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The Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Excellence Awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership and prosperity within the community. It is our goal that many noteworthy and accomplished companies will be recognized and honoured with these prestigious awards.

Benefits of Participation

* For more information on the benefits of participation, see our Testimonials page.

As a Nominator

Submitting a nomination is a great way to recognize your favourite local business. With our simple Express Nomination process, you only need to provide the name of your favourite business or organization, their email, and a short reason for the nomination! We will pass your submission along to the nominee, so that they can share and celebrate the acknowledgement with their team. They will then have the opportunity to complete the nomination form and potentially be recognized as a finalist!

As a Nominee or Self-Nominee

No one knows your business better than you, and this is your opportunity to share your success story and shine a spotlight on your business. Submitting a self-nomination or completing a nomination submitted by a third party is a great way to celebrate the achievements of your business and your team. Your company could be recognized as one of three finalists in your category, and be profiled in our multi-media promotional campaign! To get started, please create an account.

As a Finalist

If selected as a finalist, your company will gain recognition as a top achiever and will join leading companies in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, as an outstanding member of this community. You will also enjoy:

• A special profile in the Peterborough Examiner
• A video profile presented at the Awards Ceremony
• Social media promotion
• A commemorative plaque to display and "Excellence Finalist" logo to post on your website, promotional materials, etc.
• Recognition at the annual Business Excellence Awards Ceremony, attended by 500 of Peterborough and the Kawarthas' business leaders

Announcement of Finalists

Three finalists will be selected for each category*. These finalists will be announced in the Peterborough Examiner in August. Only the 3 finalists chosen for each category will be notified by the Chamber prior to this date.

*Exceptions: The following categories do not have finalists, only recipients: Business Citizen of the Year, Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year, Businesswomen of the Year, Business Student Leadership Prizes, and 4-Under-40 Profiles. For all except the Business Citizen, recipients in these categories will be announced in the Peterborough Examiner in August. The Business Citizen will be announced with the category recipients in the fall.

Awards Presentation

Peterborough + Kawarthas Business Excellence Award recipients in each category will be announced live on the big stage at our annual event on October 29th! Stay tuned for more details.

More Information

More information is also available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.