Just 40 miles west of Denver, Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience.
The first thing that comes to mind when Coloradans think about Ameristar: gambling. And of course, that's available, but were you aware of the resort's 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space? Now is the time to begin planning holiday events and parties... don't miss out on hosting an incredible event with Ameristar.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk is now rated among the nation's elite lodging facilities and earned the prestigious American Automobile Association Four Diamond designation. Ameristar Casino's 536 luxurious guest rooms, including 64 suites, are comfortable and versatile with oversized bathtubs and panoramic views of the Rock Mountains. Did we mention the world-class restaurants? Don't forget 1,250 slot and video machines, 40 table games and 22 live poker tables - this is great Colorado gaming.
For more information, visit their website here.
Over 900 U.S. metro and micro areas evaluated on salaries, housing affordability, job competition, and lifestyle ratings for recent law graduates looking to launch their career.
Fort Mill, S.C. (September 23, 2016): Data analysts from goodcall.com released a report that ranks over 900 U.S. metro areas and surrounding cities on the job and lifestyle opportunities they provide for law school graduates launching their career.
"While the job market is beginning to bounce back for law school grads, it's still a challenging market to break into, especially right out of college, " says Claire Etheridge, data analyst with goodcall.com. "We set out to calculate which areas of the country are most lucrative for law school grads and provide the best lifestyle and job opportunities."
Cities were ranked on four criteria:
Goodcall. com is a consumer-focused website where people and information intersect. For more information, please visit their website here.
Colorado Insurance Sales & Service Gives $5,000 to Integrated Family Community Services as Winner of 2016 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award
LITTLETON, Colo. — Colorado Insurance Sales & Service in Littleton has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with Integrated Family Community Services.
Safeco’s Make More Happen Award recognizes independent agents who demonstrate extraordinary volunteerism for a nonprofit organization. These awards focus on nonprofits in the areas of health and safety, education and civil service. Colorado Insurance Sales & Service was selected for the Make More Happen Award based on a photo and application demonstrating its commitment to Integrated Family Community Services, which serves Arapahoe County by providing basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income family members using community resources.
Mathisen and Colorado Insurance Sales & Service have been supporters of the “Ready, Set, School!” enrichment program through Integrated Family Community Services since an employee introduced the company to the nonprofit in 2006. During its first year supporting the organization, the company contributed five backpacks for those who couldn’t afford school supplies — now, the goal has grown to 75 backpacks per year.
“Safeco is committed to encouraging agents to make a difference in their local communities and through the Make More Happen program, we enable them to directly support the programs where they personally see the greatest need,” said Jamie Bricco, Safeco Insurance mountain region territory manager. “We are thrilled to see so many agents participating in this program, and we’re proud to help them support the local charities they care about most.”
Throughout 2016, Safeco will select a total of 66 independent agencies for the awards and donate up to $330,000 to the nonprofits they support. The Make More Happen Awards are a part of Safeco Insurance’s Agent Giving Program.
About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.
Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2015 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2015 revenue.
For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.
3 CU Boulder alumni make Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame
BOULDER — Three University of Colorado Boulder alumni are among the four people chosen for induction as part of the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame’s first class.
The Hall was created earlier this year by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, an international nonprofit advocacy group for space-related activities.
Alan Stern, Ronald Sega, Peter Teets and retired Air Force Gen. James Hartinger will be inducted during an Oct. 7 ceremony in Denver.
Stern received a doctorate in astrophysical and planetary sciences from CU in 1989. The associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division of the Southwest Research Institute’s Boulder facility has been involved in 26 space missions, including leading NASA’s New Horizons mission.
Sega earned his CU degree, a doctorate in electrical engineering, in 1982. The former NASA astronaut also served as a professor and director of systems engineering programs at Colorado State University and as director of defense research and engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Teets, meanwhile, received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from CU in 1963. His background includes serving as president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., as well as service as director of the National Reconnaissance Office and undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force.
