Celebration of Leadership 2017

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Name: Celebration of Leadership 2017
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM MST
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Event Description:

**EVENT IS SOLD OUT. For event information, call 303-442-1044.**

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: $65 for Boulder Chamber members / $95 for non-members 

Join us in celebrating Boulder's outstanding leaders at our annual affair. The night will feature an opportunity to mingle with a who's who of the business community, while enjoying provided heavy appetizers and drinks. The program will give attendees a chance to hear from leaders and gain insight into their achievements. Dress is business casual. 

Boulder's robust, innovation-driven economy didn't happen by accident. It was forged by inspired business and community leaders from diverse industries, nonprofits and public institutions. Turning imagination into invention, invention into reality. And combining forces in dynamic collaboration through linchpin organizations like the Boulder Chamber.

For four decades, the Chamber has brought these leaders and groups together to honor those who have helped promote our strong economic and social progress at its annual Celebration of Leadership. Join us March 2 at the newly renovated Dairy Arts Center to hear this year's honorees' inspirational stories. And gain exclusive insights into the Chamber's action plans for 2017--continuing to work with bold leaders and partner organizations in our ongoing journey to "Build Community Through Business."

2017 Honorees

Community Impact Award: Tamil Maldonado-Vega, Founder and Director of Barrio E' and José Beteta, Director of the Boulder Latino Chamber of Commerce

Rising Star Award: Boulder Organic Foods 

Innovative Business of the Year: Techtonic Group 

Virginia Patterson Business People of the Year Award: Dirk Friel and Gear Fisher, Co-Founders of Peaksware 

Franny Reich Lifetime Achievement Award: Jon Kottke, Co-Founder and Partner at Kottke & Brantz, LLC; and Betsey Martens, Executive Director of Boulder Housing Partners

Award Categories

1. Virginia Patterson - Business Person of the Year award (aka "Giving 'Em Hell Virginia Award") is presented annually to the person who exemplifies determination and commitment to build a strong local economy.

2. Innovative Business of they Year Award recognizes a business/leader that/who demonstrates the innovative spirit, creative problem solving, and pioneering approaches to organizational success and industry growth that exemplifies the character of Boulder's business community.

3. Community Impact Award recognizes an individual(s) or local company that has made significant contributions to advance their industry, environmental stewardship, and/or social sustainability within the Boulder community.

4. Rising Star Award recognizes a new business or an up-and-coming individual who has had a significant positive impact on their industry, the local economy and/or the Boulder community. The sky is the limit for this future Boulder leader. 

5. Franny Reich Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding individual for his or her legacy of exemplary business achievement and community impact. 

If the parking lot behind the Dairy Arts Center is full, parking is available just across Walnut street in the parking lot of those offices and it's just a short walk to the north entrance.

View Past Honorees

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE: By attending this event, photographs and videos of the event and individuals will be public and possibly used on future marketing for the Boulder Chamber and its associates.

NOTE: The opinions and information provided by Chamber event speakers are strictly those of the speakers. The Boulder Chamber does not necessarily endorse their opinions and has not independently verified the information presented. 

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Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Contact Information:
events@boulderchamber.com or 303.442.1044
$65 for Boulder Chamber members 
$95 for non-members 
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