April 5, 2002

Business Hall of Fame honors inductees April 29

BOULDER — Five leading area businesspeople and families have been selected for induction into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, according to officials with the Millennium Harvest House, the founder of the event.

The new 2002 inductees will be honored an awards luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29 at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder. To make reservations for the luncheon, which is open to the public, contact the reservation line at (303) 998-3826. Tickets are $30 per person.

The event also is sponsored by Heritage Bank and The Boulder County Business Report, which will publish a special Hall of Fame awards section in its April 19 issue.

This year’s new inductees are:

* Glen and Ann Huey and Family. Glen and Ann Huey purchased Town and Country Disposal in Lafayette in 1980. In the early years their five sons assisted with the business. Through the years, the Hueys have guided the company through the growth that the area has experienced.

* G. Raymond Joyce. Joyce was co-founder and co-owner with his father Ralph of Joyce’s Supermarkets and more recently head of Joyce Investment Company. Joyce served on the Boulder city council, on city and county open space panels, and on the boards of numerous business firms and civic organizations.

* R.C. “Merc” Mercure, Jr. A 1957 graduate of the University of Colorado with a Ph.D. in physics, Mercure helped start the Ball Brothers Research Corp., which later became Ball Aerospace. He also was a founder of Colorado Venture Management, lending his expertise to numerous Colorado-based start-ups. In 1996, he founded CDM Optics in Boulder.

* Juan Rodriguez. Rodriguez has dedicated his life to engineering, manufacturing and marketing innovative computer data storage products. After designing some of the earliest tape storage products for IBM, Rodriguez went on to help found Storage Technology Corp and Exabyte Corp.

* Dwight Sullivan. Sullivan has worked to improve peoples’ health in Boulder County since the purchase of his first drug store in 1949. Sullivan expanded his small chain of stores to eventually include Louisville Drug, Hiway Drug in Lafayette and Francis Street Pharmacy.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame awards recognize men and women who, through business-related efforts, have been instrumental in providing direction, energy, and support to the shaping of Boulder County. A board of directors representing Boulder County cities selects honorees.

A permanent display of past award winners is housed in the Millennium Harvest House. “We’re delighted to mark a decade of support for the prestigious awards,´ said Dan Pirrallo, general manager of the Millennium. “It is one of the ways we support our community and join in recognizing individuals who make a difference in our lives.”

BOULDER — Five leading area businesspeople and families have been selected for induction into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, according to officials with the Millennium Harvest House, the founder of the event.

The new 2002 inductees will be honored an awards luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29 at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder. To make reservations for the luncheon, which is open to the public, contact the reservation line at (303) 998-3826. Tickets are $30 per person.

The event also is sponsored by Heritage Bank and The Boulder County Business…

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