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PONCHOS, T-SHIRTS AND MORE.

A Loveland-based yoga instructor, Jennifer Basch started repurposing old clothing into new in 2015. She made a poncho for herself, wore it to a yoga festival, and people started asking where she bought it. "One thing led to another, and it led to this great business," says Basch, who now sells her products on Etsy as well as a few local retailers and farmers markets.

Customers often give her beloved T-shirts from breweries and sports teams to repurpose into skirts. Basch once crafted a scarf from 30 ties a customer inherited from her late father. "A piece of him lives on in that scarf," she says.

She notes that the mass-produced clothing industry is chock full of waste, starting with water for crops and continuing through the sewing process all the way into overstock at retail.

Her method: "I just go through the thrift store. I look for color, pattern, texture, design."

Attitudes are changing, Basch notes, as repurposing offers a vehicle to spread the word about waste and sustainability via unique and creative products. "In the four years I've done it, I've realized people are starting to get it when they shop," she says. "I hear people talking about fast fashion now. I know people are hearing the story and understanding it matters where you shop."
Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies

                                                       2018 GROSS
2019  2018                                             REVENEUES
RANK  RANK  COMPANY                                    (000'S)

  1    1    Christopherson Business Travel             $682,000
  2         ANM                                         109,314
  3    7    Craters & Freighters Franchise Co.           77,612
  4         Alpine BuickGMC                              76,581
  5    6    E2 OPTICS LLC                                65,000
  6    4    Heating & Plumbing Engineers Inc.            65,000
  7    5    Workplace ELEMENTS LLC                       64,322
  8   13    Your Castle Real Estate                      48,275
  9    9    RMC Resorts | Mountains | Cities             31,500
 10   11    Good Day Pharmacy                            29,146
 11   12    Elite Brands of Colorado                     28,000
 12   13    Porchlight Real Estate Group LLC             27,940
 13         Sterling-Rice Group                          26,000
 14   17    Heggem-Lundguist Paint Co.                   21,672
 15   19    PayTech                                      20,390
 16   16    Sustainable Supply                           20,208
 17   10    The Couture Group                            20,000
 18   20    lob Store Inc.                               19,515
 19         Wana Brands                                  18,753

 20   18    COMPUTER SITES INC.                          18,423
 21         Crafted Concepts LLC                         16,190
 22         hrQ                                          15,792
 23   93    Vindiola Group 0 REMAX Alliance              14,856
 24         TRIO Inc.                                    14,500
 25         ERA Shields Real Estale                      12,727
 26   29    Slifer Designs                               11,400

 27         J K Concepts Inc                             11,303
 28   34    Diamond Spas Inc.                            11,097
 29   29    Hire Power, Inc. d.b.a. Innovar Group        11,075
 30   33    Karsh Hagan                                  10,905
 31   37    Mobile Solutions                             10,635
 32   29    Pinyon Environmental Inc.                    10,100

 33   28    AET Environmental Inc.                        9,635
 34   39    Avocet Communications                         9,410
 35   32    World Wide Money Exchange                     9,313
 36   61    KimberlyTimmons Interiors                     9,300
 37   35    IQ Wired Inc.                                 9,103
 38   46    Xero Shoes (DBA for Feel the World Inc.)      8,870
 39   42    Emergenetics International                    8,658
 40   36    Empowered Global Solutions inc.               8,301
 41   40    DK Logistics, Inc                             7,500
 42   43    Griffiths Law PC                              7,142
 43   41    Aspen Academy                                 6,977
 44   58    Rocky Mountain Reagents Inc                   6,632
 45   50    GroundFloor Media/CenterTable                 6,623
 46         AimHire LLC                                   6,400

 47   48    <lein Buendel Inc.                            5,400
 48   53    comfort keepers                               5,387
 49         Footers Catering                              5,350
 50         American Striping Co.                         5,217
 51         Talent Navigation Experts                    $5,075
 52   54    MorEvents                                     5,052
 5!   87    Design Studio Interior Solutions LLC          4,778
 54   63    Oakman Aerospace Inc.                         4,569
 55   60    Dietrich & Company LLC                        4,565
 56   64    A Line Boutique LLC                           4,440
 57         SPI - Shamrock Painting Inc.                  4,300
 58   59    Alpine Taxi/Limo, Inc. DBA Go Alpine          4,142
 59   64    E&C Precast Concrete, Inc.                    4,000
 60         Hot Shot Supply Co.                           3,939
 61   67    Technology By Design Inc.                     3,927
 62   75    Fortis Law Partners LLC.                      3,911
 63   62    Grasmick, Inc. dba Everything For Offices     3,800
 64   64    MIKADO International                          3,700
 65   71    Insight Designs Web Solutions LLC             3,576
            Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky
 66   85    Mountain                                      3,540
 67   73    SIGNAl.csk Brand Partners[TM]                 3,429
 68   81    Blue Spruce Construction Services             3,401

