Small Business of the Year Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards
Click Here for the Nomination Form

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2020 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:

  • Small (1-10 employees)
  • Medium (11-50 employees)
  • Large (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 March 30. The winners will be revealed at the Celebrating Small Business event on May 7, 2020 at The Drake Centre, 802 W Drake Road.

The Small Business of the Year program is supported by:

Gold Sponsor: Ent Credit Union

Silver Sponsors: BizWest Media, Coloradoan/LOCALiQ and Elevations Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors: Total Facility Care and Williamson & Co P.C

Event Sponsor: 212 Degree Coaching

Table Sponsor: Independent Bank

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


Previous Small Business Events Include:

2019 Small Business of the Year Awards

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