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Kate Bailey applies journalistic lessons to entrepreneurial pursuits

Kate Bailey launched her career as a reporter-editor at two ColoradoBiz sister publications. Like many in the media industry, she went to the “dark side” in the fall of 2013, entrepreneurially evolving her journalistic skills to craft her own public relations firm, largely serving luxury and lifestyle brands, including multiple Inc. 500 companies.

donnie l. betts receives lifetime achievement award from CBCA

donnie l. betts (intentionally lowercase) was honored with this award for his work as a producer, filmmaker, playwright, actor and activist over the past 20 plus years.

Zach Warkentin named Volunteer Attorney of the Year

Artists and creatives operate like any other businesses, however, typical resources for business owners aren’t always applicable to the creative industries. Which is why Zack Warkentin, owner of Warkentin, LLC, has dedicated himself to helping provide legal expertise and education to this population.

Kendall Smith was awarded for his music community leadership

Smith initially joined the CBCA Leadership Arts program when he was tasked with managing The Underground Music Showcase for The Denver Post Foundation in 2009/2010. The showcase is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that started in 2008 and has continued each year on South Broadway.

Klaus Obermeyer: Celebrating 100 Years of Life and 70 Years of Innovation

Sport Obermeyer has survived and thrived for 70 years in a rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive industry, due in large part to Obermeyer’s dedication to skiing and outdoor recreation.

Holly Wilson: Finding entrepreneurship on the road to recovery

How the Crested Butte native’s own experience with addiction led her to owning two drug and alcohol treatment centers in Colorado. The centers, under the name Women’s Recovery, offer gender-specific, trauma-informed addiction treatment for women.

Bobby Stuckey’s appetite for restaurant chaos hasn’t dimmed

With his business partners, Stuckey has been involved in Frasca, Pizzeria Locale, a 2.0 joint venture with Chipotle, Tavernetta, and is currently working on a new project: Sunday Vinyl.

Colorado man pursues drone traffic solution with NASA Research Grant

Rick Zelenka is a man of many talents and careers — aerospace and mechanical engineer, aerospace executive, longtime pilot and, most recently patent attorney. Now, he is adding a new title to this list: entrepreneur.

This MSU Teacher Is a Conduit to a Career in Sports for Students

Colles isn’t a coach (although she used to be) or a team owner. But she is, for hundreds of young people, a conduit to a career in sports. As professor of Sport Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colles orchestrates the only accredited Sports Management academic program in Colorado.

How Opening a Fitness Franchise Transformed This Woman’s Life

Starting a business can be an incredibly daunting task. Even in the age of the internet, with unlimited resources at your disposal, it can be difficult to build a network, operate the business and find success. For this local entrepreneur, she found all this (and more) through a fitness franchise, 30 Minute HIT.

Broncos Icon Terrell Davis is Back in Business

Following his Broncos career, Davis started his retirement like anyone else with relaxation and golf. This quickly turned to boredom and Davis kick-started his second career in business.

How One Castle Rock Author Shot to the Top of the Charts With Self-Publishing

From struggling to find passion in his career to writing 13 books, Jeff Carson used self-publishing to shoot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller lists. Here, he talks about the benefits of the self-publishing, how he found success and why others should jump in.
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