Deadline for 2015 Navigator Award nominations is Wednesday |

Deadline for 2015 Navigator Award nominations is Wednesday

— The deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 Navigator Awards, which annually honor Steamboat Springs’ outstanding business, business leader and young professional of the year, is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The awards are presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, and winners will be recognized Nov. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion during the 108th annual Chamber meeting and Navigator Awards celebration.

Last year, Yampa Valley Medical Center, celebrating its 100th anniversary, was recognized as Business of the Year. Ed McArthur, owner of Native Excavating, was honored as Business Person of the Year, and Sarah Fox, vice president of Fox Construction, was tapped as Young Professional of the Year.

Any Steamboat Chamber member in good standing is eligible for the Business of the Year award. Business owners or general managers employed by Steamboat Chamber members are eligible for the Business Person of the Year award, and the Young Professional of the Year award is open to any young business leader in the Steamboat Springs community or surrounding area.

Navigator Awards criteria includes:

• 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.

To nominate an individual or business, visit

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