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February 09, 2013

Flash Fiction Contest - Hidden Amongst These Worlds

Time: 4:27 pm - 11:59 pm

Web Site: http://www.ppb-nlapw.org/calendar.php

Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

A complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer
Deadline: Postmarked/received by email by May 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee
Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25
Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)
Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer.  The title is not included in the word count.  The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds”  All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted.  An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per.  You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry.  A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with mailed entries if you would like it returned by mail.  Winners will be notified by May 31, 2013.  For complete rules and entry blank, please go to www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php or www.ppb-nlapw.org and click on the Contests tab or email info@ppb-nlapw.org.

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April 03, 2013

Rocky Mountain Recharge - 2013 AIIP Conference

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Westin Downtown Denver

Web Site: http://www.aiip.org/aiipconference/2013-rocky-mountain-recharge-2013-aiip-conference

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) will host its 27th annual conference on April 3-7, 2013, at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, USA.

REGISTER TODAY!
Attend a Pre-Conference Session on April 3, 2013

The full conference will include a variety of high-value learning opportunities.

Two and a half days of dynamic speaker presentations.
Attendance to our two Keynote Speaker Presentations
The Roger Summit Award Lecture.
Pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 3. Registration for pre-conference workshops is in addition to the conference registration.
Free vendor training sessions on April 4.
Interactive roundtables and tips sessions.
Poster sessions on April 4.

Breakfasts, lunches, break refreshments, an opening reception, and an Awards Dinner ticket are included with your full conference registration.

Full Early Bird Conference Registration Rate: $450.00

Save $55.00 by registering by March 8, 2013


Be a Sponsor! - Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Vendors and Members

Making your plans for Denver now?  Check out the travel and visitor information at Denver.org.

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April 03, 2013

Conversations of Success-Business and Networking Event

Time: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Denver Athletic Club

Web Site: http://cbccfnd.org/events/business-panel/

Join the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation for their Spring 2013 Conversations of Success.  Come learn how these three millionaires got started, grew their businesses and have been able to sustain their businesses through the economic trough.   Featured panel members are Mr. Richard Lewis, President/CEO of RTL Networks, Mr. Ming Chan, President/CEO of The 1st Movement & Mrs. Jeanette Wellers, President/CEO of JBlanco.  Immediately following the panel discussion, join us for a Professional/Business Networking experience.

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April 04, 2013

Sweet Justice Dessert and Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: SPACE Gallery

Web Site: http://elderjusticecolorado.org

Where:
SPACE Gallery L.L.C
765 Santa Fe Drive,
Denver, CO, 80204

When:
Thursday, April 4th From 6:30PM-10:00PM
VIP reception begins at 6PM.

About:
Come support Elder Justice Colorado and sample desserts from the area's best chocolatiers, bakers, and specialty shops! Taste local ales, wines and liquors from some of Colorado's finest distilleries, breweries and wineries. Proceeds from this event benefit Elder Justice Colorado's legal services program.

Sponsorship Information: info@elderjusticecolorado.org
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elderjustice, http://twitter.com/elder_justice

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April 06, 2013

How to Write a Relevant Resume

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Colorado Free University · 7653 E. 1st Place · Denver, CO 80230

Web Site: https://www.freeuregistration.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=3107AK

Is your resume generating enough interviews? Are you sure you are using the right key words to get through the screening? What is the best resume format? If you are like most job seekers, building a resume is a matter of guesswork. But it doesn't have to be. Explore in depth how to create a relevant resume that will survive the HR screening process and impress the hiring manager. You will learn about intelligent resume design, industry-specific formatting and how to nail the elusive but crucial key words. Teacher, author and job search consultant Donna Shannon has been helping people land jobs since 2004. Her proven resume writing tools help clients across the country get more interviews and land jobs quicker. Discount copies of her book, How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy, will be available at the class. Materials include a CD of some of Donna's most popular resume formats (PC based). 

