Downtown Business Owner – Richard Prouse named 2019 Brampton Business Person of the Year


Brampton, ON – January 25, 2019 – The Brampton Board of Trade is delighted to announce that Richard Prouse of Prouse, Dash & Crouch, LLP has been awarded the honour of 2019 Brampton Business Person of the Year.

The Business Person of the Year is awarded to an individual that has demonstrated leadership and excellence in Brampton, contributing to the city both through their business and personal endeavours. With more than 30 years of community involvement as a mentor, donor, volunteer and employer, Prouse has spent his entire career building and supporting various initiatives throughout Brampton.

Born and raised in Brampton, he took on his father’s mantle by joining PDC over 30 years ago. Prouse focuses on business, real estate, wills and estate law serving his clients by offering strategic, yet practical methods to resolve issues.

Mr. Prouse can be described as someone who lives and breathes Brampton. Through his work as the chair of the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation for over 10 years, Prouse dedicated time and resources to promote downtown Brampton by attracting new business and helping retain the existing base. Mr. Prouse’s motivation is making this city a viable place to live and work, and leaving our children with a proud legacy of their upbringing”.

Currently, he is a member of the Peel Memorial Capital Campaign Cabinet, continuing his legacy as a donor. Inspired by the Orlando Match, his firm recently made a significant pledge to help build and equip the new Peel Memorial hospital.

“We were most impressed with the recommendations received by those who Richard has encouraged over the years. In his quiet, but impactful way, through his mentoring of young lawyers, support of house league sports, downtown development, or local health care, Richard is one of our community’s biggest boosters”, said Todd Letts, CEO, Brampton Board of Trade.

In addition to receiving the Philanthropy Living Legacy Award from the Brampton Caledon Community Foundation in 2016, he was also presented with a Philanthropic Leadership award from the Osler Foundation for his long-term support of health care in Brampton.

Prouse holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Laurentian University, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Law from McGill University. He has volunteered for over 10 local organizations applying his skills to improve structure and bringing value to achieve objectives. Some of his experience includes: Past Chairman of the Brampton Downtown Business Association, Past Chairman of the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation, Past President of the Children’s Aid Society for the Region of Peel, Past President of La Petite Ecole Francaise Co-Operative De Brampton Inc., and Past Adjudicator for Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal, to name a few.

“It goes without saying I was shocked to hear that my name had been put forward and will now be considered as part of the BBOT Business Person of the Year family, with so many talented and successful persons previously selected” said Prouse.

Prouse will receive the 2019 Business Person of The Year award at the Brampton Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards Gala on May 9, 2019 at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton.


Contact Todd Letts, CEO

Brampton Board of Trade

(905) 451-1122 January 28, 2019

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Scents + Sounds +Taste = Community

On Thursday, Feb 14th, from 7:30pm until 10:00pm, The Scented L’air is having a special evening. You are invited to meet the master perfumer Tracy Pepe as she guides you through a range of aromatic experiences that complement the lovely sounds of The Northern Lights Quartet, all leading members of Brampton’s Rose Orchestra. Enjoy loving food from the team at Queen Gypsy. A community event supported by Lisa Iturriga REMAX and Julie Soragnese Mortgage Agent.

For over twenty years Tracy Pepe the master perfumer at Nose Knows Design has been scenting spaces and celebrating the positive use of scent. Tracy Pepe has built dozens of experiential design collaborations with architects and interior designers that are based on sensorial expansion – adding the intertwinement of scent strategy and colour
to create newly deepened ways of visitor sensation.

Tracy’s new scent studio The Scented L’air, located in Downtown Brampton, offers a unique opportunity to individuals who want to learn and explore scents.

The members of the Northern Lights Quartet from Brampton, Canada, are professional educators and musicians from the orchestral stage who now unite in the intimate setting of a string quartet. Their repertoire showcases Canadian composers and highlights musical influences that reflect the many faces of this large and culturally diverse country.

Queen Gypsy – Intimate eatery with boho-chic decor & a full bar, serving homestyle Eastern European dishes. Located – 10 Main St S, Brampton, ON L6W 2C3
Lisa Iturriga has a confident and knowledgeable approach to her business which is coupled by her happy and fearless personality. From the CMA to staging and marketing the home and negotiating the best price possible – Lisa’s professionalism shines through.

Julie Soragnese uses her analytical mind to tailor the personal financial mortgage needs of her clients. Her relationship based approach and her dedication to her
people has helped soar her career.

To get your free tickets RSVP: chocolate-tickets-53477860721

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