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; 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