Connect & Collaborate - Department of Commerce - Exporting - Mar 17, 2016

March 17, 2016
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Today we're talking with Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center and in the spirit of the holiday, a look at exporting with Ireland.

Paul will be joined by Steve Collier of the Export Assistance Center, and they'll talk with Ambassador to Ireland, Mike Sullivan who shares his experience working abroad.

Later in the show, we will check in with Bryson Patterson of the Small Business Administration.

Connect & Collaborate - New Media Concerns - Mar 16, 2016

March 16, 2016
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Kristi Strother, Journalism Chair at Community College of Denver joins us today to discuss New Media and some phenomena that is especially concerning in today's digital age, and particularly during an election year. Selective Exposure and the Spiral of Silence have been identified for a number of years, but today's culture emphasizes how dangerous these trends can be.

Connect & Collaborate - Legal Discussion on Asset Protection - Mar 15, 2016

March 15, 2016
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http://cobrt.com/radioWhile you're busy running your business from day to day, you may overlook a threat which could wipe out all you've worked to build. Asset protection law is still quite new, the theory of which is generally tested in the courtroom. Today Gayle Dendinger and his trusted business partner Jonathan Hauger talk with Keith Lapuyade, Of Counsel with Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley. Keith was integral in helping both Gayle and Jonathan in two cases that made a tremendous difference in their financial future, and particularly the future of Gayle's primary business. Listen in to learn about protecting your business in case of an unexpected lawsuit. As we like to call it, "Saving your Bacon". And Keith likes to emphasize protecting one's bacon so it's not at risk.

Connect & Collaborate - Vistage - Mar 14, 2016

March 14, 2016
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http://www.cobrt.com/radio Vistage is CEO Peer group that encourages business executives to do better and to help fellow CEOs in managing executive level decisions.

Today Pat Maley, Vistage Chair in Denver introduces us to Vistage members, including Teresa Vidger, President of Temporary Housing Directory and Rob Hale, CEO of ECSTeam . They'll discuss some key factors in owning a business, such as transitioning from sole ownershio to leading a management team, and maintaining a company culture with "distance" employees.

Later, Lloyd Gottman, CEO and owner of Synergetic Systems joins in to discuss how to attract, screen and hire "A" players in today's employment market.

Connect & Collaborate - Colorado Succeeds STEM Day - Mar 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
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Colorado Succeeds is working to be certain that our students get a strong STEM education to prepare them for success. We'll talk with Jamie Trafficanda, Program Manager with Colorado Succeeds about the STEM Day at the Capitol, Monday, March 14, 2016Along with Mark Alpert, Executive Board Member of South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and advocate for STEM education and growth, we'll discuss legislation that impacts education in the state and about the challenges businesses face to develop Colorado-grow employees in STEM fields.

Connect & Collaborate - Water Sage - Mar 10, 2016

March 10, 2016
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Today we're talking with Kelly Bennett, one of the co-founders of Ponderosa Advisors, developers of Water Sage, an online, map-based water rights search and analysis platform. It's a resource for anyone interested in water rights in terms of purchasing property, property values and more. We will discuss the history of water access in the state of Colorado, as well as general water rights issues such as use of rain barrels, and what transplants to our state need to understand about water scarcity and conservation.

Connect & Collaborate - Title IX Rape Response on Campus - Mar 9, 2016

March 9, 2016
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The Denver District Attorney’s office has established a collaborative effort between all of Denver’s university campuses, law enforcement, investigators, hospitals and other organizations. That collaboration is known as the Title IX Working Group, made up of agency stakeholders in sexual assault response, forming increased coordination regarding co­occurring Title IX and criminal investigations.

This interview first aired in April 2015 on Connect & Collaborate on KNUS. We are sharing it again after it was recognized with a Certificate of Merit from the Colorado Broadcasters Association as one of the Best Public Affairs Programs of 2015.

Connect & Collaborate - DORA Division of Securities - Mar 8, 2016

March 8, 2016
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Today we will talk with Rebecca Laurie from DORA, who will introduce us to Gerald Rome, Securities Commissioner. The Division of Securities protects investors and helps to maintain confidence in the securities market while avoiding unreasonable burdens on the marketplace.

We will discuss the impact of crowdfunding on the marketplace as well as common types of fraud in Colorado. Learn more about ways to protect yourself financially.

Connect & Collaborate - Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative - Mar 7, 2016

March 7, 2016
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The University of Colorado Denver Business School, Daniels Fund has established a program to expose their students to businesses that emphasis ethics in business. As part of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative they match students in the Shadow Days Program so they can see how ethics factor in to every day business decisions.

We will talk with Ira Selkowitz, Campus Leader of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, about the program. Additionally, we will be joined by two graduate students who participated last fall, with an emphasis on Sports and Entertainment. Allison Wozniak and Drew Kennedy will share their experience shadowing AEG in Los Angeles and the National Hockey League in New York City.

Connect & Collaborate - Simplify Colorado Sales Tax Paul Archer - Mar 3, 2016

March 3, 2016
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http://www.cobrt.com/radio Today we're talking with Paul Archer, Executive Board Member of the Coalition to Simplify Colorado Sales Tax. Tune in to find out why and how Colorado has one of the most complicated and burdensome sales tax codes in the nation. Check out SimplifyCOSalesTax.org to learn about the organizational changes their proposing to fix the complications. Simplify Colorado Sales Tax is asking for a common database for every municipality, common definitions and single points of remission and inspections.

The coalition is working with the state legislature on Senate Bill 36 to help make appropriate changes.

Listen to the podcast to hear our conversation with Paul Archer and the many absurd examples of ridiculous tax laws with which businesses are dealing.