Voting has opened on the Dryden and District Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards. This year’s final nominees will be announced on October 17.

The awards recognize individuals and businesses for going the extra mile and for providing excellent service to the community. Members of the public nominate businesses and staff for the final award, which will be decided by voting members of the chamber of commerce.

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.

2020’s award categories and nominations include:

- Non-Profit / Charitable
DREAM Committee
Ladies Night Out PJ Party - Care Bags for Cancer

- New Business Excellence
Boreal Signs
CRG Kinesiology
Sunset Drive-in Theatre

- Community Spirit
Dr. Adam Moir
Carly Brown
Lloyd Napish,

- Fresh New Image
Pizza Hut Dryden

- Rising Star
Crooked Arrow Catering
The Coven Tattoo Parlour

- Service to Healthcare
Kris Skramrud Personal Training
Jena McCafferty – Awakened Roots
Christina Medwid – Northwestern Health Unit
Candace Glowa – CRG Kinesiology

- Business Celebrating Youth
Dryden Minor Hockey Association
The Dryden Ski Hill

- Young Business Leader
Nikki Whiteley – Crooked Arrow Catering
Ami Klatt – The Coven Tattoo Parlour
Carly Brown – Lokah Sangha Yoga
Riley McDonald – RMC Graphix

- Customer Service Excellence – Service
Best Western Plus and B&B’s Staff and Management
Lauren Allan – L.A. Medical Aesthetics
David Durance – Kano Reid
Cassandra Ryan – Alterna Savings & Credit Union
Ami Klatt – The Coven Tattoo Parlour
Darren Meems – SunTrac Contracting & Rentals
Riley McDonald – RMC Graphix

- Customer Service Excellence – Retail
Holly Holmes – Casually Hip
Chantasy Thibault – Shopper’s Drug Mart
Johanna Minnder – Sew Many Things
Janessa Froome – Blackwood Barbershop / The Noodle
Subway Dryden
Marc McNay – The Palace
Gail Wetelainen – Safeway / Starbucks
Riley McDonald – RMC Graphix

- Tourism Excellence
Clark’s Resort & Outpost
The Real Deal

- Manager of the Year
Mike Readman – Best Western Plus and B&B Roadhouse

- Business of the Year
Best Western Plus Dryden

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:
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