• And the Winners Are....

    If you were among the lucky 220 people who were able to attend the Kaiser Permanente Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Summit Chamber on January 26, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, you were treated to quite the extravaganza!

    Hand passed appetizers by Food Hedz World Cafe, music by cellist Russick Smith, and a whole host of famous and infamous presenters all combined to make this first Business Excellence Awards ceremony since 2008, an electric affair.


    Several months ago, the Summit Chamber Board decided to reintroduce the business excellence awards that had been on hiatus since 2008.

    A committee was formed with people representing large and small businesses within our community to design the program. Together they researched best practices for excellence awards programs and decided on ten overall categories for the awards.

    They are:
    • Business of the year in the small, medium and large categories
    • Environmental champion
    • Customer service champion
    • Best place to work
    • Marketing strategy champ
    • Best start up
    • Workplace wellness champ
    • and an award named for the founder of the chamber, the prestigious Ben Fogle award

    Nearly 80 Businesses were nominated in 10 different categories, and three finalists were selected from each category.

    The judging was done by a team of 9 people who individually ranked the nominees using the nomination forms and a matrix specifically designed for these awards.
    The rankings were tabulated and the highest and lowest score were thrown out resulting in an overall score which determined the winners. In some cases, it was a very close vote.
    Business of the Year  1 - 10 Employees
    • EVO3Workspace *
    • Edward Jones Frisco 
    • River Ridge Rentals
    Environmental Champion
    • Climax Molybdenum Company *
    • Red Buffalo Coffee *
    • Alpine Bank

    Customer Service Champion
    • Domus Pacis Family Respite *
    • Ebert Santos Family Clinic
    • iTrip Vacations

    Business of the Year 11 - 30 Employees 
    • Sunshine Café *
    • Bakers Brewery
    • iFurnish

    Best Place to Work
    • Breckenridge Grand Vacations *
    • Town of Silverthorne
    • SummitCove.com

    Marketing Strategy Champion
    • Elevate CoSpace *
    • Frisco Lodge
    • Summit Endurance Academy

    Business of the Year 30+ Employees 
    • St. Anthony Summit Medical Center *
    • Breckenridge Grand Vacations
    • Pinnacle Brands

    Start-Up of the Year
    • Sauce on the Blue *
    • Elevate Cospace, Breckenridge
    • TLC Acupuncture

    Champion Workplace Wellness
    • Summit Community Care Clinic *
    • Town of Silverthorne
    • Breckenridge Grand Vacations

    Ben Fogle Award
    • Tony Pestello *
    • Mark Nunn
    • Doug Berg

    The evening was capped off with a surprise award to Mark Nunn for Extraordinary Achievement from 2008 to 2016 -- See Story Below.

    Extraordinary Achievement Award
    • Mark Nunn