 

Code:

3107AK

Dates:

April 6, 2013 Check for other dates

 

Meets:

One Sat., 1-4PM 04/06

Location:

CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec

 

Fee:

$51
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership


Notes:

$10 materials fee/$15 optional materials fee. Helpful items to bring to class if possible: 5-10 job descriptions/ads for the type of job you want; a copy of your current resume; laptop (optional)

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April 07, 2013

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Pikes Peak Center

Web Site: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, sexy and fun performances from the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises!
Get there early (doors open at 5 pm) for pre-show drinks including a specialty SPANK! cocktail, then stay after the show for a photo with the seductive star himself and meet and greet the entire cast!!

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April 08, 2013

5th Annual Executive on Campus, Brian Levin, CEO and Founder of Perky Jerky

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Location: Science Building Room 1067, at the Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204)

Web Site: http://www.msudenver.edu/business/announcementsandevents/events/

As featured in Forbes magazine, Brian Levin is one of Colorado’s most humorous entrepreneurial success stories.  But humor aside, Brian is all about business.  By age 33 he had already co-created a service that sends current snow conditions to skiers' cell phones, initiated then sold the first text-messaging voting system (featured on American Idol), and created then sold Useful Networks, a producer of advertising and social media software.

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April 08, 2013

A New County Code 81 in Your Phone Book - The Future of Doing Business with Japan

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/646/night-with-a-futurist-monday-april--8-2013

When will you start attending a networking event to discover business opportunities in Japan? Which county is leading the community development effort with Japanese cities? What would it be like to have a business partner in Japan?

Explore these and other business questions with Claudine Locascio, the executive director of Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC), Bo Martinez, the director of Economic Development Department of the City and County of Broomfield, and Yumi Nakajima Ellermeier, an international business consultant at YUNA Consulting.

Denver's much-anticipated, first nonstop regular service flight between Denver and Tokyo will start on May 12, 2013. The nonstop flight is expected to create jobs and generate a significant economic impact. The connectivity with the Pacific countries via Tokyo is predicted to bring more travelers and help attract new business from Asia.

Join us to explore "New Business Opportunities" and what this will mean for Colorado.

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April 08, 2013

A New County Code 81 in Your Phone Book - The Future of Doing Business with Japan

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/646/night-with-a-futurist-monday-april--8-2013

When will you start attending a networking event to discover business opportunities in Japan? Which county is leading the community development effort with Japanese cities? What would it be like to have a business partner in Japan?

Explore these and other business questions with Claudine Locascio, the executive director of Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC), Bo Martinez, the director of Economic Development Department of the City and County of Broomfield, and Yumi Nakajima Ellermeier, an international business consultant at YUNA Consulting.

Denver's much-anticipated, first nonstop regular service flight between Denver and Tokyo will start on May 12, 2013. The nonstop flight is expected to create jobs and generate a significant economic impact. The connectivity with the Pacific countries via Tokyo is predicted to bring more travelers and help attract new business from Asia.

Join us to explore "New Business Opportunities" and what this will mean for Colorado.

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April 09, 2013

CORE 2013 Sustainable Opportunities Summit

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO

Web Site: http://http://www.corecolorado.org/summit_2013

CORE's 8th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit celebrates the sustainability performance progress and leadership of Colorado's leading businesses/organizations, explores national and international best practices, and networks Colorado's growing number of leading-edge practitioners and business suppliers.  Sponsors and collaborating partners in 2013 include Vail Resorts, Xcel Energy, Ball Corp., the US Green Building Council - Colorado Chapter, International Society for Sustainability Professionals, B Lab, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and Daniels College of Business. Keynotes speakers include Clay Nesler, VP Global Sustainability and Energy for Johnson Controls Inc.; Mitch Jackson, VP Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FexEX Corp., Danny Kennedy, Founder/CEO of Sungevity; Andrew Kassoy, Co-founder of B Lab; Professor David W. Orr of Oberlin College and Univ of Vermont and Professor Bernard Amadei, Univ. of CO Boulder and Founder of Engineers Without Borders.

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April 09, 2013

Demo Day for DaVinci Coders

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/644/demo-day-for-davinci-coders-friday-march-29-2013

Coming up at the end of this month, there's one event you won't want to miss - DEMO DAY!

Our current students in DaVinci Coders will be finishing up their studies with one final performance at Demo Day on Friday, March 29th. Presentations will involve both solo and team efforts, along with no small amount of ingenuity.

