DCBA Session Kick-Off
Douglas County Delegation
Monday, January 7th at 7:30-9:00 am
Sky Ridge Hospital
10101 Ridge Gate Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Join the Douglas County Business Alliance for an opportunity to learn about the
Priorities of the Douglas County Delegation for the 2019 Session
DCBA is a coalition of business organizations with a mission to provide a single voice for the Douglas County business community.
Key issues to DCBA members include transportation, water, business-friendly public policy, education, tax policy and sustainable development.
The Douglas County Business Alliance
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock EDC, Northwest Douglas County Chamber of Commerce,
Northwest Douglas County EDC, Parker Chamber of Commerce and South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce
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(November 9, 2018) –Today, after an iconic 20+ years of music, Columbia Records Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Train officially releases their highly anticipated Greatest Hits album and simultaneously announces a legendary summer tour with co-headliners and Grammy-nominated rockers, the Goo Goo Dolls. The amphitheater tour will feature special guest Allen Stone and hit over 39 stops across North America. The outing kicks off June 7, 2019 in Auburn, WA and ends August 17, 2019 in Mansfield, MA. Fans will have a chance to witness Train’s extensive and critically-acclaimed catalog of hits over the last two decades.
Tour pre-sale starts Monday, November 12 at 12pm local time - fans can sign up to Train’s mailing list to receive the pre-sale code here. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 16 at 12pm local time at AXS.com.
Train’s Greatest Hits album and epic nationwide tour will celebrate 20 years of beloved music and hits. The album pulls together 16 fan-favorites like “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” and “Hey Soul Sister” plus a special cover of one of front man Pat Monahan’s favorite songs, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” - Train’s version features world renowned saxophonist Kenny G. Train’s music video for the cover features Sexy Sax Man and Richard Kern (Home Improvement’s Al Borlan).
Train’s self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998 was the start of their now accomplished career - the tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia" gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and earned the Best Rock Song GRAMMY Award. The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012's California 37, which launched the double-platinum hit "Drive By" reaching the Top 10 in over a dozen countries. They've sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Train has gone on to receive eight Grammy nominations and has had 12 albums on the Billboard 200 album chart with their 2014 Bulletproof Picasso reaching No. 4 in 2012 and 2017’s a girl a bottle a boat debuting at No. 8. Outside of music, Train partake in other ventures outside of music with their Drops of Jupiter® wine portfolio. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Train’s 2016 project, Does Led Zeppelin II, a cover album in tribute of their favorite band saw 100% of the band’s proceeds going to Family House.
Goo Goo Dolls uphold an unbreakable connection to countless fans. Their influence has been fortified by a catalog replete with the unforgettable smashes "Name," "Iris," and "Slide, which were all included in the top 25 of Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart, as well as numerous other hits such as “Black Balloon,” “So Alive” and many more. To date, they’ve sold 12 million albums worldwide, earned four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and made history by notching 14 Top 10 hits at Hot AC—"the most of any artist in history.” Notably, “Iris” dominated the Hot 100 Pop Chart at #1 for 18 straight weeks. Among eleven full-length records, A Boy Named Goo  went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower  and Let Love In  both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us  and Magnetic  bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. In 2017, the You Should Be Happy EP spawned another anthem in the form of “Use Me,” which quickly generated 3 million-plus Spotify streams. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Additionally, they’ve performed for millions at sold out shows around the world. That connection grows stronger in 2018 with the 20th anniversary tour celebrating Dizzy Up The Girl. Goo Goo Dolls will be releasing their brand new live album The Audience is That Way (The Rest of the Show) [Live], Vol. 2 on November 23rd, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records. The band is currently in the studio working on their 12th studio album.
Park Meadows features interactive Holiday décor that delight guests, all while supporting local Colorado businesses
Lone Tree, CO (November 8, 2018) – What do you get when you combine 8 nights and 4 artists with staff members decorating the largest enclosed shopping center in the state…MAGIC! Park Meadows will offer guests something truly special this holiday season with magical 3-D lights, Santa’s new twinkling wonderland, and festive décor throughout the center featuring gorgeous new displays in the center court. Guests will have a reason to be merry and bright as they enjoy a culmination of exciting holiday experiences for the entire family at Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
Park Meadows has been a patron of the arts supporting Coloradan artists from the day the shopping center opened in 1996. Paintings, photos and sculptures were incorporated into Park Meadows’ design from inception and local artwork is featured throughout Colorado’s Only Retail Resort. And it doesn’t stop there, Park Meadows puts it’s best foot forward for the Holiday season by collaborating with local artists and Colorado companies to make the shopping center sparkle and shine with memorable décor that enhances the shopping experience.