 69   47    Circuit Media LLC                             3,301
 70   69    Canyon                                        3,100
 71         MARIA EMPANADA                                3,000

 72   84    Corey Electrical Engineering Inc.             2,928
 73   70    Bross Group LLC                               2,923
 74   82    Sunshine Plumbing Heating Ait LLC             2,800
 75   76    A-Train Marketing                             2,650
 76   82    Classic Homeworks                             2,540
 77         Woodridge Advisors LLC                        2,506
 78   86    TalenTrust                                    2,500
 79         JF Options Jewelers                           2,400

 80         Jean Ginzburg.com LLC                         2,376
 81   79    Prestige Estate Services                      2,366
 82         INTERACTIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS                2,137
 83         Talus Analytics LLC                           2,100
 84   94    Revel Interactive LLC                         2,038
 85   87    Experience Factor                             2,000
 86         All Star Cleaning Services                    1,984
 87   91    Think Network Technologies                    1,950
 88   74    dfine Branding                                1,814
 89   90    Channel Maven Consulting                      1,811
 90   92    The Idea Marketing                            1,720
 91   96    interworksHR                                  1,713

 92         GreenPlay LLC                                 1,699
 93         KIEDING                                       1,600
 94   95    L2 Cyber Solutions                            1,557
 95         In-Site Design Group Inc.                     1,542
 96   98    Arapaho Asset Management                      1,526
 97         Fun Productions Inc.                          1,517

 98         Unlock the PPO                                1,500
 99         Spinster Sisters Inc.                         1,487
100   77    The Ogard Boh Group                           1,459

      2017 GROSS
2019  REVENEUES   %       YEARS IN
RANK  (000'S)     CHANGE  BUSINESS  EMPLOYEES

  1   $614,000     11%    66        480
  2     92,333     18%    25        180
  3     66,046     18%    28          9
  4     76,581      0%    25         70
  5     52,800     23%    13        470
  6     70,000     -7%    72        275
  7     75,490    -15%    10        147
  8     41,697     16%    15         40
  9     28,130     12%    30         67
 10     28,424      3%    33        144
 11     27,500      2%    16         93
 12     24,540     14%    14        221
 13     24,000      8%    34        140

 14     21,170      2%    70        200
 15     16,860     21%    20        150
 16     19,968      1%    10         21
 17     27,000    -26%    10          6
 18     16,606     18%    45         21
 19     14,053     33%     9         78

 20     18,221      1%    35         46
 21     15,076      7%    15        220
 22      9,440     67%    20         35
 23     16,305     -9%    18          2
 24      6,801    113%    20         58
 25     12,602      1%    33        127
 26      9,200     24%    35         25

 27      9,034     25%    39         60+
 28      8,260     34%    23         40
 29      9,200     20%    19         95
 30      8,450     29%    41         65
 31      7,925     34%    11         97
 32      8,700     16%    25         70

 33      9,088      6%    26         25+
 34      7,839     20%    39         12
 35      8,500     10%    28         14
 36      4,100    127%    22         24
 37      8,195     11%    18         24
 38      5,540     60%     9         32
 39      6,650     30%    28         26
 40      8,286      0%    14         82
 41      6,500     15%    20         12
 42      6,349     12%    17         35
 43      6,817      2%    15         66
 44      4,288     55%    68         33
 45      5,359     24%    18         39
 46      7,100    -10%     9        100

 47      5,400      0%    17         28
 48      4,748     13%    15        245
 49      5,860     -9%    38         45
 50      3,273     59%     3         30
 51     $4,813      5%     7         13
 52      4,900      3%    23         11
 5!      2,000    139%     3         13
 54      3,603     27%     7         25
 55      4,142     10%     5         22
 56      3,491     27%    12         20
 57      4,400     -2%    28         60
 58      4,248     -2%    34         94
 59      3,600     11%    73         29
 60      3,742      5%     8.5        5
 61      3,358     17%    13          4
 62      2,784     40%     5         14
 63      3,965     -4%    31         12
 64      3,500      6%     9         10
 65      2,823     27%    20         18

