In the years since the first Peter Perry Award was presented in 1955, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) has proudly recognized outstanding community achievement. This tradition continues through the Business Achievement Awards program, which publicly recognizes local businesses that demonstrate excellence, a commitment to their community and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The winners in each of the program’s six categories will be announced at the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala on Thursday, November 16.
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 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Andrew Valyear, Skyview Electronics Inc.
Denise Laframboise and Nicolee Evans, TheRedPin Mortgage Brokerage – The Mortgage Architects 12770
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
The Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala is an unforgettable night for Whitby, steeped in tradition and ceremony. In addition to the Business Achievement Awards, the WCC honours the lifetime community achievements of Whitby’s outstanding contributors through the prestigious Peter Perry Award. A shrewd businessman dedicated to his community, town founder Peter Perry embodies the spirit of giving that the award was designed to commemorate.