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2016 Sparkle & Shine Business of the Year awards Nominees

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Business of the Year Award Nominees! Here is some information about each
outstanding business.

Arbonne International-Arlene Burgess
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Arbonne is a global company specializing in botanically based detox, weight management, sports nutrition, anti-aging skin care and organic cosmetic lines. One of the most popular programs is Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living, which teaches individuals how to easily and effectively eliminate toxins from the body. Arlene Burgess is committed to helping the community one individual at a time.

 

Aspen’s Consignments
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Aspen’s Consignment Store has been in business for over 10 years. Their clothing selection is stylish and they are incredibly community-minded. They donate clothing to local battered women’s shelters so that women have appropriate clothing to look for a job. They work tirelessly on their business and for the community.

 

Barefoot Perspectives
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Barefoot Perspectives, LLC. is an integrative healing center that offers various modalities to help clients thrive. The owner, Maggie McDanal Wroth, has great energy and offers workshops and retreats to support the community. Her creative counseling and therapy techniques are valuable for many.

 

Bear Creek Towing, LLC
People’s Choice Award Nominee

This company is changing the tow industry for the better. They offer fast, friendly service and always get wonderful feedback for their consistently excellent customer service. They are dependable and their prices can’t be beat!

 

Birth Embraced
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Birth Embraced is a professional Doula service owned and operated by Jessyca Wyant.  Birth Embraced provides professional birth and postpartum services for the mountain communities.  Jessyca has been a strong supporter of the No Child Wet Behind, a national diaper drive.

 

Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill
Business of the Year Award Nominee

In addition to offering great food and hospitality, Cactus Jack’s host various charitable events to support local nonprofits. They have been community partners with Drive Smart and the Big Chili Cookoff, as well as donating to fundraising events for EChO, EDBA and EAPL.  Cactus Jack’s is a Silver Recipient of the Environmental Leadership Program.

 

Cedar 65 Bistro and Gallery
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Cedar 65 Bistro and Gallery is a new member of the community. In the short time they’ve been open, Cedar 65 has grown into a place with a great reputation, delicious food, and caring owners. They support the local artistic community and are participating for the first time ever in the Conifer Chamber's Holiday Wine & Dine event.

 

Chuck Ridings-State Farm
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Chuck Ridings State Farm Insurance Agency has been a fixture in Evergreen for 28 years.  He has donated time, energy, and thousands of dollars to everything from the Evergreen Rodeo and the Big Chili Cookoff to Jefferson County Outdoor Lab.  His excellent customer service and commitment to the community make him an outstanding Evergreen Business.

 

Colorado Senior Counseling
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Karen Midyet of Colorado Senior Counseling brings much-needed services to the elderly community.  As a psychologist, she goes beyond the traditional modalities and serves as a senior advocate.  She helps the elderly deal with multiple issues with caring and compassion.  She has built her business through networking and is present at many Chamber functions.

 

CornerStone Auto Glass, Inc.
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Cornerstone Auto Glass’s technicians are certified by the Auto Glass Safety Council and provide excellent auto glass replacements by using only the highest quality parts available to guarantee a safe installation.  They will come to the customer to replace windshield, and will do it with a short turnaround time and great customer service.  Cornerstone also works closely with Drive Smart.

 

The Den Restaurant
Business of the Year Award Nominee

The Den Restaurant is a popular local business that hires locally and serves the mountain communities.  They have music nights, a family friendly environment with affordable, good food. The Den has also recently opened a new location in the Evergreen marketplace.

 

Evergreen Clothing Company
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Evergreen Clothing Company is active in the community and with various nonprofits. They sponsor many local events and support the downtown Holiday Walk by providing the funds to close the street. They are also Involved with downtown clean up and the development of Evergreen through DEED.

 

Evergreen Dental Group
Business of the Year Award Nominee

The acronym for Evergreen Dental Group, EDG, should also stand for Ever Doing Good.  EDG is a constant in the community by sponsoring events and helping others.  They recently held their 4th annual free dental day, serving almost 120 patients and performing nearly 150 procedures.  In November, they conducted their 15th annual Holiday Food and Clothing Drive to help EChO.

