Each November, the City of Westminster honors its ‘legacy’ businesses — those businesses who have been serving our City for 25 years or more. On Wednesday, November 10 members of the Westminster business community, along with City staff and City Council gathered to celebrate 60 legacy recipients. Mayor Nancy McNally did the honors of hosting the event at The Establishment at Bradburn Village. Companies celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 50, 65 and 75 years of successful operations were presented with an award during the lunchtime event.

The longest running organization honored this year, Westminster Public Schools, opened their doors 75 years ago in 1946 — just one year after the end of World War II. Bill’s Sheet Metal, a heating and ventilating company, was not that far behind, with 65 years of service in Westminster. To view the entire list of this year’s Business Legacy Award recipients, click here.

Also honored this year was Vestar , with the 2021 SAGE Sustainable Business of the Year. Vestar is a nationally recognized leader in the acquisition, management, leasing and development of retail real estate. In Westminster, Vestar manages the Orchard Town Center. Vestar became a SAGE Certified business by completing over 30 sustainable business best-practices, and work with the City and Xcel Energy to encourage business tenants to participate in the Small Business Energy Solutions campaign.