It is time to once again honor business owners in our community at our annual Sparkle & Shine black tie-optional gala. Title sponsor Caldwell Insurance Agency is back again this year and is partnering with Bear Paw Painters. We will gather and announce business awards on Saturday, November 5 at the Evergreen Lake House.

In addition to so many of our business owners being in one place to celebrate together, we have added excitement this year with a guest celebrity chef preparing the food for the evening. Chef Kent Rathbun ( will be traveling to Evergreen to cook with his good friend, Glen Fountain, owner of Fountain Barbecue, who was the winner of the Best Savory Bite at the 2022 Taste of Evergreen. Chef Rathbun cooked for Queen Elizabeth for the 2001 Bush Inaugural Ball, and for Oprah. In 2008, he competed on Food Network’s hit series “Iron Chef America” and defeated grillmaster Bobby Flay. We are so thrilled to enjoy the menu he and Glen will be preparing for us. If you would like to join us, visit for more details and tickets.

The focus of the evening will be on celebrating our business owners. While the voting has concluded, I still want to share with you who the nominees are so you can congratulate them while you are out and about in our community.

Business of the Year:

ASanchez Landscaping
Aspen Park Vet Hospital
Bear Paw Painters
Evergreen Ace Hardware & Paint
Restoration 1 of West Denver

New Business of the Year:

Evergreen Shutter and Shade
Flicker & Finch Salon
Lempke Communications
Piney Wine & Spirits
Sweet Hayden Boutique

Young Professional of the Year:

Amber & Dannie Burr of Daddy’s Homemade
Chelsea Treinen of Sweetwater Boutique
Hunter Slife of Slife’s Devil Dogs
Katie Clements of RE/Max Professionals
Mike Weisberg of Outbound Mountain Gear

People’s Choice Business of the Year:

Boone Mountain Sports
Bruce Anderson Farmers Insurance Agency
Evergreen Rentals
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
Wildflower Cafe


Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 17, 9 am
Breakfast and Benefits
Location: Virtual for new and old members. Learn what your Chamber benefits are and how to take advantage of them. Register in advance to receive connection details.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30-9 am
Monthly Breakfast
IN PERSON at TROUTDALE TAVERN. TOPIC: “Get to Know the Nonprofits.” Join us for $15 Members, $20 Not-Yet Members for Those Registered in Advance. At the Door: $25 Members, $30 Not-Yet Members

Saturday, Nov. 5, 6-10 pm
Sparkle & Shine Business Awards
Location: The Evergreen Lake House. Join us for $95/person. Pre-purchased tickets required.

Thursday, Nov 10, 5-7 pm
“Business Unplugged” 
After Hours Business Mixer
Location: Jointly hosted by Bear Paw Painters and Kahane Coaching at 30792 Southview Drive. Join us for some fun and lots of networking. $5 Members/$10 Not-Yet Members.
Register in Advance