Longmont Area Economic Council Honors Cornerstone Award Recipients; High Country Millwork, Marvell Semiconductor, MicroPhage, Inc. & Teknovation Receive Awards

The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) held its 6th annual Cornerstone Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20th at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont. The LAEC honored four companies at the event, which is designed to recognize new and expanding primary employers in the Longmont area.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2005 -- The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) held its 6th annual Cornerstone Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20th at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont. The LAEC honored four companies at the event, which is designed to recognize new and expanding primary employers in the Longmont area.

This year more than 200 Longmont business and community leaders gathered to recognize and celebrate companies that have started, grown or moved into the area within the past year. Three companies were honored with Cornerstone awards, and one received the CTEK Longmont Award.

2005 Cornerstone Award Recipients include:
High Country Millwork (www.highcountrymill.com), a custom woodworking company that provides product for both residential and national retail projects. In 2004, High Country Millwork relocated to the Longmont area along I-25 with the purchase of an 86,820 square foot facility at 4076 Specialty Place. High Country employs 49 people.

Marvell Semiconductor (www.marvell.com), a semiconductor company that is the world’s leader for system on a chip (SOC) integrated circuits. In 2004, Marvell more than doubled its Longmont employment base to 36 people. The company also doubled the square footage it occupies, to 16,000 square feet at 1951 S. Fordham Road.

MicroPhage, Inc., (www.microphage.com), Microphage, Inc., a startup biotech firm specializing in rapid pathogen detection systems. MicroPhage moved into 5,033 square feet at 2400 Trade Center Avenue in 2004, where it employs seven people.

Teknovation (www.teknovation.com) was chosen to receive the 2005 CTEK Longmont Award. Teknovation provides the hardware, software and services to acquire, process, manage and deliver real-life multimedia content for the next generation of security, surveillance and enterprise business intelligence through the integration of video, sound and transactional data.

The CTEK Longmont Award is designed to recognize entrepreneurial excellence in the Longmont area. Entrepreneurs comprise a significant portion of the Longmont economy. The recipient company is chosen by the Longmont Venture Center in recognition of the risk, commitment and energy necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed.

Platinum Sponsors for this year’s Cornerstone luncheon included Amgen, the Longmont Daily Times-Call and Workforce Boulder County. Gold sponsors included Flatirons Bank, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy.

Previous Cornerstone honorees have included Seagate, Amgen, Xilinx, Intrado and others.

About the Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "actively supporting the creation and preservation of quality primary jobs." Primary employers are those who sell the majority of their goods and services outside the region. LAEC is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large. For more information, call (303) 651-0128, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.longmont.org.

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