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Steamboat briefs: Nominations for annual Navigator Awards end Tuesday

Nominations for annual Navigator Awards end Tuesday

The final day to submit a nomination for the 2017 Navigator Awards, which honor Steamboat Springs' outstanding business, business leader and young professional of the year, is Tuesday.

This year, a fourth award has been added — Service Excellence professional of the year, which will honor a front line service professional — and the awards celebration, which is slated for Sept. 8, will be held at a new venue, the Champagne Room at the top of the Gondola.

The awards are presented by Steamboat Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

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 new 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 navigatorawards.com.

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