Join us for this festive evening. Light appetizers, drinks, and awesomeness are also on the docket for the event. An After Party will follow at Ralphies Sports Tavern next door.

The end of the DaVinci Coders class in no way means the end for these students. In the same way a diploma doesn’t make you an expert, the process of learning never really stops. Rather, it better frames the road and possibilities that lie before them. It’s an important lesson being able to sustain personal growth moving forward on top of what skills students have gained here in just 11-weeks. It’s no small feat becoming ingrained in a new community and finding a whole new beginning in the software development and design world in this short period of time. 

ABOUT

DaVinci Coders is a Ruby on Rails beginner-based, full-immersion, 11-week program designed to help motivated, passionate individuals reboot their lives. Computer programmers are in huge demand and this school is designed to help people like you get started.

Our next classes will start on April 15, 2013. At DaVinci Coders, we're looking for a few remarkable people who want to be a part of this life changing opportunity. Many will apply, but only a few will be chosen. Are you one of them?

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April 10, 2013

BMA Colorado Luncheon with Best-Selling Business Author Don Peppers

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202

Web Site: HTTP://www.bmacolorado.org

During this BMA Colorado Keynote luncheon, Don Peppers, founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, will present "Earning the Trust of a Business Customer.”

Peppers is a best-selling business author and one of the world's leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies. With co-author Martha Rogers, Ph.D., he has written nine best-selling business books on customer strategy and relationship management.

Each luncheon attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Peppers and Rogers’ latest book: “Extreme Trust:  Honesty as a Competitive Advantage” ($27.95 value). Peppers will be available to sign books after his presentation.

For more information, visit www.bmacolorado.org.
 

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April 10, 2013

PR in the Digital Age

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Boulder SBDC main offices at 2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colo.

Web Site: http://www.bouldersbdc.com/?site_id=167&item_id=197882

Our Panel of PR professionals will discuss PR in the Digital Age at a workshop presented by the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC). At the event, PR Pros from GroundFloor Media (GFM) and other panelists from across the state will discuss the importance of blending traditional and online/social media tactics to address proactive and reactive communications in the digital age. Panelists will also share personal experiences, best practices and answer audience questions.

Participants will learn:

  • How the media has evolved in recent history and how “traditional” media is shrinking while “new media,” particularly in the form of social media and influencers such as bloggers have emerged
  • How the rise of digital communication has changed the way marketing, PR and communications professionals must approach outreach and issues management, particularly on social media
  • Best practices for blending traditional media outreach and social media strategies to achieve results

The workshop also provides an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges and opportunities. Panelists will also review attendee press releases and review Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for onsite critiques.

Panelists include: Janet Ehlers, Online Sales and Marketing Manager, Skirt Sports; Jim Licko, Senior Director of Social Media & Digital Strategy, GFM; Gil Rudawsky, Senior Director of Communications, GFM; Iva Townsend, Sales, Community and Special Projects, Big Red F Restaurant Group; and Kate Lessman, Corporate Communications, Vail Resorts. Laura Love, founder and chief cultural officer of GFM is the moderator.

The event is $40, or $20 with Boulder Chamber membership. For more information about the event or to register, visit
http://www.bouldersbdc.com/?site_id=167&item_id=197882

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April 12, 2013

World Wide Antique Show

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Denver Merchandise Mart - Denver CO

Web Site: www.wwantiqueshow.com

The World Wide Antique Shows are among the premier events in the antique industry. The shows have been held in Denver for more than 51 years and at the Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Building for the past 32 years.

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April 13, 2013

Startup Bootcamp for Idea-Architects

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/645/startup-bootcamp-for-ideaarchitects-saturday-april-13-2013

CIO and co-founder of custom software development firm Amadeus Consulting, John Basso, alongside Rob Carpenter, Co-founder and CEO of Appit Ventures and Larry Schwartz, small business lawyer, will host an "Entrepreneurial Boot Camp" to provide insight into how to launch and sustain a successful MicroCorp. John will draw from his personal and professional experience to discuss what is possible for Idea-Architects, that is, innovative, flexible, and results-oriented individuals looking to transform their passions into tangible products and services.

