Time to make nominations for annual Glenwood Springs chamber awards
Nominations are open for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s awards honoring local businesses and individuals.
Awards include the Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, the Jim Novak Philanthropic Business of the Year, the Athena and Athena Young Professional awards and Citizen of the Year.
The Top Brass award will recognize one outstanding business of the year for a major 2016 contribution that reflects commercial growth, creativity or community involvement. Businesses or professionals marking career milestones will earn Top Brass anniversary certificates or plaques.
This year’s gala marks the 24th year for the annual Athena award that honors an exceptional local woman or man who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential. The 2016 Athena recipient was Patty Schaffner.
The Athena Young Professional award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women. The 2016 Athena Young Professional recipient was Amber Wissing.
Locals are also invited to thank a noteworthy fellow citizen through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community should have received notable benefits and become a better place to live and work. Last year’s citizen of the year was Steve Vanderhoof.
Award winners, including the Glenwood Springs High School DECA chapter’s Entrepreneur of the Year, will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Gala on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Hotel Colorado. Information about the event is available at glenwoodchamber.com.
Nomination forms also are available at glenwoodchamber.com. The nomination deadline for all of the awards is Dec. 7. Contact the chamber at 970-945-6589 for more information.
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