• About the Kaiser Permanente Business Excellence Awards

    The Kaiser Permanente 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 - Small‚Äč

    • Business of the Year - Medium

    • Business of the Year - Large 

    • Environmental Champion

    • Customer Service Champion

    • Best Place to Work

    • Marketing Strategy Champion

    • Best New Business

    • Workplace Wellness Champion

    • The Ben Fogle award, a prestigious award named for the founder of the Chamber

    • NEW in 2020 - Team of the Year - a recognition by our business leaders of the backbone of their business, their employees!

    The inaugural year kicked off with a bang - with over 100 businesses nominated in 10 different categories - and the event continues to grow every year.   

    This year join us in supporting our vibrant business community by nominating a businessattending the festivities or even marketing your business through a sponsorship!