 66      2,082     70%     6         19
 67      2,725     26%     5          7
 68      2,201     55%    22          7

 69      5,406    -39%    17         40
 70      2,500     24%    10         25
 71      2,400     25%     7         50+

 72      2,139     37%    30         20
 73      2,852      2%    15         15
 74      2,500     12%     7         15
 75      2,455      8%    21         14
 76      2,000     27%    34         16
 77      1,625     54%     7         20
 78      2,025     23%    15         16
 79      2,140     12%    26          6

 80      1,850     28%     6          6
 81      2,298      3%    10         40
 82      1,925     11%    42         22
 83        850    147%     3.5       12
 84      1,683     21%     9         20
 85      2,000      0%    15          5
 86      1,548     28%    13         51
 87      1,800      8%    15         13
 88      2,274    -20%     7          9
 89      1,918     -6%    10         18
 90      1,569     10%    11          9
 91      1,461     17%     4         50

 92      1,556      9%    20         19
 93      2,400    -33%    45         16
 94      1,525      2%    11          9
 95      1,203     28%    27         27
 96      1,440      6%    14          5
 97      1,402      8%    27         12

 98      1,300     15%     8         12
 99      1,019     46%     7         16
100      1,397      4%    36          3


2019  BUSINESS
RANK  DESCRIPTION

  1   Business travel management
  2   IT Consulting
  3   Franchisor of specialty freight handling & logistics
  4   Auto dealer
  5   Unified communication systems
  6   Mechanical systems engineering
  7   Customized work environments
  8   Real estate
  9   Destination services managment
 10   Pharmacy chain
 11   Alcoholic beverage distribution
 12   Residential real estate
 13   Brand consultancy and creative agency
 14   Commercial construction
 15   Payroll and HRIS consulting services
 16   Building materials supplier
 17   Real estate
 18   Staffing firm
 19   Cannabis
      Specialty contractor, design and build special
 20   environment rooms
 21   Restaurant management
 22   Human resources
 23   Real estate
 24   Design and visual merchandising firm
 25   Real estate
 26   Interior design
      Custom commercial architectural millwork and
 27   cabinetry manufacturer
 28   Pool and spa fabrication
 29   IT recruitment services
 30   Marketing
 31   Managed services enterprises
 32   Environmental consulting
 33   Hazardous waste transportation and disposal, in
      plant facility services, training and compliance
 34   Marketing, communcations
 35   Financial
 36   Interior design
 37   Telecom & technology
 38   Shoemaker
 39   Organizational development consulting
 40   Staffing firm
 41   Delivery services
 42   Law
 43   Private school
 44   Manufacturing of lab test solutions
 45   Integrated agency
 46   Staffing firm
 47   Health communication research, multimedia
      development, graphic design
 48   Home care and nursing
 49   FT, 75 PCatering
 50   Pavement markings
 51   Staffing firm
 52   Event management
 51   Interior design
 54   Aerospace engineering
 55   Management consulting
 56   Retail
 57   Commercial painting contractor
 58   Transportation
 59   Precast concrete manufacturing
 60   Concrete construction materials supplier
 61   Lighting fixture
 62   Law
 63   New and used office furniture retailer
 64   Cultural consultancy and marketing
 65   Digital agency

 66   Business brokerage
 67   Brand strategy
 68   Residential construction
 69   Products and services for legal and government
      organizations
 70   Cannabis
 71   Empanada brand
      Electrical design for commercial & industrial
 72   projects
 73   IT consulting and staffing
 74   Plumbing and HVAC
 75   Marketing
 76   Design/build remodeling
 77   Custom software solutions.
 78   Recruitment
 79   Jewelry store
 80   Digital marketing education company and
      consultancy
 81   Estate liquidatorSi appraiser
 82   Rental Software
 83   Data Analysis
 84   Digital marketing
 85   Recruitment firm
 86   House cleaning service
 87   Managed service provider
 88   Branding Agency
 89   B2B support for IT industry
 90   Marketing/Advertising
 91   Professional Employer Organization
 92   Management consulting for park, recreation, open
      space and other agencies
 93   Interior architecture and interior design
 94   Cybersecurity
 95   Interior Design
 96   Asset management
 97   Amusement rental company
      Dental insurance consulting, strategizing and PPO
 98   insurance negotiations for solo dental practices.
 99   All natural skin care products
100   Financialmanagement

