Small Business of the Year Awards

Small Business of the Year Nominations Being Accepted Now!

Winners to be announced at 2018 Celebrating Small Business event on May 24 at The Drake Centre

Nomination forms are now being accepted for the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. All nomination forms are due by Monday, April 9. The winners of the 2018 Small Business of the Year awards will be unveiled at the Celebrating Small Business event on May 24, 2018 at The Drake Centre, 802 W Drake Rd.

The Small Business of the Year event will celebrate small businesses and their contributions to Fort Collins and is followed by the Business After Hours Tradeshow on May 24.  Registration for these events, and other details will be released soon.

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 online 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.

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

Previous Small Business Events Include:

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