2019 Whitby Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award finalists announced

WHITBY, Ont., September 20, 2019 – Step right up! The Chamber is once again celebrating business excellence at the spectacular Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala on Thursday, November 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility.

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.

Businesses and individuals will be awarded in six categories. The 2019 finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Business Achievement Award 1-15 Employees
Durham Escape Rooms
The Food and Art Café
Ki Health & Wellness

Business Achievement Award 16-49 Employees
Arnts The Landscape Supplier Inc.
Complete Packaging Systems Inc.
QJS Specialty Cleaning Inc.

Todd Skinner Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Joel Davies
Rebecca Munn
Andrew Neary

New Business of the Year
Brock St. Espresso
Durham Recruiting
Element Mortgage Group

Business Person of the Year
Roland Goreski
Trish Paterson
Ray Richardson

Not for Profit of the Year
Catholic Family Services of Durham Region
Feed the Need in Durham
Girls Inc. of Durham

In addition to the Business Achievement Awards, the WCC honours Whitby’s outstanding contributors through the prestigious Peter Perry Award. An astute businessman dedicated to his community, town founder Peter Perry embodies the spirit of giving that the award was designed to commemorate.

“To be considered in the company of the great citizens who have previously won this award is truly humbling,” said 2018 Peter Perry Award winner, Doug Allingham. “Whitby is a great place to live and work as a result of the continued hard work of many people; volunteerism is what makes this community standout and it is the efforts of many that improve the quality of life for all residents.”

Guests of this event will enjoy an evening steeped in tradition beginning with a networking reception featuring an open bar and live entertainment as well as a three-course plated dinner and awards show.

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 L1N 7H8
905-668-4506 ext. 230