Honorees

2016

2016 Lifetime Achievement: Wes Sargent, Guaranty Bank and Trust
2016 Emerging Entrepreneur: Jeff Moe, Aleph Objects
2016 Regional Spirit: Fix North I-25 – Nortern Colorado Legislative Alliance, I-25 Coalition
2016 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Mark Kross and Gerard Nalezny, Verus Bank of Commerce
2016 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Richard and Brenda Lucio, Coyote Greill/Palomino/Blue Agave
2016 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Jerry Helgeson, American Eagle Distributing
2016 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Rob Graves and Koel Thomae, Noosa Yoghurt

2015

2015 Lifetime Achievement: Bonnie Dean, Bonnie Dean Associates
2015 Emerging Entrepreneur: Jeff Lindauer, Spring 44
2015 Regional Spirit: Rick Sutton, Banner Health
2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Cliff Buchholz, Miramont Lifestyle Fitness
2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Masoud Shirazi, Shirazi Benefits
2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Don Marostica and Eric Holsapple, Loveland Commercial
2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: John Shaw, DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc.

2014

2014 Lifetime Achievement – Richard Boettcher, Professional Finance Co.
2014 Emerging Entrepreneur – Bob Flynn, Green Ride Colorado
2014 Regional Spirit – Erin Mounsey, The NoCo Chapter of the America Red Cross
2014 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Doug Dohn, Dohn Construction
2014 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Bob Ghent, Ghent Motors
2014 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Joe Kellogg, Madwire Media
2014 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Ed Holloway, Synergy Resources

2013

2013 Lifetime Achievement: Loren Maxey, Maxey Companies
2013 Emerging Entrepreneur: Betsey Craig, Menutrinfo
2013 Regional Spirit: Pam King, The Northern Colorado & Wyoming Better Business Bureau
2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Steve Taylor, Scott McCarthy, Hot Corner Concepts
2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Lee Yoder, Warren Yoder, Weld County Garage
2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: George Lundeen, Mark Lundeen Lundeen Sculptures
2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Mike Burns, Burns Marketing Communications

2012

2012 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Bob Wilson, Columbine Health
2012 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Bruce White, Dale Butcher, Conquest Oil
2012 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Marcia Coulson, Eldon James Corp
2012 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Henry Obermeyer, Obermeyer Hydro
2012 Emerging Entrepreneur: Justin Bzdek, Symbios
2012 Lifetime Achievement: Norm Dean, United Banks of Colorado
2012 Regional Spirit: Dean Hendrickson, CSU Vet School

2010

2010 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Curt Richardson, Otter Products
2010 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Ted Warner, Connecting Point
2010 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Aubrey Poore, Numerica
2010 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: William Rankin, UQM Technologies
2010 Emerging Entrepreneur: Guy Babbitt, CZERO Inc.
2010 Lifetime Achievement: Don Churchwell, Home State Bank
2010 Regional Spirit: David May, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland Chambers of Commerce

2009-2008

2008/9 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Wynne Odell, Douglas Odell, Odell Brewing Company
2008/9 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Trent Johnson, Greeley Hat Works
2008/9 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Clayton Schwerin, Alliance Construction Solutions
2008/9 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Mike McCurdie, SAFEBuilt, Inc.
2008/9 Emerging Entrepreneur: Kelly Giard, Clean Air Lawn Care
2008/9 Lifetime Achievement: Gene Markley, Markley Motors
2008/9 Publisher’s Choice Award: Jeanine Trueswell, Greeley/Weld United Way
2008/9 Publisher’s Choice Award: Gordon Thibideau, Larimer County United Way
2008/9 Regional Spirit: Hunt Lambert, Colorado State University Office of Economic Development

2007

2007 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Rulon Stacy, Poudre Valley Health Systems
2007 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Larry Seastrom, New Frontier Bank
2007 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Linda Ligon, Interweave Press
2007 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Martin Lind, Water Valley
2007 Emerging Entrepreneur: Steve Byers, EnergyLogic Inc.
2007 Lifetime Achievement: Larry Kendall, The Group, Inc.
2007 Regional Spirit: Marsi Liddell, Aims Community College – Greeley

2006

2006 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Terry Drahota, Drahota Commercial, LLC
2006 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Roger Knopf, Envirotech Services, Inc.
2006 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Susan Jessup, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
2006 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Andy & Bob Brown, Harsh International, Inc. – Eaton
2006 Emerging Entrepreneur: Kevin Brinkman, Brinkman Partners – Fort Collins
2006 Lifetime Achievement: D. B. “Pete” Peterson, J. Barney Flood, Flood & Peterson Insurance
2006 Regional Spirit: Larry Burkhardt, Maury Dobbie, Upstate Colorado Economic Development

2005

2005 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Lori Schlotter, Colorado CustomWare, Inc.
2005 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Mark Kendall, Kendall Printing Company
2005 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Jerry Donnan, Kroll Factual Data, Inc.
2005 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Tom Baur, Garry Gorsuch, Meadowlark Optics
2005 Emerging Entrepreneur: Paul Pelligrino, Nenita Pelligrino, NitaCrisp Crackers
2005 Lifetime Achievement: George Hall, Hall-Irwin Corporation
2005 Regional Spirit: Kim Jordan, Jeff Lebsch, New Belgium Brewing Company

