Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of 2022 Business Awards Presented by BOK Financial


DENVER – April 29, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the six winners of the 2022 Business Awards presented by BOK Financial. Winners in all six categories were announced during the in-person event hosted by emcee Reggie Rivers, former Denver Broncos running back and current president, founder and benefit auctioneer of The Gala Team.

After a virtual award show last year, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce was elated to honor its 17 finalists in person with 316 business and community leaders in attendance. This annual event recognizes outstanding local businesses and organizations that are making an impact in our community and their respective industries – from counseling to recycling to plumbing services.

“All of the organizations we’ve recognized today have been so different in budget, size, service, and industry,” said J. J. Ament, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, “but all of them are similar in that they play a crucial role in strengthening Denver’s economy and community. They help make Metro Denver a great region for living, working, and doing business, and we are so happy that we could bring everyone together today.”

Awards were presented in the categories of woman or BIPOC-owned business, small business, start-up, small nonprofit, large nonprofit and disruptor of the year.

In addition to each of the award sponsors listed below, ColoradoBiz was the event’s media sponsor. Southwest Airlines was the event’s community sponsor. Below is the full list of finalists and winners of the 2022 Business Awards presented by BOK Financial.

Disruptor of the Year, Sponsored by First Onsite

  • GoQAV – Quality Audio Video
  • MIKADO International – Winner

Large Nonprofit of the Year, Sponsored by Comcast

  • A Precious Child
  • CareerWise Colorado – Winner
  • Mile High United Way

Woman or BIPOC-Owned Business of the Year, Sponsored by Xcel Energy

  • Barefoot PR – Winner
  • Diverse Talent, LLC
  • Marisol Solarte-Erlacher, M.A., LPC and Associates

Small Business of the Year, Sponsored by Delta Dental of Colorado

  • High 5 Plumbing – Winner
  • Rupp’s Drums
  • Tributary Real Estate

Small Nonprofit of the Year, Sponsored by Emerge

  • Dress for Success Denver
  • Economic Literacy Colorado
  • WeeCycle – Winner

Start-Up Business of the Year, Sponsored by Emergenetics International

  • An Artist Prints
  • BreakAway Meetings
  • Collective Counseling Solutions – Winner

Videos highlighting each of the finalists in their award category can be viewed here