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Annual chamber awards recognize Berthoud givers

By: Melissa Feldbush | Special to the Surveyor | February 05, 2021 | Local News

Every year, the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce gives membership awards to Berthoud businesses and organizations that go above and beyond with and for the community and the Berthoud Chamber. We are proud to have an amazing and diverse membership that is out doing amazing things in and for our community every day, every year.

As we started to look back at 2020 and evaluate who to give our annual awards to — we realized there was no way to make that decision. So many businesses stepped up and went above and beyond for our community this year, so many businesses have struggled through adversity and rallied to success, and so many have had to redefine what success was for them in 2020. Many more have had to pull back and adjust but will come back stronger once we find our way back to a more normal track. It was impossible to narrow our choices down to just one per our typical categories — and we cannot express enough our appreciation for our membership. You have all been so inspiring this year and we would like to recognize every member for your resiliency and determination in 2020.

We had hoped we would be able to celebrate our membership in person at our annual gala but for now it is our sincere hope we will be able to meet everyone back in person again soon and find a path back to our normal over the course of this year.

We would like to mention those that received nominations from their peers and have listed them below. This is in no way a complete list, but we wanted to acknowledge and thank those that took the time to complete our nomination forms and highlight all the amazing feedback. Thank you all!


A Little Help Berthoud for going above and beyond in 2020 to make sure the elder community members were taken care of in big and small ways.

Berthoud Brick Oven Pizza for donating frozen turkey to people in the community for Thanksgiving and donating fresh baked rolls numerous times a month to anyone in need.

Berthoud Drug for helping people displaced by the fires get their prescriptions filled and offering outstanding customer service.

Berthoud Lions Club for continuing to stay active and assisting the community by providing free food at their summer BBQ.

Berthoud Vision for Life for gifting product to those in need during this challenging pandemic.

Cilantro and Lime for donating all their proceeds from a night in front of our local brewery to the Berthoud Life Center and Mobile Food Pantry.

City Star Brewing for opening their unused spaces to showcase local artists whose holiday shows were cancelled and for organizing blood drives.

Cocina & Cantina Mexican Restaurant for being a staple restaurant to downtown Berthoud and helping drive more people downtown to enjoy our wonderful town.

Cornerstone Café and New Freedom Outreach Center for continuing to provide and offer a safe place to gather and supporting any individual, business or organization that walks thru the door.

Ko-fe House for opening their unused space to local artists and vendors to display and sell their products.

Mainstreet Car Care and Quick Lube for being continued supporters and volunteers for the Berthoud Chamber.

Natalie’s Unique Bouquets for making bouquets for nurses and raising funds for local firefighters during the summer wildfires.

Rise Artisan Bread for putting together free breakfast and lunch for all students who needed a meal during the beginning of the pandemic and quarantine.

SR Home for engaging the community and giving funds to a local family to help with Christmas shopping.

Chuck Angerman for putting together a new website to help provide the community with an easy way to see which businesses were open when the pandemic and quarantine began.

Dana Brungardt for baking 3,000 cupcakes with her business “B” Sweet Cupcakes and giving to hospitals, firefighters, and police.

Ruth Fletcher-Carter for continuing to operate and lead the RAFT program to help our residents in need of transportation.

Virginia Huppe for her countless support and volunteer hours to the Berthoud Chamber.



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