August 17 – Anthony Lambatos – Footers Catering Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second generation business and his unique perspective on company culture.
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 Sosh Samuel. Both men left their corporate careers to join the small startup organization, PopIn.
Stephanie Veck joins us to talk about Workforce Development Month in Colorado! Exciting activities and events will happen throughout September in every part of the state. There will be big announcements for innovative initiatives, cool tools for job-seekers and businesses will be launched, job fairs and hiring events will be held, and improved messaging about Colorado's Talent Development System will be rolled out.
Bill Thoennes, Public Information Officer for the Division of Government, Policy and Public Relations at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment joins us to discuss the development of virtual job fairs and a mobile app for Colorado job seekers.
Andrew Browning and Emily Haggstrom from Consumer Energy Alliance, along with Brent Boydston from Farm Bureau, join us to explain the “Know the Value” campaign, launched on June 13th in response to coordinated efforts within the state to ban fracking and create new anti-oil and gas legislation. “Know the Value” helps educate consumers about how oil and gas is used in our everyday lives and the different groups that it touches, from farming and food to the beer we enjoy at happy hour.
Kristen Muzzy, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Leading2Lean is an advocate for promoting manufacturing in Colorado. She’ll introduce us to Alvaro Espinoza, an expert in manufacturing. We’ll discuss what it will take for U.S. Manufacturing to gain the competitive advantage as we move into a bit of a manufacturing renaissance.
Edgar Johansson, Colorado Business Roundtable's Space Advocate is just back from the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah, where he met with a number of leaders in the space industry with tremendous ties to space in Colorado. Some of them will join us for this show.
Stan Kennedy from Oakman Aerospace, a great Colorado company which is one of the Top 50 Colorado companies to watch.
Congressman Scott Tipton will join us to talk about space companies on Colorado's Western Slope, and share his experience touring LASP at CU.
Finally, we'll talk with Bruce Davis of ROCCOR who has had a role in several spacecraft projects, designing for the deployable structure industry, about small space technologies.
The Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver is the nation’s premier professional development program advancing an elite network of Latino leaders. We’ll talk with Curtis Esquibel and Joelle Martinez about the success of the program, and the call for applications for the upcoming cohorts.
Rebecca Laurie from the Colorado Department of Regulatory will introduce us to Cindy Schonhaut , the Director of the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel. We’ll discuss consumers and energy, with a focus on small business consumers. The OCC advises and advocates on behalf of residential, small business and agricultural consumers, and helps them by presenting evidence and argument during rate proceedings that could help to lower or eliminate utility rate increases, thereby ensuring more equitable utility rates, regulations and policies.
Pat Maley, Chair of Vistage, introduces us to members of the CEO Peer Group that encourages business executives. We’ll talk with Brad Cowdrey of Clear Peak about Big Data and how it is propelling businesses to new heights. Larry Meadows, of Clearwater Exteriors will weigh in on Sales Leadership in the age of millennials. And our Vistage Champion is Larry Cormier of Chief Outsiders with a perspective on "renting" your marketing executives and other insights on marketing.
Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado is a regular contributor to Connect & Collaborate, discussing the importance of energy production in the state. VITAL for Colorado is a coalition of industry leaders throughout Colorado who support a rational, well-regulated and competitive regulatory environment for energy production.