Since 1955, Whitby has had the distinct pleasure of honouring outstanding accomplishments in the community. This tradition continues with publicly recognizing local businesses that have demonstrated a passion for excellence, a commitment to their community and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is pleased to present the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards. The next awards will be presented at a prestigious gala dinner and awards ceremony hosted at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
The 2017 finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Business Achievement Award (1-15 Employees)
Brock St. Brewing Co.
MacAskill Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Two Men and a Truck
Business Achievement Award (16-49 Employees)
Collins Barrow Durham
Deighton Associates Ltd.
Business Achievement Award (50+ Employees)
Boys and Girls Club of Durham
Royal Ashburn Golf Club
Todd Skinner Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals Award
Andrew Valyear, Skyview Electronics Inc.
Denise Laframboise and Nicolee Evans, The Red Pin Mortgage Brokerage
Shawn Walsh, Step by Step Pro DJ
Business Person of the Year Award
Connie Heron, Connie’s Brooklin Village Shoppe Ltd.
John Draper, Together We Rock! Inc.
Karey Anne Large, Kake Kreations
New Business of the Year Award
Cupcake Junkie Bakery & Café
Durham Escape Rooms
In addition, the WCC is proud to honour Whitby’s outstanding citizens by recognizing their lifetime achievements and commitment to the community through the annual Peter Perry Award. Peter Perry was a founder of the Town of Whitby; a shrewd businessman and truly dedicated to his community. He served as an elected representative to the Parliament of Upper Canada, as Whitby’s Township representative to the Home District Council, and was instrumental in the formation of Ontario County with Whitby as the County Town.
It is this spirit, enthusiasm and dedication to the community that the WCC is proud to recognize today. Many people in our community give countless hours to make the Town of Whitby a better place. The Peter Perry Award is an extension of that commitment to giving back to our town and honours one outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the community.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available!