Small Business of the Year Awards

NOW ACCEPTING 2019 Small Business of the Year Nominations

Nomination forms are now being accepted for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community members are encouraged to nominate area businesses for the awards that will be given to four companies:  1-10 employees, 11-50 employees, 51-200 employees, and to a company that has been in business for less than three years as part of the newest category, the New Kid on the Block award.  For these awards, a small business is defined as an independently owned and operated business headquartered in northern Colorado that is organized for profit.  The business is required to have 200 employees or fewer to be eligible.

Nomination forms are available here or by contacting Heather Emory at (970) 482-3746 or hjemory@fcchamber.org.

To receive a Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, the company 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 2. The winners will be revealed at the Celebrating Small Business event on May 23, 2019 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 in the evening.

The Small Business of the Year program is supported by:

Silver Sponsors: BizWest Media, Elevations Credit Union and LOCALiQ

Bronze Sponsors: Aspen Grove Veterinary Care, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Total Facility Care and Williamson & Co P.C

Beverage Sponsor: Dutch Bros Northern Colorado

Media and PR Sponsors: AlphaGraphics, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins, Mantooth Marketing and Sign-A-Rama


Previous Small Business Events Include:

2018 Small Business of the Year Awards 

2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

2016 Small Business of the Year Awards

2015 Small Business of the Year Awards

2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

2013 Small Business of the Year Awards

2012 Small Business of the Year Awards