Colgan is Citizen of the Year

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Colgan is Citizen of the Year

Grams honored posthumously at Durango Chamber of Commerce awards
Sandy Bielenberg accepts the Bill Mashaw Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of the late Dr. Tom Grams, who was killed in 2010 by the Taliban while practicing dentistry in a remote region of in Afghanistan. “If each person here found a way to do something, whether it was give money, volunteer or work in areas like Tom did, the world would be a better place,” she said. The award was given at the annual Durango Chamber of Commerce awards celebration Thursday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
Joe Colgan is congratulated by former recipients of the Citizen of the Year award shortly after being named this year’s honoree at the Durango Chamber of Commerce Durango Rocks Annual Awards Celebration. “I really believe that you ought to make the place a little better than you found it,” he said.

Colgan is Citizen of the Year

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Sandy Bielenberg accepts the Bill Mashaw Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of the late Dr. Tom Grams, who was killed in 2010 by the Taliban while practicing dentistry in a remote region of in Afghanistan. “If each person here found a way to do something, whether it was give money, volunteer or work in areas like Tom did, the world would be a better place,” she said. The award was given at the annual Durango Chamber of Commerce awards celebration Thursday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
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Joe Colgan is congratulated by former recipients of the Citizen of the Year award shortly after being named this year’s honoree at the Durango Chamber of Commerce Durango Rocks Annual Awards Celebration. “I really believe that you ought to make the place a little better than you found it,” he said.
And the winners are ...

Here are the winners from the Durango Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards show:
b Citizen of the Year – Joe Colgan.
b Bill Mashaw Volunteer of the Year – Dr. Tom Grams.
b Morley Ballantine Award – Sidny Zink.
b Barbara Conrad Leadership Award – Diane Becket.
b Agriculturist of the Year – Tom Tally.
b Diplomat of the Year – Steve Pease.
b “I Love Durango” Video Contest – Denny Wetmore.
b Green Business Leadership Award – Shaw Solar.
b Spirit of Durango Award – Durango Doughworks.
b Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Joe Keck of the Small Business Development Center.
b Nonprofit of the Year – Women’s Resource Center.
b Entrepreneur of the Year – Julie Schultz and Durango Magazine.
b Small Business of the Year – Sunnyside Meats.
b Business of the Year – Ska Brewing.

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