April 6, 2016

Tickets on sale for BoCo Business Hall of Fame induction luncheon

LONGMONT — Tickets remain on sale for an April 27 luncheon to honor the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s 2016 inductees.

The Arnold family, Tom Kalinski, Joel Montbriand, Richard Polk, Christine and Steve Ralston, Leonard Strear and Don and Lee Weakland will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and saluted by the area’s top business leaders at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont. Their awards will be displayed permanently in the convention center’s lobby, along with the Hall of Fame honorees from the previous 23 years.

The Arnold family has a history in the retail automobile business in Boulder and lists development of a business park and much civic involvement among its achievements. Sandy Arnold served in the Colorado Legislature and on the state Public Utilities Commission.

Kalinski is a real estate broker and owner of Re/Max of Boulder. Montbriand is president of Louisville-based Metamorph LLC and Gastroenterology of the Rockies. Polk, a former Boulder city councilman, is president of longtime Boulder footwear retailer Pedestrian Shops and chairs the board of the Dairy Arts Center. Christine Ralston has been an antiques dealer in Lyons since 1974. Strear founded turkey processor Longmont Foods, and the Weaklands have operated The Flower Bin in Longmont since 1971.

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s mission for 24 years has been to research, document and recommend for induction outstanding business leaders from the past and present whose business efforts have resulted in communitywide economic, social, and/or cultural benefits to Boulder County and its citizens.

The Hall of Fame also annually donates scholarships to deserving students at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Tickets are $55 and for sale online at halloffamebiz.com. Contact Kimberly Willard at 303-630-1967 or kwillard@bizwestmedia.com for purchase of corporate tables.

Last year’s honorees included Richard Barrett, founder of Leasetec Corp. and principal of St Julien Hotel and Spa; Tom Brock, founder and chief executive of Brock Media Co.; Percy and Carolyn Conarroe, former owners of the Louisville Times, Lafayette News and Erie Review; Lynda Snyder Crockett, owner of Snyder Jewelers; David Brown, David Cohen, Brad Feld and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Techstars; Wallace Grant, senior counsel at Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak and Grant PC.; and Dale Katechis, owner of  Oskar Blues Brewery.

Program and event sponsors include BizWest, the Plaza Convention Center and Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel. Elevations Credit Union is a Platinum sponsor. Silver sponsors are Cain Travel, the Longmont Times-Call, the Daily Camera, Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. and CU’s Leeds School of Business.  Bronze sponsors are Kirkland and Co. accountants, Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Lyons Gaddis, Ron’s Printing Center, Tebo Properties, Three Leaf Concepts, NextLight, Harrigan Teegarden Private Wealth Advisors, Brock & Co. CPAs PC and LJD Enterprises Inc., Boulder Community Health and Ed and Keith Kanemoto. Copper sponsors include the Boulder Chamber,  Sun Construction, Caplan and Earnest LLC, EKS&H, Flanders Elsberrg Herber & Dunn, Kottke & Brantz LLC, Western Disposal Services, Brock Media, Snyder Jewelers, Daylight Productions & Rentals, BC Services and the Colorado Group.

 

 

Dallas Heltzell
With BizWest since 2012 and in Colorado since 1979, Dallas worked at the Longmont Times-Call, Colorado Springs Gazette, Denver Post and Public News Service. A Missouri native and Mizzou School of Journalism grad, Dallas started as a sports writer and outdoor columnist at the St. Charles (Mo.) Banner-News, then went to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before fleeing the heat and humidity for the Rockies. He especially loves covering our mountain communities.
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