September 29, 2006

Business hall of fame moving event, gallery to Longmont

LONGMONT – The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is moving from Boulder to Longmont to accommodate the growth of the annual awards event and the growing gallery of plaques that commemorate the hall of fame’s inductees.

The hall of fame’s board of directors approved the move to the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont from the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder.

The recognition luncheon has expanded to more than 350 attendees, so having more space will be very beneficial to the future of the hall of fame, said Fred Kreider, the hall’s director.

Susan Pratt, president of the Susan M. Pratt Foundation and Pratt Properties, owner of the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, said she is pleased to be a partner in honoring inductees in the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.

“We will create a hall of fame at our Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, which will represent the hall and its honorees in the fashion they deserve,” she said in a press release.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to identify, recognize and honor businessmen and businesswomen who personify “business at its best.” The hall’s inductees have come to be regarded as “civic entrepreneurs” due to their commitment to not only becoming successful in business, but to providing direction, energy and support in shaping Boulder County over the last 150 years. Since 1992, 104 people have been inducted in to the hall.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame has evolved over the years and, in addition to honoring Boulder County businesspeople, scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students attending the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

As founding sponsor, the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder has provided countless hours and resources to the annual luncheon and related programs and operations of the hall of fame for the past 14 years. Dan Pirrallo, general manager of the Millennium Harvest House, said it has been a privilege to be associated with the development of the hall of fame and those inducted into the hall over the years.

Vicki Trumbo, president of the hall of fame’s board of directors expressed gratitude to the Millennium Harvest House, event sponsors, board members and people who have invested time and energy in the hall of fame.

“The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame will carry on the proud tradition of identifying and honoring businessmen and businesswomen who have had such a tremendous impact on this county, and we look forward to working with the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center,” she said.

To nominate an individual for the class of 2007, please contact Fred Kreider at 303-229-3582 or e-mail fred@fredkreider.com.

LONGMONT – The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is moving from Boulder to Longmont to accommodate the growth of the annual awards event and the growing gallery of plaques that commemorate the hall of fame’s inductees.

The hall of fame’s board of directors approved the move to the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont from the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder.

The recognition luncheon has expanded to more than 350 attendees, so having more space will be very beneficial to the future of the hall of fame, said Fred Kreider, the hall’s director.

Susan Pratt, president of the Susan…

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