Honoring Those Whom Matter

Honoring Those Whom Matter 

By: Caleb Quimby

February 3, 2017

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Businesses and individuals were recognized with awards, in the Grand Valley, this past Tuesday at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet. They received different awards for their efforts to build a stronger community.Kannah Creek Brewing Company, All Metals Welding & Fabrication co. Steve and Ann Meyer, Pat Tucker, Honora Thompson, other individuals and business also attended the banquet.

Kannah Creek Brewing Company, All Metals Welding & Fabrication co. Steve and Ann Meyer, Pat Tucker, Honora Thompson, other individuals and business also attended the banquet.

Kannah Creek received the Business of the Year award. They achieved the award and recognition for having 40 employees and for being in business for more than twelve years. They stacked up an impressive list of donations in the Grand Valley. The biggest event that Kannah Creek put together for the community was the Kannah Creek’s Firkin Fundraising event.

The event was put on to support Suicide Prevention. Representatives from Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundations and National Alliance of Mental Illness attended to answer questions.

All Metals Welding & Fabrications Co. received the Small Business of the year award. They are a small company with twelve employees. Yet have supported over twenty-three organizations by giving their time and product.

One couple stands out the most when it comes to community service, Steve and Ann Meyer. They have displayed leaderships skill that span decades. Most of their time is being spent helping Colorado Mesa University. They have even helped the Chamber Board, Catholic Outreach Board, and the GJ Symphony.

Pat Tucker got the highest recognitions when she received the Citizen of the Year award.

Tucker has started numerous activated related to economic development. She accomplished this by serving on the board of the Chamber, Western Colorado Business Alliance, GJEP and the Business Incubator Center. She is the only one to serve all originations at once.

The Young Professional of the year award was given to Honora Thompson for her efforts of organizing community events and being an active volunteer in the Grand Valley.

The Chamber will continue to honor their top community members and business to make the Grand Valley a great place to live for many years to come.

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