Larry Schwartz will compliment and expand on John's advice by offering audiences steps to take to identify the best business structure, and Rob Carpenter will close the loop by helping Idea-Architects learn how to get in front of and secure funding from venture capitalists.

EVENT: Startup Bootcamp for Idea-Architects
DATE: April 13, 2013 - Saturday
TIME: 08:30am-12:30pm

COST: $69, Members: $49, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Startup Bootcamp for Idea-Architects

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April 16, 2013

Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum & Colorado Manufacturing Awards

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Web Site: http://2013madeinco.eventbrite.com/

Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum
& Colorado Manufacturing Awards

This event will bring together industry, trade, higher education, and policy-makers to showcase achievement and discuss solutions to issues challenging Colorado's manufacturing sector.

The afternoon's highlight will be the first annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards presentation - recognizing Colorado's top manufactured products as selected by magazine editors, event sponsors, and partners.

Agenda:
1:00pm - 1:30pm: Registration
1:30pm - 2:45pm: B2B Lounge (Meet the MADE 250)
2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Panel of Peers Discussion
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Colorado Manufacturing Awards
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Reception

For more information contact Daron Linton:
dlinton@cobizmag.com or 303.662.5256

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April 18, 2013

Revenue North Business Growth Summit

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs

Web Site: http://www.revenuenorth.com/Home

What is Revenue North?


The Revenue North Business Growth Summit is 100% focused on helping businesses increase their profitability through revenue growth in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Our nation has millions of small/medium sized businesses which are the foundation of our economy and source of new jobs. Most of them can not afford to spend thousands of dollars flying across the country to over priced conferences in "hopes" of getting quality training to grow and strengthen their business.

Our conferences bring the training closer to you. We gather statewide experts familiar with your market, culture, and economy. Experts in sales, marketing, customer retention, access to capital, planning, and acquiring & retaining A+ talent to share proven ways to grow your business—all for only $99 per person or $299 for up to 5-member group pass.

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April 18, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 19, 2013

Mile High Agile 2013 Conference on April 19th

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Denver Marriott City Center

Web Site: milehighagile2103.agiledenver.org

Mile High Agile 2013, the premier regional conference on April 19th, 2013 still has tickets available! Our 32 speakers have been confirmed!

This one day event, sponsored by Agile Denver, provides novices, intermediates and experts, technical professionals, team leaders, managers, executives and organizational change leaders with amazing opportunities to learn and share with some of the best in the industry. 

For more information, and to register, please visit http://milehighagile2103.agiledenver.org .  See you there!

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April 19, 2013

State of the City

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Arvada Center

Web Site: http://www.arvadachamber.org

The first annual State of the City address will be part of a breakfast presented by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Arvada Rotary Club. Mayor Marc Williams will focus on encouraging the community to find new ways to solve some of the most difficult issues facing older adults, families and children today. Additionally, the Address is a great way for community residents and businesses to learn about the City's recent accomplishments along with its priorities and plans for the upcoming year.

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April 19, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 20, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 20, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 20, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 21, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 21, 2013

Disney on Ice “Treasure Trove”

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: World Arena

Web Site: http://www.worldarena.com

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Colorado Springs!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Cpt. Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’.  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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April 22, 2013

Get the Job: How to Build an Effective Job Search Strategy

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Colorado Free University · 7653 E. 1st Place · Denver, CO 80230

Web Site: https://www.freeuregistration.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=3136AQ

Are you feeling stuck in your job search? Wishing you had some clear direction on where to go from here? Based on a tried-and-true business principle, teacher Donna Shannon will show you how to build a strategy that will keep you focused and motivated, even during tough times. Learn how your goals affect your strategy. Discover how to organize your job search based on your personal work style. Develop critical research tools to crack the hidden job market and land more interviews. Donna is a former corporate recruiter and author of Get a Job Without Going Crazy: a Practical Guide to Your Employment Search. Discount copies of her book will be available at the class. Materials include both electronic and hard copies of all worksheets.  

