Chamber Calling for Nominations for Awards Honoring Achievements of Local Businesses and Individuals

Chamber Calling for Nominations for Awards Honoring Achievements of Local Businesses and Individuals

Nominations are now open for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s (GSCRA) awards honoring local businesses and individuals.  Awards include the Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, the Jim Novak Philanthropic Business of the Year, the ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional awards and the Citizen of the Year. 


The Top Brass award will recognize one outstanding business of the year for a major 2014 contribution that reflects commercial growth, creativity or community involvement.  Businesses or professionals marking career milestones will earn Top Brass anniversary certificates or plaques.


This year’s gala marks the twenty second year for the annual ATHENA award that honors an exceptional local woman or man who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential.  Last year’s ATHENA recipient was Mary Jean Carnevale.


The ATHENA Young Professional award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women.  Last year’s ATHENA Young Professional recipient was Janelle Rhoton.  

Locals are also invited to thank a noteworthy fellow citizen through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community should have received notable benefits and become a better place to live and work.  Last year’s Citizens of the Year were Mark and Mary Gould.

Award winners, including the Glenwood Springs High School DECA chapter’s Entrepreneur of the Year, will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Gala on Saturday, March 7 at The Hotel Colorado.  Information about the event is available at 


Nomination forms are available at  The nomination deadline for all of the awards is December 15, 2014.  Please contact the chamber at (970) 945-6589 for more information.

October 6, 2014

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Contact:   Angie Anderson






About the Glenwood Springs Chamber
Located in the heart of the downtown at 802 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, CO, the Glenwood Springs Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization.  Mission: The purpose of the GSCRA is to provide leadership, promote commerce, encourage measured growth and continue to support such endeavors which will enrich the quality of life in our community. For more information, or to become a chamber member phone 945-6589 or visit us on the web