Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Keynote and Registration for the 2016 Celebrating Small Business Event
FORT COLLINS, Colo., (April 27, 2016) – Registration is now available for the 2016 Celebrating Small Business Awards breakfast on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott. The breakfast will feature keynote speaker, Richard Bisson, President and CEO of Water Pik, Inc. Bisson has been at the helm of the international company, headquartered in Fort Collins, since 2006.
The awards breakfast will honor 12 local businesses from four different categories as finalists of the 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards. Categories include businesses with 1-10 employees, 11-50 employees, 51-200 employees, and New Kid on the Block, which celebrates businesses in operation for less than three years.
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 four criteria: community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth and innovation, and workplace culture and employee relations.
The event kicks off a day of celebrating local small businesses and will continue with the annual Business After Hours Tradeshow 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., also at the Fort Collins Marriott, located at 350 E. Horsetooth Road.
Tickets for the awards breakfast are now available for purchase for $40 for individual members, $50 for non-members or $350 for a table of 10. Booth space is also available for the After Hours Tradeshow and both can be purchased at fortcollinschamber.com or by calling (970) 482-3746.
The Small Business of the Year Awards are underwritten by First National Bank, JAX Mercantile, Mantooth Marketing Company, The Light Center, Hunt, Spillman & Associates, P.C., Total Facility Care, Coan, Payton & Payne, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
About the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based organization in northern Colorado, dedicated to helping businesses succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,143 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has influenced efforts to maintain and grow the business community in Fort Collins. For more information about the Chamber call (970) 482-3746 or visit www.FortCollinsChamber.com.