The annual Aurora Chamber Awards Celebration was held last Friday, March 15. The theme for the evening was "Fire and Ice" and Elemintal Photography had the opportunity to photograph it. The staff at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce can be very proud of another successful event. The 64th annual event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver on Quebec Street. It began has it has for many years with a silent auction. This year the auction was online. People still attended early to look at the items but since all the bidding was handled online, there was no need to rush around. This allowed people more opportunity to visit and they were notified if outbid. The process flowed smoothly and the staff had less headache and worry regarding the notification and payment process.
As the photographer, I wandered around taking photographs of various groups and I enjoyed chatting with folks and watching how calmly the auction was. Later as everyone moved in for dinner, conversations continued. Tables were full of guests coming to support their friends and co-workers who won awards. There were ten awards handed out in total. Awards ranged from Business of the year to Man and Woman of the Year. Additional awards were handed out for Humanitarian and Business for the Arts as well as Humanitarian and Community Leader. The past recipient came to the stage to congratulate the new recipient. A video presentation of each winner told the story of each winner.
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At the end of the evening a dance floor was provided and music played allowing folks an opportunity to enjoy more time with their friends and family. The Aurora Chamber knows how to put on a spectacular event. The Aurora Chamber does an excellent job developing programs to help our community and we appreciate the awards and work they do for us.