The worldwide pandemic isn’t stopping members of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce from celebrating the successes of the community’s local businesses.

Due to ongoing restrictions, this year’s 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards will be held virtually on October 17, and awards will be presented by video through social media channels.

“With everything that has happened throughout 2020, we at the Dryden Chamber thought this year, more than ever, it was important for the Dryden business community to recognize and honour our many innovative and exceptional businesses, managers, employees and volunteers," wrote chamber staff, in a prepared statement.

The chamber is now seeking nominations from the public in 13 award categories, by completing the chamber’s online nomination form by midnight of September 8. Voting will then open online, and nominees will be announced on October 17.

2020's award categories and last year’s winners were:

Non-profit / Charitable – DREAM Committee
New Business Excellence – Hunter’s Ridge Sauce Co.
Community Spirit – Mardi Plomp
Fresh New Image – Hunter’s Ridge Sauce Co.
Service to Healthcare – Jodie Dale of the Dryden Regional Health Centre’s Telehealth department.
Tourism Excellence – Davis’ Bonny Bay Camp Business
Celebrating Youth – Dryden Public Library
Customer Service Excellence, Service – David Durance of Kano Reid
Customer Service Excellence, Retail – Gail Arnold of Timbermax
Young Business Leader – Sheila Wilson of Wilson’s Business Solutions
Rising Star – Huber’s Bavarian Meats
Manager of the Year – Michelle Williams of Dingwall Ford Ltd.
Business of the Year – Gould’s Brand Source

The Dryden District Chamber of Commerce works to promote civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural progress in Dryden and surrounding district. Its served and worked towards legislation and efficient administration at the community and government levels since 1931.

For more information:
Gould’s wins Business of the Year award
Dryden Chamber business award nominees announced!