Announcing the 2019 Business Achievement Award finalists

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.

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.