Awards June 22, 2012
Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s (NYSE: BLL) Southwest Operations is a 2012 recipient of the James S. Cogswell Award for outstanding security practices by defense contractors. It is one of 26 cleared defense contractors nationwide to win the honor, out of more than 13,000 defense contractors in the United States.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc., manufacturer of spread-spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has won the American Technology Award for outstanding achievement in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument Category for its FGR2-PE wireless data radio.
Red Oak Park, 2637 Valmont Road in Boulder, an affordable-housing development by Boulder Housing Partners, has won three awards at the state, national and international level. The project, a sustainable redevelopment of a mobile home park, won a merit award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, as well as a 2012 Affordable Housing Project award from its Colorado chapter. Red Oak, previously known as Boulder Mobile Manor, has been named a finalist for the Urban Land Institute's Global Awards for Excellence, which recognize best practices for affordable housing and sustainable development.
Foothills United Way presented its Spirit of the Community awards June 5 at its 2012 Live United event at Folsom Field's Byron White Stadium Club on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. The awards, honoring philanthropic spirit or community service, are presented annually to individuals, partnerships/collaborations and companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Boulder County Business Report won in the corporate category for its support of the local nonprofit community and its efforts to serve as a bridge between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. The partnership/collaboration award went to Boulder County Housing First, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and Boulder Housing Partners for a program designed to place homeless adults in permanent housing with intensive case-management support. Steve Callander, executive director and chief executive of Boulder Day Nursery, was honored for his long-time commitment to numerous volunteer initiatives and advocacy. The Bebe Price Award for Community Service, given annually to a young person who exhibits excellence in volunteerism, went to Angelica Bencomo, 12, who has been volunteering at Sister Carmen Community Center since age of 6.
Five attorneys from Holland & Hart LLP's law office in Boulder were honored by Chambers USA for 2012: Donald Degnan, Tracy Gray and Scott Havlick in intellectual property; Jude Biggs in labor and employment and Beat Steiner in real estate: hotels and leisure.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. received a Smart Grid 2011 Product of the Year award from TMC and Crossfire Media, for its I/O Expansion Module. The module increase the degree of monitoring, control and optimization, and offers flexible and easily expandable wired and wireless I/O.
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