The Business Excellence Awards were created by the Summit Chamber of Commerce to recognize and reward the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators in Summit County.

    These businesses are the backbone of our community and this event provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate their contribution to the economic vitality of this Rocky Mountain paradise we call home. 

    Once the need for an event like this was identified - one that offered businesses an opportunity to be judged and recognized by a panel of their peers – a committee was formed with people representing large and small businesses within our community. Together they researched best practices for excellence awards programs and chose ten overall categories for the awards:

    • Business of the Year in the small, medium and large categories
    • Environmental Champion
    • Customer Service Champion
    • Best Place to Work
    • Marketing Champion
    • Best New Business
    • Workplace Wellness Champion
    • The Ben Fogle award, a prestigious award named for the founder of the Chamber

    Then last year, a NEW category was added in response to the desire of our business owners to recognize their greatest asset – their employees. 

    • New for 2020 - The Best Team of the Year!

    From an inaugural year with over 100 businesses nominated in 10 different categories, to over 147 businesses nominated in 2019 this event continues to grow. 

    Join us in supporting our vibrant business community by nominating a business, attending the festivities or even marketing your business through a sponsorship.  


    Learn more about Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities HERE.

    Get excited for 2020 with a quick video recap of last year's event:


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