Denver Business Jouranl's 40 Under 40 AwardsWe are happy to congratulate our own Michelle Ellis for being named to the Denver Business Journal’s (DBJ) 2016 class of 40 Under 40 honorees.

With the Class of 2016, DBJ is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the 40 under 40 awards. More than 400 nominations were sent in for 218 individuals this year. The 40 people selected for the 2016 Class were chosen based on three criteria: business leadership, recognition of accomplishments and community involvement. Each criterion held equal importance in the judging, so those who have found success in their profession were not selected if they have not devoted a significant amount of time serving their community. The winners were chosen strictly by the judges’ numbers.

Michelle is one of six public relations and marketing leaders recognized this year and is also joined on the list with our past client Daniel Ward, founder of Inward Fitness. The 40 Under 40 winners were honored at a public event at the Grand Hyatt on March 17. Going with a class reunion theme, honorees were asked to provide advice to future classes and reflect back on their own “most likely to.” Visit to view videos, photo galleries and more of the 40 Under 40 winners and alumni.

This recognition is well-deserved for Michelle for all she has done for Orapin, our clients, and our community – way to go!