Chambers of Commerce are designed to help their businesses grow and prosper in the community, bring in new customers and contribute to the economy.
But that’s not their only focus — chambers also inform and connect the residents of their …
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When Kimberley Alexander started her small business growth-strategy company five years ago, she joined the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Now, Alexander, founder of Kimberly Alexander Inc., is part of the chamber’s board of directors and on the executive board for women in business.
“My business has totally grown to a completely different level of success,” Alexander said. “I have (established) long-standing personal and professional relationships. I have grown as a leader within the community.”
Alexander especially appreciates the collaboration and networking made in some of the monthly and annual chamber events.
“What you put into it is what you get out of it,” Alexander said. “Collaborative relationships have brought growth and awareness to my business.”
Vivian Franklin, co-owner of Cassteen Industries, said the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce helps get the word out about the business, which does metal artwork, window well covers and custom metal pieces.
“I think being able to have our information on the (chamber’s) website is a big advantage,” Franklin said. “It’s beneficial to have our listing there. If someone is looking for a place in Parker, it might be the first place they look.
Jenny Heagle, co-owner of Roxborough-based Alternative Press, which does custom printing jobs, said the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce has helped her make contacts she normally wouldn’t have been able to establish.
“The visibility the chamber gives Alternative Press is important to our business,” Heagle said. “I have met wonderful people who I genuinely enjoy spending time with.”
— Alex DeWind, Stephanie Mason and Tom Skelley
Many Jefferson County businesses placed on the Denver A-List for some of the best businesses and services found in the metro area. This year, more than 45,000 people voted, casting 74,087 votes. There are 148 first-place winners from 13 categories, which are divided into more than 150 subcategories.
Here is a list of the first-place winners from Jefferson County.
To browse a complete list of all winners and placements, visit www.denveralist.cityvoter.com.
School House Kitchen and Libations — #1 for Best Trendy Bar
Promila Kashyap at Centre Salon & Spa — #1 for Best Facial
The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge — #1 for Best Coffee Shop
Heaven Dragon — #1 for Best Chinese
Bada Bing Grill — #1 for Best Greek
Namikos Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant — #1 for Best Sushi
Rheinlander Bakery — #1 for Best Bakery
Scrumptious — #1 for Best Ice Cream Shop
Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet — #1 for Best Wedding Cakes
Amanda’s Bridal & Tux — #1 for Best Wedding Dresses
Mike’s Camera — #1 for Best Camera Shop
Colorado Plus Brew Pub and Taphouse — #1 for Best Beer Selection
Man Cave Colorado — #1 for Best Detailing
Fran’s Cafe — #1 for Best Breakfast
The Woodhouse Day Spas —#1 for Best Day Spa
Rejuvenate! — #1 for Best Medical Spa
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill — #1 for Best Pizza, #1 for Best Burger
Bonfire Burritos — #1 for Best Burrito
Snarf’s Sub Shop — #1 for Best Sandwich
Holidaily Gluten Free Brewery — #1 for Best Local Brewery
Kindness Yoga — #1 for Best Yoga Studio
Bumps & Bundles Maternity & Kids Consignment — #1 for Best Consignment Shop
Fossil Trace Golf Club — #1 for Best Golf Course
Powder7 — #1 for Best Ski and Snowboard Shop
Gold Mine Cupcakes — #1 for Best Cupcakes
PN Nails & Spa — #1 for Best Manicure and Pedicure
Modmarket — #1 for Best Healthy Lunch
Little India — #1 for Best Indian
Colorado Krav Maga — #1 for Best Martial Arts
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