Tri-State honored for 30 years in Westminster

Approximately 30 years ago the association opened its operations center in Westminster. On June 24, members of Westminster’s City Council marked that occasion by recognizing Tri-State and a number of other longstanding local businesses with its 30-year Business Legacy Awards.

A total of 17 businesses were recognized for 30 years of operation in Westminster. Lee Boughey (second from right) accepted the award for Tri-State.

A total of 17 businesses were recognized for 30 years of operation in Westminster. Lee Boughey (second from right) accepted the award for Tri-State.

Lee Boughey, senior manager of enterprise communications and public affairs, attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of Tri-State.

The award celebrates Westminster businesses that have stood the test of time, provide stable employment and add to the quality of life in the community.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, one-third of new businesses fail within the first two years of opening. In Westminster, some 30 new businesses open each month.

To date, the longest term business license in the city is held by Adams County School District 50, having been in operation for 67 years.

According to the human resources department, approximately 550 employees work at Tri-State’s Westminster headquarters complex, which was added to the operations center site in 1997. Prior to that time, Tri-State was headquartered about two miles away in Thornton.

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