And the Winner is…!?!
I think nothing pumps us up for a successful year more than looking back on all that we accomplished last year! We always celebrated the Rising Tide Awards in December, but because we were cutting it close on time, we decided to present the awards in January. Doing so was a great way to tip off the year and set the tone and presence for success for the entire ICOR community.
The Rising Tide Awards not only celebrate excellence in the Colorado Investing Community but shares what others were doing to help “lift the boats” of all around those who have had an exceptional year.
A special thank you to all who submitted in various categories, but I wanted to take a moment and say thank you again, and congratulations to our winners!
In the category of “Outstanding Member of the Year,” traditionally, it is offered to one member, but because 2020 was an “extraordinary” year, we offered it to three individuals. These three individuals have been highly active in networking and carrying the conversation at our Friday Morning Networking Exchange, all the while doing business with fellow members. This year’s Outstanding Members of the Year go to Jerry Minney, Brad Weed, and Kristine Hodges.
In the category of “Outstanding Business Member of the Year,” this award goes to an individual and firm who helped us make sense during the rollout of PPP, Grants, SBA Loans, and the fluidity of the early stages of the Pandemic and have kept us up to date as things continue to change. Congratulations to Larry Stone and the team at Stone CPA. Special recognition to Whitney and Arron on the Stone CPA team.
A special category to us at ICOR (with many looking to get started in real estate investing) is the “Best Deal by a Beginner Investor (1 year or less)”. This year’s award goes to Josh and Laura Archer, who acquired their first deal, an exceptional one, using creative financing, including seller financing.
Lastly, the highly contested “Deal of the Year” award goes to someone who is no stranger to the Rising Tide Awards. In fact, this year’s winner won the 2012 inaugural Outstanding Member of the Year, the 2013 Deal of the Year, and in 2020 returned with a home run of a deal. This year’s winner is Christophe Attard, with a tax lien land deal that yielded over $354k in return. It just goes to show what a little work and a lot of patience can bring you!
Congratulations to our 2020 Rising Tide Award winners. And we look forward to adding you to this list of outstanding investors this year!