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Navigator Awards

Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber and the Steamboat Pilot & Today as they present the Annual Navigator Awards. This event is designed to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Chamber members.

About the 2020 Event

The Navigator Awards distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the Steamboat Springs economy, and are visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses.

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.


  • Nominations will open on July 15 and close August 10.
  • 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 Person of the Year Award.
  • Any Young Professional in the Steamboat Community or surrounding areas is eligible

Navigator Awards Criteria

  • 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 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

2019: Mountain Tap Brewery
2018: Freshies Restaurant
2017: Steamboat Springs Art Council
2016: The Chief Theater
2015: Steamboat Restaurant Group

Business Person of the Year

2019: Kerry Shea
2018: Mark Walker
2017: Adonna Allen
2016: Scott Marr
2015: Bob Dapper

Young Professional of the Year

2019: Cole Hewitt
2018: Jason Peasley
2017: Tara Weaver
2016: Nick Sharp
2015: Glen Traylor

Service Excellence Person of the Year

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

Event Sponsors

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