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Thornton Business News

Thornton Business News

2023 Business Awards Winners

Each year, Thornton acknowledges the vital role of our business community and their contributions to the city. Please help us in honoring standout Thornton businesses across various categories.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards are now open! Click here to cast your votes by Friday, March 1st.

Entrepreneurial Innovation Award: A TBU Massage & Skin Spa

This award honors a remarkable small business in Thornton that embodies ingenuity, determination, and a unique business concept while promoting positive workplace values. A TBU Massage & Skin Spa, a beloved, family-owned establishment, has built a strong reputation with its loyal customer base and extensive array of services. Striving for growth and improvement, TBU consistently enhances both their products and the overall customer experience. Located at 3983 E 120th Ave.

Community Spirit Award: El Coco Pirata

This award celebrates a remarkable Thornton business that exhibits exceptional involvement and significant community impact. El Coco Pirata is a family-owned Mexican Seafood restaurant that is relatively new to Thornton but has already made a huge impact. The team goes above and beyond to contribute in a positive way to our community. From Christmas toy drives to special community summer events, El Coco Pirata shares their love and generosity with those around them. You can find El Coco Pirata located at 8595 Pearl St.

Retailer of the Year Award: Grumpy Egg Café

The Retailer of the Year award honors a remarkable retail business in Thornton that exemplifies outstanding customer service, exceptional product/service offerings, and a commitment to enhancing the overall retail experience for consumers. Among the businesses that go the extra mile for their customers, Grumpy Egg Café stands out with their unwavering dedication. With a cozy ambiance and a menu filled with delectable offerings, this family-owned restaurant has rightfully earned its place as one of Thornton’s favorite dining destinations. Located at 3924 E 120th Ave.

Company on the Move Award: Premier School of Dance

This award recognizes a Thornton business that exemplifies a consistent pattern of success and tremendous growth potential. Premier School of Dance, a beloved family-owned studio with a rich history, stands out for its innovative approach and top-tier customer experience. Central to their business model is the use of dance and competition to instill lifelong values in children, which have been instrumental in their enduring success. Located at 12351 Grant St, Unit 360.

Industrial Company of the Year: Sashco

The Thornton Office of Economic Development presents this award to a primary business in Thornton that showcases growth, innovation, and significant potential for the community. Sashco, a remarkable addition to Thornton’s employment landscape, has established a beautiful facility that produces high-quality products while creating over 150 job opportunities. This long-standing family-owned business has chosen our city to expand its operations, and Thornton is thrilled to be a part of their continued success story. Located at 14802 Grant St.

People’s Choice Award: Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum

This award is chosen by popular vote. Above & Beyond is a full service sewing and vacuum center that has been in Thornton for many years. They provide a positive, welcoming atmosphere for customers and offer an extensive range
of products and services. With various class es, demonstrations, and a vibrant social environment, they create a wonderful space for learning, fun, and socializing. Located at 3987 E 120th Ave.