The Peterborough Business Social Club is a network of key individuals which carries its members forward in their social and professional pursuits. Business owners and key employees of local businesses mingle at our events and together represent an unmatched wealth of knowledge and resources.

Our 2019-2020 season will include a variety of events aimed to provide a relaxed and social environment to facilitate the development of relationships amongst our members. Please see the events page for more details on upcoming events. The club is now offering flexible membership options for the 2019-2020 season, so please contact a board member if you would like to learn more about our club.




Why Business Social Club?

The Peterborough Business Social Club offers a unique networking opportunity for business professionals in and around the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes region. A mix of both professional and social functions, the Club strives to offer its Members a number of formal, business casual and sport-related networking events each year, between the months of September and early June.

Our Club welcomes both male and female participants, and is made up of business owners, sales persons and managers from an exceptionally wide variety of industries. For more information on our current membership, please see our “Membership Directory”.

Benefits of Membership

Each Club event is carefully planned to provide attendees with an opportunity to promote their businesses; whether formally as a featured sponsor or guest speaker, or more casually during meeting dinners or social hours.

While The Peterborough Business Social Club encourages our Members to bring guests to experience some of our functions, membership does have its exclusive privileges.

As a Member of the Club, you will also be given opportunities to purchase discounted tickets to our Featured Speaker Night and to ‘take the mic’ at our Members’ Night and tell the Club more about your personal and professional successes. For more information on this year’s events, please see the Events.

Membership Options

General membership includes attendance and dinner at all events. Some events (such as golf and curling) require an extra fee for participation. Honorary Membership are available for members with 25 consecutive years of membership.

Please contact any Board Member with questions regarding application, fees, or to determine what membership package makes most sense for you and your organization.


Peterborough Business Social Club is proud to support local charities and has a long history of calling upon members to help these worthy causes.

President's Message

Dear fellow PBSC members,

Hey, remember us? We are that Club that used to get together in person on a monthly basis to socialize with adult beverages and enjoy amazing events. Well guess what? WE ARE BACK!!!

Who are we? The Peterborough Business Social Club (PBSC) or more accurately the Peterborough BS Club. We are a Club steeped in 75years of rich history, you may even have some memorabilia that says Peterborough Sales and Ad. We enjoyed classic activities like golf and broken-down golf carts. How about our notorious Christmas Gala with trips to faraway places? Whether we were throwing rocks, or axes, or even just throwing one back, our events were thoroughly enjoyed and celebrated. We had members at the mic, Speakers night and political debates. We had tasting events, Yuk Yuk's comedians and even magicians! While it may seem like so long ago, these fun and exciting times are just within our grasp.

Are you concerned that you have forgotten how to socialize in a public setting? Are you afraid you will have forgotten to put pants on to attend a meeting? Can you talk to someone without it being through a Zoom call? If you suffer from any of these then PBSC is the Club for you! Our Club is one of inclusivity and a simple smile and wave from a familiar face will put you right at ease. Club members are the best at making everyone feel welcome. Come join us, re-learn how interact in a social setting and meet great people. Give yourself the opportunity to join a positive networking environment. Expand your brand and increase your network in one of the most relaxed settings available. If you want fun, interactive and creative events, then we are the Business Social Club for you. More so now more than ever we crave social interaction and I am proud to say that we will offer the ability to socialize in whatever form that may look like!

For this upcoming year we are going to do everything that we can to ensure that we offer events and opportunities that align with the Provincial stages of re-opening. Our gatherings and events will ensure that safety measures and protocols are in place. Gala has been booked for Saturday November 20th at McDonnel St Activity Centre, so be sure to mark that one on your calendars. Our first event of the season is golf which is coming up quickly in September. More details to follow.

We recognize that our Club experience will be different from years past, therefore we are offering a new pricing schedule for members for this year. We have 2 options for membership; General Membership $250.00 + HST or Honorary Membership $200.00 + HST.

I am extremely happy to announce that our board is intact from last year with Barry Kilborn of Home Shield Permanent Metal Roofing Ltd. serving as our Past President. Jeff Lingard of Inclusive Advisory continues to serve the board as our Treasurer again this year. Matt Stimpson of We Design is our Vice President while Sean Handa of Century 21 Real Estate and Mike Baxter of CIBC Commercial Bank continue to serve the board and offer knowledge and insight that is much appreciated. As for your President, I am a Mortgage Specialist with TD Canada Trust and I am truly honored to be serving you and this Club while navigating through more unconventional times. Should you like to join the board and learn more about the Club and the way it operates we would welcome anyone with open arms.

Don't hesitate, get registered and come out and enjoy this amazing club and the exciting year ahead as the Province re-opens. Please refer to our website for payment options, upcoming calendar of events and regular news bulletins. Please also follow and engage with us on our Socials. We welcome all past and present members and of course anyone in the Greater Peterborough business community to join our club, meet likeminded individuals and celebrate the camaraderie and relationships that have been so significant to our club’s history.

Sincerely yours,

Steve James
Peterborough Business Social Club

Featured Members

Carl Brown

Carl Brown

Dean Gemmiti

Dean Gemmiti

Jim Baird

Jim Baird


Jim Baird

Jim Baird
A graduate of the New England School of Law, Jim’s practice focuses primarily on providing advice to many local government authorities on topics involving municipal law, governance and legislative initiatives.

Jim offers a considerable advantage to our clients through his knowledge on a variety of topics such as land use planning, wills & estates, and residential real estate.
332 Aylmer St N
Peterborough ON K9H 3V6
Tel: 705-742-1674
Email: jbaird@llf.ca
Web: www.llf.ca/
Mark Porter

Mark Porter


Mark Porter

Mark Porter
Providing advice to small businesses and many of the largest employers in the Central Ontario region, Mark and his team are specialists in the Employee Benefit & Group Retirement Services field.
254 Brock Street
Peterborough ON
Tel: 705-874-5155
Email: markporter@protectorsgroupbenefits.ca
Web: http://www.protectorsgroupbenefits.ca/
Ross Pryde

Ross Pryde


Ross Pryde

Ross Pryde
Ross is a graduate of the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Fox Law, Ross practiced business, real estate, estate planning and administration law at a firm in Port Perry.

Prior to his legal studies, Ross graduated from the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Ivey Business School at Western University.  After completing his degree, Ross worked in Toronto for a few different professional sports franchises in various roles, including working for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ross enjoys participating in a variety of sports during his downtime, including volleyball, curling and golf.
140 King St. Suite 303
Peterborough ON K9J 7Z8
Tel: 705-743-2300
Email: ross@fox-law.ca
Web: http://www.fox-law.ca/


General Membership

$250.00 + HST / Year
Includes admission for the member to attend all meetings of the club.*

Honorary Membership

$200.00 + HST / Year
This is for members with 25 consecutive years of membership.
Includes admission for the member to attend all meetings of the club.*


Peterborough Business Social Club

P.O. Box 114,
Peterborough ON K9J 6Y5
HST Registration No: 83487 2483 RT0001

Steve James

Matt Stimpson
Vice President

Jeff Lingard
Treasurer & Past President

Barry Kilborn
Past President

Sean Handa

Mike Baxter