This is where Colorado-based, Alpine Artisan Studios, takes the reigns and truly delivers nothing short of magic. This local company, dating back to 1935, designs and manufactures holiday décor for clients all over the world. Park Meadows has partnered with this female-owned business over the years to create a unique vision with custom décor for each holiday season at Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
Christmas comes early in this line of business, starting with brainstorming sessions that begin in January to discuss new ideas, technology and products that drive Park Meadows holiday vision and décor. Then, Alpine Artisan’s CEO, Jenn Vanini, along with her team, begin working in their Westminster studio early summer to design and manufacture the custom sets and products that are incorporated into the holiday décor at Park Meadows. When November 1st rolls around, Alpine Artisan Studios installs the décor throughout the almost 1.6 million square foot shopping center over the course of 8 nights! And voila…holiday has arrived!
The magic begins with a surprise for your eyes when visitors put on their fun 3-D glasses and experience the twinkling lights found throughout the shopping center. Lights come to life with holographic glasses that transform the beautiful Christmas lights to Santa, candy canes or snowflakes. The holiday spirit comes alive with this new enhancement that adds to the already festive atmosphere of plush garland, warm fireplaces, and over 1 million twinkling lights in and around the Colorado-inspired architecture. Guests can pick up their own 3-D glasses from Santa, the gift wrap station or select vendors throughout Park Meadows.
Visitors will also discover an exciting Santa experience in the Dillard’s Court as they walk through 12 foot ‘SANTA’ letters at the entrance to the twinkling winter set. Local artisan and owner of Eye Candy Props, Bill Kinsey, designed these custom, three-dimensional letters.
Guests experience more wonder and delight as they stroll through the giant Christmas tree and take in the sights and sounds of Santa’s winter wonderland with Santa’s sleigh, woodland snowmen, festive reindeer, custom costumes and interactive elements. Good little boys and girls will enjoy holiday cartoons broadcast from Santa’s sleigh and balloon entertainment on select days while waiting in line to share their wishes with St. Nick, making the retail resort the next best thing to actually visiting the North Pole.
This year debuts 6 foot glitter ornaments hanging within the 225 ceiling of Center Court, to complement the America the Beautiful mural. A true must see. “Park Meadows is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that is truly memorable and enjoyable while also supporting our Colorado businesses,” says Pam Kelly, Senior General Manager. “We hope to delight our guests this holiday season with our interactive 3-D décor along with many other exciting elements and perks such as free parking and gift wrap.”
Add more than 200 amazing stores and 14 full-service restaurants to the holiday mix and you now know why they call Park Meadows, Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
CENTENNIAL, CO – Oct. 31, 2018 — Colorado-based diplomats from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Russia, Philippines, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom
will be honored at the South Metro Denver Chamber’s 4th Annual Colorado Consular Corps Collaborative Celebration Sunday, November 4th at 6 p.m. at Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St. The event is open to the public.
“This annual event has proven to be the highlight of the diplomatic community’s calendar in Colorado,” noted Doug Tisdale, Executive Vice President for the SMDC. “Businesses, elected officials, community leaders and diplomats gather together to share information and opportunities - all in a very special venue.”
Tisdale said the SMDC has committed itself to giving Colorado companies a shot at international business opportunities. “The Chamber has become known as the ‘go to’ destination for local companies looking to do business internationally, and for international companies to connect with the Colorado market,” he said.
“This celebration highlights those efforts.”
The annual event is hosted by the SMDC and Larry Mizel, the chairman and chief executive officer of MDC Holdings, abnd Chris Tesarski, the CEO of CoResource Solutions. Sponsors for the event, a VIP reception, include MDC Richmond American Homes, CoResource Solutions, Alpine Bank, the Consulate of Canada and the Colorado Business Roundtable.
The City of Centennial is deploying innovative technology to improve traffic flow on the City’s busiest roads.
Centennial is implementing its Intelligent Transportation System — or ITS — an integrated communications system that connects to the City’s fiber network and Traffic Operations Center. Part of this implementation involves the installation of 64 closed-circuit cameras at high-traffic intersections and travel-time monitoring equipment on major corridors. These cameras are for real-time traffic monitoring, not surveillance.
“Alleviating traffic congestion in conjunction with improving the safety and efficiency of our roadways are shared challenges among the cities of the south metro Denver area. Partnering with our neighboring cities on this pilot program will provide each of us with the integral data prior to investing additional resources in the appropriate technology for traffic management,” said Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko.
Recently the cities of Centennial, Greenwood Village and Lone Tree identified a pilot project to take a cross-jurisdictional approach to managing and reducing traffic congestion. Specifically, the cities are working to create a connected, data-driven, multi-jurisdictional traffic management plan for Yosemite Street between Lincoln Avenue and Belleview Avenue that promotes efficient and safe traffic flow through the installation of sensors at traffic signals. This is the first multi-jurisdictional partnership to enable adaptive signal technology.
