The 2009 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame inductees:
William Boettcher – William Boettcher moved to Boulder County in 1959 after serving in the Navy and graduating from the University of Nebraska. He purchased BC Services in 1964 and grew the company to one that employs more than 130 people. Boettcher served with distinction as president of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, as director of Norwest Bank, as a governor-appointed member of the Colorado Collection Agency Board and on several other boards. Boettcher is committed to the Longmont United Hospital and its foundation, where he served as both director and chairman on each board.
Lou DellaCava – Lou DellaCava moved from New York to Boulder in 1971 as a financial manager for IBM. After a brief time at IBM’s San Jose facility from 1973 to 1978, he returned to IBM Boulder to manage several product line businesses. DellaCava bought the Arrow Office Equipment Company in 1985, and also started a second career: buying and developing real estate projects in the Boulder-Denver area. DellaCava is strongly committed to sharing. His community work has been substantial, contributing to and serving with numerous civic, business and charitable organizations and fund raising campaigns.
Jay Elowsky – Jay Elowsky created Pasta Jays, “A Restaurant You Can Call Home.” Pasta Jay’s opened in 1988 and now has locations in Boulder, Moab and Lone Tree, with additional sites planned. Elowsky is generous donating time and money to schools, churches, shelters and individuals. The University of Colorado Athletic Department created the Jay Elowsky Community Support Award, presented annually. Elowsky is grateful for parents Jean and Lowell Elowsky, children Jay Wyatt and Josephina, friends and staff. He feels blessed to give back to Boulder County, for all it has given him.
Dick Herring – Born in 1938, Richard Herring came to Boulder in 1960. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a doctorate from the University of Colorado. Herring worked at Beech, Ball Aerospace and help found DigitalGlobe Inc., and sat on a number of boards for the community and CU. He also worked with Engineers without Borders as well as 4-H. He and his wife, Barb, live and raise cattle south of Longmont. They have four children and six grandchildren.
Jerry Lee – Jerry Lee joined the W.W. Reynolds Companies in 1981 and quickly found his passion in real estate development. Since that time, he and Bill Reynolds have enjoyed a business partnership that has resulted in numerous commercial and residential developments in Boulder and beyond. Lee is dedicated to giving back to the community, and his years of service to such organizations as Community Food Share, Boulder Community Hospital Foundation and Thistle Community Housing exemplify that commitment.
Jerry W. Lewis and Jeff Schott – Jerry W. Lewis and Jeff Schott published the Boulder County Business Report from 1989 to 2008. They grew the publishing company from its roots in Boulder to a three-newspaper operation covering Boulder and Broomfield counties, Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Business Reports in Boulder, Fort Collins and Cheyenne cover one of the most entrepreneurial business regions in the United States. With award-winning news reporting, events and involvement in charitable causes, the Business Reports play an integral role in the business, arts and nonprofit communities.