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Navigator Awards

2023 Details Coming Soon

Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber and the Steamboat Pilot & Today they present the Annual Navigator Awards. The Navigator Awards honor the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Chamber members. The awards are an opportunity to review the best business practices of successful entrepreneurs and set a benchmark of excellence for the years to come. Winners exemplify an exceptional commitment to the community, and their respective businesses, that makes Steamboat an incredible place to live and work. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments on August 24th at Snow Bowl Steamboat. Ticket prices include food and drinks.

Award Categories:

Business of the Year: Storm Peak Brewing Company

Business Leader of the Year: Hannah Hopkins, Operating Partner, Yampa Valley Kitchen, Mambo and Besame

Nonprofit Leader of the Year: Dana Duran, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado

Young Professional of the Year: Geoff Petis, Broker, Colorado Group Realty


  • Any Chamber member in good standing is eligible for the Business of the Year Award
  • Owners or general managers employed by Chamber members are eligible for the Business Leader of the Year Award.
  • Any Young Professional in the Steamboat Community or surrounding areas is eligible.
  • Any Non-profit Chamber member in good standing is eligible for the Non-Profit Leader of the Year Award.


Navigator Awards Criteria

  • Is actively involved in community projects that enrich the Steamboat Springs economy and community.
  • Fosters a work atmosphere that encourages and supports employee development.
  • Possesses a progressive management philosophy.
  • Exhibits leadership among Steamboat businesses.
  • Demonstrates positive support of the business community.
  • Goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Past Navigator Award Winners

See below for the past five years of Navigator Award Winners:

Business of the Year

2021: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp
2020: Snow Bowl Steamboat
2019: Mountain Tap Brewery
2018: Freshies Restaurant
2017: Steamboat Springs Art Council
2016: The Chief Theater

Business Leader of the Year

2021: Mike & Kathy Diemer
2020: Soniya Fidler
2019: Kerry Shea
2018: Mark Walker
2017: Adonna Allen
2016: Scott Marr

Young Professional of the Year

2021: Justin Keys
2020: Irene Avitia
2019: Cole Hewitt
2018: Jason Peasley
2017: Tara Weaver
2016: Nick Sharp

Non-Profit Leader of the Year

2021: Lisa Popovich

Service Excellence Person of the Year

2019: Michael Guerrero
2018: Kelly & Jason Landers
2017: Barbara Robinson

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