(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) Honey Stinger, the manufacturer of honey-based, natural energy foods, was recently named a â€˜Colorado Company To Watch' award winner. Hosted by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch attracted over 400 nominees, and Honey Stinger was named as one of 50 winners in the 2010 class.
â€œThis award acknowledges the dedication and hard work of our staff in Steamboat Springs as well as the taste and benefits of our products,â€ says Honey Stinger co-founder, Bill Gamber. â€œHoney Stinger is buzzing with momentum right now and it's a terrific honor to be recognized in this group of dynamic Colorado entrepreneurs and small business.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. The program allows 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 18, 2010, in Denver. Visit www.Colorado.CompaniesToWatch.org for more information.
About Honey Stinger
Located in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Honey Stinger makes convenient, nutritious and great tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, gels and chews. Honey Stinger fuels some of the county's top cyclists, runners, triathletes and teams including Tinker Juarez, Jeremiah Bishop, Katie Compton the Giant Mountain Bike team and the Trek Livestrong U23 cycling team. Honey Stinger products are available at specialty sporting goods retailers, natural food grocers and www.honeystinger.com.