ARVADA, Colo., May 28, 2021 – The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2020 Business of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year winners. Recipients of these awards will be honored at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce 96th Annual Dinner at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on June 25.
The Business of the Year award recognizes a business that has established a reputation for providing a superior level of customer service while using ingenuity and innovation to overcome challenges. Not only does this business excel internally, but it continues to support the community by participating in local activities and partnering with non-profit organizations. The 2020 Business of the Year is Flatirons Dance.
Founded in 2016, Flatirons Dance is based on family values – the key ingredient that enables this studio to successfully stand out in the world of dance. More than 20 professionally-trained staff members provide a nurturing and inclusive environment, with the focus on treating each child or adult student like they are a welcome addition to this special family.
Currently, over 400 students are enrolled in year-round classes at this studio, with classes ranging from ballet to tap and jazz, from cheerleading and hip-hop to musical theatre. For those seeking higher levels of ability, Flatirons Dance offers a competition team that enables participants to sharpen their skills through statewide and regional dance contests. This school has a place for every child and adult, no matter their level of abilities, and classes are available to anyone who wants to make dance a healthy, creative and exciting part of their lives.
The Non-Profit of the Year is recognized for their support of Arvada and its citizens through impactful programs, services and overall involvement within the community. Nominees are also evaluated on local partnerships and collaboration. Recipients of non-profit of the year receive a $500 award. The 2020 Non-Profit of the Year is Epic Experience.
Epic Experience serves the cancer survivor and thriver population with a focus around mental and physical health for those who have or continue to fight cancer. During the pandemic, Epic Experience transformed its signature in-person camp experience to virtual programs. In order to accommodate its immune-compromised target audience, the non-profit also provided educational how-to videos, free virtual yoga and fitness programs, and a virtual 3-day camp experience. Epic Experience’s work has been nationally recognized and has helped put Arvada on the map as a place of love, compassion and family.
These recipients will be honored with a video of their accomplishments at the Annual Dinner. Videos and more information about the wonderful work done by the recipients will be released after the event. For more information on the Annual Dinner, please call 303-424-0313 or visit www.arvadachamber.org/AnnualDinner
Kami Welch President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce