The city of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community at the 15th Annual Business Appreciation …
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The city of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community at the 15th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. Local leaders and members of the business community joined Mayor Bud Starker to honor the achievements of Wheat Ridge businesses.
The 2018 award recipients are:
* Businesses of the Year – Infinitus Pie and Personal Achievement and Martial Arts
* Reinvestment Award – Fruitdale Lofts
* Cultural Commission Award – Sweet Ridge Studios
* City Council Partnership Award – Britta Fisher, former ED Localworks
* Mayor’s Partnership Award – WR City Manager Patrick Goff
* WRBA Rising Star Award – Brandy and Amber Zamudio
* WRBA Member of the Year – Jadon Wiens
* Wheat Ridge Chamber Business of the Year – Pearman Law Firm
* Wheat Ridge Chamber Outstanding Volunteer Member – Dominic Breton
* Special Recognition Award – Peak Beverage
Citizen’s and local businesses nominated their choice for the Business of the Year and the Reinvestment Award. Nominations were reviewed and winners selected by a team of Jefferson County business professionals. The individual or organization sponsoring the other awards selected their winners.
Infinitus Pie was honored for many reasons, including the businesses’ efforts to divert more than 90 percent of its waste through recycling and compost. Tips at IPIE compensate staff but also contribute to the Infinitus Dream Scholarship Fund. To date they have distributed more than $64,000 in scholarships.
Personal Achievement Martial Arts offers programs in local elementary schools. From after-school programs, to gym teacher for-a-day classes, staff volunteer and raise money. This past year the company raised and donated more than $10,000 to local schools. For the past few summers, they have also partnered with Megan’s Place, working with special needs children as a way to help them find fun healthy activities. Personal Achievement was the 2018 Carnation Festival Parade winner for the “Best Business Entry.”
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