We Bring the Party

Business Start-Up presented by CN

We Bring the Party (WBTP) is an Event Planning/Entertainment service based in Sudbury, ON, that aims to provide only the best theatrical performances at your events “Making Dreams Come True”. Our highly trained performers bring the magic right to your doorstep and leave our customers in admiration after every performance.


Bianco’s Supercenter

Service Excellence presented by Technica Mining

Our team is the best in the industry, and their dedicated service and fantastic knowledge of the technology industry is the main reason for coming back to us. Because of the partnerships that we have developed with all our suppliers, they continually send their sales representatives and training and marketing people to our store on a regular basis to train our staff in the latest and newest technology. Therefore, over the years with so many hundreds of hours spent on education, we know that now and in the future with all the rapid changes in our industry our staff are the best anywhere in explaining everything so that it can best fit the customer needs.


Nickel City Cheese Inc

Small Enterprise presented by Regional Business Centre

Our small enterprise, Nickel City Cheese, is a family-run business operating in Chelmsford, Ontario. Nicole Paquin, sole proprietor, dreamt of opening a cheese factory in the Greater Sudbury area for years. Don’t forget when you support this local business, you’re also supporting 14 local farmers around the Greater Sudbury area.


Sessions Ride Company

Entrepreneur of the Year presented by RBC

Founded in 2016, Sessions was built with the idea of building a community of like-minded athletes and sport enthusiasts, and servicing that community. Sessions focuses primarily on Bicycle and Cross-Country Ski sales and service, bringing in some of the best and most unique brands from around the world to Sudbury.


The Social Soulpreneur

Young Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Greater Sudbury Plumbing & HVAC

The Social Soulpreneur is a full-service marketing and social media management agency founded in 2019 in Sudbury, Ontario. TSS offers businesses and professionals comprehensive brand building, marketing strategies, and organic social media management to connect businesses with their audiences to communicate their message in an authentic and engaging way.


Unmanned Aerial Services Inc

Innovation presented by Cambrian College 

Unmanned Aerial Services Inc. is an Inspection Service Provider for indoor industrial spaces and underground mine locations. Our objective is to push the limits of accessing the inaccessible using drone, terrestrial and other robotic applications that deliver greater detail than traditional methods, while adding a significant safety factor by removing risk to humans from dangerous situations.


Lecoupe Ice

Best Place to Work presented by Collège Boréal

Established in 1945, Lecoupe Ice started out as a small family-owned business. The company is now the leading manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in Northern Ontario. We pride ourselves in promoting a healthy work life balance and treating every employee like family. They are why Lecoupe Ice is what it is today.


Maestro Digital Mine

Company of the Year presented by Spectrum Group

Maestro Digital Mine manufactures Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) measurement and control instrumentation for the optimization of underground mine ventilation and underground digital networks for the last mile of communication. Our products are made exclusively for the underground mine automation, IT and ventilation sectors that lowers GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and provides energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards.



Not for Profit / Charity Excellence presented by TD

Compass offers free mental health and developmental services to more than 2000 children, youth and families every year in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. We are proud to play a part in positive life changing outcomes that contribute to young people achieving their full potential.


David Petryna, President, Petryna Group

Executive of the Year presented by the City of Greater Sudbury / Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

I didn’t always know that I’d be an entrepreneur, but I always knew that I would be working for myself and that I would be based out of Sudbury. I started my first company, Petryna Advertising, almost 40 years ago and now along with Sandra, my wife and business partner, we own a group of companies which includes Petryna Advertising, Sign City, Outdoor Exposure, Mac Media and At the Water. We are very proud to be a part of this community, and we have made it a mandate in all our companies to give back and do whatever we can to make Sudbury a great place to live, work and play.

We have instilled in all of our employees a client-focused business model. We have strong partnerships with our clients, some who have been with us since the very beginning. These partnerships are based on trust, and we treat each client’s business like our own. We do not recommend anything we wouldn’t do in our own companies. I really think the reason why we have been able to grow for so long is because of these strong client relationships. You will never hear us say we don’t do that, if our clients need something we just figure out how to get it done, which has also led to strong partnerships with other businesses in the community.

No business is successful because of one person, and I am lucky to work with individuals who are not only incredibly talented, but who share our vision and values.

Dave Petryna
President/Petryna Group