2004

2004 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: David Bethune, Atrix Laboratories, Inc.
2004 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Tim Warde, Sally Warde, Northern Colorado Paper
2004 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Mark Burke, Burke Cleaners and Mister Neat’s Formalwear
2004 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Mark Hopkins, Peak Industries, Inc. – Frederick (Delphi Med Sys)
2004 Emerging Entrepreneur: Bruce Golden, Bernard E. Rollin & Ralph V. Switzer, Optibrand Ltd, LLC – Fort Collins
2004 Lifetime Achievement: Bill Neal, Leo Schuster, Wheeler Commercial Property Services, Inc.
2004 Regional Spirit: Kaye Ward, Monfort Family Foundation

2003

2003 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: William Ward, Front Range Internet – FRII
2003 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Tom Roche, Roche Constructors, Inc.
2003 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Ervin Weinmaster, Super Vacuum Manufacturing Co.
2003 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Tom Gray, Gray Oil Company, Inc. – Fort Lupton
2003 Emerging Entrepreneur: Tom Johnson, Kristi Johnson, Bingham Hill Cheese Company – Fort Collins
2003 Lifetime Achievement: Kathryn Hach-Darrow, Hach Company – Loveland
2003 Regional Spirit: Mary Hummell, The Bohemian Foundation

2002

2002 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: David Neenan, Jim Neenan, The Neenan Companies
2002 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Ruben Ehrlich, Scott Ehrlich, Ehrlich Motors
2002 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Jack Devereaux, Home State Bank
2002 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Israel “Izzy” Salazar, TSN, Inc. – Frederick
2002 Emerging Entrepreneur: Maury Dobbie, MediaTech Productions – Fort Collins
2002 Lifetime Achievement: Bob Tointon, Phelps-Tointon, Inc. – Greeley
2002 Regional Spirit: Reed Brannon, Long’s Peak Council of the Boy Scouts

2001

2001 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Spiro Palmer, Palmer Florist
2001 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Jerry Morgensen, Hensel Phelps Construction Company
2001 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Chad McWhinney, Troy McWhinney, McWhinney Enterprises
2001 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Joe Raith, Bob Raith, Morning Fresh Farms – (Yancy’s)
2001 Emerging Entrepreneur: Jeff Whitham, Encorp LLC
2001 Lifetime Achievement: Tom Gleason, First National Bank – Fort Collins and Loveland
2001 Regional Spirit: Ken Cook, State Farm Insurance – Greeley

2000

2000 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Kim Jordan, Jeff Lebsch, New Belgium Brewing Company
2000 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Bill Farr, Centennial Bank of the West
2000 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Bill Beierwaltes, Colorado Memory Systems, Colorado Time Systems
2000 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Bob, Max & Dean Walker, Walker Manufacturing Company – Fort Collins
2000 Emerging Entrepreneur: Tim Gan, OpenLCR.com – Fort Collins
2000 Lifetime Achievement: Ken Monfort, Monfort Meat Packing
2000 Regional Spirit: Bill Ogg, Greeley Independence Stampede

1999

1999 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Douglas Schatz, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
1999 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: John Todd, Toddy’s
1999 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Dave Duke, Duke Communications International
1999 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Louis Lucio, Armadillo – LaSalle
1999 Lifetime Achievement: Bob Everitt, Everitt Enterprises – Fort Collins
1999 Regional Spirit: Rob Gray, Eastman Kodak Company – Windsor

1998

1998 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Fort Collins: Kent Sampson, Value Plastics, Inc.
1998 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Greeley: Darrell McAllister, 1st Choice Bank
1998 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Loveland: Thom Schultz, Group Publishing
1998 Bravo! Entrepreneur – Outlying Community: Bill Coleman, Colorado Greenhouse Holdings – Fort Lupton
1998 Lifetime Achievement: W. D. Farr, Water, cattle and banking pioneer – Greeley
1998 Regional Spirit: Steve Steismeyer, Hewlett Packard Company – Fort Collins

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2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur Award winners, (left to right) row 1:

Cliff Buckholtz, Miramont Lifestyle Fitness, Winner of 2015 Fort Collins Bravo! Entrepreneur award; Eric Holsapple and Don Marostica, LC Group Real Estate, winners of the Loveland Bravo! Entrepreneur award; Bonnie Dean, Bonnie Dean and Associates, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement award; Rick Sutton representing Banner Health for the Regional Spirit Award;

2015 Bravo! Entrepreneur Award winners, (left to right) row 2:

John Shaw, DaVinci Sign Systems, winner of 2015 Outlying community award; Masoud Shirazi, Shirazi Benefits, winner of 2015 Greeley Bravo! Entrepreneur award; Jeff Landauer with the team of Spring 44, winner of the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.