Top Companies

Mici Handcrafted Italian Finds Recipe for Success

Mici Handcrafted Italian has grown to seven locations since three siblings from Florida opened the first restaurant in Denver 18 years ago, and the family business is on the verge of getting much bigger. The restaurant group that touts family…

Top Company 2021: Consumer Business

Meet Sloane’s Carpet Secret, Fascination St. Fine Art and Kion as they represent just some of the 2021 top company winners. From bringing customers the best buys from the biggest carpet mills in the world to nutritional supplements and fine art, these three firms are making a mark on the consumer business community.

Top Company 2021: Real Estate

Meet Koelbel and Company, 8z Real Estate and Tributary Real Estate as they represent just some of the 2021 top company winners. From shaping the evolution of Colorado real estate to being experts in Denver's submarkets, these three firms are making a mark on the real estate community.

Company Perspectives

Good Company: Eric Phillips and his 3E's Comedy Club

Eric Phillips  Owner of 3E’s Comedy Club  Hometown: Cleveland  What he’s reading: Phillips subscribes to Colorado Springs’ local newspaper, The Gazette, and reads the print edition every morning, along with online trade publications covering the comedy industry.    ColoradoBiz: We’ve…

Made in Colorado

MADE IN COLORADO: Outdoor Edition 

LavaBox Portable Campfires  Joshua Thurmond’s background as a rafting guide led to the launch of LavaBox in early 2021.  A fellow board member at the Colorado Whitewater Association asked Thurmond if he could come up with something better than the…

Gina Klawitter: Maternity Sculptures

Gina Klawitter’s art has evolved over the course of her 40-year career in the Denver area. “At CSU, I trained as a graphic designer so I had a way of making money,” she says. “But I realized I had to…

Companies to Watch

Community News

Latino Entrepreneur Access Program

Sometimes it’s the shiny new startup businesses that get the most attention, but growing businesses also need guidance, not to mention funding. Latino and BIPOC-owned businesses have their own challenges. The Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) recently launched the Latino Entrepreneur…

505 Southwestern Celebrates Year-Long Anniversary

Coloradans hold green chile dear as any four-corner state. We dance with regionally-influenced foods, from California-style burritos and Tijuana-style tacos to fresh and fire-roasted chiles scored at markets, sides of highways, and grocery stores alike. It’s all West, Southwest food…

505 Southwestern Celebrates 25 Years

Green chile has become synonymous with Colorado food, whether those chiles come from a fragrant roaster drum off Federal Boulevard, frozen after harvest for enjoying later, or from a bottle plucked off the grocery rack. When it comes to green…

Behind the Biz

Seeing The Forest Through the Trees

There were a lot of splashy tech innovations in the early 2000s: camera phones, iPods, and high-accuracy consumer GPS, to name a few. At the same time, the field of urban forestry was having its own tech evolution. Urban forestry…