Connect & Collaborate - Dream It Do It - Feb 29, 2016

February 29, 2016
00:0000:00 We talk with Nick D'Antonio, the national Program Manager for Dream It. Do It. to learn how to get students engaged and to recognize the strong careers that can await them in their own home towns, and without the burden of post-college debt. Tara Alexander with COBRT is the Dream It. Do It, Colorado Program Manager, she and COBRT President Jeff Wasden also join the show.

Connect & Collaborate - John Herrington on Energy Policy and More - Feb 26, 2016

February 26, 2016
00:0000:00 Jim Salestrom, a renowned singer, song writer and guitarist who has toured all over the world and met the most incredible people. Jim is our host today introducing us to his good friend, John Herrington.

John Herrington served as US Secretary of Energy during the Reagan Administration, has enjoyed a thriving legal career, and many other ventures. We will talk about current policy regarding fossil fuels, and more about our relationships with other countries concerning energy.

Connect & Collaborate - Kristi Strother - New Media - Feb. 25, 2016

February 25, 2016
00:0000:00 We'll talk with Kristi Strother, Journalism Professor at Community College of Denver about New Media. We’ll discuss how access to information has changed, and the need for Media Literacy Education not only for aspiring journalists, but for the everyday media consumer (YOU!) as well.

Connect & Collaborate - Lee Middleckauff Pixi Kits - Feb 24, 2016

February 25, 2016
00:0000:00 Today we have a bit different perspective on business and entrepreneurship, with a look at conceiving and developing a toy product and efforts to bring it to market.

Lee Middlekauff is a Denver-area father of twins. When he started building model planes and cars with his son, Lee felt his daughter was missing out. He searched in vain for model kits that might appeal to girls, until he decided to try to create one himself. That's how Pixi Kits was born. After consultations with a Emmy-Award winning animator, and building a prototype, Lee is working to bring this STEM inspired, robotics building toy to market.

Connect & Collaborate - Jay Lindell Space Industry Champion - Feb 23, 2016

February 23, 2016
00:0000:00 The Aerospace industry is a major contributor to Colorado's economy, accounting for 66,000 employees and $16 billion in revenue. As such a massive industry, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed a dedicated position to coordinate and plan interests for the future of aerospace and defense in state.

Jay Lindell is OEDIT's Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion. A stellar job title, for a very important job. Jay joins us today to share industry news from around the state.

Connect & Collaborate - COIN Open Innovation Challenge - Feb 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

Anna Ewing is the Executive Director of COIN, and one of our Connect & Collaborate sponsor - hosts. Today we'll discuss the Open Innovation Challenge, introduced along with Imagine Colorado, which is a call for ideas from everyone in the state to help solve obesity and health issues among Colorado's children.

It's the nation's first-ever statewide open innovation challenge, asking Colorado residents to answer the question: How would you connect Colorado's youth to a healthier lifestyle?

Anna is joined by Kelly Underell, COIN Deputy Director and project manager on the Innovation Challenge, and Shepard Nevel, President and CEO of Livewell Colorado.

Connect & Collaborate - VITAL for Colorado and Farm Bureau - Feb 19, 2016

February 19, 2016

Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado is a sponsor hosts of Connect & Collaborate, sharing his message of the importance of energy production in the state.

Today, Peter is joined by VITAL Board member Chad Vorthmann, Executive VP Colorado Farm Bureau to discuss their support of Colorado’s oil and gas industry. In particular, we’ll discuss ballot initiatives related to the energy industry, and their impact on property rights holders.

Connect & Collaborate - Dennis Houston Parker Area Chamber - Feb 18, 2016

February 18, 2016

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is another great example of the Colorado Business Roundtable's network of business and community leaders. The chamber's impact on the economy, business growth and business relationships is critical to the future of the communities within Parker and the surrounding area.

Dennis Houston, CEO and President of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce joins us to discuss Parker's growth, and the community's plans for future development.

Connect & Collaborate - Latino Leadership Institute - Feb 17, 2016

February 17, 2016

On today's show, we talk with Joelle Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino Leadership Institute and Olivia Mendoza, Director of Strategic Partnerships. They will explain the LLI's unrivaled curriculum designed to enhance the skills of their Fellows, with the help of an elite network of Latino leaders.

Connect & Collaborate - Workforce Development Council - Feb 16, 2016

February 16, 2016
00:0000:00 Colorado's Workforce Development Council is integral in ensuring every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan access to meaningful employment.

Stephanie Veck, Director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council will lead the conversations, and bring us guests from state agencies discussing the applied learning gap and business led strategies to develop a strong workforce.