Connect & Collaborate - Jim Salestrom & Warren Miller - Apr 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

Award-winning musician Jim Salestrom has friends in high places. Some of those high places are the most exciting ski mountains in the country - and that's where he met internationally known film-maker Warren Miller.

Warren Miller made a name for himself by producing beautiful, epic ski films showcasing the grandeur of America's most impressive ski runs and the thrill of an exhilarating ride!

On today's show, Jim takes along to meet with Warren at his Big Sky, Montana home for his "Saturdays with Warren" chat with visitors.

Tune in to hear tales of the start of the ski industry, including the idea and execution of the first ski lift along with wild stories of gun-toting dignitaries on the slopes.

Connect & Collaborate - Global MindeED - Apr 28, 2016

April 28, 2016
00:0000:00 Carol Carter, Founder & Executive of Global MindED joins us to discuss growing Denver’s Talent Pipeline on the world stage, regarding education, health, STEM, policy and student success. Learn about the upcoming Global MindED conference to be held in Denver June 9th and 10th.

Global MindED is the first U.S. conference of its caliber to bring together first-generation college students with educators, industry professionals, global entrepreneurs, policy makers and the nonprofit sector to promote access and opportunity for college and workplace success.

Connect & Collaborate - Daniels College of Business - Apr 27, 2016

April 27, 2016
We are pleased to announce a partnership between the Colorado Business Roundtable and the Daniels College of Business at DU. Barbara Kreisman, Associate Dean of the Daniels College of Business will join us regularly to share their unique programs, and success stories from Daniels EMBA Graduates.

Join us to hear how the Executive MBA Program is truly personal. The program leaders and professors know their students and nurture the talents and passion that inspire them to become more effective leaders.

Barbara will introduce us to Dr. Kent Bradley, a 2011 graduate of the EMBA program and now founder of BTN Advisors and co-founder of the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins. Kent's path is especially unique as he entered the Executive MBA program upon his military retirement, having earned the title of Colonel and serving as Chief Medical Officer for TRICARE in Europe, in the United States Army.

Connect & Collaborate - Small Business Week - Apr 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

Tim Gaudette, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority joins us to discuss the upcoming Small Business Summit in Washington D.C. as part of Small Business Week, May 1-7th.

We will also discuss access to capital, predatory lending, as well as Nondiscrimination issues and workforce policies and benefits as they relate to small businesses.

Connect & Collaborate - STEM Scouts - Apr 25, 2016

April 25, 2016
00:0000:00  The need for a STEM educated workforce is primary in Colorado, and the key is to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math subjects, so they can build on those skills for great future careers. 

STEM Scouts is working to make that happen by reaching girls and boys in elementary, middle and high school. The program features four to six week learning modules including hands on lab experiments in forensics, robotics, circuitry, chemistry and more. 

Courtney McNabb, STEM Scouts Executive is executing the pilot program for the Denver Area Council. Tune in to hear how you can get a program in your school, sponsor a program for a low-income area school or volunteer to teach a lab. 

Connect & Collaborate - DORA - Banking Division - Apr 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Connect & Collaborate has formed a partnership with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to promote the many resources in place to help businesses run more smoothly and in keeping with state laws and regulations. Today we will talk with Rebecca Laurie from DORA, who will introduce us to Chris Myklebust, State Bank Commissioner. We will discuss Financial Literacy and the importance of teaching your children about the family budget, as well as Financial Capability as a critical tool for business owners. The Division of Banking, as part of Colorado Department of regulatory agencies provides assistance to businesses, and regulates state chartered commercial banks, and trust companies.

Connect & Collaborate - U.S. Commercial Service Exporting Excellence - Apr 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Today's host is Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service - Denver Export Assistance Center along with Steve Collier about two examples of exporting excellence.

Such excellence runs in the family, apparently. Mary Jean and Annelise Loevlie are mother and daughter entrepreneurs and successful exporters. Both recognized with the 2014 President's E-award for their contributions to increasing United States Exports.

Connect & Collaborate - Company Week - Apr 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

Manufacturing in Colorado is an essential key to our state's economy, as production enjoys a sort of renaissance. Bart Taylor recognized this, and was inspired to start Company Week - a weekly publication which became the voice of the Rocky Mountain manufacturing economy.

Today we talk with Bart Taylor, publisher of Company Week about the diverse group of industries that make up Colorado Manufacturing and how those companies drive the regional resurgence of manufacturing and economic growth.

Connect & Collaborate - Workforce Development Data Driven Decisions - Apr 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

As a COBRT partner agency, Colorado Workforce Development Council joins us once a month to discuss growth and progress of our state's talent pipeline and developing a strong workforce in a program we call, "Creating Colorado's Talent Pipeline", with guest host Stephanie Veck, Director of the CWDC.

Today our guest is Dr. Lauren Victor, the Talent Development Research and Policy Analyst with the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Together, we will discuss her work on the Colorado Pipeline Report , how it came about and how state agencies can use it to explore how to address concerns as well as legislative decisions regarding investment in talent development.

Connect & Collaborate - Creating a Great Place to Work - Apr 18, 2016

April 18, 2016

It takes a certain level of awareness to realize that a business may be set up to fail the client - then change they way such business is done. That's how Peter Melby, President of Greystone Technology saw the IT business after listening to enough clients. He had better ideas. Now his IT company starts by asking questions - and it seems, they never stop.

Similarly,  Anthony Lambatos, owner of Footers Catering likes to look at his business differently. Today, Anthony and Peter will discuss creating a great place to work with a focus on managing employees and working with ideal clients.