Nominations open for 2016 Navigator Awards |

Nominations open for 2016 Navigator Awards

2015 Navigator Award winners
Matt Stensland

— Nominations for the 2016 Navigator Awards, which annually honor Steamboat Springs’ outstanding business, business leader and young professional of the year, are now being accepted.

The awards are presented by Steamboat Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, and winners will be recognized Friday, Nov. 11 at Strings Music Pavilion during the 109th annual Chamber meeting and Navigator Awards celebration.

Last year, Steamboat Restaurant Group, owned by Rex Brice, and his wife, Bettina Neset, was recognized as Business of the Year. Bob Dapper was honored as Business Person of the Year, and Glen Traylor 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 include:

■ 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.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 3. To nominate an individual or business, visit

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