DMCC Rolls Out the Red Carpet at Annual Business Awards
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce awards six winners and recognizes 17 finalists celebrating the Best in Business.
Last month on April 29, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (DMCC) bestowed its highest business honors to six organizations — two nonprofits and four companies — at Infinity Park, in Glendale. The awards and celebration were presented by BOK Financial and emceed by Reggie Rivers, former Denver Broncos running back and president of The Gala Team.
This annual event recognizes outstanding local businesses and organizations that are making an impact in Colorado and across the globe in their respective industries — from counseling, recycling, to plumbing services. Last year, the DMCC pivoted to a virtual award show due to COVID concerns but was pleased to be back in-person this year. In attendance, were 316 business and community leaders, including ColoradoBiz.
“All of the organizations we’ve recognized today have been so different in budget, size, service, and industry,” said J. J. Ament, president and CEO of DMCC. “But all of them are similar in that they play a crucial role in strengthening Denver’s economy and community. They help make Metro Denver a great region for living, working, and doing business, and we are so happy that we could bring everyone together today.”
The awards were presented in six categories: Small Nonprofit, Large Nonprofit, Small Business, Woman- or BIPOC-owned, Start-up, and Disruptor of the Year.
Small Nonprofit of the Year: WeeCycle
Sponsored by: Emerge.
Dress for Success Denver, and Economic Literacy Colorado, were named runners-up.
Large Nonprofit of the Year: CareerWise Colorado
Sponsored by: Comcast
Mile High United Way, and A Precious Child, were named runners-up.
Small Business of the Year: High 5 Plumbing
Sponsored by: Delta Dental of Colorado
Rupp’s Drums, and Tributary Real Estate, were named runners-up.
Woman- or BIPOC-owned Business of the Year: Barefoot PR
Sponsored by: Xcel Energy
Diverse Talent, LLC, and Marisol Solarte-Erlacher, M.A., LPC and Associates, were named runners-up.
Start-Up Business of the Year: Collective Counseling Solutions
Sponsored by: Emergenetics International
An Artist Prints, and BreakAway Meetings, were named runners-up.
Disruptor of the Year: MIKADO International
Sponsored by: First Onsite
GoQAV – Quality Audio Video was named runner-up.
(VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY OF: DENVER METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
About the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Our goal has been simple: to put more Coloradans to work. We’ve been doing it for 150 years with a reach that goes beyond the metro area representing 3,000 companies and their 300,000 employees. We have resources for businesses large and small, whether you want to grow your business by making key leads or you want to build relationships with our region’s leading executives while shaping public policy and economic development. With our affiliates, the Chamber plays a vital role in defining the economic landscape of our state.