2017 Sparkle & Shine Business of the Year award Nominees

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Sparkle & Shine Business of the Year Award Nominees! Here is some information about each outstanding business.

Alpen Way Chalet Mountain Lodge
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

The Alpen Way Chalet is a family-owned & operated Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Evergreen, Colorado. It is a short, 10-minute walk to downtown or Evergreen lake, 30 mins from Denver & less than an hour from DIA. “This business has worked hard to make their B&B lovely and friendly. They care about their guests and want them to feel at home. They are valuable members of our community!”

 

Altitude Cycling and Fitness/Evergreen Bike Shop
Business of the Year Award

Altitude Cycling and Fitness has it all--functional fitness, indoor cycling, spin classes, clinics, camps, cycling coaching, bike fitting, personal training, and classes. “They have provided great service and workmanship for the 5 ½ years they’ve been in business. The addition of Evergreen Bike Shop 2 years ago was a real plus!”

 

Arbonne International - Arlene Burgess
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

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.

 

Argo Mill LLC
Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

Learn about the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush and watch as history comes to life during this family-friendly tour of the Mighty ARGO Gold Mill and Mine! They provide a lesson from a professional about panning for gold and give visitors chance to put their skills to work in search of “the real deal,” plus give out a complimentary bag of gold ore.

 

Big O Tires Evergreen
Business of the Year Award

Big O Tires of Evergreen offers all major brands of tires, as well as their own competitively priced brand. They also offer maintenance service on practically anything. “Big O has very good reviews from customers because their customer service is great! Russell Hammond has owned Big O for several years and I know what a big heart he has under his silly exterior. Big O is a well-run business and an important part of the community.”

 

Evergreen Dental Group
Business of the Year Award

Evergreen Dental Group is a family practice serving all oral health needs - dental implants, crown and bridge, teeth whitening, Invisalign, endodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry. “The acronym EDG (Evergreen Dental Group) should also stand for Ever Doing Good! EDG is a constant in our community by sponsoring events and helping others.”

 

Evergreen Rentals, LLC
Business of the Year Award

Evergreen Rentals is a general equipment, tool, and party rental store locally owned and operated since 1986. “They are hardworking, available, and customer-oriented. They run their business as all businesses should be run, with their customers in mind. They are committed to our community and show this through their volunteering and philanthropy.”

 

Evergreen Swims, LLC
New Business of the Year Award

Evergreen Swims provides a unique, personalized rehabilitative, fitness and training center for the Evergreen and Mountain Communities. We have many classes and personal services to meet your needs. Despite early difficulty with their location, they are involved in the community and visible and many community and Chamber events.

 

Genesee Pub and BBQ
New Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

The Genesee Pub and BBQ is a slow-cooked BBQ restaurant that also serves burgers and salads along with daily specials to appease the taste of non-BBQ pallets and great happy hour specials. “Although they are new to the community, they have embraced philanthropy and become involved in the community through outreach, events, and joining groups. They have everything people would want in a restaurant.”

 

Hands On Fire Massage, LLC
Business of the Year Award

Hands on Fire Massage provides therapeutic massage services to the Evergreen community, including reiki, deep tissue massage, fire cupping, and rain drop therapy. 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.
Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

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.

 

Highland Haven Creekside Inn
New Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a luxurious, classic Colorado inn within walking distance of downtown Evergreen. The inn has been voted a Top 10 Hidden Getaway in Sunset Magazine and Best Bed and Breakfast in Mountain Living Magazine. “The Highland Haven has been a staple of Evergreen lodging for 38 years, and chamber members for almost all of those years. Owners Gail Riley and Tom Statzell consistently reinvest not only in their property but in the Evergreen Community.”

 

Lariat Lodge Brewing Company
Business of the Year Award

Voted a Denver A-List Best Brew Pub 2016-2017 and New Business of the Year 2016 by Evergreen Chamber. As 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. Lariat Lodge Brewing Company does more than just draw in customers. 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. “The best food, best servers, and closest thing to ‘Cheers’ anywhere.”

 

Murphy’s Mountain Grill
New Business of the Year Award

This new addition to the downtown restaurant scene offers creekside dining, hand crafted cocktails and enticing, chef-driven cuisine. The owners are significantly involved in the community, donate to a variety of organizations, and host events throughout the year. “Murphy’s food and service is outstanding!”

 

Namaste Healing and Meditation
New Business of the Year Award

Namaste Healing and Meditation is a healing & meditation center based in beautiful Evergreen. The high altitude and calming energy provides the ultimate setting for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation. They provide a refuge and escape for the people of Evergreen to get away from the stressors of their everyday life.

 

Pandora John Properties @ RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

Partners in life and in business, Pandora and John Erlandson combine their passion for people, homes, and community and commit themselves to work tirelessly for their clients’ best interest. “Pandora and John are more than just ReMax Realtors; they are both involved in the community by giving generously of both their time and money. They received the 2017 Ethics in Business Award from the Evergreen Rotary Club, and they contribute to many, many organizations.”

 

Tallgrass Aveda Spa & Salon
People’s Choice of the Year Business Award

So close to Denver, so far away from everyday cares, TallGrass is the perfect retreat. Guests can relax and unwind in the beautiful Great Room as they anticipate their luxurious spa treatments. “Tallgrass has been voted the Top Place to Work for the last 3 years. They coordinate the Soldiers Project every year and work to cultivate kindness.”

 

Twig’s Consignment Boutique
Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

Twigs is Evergreen's only upscale children's consignment shop. Twigs carries clothing, books, furniture, shoes, toys and gear for kids, newborn to 18. Recently the began carrying items for tweens. “Twigs Consignment is by far one of the best businesses in Evergreen! They have such a great vibe and atmosphere and every time I walk in, I am greeted with a smile!” Plus owner Terri has given countless hours to promote downtown Evergreen.

Vivian’s Gourmet
Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Business of the Year Award

Vivian’s Gourmet delights in helping customers find unique, artisan confections as gifts, just as much as they love assisting clients to select products that fit their wholesale needs. “Vivian’s Gourmet has risen as an outstanding business in Evergreen! It has been wonderful to see this small, family-owned bakery grow to include additional staff to handle all their custom orders! I’m excited to see what’s in store for 2017!”

 

Welcome Coffee Colorado
New Business of the Year Award

Welcome Coffee Colorado is a mobile coffee bar that can
pop-up at any occasion to serve specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolates! They provide specialty coffee and a great social experience at every event!

 

Yankee Creek Munitions
New Business of the Year Award

Yankee Creek Munitions is a retailer of firearms, ammunition, accessories, and reloading supplies and equipment. They are committed to customer satisfaction, and work hard to match you with the appropriate products. According to their patrons, “Great customer service!”