Loo given UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award

Gary Loo, president and CEO of High Valley Land Co. and chairman of the High Valley Group, received  a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award today from the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs during a luncheon at the Club at Flying Horse.

More than 150 community leaders, friends and family members were on hand for the event.

The award recognized Loo’s contributions as president of Current Inc., and his role as a community leader and as an inspiration to other entrepreneurs.

Alumni chairwoman Becky Medved called Loo “a key influence” in her decision to earn a master’s degree in business at UCCS while working for Current during the 1980s. Steve Bach, former Current vice president, said Loo set a powerful example for a new generation of entrepreneurs by consistently choosing to “do the right thing,” even during times of great challenge, as he built the social expressions and designer check business with his brother, Dusty Loo.

Longtime friend and fellow Rocky Mountain entrepreneur Jerry McMorris, a 1962 University of Colorado graduate, founder of N.W. Transport Services and a member of the ownership group that brought the Colorado Rockies expansion team to Denver, gave a keynote address.