Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year

Business Excellence Awards | Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce


Profiling the achievements of an immigrant entrepreneur who shows excellence in business leadership, demonstrates positive customer service and reliability, and has some involvement in the broader community. We look for compelling stories that embody the entrepreneurial spirit.


The Nominee must:

• Be a resident of Peterborough (City or County); and 
• Have been born outside of Canada.

Previous recipients are not eligible.

Previous Recipients:
2023: Imad Mahfouz & Hashem Yakan (Levantine Grill)
2022: Faheem Mohammadzada (Brothers Pizza)
2021: Rosie Salcido-Schmidt (Faces by 2, Avocado Designs)
2020: Gill & Nick Exton of Canoe and Paddle, Stuff, and Stuff'd Bakery & Ice Cream
2019: Mohammad Alftih & Randa Kharboutly [(OMG) Oasis Mediterranean Grill]
2018: Martin Carbajal of La Mesita Restaurante
2017: Andressa Lacerda
2016: Nigina Azimova & Khaja Humayon Sidiqi of Ariyana Middle Eastern Food