Vail Valley Partnership’s ‘Success Awards’ nominees announced |

Vail Valley Partnership’s ‘Success Awards’ nominees announced

Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO, Colorado

The Vail Valley Partnership this week announced the nominees for the Eighth Annual Success Awards, which help recognize the Vail Valley business community. “The Vail Valley Partnership is happy to help recognize a variety of Vail Valley businesses as nominated by their peers in the business community via our Success Awards,” said Chris Romer, executive director of the Partnership. “Being recognized by your peers is a testament to the hard work and blood, sweat and tears that our businesses put into their services.”The nominees are:• Non-Profit of the Year: CanDo Multiple Sclerosis; United Way of the Eagle Valley; Walking Mountains (fromerly Gore Range) Natural Science School; The Youth Foundation; Vail Valley Charitable Fund; Eagle River Youth Coalition.• Business of the Year: Avondale Restaurant; Restaurant Kelly Liken; Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa; Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival; Charter Sports; Alpine River Outfitters; Resort Technology Partners.• Small Business of the Year: Loaded Joe’s; KZYR The Zephyr; Alpine Arts Center; Crazy Mountain Brewery; Masters Gallery in Vail; Say No More Promotions; Cathy Thompson State Farm Insurance; Mountains & Meadows Wedding & Event Planning; Human Resources Plus; Mobloggy; Vail Valley Dental Care; High Country Computer Services• Entrepreneur of the Year: Kelly Liken – Restaurant Kelly Liken; Lauren Merrill – Alpine Arts Center; Kevin Selvy – Crazy Mountain Brewing; Cathy Thompson – State Farm Insurance; Ellen Galbraith – High Country Solutions; Tommy Hoffman – Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals; Brooke Thomas – Brooke Heather Photographer.• Green Business of the Year: Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability; Vail Cascade Resort; Organic Housekeepers; Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa;• Corporate Citizenship Award: Vail Daily; Vail Valley Medical Center; United Way; Crazy Mountain Brewery; Evans Chaffee Construction.A portion of the proceeds of the silent auction will help benefit the Non-Profit of the Year. For complete event details, visit or call 970-477-4001 or by e-mail at

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