Among Hartinger’s notable roles is serving as the first commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command.
More information on the Space Heroes Hall of Fame can be found on the organization’s website.
This article was originally published on bizwest.com on August 29, 2016.
Author: Joshua Lindenstein
Jefferson County Public Library Selects NV5 to Provide Construction Management Services for Columbine Library Remodel
(Lakewood, Colo. – Aug. 31, 2016) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that it has selected NV5 Global, Inc., a nationally renowned provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, to act as JCPL’s Owner’s Representative on the 2017 Columbine Library remodel.
As Owner’s Representative, NV5 will lend their construction management expertise to assist JCPL with:
“We’re thrilled to partner with NV5 on updating the Columbine Library,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “Their long-standing expertise in engineering and construction, coupled with our deep experience in providing community-based library services, should enable us to provide a showcase Library in South Jefferson County.”
The Columbine Library, a 30,000-square-foot library located at 7706 W Bowles Ave. in Littleton, was built in 1989 and has not been updated since 2002. This remodel will enable JCPL to update its service model to support 21st century Library services.
NV5 was selected through a competitive bidding process launched by the Library in May. Six firms responded to JCPL’s Request for Proposals; firms were evaluated based on price, ability to meet JCPL’s needs, experience and references. NV5 was awarded a contract for Owner’s Representative Services for an amount not to exceed $107,735.
“The Library’s interview committee unanimously selected NV5 as its top choice for this project,” Nissler continued. “They have extensive experience in working with libraries and schools; they are committed to working with and involving the community in the project; and they have a great track record in successfully estimating and budgeting for these types of projects.”
The Library plans to solicit community feedback on a proposed design this fall, with the goal of beginning construction in 2017. Project updates will be posted to the Library’s website at jeffcolibrary.org/locations/south-county.
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado and the essential destination where all generations connect, discover and create. Our mission is to build an educated and vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a robust Library 2 You program and a Mobile Computer Classroom, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. Library programs and services are supported by countywide property taxes and supplemented by charitable donations from The Jefferson County Library Foundation and others. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.
NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and environmental markets. NV5 primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure, engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. The Company operates 53 offices in 21 states nationwide, and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.NV5.com. Also visit the Company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Vimeo.
INTERNATIONAL GALA FETES DIPLOMATS ONSTAGE -- South Metro Denver Chamber & Denver Sister Cities Collaborate!
The South Metro Denver Chamber partnered with Denver Sister Cities International on Saturday, August 27, 2016 to present this year's installment of The Chamber's Colorado Consular Corps Collaborative Celebration on the stage of The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The Presenting Sponsor was CSU Global Campus, with President Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker leading the CSU Global delegation.
Doug Tisdale, EVP of the Chamber, served as the entertaining emcee, introducing the Dean of the Consular Corps, Hon. Consul Juha Makikalli (Finland), for an official welcome. Tisdale and Makikalli then introduced the two dozen diplomats who graced the stage, including Consuls from Canada (CG Stephane Lessard), Japan (CG Makoto Ito), Russia (CG Sergey Petrov of San Francisco and Hon. Consul General Deb Palmieri), and Mongolia (Hon. Consul and Denver Sister Cities Board Member James Wagenlander). Other Consuls in attendance included Australia (Mark O'Regan), Belgium (Frank Schuchat), France (Jeff Richards), Germany (Paul Maricle), Italy (Giovanna Carriero-Contreras), Mexico (Elie Smilovitz), the Netherlands (Max Peeters)_, Poland (Tomasz Skotnicki), Slovakia (Greg Fasing), Slovenia (Lucky Vidmar), Spain (Pepe Parrado), Sweden (Don Peterson), the United Kingdom (Erin Kuhn).
Guest speakers included CSU Global's EVP and Provost Dr. Jon Bellum, Denver Deputy Mayor Donald J. Mares and Fiona Arnold, the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Distinguished guests enjoyed lavish display of food and beverage on a stage dramatically lit by the very competent production staff at The Ellie.
