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2/5/2004

Boulder chamber to host awards dinner Thursday

By Pam Mellskog
The Daily Times-Call

BOULDER — To celebrate local business volunteerism, philanthropy and partnership, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce will throw its 98th annual awards dinner Thursday at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field Event Center, at the private club level.

Boulder City Manager Frank Bruno will deliver the keynote, “The Future of Boulder’s Economy — Restoration, Redevelopment, Repositioning,” and the Chamber will introduce its 2004 business honorees.

They are Steve Miller of Puddle Car Wash as Business Person of the Year; Illegal Pete’s restaurant as Small Business of the Year; Wendy Reynolds of Vectra Bank as Volunteer of the Year; and Barbara Truan of Renaissance Management as the Chamber’s Member of Distinction.

Reynolds, according to Chamber events manager Nicki Taylor, stands out for having volunteered at 66 special events and for being the “go to” person in team building and leadership training.

It’s not a black tie affair. But this year the chamber has adopted an Academy Awards theme complete with dressed-to-the-nines staff, a red carpet and plenty of flashing bulbs, she said.

The chamber expects a turnout of between 300 and 350 people.

For more information, call 303-442-1044.

Pam Mellskog can be reached at 303-776-2244 Ext. 224 or by e-mail at pmellskog@times-call.com.