2018 Whitby Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award finalists announced

WHITBY, Ont., September 27, 2018 – Since 1955, Whitby has had the distinct pleasure of honouring outstanding accomplishments in the community. In the Chamber’s 90th year, 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 at the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards hosted by the Whitby Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility.

Businesses and individuals will be awarded in six categories. The 2018 finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Business Achievement Award 1-15 Employees
The Food and Art Café
PGL Environmental Consultants
Predictive Success Corporation

Business Achievement Award 16-49 Employees
Campkin’s RV Centre
Mason Bennett Johncox Professional Corporation
Roughley Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Todd Skinner Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Eric Aston, Electric Design
Fran Steyn, Frantastic Events
Pascal Zois, Blue Phoenix Productions

New Business of the Year
The Food and Art Café
The Grid Entertainment Centre
M & R Cakes and Café

Business Person of the Year
Michael Angemeer, Veridian
Tim Kennedy, The Durham Corporate Centre
Benito Suppa and Keith Charabaruk, Durham Escape Rooms

Not for Profit of the Year
Grandview Children’s Foundation
Feed the Need in Durham
Lakeridge Health Foundation

In addition to the Business Achievement Awards, the WCC honours 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.

The Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala is an unforgettable night for Whitby, steeped in tradition and ceremony. This year’s event caps off the Chamber’s year-long celebrations of its 90th anniversary by transforming this annual signature event into a black and white gala. Helping the Chamber recognize excellence are the event’s many sponsors including Platinum Sponsors: Johnson Insurance, RBC Royal Bank, Snyder Construction, TD Business Banking and Vickery Electric.

To be a part of this memorable evening, visit whitbychamber.org/peterperry.


The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1928 to unite local professionals with the purpose of advocating for their rights, compiling resources and doing business together. By connecting local businesses, the WCC fosters a thriving business community through connection, learning and leadership. Hosting more than 80 events throughout the year, the WCC provides its membership and the business community with the opportunity to celebrate local business, establish solid relationships, develop business leads, or simply unwind after hours.

For more information please contact:

Heather Bulman
Marketing and Communications Manager
Whitby Chamber of Commerce
209 Dundas St. E.,
Whitby, ON 7H8
905-668-4506 ext. 230