"This project speaks volumes about regional cooperation, demonstrates a coordinated approach to improving air quality, and positively impacts traffic flow," said Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Greenwood Village.
A private sensor vendor, Blyncsy, has secured a grant to facilitate the installation of their sensors in Centennial and Lone Tree (Greenwood Village already has similar sensors in place) to monitor traffic and collect volumes, travel times, and delay (time spent waiting at a signal). The data collected will directly serve the City’s pilot project with Greenwood Village and Lone Tree to install adaptive signal technology on Yosemite Street. This data will fully describe the existing conditions on the corridor.
“Traffic and congestion do not recognize municipal boundaries and neither do our residents. A regional solution is required and Lone Tree looks forward to employing innovative, smart technology in collaboration with our partners to provide real solutions for our communities,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet.
After the adaptive technology is deployed and the software starts making tweaks to the signal timing, the entities can measure the effectiveness of the pilot project by comparing the before and after conditions. A successful pilot will prove emerging technology can be applied to traffic signals to benefit businesses, commuters, and residents alike, and will set a precedent for all future efforts our cities undertake.
October 30, 2018
Contact: Allison Wittern, 303-754-3443
Glass Brings 20+ Years of Nonprofit Experience and a New Vision to the Organization
The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver welcomed Sue Glass as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 17, 2018. Following a 6-month search, the YMCA Board of Directors selected Glass to succeed Jim Hiner, who retired on September 14, 2018. In her new role, Glass will usher in a new strategic plan that focuses on innovative approaches to empowering youth, improving health and building thriving communities.
“During our search for a new CEO, we looked at candidates from across the United States – and Sue stood out among them all,” said Y Board Chair Jarrod Lassen. “Her energy, passion and vision for the YMCA of Metro Denver are exactly what we were looking for in a leader. Sue’s experience leading innovative and complex programs and fundraising operations combined with her passion for health will no doubt result in fantastic leadership for years to come.”
Glass comes to the Y with over 21 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, philanthropy and program development. A tenured executive, she has led multiple organizations through complex transformations resulting in successful revenue gains, enhanced program services, and board and volunteer development. Using these past experiences, Glass plans to bring a new era of change to the Y in Denver.
“My vision for the Y is to be the premier and innovative organization providing bold leadership beyond fitness and nutrition to create thriving communities,” said Glass. “We will position the Y as an authoritative voice on prevention and wellness, youth development and social impact. Our programs will unite the community with demonstrative impact and our operations will be integrated and efficient as we embrace new opportunities.”
Both personally and professionally, Glass has been a lifelong health advocate. The Y was an integral part of her personal health journey early in life, which ignited a passion to help others build confidence with overall wellbeing – spiritually, mentally and physically. In her most recent role, Glass served as the Senior Vice President for the American Diabetes Association, where she led 500 employees across 49 offices throughout the U.S. and managed $125 million in revenue. Under her leadership, the American Diabetes Association was a key driver with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to launch the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Colorado.
In her new role with the Y, Glass is eager to build upon the Y’s success, while also embracing change. “I’m honored and humbled at the opportunity to lead an organization with such an incredible mission,” said Glass. “I see challenges as opportunities; I see failures as stepping stones to success. I know that when we imagine the impossible, we can drive cultural change.”
Glass holds a degree from the University of North Florida in health science with an emphasis on community health and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in organizational leadership through CSU Global. She has lived in Denver since 2004 and enjoys the outdoors, marathons, running and cycling.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
A leading nonprofit, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver strengthens communities by engaging and connecting individuals, families and seniors through values-based programs. Each year, the Y brings together over 68,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers through a variety of programs and services at its five branches and 75 program locations across metro Denver. The Y is one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow, and thrive. To join, donate, or get more information, visit www.denverymca.org.
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Versatility Creative Group Expands to Denver’s Arts District
DENVER – Local agency Versatility Creative Group is known around Colorado for its video production, graphic design, photography, social media and web design services. After helping hundreds of businesses, from small start-ups to national brands, some larger firms in Denver have taken notice and worked to entice the company to move to Denver to develop more accessible partnerships.
Building on a prosperous period of growth, 2018 marks the sixth year the media company has been in business – an important milestone for any company. Only 20% of all small businesses make it past their first 18 months, and only about half make it to the five-year marker.
“We will continue to be a community-first business. We’ve always listened to our clients’ needs and have always worked to make sure that the end-products were unique, polished and represented the client’s brand accurately. That’s helped set us apart and keep us growing since we first started out in a small room in our home in Castle Rock,” said Mark Michael, Versatility’s creative director and acting chairman of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Versatility’s work in Castle Rock has solidified its reputation in Douglas County, but it’s their work with companies like NBC Sports, Cooking Channel, The Children’s Museum, Downtown Denver Partnership and many more local and national companies that started to attract the attention of some of Denver’s larger firms.