 

Code:

3136AQ

Dates:

April 22, 2013 Check for other dates

 

Meets:

One Mon., 6-9PM 04/22

Location:

CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec

 

Fee:

$51
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership


Notes:

$5 materials fee payable in class $15 optional materials fee payable in class

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April 23, 2013

Productivity and Integrity Workshop

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton

Web Site: http://www.integritasconsult.com

Purpose of the program:

The purpose of this program is to shift your relationship and experience of having tasks to do with not enough time to do them (giving rise to stress and overwhelm) to one of more focus, integrated commitments and choice.  This program establishes a new context for managing commitments in time and provides methods and practices for the use of existing tools (computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones) to produce new levels of  productivity, effective action and results.

Workshop includes:

Identification of commitments at the scale of individual, team and organization
Alignment of commitments at all scales
How to shift from a world of “to many things to do” to conversations to manage and actions to take to move commitments forward
Alignment of one’s commitments so that integrity  is present (eliminates internal conflict and either/or choices)
The importance of your relationship with your word and doing what you say you will do, and the impact your word has on others
Integrity as your fundamental relationship with yourself and honoring your chosen commitments
Keeping promises and requests so nothing gets dropped out (using computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones, lists etc.)
Completing promises and requests (ending just leaving things hanging)
Learning new work practices for effective communication, collaboration and action
Increased efficiency and effectiveness with less of an experience of stress and overwhelm in one’s daily work and personal life

Expected Outcomes:

Empowered relationship with your word
Less stress and overwhelm
Tools and techniques for putting the workshop methodology into immediate action
Shift in your relationship with your integrated commitments (resolves work/life conflict and life balance issues)
Ability to produce results with less effort
Increased productivity as individuals, teams and organizations
Increased sense of confidence in the face of unexpected demands
Support the successful meeting of organizational deadlines
People delivering on their goals and objectives both personally and organizationally
Being responsible for when they do not deliver on promised actions
Reduce the experience of email overload
More effective and productive meetings
Ability to distinguish activities “doing stuff” from results
Increased ability to focus on activities that produce results
A new relationship with Multitasking

Follow-Up and Performance Support

Even though it is understandable and tempting—is to believe that the workshop is enough. It is not

                 People often encounter challenges in the form of:

                 the environments that the participants return to,

                 their own internal conversations,

                 their own long-time habits, and

                 the expectations of the people they work with.

After a paradigm shift occurs on the first day, and after spending the second day putting Productivity and Integrity into your Calendar environment so that you understand how to build it into your operations, we commence six weeks of behavioral coaching to support the change of mindset that empowers your new, more effective work habits. This performance support delivers significant follow-through value for the long term.

We do some of the follow-up in small groups because experience teaches us that participants learn from each other’s journey and they also create new levels of collaboration.

On a periodic basis over six weeks, coaching webinars are scheduled to continue reinforcing the learning’s and supporting the teams. These webinars can be accessed by individuals or small groups, and one-on-one coaching is available.

For details of the program design, please us contact to learn more – 303 666 6852

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April 23, 2013

Financial Literacy Month Parent Party

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Young Americans Center: 3550 East First Avenue in Denver

Web Site: http://www.yacenter.org

Attend a free class to jump-start the money conversation with your family.  Parents will listen to guest speakers, share their best practices and learn about encouraging money skills to kids of all ages.  There will be activities for children ages 3 to 16 and dinner will be provided.

The class is free, but you must register to attend.

Details at www.yacenter.org/Classes

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April 24, 2013

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 am

Location: Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter

Web Site: http://www.ddfl.org

Join the Dumb Friends League for a free estate planning seminar presented by Joyce Nakamura Esq. and Dean Vicksman, DVM. Learn how to provide for your pets in the years to come through pet trusts, bequests to caregivers and guardianship provisions. The seminar will be held at the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter located at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information on our Pet Guardianship program and to RSVP for the seminar, please call (720) 241-7150.

