A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons
The Hirschfeld legacy in both business and philanthropy spans three generations. A.B Hirschfeld began his family's business, the A.B. Hirschfeld Press, in 1907, at the age of 19. He ventured from Cincinnati, Ohio to Denver, Colorado after working for his brother's printing company. It was here in Colorado that A.B. Hirschfeld Press was launched with a $35 printing press, which is now prominently displayed in the Press lobby.
The second generation to the Hirschfeld printing dynasty, Edward Hirschfeld, was born during the inaugural year of the Hirschfeld Press and entered the business at age fifteen. During his tenure, the Press moved three times to accommodate the expanding company, ultimately settling at their current location on Smith Road, where the Press has resided since 1973.
Today, the Hirschfeld Press is supervised by Barry Hirschfeld, grandson of the founder. In 1966, Barry assumed the helm of the family business after graduating from California State Polytechnic University. Since its inception in 1907, the Hirschfeld Press has become a multi-million dollar company. They have printed the inaugural programs for the Denver Broncos, Denver Bears, and the Colorado Rockies. Ninety-six years after A.B. Hirschfeld's humble beginnings, the Press serves customers throughout the United States.
Not only has the Hirschfeld family been leaders in the business sector, they have also dedicated themselves to the Denver community. A.B. Hirschfeld served on over fifty civic organizations and became a great champion for the elderly. He was one of the original founders of the Denver Housing Authority, a senior citizen housing development, and 1967 Hirschfield Towers was named in his honor. In addition to his business and civic commitments, he served fourteen years in the Colorado State Legislature, and six years in the Colorado State Senate.
Edward Hirschfeld concentrated his civic efforts on tourism in Colorado. Aside from founding the Hundred Club of Denver, he has served as Board Chair of the United Way. He was also active in the Anti-Defamation League and the Allied Jewish Foundation.
Barry Hirshfeld has continued his father's legacy of improving Denver tourism. His endeavors on behalf of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau were recognized by his induction into the Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. Furthermore, Barry Hirschfeld is a founding member of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and serves on the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), another organization that he helped create.
Along with the A.B. Hirshfeld Press, these three generations of the Hirschfeld leadership have forever shaped the entire Rocky Mountain region through their entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the Colorado community.