April 4, 2003

County Business Hall of Fame names 2003 inductees

BOULDER — The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame has announced its new inductees for 2003, and will honor them at the 11th annual induction luncheon on Wednesday, April 23, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder.

Five individuals and/or couples who through their businesses and community support have helped shape Boulder County will be honored. The induction luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is open to the public, with tickets at $32 in advance and $35 at the door. For information and reservations, call (303) 998-3856.

A board representing cities and towns throughout Boulder County selected the businesspeople who will be honored. A permanent display of past Hall of Fame inductees is housed in the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, which helped create the event starting in 1992 and has been its prime sponsor.

The 2003 Hall of Fame awards and luncheon also are sponsored by Heritage Bank, The Boulder County Business Report, Faegre & Benson LLP, Ron’s Printing and the Sullivan family.

The new inductees for 2003 are:

* Dan Ball, whose family business, B & F Mountain Market in Nederland, has been one of the mountain region’s most consistently supportive patrons. The business, the largest employer in Nederland and a leading source of the city’s sales tax revenues, has been active in numerous community programs.

* Michael and Mary Colacci, whose family has lived and worked in Boulder County since the early 1900s. Mike and Mary Colacci started the Blue Parrot Restaurant in 1919 serving coal miners and local residents. Mike maintained it until his death in 1970. Their legacy continues through five generations and 84 years of staying in business.

* Frank B. Day, who led Rock Bottom Restaurants Inc. since the opening of the first Old Chicago restaurant in Boulder in 1976. Day has served as the company’s chairman of the board, president and chief executive. Day has more than 40 years of entrepreneurial experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, and has ownership interests in Concepts Restaurants Inc and two hotels.

* Steve Demos, founder and president of White Wave Inc. in Boulder. Demos grew White Wave from a regional tofu maker to America’s leading soy foods company. Today, White Waves’ flagship Silk is the best-selling organic packaged goods brand in America. White Wave now is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dallas-based Dean Foods, the world’s largest dairy company.

* Steve and Margaret Strong, who have owned and operated Sun Construction and Design Services Inc. since its inception in 1985. The Strongs say they have always believed their business is a means to promote the growth of their family, employees, church and community.

BOULDER — The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame has announced its new inductees for 2003, and will honor them at the 11th annual induction luncheon on Wednesday, April 23, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder.

Five individuals and/or couples who through their businesses and community support have helped shape Boulder County will be honored. The induction luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is open to the public, with tickets at $32 in advance and $35 at the door. For information and reservations, call (303) 998-3856.

A board representing cities and towns throughout Boulder County selected the businesspeople who will be…

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