When you bring together top business and community leaders to acknowledge key champions of Boulder’s economic vitality, you have the Boulder Chamber’s pinnacle event, Celebration of Leadership.
It wasn’t a formal black tie affair with gowns and tuxes, but it was a dazzling evening at the newly renovated Dairy Arts Center when 300 of Boulder’s top civic, community, and nonprofit leaders gathered to mingle and salute the year’s star honorees. Luminaries from across business sectors and the nonprofit world recognized the achievements of the honorees who are pacesetters and pioneers, working to advance the city and its business climate.
Boulder Chamber President John Tayer gave powerful remarks and highlighted the theme of the event, “Build Community Through Business,” to drive a strong local economy.
Here is a wonderful video featuring the awardees:
Business Person of the Year:
Gerry Agnes, President and CEO, Elevations Credit Union
Community Leadership Award:
Ken Hotard, Senior VP of Public Affairs for the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association, and Will Toor, Director of the Transportation Program with Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Chamber Champion Award:
Dianna Rands, Owner of Chill Digital Marketing
Franny Reich Local Business Hero Award:
Liz Hanson, City of Boulder Economic Vitality Coordinator; and
George Karakehian, former City Council member and owner of Art Source International
First National Bank
2016 Gold Sponsors:
Elevations Credit Union