The Annual Chamber Awards are presented each year at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Past Winners

2018 Nominees

Business Person of the Year (2017 Winner – Dale and Gayle Palmer of Nordic Hot Tubs)
• David Kack – Big Sky Transportation District/Western Transportation Institute
• John Haas – Haas Builders
• Tim Kent – First Security Bank

Business of the Year (2017 Winner – Ace Hardware)
• Montana Supply
• Big Sky Luxury Rentals by Natural Retreats
• The Trove West
• Winchester Holdings & Western Mountain Investments

Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award (2017 Winner – Jerry Scott of Gallatin Partners Inc.)
• Al Malinowski
• Glenniss Indreland

Emerging Entrepreneur (New this year)
• Dan Lukas – Go Big Rentals
• Eric Ladd – The Outlaw Partners
• Keith Robins and Lauryn Mathis – LUXE Spirits & Sweets
• Susanne Hill and Erin Leonard – Lone Peak Lookout
• Sydney Desmarais – Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital

Non-Profit Business Person of the Year (New this year)
• Ciara Wolfe – The Big Sky Community Organization
• Jennifer O’Connor – Women in Action
• Jesse Wiese – Montana Land Reliance
• Kristin Gardner – Gallatin River Task Force

2017

Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry Scott (Gallatin Partners, Inc.)

Business of the Year: Ace Hardware – Big Sky

Outstanding Frontline Worker: Michelle Denning (Big Sky Conoco)

Business Person of the Year: Dale & Gayle Palmer (Nordic Hot Tubs)

2016

Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Jeff Daniels (Medical Clinic of Big Sky)

Business of the Year: The Hungry Moose Market & Deli

Outstanding Frontline Worker: Marie Rapp (American Bank)

Business Person of the Year: John Seelye (Big Sky Build)

2015

Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award: Taylor Middleton (Big Sky Resort)

Business of the Year: Skyline Bus – Link to the Peak

Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year: Dick Schwable (Consignment Cabin)

Outstanding Frontline Worker: Beata Fatouros (Big Sky Western Bank)

Business Person of the Year: Marla Ganoom (American Bank)

2014

Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Scholz (Buck’s T4)

Business of the Year: Gallatin Riverhouse Grill

Business Person of the Year: Lynne Anderson (Country Market)

2013

Excellence in Business: Big Sky Shuttle and Taxi

Business Leadership: John Richardson (320 Ranch)

Emerging Entrepreneur: Ousel and Spur Pizza Co.

Non Profit Ally of the Year: Arts Council of Big Sky

2012

Chet Huntley Distinguished Achievement Award: Marne Hayes (Big Sky Chamber of Commerce)

Business of the Year: Lone Peak Cinema

Community Person of the Year: Ryan Hamilton

Green Business of the Year: Big Sky Shirt Co.

Event of the Year: PBR

2011

Business of the Year: Outlaw Partners

Community Person of the Year: Lance Child

Non Profit of the Year: Arts Council of Big Sky