Business Citizens of the Year, who have all made a significant contribution to the community.
The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization. Our main focus is to channel the collective strength of the business community to improve the economy.
2016 Business Excellence Awards Finalists (listed alphabetically)
Entrepreneurial Spirit (sponsored by Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants)
SUPPLY CHAIN (sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough)
SKILLED TRADES (sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada)
TOURISM (sponsored by BMO Financial Group)
HOSPITALITY (sponsored by Peterborough Destination Association)
MICRO BUSINESS – Fewer than 5 employees (sponsored by Darling Insurance & Realty Ltd.)
RETAIL – CHAIN/FRANCHISE (sponsored by RBC Royal Bank)
RETAIL – NON-CHAIN/NON-FRANCHISE (sponsored by The Peterborough Examiner)
NEWCOMER ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Fleming College)
CUSTOMER FIRST (sponsored by TD Bank Group)
4-UNDER-40 PROFILES (sponsored by Peterborough Distribution Inc.)
LOCAL FOCUS (sponsored by Trent University)
INNOVATION/RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (sponsored by Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster)
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OR RENOVATION (sponsored by City of Peterborough)
MARKETING & PROMOTION (BDO Canada LLP)
ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES (sponsored by County of Peterborough)
HEALTH & WELLNESS (sponsored by Peterborough Regional Health Centre)
NOT-FOR-PROFIT (sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough)
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR (sponsored by LLF Lawyers LLP)
STUDENT BUSINESS LEADERSHIP BURSARIES (sponsored by Peterborough Economic Development)
BUSINESS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Nexicom)