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April 24, 2013

Colorado’s Thriving Natural Foods Industry

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Joy Burns Center, University of Denver, 2044 E. Evans Avenue, Denver 80208

Web Site: http://www.dbseries.org

Colorado's Thriving Natural Foods Industry: A panel discussing hot topics in the industry and showcasing the local natural foods ecosystem.
April 24th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joy Burns Center, University of Denver
2044 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80208
Price: $25 until April 23rd, $30 at the door

Join the Denver Business Series for a panel discussion with industry leaders:
• Moderator: Paul Raab, Senior VP/Partner, Linhart PR
• Liz Myslik, CEO of Fresca Brands Innovation Group
• Jennifer Margoles, General Manager of 34 Degrees
• Brian Ross, CEO of Cheribundi
• Darrin Foster, COO & VP of Finance of Oogies Gourmet Popcorn
 

We’ll ask:
• What is "natural" and does it really matter?
• How do you compete with non-natural and organic foods?
• What are the biggest challenges to natural products companies and suppliers?
• What trends do you see in the industry in Colorado?  The US?  Internationally?
• Is there or will there be real regulation of the term "natural"?

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April 25, 2013

Lunch ‘n Learn - Marketing by the Numbers

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Web Site: http://business.loveland.org/Events/details/lunch-n-learn-6509

Small business owners and service providers rely on marketing to support business and sales success. With so many options such as advertising, direct mail, networking, social media, SEO, events, etc. how do these business professionals know what really works for their business and what is just a waste of time? On April 25 at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce Lunch 'n Learn, Dave Kramer with 1on1 Business will take attendees through the steps to achieve optimum success through marketing efforts and will address:

• The top 5 mistakes in Marketing
• How to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts
• The difference between Online Marketing or Traditional Marketing
• How to determine marketing goals
• Branding vs. Marketing

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April 25, 2013

ATHENA Award Gala

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th Street Denver, CO 80202

Web Site: http://coloradowomenschamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/athena-award-gala-recognizing-limitless-contributions-3695

Congratulations to our 2013 nominees!

Our EMCEE is TaRhonda Thomas of 9News Mornings.

The ATHENA Award honors the Colorado woman who best exemplifies: exceptional professional achievement, devotion to community service and generosity in actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. A special panel of business and community leaders choose the ATHENA Award finalists from nominations submitted by the Colorado business community.

*Black Tie or Dressy Cocktail Attire


Member Tickets ($180)
Non-Member Tickets ($205)


*Auction Donations: If you would like to donate an item for the ATHENA auctions, please fill out this online form. Items will be listed in the event program and donors will be listed in an ATHENA e-blast.

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Parking
Self-park $10
(convention center parking)
Valet $16
When valet parking please
pre-pay at the valet cashier let them know you're there for the ATHENA gala

Date/Time Information
April 25, 2013
5:30-9 p.m.

4-6 p.m. ~ Top 100 Reception *Invite Only
5:30 p.m. ~ Doors Open ATHENA Gala
5:30-6:50 p.m. ~ Networking & Silent Auction
6:50 p.m. ~ Program Starts
9 p.m. ~ Event Ends

Fees/Admission
$2000 Table Sponsors (includes table of 10 and company name on event program.)
$180 Member Tickets $205 Prospective Member Tickets 

*Black Tie Optional

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April 26, 2013

Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel: 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Web Site: http://WWW.PinBallShowdown.com

Calling All Pinball Wizards and Classic Arcade Gamers

Over 125 pinball machines and classic arcade games set on free play, No Quarters Needed, on April  26-28, 2013, in Denver, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo celebrates its tenth year and packs three amazing days with over 125 free pinball and arcade video games to play – No Quarters Needed. Play for fun or in tournaments for all ages and skill levels. See the latest pinball and classic arcade movies and attend fascinating PinChat seminars hosted by big names in the pinball and classic arcade community. Check out the exhibitors buying and selling pinball machines, classic arcade games and parts.

Show dates and times

• Fri., April 26: 11 am - midnight
• Sat., April 27:  9 am - midnight
• Sun., April 28:  9 am - 5 pm

Admission

• $20 per day adult;
  $50 adult 3-day pass
• $10 per day kids (7-12 years);
  $25 kids 3-day pass
• Kids 6 and under, FREE

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April 26, 2013

Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel: 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80112. FREE PARKING.

