Summit Chamber salutes slate of 2004 award winners |

Summit Chamber salutes slate of 2004 award winners

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 24th anniversary at the Feb. 23 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the Silverthorne Pavilion.Mayor Lou DelPiccolo welcomed the 692-member business association to the town of Silverthorne and its premier facility. Chamber board president Loren Stone of Sovereign Hospitality International and the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge reflected on the challenges and accomplishments of the Summit Chamber during 2004.As the executive director, I shared our vision for 2005 and beyond with members and countywide partners who attended the morning event.Rob Goodell, general manager of The Outlets at Silverthorne, expanded on the multimillion-dollar renovation along the riverfront and the newly formed partnership with the chamber as managing partner of the Summit County Visitors Information Center in Silverthorne.The keynote address, delivered by Ralf Garrison of the Advisory Group, focused on the recent efforts to address the concept of the public, private and nonprofit sectors working together to build an economic alliance for greater Summit County.

Past board members were acknowledged for their contributions and new board members and officers were introduced. The Chamber Diplomats were recognized for their many contributions throughout the year to chamber programs, events and fundraisers.Volunteer Diplomat of the Year was awarded to Laurie Rider, Marketspark, formerly of Breckenridge. Rider donated substantial time and energy to chamber activities, events, projects and committees both as a Diplomat and board member. Volunteers of the Year awards were awarded to Loren Stone, the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge and Sovereign Hospitality International and Kathleen Kennedy, Woods Inn, Frisco.Stone served as board president in 2004 and continues to lead the organization in 2005. Kennedy served as treasurer in 2004.Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to the GatherHouse Hand-Blown Glassware Studio, Frisco, in recognition of a startup business which has made notable contributions to the chamber and community.Small Business of the Year was presented to the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge.

Strategic Business of the Year was presented to The Outlets at Silverthorne.Regional Business of the Year was presented to Community First National Bank, now called the Bank of the West.International Business of the Year was presented to Intrawest Colorado Copper Mountain Resort.The Lifetime Member was awarded to past board president Herb Sumerfield, retired, Verlo Mattress, Frisco, for dedication, leadership and recognition for years of service.The Ben Fogle Award was awarded to Julie Magliocchetti of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Kevin Mastin of The Mastin Group, Keystone.The chamber’s most prestigious award is presented to individuals who have provided exemplary service of a substantial nature over an extended period of time both personally and professionally.Mastin served as the board vice president and Magliocchetti served as board secretary in 2004.

Special recognition certificates were given to volunteers who served as committee chairs or provided special service and support.Individuals spotlighted included, K’Lynne Jorgenson, Mo Bennett, Del Bush, Bob Bloch, Jamie Cripps, Kelly Corich, Lisa Cory Cheek, Jamie Gamble, Ralf Garrison, John Karis, Hannah Lennon, Nancy Ewing, Kate Hudnut, David Leeman, Linda Lichtendahl, Mike Kurth, Christine Mantych, Betty Naftz, Massey Pitts and Jim Morgan.A special thanks goes to our co-sponsors for the event which included the town of Silverthorne, Summit Daily News, Krystal 93, Quality Quick Print, the Little Flower Shop and the GatherHouse Hand-Blown Glassware Studio.Our appreciation goes to All Seasons Catering for catering of the event and Bo Tomlyn, founder of Dreams into Reality, for the special visuals/instrumentals entertainment. Bob Bloch Portraits donated the professional photography. For photos of the event visit our website at Jones is executive director of the Summit County Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at (970) 668-2051 or

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