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2019 Outstanding Business Achievement, Central Smith

The recipient of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award is Central Smith.

Originating as a farmers’ coop in 1896, this family run operation has steadily worked for 40
years at becoming Canada’s leading food-service ice cream manufacturer. Producing 273 SKUs
they provide ice cream to two of Canada’s largest food distribution networks; all the frozen
stick products for Dairy Queen Canada; and supply the majority of Canada’s chain restaurants,
nursing homes and hospitals. With over 50 employees, the average length of employment is 16
years. Their nominator says, “We truly believe they are quiet heroes of our region.”

Finalists: Beachwood Resort, Cottage Toys, T.G. Quirk Garage

The Sponsor of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award is the County of Peterborough