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City of Dawson Creek business of the year award nominees announced

Many nominees. Diverse.
City of Dawson Creek

A handful of diverse and wide selection of names are up for the City of Dawson Creek's business of the year awards.

•    Dawson Creek Medical Clinic

I would like to nominate the Dawson Creek Medical Clinic because of all their hard work and dedication during the pandemic. They have continued to keep patient care number one priority during these times. Always showing compassion and caring towards patients during such a difficult time. The doctors and staff deserve a big pat on the back!

•     Coffee + Kitchen No. 9

Upstanding business, that has managed to thrive during such chaotic times, and still manages to promote and support other local businesses and individuals, all while doing their part to help out the community as much as they can. Plus the great food and atmosphere is so warm and comfortable, it deserves to be recognized.

•     George Dawson Liquor Store

The George Dawson Liquor Store should get business of the year because all of the staff are so welcoming from the moment you step into the building. Not only do they help you if you need help finding something, but they form a bond with every customer that steps into their store, and I think that is super unique. Another reason they should win this award is because they are unlike any other liquor store in Dawson Creek. They are the only store that the prices include taxes & deposits. So when it says $10, that's why you end up paying. This definitely stands out this business among others.

•     Mountainview Safety

A huge employer in our area, with many long term staff. They've built to be I believe the largest EMT company in Canada, born and raised in DC and area. This is their home and where they choose to invest. They give. Volunteer. And keep their family and work-family strong and intact. Dependable and we are lucky to have them a part of our community.

•     Beans and Barley Cafe

I want to nominate Beans and Barley coffee shop. They are a new business and offer a friendly, safe environment with great staff. They have local baking and a unique menu/drink offering. Its a very friendly atmosphere that is family like. Patrons see regular customers and are greeted by name. The staff are respectful and cater to your every whim. The owners are a young couple with 4 kids. The co-owner (Troy) works at multiple businesses and is very friendly! His wife is a Mom and Nurse at the hospital. The coffee is excellent and purchased by a local coffee grinder /supplier. Their coffee shop has art, indoor golf, puzzles and is a fun place to be. I think they are a great example of a well rounded business, run by good family people. The customer always comes first!

•     Meng Fan Restaurant

I nominate Meng Fan Restaurant because of its outstanding service, that even in times of pandemic they still perform their best to provide service to the customer.

•     George Dawson Inn

Tracey Has gone above and beyond many times for anyone that needs help. She understands how hard it is for the guests that stay to be away from home, so she has tried hard to make the hotel their home away from home. Each Guest is like family. The Crew Guys call her Mama T for a reason. She ensures that every person that walks through the door feels like they are the most important. She works extremely hard to ensure her staff knows how important and valued they are every day. She is extremely humble and never takes credit or praise for what she actually has done. This world is a much better place with people like her. Thank You for taking the time to acknowledge how hard she has worked to make George Dawson a hotel where people choose to stay, not have to stay.

•     ARC Resources

ARC has special consideration for local people who are using their services which is greatly appreciated.  ARC is organized, efficient, and works hard on the right things. I cannot express within the limits of this short description all of the attributes that ARC possesses to qualify for the nomination but they are the best.

•     DC Cannabis Co.

DC Cannabis has consistent and superior customer service. The employees enjoy their job and take care of all their customers taking the time to educate them in order to provide the right variety of products. The owner is very active in the community supporting and promoting other local businesses. You can tell this business cares about their customers and are continually innovative to provide the best and most optimal service not just in their store but to the Dawson Creek community at large. 1000% would recommend this business for any and all of your cannabis needs.

•     The Northern Toy Box

Andrew and the whole crew at NTB have contributed so positively to our community this year! Years ago when we moved to this city and visited the NTB. We were looking for toys and games for our family, but the staff spent time going above and beyond, telling us about different programs in town that are available to your families and connecting us with these programs. This business has been an advocate for healthy outdoor activities like disc golf, they actively donate to the local disc golf club and have donated discs to the library for new people to borrow free of charge. They support Canadian companies and choose quality products for distribution to our community. In this COVID time The NTB has brought much joy in the midst of a pandemic and I am most grateful for their business!!!

•     Nimitz Beef Store

Nimitz Beef store is committed to bringing our community healthy, local, and sustainable food options including grass-fed, certified organic beef raised right here in the peace region. Buying meat, produce, and more from other local farmers and producers to sell back to our community, this store supports many smaller farms in our area while giving shoppers another healthy option for their families. Michael Nimitz started at our local farmers' market many years ago, growing his organic beef business into the store it is today.

•     Fitness 4 Life

I believe Fitness 4 life is built around respect and providing a positive environment while giving a space for the community to feel comfortable with starting or maintaining a lifestyle with health in mind. They aren't the typical gym, they have ideas that are for the future of mental health in our community from having a daycare to helping people reach their health goals. They are a growing gym and have been working hard for the last ten years to create an atmosphere that is hard to compete with, this is why I am nominating them for business of the year.

•     Uncle Buddy's Automotive

Jonathon Richardson started/ opened his new business mid covid times. This young, confident guy is going slow and steady doing what he lives. Unfortunately, he had a surprise bunch of road work in front of his new shop. He survived the road construction for many weeks. The Mayor stopped by and endorsed The shop and to support this new business because road work was making access extremely difficult for a prolonged period of time. John us know for helping out people free of charge on occasion and when the situation warrants it. Great guy, works hard!

•     Nawican

No matter what or who you are they help in any way with Culture, Healing, and Councilor friendly.  I believe they show great stewardship for all People.

Winners of this year's Community Awards will be announced at the December 6, 2021 Regular Meeting of Council.