2023 Davis Award nominees | Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

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Winners of the 2023 Davis Awards are to be announced on Jan. 28 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Center Sawridge, starting 5:30 pm

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“We, as a chamber, always want to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of local businesses. It can be a positive and motivating experience, to not only the nominees but other businesses as well, to see our business community thrive,” says the Board of Directors and staff of the Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce.

There’s history with the award. Henry Fuller Davis made his fortune in the 1800’s from mining and fur trading. A businessman in the Peace River region, he was known for qualities such as kindness, friendliness, fairness, and a good sense of business.

“In a tribute to one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of our area we celebrate our local business community in his honor,” says the chamber.

Over the last 111 years, the chamber and its membership have been essential in the formation of the region.

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The President’s Award is given to a business originally owned and part of the chamber for 20 years or more. “The recipient is known for their outstanding service, success in business and continued commitment to the betterment of our community.”

Business of the Year Nominees

Sponsored by: Boucher Bros. Lumber Ltd.

Over ten employees: KFC, Mr. Mikes’ Steakhouse Casual, Advanced Paramedic LTD.

Sponsored by: Peace Valley Inns/Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual Peace River

Among ten employees: Great Canadian Dollar Store, Modern Paint and Decor, Style Ryte

Community Spirit Nominees

Sponsored by: Mercer Peace River

Freson Bros., Invision Chartered Accountants, Mighty Peace Chevrolet Buick GMC

Industry Leadership Nominees

Sponsored by: County of Northern Lights

Mercer Peace River Pulp LTD., Peace River Value Drug Mart, Points West Living Peace River

Customer Service Excellence Nominees

Sponsored by: Fountain Tire and Obsidian Energy

Pink Rose Day Spa, Riverjoy Dental, Valley ChiropracticOther event sponsors currently include: Main Event Sponsor Baytex Energy, Northern Sunrise County, United Floors, Remax Realty Peace River, Mathieu Hryniuk LLP, Go Auto Peace River, Manzer Environmental, BDC, Town Of Peace River, RBC.”