Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Small Business of the Year Awards

Winners will be announced during the Celebrating Small Business Event May 23

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2019 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 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.

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

The 2018 Small Business of the Year were:

  • Small (1-10 employees): RJ’s AMAZING Entertainment, LLC
  • Medium (11-50 employees): Colorado Iron & Metal, Inc.
  • Large (51-200 employees) is Neuworks Mechanical, Inc.
  • New Kid on the Block: Elevate Chiropractic.

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

Event Sponsor: Dutch Bros Northern Colorado

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


About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,270 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has helped shape the Fort Collins region into one of the most livable places in America. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit



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