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Navigator Awards

July 31, 2024 | Mythology Distillery | 4:30 - 6PM

Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber and the Steamboat Pilot & Today as 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. 

Award Categories:

Business of the Year: UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

Business Leader of the Year: Rob Perlman, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation

Non-Profit Leader of the Year: Nelly Navarro, Integrated Community Comunidad Integrada

Young Professional of the Year: Chelsie Holmes, Queer Futures


  • 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

2023: UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center
2022: Storm Peak Brewing
2021: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp
2020: Snow Bowl Steamboat
2019: Mountain Tap Brewery
2018: Freshies Restaurant

Business Leader of the Year

2023: Rob Perlman
2022: Hannah Hopkins
2021: Mike & Kathy Diemer
2020: Soniya Fidler
2019: Kerry Shea
2018: Mark Walker

Young Professional of the Year

2023: Chelsie Holmes
2022: Geoff Petis
2021: Justin Keys
2020: Irene Avitia
2019: Cole Hewitt
2018: Jason Peasley

Non-Profit Leader of the Year

2023: Nelly Navarro
2022: Dana Duran
2021: Lisa Popovich

Service Excellence Person of the Year

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

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