Chairman’s Gala
Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00-10:00 pm
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228


The West Chamber is proud to honor businesses, individuals and organizations from  Jefferson County, at the Chairman’s Gala. Cocktails start at 6:00 pm, dinner and program at 7:00 pm, dancing starts at 9:00 pm.

Grab your best mask and join us for this masquerade-themed evening where all will be dressed to the nines!

Chairman's Gala 2017
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Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners!


Large Business of the Year

Key Bank

Medium Business of the Year
Citywide Banks

Small Business of the Year
Daniel D. Bigandt Insurance Agency, Inc. with American Family Insurance

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
AdWest Consulting, Inc.

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
The Abo Group, Inc.

Nonprofit of the Year
Localworks

Steve Burkholder Diamond Legacy Award
Jim and Kathleen Curtis, Village Roaster

25-Year Members
Schey Insurance Agency
Sheraton Denver West
Jefferson County Public Library-Administrative Office


Each year we select winners for the following awards:

West Chamber Small Business of the Year (5 or less employees)
A business that has shown the true meaning of being involved and engaged in improving the business community in Jefferson County.

West Chamber Medium Business of the Year (6-49 employees)
A business that continuously shows support for its employees, its clients and the community in Jefferson County. 

West Chamber Large Business of the Year (Over 50 employees)
An organization that exemplifies leadership, collaboration and gives back to the Jefferson County community. This organization is committed to making our community a better place to live and work.

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
A business that exemplifies leadership, collaboration and gives back to the Jefferson County community.  This woman-owned business contributes to the economic vitality of Jefferson County.

Nonprofit of the Year
An organization that exemplifies making our community a better place to live and work by advocating for positive change within the Jefferson County community.

Minority-Owned Business of the Year 
An organization that is owned by a non-white individual that truly understands what it takes to run a business and strives to make our community a better place to live in Jefferson County.

The Steve Burkholder Diamond Legacy Award
This individual has achieved a high level of respect within the business and public communities. Nominees are known as the “shining stars” of the current business world and must have had a positive economic impact within the Jefferson County community over the last year. Demonstrating an extraordinary ability to influence people and events, nominees utilize their strong leadership skills to advance community and business success through public service and philanthropy. (West Chamber membership is not a part of the criteria for this award.)

Member Stories

Dan Bigandt, American Family Insurance

“Being a member of The West Chamber has had a great impact on my business.  The connections that I have made to other business owners in the chamber are of great value to me personally and professionally!”

Dan Bigandt, American Family Insurance