Peter Perry & Business Achievement Award Winners Unveiled

Howard Humphrey named 66th Peter Perry Award winner at annual Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) event.

WHITBY, Ont., November 10, 2021 – Mayor Don Mitchell announced the 2021 Peter Perry Award recipient, Howard Humphrey, who was honoured posthumously. Humphrey was CEO of MTC, was known for being philanthropist who helped countless charities in the Durham Region.

“Howard was a most generous, kind and humble human being,” said Howard’s wife Stephanie who accepted on his behalf. “Nothing made him happier than when he would touch the hearts of those around him to help in any way, big or small. I honestly think he has the spirit of Peter Perry. If he was here, he would be honoured.”

In addition to awarding this prestigious honour, the WCC had the privilege to celebrate excellence through the Business Achievement Awards. This year, businesses were awarded in seven categories.

The 2021 Business Achievement Award winners are:

Business Achievement Award 1-15 Employees
SmartDeskCRM Inc.

Business Achievement Award 16-49 Employees
CRCS DKI

Business Achievement Award 50+ Employees
Ontario Power Generation

Todd Skinner Entrepreneur of the Year
Peter Bocking – Bocking Grieve Group Ltd.

New Business of the Year
ThryvX

Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year
Community Care Durham

Businessperson of the Year
Kevin Casey – QJS Services Inc.


Established in1928, The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is a not-for-profit organization
that engages the business community to unite, advocate, support and grow economic
prosperity. By creating connections, the WCC fosters a thriving business community through
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:

Joshua Dawson
Marketing and Communications Manager
Whitby Chamber of Commerce
209 Dundas St. E.,
Whitby, ON L1N 7H8
joshua@whitbychamber.org

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