Navigator Award winners to be honored during Nov. 12 luncheon |

Navigator Award winners to be honored during Nov. 12 luncheon

Jim Schneider, from left, Harry Martin and Chris Tamucci have been selected as the recipients of this year's Navigator Awards.
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— The winners have been chosen, and this year’s Navigator Award recipients will be honored during a luncheon Nov. 12 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

The Navigator Awards are presented annually by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Winners are chosen after a call for nominations from community members.

Jim Schneider is this year’s Business Person of the Year. Schneider is vice president of skier services at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. He also has played an instrumental role in attracting the USA Pro Challenge cycling race to Steamboat. The race has had stops in Steamboat during two of the past three years, and crowd estimates were in excess of 10,000.

Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat has been chosen as the Business of the Year.

Harry Martin started the business in 1995 as a ski shop and later got into the cycling business. Ski & Bike Kare has been a strong advocate for the Bike Town USA initiative and sponsors numerous community events.

Chris Tamucci will be honored as the Young Professional of the Year. Tamucci was nominated by the owners of Big Agnes, where Tamucci works as the director of operations. Tamucci also is an avid cyclist and works closely with Bike Town USA.

“The Chamber is proud to honor Harry, Jim and Chris as leaders and innovators in the businesses community,” Steamboat Chamber Spokeswoman Nikki Inglis wrote in an email. “The Navigator Awards are a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate local accomplishments in business, and honorees like our award recipients this year are certain to inspire the future generation of Steamboat business leaders.”

The Navigator Award winners will be honored from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The cost to attend the event is $35 per person or $300 for a corporate table of 10. Registration is available at

This year’s event speakers are Al White, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, and John Ricks, associate director of the Colorado Tourism Office. They will be giving a preview of the Destination Colorado Program for 2014.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email

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