More than 150 business leaders attended the City of Centennial's
Fourth Annual Best of Centennial business recognition dinner with
host Scott Hastings of Altitude Sports & Entertainment.
Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Colorado Vault & Safe
Deposit Box Co. As the only private safe deposit box company in
Colorado, the company's mission is to provide a safe and secure
alternative to traditional financial institutions by offering a
private storage with 24-hour accessibility.
The Company of the Year (large business) Award went to National
Cinemedia, a media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie
theaters, online and through mobile technology. National Cinemedia
reaffirmed its commitment to doing business in Centennial by
consolidating and redesigning its corporate headquarters office
Altitude Sports & Entertainment received the Company of the
Year (small business) Award. Seen in more than three million homes
in a 10-state territory Altitude Sports & Entertainment is the
official television network of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado
Avalanche. Altitude is not only committed to showcasing the
region's top sports teams, but also televising cultural, political
and entertainment programming.
The Mayor's Award of Excellence went to the Arapahoe County
Sheriff's Office. Since the City's founding in 2001, the Arapahoe
County Sheriff's Office has served the citizen, businesses and
traveling public with pride and integrity. The Sheriff's Office
continues to provide quality levels of public safety services
within established best practices and with a dedicated focus on
effectiveness and efficiencies. This Office has earned four
internationally recognized accreditations.
The Centennial Youth Commission presented an Award for
Environmental Stewardship to Bio-Intervention Specialists. They
deliver innovative, next-generation solutions to healthcare
facilities throughout the U.S. based on Electro-BioCide, an
environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art hospital-grade
disinfectant. Founded in 2009, Bio-Intervention Specialists brings
advanced science to the challenge of disinfection helping to
substantially improve patient safety and quality and providing the
safest healthcare environment available today.
Two companies were recognized for Project of the Year, IKEA
Centennial and Celebrity Lanes. IKEA Centennial, a 415,000 square
foot retail destination opened July 27, 2011 three months earlier
than anticipated. Built on a 13.5 acre site, IKEA Centennial is the
second largest store in the U.S. This project created more than 500
construction related jobs, and the store itself created 400
permanent retail and management positions. Celebrity Lanes is a
50,000 square foot family entertainment center with 32 regular
bowling lanes, two 4-lane VIP Suites themed after the Colorado
Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, Rocky's Arcade and Soft Play game
room. Celebrity Lanes was developed by Centennial-based Kelmore
Development, has Altitude Sports & Entertainment branded
elements and was built by Saunders Construction.
Dry Creek Discount Liquors was selected as the Citizens' Choice
Award. As a private, locally and family-owned small business, Dry
Creek Liquors has existed in Centennial since the City's inception,
remaining a staple in the community. Dry Creek Liquors is ServSafe
Alcohol Certified through the National Restaurant Association and
takes a proactive role in preventing underage drinking and keeping
intoxicated individuals off the road.
Sabor Mexican Grill was recognized as the Flavor of the Year.
Founded in 2008 by brothers Jaime and Eduardo Contreras, Sabor is
the classic mom-n-pop restaurant located on Arapahoe Road just east