• Creating opportunities for businesses since 1975.

  • 2016-2017 Annual Awards

    Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce

    Presented March 9, 2017

    Tomahawk Ranch, 2113 Park County Rd #43, Bailey

     

  • Announcing the winners for the 2016-2017 Annual Awards: 

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  • Rookie Business of the Year - Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery

    Home Based Business of the Year - MyMountainTown.com

    Non-Profit of the Year - Intermountain Humane Society

    Ambassador of the Year - Angela Bassano with Rotary Club of Conifer and Conifer Area Council

    Norman F. Meyer Award Nomination - Katie Bartojay

    Business of the Year - Brooks Place Tavern

  • Congratulations!

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    Penland Group

     

     

     

     

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  • 2016 Winners 2016 Winners

    Congratulations to our Winners for 2016-2017!

    • Business of the Year: Aspen Park Wine & Spirits
    • Home-Based Business of the Year: Cruise Planners - Heart & Soul Excursions
    • Rookie Business of the Year: Macaroni Kid - Evergreen, Bailey, Conifer
    • Non-Profit of the Year: Conifer Lobos Unified Boosters (CLUB)
    • Ambassador of the Year: Anjie Bates, State Farm Insurance: Nancy Staub Ins Agency
    • Norman F. Meyer Award: Lance Swearengin

     

     

    2015 Winners 2015 Winners

    Presented March 13, 2015 - Meadow Creek Lodge

    Annual Award Winners

    Business of the Year: Aspen Peak Cellars (Marcel & Julie Flukiger)

    Home-Based Business of the Year: Macaroni Kid - Evergreen, Bailey, Conifer

    Non-Profit of the Year: Rotary Club of Conifer

    Rookie Business of the Year: a Borgata

    Ambassador of the Year (Tie): Melissa Baker and Sharon Trilk

    Norman F. Meyer Award: Punky Kiefer

    and new this year…

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Angela Bassano and Denise Patrick

    Congratulations to the finalists for 2014-2015:

    Business of the Year: Aspen Peak Cellars, Inglenook Energy Center, Marketing Type Guys, and State Farm-Nancy Staub Insurance Agency

    Home-Based Business of the Year: Foothills Computer Service, Macaroni Kid - Evergreen, Bailey, Conifer, and Top Hat Creative Marketing

    Non-Profit of the Year: Conifer Historical Society Museum, C.L.U.B. - Conifer Lobos Unified Boosters, and Rotary Club of Conifer

    Rookie Business of the Year: a Borgata, Blue Spruce Toys, and Social Media Maiden

    Ambassador of the Year: Melissa Baker, Sharon Trilk, and Kayla Vella

    Norman F. Meyer Award: Angela Bassano, Punky Kiefer, and Denise Patrick


    Thank you, ProPics Photography & Video! To purchase these or other photos from the event, visit www.propicsphoto.com

    2014 Winners 2014 Winners

    Rookie Business
    Ponderosa Paws Mobile Dog Grooming

    Home Based Business
    Sacred Journey LLC

    Ambassador
    Scott Zorno

    Non-Profit
    Friends of Staunton State Park

    Business
    Moore Lumber & Ace hardware: Pine Junction

    Norman F. Meyer
    Jennifer Eleniewski

    Ambassador of the Year

    Chamber Ambassadors serve as peer contacts and support for members. They provide assistance on how to best utilize the Chamber’s services as well as provide volunteer support for events. Ambassador of the Year is awarded to the individual who has shown exceptional outreach and support to the Chamber and its members.

    Rookie Business of the Year

    Starting a business is hard work, requires a lot of determination, and typically does not pay off for several years. The first years in business can be the hardest. Rookie Business of the Year is awarded to a business of less than two years who has shown growth from the initial idea into a successful business that contributes to our community.

    Home-Based Business of the Year

    Home-based businesses are small businesses with few employees that operate out of a home office. Their lack of storefront creates challenges in promotion, self-discipline and professional perception. The Home-based Business of the Year is awarded to the nominee who has shown growth, staying power, innovation, and community involvement.

    Business of the Year

    Business of the Year is awarded to the business that sets the standard for excellence and innovation with their business practices, social responsibility and has a commitment to growing here in our mountain area. Nominees have demonstrated good citizenship throughout our community, including actively supporting local charities and businesses, as well as encouraging its employees to do the same.

    Non-Profit of the Year

    Non-profits deliver needed services to our community, educate the public, protect the environment, support arts and culture and improve government policies. Non-Profit of the Year recognizes organizations in the mountain area that have a positive impact on both the local economy and the mountain community.

