March 19, 2004

12th annual Business Hall of Fame to induct six businesspeople April 28

BOULDER Six leading Boulder County businesspeople will be inducted into 2004 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.

The 12th annual induction luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, formed in 1993, recognizes 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 and towns selects the honorees.

A permanent display of past award winners is housed in the Millennium Harvest House Hotel. The hotel was instrumental in creating the event and has been the prime sponsor since the beginning.

The Hall of Fame awards and luncheon also are sponsored by Heritage Bank, The Boulder County Business Report, The Longmont Daily Times-Call, Ron’s Printing Center and Brock and Company CPAs PC.

This year’s inductees are:

Rodney A. Ahlberg: Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont was established in 1958 to provide personal service, dignity and respect for all at the time of loss. Ahlberg’s dedication to the families he served was supported by his Christian faith and Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

This dedication also was embodied in his participation and support of many community organizations in Longmont and Boulder County to which he gave his time and talents.

David Jacobs: As president and founder of Boulder-based Spyder Active Sports, Jacobs has built the company from a small startup in his Boulder kitchen to a worldwide skiwear brand.

He is a 1987 inductee into the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame in Quebec, Canada, a 1988 inductee into the Canadian Honor Roll of Skiing, and a 2001 inductee into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame. David is a five-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region. Spyder is recognized as the leading specialty skiwear brand in the world.

Laurence T. Paddock: After an entire working career with the Boulder Daily Camera, Paddock retired as editor — the third family member in that post.

He served as president or chairman of the following organizations: Boulder Historical Society, Boulder Rotary Club, Town and Gown, Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, Colorado Press Association and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Paddock also has been active in various other nonprofit organizations.

Paddock served as a member of the Hall of Fame’s board for many years, which in its first year inducted 15 business leaders to create the annual awards recognition.

Bill Reynolds: Born and educated in Boulder, Bill Reynolds has lived in Colorado all of his life, except while serving two years as a naval officer in San Diego. Reynolds graduated from the University of Colorado in 1962 with a degree in business, and is a founding member of the CU Real Estate Council.

During the past 40 years, Reynolds has developed more than 2 million square feet of office, commercial and residential buildings in Boulder. His most recent project is the 400,000-square-foot mixed-use development, One Boulder Plaza, in downtown Boulder.

Kevin Thede and Ronda Leggett: Kevin and Ronda started their Louisville bakery business together in 1985. Initially, they expanded the business to include wholesale baking.

Their retail business has provided award-winning comfort food and a comfortable fun environment for generations of customers who have made it a part of their daily routine for years. A mainstay on Main Street, it is a well-known gathering place in old downtown Louisville — a fun place for the young and young at heart.

BOULDER Six leading Boulder County businesspeople will be inducted into 2004 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.

The 12th annual induction luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, formed in 1993, recognizes 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 and towns selects the honorees.

A permanent display of past award winners is housed in the Millennium Harvest House Hotel. The hotel was…

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