The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for the 2006 Small Business Person of the Year. This is your opportunity to give recognition to a business person who is successful, active in the community and deserving of this honor.
The criteria is any individual who owns and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business (50 employees or less). The company must have been in business for at least 3 years under current ownership and must be headquartered in the region.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal's Young Entrepreneur of the Year will be awarded. Any individual who serves as a majority owner and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business with a three-year track record, and who will not have reached the age of 35 by July 1, 2006, may be nominated.
The final award to be presented is the Family-Owned Small Business of the Year. The criteria is a family owned and operated business that has been passed on from one generation to another. Nominees must also serve as a majority owner and operator or bear principal responsibility for operating a small business with at least a 15-year track record.
Nominations are due June 12 and do encourage self-nomination. Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting Jenifer Furda, 575-4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Small Business Day Luncheon on June 29 at the Antlers Hilton. For information, visit www.coloradospringschamber.org.