Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association 2010 award forms available |

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association 2010 award forms available

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is taking nominations for awards honoring local businesses and individuals.

Award categories are 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, ATHENA award and ATHENA Young Professional Award.

Award winners will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, April 21, at the Aspen Glen Club.

The ATHENA award, now in its 18th year, 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 Trish Kramer.

The ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes an emerging leader who serves as a role model for young women. Last year’s ATHENA Young Professional recipient was Stacey Gavrell.

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’s Ambassador Committee will select the Top Brass Awards based on personal or professional achievement, business expansion or milestones during 2010.

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.

Nomination forms for all awards are available at The nomination deadline for the ATHENA Award, ATHENA Young Professional Award and Top Brass Awards is Friday, March 4. The nomination deadline for the remaining awards is Wednesday, March 16. Contact the chamber at 945-6589 for more information.

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