Commerce City announces economic development award winners
Seven local companies honored at annual business appreciation event
Commerce City honored seven local businesses that achieved great success last year at the eleventh annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards event. Businesses were recognized for their positive contributions to the city such as leadership, growth, capital investment and entrepreneurial spirit.
City Council members and emcee Andrea Flores, of CBS 4, presented awards in the following categories:
- Businesses On the Move:
- The Glove Wagon
- Lineage Logistics
- Stillwater Day Spa
- Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Magnolia Street Art Space
- Retail Investment Award: Jesse and Becky Marquez (Anchor CrossFit, Pour Tap House)
- Economic Development Award for Leadership: The Nexus Team
- Business of the Year Award: Old Dominion Freight Line
Held at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, the breakfast featured a keynote presentation from James McCandless, Director of Strategic Partnerships with 505Design.
There are more than 1,400 companies in Commerce City with a labor force of 28,684 which continues to grow. An awards selection committee, comprised of community business representatives, chose the winners from the nominations received. Detailed information on the award winners is below.
The Business on the Move award recipients brought new capital investment, high levels of sales growth or new employment to Commerce City.
- The Glove Wagon produces and sells work gloves as well as a full line of safety and protection products. The company’s commercial customer base covers a wide range of industries: construction, concrete, plumbing, electrical, oil field, poultry, dairy, and transportation.
- Lineage Logistics is an international warehousing and logistics company. It is the company’s innovative technology, streamlined operations and a global network of facilities that has made Lineage Logistics one of the world's largest companies in temperature-controlled logistics.
- Stillwater Day Spa offers a full range of spa services including massage, facials, waxing, fillers, injections, and more. Since opening in October 2017, the company has steadily increased products and services offered and has doubled its original business size to accommodate its growth. Stillwater Day Spa is deeply invested in the community and supports other local entrepreneurs and small businesses by selling their products at the spa, partnering with them on monthly giveaways, and leasing out space within their suite to another small business.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit award acknowledges the enterprising spirit a company or individual embraces as they start a new business, develop a new product or expand into new markets.
- Magnolia Street Art Space is a renovated 5,200-square-foot building to house studio and gallery space offered to artists at an affordable rate of $1 per square-foot. The space was created by Jeanie Nuanes King, a champion of the arts and one of the founders of the Santa Fe Arts District.
The Retail Investment Award recognizes retailers or retail developers that have brought new and/or expanded commercial operations to the City over the last year.
- Jesse and Becky Marquez are Commerce City residents, and co-owners of Anchor Crossfit and Pour Tap House. The Marquez’s own a multi-tenant commercial building that helps fill the gap for full service restaurants and community gathering places.
The Economic Development Award for Leadership honors businesses or individuals that have been a catalyst for economic vitality in Commerce City though creative leadership, innovation, facilitation, collaboration or contribution of resources.
- The Nexus Team is a partnership between C.H. Thompson and Schuck Communities that has resulted in a 223-acre business park called Nexus at DIA. Today, the park has begun to transform from empty land with a great location into a thriving development that supports new and growing businesses investing and creating jobs in Commerce City. The development serves as a catalyst for continued growth along the Tower Road corridor.
The Business of the Year Award recognizes a Commerce City company that has shown a history of sustained leadership within its industry and community.
- Old Dominion Freight Line is a less-than-truckload motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national services and value-added logistics services. Headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, the company is an American success story with a strong reputation built on reliability and keeping promises. With 213 doors on more than 40 acres, the Commerce City location is the largest of three Old Dominion service centers in the state and an important component of the company’s regional operations.
PHOTO: Chris Grattino and Lee Randolph with Old Dominion Freight Line accept the Business of the Year Award, presented by City Council, during the Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast on March 21.