2018 Annual Investor Meeting, Banquet and Awards

Save the Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
5:30 - 10:00pm
Ellis Ranch Event Center

2018 Annual Dinner and Awards, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Colorado

The prestigious awards will be presented during the Loveland Chamber’s Annual Investors Meeting, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. All award nominees must be chamber investors in good standing.  Each nomination must be made separately. All awards can be self-nominated or nominated by other investors. All nominations was 5:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Nominations are now closed. Thank You for your interest.


The Business of the Year Award finalists demonstrate innovation, pride and value for their business and customer service as well as community contributions and involvement. The Heart Award finalists exude selflessness and compassion for the Loveland community. They generously give their time and expertise to the community with no monetary rewards or money. The Nonprofit of the Year Award finalists are 501c3 organizations that accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community, embody a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect. They also support and demonstrate the collaborative spirit through creative partnerships through the chamber, other nonprofits, and/or various business and civic organizations, and inspire others by their example. The Young Professionals Award finalists are young professionals who make strides in their local community through volunteerism and community activities, strides to better themselves via professional development activities and their professional accomplishments.

The Loveland Chamber of Commerce Annual Investor Awards categories include:

  • The Heart Award, awarded to an individual who gives their time, expertise and support to the community and demonstrates leadership and community pride without receiving monetary or professional rewards
  • Large Business of the Year Award, honoring a business (with 25 or more employees) that demonstrates innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and more.
  • Small Business of the Year Awardhonoring a business (with fewer than 25 employees) that demonstrates innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and more
  • The Non-Profit of the Year Award, honoring a 501c3 organization
  • The Young Professionals Award, open to professionals age 45 and younger who are members of the chamber or Stir Loveland. 

Available Awards

The Heart Award:
A signature Loveland Chamber award, the Heart Award is awarded to a very special individual who:

  • Gives their time, expertise and support to the community
  • Demonstrates selflessness, leadership and community pride, without receiving monetary or professional rewards

The Large Business of the Year Award: 
This award honors a business that demonstrates:

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exemplary customer service
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism and ethics
  • Extraordinary examples to staff and other businesses
  • Solid financial performance and business history of continuous service over a period of time
  • Community involvement and contributions
  • Has 25 or more employees 

The Small Business of the Year Award:
This award honors a business that demonstrates:

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exemplary customer service
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism and ethics
  • Extraordinary examples to staff and other businesses
  • Solid financial performance and business history of continuous service over a period of time
  • Community involvement and contributions
  • Has fewer than 25 employees

Non-Profit of the Year Award

This award honors a 501(c)(3) organization that:

  • Accomplishes significant results on behalf of the community
  • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect
  • Supports and demonstrates the collaborative spirit through creative partnerships through the chamber, other nonprofits, and/or various business and civic organizations
  • Inspires others by their example

Young Professionals Award

This individual award is open to professionals 45 and younger who are either members of Loveland Chamber or members of Stir Loveland Young Professionals. This award will focus on the contributions that young professionals make to the local community through volunteerism and community activities, strides they are making to better themselves via professional development activities and their professional accomplishments.

A list of current Chamber investors can be found in the business directory.


2018 Winners will be announced Friday, January 19, 2018
  •  Watch for 2018 winners here!
2018 Award Winners 
2017 Winners were:
  • Large Business of the Year Winner: Guaranty Bank
  • Small Business of the Year Winner: EnviroPest
  • The Heart Award Winner: Norma Jean Goodheart
  • Young Professional of the Year Winner: Sarah Rice
  • Ambassador of the Year Winner: Don Reilly
  • Non-Profit of the Year Winner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County   
2017 Loveland Chamber of Conmerce Annual Awards, Loveland Colorado

2016 Winners were:
  • Large Business of the Year - Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Small Business of the Year - Cactus Grille
  • Heart Award - Miki Roth - Group. Inc. Real Estate
  • Young Professional of the Year - Eric Weedin, Weedin Agency
  • Ambassador of the Year - Deanna Sloat, Guarantee Bank
  • Non-Profit of the Year - Food Bank of Larimer County
  • Table Decorating Award - Dunkin' Donuts
  • Winner of the $2500 Vacation Get-Away - Cathy Vance - Group, Inc. Real Estate
 2016 Annual Dinner - Loveland Chamber of Commerce

 2015 Winners were:  
  • Large Business of the Year - The Group, Inc.
  • Small Business of the Year - Mo’ Betta Gumbo
  • The Heart Award - Debbie Davis, Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • Young Professional of the Year - Leah Johnson, JD Consulting
  • Ambassador of the Year Winners - Rick & Kim Raesz
  • The Nonprofit of the Year Winer - Alternatives To Violence
 2015 Annual Dinner - Loveland Chamber of Commerce

2014 Winners were:
  • Large Business of the Year - American Eagle Distributing Co.
  • Small Business of the Year Winner - Rowe's Flowers
  • Heart Award Winner - The City of Loveland* 
    Note: This award has never been given to an organization before; this is unprecedented, to give the award to the City at large!
  • Young Professional of the Year Winner - JB Kellogg, Madwire Media
  • Ambassador of the Year Winner - John Soricelli, Next Peak Business Solutions
  • Non-Profit of the Year Winner - Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center 

*In an unprecedented move, instead of awarding an individual with The Heart Award, this year the Loveland Chamber of Commerce honored the City of Loveland. This video shows how the City mobilized to rescue, repair and rebuild after the September 2013 flood that devastated vast regions of the Front Range, saving lives and the city's water supply.