2023 Spotlight Awards

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2023 Business Spotlight Awards
Posted on 09/29/2023
Douglas County Businesses Receive 2023 Business Spotlight Awards

During the 31st Critical Issues Conference—hosted by the Business Council of Douglas County—four local businesses were recognized with the 2023 Spotlight Award. This year’s awards were held September 28 at the new Tahoe Blue Event Center in Stateline.

This year’s Spotlight Awards recognized businesses in the following special categories:

  • Giving Back - Regularly gives back to the community or the public sector as part of its operating model or culture
  • Preservation/Culture & History - Reflects a strong historical presence or invests in revitalization efforts, including preservation of Douglas County culture and history
  • Partnership - Demonstrates a strong partnership with the public sector or business community toward the furthering of community plans, programs, goals, and/or projects
  • Innovation or Expansion - Designated to exceptional individuals who engage in the ongoing growth of their organizations through innovative measures or expansions. Recognizing the accomplishments of those who continue to flourish their businesses to greater heights

The following businesses received the 2023 Douglas County Business Spotlight Awards:1

  • Mark Smith Tire Center/Les Schwab – Giving Back
  • Legacy Land and Water – Preservation/Culture & History
  • Core Construction – Partnership
  • Barton Health – Innovation or Expansion

“I’m excited that Douglas County’s business community continues to light the way towards a bright future,” said Douglas County Economic Vitality Manager Nikki Verdile. “Receiving an award is not just a testament to achievements; it's a reminder of the dedication, innovation, and hard work that continue to propel Douglas County businesses to greater heights.”

Each winner received an engraved lantern with a glowing flameless candle symbolic of keeping the Economic Vitality torch lit in creating a “Community to Match the Scenery.”

The selection process for this year’s award remained the same as in previous years. Recommendations were made based on input from business community organizations such as the local Chambers of Commerce, Main Street Gardnerville, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and the Business Council of Douglas County.

If you are sharing on social media, please tag Douglas County in the photo and use the hashtag #DCSpotlightAwards.

Keep an eye on the Douglas County YouTube channel for more information on the Spotlight Award winners coming soon!

Photo caption (from left to right): Chairman Mark Gardner presenting to Dr. Clint Purvance of Barton Health, Melissa Davis of Mark Smith Tire Center/Les Schwab, Travis Coombs of Core Construction, and Kaycee Summers of Legacy Land and Water with Commissioner Wesley Rice.