Scenes Stolen from the 2018 Made in Colorado Forum and Awards
People, products and passion on display at the 6th annual ColoradoBiz Made in Colorado forum
Made in Colorado was inspired by the stories and strength of commitment to products and processes. But it's the people behind the products and the businesses that bolster iconic brands we've come to know and love that ColoradoBiz gets excited enough to throw a celebration for. Putting that all energy under one umbrella for a collection of conversations, the 6th annual Made in Colorado Forum and Awards took place March 1 at Mile High Station.
The full-day sprint of programming kicked off with a makers-only luncheon hosted by EKS&H Capital Advisors, featuring speaker Aaron Linnebach, unpacking the "Ideal Transition" for manufactures – ranging from scaling up to distribution, talent acquisition and growth.
The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance presented the networking hour immediately following, asking a series of questions to encourage makers to expose their strategies, challenges overcome and shared experiences.
Chris Otto, audit partner with EKS&H and a manufacturing niche leader shared insights from the 2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights report compiled in conjunction with Leading Edge Alliance, preceding a panel of peers that included:
- Harris Kenny: ALEPH OBJECTS
- Mark Huebner: HOOKFISH MANUFACTURING
- Loren Martinez: LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM
- Paul Tamburello: Developer, LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM
Inside the pages of the March-April issue of the magazine see the passion infused in the products that emerge from our own backyard.