Following the CCC onstage, the assembled dignitaries retired to the Chambers Grant Salon in The Ellie for the Gala Dinner to celebrate Denver Sister Cities International and its recent award, being named as the Number One Best Overall Sister Cities Program in the entire world, an honor accepted by Sister Cities Executive Director Beth Hendrix.
Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of Encore Music and an excellent meal provided by Kevin Taylor's Restaurant.
Much credit for the success of the evening goes to Stephanie Short, who exercised all of her experience as theatrical and event planner, along with her skills of diplomacy.
Many thanks to the talented Stevie Crecelius for the pictures in this post.
The perfect space for any event is in Littleton,
The Falls Event Center
August 18, 2016 marked the ground breaking and grand opening of the newest event center developments in south metro Denver. The Falls Events Center started the day with a ground breaking for their next development in Centennial and ended the day with the Grand Opening of the just completed Littleton location (8199 Southpark Court, 80120).
Founder & CEO, Steve Down, addressed the crowd stating, “What we do here at The Falls is not just build, we don’t just build venues, we build dreams. Our heart beats for more than just building venues, it’s about building dreams. We are creating space for you to dream, inspire, and celebrate life’s greatest moments. With our unique open vendor policy and flexible room layouts, you can truly make our space your own.”
The Falls Event Center is unlike other venues, in that it allows the event host to customize and take charge of everything. Clients will have the freedom to bring in their own caterers and licensed bartenders, they will be able to easily decorate the space.
The beautiful venue features one elegant and spacious building totaling 13,800sq-ft perfect for weddings or corporate events. The expansive venue includes a large and small conference room, for corporate and business meetings. The elegant Event Hall opens to one of two patios that overlooks the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Denver skyline in the background. Other venue features include, a bridal suite, a large game room, and a spacious courtyard. Each space is equipped with audio/visual technology and free wifi.
The Falls Event Center LLC was formed in Utah in 2011. The first event center opened in St. George, UT in 2013. Other locations include, Arizona, California, and Oregon.
Contact The Falls, Littleton at: 720.449.3728, www.thefallseventcenter.com
8199 Southpark Ct., Littleton, CO 80120
Imagine the impact of hundreds of volunteers serving area non-profits together! Business Owners, Employees, Family Members, Neighbors, and Friends Giving Back For a Day!
The BIG day stands for Be Involved, Give. It is a volunteer service day sponsored by the Nonprofit & Business Partnership group of the South Metro Denver Chamber. The motivation behind the event is to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations that perform valuable services in our communities by introducing them to the people and businesses that live and work in their backyard.
Join us on Saturday, October 1st as we volunteer our time to the following non-profit organizations:
We’d like everyone to participate! Businesses (both chamber and non-chamber investors), their staff, family and friends. In addition, community organizations (schools, churches, sports teams) and individuals are all encouraged to participate.
There will be more information to follow, as well as a sign-up for volunteers.
Questions? Email Brian Counterman: BCounterman@allstate.com
or Hillary Klemme: email@example.com.
On August 13th, the Medical Assistant students of National American University held 'Help A Senior Out' day. The students did yard work and house work for a senior. It was much appreciated and the students got such a great feeling out of helping someone in their own community. Way to go, National American University!
Wednesday, August 17th is National Thriftshop Day!
In honor of National Thriftshop Day, the South Metro Denver Chamber would like to celebrate arc Thrift Stores and its contribution to our community. They provide annual funding to 13 Arc Chapters, to support advocacy for people with disabilities, enrichment programs, job training & placement, as well as social activities for employees with disabilities. They also provide post-secondary classes through arc University and quality clothing and household goods for over 50,000 individuals and families in our community.
But wait, there's more...
arc Thrift Stores also does:
Simply fantastic! Arc, thank you for your valued membership. To learn more, and to find stores/drop-off centers near you, visit their website here.