Big AgnesÂ® Inc, maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, was named as a Colorado Companies To Watch award winner. Colorado Companies to Watch attracted over 250 applications, with a field of 110 companies selected as finalists. Big Agnes was one of 50 companies announced as winners of this inaugural class of Colorado Companies to Watch.
â€œBeing recognized as a â€˜Colorado Company to Watch' is an achievement that Big Agnes is very proud of,â€ says Big Agnes co-founder, Bill Gamber. â€œWith the diverse nature of the Colorado economy, the visibility and exposure that this award provides will be invaluable to us. It is very special to be in the presence of so many dynamic entrepreneurs and small business', all doing our part to develop valuable products, create jobs, enriching our communities and fueling the Colorado economy.â€
Colorado Companies to Watch, a unique awards program developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes second-stage companies that are developing new industry throughout the state. Typically these companies possess such characteristics as being growth focused, privately-held, headquartered in Colorado, 6-99 full-time employees and feature $750,000 to $50 million in annual sales. This program will allow the state of Colorado to recognize its trend setting leaders that help strengthen the state's economy.
A gala celebration honoring this year's Colorado Companies to Watch companies will be held on June 25, 2009, at the Denver Center for Performing Arts â€“ Seawell Ballroom in Denver. Please visit Colorado.CompaniesToWatch.org for event information soon. Contact COCTW@lowe.org with additional questions.
Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big AgnesÂ®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.