Web Site: http://www.PinballShowdown.com

Calling all pinball wizards and classic arcade gamers! Three amazing days every April in Denver, Colorado, with over 125 free pinball and arcade video games to play – No Quarters Needed. Play for fun or in tournaments for all ages and skill levels. See the latest pinball and classic arcade movies, and attend fascinating PinChat seminars hosted by big names in the pinball and classic arcade community. Check out the exhibitors buying and selling pinball machines, classic arcade games and parts. This gameroom festival attracts collectors, hobbyists, the best players in the world, and people who just want to have some pinball and arcade gaming fun.

• Fri., April 26: 11 am - midnight
• Sat., April 27:  9 am - midnight
• Sun., April 28:  9 am - 5 pm

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April 26, 2013

2013 BMA Colorado Gold Key Awards Gala

Time: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Seawell Grand Ballroom at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Web Site: http://bmacolorado.org

Join BMA Colorado for our annual Gold Key Awards Gala on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:30p.m. in the Seawell Grand Ballroom at Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  The Gala will begin with a cocktail hour; during this time, all winning 2013 Gold Key entries will be on display. Cocktail hour will be followed by a  gourmet sit-down dinner catered by Epicurian. After dinner, CBS4 Critic-at-Large Greg Moody will emcee a brief awards ceremony, which will be followed by an after party with live entertainment by DecaDance.
For more information, visit www.bmacolorado.org.

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April 26, 2013

Rock & Runway presented by MERCURY

Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: The Fillmore Auditorium

Web Site: https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp;jsessionid=5625955A67CA30EAB349FAB3B2EC23AD?PG=1531921182300&P=153192100http://

To wrap up National Volunteer Week, Denver Gives is hosting Rock & Runway at the Fillmore Auditorium!
Hosted by Bailey of Channel 93.3 and Amelia Earhart of 9News, Rock & Runway will be an event you will not want to miss!

Featuring Rachel and the Kings, Ashtree, Left Foot Green and Ian Mahan, Featuring designs by Gabriela Martinez and other local designers, with over 30 local models and OH SO MUCH MORE!

We are going to hold one of the best concert/fashion shows around featuring local talent from the music and fashion world! We as always will connect this with a certain aspect of aviation! Bailey from Area 93.3 is back to Co-Emcee with Amelia Earhart from 9News!

We would like to thank Beautiful Distractions and JAnthony Photography for their sponsorship of the Fashion Show and to Area 93.3 for their media sponsorship and MERCURY as our Presenting Sponsor.

And of course our presenting sponsor again this year MERCURY!

GA tickets for Denver Gives Members ONLY just $20 (limit 4)!
Public tickets available at Ticketmaster!

VIP Tickets are reserved for purchase by Denver Gives members and their guests (Must be 21+ to purchase and attend with VIP status)! Limited access, preferred seating in the Mezzanine to the right of the stage with amazing views of the 40 foot fashion runway and the main stage, access to the VIP cash bar, and access to the VIP area bathrooms, PLUS attendance at the Post-Event party from midnight to 2am at the Fillmore! VIP tickets are just $60!

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April 27, 2013

Recycle IT

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 200 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Web Site: http://www.solveit.us

Recycle IT allows businesses or consumers the opportunity to bring in unwanted computer technology items and avoid them harmfully going to landfills.  All hard drives are removed from computers and securely shredded prior to recycling.  All other equipment is sent for recycling.


Costs: Please make a donation to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance onsite.  All proceeds benefit RMCA.

Become a fan of Solve IT on Facebook to follow this event or contact Tasha Pierce at 303.800.9300 x125 or tpierce@solveit.us.

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April 27, 2013

Recycle IT

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 200 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Web Site: http://www.solveit.us/information/events/

Recycle IT allows businesses or consumers the opportunity to bring in unwanted computer technology items and avoid them harmfully going to landfills.  All hard drives are removed from computers and securely shredded prior to recycling.  All other equipment is sent for recycling.

In lieu of a recycling charge, Techno + Rescue has agreed to collect donations for Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.

Contact Tasha Pierce at 303.800.9300 x125 or tpierce@solveit.us with questions.

