Nomination deadline for 2018 Navigator Awards is Friday |

Nomination deadline for 2018 Navigator Awards is Friday

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2018 Navigator Awards, which honor Steamboat Springs’ outstanding business, business leader, young professional of the year and service excellence professional of the year, is Friday, July 20.

The awards celebration, which marks its 20th year in 2018, will be held Sept. 7 at the Champagne Room at the top of Gondola. The awards are presented by Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Last year, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council was recognized as Business of the Year. Adonna Allen, president of Alpine Bank, was honored as Business Person of the Year, Tara Weaver, director of operations for Central Park Management, was tapped as Young Professional of the Year, and Barbara Robinson was named Service Excellence 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. The Service Excellence Professional of the Year is open to any front-line service professional employed by a chamber business.

Navigator Awards criteria include the following.

  • 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.
  • Goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide service excellence.

To nominate an individual or business, visit

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