On April 10, at the 119th Annual Celebration held at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, we will honor the outstanding contributions of individuals who have made a significant impact on our community. The Chamber is thrilled to welcome members and guests from across Northern Colorado for an unforgettable evening of celebration and recognition. It’s an opportunity to come together and applaud the dedication and commitment of those who have gone above and beyond to enhance the vitality of our region.

Established to honor individuals with a longstanding contribution to our community, the Collins Award has been a beacon of recognition since its inception in 1977. The Chamber is proud to announce Connie and Doug Dohn, Dohn Construction as our 2023 Collins Award Winner. 

Founded in 1992, Doug and Connie Dohn set out with the desire to change the general contracting industry through valuing clients, team members, and subcontractors. It was also their desire to work locally so that their employees could be home with their families each night. What started as a small construction company quickly grew as word spread about Dohn’s philosophy and approach to the construction process. 31 years later Dohn Construction has flourished, growing to 60 team members and completing over 15 million square feet of projects.

With over four decades of experience in construction, Doug’s leadership has driven the company’s growth. He oversees all construction operations, bringing expertise to diverse projects and fostering a commitment to excellence. Beyond construction, Doug supports community initiatives, sitting on the advisory board for Colorado State University’s Institute for the Built Environment and CARE Housing.

Connie’s role is to run the “business of the business” ensuring Dohn Construction’s financial health. Having spent 15 years as a CPA in public accounting, Connie was well suited for this role. She handles risk management, financial reporting, and job costing for the company. Despite her busy role, Connie dedicates time to community service; she has served on numerous boards throughout Northern Colorado, including the Chamber Board for 8 years and serving as the Chamber Board Chair in 2018. Together, Doug and Connie prioritize people and their community, driving the success of Dohn Construction while making a positive impact beyond business. Their dedication to investing in people and community has shaped Dohn Construction’s culture, fostering a legacy of excellence.

Established to recognize individuals who embody a steadfast commitment to advocating for free enterprise and better communities through sound economic principles. the David May Advocacy Award was named in honor of former Chamber President & CEO David May.  

The Chamber is proud to recognize Sharie Grant as our 2023 David May Advocacy Award winner. 

Sharie Grant is President of the Northern Division of SLATE (formerly OfficeScapes). She joined the Steelcase dealership in1983 and has been in leadership roles since 1985. SLATE delivers future-focused workplace solutions with their industry-leading furniture portfolio and dedicated team of professionals. Elements is the parent company of five studios: SLATE, Floorz, Constructive, 3D Identity and PeopleLab, collectively providing inspiring spaces for the built environment. Over the past forty years, Sharie and her outstanding team have provided consulting and planning services for numerous projects in Northern Colorado and Wyoming.

The dealership has grown significantly while maintaining long-standing customer relationships by focusing on excellent service, proactive strategies, and solid solutions for diverse customer needs. SLATE is among Steelcase’s Top Ten Dealers across the country and winner of Steelcase’s Exemplary Performance Award for total customer satisfaction, excellence in business practices and commitment to continuous improvement. Sharie served on the Quality Leadership Team and led the application and site visit process that led to the Exemplary Performance Award.

Beyond Sharie’s professional accomplishments, her extensive community involvement is truly commendable. From serving on the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance to the Local Legislative Affairs Committee to the Chamber Election Committee to the Chamber Board, Sharie has consistently championed community engagement and made a lasting impact on the region.  She has been a true champion of free enterprise and community success, serving not only as a board member but also as chair of each of the Chamber’s advocacy efforts including the Fort Collins Area Chamber Board of Directors in 2007.

At the Annual Celebration, the Chamber will also reveal the winner of our 2023 Valerie Arnold Volunteer of the Year Award. These awards hold special significance, symbolizing the dedication and passion of those who strive to make our community a better place for all. Join us on April 10 as we celebrate Connie and Doug Dohn and Sharie Grant.  It really is the must-attend business event of the year! Registration is open