Vail Valley Partnership names ‘Member of the Year’ |

Vail Valley Partnership names ‘Member of the Year’

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The Vail Valley Partnership recently named its first recipient of the “Member of the Year” award, the newest category for the Success Awards. Jorge Umana of SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning was chosen as this year’s winner. The new award was added to the annual Success Awards in an effort to recognize an individual member of the Partnership who routinely participates in chamber events and programs, works as a promoter of the Partnership in the community and helps connect businesses and individuals to the group. Between regularly attending the Partnership’s After-Hours Business Mixers, educational seminars, Breakfast Scramblers and other events, Umana works diligently as a Vail Valley Partnership Ambassador. In addition, ambassadors assist staff at events and programs and serve as stewards in recruiting and welcoming new partners. “It is beautiful to see so many positive and talented people working in one direction for the well-being of the Vail Valley – these are the reasons why I recommend and support the Vail Valley Partnership,” Umana said. Umana also volunteers on the board for the Eagle Valley Home Builders Association. In his position at SteamMaster, Umana works in the business development and marketing department, helping the local restoration and specialty cleaning company attract new clients and enter new markets. “I am personally excited and proud for Jorge to be named ‘Member of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership and thank the VVP for acknowledging Jorge’s contribution and continued efforts,” SteamMaster CEO Raj Manickam said. “He is incredibly functional as an ambassador and demonstrates a staff-like quality as a volunteer. SteamMaster celebrates with Jorge as well all other finalists.” Umana, along with other Success Award winners, will be honored at the Partnership’s annual gala, set for Feb. 10 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa. For more information about the Vail Valley Partnership’s Success Awards, go to, call Jennifer Weintraub, 970-477-4001 or e-mail

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