 

Evergreen Vision Clinic
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Evergreen Vision Clinic is a full-service eye care facility offering the professional services of optometry, ophthalmology, and opticianry.  Evergreen Vision Clinic helps the community by offering free pediatric vision screenings.

 

Hands on Fire Massage, LLC.
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Hands on Fire Massage provides therapeutic massage services to the Evergreen community.  They customize their services for each client and continually provide excellent service.  They support a holistic, mind-body approach to healing and are willing to adjusts hours and services to meet the community’s needs.

 

The Harris Law Firm, P.C.
New Business of the Year , People’s Choice &
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Kelly Lynch of The Harris Law Firm is a chamber member who is actively involved in the Evergreen community. Not only does she make fantastic chili to support the local firefighters, Kelly also volunteers at the Foothills Animal Shelter, participates in Toby's pet parade, is active at the Duck Derby and the Evergreen Animal Protection League, all while continuing to meet the community’s need for superior representation regarding domestic relations law.

 

Huff Insurance Services
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Kent Huff of Huff Insurance Services provides insurance and financial planning services to members of the community. He has a deep passion for helping people and integrity to do the best thing for his clients. He provides free monthly seminars, including lunch, and informational trainings on important financial topics for community and consumer education. He has been in business since 1986 and is definitely one of the gems in the mountain community.

 

Jeanie Boymel at New York Life
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Jeanie Boymel’s foresight and insight are a huge asset to her client.  Her presentations on retirement are impressive, informative, and easy for the lay person to understand.  She has delivered seminars for the Colorado Women’s Chamber and the Evergreen Chamber.  Her personable and thorough demeanor is an asset to our community.

 

John Baldwin IT
People’s Choice Award Nominee

John Baldwin has pulled up his sleeves and helped with the Dam Duck Derby, Leadership Evergreen's World's Longest Picnic Table and numerous other events. If your business is large  or small; if you know the ins and outs of computers or if you have trouble keeping up with technology changes, John Baldwin IT has you covered.   He can help you upgrade the technology in your business and help you keep up your IT maintenance.

 

K2 Signs & Graphics
Business of the Year Award Nominee

K2 Signs & Graphics has consistently great prices and a speedy turnaround.  K2 specializes in vehicle and fleet graphics, car wraps, wall graphics, banners and stickers, and general graphic design. The owners surprised the Conifer High School band with an awesome wrap of their band trailer that he did in secret for free. They are wonderful members of our community.

 

Keys on the Green
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Keys on the Green continues to support community activities while giving top service to their patrons. Their food is top-notch and their staff is warm and professional.  Located on historic Evergreen Golf Course, Keys on the Green welcomes guests to enjoy elegant dining in the beautifully refurbished 1927 log cabin on Bear Creek. Offering lunch and dinner daily with a special Sunday breakfast, Keys features a wide variety of fresh seafood and delicious specialty items, along with an extensive wine selection. They have a new menu that will be on special for a limited time.

 

Lariat Lodge Brewing Company
New Business of the Year Award Nominee
& People’s Choice Award Nominee

As Evergreen's first brewery and a location on National Register of Historic Places, Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. serves classic and innovative beer styles, eclectic comfort food, and an outstanding wine selection.  It’s a family restaurant that offers community seating and live music.  Shortly after opening, they raised over $28,000.00 to help cover her medical costs of an employee who had breast cancer.  Owners Anders and Debbie Ruikka continue to promote our mountain community by sponsoring many local nonprofit events and supplying their fresh house-brewed beers and ales.

 

Lawson Adventure Park
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Lawson Adventure Park is a family friendly outdoor adventure park in the heart of the Rockies, offering multiple activities with dedication to the environment while maintaining a green footprint.  They donate to many schools and nonprofit organizations and are a wonderful place for scouting troops, daycare camps and fun-seeking families.

 

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
People’s Choice Award Nominee
& Business of the Year Award Nominee

This realty team is very supportive of the Evergreen Community and actively suggests that its agents join and contribute, to give back to the community.  Bob McCarroll and his team support the Evergreen Chamber, Evergreen Orchestra, Evergreen Center for the Arts, and the list goes on!  The LIV Sotheby Team were voted “2016 5 Star Top Professionals” by 5280 Magazine due to their contributions to the communities they work in as well as real estate production and client reviews.

