April 26, 2010

Hall of Fame luncheon April 29

LONGMONT – Tickets are on sale for the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s 2010 Induction Luncheon that will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont.

Tickets are $50 per person. Tables may be purchased for $450. Contact Stacy Cornay at 303-651-6612 to reserve a table.

The Class of 2010 includes Marvin Caruthers, George Karakehian, Doug Larson, Jeremy Martin, Kevin Sipple, Hung Tran, and Butch and Bev Vernon. They will be recognized for the positive influence they’ve had on Boulder County through their businesses and community involvement.

Caruthers is a professor of biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry at the University of Colorado. He has been a member of the faculty since 1973, earning numerous honors and distinctions along the way for his RNA and DNA research.

Caruthers was a co-founder of Amgen Inc. and Applied Biosystems and helped launch Array BioPharma. He remains on the board of directors at Array BioPharma and also is a board member of miRagen Therapeutics and Nanosphere. He formerly served on the board at Biostar.

Karakehian has been running his business Art Source International in Boulder for more than 20 years. He is called Mr. Downtown Boulder for his efforts to promote the downtown area as well as Boulder. He is a member of the Boulder City Council. He has been active as a board member of the Imagine! Foundation, the CU Buff Club, Downtown Boulder Inc. and the Guaranty Bank advisory board.

Larson, Martin and Sipple purchased the Eldorado Springs Resort properties in 1983, founding Eldorado Artesian Springs Inc. In 1986, the company went public. In 2001, the company built a facility in Louisville. Its key product, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, has received numerous awards over the years.

Tran is a lifelong practitioner and teacher of the martial arts. Born in Saigon, Viet Nam during the war, Tran, his two brothers and two sisters became refugees from their country. In 1994, Tran opened Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness in Longmont. The organization consists of six schools with locations in Longmont, Lafayette, Boulder, Loveland, Denver and Fort Collins, as well as affiliate locations throughout the country. Among his many contributions, Tran provides a scholarship program for those who cannot afford to attend his school.

Butch and Bev Vernon own and operate Budget Home Center in Longmont. When they opened their 10,000-square-foot store in 1984, they introduced themselves to the city as locally owned and operated ?d you could have the owner deliver your goods. In 1998 they purchased land and built their current 80,000-square-foot store. They have supported many charitable organizations throughout the years, but have taken a special interest in the OUR Center.

LONGMONT – Tickets are on sale for the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s 2010 Induction Luncheon that will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont.

Tickets are $50 per person. Tables may be purchased for $450. Contact Stacy Cornay at 303-651-6612 to reserve a table.

The Class of 2010 includes Marvin Caruthers, George Karakehian, Doug Larson, Jeremy Martin, Kevin Sipple, Hung Tran, and Butch and Bev Vernon. They will be recognized for the positive influence they’ve had on Boulder County through their businesses and community involvement.

Caruthers is a professor of biochemistry…

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