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The Loveland Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for 2009 Heart Award and Business of the Year Award


Loveland, Colo. – Jan. 15, 2010 – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce today announced the finalists for both the Heart and Business of the Year Awards. Finalists for the last 2009 Investor award, the Survivor Award, will be unveiled live at the Annual Investor Meeting at 5:30 p.m., next Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at McKee Wellness and Conference Center.

The Business of the Year Award finalists demonstrates innovation, pride and value for their business and customer service as well as community contributions and involvement. The Heart Award finalists exude selflessness and compassion for the Loveland community. They generously give their time and expertise to the community with no monetary rewards or money.

The Heart Award finalists are (listed in alphabetical order):

* Colette MacFarlane with SOS Staffing
* Dorothy Skroch with Dorothy’s Catering
* Jan Pierce of the Erion Foundation
* Marie DeWolf of Marie DeWolf Insurance
* Matt Shoup with M & E Painting

The Business of the Year Award finalists are (listed in alphabetical order):

* High Country Beverage
* McKee Medical Center
* Medical Center of the Rockies
* M & E Painting
* Mueller & Associates

“Each of this year’s finalists is deserving of this recognition and it will be challenging for the judges to pick the overall winner,” said Brian Willms, CEO/president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to the unveiling at our Annual Investor’s Dinner on Jan. 22.”

About the Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1902, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is Northern Colorado’s “driving force for business.” Comprised of over 700 local companies, the chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its investors, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today’s economy. As a founding member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to lead and influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in Northern Colorado. For more information on the Loveland Chamber, please call (970) 667-6311 or visit

For media inquiries, please contact:
Nicole Hegg
Communications & Events Manager
(970) 744-4792


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