City of Thornton recognizes outstanding local businesses | Business
The City of Thornton recently held its annual Business Expo, which features the Business Recognition Awards. These awards recognize five businesses that stand out from the crowd in their contributions to the community.
The Best Green Business award went to RainSoft of Denver, 8700 Grant St. This award recognizes businesses for demonstrating innovation in environmental impact reduction. RainSoft of Denver provides consumers with treated, purified water in conjunction with biodegradable soap products. One truckload of their pure products replaces 64 truckloads of plastic, waste and filters, significantly reducing environmental impact, and landfill trash.
The Thornton Best Business Citizen Award went to the Bagel Bakery & Cupcake Shoppe, 128th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. This award recognizes a business’s contribution to the Thornton community through civic engagement, volunteer and charitable efforts. The Bagel Bakery contributes time and service to CASA of Adams County, Precious Child, Relay for Life, and sponsor community events, including the Cottonwood Classic 5k. They host mentoring programs for Century Middle School and Mapleton School district, and the owners participate in two Rotary clubs, and donate food to area schools and churches.
Best Job Creator recognizes a business that has contributed to overall new job creation in the City in the previous year, and was awarded to Regis University in the North Valley Tech Center, 84th Avenue and I-25. Their new facility in Thornton occupies 28,000 square feet, employs 58 people, and brings 95 students to the area, contributing to retail sales tax generation in the area.
This year’s Best Small Business winner is Code Blue Computing, a consulting firm based in Thornton. Their business practices reflect a deep commitment to customer satisfaction, most notably in their specialized offering of Computer Training for Seniors, helping senior citizens stay in contact with family through the use of technology.
This year’s Best Large Business award winner, Horan & McConaty, has been in Thornton since 1998. They have given back to the community through their support of the Children’s Chorale and the Thornton Chorus. In 2011, their CEO was named CEO of The Year by ColoradoBiz Magazine. The company operates eight locations throughout the Denver metro, and employs over 100 people.
Congratulations to these outstanding Thornton companies. For more information contact Thornton Economic Development at 303-538-7665.
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