Denver Metro Chamber Announces Business Award Finalists
Plus, Ceyl Prinster, president and CEO of Colorado Enterprises Fund awarded
Recognizing businesses and nonprofits in the Denver metro area, 18 organizations were honored as finalists for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Awards, presented by Colorado Business Bank.
"Each year, we're thrilled to honor the best in business and this year's Business Awards finalists are no exception," says Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. "We want to congratulate these 18 outstanding organizations and thank them for all they do for Colorado."
Ceyl Prinster, CEO and president of the Colorado Enterprise Fund was honored with the David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate Award, sponsored by Well Fargo, for her work to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. The company winners will be revealed at the awards program April 27 at Infinity Park.
The categories for the awards include:
- GREEN BUSINESS
- MINORITY- OR WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS
- SMALL BUSINESS
- STARTUP BUSINESS
- SMALL NONPROFIT
- LARGE NONPROFIT
"Small businesses fuel our economy in Colorado," Prinster says. She began her career in banking working under David E. Bailey, whom the award is named for, at United Banks of Colorado. "It has been a privilege to help those companies gain access to capital that allows them to start, grow and thrive." Prinster has spent more than three decades at CEF, a nonprofit lending source specializing in small business loans. The organization has provided more than $68 million in funding to upwards of 2,000 small businesses and startups since 1976.
"CBCA is elated to receive the recognition for our impactful work at the intersection of business and arts," says Christin Campton Day, executive director of Colorado Business Association for the Arts. "It is especially rewarding coming from the Chamber, which has been an integral longtime partner to CBCA especially with our Economic Activity Study of Denver metro culture."