Navigator Awards

Mon. Jan. 1, 0001

12:00 AM

TBD, location and time to be determined

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 & lend your support by recognizing these leaders at the luncheon.

Navigator Awards

About the 2013 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. This year's honorees are:

  • Ski & Bike Kare, Business of the Year
  • Jim Schneider, Businessperson of the Year
  • Chris Tamucci, Young Professional of the Year

View videos to the right for an overview of each of our 2013 honorees.

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.


This year's speaker is John Ricks, Associate Director of the Colorado Tourism Office. John will be giving a preview of the Destination Colorado Program for 2014.

Location and Details

Join us at the Annual Luncheon and Navigator Awards at The Sheraton Steamboat presented by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
The cost to attend the event is $35 per person or $300 for a corporate table of 10.

For more information on this event please contact Maren McCutchan, (970) 875-7005.

Parking and Sheraton Entrance

Due to renovations, guests should access the entrance to the Sheraton by exiting the transit center parking structure on the opposite side and following the covered walkway. View Map

Nominations - Closed for 2013

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 16th, 2013.

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

2012 Colorado Mountain College
2011 Alpine Bank
2010 Yampa Valley Bank
2009 BAP
2008 Christy Sports

Businessperson of the Year

2012 Karl Gills
2011 Grant Fenton
2010 Dave Nagel
2009 Chuck Porter
2008 Rex Brice

Young Professional of the Year

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