Chamber’s April awards gala to recognize locals |

Chamber’s April awards gala to recognize locals

Inside the Chamber
Angie Anderson
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Angie Anderson

Roll out the red carpet, as it’s time once again for our local stars to shine in the spotlight. The community is invited and encouraged to nominate individuals and businesses in the area worthy of recognition. Awards categories include: ATHENA, ATHENA Young Professional, DECA Entrepreneur of the Year, Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Philanthropic Business of the Year (small and large business categories), Top Brass Awards and the Chamber Volunteer of the Year. Award winners will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Awards Gala set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Aspen Glen Club.

This year’s gala marks the 16th year for the annual ATHENA award, which honors an exceptional local woman or man who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential. Last year’s ATHENA recipient was Deb Wiepking.

The ATHENA Young Professional Award will be presented again this year as well. This award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women. Glenwood Springs’ first-ever ATHENA Young Professional was given to Andrea Porter.

The DECA chapter at the Glenwood Springs High School will present its annual award for local Entrepreneur of the Year, and Schmueser Gordon Meyer will present the Green Business of the Year Award, recognizing a business that has minimized its environmental footprint and encourages the community’s environmental stewardship.

The Chamber Ambassador Committee will select the Top Brass Awards based on personal or professional achievement, business expansion or milestones of the past year. The accomplishments must have taken place between January and December of 2008 to qualify.

Awards will also be presented to the Large and Small Philanthropic Business of the Year, Bosco Tourism Business of the Year and Chamber Volunteer of the Year.

Please take this opportunity to honor those who make this community a great place to live. Nomination forms are available at The deadline for most applications is Monday, March 16. Please contact the chamber at 945-6589 for more information.

Angie Anderson is vice president of operations and communications for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.

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