August 31 - Barbara Kreisman – Daniels College of Business Executive MBA Program Barbara Kreisman, Senior Advisor to the Dean of the Daniels College of Business shares success stories from the Executive MBA program. This Connect & Collaborate episode features to graduates, Tyson Lunsford and Soch Samuel. Both men left their corporate careers to join the small startup organization, PopIn.
August 30 - Jordan Clark The CELL – 9/11 Remembrance Jordan Clark from The CELL joins us to talk about plans for a day of remembrance on September 11th at Denver’s Civic Center Park. The day will include a procession of first responders, addresses from Governor Hickenlooper, Mayor Hancock, a free concert – and featuring pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center site in New York City.
Anna Ewing from Colorado Innovation Network joins us to discuss the upcoming Denver Start Up Week, September 12 to 16th. Her guest will be Tami Door, President and CEO, Downtown Partnership
Job Creators Network invites you to join them for the Bring Small Businesses Back Tour – kicking off in Denver Monday August 29th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. JCN is educating small business owners around the country and legislators in Congress about the struggles of overtaxation, overregulation and lack of access to capital. We’ll talk with Elaine Lutz, Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of Job Creators Network, as well as U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman and Heidi Ganahl, founder of Camp Bow Wow.
August 25 – Mayor Michael Hancock Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joins us to recap the State of the City. We will discuss his efforts regarding homelessness and affordable and attainable housing, as well as relationships with police and concerns around 16th Street Mall. There is much to talk about concerning programs like Peak Academy, Peak Performance and Denver Right. Join us for an engaging conversation with the Mayor!
August 24 – Kelly Sloan – Bob Murphy- AARP Bob Murphy is the new State Director for AARP joining us to discuss issues the “Take A Stand” campaign regarding Social Security and threats of insolvency if we don’t take steps to address it now. Join COBRT President Jeff Wasden, Bob Murphy and Kelly Sloan
August 23 – Alison Griffin and Derek Redelman – Launch My Career Colorado Alison and Derek join us to discuss the value of a college education and today’s employment challenges, along with new Launch My Career Colorado web tool. We’ll talk about the partnership that launched this tool and about the Gallup-USA Funds Daily Education Index, which will deliver insights on the value of higher education from the consumer perspective.
August 22 – Sean Duffy – Amendment 69
Those behind a statewide,bipartisan effort for the defeat of Amendment 69, known as ColoradoCare, feel the amendment would be costly, unproven, and risky and additionally, would double the size of our state budget. Listen to learn more and determine how Amendment 69 is wrong for Colorado.
August 19 – Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado talks with Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global Campus joins Peter Moore, Chairman and CEO of Vital for Colorado to discuss her work in higher education, the positive impacts of the oil and gas industry on small businesses, and much more. VITAL for Colorado is a coalition of industry leaders throughout Colorado who support a rational, well-regulated and competitive regulatory environment for energy production.
August 18 – Paul Bergman – Department of Commerce Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service - Denver Export Assistance Center introduces us to key players in Denver who help make exporting easy and profitable for businesses of all sizes. We’ll talk with Josh Reitze, a specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service’s Advocacy Center, and with Geoff Bergman from CAP Logistics to discuss export transporting.