Winners will be announced during the Celebrating Small Business Event May 23

It’s time to nominate the 2019 Small Businesses of the Year! The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Awards. All nomination forms are due by April 2. The winners will be revealed at the Celebrating Small Business event on May 23 at The Drake Centre. The event will celebrate small businesses and their contributions to Fort Collins and will be followed by the Business After Hours Tradeshow in the evening.

For the Chamber awards, a small business has been defined as an independently owned and operated business headquartered in northern Colorado and is organized for profit. Community members are encouraged to nominate area businesses in the following categories:

  • Small (1-10 employees)
  • Medium (11-50 employees)
  • Large (51-200 employees)
  • New Kid on the Block (a company that has been in business for less than three years).

Fort Collins businesses will be judged on community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth and innovation, and workplace culture and employee relations.

Nomination Due Date April 2

Celebrating Small Businesses Event Date May 23

Location The Drake Centre, 802 W Drake Road

Nomination forms are available online here.

For more info contact Heather Emory at (970) 482-3746 or