7th Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

By Jeanna Baxter White

Everyone has their favorites – those businesses and individuals that take the time to get to know you and go above and beyond to meet your needs each and every visit. It’s time again to give them the recognition they deserve by voting online today for the “2019 Best of Davie Awards.

We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all of the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here, it seems the word is starting to spread. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make Davie County so appealing with its “Best of Davie Awards.

Matt Settleyer, Mocksville Town Manager accepts the 2018 Best Place to Get Fit Best of Davie Award which recognized Mocksville’s Rich Park from Kyle Swicegood as Elizabeth Swicegood looks on

This year’s categories include:

Best Dentist
Whether you visit them for routine check-ups or you’ve had to call on them during the wee hours of the morning because of a pesky toothache, you are super grateful to call this dentist yours.  Now is your chance to thank them and nominate them for Best Dentist in Davie County!

*Please note, this nomination will require the nominee’s name as well as where they are employed.

Best Pharmacist
You rely on this person, often when you or a member of your family feel a bit under the weather. Their attention to detail and “bedside” manner make them your choice for Best Pharmacist in Davie County!

*Please note, this nomination will require the nominee’s name as well as where they are employed.

Best Event Venue
When you’re looking for the perfect place to host a special event, or you want to recommend the best event venue in Davie County, what do you think of?  Nominate your selection for Best Event Venue in Davie.

Best Public Safety Employee
Thank goodness for our public safety officials here in Davie!  We rely on them in our greatest time of need and are thankful for their skills and abilities which enable them to respond in the nick of time.  Publicly thank the individual you feel is most worthy by nominating your pick for Best Public Safety Employee? Think hard, this can include anyone who works in emergency management, fire or law enforcement.

Best 5 O’Clock Somewhere
It’s been a crazy day and you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends and relax. Whether you’re looking for a place to have drinks before dinner, or you’re ready to have a night out and enjoy the sounds from a local band—where do you choose as the Best Place to Celebrate 5 O’clock Somewhere?

Best Place to Get Pampered
This one will require you to think outside of the box a bit.  It might be the place you head to for the perfect hairstyle, where you get the most relaxing manicures or pedicures OR it could be the place you choose for an outfit that makes you feel beautiful. Share with us your choice for Best Place to Get Pampered.

Best Industry
Davie County has been chosen as the home to several large industrial companies, bringing jobs for many of our very own residents. Tell us who your choice is for the Best Industry in Davie County! 

Best Business that Helps Make Your House a Home
You depend on this business in more ways than one to make your house a home. This is another category that requires you to think outside of the box—anything from a local HVAC company to a local plumber or electrician; or maybe it’s your favorite landscaper or housecleaning service—this is your chance to nominate your pick for Best Business in Davie County that Makes Your House a Home!

40 & Under (Male and Female)
This is your chance to recognize two young professionals who are 40 years old (or younger) and who are proving to be standouts and true assets to the business community.

Kitchen Sink Award
Everyone should have the opportunity to be recognized, even if there isn’t a category specifically for them. That’s why we’re bringing back The Kitchen Sink Award–take advantage of this chance to nominate a local business who you believe is one of the Best in Davie County!

I wish Davie County had….
If you could pick just one thing that would make Davie County complete—what would that be?  Share your choice for what you wish Davie County had!

Cast your vote today at  https://www.daviechamber.com/bestofdavie/.
Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Caroline Moser sees the awards as a means for residents to let folks know why they’ve chosen Davie County as their favorite place to live, work, shop, dine, and conduct business.  “I love how the community has embraced these awards and I cannot believe that this is our 7th year of presenting the Best of Davie,” says Moser. “We love being able to bring more awareness to iSHOPDavie and to show how important it is to support the businesses who are in the community.”

Do it Now – Voting Ends December 2nd!
Besides showcasing everything from voters’ favorite pharmacist to best place to get pampered, Moser hopes the competition will be a fun way for residents and businesses to connect in a special way. “Businesses can ask for posters and download promotional materials that we have designed to place on their social media and at their businesses to invite their customers to nominate them,” says Moser.  “We encourage everyone to vote and show support for others in the community who are deserving of a Best of Davie title. What better way to show appreciation for a business, organization or person in the community than to nominate them for a Best of Davie award?”

2018 Best of Davie Award Winners

Business of the Year:
Hollingsworth Companies

Small Business of the Year:
DavieLIFE Magazine

E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award:
Julius Suiter 

Davie Chamber Ambassador of the Year
Diane Albon of VIP HomeKeeping 

Best Law Firm
Martin & Van Hoy, LLP
Runner Up: Welborn Law Firm, PLLC

Best Civic / Nonprofit
The Dragonfly House
Runner Up: Family Promise of Davie County

Best Customer Service
Honor Darling
Runner Up: The Factory Coffeehouse

Best Salon
Gemini Hair & Nail Fashions
Runner Up: Sarah Ashley Salon

Best Real Estate Agency
Hillsdale Real Estate Group
Runner Up: Total Real Estate Group

Best Boutique
Bird & Co.
Runner Up: Honor Darling

Best Place for Your Pet
Valley Animal Clinic
Runner Up: The Country Veterinary Hospital

Best Restaurant
Restaurant 101
Runner Up: Davie Tavern

Best Financial Service Provider
State Employees’ Credit Union

Runner Up: Edward Jones – Steve Talton

Best Vineyard
RayLen Vineyards & Winery
Runner Up: Lazy Elm Vineyard & Winery

Best Place to Get Fit
Rich Park
Runner Up: Davie Family YMCA

Best Place to Worship
Rescue House
Runner Up: Hillsdale United Methodist Church

Best Place for Your Car
The Tire Shop
Runner Up: Osborne’s Tire & Automotive

Best Home/Office Service Provider
Snyder’s Cleaning Service
Runner Up: Justin Draughn Construction, LLC

Best Place to Work
Rescue House
Runner Up: Davie County Schools

Best Healthcare Provider
WFBH – Davie Medical Center
Runner Up: Mocksville Family Dentistry

Wonder Woman: Julie Miller – Rescue House

Superman: Jon Welborn – Welborn Law Firm, PLLC

Voting Underway Now – Vote Today!
Voting is underway now but ends on December 2nd at noon so vote now at daviechamber.com!  The winners will be announced and honored at the Davie Chamber 49th Awards Gala & Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan 16th. Interested in finding out who wins?  Make plans to attend the Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, January 16th at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. Tickets are $55 each or you may reserve a table for 8 for $440 by contacting the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 336.751.3304 or emailing chamber@daviecounty.com.