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: [email protected]
or Hillary Klemme: [email protected]
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.
August 12, 2016
Contact: Allison Wittern, 303.754.3443
WHAT: Centennial will launch the first of its kind pilot program to provide free rides to rail transit users. This pilot will test an entirely new platform that provides a more convenient, affordable transportation solution to bridge the first and last mile gap for commuters. Such a platform has not been included in any similar projects nationwide.
WHO: Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon; Kirk Strassman, Vice President of Parking and Mobility, Xerox; Gabe Cohen, General Manager, Lyft Denver; Rich Burns, Operations Director, Via; Steve Klausing, Executive Director of Denver South Transportation Management Association and Dave Genova, General Manager, RTD
WHY: To provide a solution to the first and last mile challenges of riding light rail to or from the south metro Denver area.
WHEN: August 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Dry Creek Light Rail Station, Level 1, 9450 E. Dry Creek Road
For questions please contact Allison Wittern at 303-754- 3443 or [email protected]
Staff will be onsite to direct parking for this event.
FREE Laser Light Show at Centennial Center Park!
August 9, 2016
Contact: Allison Wittern, 303-754-3443
Celebrate the end of summer under the stars at Centennial Center Park with a spectacular laser light show. The 11th Annual Centennial Under the Stars event is this Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Center Park. This year’s event features live music from indie rock band The Redlands, Chemistry Club and headliner UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY- The U2 Tribute. It’s sure to be a blast! Admission is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Kids activities include free face painting and bounce houses. The event ends with a dazzling laser light show you won’t want to miss!
In addition to all the fun, Phase 2 of Centennial NEXT will kick off at Centennial Under Stars. Visit the event booth and provide feedback that will help shape Centennial's future and establish priorities for the City through 2030.
6:15 p.m. The Redlands
7:15 p.m. Chemistry Club
8:30 p.m. Laser show and UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY- The U2 Tribute
Please note that alcohol may not be brought to any event in the park, though it will be sold at this event.
Don't want to worry about parking to the event? Skip the hassle of getting to and from Under the Stars— Lyft, our official ridesharing partner, has your transportation covered. Download the app and get an affordable ride in minutes. New users, get $20 in ride credit with code UNDERTHESTARS.
Centennial Center Park is located at 13050 E. Peakview Avenue, adjacent to the Centennial Civic Center between Revere Pkwy. and Potomac St. off Arapahoe Rd.
Sponsors for this year’s event include Centennial Medical Plaza, Arapahoe County, Rainbow Research Optics, Inc., CH2M, Tagawa Gardens, Big O Tires, Terracare Associates, Metrum Community Credit Union, Morningstar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan, Viewhouse Centennial, Car Wash Express, Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council and Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center.
For more information about Centennial’s summer event line up visit www.centennialco.gov/events.
You arrive alone. Your heart is racing and all of a sudden your charm and charisma is gone. IT’S A NETWORKING EVENT! You try to make eye contact with someone for a safe secure place to stand. “They look nice” or “they don’t look threatening” thoughts are running through your head and everyone seems engaged in their own conversation . . . . . you say to yourself “that’s it I am leaving!”
1. Find the bar! Whether or not you’re drinking, it’s always a great idea to position yourself at the edge of the bar. Many people run for the bar when they get to a networking event in order to get a short respite from an overwhelming entrance.
2. Be yourself. Networking events are meant as jumping-off points for relationship building. If you can’t be yourself, you’ll be starting off these new relationships with a lie. Don’t try to be the person you think others want to meet. Be genuine
3. Introduce yourself to the organizer. A great way to get to know more about an organization and who is involved is to seek out the event organizer and introduce yourself. He/she can then help point you in the right direction and can introduce you to other attendees to get you off on the right foot.
4. Treat connecting like a puzzle. If you’re asking great questions and considering how you can help others, you’ll naturally start to draw connections between who you are talking to and others in your network
5. Do NOT “work the room.” Don’t try to meet as many people as possible in a room; focus on making just a few solid connections. People can sense when you’re simply speaking with them to grab their card and go. These short interactions will not be memorable and therefore work against you. Aim to meet a few people and begin a meaningful dialogue.
For more tips and to read the full article visit, Forbes.com.
Also check out, How to Network the Right Way