‘Success Awards’ categories announced
EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley Partnership has announced 13 award categories, including three new, to its annual Success Awards event. The respective categories for this year’s Success Awards are:
• Business of the Year.
• Small Business of the Year.
• Spirit of the Valley Award.
• Young Professional of the Year.
• Nonprofit of the Year.
• Small Nonprofit of the Year.
• Most Uniquely Vail Valley.
• Best Place to Work.
• Health & Wellness Leadership Award.
• Hospitality Professional of the Year.
• Industry/Merchant Association of the Year.
• Customer Service Award.
• Member of the Year.
New categories to this year’s Success Awards are Best Place to Work, the Health & Wellness Leadership Award and Hospitality Professional of the Year. The Partnership created the new categories to further recognize contributing organizations and individuals throughout the Vail Valley. Because the Vail Valley is a health and wellness destination, as well as a world-renowned hospitality-orientated ski resort, the Partnership felt it was appropriate to recognize the standouts in each category.
Success Award nominations opened Oct. 28. Nominations close Nov. 13. Once all nominees have been informed, each nominee will have until Nov. 20 to complete the application form to be considered in their category. To nominate a business, nonprofit organization or individual, download the form at http://www.vailvalleypartnership.com. In order to be eligible for an award category, all nominees must be Vail Valley Partnership members and in good financial standing.
The Success Awards selection committee, consisting of people from a variety of Vail Valley businesses and industries, will meet to choose the top three finalists in each category, with the exception of Member of the Year and the Customer Service Award. The Member of the Year award is chosen by Vail Valley Partnership staff and the Customer Service Award goes to the overall winner of the Platinum Service Program. The winners of all award categories will be announced at the 11th Annual Success Awards to be held Jan. 31, 2014 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.