Business Appreciation Awards

Since 1994, AEDA has sponsored its annual Business Appreciation Awards program honoring Arvada business leaders each year who represent the best in industry innovation, community spirit and the overall commitment they bring to the Arvada community. In 2014, AEDA recognized three businesses with awards in their respective industries.The honorees were: 

• Retailer of the Year: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop located at 5760 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

• Employer under 50 Employees: Wadsworth Control Systems located at 5541 Marshall St.

• Employer with over 50 Employees: Bennett's Bar-B-Que located at 7490 W. 52nd Ave.

AEDA also presented two awards of distinction. The first award is The Manley Gray Distinguished Service Award. This award was named after Manley Gray, a well-respected and dedicated community member, and a beloved AEDA board member. The Manley Gray award is reserved for an individual who has been an outstanding advocate for and with AEDA. This year, AEDA is honoring Alan Parker. The second award is the Lloyd J. King Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, named after the founder of King Soopers, which was started in Olde Town Arvada. This year the award went to Alicia Svaldi and Heidi Hostetter of Faustson Tool.