Navigator Awards

Fri. Nov. 7, 2014

5:30 PM

Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road

The Steamboat Chamber and Steamboat Pilot & Today are pleased to present the 107th Annual Meeting and Navigator Awards. As a community member YOU’RE INVITED! – nominate outstanding leaders in our community and lend your support by recognizing these leaders at the annual event.

Navigator Awards

About the 2014 Event

The Navigator Awards distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the Steamboat Springs economy, and are visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses.

The prestigious Navigator Awards are presented annually in the following categories:

  • Business of the Year
  • Businessperson of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year

The awards are an opportunity to review the best business practices of successful entrepreneurs and set a benchmark of excellence for the years to come.

Nominations for 2014

Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in leadership. They epitomize the core values of a successful leader - strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight - values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in the economy.

If you know a local business, business person or young professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of the business community, please submit your nominations at the link below.

The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2014.

Submit Nominations

You may also stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association to obtain a nomination form.


  • Any Chamber member in good standing is eligible for the Business of the Year Award.
  • Business owners or general managers employed by Chamber members are eligible for the Business Person of the Year Award.

Navigator Awards Criteria

  • Is actively involved in community projects that enrich the Steamboat Springs economy and community.
  • Fosters a work atmosphere which encourages and supports employee development.
  • Possesses a progressive management philosophy.
  • Exhibits leadership among Steamboat businesses.
  • Demonstrates positive support of business community.

Past Navigator Award Winners

As you are considering nominations please review the past five years of Navigator Award Winners below.

Business of the Year

2013 Ski & Bike Kare
2012 Colorado Mountain College
2011 Alpine Bank
2010 Yampa Valley Bank
2009 BAP

Businessperson of the Year

2013 Jim Schneider
2012 Karl Gills
2011 Grant Fenton
2010 Dave Nagel
2009 Chuck Porter

Young Professional of the Year

2013 Chris Tamucci
2012 Stephany Swinford
2011 Sara Ferris
2010 Ryan Marsden
2009 Stacy Huffman