June 23, 2017
Hotchkiss, CO – ShadeScapes Americas announced today that it has been named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch. The award acknowledges the drive, excellence and influence of ShadeScapes Americas as a growing company. Colorado Companies to Watch, a public-private partnership advocating for small business development in Colorado, honors 2nd stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and enable new industries. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue to the Colorado economy.
“It’s both energizing and gratifying to be recognized as one of the top small businesses in Colorado”, says Jo Edmondson, founder and CEO of ShadeScapes Americas. “For 15 years, we have been pioneers in the internet and outdoor design businesses – and we did it in small town Colorado. We are excited to celebrate this honor with our partners and community.”
“We are pleased to recognize ShadeScapes Americas as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative 2nd stage companies,” says Rick Ninneman, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”
About ShadeScapes Americas
For 15 years, ShadeScapes Americas has been at the forefront of outdoor design by bringing beautifully crafted, architectural-grade umbrellas, cabanas and modern furniture to North American. From Belgium to South Africa, Quebec to Germany, ShadeScapes partners with international manufacturers to serve design professionals, businesses and residential buyers. With a web-based model that delivers stunning visuals, detailed product information and professional advice, ShadeScapes helps clients design extraordinary outdoor spaces.
As part of celebrating the Colorado Companies to Watch award, ShadeScapes is planning pop-up showroom events in Denver and Aspen in late September. Or visit our repurposed loft-style office-showroom in the picturesque North Fork Valley, midway between Aspen and Telluride. For more information about ShadeScapes Americas, visit their website, Facebook Page or Pinterest Page.
About Colorado Companies to Watch
Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 450 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.