May 17, 2017
May 17 – Anthony Lambatos – Footers Catering
Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second-generation business and his perspective on company culture. He introduces us to other business leaders who focus on creating a great place to work. Anthony’s guest is Ryan Goral, Business Development Officer for SBA, Small Business Administration.
May 16, 2017
May 16 – Regulatory Reform – Madison Coalition
We join the Madison Coalition and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for a roundtable discussion on the Regulation Freedom Amendment. The Regulation Freedom Amendment would end "regulation without representation" by permanently requiring that major new Federal regulations be approved by Congress. The Amendment would curb the power of Washington regulators to re-write the meaning of laws without the consent of Congress. The Amendment has been endorsed by a bipartisan group of more than 1,000 State Legislators, 7 Governors, and former Governors, including Mike Pence.
May 12, 2017
May 12 – LIVE on location – Western Pathways
The 2017 Western Pathways Conference is uniquely focused on an issue central to the future of our economy and society: how can we build an education and workforce development system that will prepare ALL young adults for careers leading to economic independence? We are going to hear from several key players on how they will bring this all together
May 11, 2017
May 11 – Edgar Johansson – Aerospace Advocate
Edgar Johansson, COBRT Aerospace Advocate, joins us to discuss progress in Colorado’s aerospace industry. His first Dr. Erin Griggs PlanetiQ’s Senior Space Mission Designer. PlanetiQ is a Boulder-based space start-up formed to build, launch, and operate a commercial constellation of weather satellites. Joining us by phone will be Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences professor, Dr. Fran Bagenal. Dr. Bagenal will be giving us an in depth look at Jupiter and Pluto.
May 10, 2017
May 10 – Ali Noorani – Immigration
Jeff Wasden, President of COBRT joins us to talk about immigration along with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and author of There Goes the Neighborhood. Ali has broadened the Forum’s focus to include a creative alliance for building a better future for immigrants in America.
May 9, 2017
May 9 – Rebecca Laurie – Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Tim Villarosa from DORA's Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) joins Rebecca Laurie, Director of Communications for DORA, to talk about how OCC serves as an advocate for utility rate payers, including small business owners, during utility rate proceedings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Tim will also address some tips on how you can save money on your energy bills.
May 8, 2017
May 8 – Pat Maley – Vistage
Vistage is a CEO Peer Group for business executives. Pat Maley, Vistage Chair, introduces us to CEO Peer Group members, chairs and speakers. His guests include Vistage Chair Marc Wallace who will bring CEO of RGL Forensics, Angela MacPhee, and Matthew Turner, Managing Partner for MorningStar Senior Living Facility. We’ll also have Chris Younger, another Vistage CEO group member and Managing Partner of CapitalValue Advisors.
May 5, 2017
May 5 – Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado
Jon Eckstrom joins us from VITAL for Colorado along with Porter Bennett from Ponderosa Advisors. We’ll discuss Porter's career working in oil and gas analytics, his current work with Ponderosa Advisors, and the future of oil and gas in Colorado.
May 4, 2017
May 4 –Jim Salestrom – Broadmoor Entertainment
We’ll check in with Jim Salestrom, a close friend of the COBRT show. Jim is an Emmy Award-winning musician who has toured the world, making friends and connections everywhere he goes. We’ll talk with Ken Miller, Director of Entertainment at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Later, we’ll check in with Chuck Salestrom, Area Director for Public Information and Marketing at Mid Plains Community College.
May 3, 2017
May 3 – Wendy Brors – Workforce Development
We’re checking in with the Colorado Workforce Development and Wendy Brors. We’ll talk about TalentFOUND and progress toward closing the skills gap in Colorado.