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Granby Chamber Director Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Colorado Tourism

Sharon Brenner, director of the Granby Chamber of Commerce, has received the 2009 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Colorado Tourism.

The award, presented by the Colorado Tourism Office, recognizes an individual’s contributions to the promotion and development of the Colorado tourism industry.

Brenner received the award for her major and lasting contributions to tourism in the state, dedication to Colorado tourism, and creative, innovative approaches, according to the Tourism Office. The honor also cited her leadership, vision and inspiration, and sensitivity to the community.

Brenner, whom the Grand County Tourism Board nominated for the award, has served as chamber director since 2002. Prior to that, she owned a Granby motel for several years and served as a volunteer board member for the Chamber.

During her tenure as director of the Chamber, said DiAnn Butler, Grand County Tourism Board president, “Brenner has taken Granby from a town with minimal tourism business to one that is a vibrant and viable tourist destination.”

Working with minimal staff, Brenner has set and met ambitious goals by generating enthusiasm among her volunteer board and committee members from the community, said Butler.

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“The Grand County Tourism Board is so excited to see that the Colorado Tourism Office is honoring Sharon with this well-deserved award,” says Butler. “We look forward to continued growth and development with Sharon’s leadership.”

Brenner received the award at the Governor’s 2009 Colorado Tourism Conference, which took place in Pueblo Oct. 14-16.

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