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Posted on: October 13, 2023

The City of Wheat Ridge Announces 2023 Business Award Winners

The City of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and Wheat Ridge LocalWorks recognized outstanding businesses in the community announced at the 19th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. Local leaders and members of the business community joined Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker to honor the achievements of Wheat Ridge businesses. 

The 2023 award recipients are: 

Business of the Year –  

Small Business – Stylus and Crate 

Medium Business – Wheat Ridge Cyclery 

Nominees – Anthony M’s Visions in Gold, Child Priority Preschool, Cosmo’s Dog Bakery, Mr. Biscuits Bakery, Spenga Wheat Ridge, Stylus and Crate, Wheat Ridge Cyclery 

Reinvestment Awards – BP RunCO, Cosmo’s Dog Bakery, Em’s Ice Cream, Esters Pub, GetRight’s Bakery, King of Wings, Mestizo Brew Cantina, The Forum Group – The Parallel Apartments, Queen City Collective Coffee, Wolf + Wildflower, Yawp Cyclery ,and XO Gifts. 

Cultural Commission Award – Wheat Ridge Theatre Company

City Council Partnership Award – Wheat Ridge Community and Family Coalition for Education 

Mayor’s Partnership Award – Suzanne Smith _ Food for Thought Catering 

Green Business Award – The Craft Box 

Wheat Ridge Localworks – David Kraus 

WRBA Rising Star Award – Jenny Snell – The Wheelie Bean Coffee 

WRBA Member of the Yea– Lindsay Reinert – Intermountain Healthcare 

Wheat Ridge Chamber Business of the Year – Edward Jones - Hunter Owen 

Wheat Ridge Chamber Non-Profit – Wheat Ridge Rotary Club 

Wheat Ridge Chamber Volunteer of the Year – Christopher Hornbaker – Davis Schilken PC 

Special Recognition Award – Habitat for Humanity – Miller Street Homes 

Residents and local businesses nominated their choice for the Business of the Year and Wheat Ridge City Staff nominate for the Reinvestment Award. Nominations were reviewed and winners were selected by a team of Jefferson County business professionals for Business of the Year. Other award winners were selected by the sponsoring organization for that award.  

Detailed information about the award recipients and their companies as well as photographs are available on request. 

About the City of Wheat Ridge: 
The City of Wheat Ridge, located west of Denver with a population of 32,000 residents, is home to a mix of retail/commercial businesses and unique residential neighborhoods. Wheat Ridge is a vibrant community in a prime location, providing easy access to the Denver metro area and to recreation west into the mountains. The city was selected an All-America City in 2021 by the National Civic League. For more info about Wheat Ridge ci.wheatridge.co.us  

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