Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards

Mar 22, 2018 | Chamber News

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards.

For the Chamber awards, a small business has been defined as an independently owned and operated business headquartered in northern Colorado and is organized for profit. The business is required to have 200 employees or fewer to be eligible. Community members are encouraged to nominate area businesses in the following categories:

  • 1-10 employees
  • 11-50 employees
  • 51-200 employees
  • New Kid on the Block (a company that has been in business for less than three years).

To receive a Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, the business must be a member of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented. Businesses will be judged on community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth and innovation, and workplace culture and employee relations.

All nomination forms are due by April 9. The winners will be revealed at the Celebrating Small Business event on May 24, 2018 at The Drake Centre, 802 W Drake Road. The event will celebrate small businesses and their contributions to Fort Collins and will be followed by the Business After Hours Tradeshow.

Nomination forms are available online here or by contacting Heather Emory at (970) 482-3746 or [email protected].

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The Small Business of the Year program is supported by:

Silver Sponsors: Elevations Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente and Leapin’ Lizard Labels

Bronze Sponsors: Williamson & Co., P.C. Adams Bank & Trust, Blue Federal Credit Union, Total Facility Care and Comcast Business Services

Table Sponsor: Raw Urth Designs

Event Sponsors: Hewlett Packard Enterprises, KRFC 88.9, Mantooth Marketing Company, AlphaGraphics and Sign-A-Rama