DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nevada – Four companies were recognized in Douglas County today for their community spirit and extra effort during the pandemic.
This was the eighth year that companies have been recognized with Spotlight Awards. Instead of the normal seven industry categories, this year companies were honored for doing “something exceptional” during COVID-19.
This year’s awards were announced at the Critical Issues Hybrid Conference on September 30, 2021.
In light of the pandemic, Douglas County officials thought it best to put a halt to traditional awards in 2020, which typically recognize companies in seven industry categories and instead honor companies that have done something exceptional. during COVID-19. This year, the new organization of awards continued.
The Spotlight Award required winners to remain viable during pandemic shutdowns, adapt to changing conditions, and most importantly, give back to the community and / or the public sector.
This year’s winners of the Douglas County Community Spirit Business Spotlight Awards:
â¢ 24/7 Fitness – Gardnerville
â¢ Big Daddy’s Bike, Ski & Brew
â¢ a bar and a lucky beaver burger
“For businesses, this past year can certainly be described as ever-changing and uncertain, but even in these times of a pandemic, it has remained important to spotlight our local businesses as they continue to build community, each in their own way.” said Douglas County Economic Vitality Director Lisa Granahan. âThe fact that so many people have come together to provide for the needs of the community, as evidenced by these four, reflects the values ââof our local businesses. The Spotlight Awards are a way for the county to shine a light on the selected companies that have fostered friendliness, resourcefulness and led the way in giving back. We want to take this time to recognize the positive impact our winners have had on Douglas County and say thank you for everything they do.
Each winner received a lantern engraved with an incandescent flameless candle symbolizing keeping the torch of economic vitality lit by creating a âcommunity at the height of the landscapeâ.
The selection process for this year’s award has remained the same as in previous years. Recommendations were made based on contributions from business organizations such as local chambers of commerce, Main Street Gardnerville, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and the Business Council of Douglas County.
Pictured: Big Daddy’s Bike, Ski & Brew Kevin Hart, Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger Tiffany Sargent, Anytime Fitness – Gardnerville Mario Lobatos, CoCoMoes Ben and Amber Larimer