“People started taking notice of what we were doing through our work and through our social media channels,” said Versatility’s Executive Producer Sandy Michael. “Of all the options available us, we felt that the opportunity to move to Denver best aligned with our long-term goals, and it will give us a chance to better serve the entire Front Range, including Castle Rock, which we still love so much.”
In a Denver business climate that seems to be both booming and saturated at the same time, it’s encouraging to focus on the success stories, but learn from the casualties.
“Every move we’ve ever made has been very calculated. There’s always a temptation to take out loans and try to expand very quickly. Trying to grow too fast can lead to some extreme complications early in a company’s lifecycle. To grow, you do have to take some risks, but they have to be calculated risks. We’ve always believed in ourselves and our team, and our risks are always well thought-out,” said Mark Michael.
Although Versatility has passed an important milestone in regard to small business longevity, there are no plans to relax anytime in the near future. With a combined 25 years of TV experience in Hollywood, the company would like to get back to its professional roots someday soon.
“Over the next several years, we plan to solidify our new partnerships in Denver while helping to transform existing businesses all across Colorado. We know how much blood, sweat and tears go into a business, and we’re going to continue to use our skills and the benefit of our experience to truly benefit the needs of the companies we work with. We also want to keep adding versatile, skilled members to our growing team, and get back into creating original programming,” said Sandy Michael.
Versatility Creative Group is a full-service agency that uses video, graphic design, photography, social media management and web design to craft brands’ stories. Located in Denver, the company has expanded to serve the Colorado Front Range, the United States and beyond. Examples of their work can be found at www.versatiltycreativegroup.com.
For more information, please call Executive Producer/Owner Sandy Michael at 720-432-2594 or email at email@example.com.
Denver, CO – October 24, 2018 – Colorado non-profit Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is pleased to announce Governor John Hickenlooper as the recipient of their 2018 Spreading Wings Award on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 PM.
Throughout his tenure as Governor, John Hickenlooper has cultivated an environment of aerospace leadership in the Centennial State. From appointing a full-time aerospace champion to providing significant support for the Colorado Air & Space Port initiative. He has also served alongside Harrison Ford as an honorary co-chair on Wings’ fundraising campaign, Wingspan.
“Governor Hickenlooper has propelled our great state to another level in terms of aviation and space opportunities,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President and CEO, Maj Gen John Barry, USAF (Ret). “His immense support of Wings, and other crucial entities, has laid the groundwork for Colorado to be a Silicon Valley for aerospace, Aerospace Alley.”
“Colorado’s leadership in aerospace is a testimony to the indomitable spirit to drive this industry forward,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “I accept this honor on behalf of everyone whose innovation inspires us every day. We thank you for your contributions to aerospace and its significant role in our state’s economic strength.”
The evening will feature special performances by THE SILHOUETTES® entertainment group, as well as a celebration of Governor Hickenlooper’s commitment to the aerospace industry and to Wings as an organization.
The Spreading Wings Gala, presented by Maxar Technologies, will take place at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, CO on Thursday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 PM.
To learn more and purchase tickets visit WingsMuseum.org/Gala.
About Wings Over the Rockies:
Wings Over the Rockies is a Denver-based not for profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. By utilizing the Air & Space Museum in Denver’s historic Lowry neighborhood to preserve the past and the Exploration of Flight Center at Centennial Airport to focus on the present and future, Wings strives to encourage the future aerospace leaders of tomorrow. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies please visit WingsMuseum.org and ExplorationOfFlight.org.
What Can We Learn From Ancient Female Leaders?Some ancient leaders (like Cleopatra), are remembered for their failures, but others (like Hatshepsut) are forgotten because their successes were assigned to other men. These women knew that, as rulers, they were different from the men in power around them. How can we understand these differences as strengths, rather than weaknesses?
Lone Tree Arts Center invites you to have lunch with National Geographic Live speaker, Dr. Kara Cooney, whose exploration of the past enlightens us on what business and other leaders of today can learn from the female kings of ancient Egypt!
Add on specially priced tickets to the 10am National Geographic Live student/senior matinee or evening presentation for more insight about the women who once ruled in ancient Egypt. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KARA COONEY'S PRESENTATION.
• Jackie Millet, Mayor of Lone Tree, brings her unique perspective on women today in public and business leadership.
• Lisa Rigsby Peterson, Executive Director, Lone Tree Arts Center, serves as an example of leading a vision to make our venue a national model of inclusive arts engagement.
Purchase a luncheon table of 10 or individual tickets:
• $500 table/$50 individual
• National Geographic Live ticket add-ons: $15/ticket for matinee or $25/ticket for the evening presentation when purchased with luncheon table or tickets.
Luncheon seating is limited. Purchase today!
Contact MICHELLE.MALLORY@CITYOFLONETREE.COM, 720-509-1008, for more information.