2019  BUSINESS
RANK  CITY               COMPANY HEAD

  1   Greenwood Village  Camille Cameron
  2   Englewood          Maninder Mann
  3   Golden             Dianna S. Gibson
  4   Denver             Ivette Dominguez
  5   Englewood          Kristi Afford - Haarberg
  6   Colorado Springs   Kelly Eustace
  7   Denver             Traci Lounsbury
  8   Denver             Teresa Welsh
  9   Basalt             Shawn Thomson
 10   Loveland           Vicki Einhellig
 11   Denver             Terry Cekola
 12   Denver             Amy & Carol Bayer
 13   Boulder            Cindy Judge
 14   Denver             Ruthanne Lundquist-Zueger
 15   Denver             Jan Allen
 16   Broomfield         Teather Fricano
 17   Westminster        Holly Couture
 18   Denver             Julie DeGolier
 19   Boulder            Nancy Whiteman
 20   Denver             Linda Springstead
 21   Denver             Jennifer Jasinski/Beth Gruitch
 22   Denver             Molly McCoy
 23   Commerce City      Venus Howard-Vindiola
 24   Denver             Angela Harris
 25   Colorado Springs   Cathrine Sullivan
 26   Edwards            Beth Slifer
 27   Denver             Margery Johnson
 28   Frederick          Stephanie Bennett
 29   Greenwood Village  Diane Pacheco
 30   Denver             Kathy Hagan Brown
 31   Centennial         Kim Johnson
 32   Lakewood           Lauren E.Evans
 33   Denver             Lori DeVito
 34   Longmont           Lisa Metzger
 35   Denver             Deborah Quintana
 36   Denver             KimberlyTimmons Pricipal
 37   Denver             Tatiana Finkelsteyn
 38   Broomfield         Lena Phoenix
 39   Centennial         Dr.Geil Browning
 40   Englewood          Susan Fenske
 41   Aurora             Elizabeth Katkin
 42   Lone Tree          Suzanne Griffiths
 43   Greenwood Village  Theresa Letman
 44   Golden             Phyllis Sordelet
 45   Denver             Laura Love
 46   Englewood          Raissa Chacon
 47   Golden             Mary Buller
 48   Grand Junction     Ora Lee
 49   T Denver           April Lambatos
 50   Englewood          Alejandra Harvey
 51   Greenwood Village  Bridget Haith
 52   Englewood          Betsy Mordecai
 51   Boulder            Judith E. Goldman
 54   Littleton          Maureen O'Brien
 55   Denver             Celia Dietrich
 56   Denver             Karmen Berentsen
 57   Denver             Ginat.Koert
 58   Steamboat Springs  Lisa Adamo
 59   Littleton          Kerry McGuire
 60   Denver             Erin Hartman
 61   Basalt             Cynthia MacDonald
 62   Denver             Julie Herzog, Christine Lamb
 63   Aurora             Dana Grasmick
 64   Denver             SandrineVohra
 65   Boulder            Beth Krodel
 66   Lakewood           Jessica Fialkovich
 67   Denver             Cheryl Farr
 68   Niwot              Sandra Weeks
 69   Denver             Rebecca Askew
 70   Denver             Morgan Iwersen
 71   Denver             Lorena Cantarovici
 72   Englewood          AnneStilson-Cope
 73   Lakewood           Kathleen Conner
 74   Henderson          Susan Frew
 75   Fort Collins       Gretchen Gaede
 76   Denver             Kelli Cost
 77   Golden             Jen McAdams
 78   Denver             Kathleen Quinn Votaw
 79   Denver             Rebecca A Baxman
 80   Denver             Jean Ginzburg
 81   Lakewood           Alicia Weaver
 82   Colorado Springs   Kara Longmire
 83   Boulder            Ellie Graeden
 84   Denver             Kayla Faires
 85   Denver             Stephanie Klein
 86   Fort Collins       Laura Smith
 87   Durango            Melissa Glick
 88   Denver             Danna Simons
 89   Boulder            Heather K. Margolis
 90   Denver             Patricia Lepiani
 91   Windsor            Rachel Cox
 92   Louisville         Teresa L. Penbrooke
 93   Denver             Tia Jenkins
 94   Greenwood Vilage   Lisa Love
 95   Denver             Colleen Johnson
 96   Centennial         Rachel Namoff
 97   Denver             Dawn C Abbott
 98   Highlands Ranch    Sandi Hudson Boeyink
 99   Golden             Kelly Perkins
100   Denver             Karen Ogard


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