The organization, which has been around since 2005, supports businesses in Colorado’s more than $2 billion natural and organic products industry. The organization will host its Pitch Slam on Feb. 23, 2023.
“From brand new companies that are finishing their first round of funding to brands with 40+ years under their belt, the breadth of the natural products companies who call Colorado home is staggering—and encouraging,” says Bill Capsalis, Naturally Boulder’s executive director. “Our goal is to hold an event that really highlights the hard work of these people and their companies.”
Below, meet some of the winners of Naturally Boulder’s prestigious awards.
The Good Crisp Company
The Good Crisp Company, which makes five flavors of stacked chips and two flavors of cheese balls, won Naturally Boulder’s Brand of the Year award.
“Not only is The Good Crisp Company growing exponentially, but they are also doing so with a conscience, which is a key reason they are our Brand of the Year,” says Naturally Boulder board member Rajesh Babu. “In addition to being in 20,000 stores, they are avid supporters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, donating a portion of all online sales to the nonprofit, as well as developing initiatives to help kids read.”
Founded more than 10 years ago, Boulder-based Quinn Snacks makes delicious snacks like popcorn and pretzel bites. The company was runner-up for the Brand of the Year award.
Aurora Organic Dairy
Boulder-based Aurora Organic Dairy, which was also a runner-up for the Brand of the Year award, is a leading producer of organic milk and butter in the United States.
Winning Naturally Boulder’s Emerging Brand of the Year award, Byte Bars makes delicious snack bars with healthy, raw and organic ingredients.
Grüvi — which was runner-up for Emerging Brand of the Year — makes tasty non-alcoholic craft beers and wines.
Boulder-based Meati Foods makes tasty meat replacement foods out of nutrient-rich mushroom root. The company was also a runner-up for Emerging Brand of the Year.
Another runner-up for Emerging Brand of the Year this year is Mortal Kombucha, a Boulder-based kombucha company.
Other award winners include:
Industry Leader of the Year
- Winner: Senior Vice President and Market Leader at New Hope Network Carlotta Mast
- Runner Up: BFG Partners CEO Tom Spier
- Runner Up: WishGarden Herbs President Catherine Hunziker
Service Provider of the Year
- Winner: SRW Agency
- Runner Up: Creative Alignments
- Runner Up: Holland & Hart
Conscious Business Catalysts
- Marshall Fire responders
- Special recognition to: Basecamp Collective, the Big Red F restaurant group, Blackbelly Market, Conscious Alliance, Danone North America, Fortnight Collective, Andy Clark of Moxie Bread, Yasso and all the supporting brands and Naturally Boulder community members who contributed to this effort.
Lance Gentry Award
- Stacey Marcellus, founder of Capello