Chamber Announces 2017 Best of the Best Nominees

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February 23, 2017
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The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017 best of the best nominees for their Annual Awards:  Business Person, Small Business, Citizen, Castle Rock Advocate, the Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year and the Ambassador of the Year:
The Businessperson of the Year Award recognizes business owners and/or management who have competitively positioned their business in the marketplace; demonstrating strong financial performance in their industry; has successfully managed the growth of their company; has utilized innovative or creative business methods in response to times of adversity and has a strong commitment to the betterment of the Castle Rock Community.  The nominees are:
  • Matt Call, NavPoint Real Estate Group
  • Jeff Drabing, Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co.
  • Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus
 Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a business owner who has made outstanding contributions to the community through their involvement in community projects, organizational affiliations, and business growth.  The nominees are:
  • Bruce Hier, Hier Drilling Company
  • John Kokish, Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.
  • Rich Kuehster, Columbine Kitchen & Bath
  • JR Pinon, Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson-Dignity Memorial
 The Citizen of the Year Award is given to a selfless individual based on their many years of volunteer activity within the community.  This person demonstrates a dedication and loyalty to the Castle Rock area with commitment to service.  The nominees are:
  • Jason Bower, Immediate Past Chair D.D.A
  • Mike McNairy, Creative Colors International
  • Nick Lucey, Nicklucey.com
 The Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a Chamber of Commerce member who has given freely of their time and talent in leadership to further the mission of the Chamber.  The nominees are:
  • Pam & Len Jenkins
  • Steve & Leslie Spencer, Spencer Colorado Real Estate
  • Julie Voorhees, Keller Williams Action Realty
 Castle Rock Advocate Award—recognizes an individual who is either an employee or an elected official of a government or quasi-governmental institution within Douglas County.  The winner is:
  • Paul Donahue, Mayor-Town of Castle Rock
 Ambassador of the Year Award—recognizes an individual who is a volunteer business member who goes above and beyond the required committee engagement in Chamber activities, assists Chamber members to receive value with the Chamber’s programs and events and has a passion for the betterment of our community.  The winner is:
  • Betty Graf, Reliv International
The award winners will be announced at the Chamber’s 2017 Annual Banquet/Mardi-Gras Masquerade on Friday, April 21st at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows.  Sign up on line at www.castlerock.org or call the Chamber at (303) 688-4597.

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