CEO of the Year: Company Pours Faith, Resources into Historic Colorado Town

CEO of the Year: Company Pours Faith, Resources into Historic Colorado Town

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trinidad-colorado.jpgFrom a home-based startup in 1991, Danielson Designs has become one of the largest private employers in Las Animas County.

Over the past 15 years Mark and Annie Danielson have poured time, money and faith into reviving not only the economy but the culture and historic prominence of downtown Trinidad, the county seat of about 10,000 residents near the New Mexico border prone to the boom and bust cycles of the coal and natural-gas industries.

Along with employing about 75, the Danielsons’ home-décor business generates annual sales of about $10 million on items such as custom picture frames, decorative door hooks and inspirational signs – like the one that reads, “Home is where your story begins,” the company’s top-selling item by a wide margin.
 
(Read more, see photos, at Colorado Biz magazine)

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