Vail Valley Partnership’s Success Awards finalists named
December 10, 2011
VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Valley Partnership- the Chamber & Tourism Bureau this week announced the top three finalists in a total of seven categories for its ninth annual Success Awards. This year’s annual event received a record number of nomination forms totaling over 100, with 76 nominees returning their application for final consideration. Previously nominated by their peers in the business community, the finalists were ultimately selected by the Success Awards Committee, a group comprised of representatives of Eagle County business associations and community leaders. The finalists are as follows:Business of the Year• Organic Housekeepers • R.A. Nelson & Associates• Vail DermatologySmall Business of the Year• Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame• Turtle Tubing• Vail Valley Dental CareEntrepreneur of the Year• Ana Carolina Forsat-Moss of Caro Creative• Kevin Selvy of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company• Liz Rackoff of Batter CupcakesSpirit of the Valley Award (formally known as Corporate Citizenship Award) • Holli Snyder of NRC365 Mountain Broadcasting• Rob LeVine of Antlers at Vail Condominiums and Conference Center• Vail Police DepartmentNonprofit of the Year• Bright Future Foundation• Steadman Philippon Research Institute• Vail Valley Charitable FundNew to this year’s Success Awards were the Young Professional of the Year and New Business of the Year award. The Young Professional of the Year award was open to applicants who are permanent residents under the age of 35 years old. Only businesses that have been open for 12 months or less qualified for the New Business of the Year category. Young Professional of the Year• Sarah Franke of Group 970• Megan Gilman of Active Energies, Inc. • Jamie Gunion of Vail Recreation DistrictNew Business of the Year• Four Seasons Resort Vail• Matsuhisa Vail• SneakPEAK VailThe winning Nonprofit of the Year will be announced in early December, while the remaining award category winners will be announced at the Success Awards. The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa will host the ninth Success Awards, a themed awards ceremony, dinner and dancing event on Feb. 10.For more information on the Vail Valley Partnership’s Success Awards, visit http://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/general.asp?id=28 or call Jennifer Weintraub at 970-477-4001 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.