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    Westminster Companies Receive Jeffco EDC Honors

    Business Leaders Honor Innovation and Economic Impact in Jefferson County with Awards Being Presented to Westminster Based Reed Group and Skywriter MD
    News Release from Jefferson County EDC - 3/31/2016

    The Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) honored leading businesses in Jefferson County this morning at the 23rd Annual Industry Appreciation Awards breakfast. This awards program honors impressive businesses each year that have proven to be outstanding and innovative. These companies help fuel the economy in the county through their many contributions, including increased capital investment and primary employment.

    “The companies that we recognized today epitomize why Jefferson County is a premier business location. These outstanding companies are making, and have made, a commitment to investing and creating jobs in Jeffco and we’re proud to have them,” said John Moore, Jeffco EDC’s Board Chair.
    Congressman Ed Perlmutter, representing the 7th District of Colorado, attended this morning’s event and read the 2015 award winners into the Congressional Record of the 114th Congress.
    FirstBank was awarded the highest honor- the Pioneer Award. This award is given to a company demonstrating a pioneer attitude within their industry and among businesses in the county. Past recipients of this award have provided standards for other businesses to follow in today’s rapidly changing world and have demonstrated significant and sustained growth in Jefferson County.
    The Genesis Award, which honors a company that has contributed to the economic vitality of Jefferson County through creative leadership, innovation, facilitation, and collaboration in the community, was awarded Colorado Christian University.

    Other awards included:
     Innovative Technology Award –given to a company that is on the forefront of new and advanced technologies. There were two award recipients this year:
     Skywriter MD, for its electronic medical record (EMR) software technology.
     Steelhead Composites, for its lightweight, high-strength vessels used for energy and fuel storage.

     Business Recognition Award – given to companies showing growth in primary employment and/or capital investment. Award recipients: Cator, Ruma and Associates, Pat’s Back Country Beverage, Prescient, Premium Panels, Reed Group, and Spyderco.

     Jeffco EDC’s Board Chair, John Moore, Martin/Martin Engineering, awarded Terumo BCT the 2015 Chairman’s Choice Award for its contribution to the Jeffco economy and its continued efforts being an outstanding community partner.

    CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Aguilera, emceed the event held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Silver Sponsor: Terumo BCT
    Bronze Sponsors: Arvada Economic Development Association and the City of Arvada
    Media Sponsor: Colorado Real Estate Journal

    Jeffco EDC is an economic development organization in Jefferson County, CO, with public and private members. The organization concentrates on creating, expanding, and retaining high-paying primary jobs that fuel the economic health and vitality of Jefferson County. Jeffco EDC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local business leaders and elected officials. For more information, please call 303-202-2965 or visit our website at www.jeffcoedc.org
Westminster Colorado Economic Development Office 4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031