 

My Mountain Town
People’s Choice Award Nominee

My Mountain Town offers a great forum to bring the mountain communities together in both personal and professional ways. Sharon Trilk seeks to unify the mountain area by sponsoring multiple events, volunteering for many organizations, and providing timely emergency notifications to keep everyone informed.

 

PandoraJohn Properties at RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Partners in life and in business, John and Pandora Erlandson combine their passion for people, homes, and community and work tirelessly for their clients. They are highly visible in supporting the our community.  One of the many community fundraising projects they have given their time and money to is the ‘Boogie at the Barn.’  They started this community fundraising event with live music that draws crowds of 400+ people and have raised over $42,000 for area nonprofits.

 

Roots Medicine Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Roots Medicine Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic works hard to promote the chamber and its members, and Marisa is an excellent acupuncturist.  She provides personally-tailored services and gives every patient individual treatment.  Marisa is a very nurturing practitioner who strives to heal the whole body with the use of Eastern herbs and acupuncture. She really cares about her patients’ wellbeing!

 

Seasonally Yours Evergreen Taffy & Fresh Fudge Too!
People’s Choice Award Nominee

Seasonally Yours may be the happiest place in Evergreen. This fun, funky, colorful shop in downtown Evergreen offers unique gifts and delicious fudge.  They never turn down a local charity, organization, student, or family who asks them for a donation, door prize, or raffle item. They really love their Evergreen family.

 

Sisters & Company
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Sisters and Company has brought a wonderful mix of apparel, jewelry, housewares, baby gifts and even furniture restoration classes to Evergreen all in one beautifully appointed package!  They give to the community by participating in and donating to cleaning up downtown, and they build community by connecting people through their classes.

 

Sixty40 Consign
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Sixty40 Consign is a great new store with fun, unique and interesting finds. The employees are always friendly and courteous. The prices are affordable and they always have awesome sales.  They have donated thousands of dollars in furniture to fundraisers, charities and non-profits.  They are a great addition to the community.

 

Taspen’s Organics & Holistic Wellness Center
Business of the Year Award Nominee

Taspen’s Organics’ business has exploded, opening stores in Flatirons Mall, Park Meadows, and Cherry Creek, as well as expanding their online retail and adding more products. They are preparing to open a "Cosmic Kitchen" and have been serving the community with Wellness Fairs every month. They donate to numerous organizations. They embody a true entrepreneurial and mindful spirit!

 

Vivian’s Gourmet
New Business of the Year Award Nominee

Vivian’s Gourmet is a wonderful new patisserie.  They placed at the Taste of Evergreen in their first year and strive to know their customer’s personally.  They offer special items, including gluten free Friday and cooking classes on Sunday. Rather than throwing away day-old pastries, they donate them to Evergreen Christian Outreach and local churches.

 

Where the Books Go
New Business of the Year & People’s Choice Award Nominee

The owners of Where the Books Go are dedicated to making reading accessible to all.  They belong to a local group that helps kids and adults learn to read fluently.  They keep extended hours so that book clubs can meet and students have a place for tutoring.  They have started a couple of new book clubs and they have offered open mic nights for readings and poetry and other community-building events.

The Wild Game
People’s Choice & Business of the Year Award Nominee

The Wild Game has donated thousands of dollars to local charities this year - including high school programs through their “bowling for bucks” events, gift cards to all students at Marshdale Elementary for their "run" event, percentages back to local charities during their gala events, and their involvement in all big community fundraisers - Summerfest, Big Chili, Rodeo and Rodeo parade, and Skate the Lake. The Wild Game is also one of the biggest employers in the Evergreen Community and founder Dave Wilson is actively involved in community organizations.

 

Woodcellar Bar & Grill
Business of the Year Award Nominee

The Woodcellar Bar and Grill is always supporting the community, family, friends and patrons.  Their commitment to customer service makes every visit a pleasure, and their entire team is well-trained and accommodating. They offer live music, and a wine and mug club, in addition to Sunday football telecasts and the lively atmosphere!