Support the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards

The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards started in 1986 with the hope of honoring brave youth in our communities who have battled hardship and adversity in their life and won.

The awards program is asking for donations to put towards scholarships for youth in our communities.

This program seeks out the quiet unsung heroes in their communities that traditionally would go unnoticed. Some of the hardships recognized by the program include homelessness, poverty, bullying, gang involvement, physical/mental abuse, unstable home life, tragedy, physical/mental impairment, drug abuse, and much more.

Each year the cities in Adams County solicit nominations and in 2018 over 100 nominations were submitted! These nominees were honored by their respective cities and their nominations were then forwarded to the County Selection Committee responsible for picking the top 20 to be recognized at a special banquet in April. The highest scoring of theses 20 nominees were awarded scholarships for their diligence and perseverance.

Currently the program is looking for donations for scholarships for the 2019 year. All money goes directly to recipients to help further their educational goals. Please feel free to reach out to Alison Digan, Public Relations Coordinator at for information and questions.

Christmas on the Corridor 

Come celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season at Christmas on the Corridor. Christmas on the Corridor is a fun evening to invite your family and friends to enjoy several events:
  • Craft & Vendor fair 1:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Hemphill Middle School.
  • Hayrides
  • Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider
  • Chestnuts
  • Santa visit & have photos taken
  • Reindeer
  • Family Scavenger Hunt
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Gingerbread House contest
  • Businesses will be open late for Holiday shopping
More information can be found online here

Start Up North Pitch Competition Winners 

StartUp North, the first-ever Adams County business pitch competition, is pleased to announce its 2018 winners:

Grand Prize ($15,000): High Country Catering: A Brighton business that offers catering and a variety of meal prep, catering for parties, outdoor events, weddings, holiday parties, birthday parties, corporate events, picnics, anniversaries and special events. High Country Catering plans to expand services to include a commercial commissary kitchen, cooking and baking classes and expanded meal prep.

Second Place ($4,840): [M]otherboard Birth: A Northglenn startup company that provides evidence-based education, collaboration through HIPAA-compliant messaging system, and integration within hospitals to help busy nurses and care providers listen to families efficiently. The result is better patient satisfaction, better outcomes and the reduction of birth trauma.

Third Place ($2,000): Garrett Brown Designs: A Westminster company that specializes in creating unique interiors and handcrafted furniture to complement the clients' design aesthetic. GBD focuses primarily on the movement patterns in the wood, combined with other materials to create dynamic and innovative designs, inspired by nature.

All three of the companies pitched their business plans before a panel of expert judges and a live audience at an event hosted this afternoon at the Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton.

"In Adams County, we support innovative ideas and new business concepts," said Tricia Allen, Adams County Economic Development Senior Vice President. "StartUp North is a platform to develop our entrepreneurs and small businesses with services and capital to advance their business ventures."

The companies won cash prizes raised through private donations. Also, Lewis Brisbois, a Denver law firm, donated legal services and Honest Films, a Westminster marketing company, donated promotional videos to the top two winners.

Each of these companies filled out applications, conducted in-person interviews, had their business plans reviewed. They also attended a Pitch Academy to receive feedback on their product/service to prepare them for their pitches.

The Good Couch, a Northglenn company and Dingo Diner and Spa, a Westminster company were also recognized at the event as StartUp North top five finalists. 

To learn more about StartUp North visit or email
'Tis the Season to Shop Local

The purpose of this initiative is to keep Bennett strong by promoting local business in Bennett. Shopping locally not only supports local business, but by buying Bennett, you are also supporting Town services. 

You can look for this shop local sticker on the window or storefront of a Bennett Business. It is just another way of contributing to our friends and neighbors. 

Haven't received your "Buy Local First" or "Tis the Season" sticker. Business can contact Economic Development Coordinator Karra Walker at to get theirs today. 
Town of Bennett Upcoming Events
December 1, 2018 - Breakfast with Santa
December 1, 2018 - Christmas on the Corridor

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Contact Karra Walker - Economic Development Coordinator 
303.644.3249 ext.1007   --

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