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April 27, 2013

Bellco Shred Day

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Select Bellco branches (see description above)

Web Site: https://www.bellco.org/

Bellco is hosting a free shredding day at three Denver-area branches in an effort to address the threat of identity theft and protect the environment by recycling all of the shredded materials. Bellco membership is not required. All community members are welcome to bring two boxes equivalent to 100 lbs. of confidential documents to be shredded securely at no cost. All shredded materials will be securely disposed of and recycled by Iron Mountain, a third-party shredding company.

Participating Bellco branches include:

Westminster  
8851 Harlan St. 
Westminster, CO 80030

Southwest   
10058 W. Progress Ave.
Littleton, CO 80127

Havana/Mississippi
1075 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80112

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April 29, 2013

Slow Money’s 2013 National Gathering in Boulder, Colorado, April 29-30

Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Location: Boulder, CO

Web Site: http://slowmoney.org/

Slow Money, named one of the “top five trends in finance,” hosts its fourth Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado. Join Slow Money for two days of inspiration and networking with speakers, conscious investors and entrepreneurs. This small NGO rebuilds communities and soil by helping us re-envision how we view and invest our dollars. Slow Money is at the nexus of sustainable food and local investing, and the Slow Money National Gathering is a key event that catalyzes the flow of capital into the full range of small businesses vital to healthy local economies and a more resilient food system. For more information and to register, visit www.slowmoney.org

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April 29, 2013

Roundtable - Creating Your Own Path to Freedom

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/648/is-there-a-business-in-you-monday-april-29-2013

Whether you’re already running your own small business or still in the planning stages, it should come as no surprise that the rarest of commodities is good advice.

Good advisors who want to see you succeed not get their hands on all your cash are extremely difficult to find.

Running a business can be exhausting and it’s incredibly difficult to see the forest for the trees. Every daythere are fires, whether it’s an unhappy client, a product that isn’t progressing towards delivery or a contractor who isn’t delivering as promised. But as a business owner, keeping an eye on the long-term, the big picture, the strategic direction of your company is of critical importance. Even if you’re just dreaming of a solo business, surrounding yourself with savvy, experienced advisors can be the difference between long-term success and failure.

Roundtable is a small group event utilizing our hybrid mastermind approach to making you successful. This introductory session will be designed around an "unlocking process" to help you focus on key pressing issues, the ones preventing you from moving forward.

The freedom you’re craving may closer than you think. Join us and find out how.

VENT: Is There a Business in You?
DATE: April 29, 2013 - Monday
TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

COST: $69, Members: $49, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Roundtable - Creating Your Own Path to Freedom

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April 30, 2013

Prospect for New Business Workshop

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Syntuity 6334 S Racine Cir Suite 200 Centennial, CO 80111

Web Site: HTTP://www.syntuity.com/workshops/

Whether you are cold calling raw leads or prospecting to old customers with new products and services, we can help.  This workshop is for anyone who has to call someone they don’t know, strike up a conversation, build a relationship, and develop new business.  Entry level to C-Level.  Small business to Fortune 100.

It is a 1-day intensive workshop that covers all aspects of prospecting strategy, process, tactics and psychology with a plan for immediate action.  Your people will leave this workshop equipped to begin making cold calls - customized to fit their individual style and your product – the very next day.

Participants Will Learn:

    The difference between “Prospecting” & “Selling”
    Appropriate call volumes and conversion rates
    Activity level THEY will require to make their number
    How to generate trust and credibility at an executive level
    The target titles to call
    How to engage top executives in relevant conversations

Participants Will Leave With:

    A documented, systematic approach to prospecting
    Step-by-step scripts and customized templates
    A Profile for their “Ideal Customer”
    Clarity about their target executive “Buyer”
    A compelling “Core Conversation” to engage the “Buyer”
    Confidence gained from intense cold call role play!

Who Should Attend?

Sales People
Who are expected to prospect
Who are not making their quota
Who sell new products to old customers

Executives & Managers
Who are being scrutinized for poor sales growth
Who need a deep understanding of “how”
Who need to refute their salespeople’s excuses

Consultants, Project Managers, Bench Talent
Who need to find their next engagement

Business Owners
Who need to generate new business

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