Seven Stones wins Highlands Ranch chamber award

Seven Stones Chatfield Is Named Emerging Business of the Year

Posted on February 12, 2016 in Community Seven Stones

Seven Stones Chatfield, a new botanical gardens cemetery, is thrilled to be named Emerging Business of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch Chairman’s Inaugural Luncheon on January 29, 2016.

Seven Stones was tied with Bear Mortgage Inc. for the award. “We feel honored to be in such great company,” says founder Douglas Flin. “We are very grateful to the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch, the Seven Stones Founding Family members and the vibrant business community within Highlands Ranch.”

The requirements for nomination established by the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch included:

  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch.
  • Privately or publicly held corporation, proprietorship, or partnership (not a subsidiary or division) or a not-for-profit organization.
  • Not more than five years in business, or reinvented in that same time.
  • Strong track record with new and creative products or services.
  • Has filled an unmet need or market, or revitalized an area of their industry.
  • Has had significant growth and/or is poised for future growth.
  • Innovative products or services.
  • Outstanding commitment to its employees and community.

Seven Stones Chatfield’s innovation and commitment to our community are described in the nomination:

The botanical gardens cemetery, which broke ground in April 2015, beautifully reinvents the concept of a final resting place.

The four founders, local to our community, created Seven Stones because they saw a need for something different. They believe a cemetery should be a welcoming and relaxing place for loved ones to want to visit. Rather than traditional rows of headstones or an unkempt atmosphere, Seven Stones Chatfield welcomes guests with fountains, fire pits, native plants, a babbling brook and artful memorials. Music, lighting and comfortable seating provide a peaceful, positive environment that will encourage family, friends and the community to visit often.

Seven Stones is innovating even behind the scenes. They’re bringing new QR code technology to the memorials, developing unique burial layouts, and they’re fully integrating sustainable planning techniques in their design. They also are embracing new customer preferences by offering green burial and pet memorials. Seven Stones is doing things in a different way—the right way— right from the start.

This commitment to doing things the right way extends to our community. Seven Stones is a resource and active partner to many organizations serving families and seniors in the area. Even further, Seven Stones has established a Church Assistance program, offering free seminars on planning; discounts for churches’ members; and the opportunity for participating churches to offer one free space each year at Seven Stones to a family in need. Seven Stones believes in giving back.

Seven Stones is poised for rapid growth in the coming year, as members of the community discover this new kind of cemetery, one that fills the need for a place to truly celebrate life!

In addition to the nomination, the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch sought further details about Seven Stones, including our greatest achievements in the past year and our future plans:

We were thrilled this year to break ground on our beautiful new property; open our welcome center; establish a way to give back with our church assistance program; and connect with the community through several new art ventures. That so many people have visited us and planned for their future during this construction phase—in particular the robust sales among nontraditional age brackets—has confirmed to us that our community desires a new cemetery model, one that is welcoming and relaxing for loved ones to want to visit.

Over the next twelve months, we will welcome the first one hundred Founding Families. We will complete construction on Phase 1 and begin planning for our new state-of-the-art discovery center to serve as a resource for learning about all things associated with honoring a life well lived. With our grand opening ceremony planned for this summer, we’ll hold memorial tributes and life celebrations as we welcome families with immediate needs. We also will announce our next three to four new Seven Stones locations.

Rather than traditional rows of headstones or an unkempt atmosphere, Seven Stones welcomes guests with music, lighting and comfortable seating to create an uplifting environment. We seek to be a friendly source of education and support for families, whether in the first steps of planning or in time of immediate need.

As well, Seven Stones is innovating even behind the scenes. We’re bringing new QR code technology to our memorials, developing unique burial layouts and fully integrating sustainable planning techniques in our design. We’re also embracing new customer preferences by offering green burial and pet memorials. Seven Stones is doing things in a different way—the right way— right from the start.

Seven Stones would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch for putting on a wonderful event showcasing so many of the impressive businesses within Highlands Ranch.

Being deeply rooted in our community is a priority for Seven Stones, so we are particularly honored to be recognized by our community!

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Located near Chatfield State Park, Seven Stones provides a completely new type of cemetery experience, with unique tributes and burial options all in a botanical gardens-like setting. More information regarding Seven Stones is available at www.discoversevenstones.com.

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