Fruita chamber awards businesses and business owners

Businesses and business owners were recognized by annual awards presented by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet.

Family Health West was named business of the year, while Brian and Andrea Gatley of Alpha Dog Systems accepted the New Horizon Award for new business of the year.

Steve Newsom with Cornerstone Ventures won the award for ambassador of the year. Geri Robinson with Robinson and Co. Realty received the award for member of the year.

Deb Hogstad with Wildcat Car Wash and Nelly Sinclair with Visceral Solutions both won the women in business woman of the year award.

The chamber recognized the City of Fruita with its community excellence award.