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Exciting Chamber Gala Event Set to Celebrate Community Excellence

Exciting Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Gala Event

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled the distinguished recipients of its 2023 service awards, honoring exceptional individuals and businesses for their outstanding contributions. Among the highlights are the Volunteer, Non-Profit, Employee, and Business of the Year awards, alongside the prestigious Wagon Boss recognitions.

In addition to honoring these remarkable individuals and organizations, the Chamber is proud to announce the awarding of three Wagon Boss Scholarships totaling $15,000 during its highly anticipated Annual Dinner on March 15. Reflecting on the abundance of deserving nominees, Chamber President Debbie Miller expressed pride in the Teller County community's dedication to service and contribution, underscoring the exceptional environment for living, working, and giving back.

Nominations for these prestigious awards opened in early December, closing on January 12th, with submissions forwarded to a panel of out-of-state judges in mid-January. Miller emphasized the importance of unbiased evaluations, ensuring impartial awards based on specific criteria meticulously assessed by the esteemed judges.

Celebrating Outstanding Achievements

Among the distinguished winners, Sherri Albertson was recognized as the 2023 Volunteer of the Year, showcasing an unwavering commitment to community service since the age of seven. From supporting local charities to volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and fostering education through Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Albertson's dedication exemplifies selflessness and altruism.

The Teller County Farmers Market Association received the esteemed Non-Profit of the Year award for its enduring impact on the community. For over 33 years, the market has provided locally sourced goods while serving as a hub for cultural enrichment and community engagement, demonstrating resilience in the face of challenges.

Suzanne Leclercq was honored as the 2023 Employee of the Year for her exemplary service to Woodland Park citizens and city staff, embodying professionalism and compassion throughout her two-decade tenure as City Assistant Manager.

Your Neighborhood Realty was celebrated as the 2023 Business of the Year, recognized for its sustained growth, commitment to excellence, and significant contributions to Teller County's economic development.

Wagon Boss Recognition

The prestigious Wagon Boss Award recognizes individuals of exceptional integrity and leadership, with this year's winners showcasing exemplary dedication to their community. Jim Olsen, General Manager of Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company, and Donna Finicle, a devoted mental health advocate, were honored for their outstanding contributions to Woodland Park and Teller County.

Join the Celebration

The Chamber's Annual Gala, scheduled for March 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, promises to be a memorable event celebrating the achievements of these remarkable individuals and businesses. Dinner tickets are available through the Chamber office or website, offering an opportunity to join in honoring the outstanding contributions of Woodland Park's finest.

Don't miss the chance to celebrate community excellence and support these deserving award winners.

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