Two businesses to join in lifestyle industries summit

Representatives from two area businesses will join in an industry summit and awards presentation highlighting achievements in lifestyle industries in Colorado.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa east of Grand Junction and Hot Tomato Cafe & Pizzeria in Fruita are among 12  finalists in the latest Wright Awards program conducted by Something Independent. The Denver-based coalition promotes entrepreneurism through a variety of programs.

The winner will be announced during an awards night event set for May 3 that concludes a three-day gathering of the outdoor recreation industry in Golden.

Powderhorn offers skiing and snowboarding during the winter and mountain biking and hiking during the summer in addition to lodging and food services. The Hot Tomato Cafe & Pizzeria has become a popular eatery for visiting mountain bikers and other outdoor adventurers as well as a diverse local clientele. For more information, visit the websites located at and