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    And the Winners Are....

    If you were among the lucky 275 people who were able to attend the Kaiser Permanente 2017 Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Summit Chamber on February 28th, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, you were treated to quite the celebration!

    With fresh sushi, clams, peel and eat shrimp, a carving station and loads of other goodies, Sauce on the Blue put out an amazing spread! Thanks to Angry James Brewing guests were able to sample 3 of their beers, for free. And of course a cash bar was available as well. Thanks to Courtney Hampton from Hampton Entertainment we had great music in the background as well as after when it was time to celebrate!

     

    This was the 2nd Annual Business Excellence Awards, and each year it gets better! 

    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

    Over 100 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
    • Red Buffalo Cafe *
    • Elevate CoSpace
    • Krystal 93
    Environmental Champion
    • The Mountain Life Companies *
    • Town of Frisco
    • Copper Mountain
    • Arapahoe Basin

    Customer Service Champion
    • Sanders True Value Hardware *
    • The Lodge at Breckenridge
    • Red Buffalo Cafe

    Business of the Year 11 - 30 Employees 
    • ifurnish *
    • Always Mountain Time
    • Sauce on the Blue

    Best Place to Work
    • Pinnacle Companies *
    • Arapahoe Basin
    • Community Care Clinic

    Marketing Strategy Champion
    • Town of Silverthorne *
    • Everything Summit
    • Imagine That

    Business of the Year 30+ Employees 
    • Arapahoe Basin *
    • Breckenridge Grand Vacations
    • Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

    Start-Up/New Business of the Year
    • Silverthorne Veterinary Hospital *
    • Hello Alvin
    • Peak to Peak Movers

    Champion Workplace Wellness
    • St. Anthony Summit Medical Center *
    • Town of Silverthorne
    • Town of Frisco

    Ben Fogle Award
    • Doug Berg *
    • Mark Nunn
    • Miranda Crawford