(Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) March 06--The Boulder Chamber has named Ryan Martens, founder and chief technology officer of Boulder-based Rally Software Development Corp., as the Business Person of the Year, officials announced this week.
The chamber will honor Martens, members of the region's booming craft brewing industry and other local businesspeople at its Celebration of Leadership event on April 2. Rally Software, a software services firm and of the region's largest employers, executed an $84 million initial public offering last year.
Celebration of Leadership, which serves as the largest fundraising event for the Boulder Chamber, will include an awards ceremony, networking opportunities and dance performances to align with Boulder Arts Week.
In addition to Martens, the chamber will honor:
Franny Reich Business Hero Award (lifetime achievement): Dave and Dee Hight, of McGuckin Hardware
Industry Leadership Award: Avery Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Mountain Sun, Oskar Blues Brewery, Twisted Pine Brewing, Upslope Brewing Co., and the Boulder-based Brewers Association
Community Leadership Award: Nick and Helen Forster, of eTown
Chamber Champions: Ro Medina, of the University of Colorado's Career Services Center
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