    Norman F. Meyer Award

    Small town communities rely heavily on the work of volunteers to maintain and grow their communities. The Norman F. Meyer Award is given to a local resident who has shown outstanding service to our mountain area. Nominees are leaders in the community and respected by their peers. They give selflessly to the betterment of their community through their continued volunteer efforts.

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    Presented March 8th, 2013 · Brooks Place Tavern

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 WINNERS & NOMINEES!


    Business of the Year

    Mountain Books
    Jesse McKean · Owner

    It is a great accomplishment to be in business for 25 years and Jesse reached that milestone in 2012. Dawn Smith has talked to people outside of his store who shared that they come “up the hill” a few times a year for the scenery, but mostly to shop at Mountain Books, and to see Jesse. It’s true, Jesse is the most interesting man in Conifer. “His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards.” Stay thirsty, my friend.

    Find Mountain Books on Yelp!

    Nominees
    • Look What I Found Boutique (owners Michelle Smith and Barbara Mendez)
    • Mountain Books (owner Jesse McKean)
    • Mountain Connection (owner Jacqueline ''Jacqué'' Scott)

    Home-Based Business of the Year

    House Call Hearing
    Pat Davis

    Pat is a great asset to this community and cares about each and every one of his clients. He also has a special place in his heart for Joy International and helps Dr. Jeff Brodsky on a seemingly daily basis. He helped the Chamber with the Santa’s Cookies and Milk Eating contest this year and many of his suggestions were incorporated into the rules (although there was one thing we didn’t listen to him about. We let the participants use their hands.) Pat is just one very helpful guy!

    www.housecallhearing.com

    Nominees
    • Franie Bassett, CPA
    • House Call Hearing (owner Pat Davis)
    • Sacred Journey (owner Janet Redford)

    Non-Profit of the Year

    Mountain Resource Center
    Sharon Schrage · Executive Director

    Sharon Schrage and her exceptional team offer most services at no cost. They also provide an excellent shopping experience at the Resale Shoppe. For more than 20 years they have helped our community but this year they were challenged with the Lower North Fork Fire. They were one of the first on the scene and worked alongside state and local government agencies. They helped coordinate donations of food, clothing, housing, and pet care. They were organized, professional, and are continuing to help those 23 households who lost everything. Our area is a better place because of the humble, loving hearts of the MRC staff. Thank you for all that you do!

    www.mountainpeace.org

    Nominees
    • Mountain Area Land Trust
    • Mountain Resource Center
    • PeaceWorks, Inc.

    Amabassador of the Year

    Davis Linden

    Davis became an ambassador the day he joined the Conifer Chamber, and has not stopped working since. Davis, we wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your service to the community and the chamber, as you have worked monthly meetings, mixers, helped plan FeBREWary, and made over 50 calls during our membership drive. We look forward to partnering with you for many years to come!

    Nominees
    • Mountain Area Land Trust
    • Mountain Resource Center
    • PeaceWorks, Inc.

    The Norman F. Meyer Award

    Jacque Scott

    Jacque’s dedication and commitment to our mountain area is demonstrated monthly through the pages of her publication. The Mountain Connection showcases the positive stories in our area, informs us of what is coming up, and what we missed, and allows us to promote our businesses. We are Jacque’s news stories, and are grateful for her ability to make us look and sound good. Jacque, thank you for your integrity and charm.

    www.mtnconnection.com

    Nominees
    • Denise Patrick
    • Jacqueline 'Jacque' Scott
    • Jesse McKean

    2012 Winners 2012 Winners

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 RECIPIENTS!

    Business of the Year

    Luna's Mandala
    Cynthia Weeks · Owner

    Luna's Mandala carries a wide selection of natural and organic specialty items from around the world.

    www.lunasmandala.com


    Homebased Business of the Year

    285bound.com
    Sharon Trilk · Owner

    285Bound.com is a friendly and welcoming community forum committed to providing a place where our members can freely interact

    www.285bound.com


    Non-Profit of the Year

    Evergreen Christian Outreach
    Sharon Smith · Executive Director

    Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) is celebrating 25 years of offering goods and services to local families in need.

    www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org


    Ambassador of the Year

    Diana Paty
    Accounting by the Numbers · Owner

    Accounting by the Numbers (ABTN) helps local small businesses with their accounting and finance-related services.

    www.accountingbythenumbers.com


    Norman F. Meyer Award

    Norman Meyer, Sr.

    Given for outstanding service and dedication to our mountain area.

     

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