Dee Chirafisi of Kentwood City Properties Named 2012 Business Person of the Year at Primo Award Event in Golden

Posted by Douglas E. Lierle — October 15, 2012

1350317154DENVER – Dee Chirafisi, Broker Associate and co-owner of Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver, has been honored with the 2012 Business Person of the Year award presented by Colorado’s Italian American Community. Chirafisi received the award during the eighth annual Primo Award of Excellence celebration held Sunday, October 7th at the Mt. Vernon Event Center in Golden.

The Primo Award recognizes the best people, businesses, events, and organizations within Colorado’s Italian American community, as determined by popular vote within the community itself.

“I am very proud to be recognized by the Italian American community for my contributions to Kentwood City Properties and various contributions to the Denver community,” said Chirafisi. “I would like to thank Joe Aiello, Executive Producer of the Primo Awards, and the awards committee for this very special award. My grandparents from Sicily would be very proud of me and I am truly honored.”

1350317199The Primo Awards event was emceed by John Ferrugia, Investigative Reporter and Anchor for KMGH TV in Denver. Awards were presented for Humanitarian of the Year, Italian American of the Year, and Cultural Ambassador of the Year. Others were recognized for their service to the community, in addition to best Italian restaurant, pizzeria, deli, bakery, best new business, and best Italian market. Educators at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels were recognized, in addition professionals from the medical, dental, veterinary, and legal fields.

Results of the Primo Awards event will be published in the November issue of Andiamo, Colorado’s Italian American newspaper.

Dee Chirafisi may be reached at 303-881-6312 or via email at Additional information is available online at

Kentwood City Properties, formed in 1999, is the newest member of Kentwood Real Estate, known nationally as Denver’s premier real estate company. The company’s street-front office at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop streets, directly across the street from Union Station, is comprised of 50 of metro Denver’s most experienced real estate professionals serving residential buyers, sellers, and developers, and commercial real estate services for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. For more information phone 303-820-CITY (2489), and visit online at

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