Hometown Hero Award


Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity has awarded the “Hometown Hero” award to Hot Corner Concepts, owners of local restaurants Austin’s American Grill, The Moot House, Big Al’s & Comet Chicken.

Our client, Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, has launched the annual “Hometown Hero” award in an effort to bring recognition and gratitude to their partners who have gone the extra mile to support affordable housing in the community.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity has awarded the inaugural “Hometown Hero” award to Hot Corner Concepts, owners of local restaurants Austin’s American Grill, The Moot House, Big Al’s and Comet Chicken.

Nominees for the “Hometown Hero” award must fit at least five of the criteria below to be considered to receive the award.

  1. Construction – lifts a hammer and volunteers as a team onsite.
  2. Philanthropy – invests generously in Habitat’s work via donations. There is no framing without financing.
  3. Global – goes or gives globally helping to make Habitat’s work possible in 70 countries around the world.
  4. ReStore – supports Habitat’s retail enterprise where they sell donated new and used building materials, supplies, furniture, and vehicles, making it possible for Habitat to create their own destiny through increased earned revenue.
  5. Events – shows up at Habitat events, through sponsorship, attendance and/or donations.
  6. Leadership – builds the capacity of staff and systems that empower Habitat to grow and serve more families.

The idea for this award has stemmed from the difficulties we as a community have faced in the last eight months.

“Habitat chose to launch the award during this challenging year because we believe the vibrancy and health of our community is something we build together,” explained Executive Director and CEO of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, Kristin Candella. “Our hope is that this award will inspire our neighbors to focus on community and choose local this holiday season.”

Hot Corner Concepts was chosen as the first-year winner, not only for their support of Habitat for Humanity, but for their generous contributions to the entire Fort Collins community. Since 1988, Hot Corner Concepts has donated over one million dollars to local nonprofits.

“We are so pleased with the selection of Hot Corner Concepts as our first annual award winner,” said Candella. “Giving is truly in the DNA of this local business. When I share a meal from one of their restaurants, I know there is a great ripple effect throughout the Fort Collins community because of their generosity.”

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