July 2015 Around Town 2


Todd Reed Wins the Human Spirit Award 
at Couture

During the last week of May, Todd Reed was in Las Vegas for Couture, an annual luxury jewelry trade show. At the Couture Design Awards, Todd was honored with the Human Spirit Award. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates an “exceptional generosity of mind and spirit.” The winner is selected by a panel of fellow designers and jewelry store owners. Todd is humbled and honored to have received this important award.


Lafayette’s Mayor Berg is “Outstanding 
Elected Official”

Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg ahs been named the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 2015 Outstanding Elected Official for her contributions and promotion of recycling and waste reduction. By implementing zero-waste practices at the Peach and Oatmeal festivals, more than 90 percent of festival waste has been diverted from landfills over the past nine years. Mayor Berg will be honored at the Annual Recycling Awards on June 8 in Vail, where she will also participate in the presentation of a workshop entitled, Moving Mountains- How to Increase Public Participation in Recycling.


Native Edge Landscapes is 4th Fastest Growing Private Company

Boulder’s Native Edge Landscapes was recently named on BizWest’s Mercury 100 Award list for a second year in a row.  Native Edge was honored at an annual awards and networking event along with other companies that made the list, at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield on May 28th. The award recognizes the fastest-growing private companies headquartered in the Boulder Valley, which includes both Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Locally-based private companies were ranked based on two-year revenue growth from 2012 to 2014 and Native Edge was named as the 4th fastest growing privately held company in the $2,600,000-$6,000,000 revenue category. Native Edge Landscapes’ intimate community connection, loyal clientele, employee-focused management style, and “one stop shop” approach has established Native Edge Landscapes as an innovative leader in the Front Range landscape business community.


Boulder Craft Beer Festival

On August 22nd, downtown Boulder will host more than 20 craft breweries in West Central Park for this craft beer tasting extravaganza. New this year, more craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond will be participating for the first time! Craft beer enthusiasts will sample over 45 craft beers on tap and enjoy live music by Strange Americans from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and The Railsplitters from 3-5 p.m. There will also be a variety of food trucks providing delectable eats and a selection of lawn games set up for free use throughout the event.

The Boulder Craft Beer Festival is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and presented by Liquor Mart. A portion of the Boulder Craft Beer Festival ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild. The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association promoting the Colorado craft brewing industry, with over 160 WonderPress.coColorado craft breweries. CBG provides information for Colorado beer lovers and promotes Colorado raft breweries by advocating positive public policy for Colorado craft beer.


Left Hand Polo Grand Opening

The Left Hand Polo club invites you to join their Inaugural Polo Tournament and Grand Opening on July 19. Left Hand Polo is a brand new polo school and club headed by world renowned polo instructor Santiago Battaro, from Argentina. They are located at the foot of Haystack Mountain in North Boulder. Their Grand Opening will be a fun and exciting day for families to enjoy the beautiful community oriented culture of polo. Joining the club will be polo players from around the world. After the tournament Left Hand Polo will host an award ceremony and festivities for all. Please join in for what will be an extraordinary and welcoming event. For more details and ticket reservation please visit


Wonder and the Juice Girls Open in 
Downtown Boulder

Wonder, the beloved local juice bar, will bring its fresh concoctions to downtown Boulder this summer, opening a new store at the former Wok Eat space of 946 Pearl Street. Started in 2013 by Boulder natives and childhood friends Brooke Jordan, Robyn Knowlan, and Cecily Runge, Wonder creates healthy, delicious cold-pressed juices using only 100 percent organic, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and herbs to create a variety of wholesome, fresh concoctions on a daily basis. Wonder juice is never pasteurized, never pressure-processed, and always served in a glass bottle to ensure that it delivers the maximum amount of vital enzymes, vitamins, and minerals as well as the richest and freshest flavors possible. In addition to serving up the freshest, healthiest, and most delicious juice around, Wonder is also firmly dedicated to the Boulder community. It integrates sustainability into its everyday work life, with efforts like partnerships with local organic farmers, donating all leftover pulp to Mountain Farm Goat Dairy, and a bottle exchange program. If you’re on Pearl Street this summer, be sure to stop in to Wonder for a delicious, fresh-pressed juice,


Jlounge Spa and Girls Leadership Partners to Help Empower Girls to Create Change

During July, jLounge spa is donating 10% of sales to Girls Leadership. Workshops and camps by Girls Leadership teaches girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world. “GL’s workshop gave my daughter hands-on practice in speaking up, resolving conflict, and finding her voice – and taught me ways to help her continue to learn,” says Sheryl Sandberg, LeanIn.Org Founder.


Betsy Cole Featured at NCAR

For Betsy Cole, art is continual discovery. There have been trips to Bali where she discovered that art can become a “dance of color,” there is the energy of the earth itself – the scorching sun, deep cool lakes, and expansive forests all come alive vibrantly in art, but, for Betsy, the most significant discovery has been that art can heal. It brings light and joy to the darkness and pain. As she began to untangle her own life, viewing it as a journey, her love of bright colors acquired a new healing purpose. Cole’s work will be on exhibit in UCAR Gallery I of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015, and isn’t an exhibit to miss.