The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2012 Small Business of the Year Awards.
The 2012 Business of the Year Awards will be presented at the first ever Celebrating Small Business Award & Luncheon event, to be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Hilton Fort Collins,425 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, on April 25, 2012.
The luncheon will celebrate small businesses and their contributions to Fort Collins while kicking of the annual Spring Showcase.
Over 40 companies were nominated to receive the Small Business of the Year Awards with awards being given for companies with 1-10 employees and 11-50 employees. Finalists for the awards include: AlphaGraphics, Brinkman Partners, The Cupboard, MazTech & All-Tech Automotive, Shaw & Associates and Palmer Flowers.
For this award, a small business is defined as an independently owned and operated business headquartered in northern Colorado that is organized for profit. The business is required to have 200 employees or fewer to be eligible.
To receive a Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, the company must be a member of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented and have been in business three years. Businesses will be judged on: community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth and innovation and workplace culture and employee relations.
About 200 business professionals and community leaders are expected at the Small Business of the Year luncheon. Individual ticket prices are $35 per person for Chamber members and $40 per person for non-members. A table of 10 people is $300.
For ticket information call the Chamber at (970) 482-3746 or go to www.FortCollinsChamber.com.
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is a champion for business, the regional economy and the greater Fort Collins area.
Owned and led by its members, the Chamber is an active and forward-focused organization of 1,000 members. Member businesses are of all sizes and types ranging from sole proprietors to large multi-national corporations and from locally owned retailers to internationally renowned high tech firms. For more information, visit www.FortCollinsChamber.com.