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Business Leaders

The 2021 CEO of the Year: Mario Ciabarra

Quantum Metric grew by a dizzying 2,946% from 2018 to 2020, good for 124th on the annual Inc. 5000 list, and eclipsed 400 employees in late 2021. It emerged as a tech unicorn — a startup with a valuation of more than $1 billion — after closing on a $200 million Series B financing round in early 2021.

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur of 2021: Matanya Horowitz

The U.S. recycles just 33% of its waste. That creates greenhouse gases from extraction of virgin materials as well as emissions from landfills. Matanya Horowitz, founder and CEO of AMP Robotics in Louisville, aims to change that with robots.

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Joe Goorman works hard and gives back

Since starting Commercial Concepts by American Furniture Warehouse five years ago, Goorman has built a successful portfolio of over $40 million in project sales and has won ColoradoBiz’s “Best of Colorado” office furniture dealer three years running. His dedication to community service is a result of his mission to give back.

Margaret Selzer's vision transforms living spaces

Selzer’s full-service interior design firm specializes in resorts, vacation destinations and challenging projects in mountain locations like Snowmass, Telluride and Vail, as well as Big Sky, Montana, and Lake Tahoe, California. In the past three years alone, RIVER+LIME has seen 30% year-over-year revenue growth.

Jordan Deifik's coworking space and mentoring program for Colorado attorneys

As the co-founder of LawBank, the largest and first-ever coworking space for attorneys in Colorado, Deifik has brought together more than 115 lawyers from diverse backgrounds and experience. LawBank initiated and created the first-ever Mentoring Circle group for solo and small law firm attorneys through the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program supported by the Colorado Supreme Court.

Women in Biz

How digital innovation shaped this Colorado company

Launching a small business during a global pandemic was not been without its challenges. Because of COVID restrictions, Lori Morrissey was not able to rely on traditional ways of connecting to the community. Thankfully, social media allowed her company to grow its business and bring in new customers every day. See how she did it.

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