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March 30 - March 30

2015 Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum

Time: March 30: 11:15 am - March 30: 6:00 pm

Location: McNichols Civic Center Bldg - 144 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80202

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You're invited to the 3rd Annual Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum! MAKE IT WORK This highly anticipated event will showcase the achievements of the 250 Made in Colorado manufacturers and discuss solutions to issues challenging Colorado's manufacturing sector. Come ready to meet your peers, network, and be inspired with practical advice and key action items to increase revenue and achieve profitability goals!

Activities Include:

  • Exhibit Tables
  • The ever-popular B2B Networking Lounge (for manufacturers ONLY)
  • Panel of Peers Discussion
  • Networking Reception


  • 11:15 am: Registration Opens for Colorado Brewers
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Presentation and Lunch (for Colorado brewers ONLY)
  • 1:00 pm: Registration Opens for Colorado Manufacturers
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: B2B Networking Lounge (for Colorado manufacturers ONLY)
  • 2:30 pm: Registration Opens for General Admission/Exhibit Tables Open
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Panel of Peers Discussion
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Colorado Manufacturing Awards Presentation
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

Please Note: **Registration closes on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00** If tickets have not sold out, they will be available at the door on Thursday, April 30; however, attendees must be registered beforehand to participate in the B2B Networking Lounge. For additional information please contact Stephanie Wolff at 303-662-5207 or

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Events for 10/2013

September 04, 2013

Call for Entries - 5th Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

Time: 12:27 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: University of Northern Colorado

Web Site:

Northern Colorado’s real growth initiative just got better!
$50,000 in prize money + $25,000 in incubator services from UNC BizHub
First Place  $25,000
Second Place  $15,000
Third Place  $10,000

Have you always dreamed of starting your own company but haven’t gotten around to writing a business plan? Or do you currently have a Stage One start up venture? Then don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Fifth Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge because it's better than ever before! Not only does it offer one of the largest cash prizes in the state, but now our winners also share $25,000 of business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the new business incubator at the University of Northern Colorado.

The competition is open to Colorado-based start-up business ventures (companies that have begun business development, market research and product development but have not received payment for the sale of product or services.)

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October 04, 2013

Colorado Manufacturing Day Summit

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Embassy Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO

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Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissancein Colorado. With this re-birth, the industry is changing! Are you changing the way you manufacture?

Are you growing sales while reducing operating costs? Should you be exporting your product? How can you finance growth?

Topics presented will include:

  • Profit Through Lean Manufacturing
  • Growth Through Exporting
  • Reducing Operational Expenses
  • Financing Your Manufacturing Advancements

Join us to gain valuable insights and lessons learned from fellow manufacturers and industry experts.

Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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October 04, 2013

YouthBiz BASH

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Galvanize

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The YouthBiz BASH is a one of a kind event where Colorado's leading entrepreneurs and business leaders take to the catwalk wearing fashions from Denver's best boutiques. Those attending will spend an incredible night networking with Denver's who's who of the entrepreneurial and business community, at the city's hottest home for tech-based start-ups, all while supporting the mission of creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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October 04, 2013


Time: 7:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

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Colorado Ballet opens its 2013-2014 season with the classical storybook ballet Giselle October 4-13, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Giselle demonstrates how love can sometimes be more powerful than death.  This tragic tale of unrequited love, heartbreak and forgiveness is set to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

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October 05, 2013

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest Street, Denver

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Join us for a very exciting county fair area where you can rummage through our costume bank and take an ‘old-timey’ photo in front of the Four Mile House, enter a pie eating contest or win something yummy in an old-fashioned cake walk. Of course, all the favorites are back too! Find the perfect pumpkin in the patch, create your very own scarecrow, listen and dance to old time music, play historic games or make a historic craft. There will be plenty of food available including homemade caramel apples and other goodies. Be sure to visit the mountain men and Native American encampment, take a horse-drawn ride and tour Four Mile House, Denver’s oldest standing structure, as the Booth family prepares for the harvest.

DATES: Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5 & 6

TIME: 10 AM - 4 PM

ADMISSION: FREE! (Charge for pumpkins and some activities.)

***All proceeds support the educational mission of Four Mile Historic Park***

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October 05, 2013

RMA 20-30 Roraring 20’s Fall Gala

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: City Hall Ampitheater

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Get your Early Bird Tickets for the Gala before everyone else! Early Bird Tickets are just $55 and prices go up to $65 on September 1, 2013 so snap up your ticket today!

A night of flappers, gangsters, spats, and molls awaits you at RMA 20-30’s annual charity fall gala, an event not to miss.  This event promises to be the "Bees Knees", complete with all of the trappings of the 1920s, including fun entertainment, silent auction, dancing, fabulous food and bootlegged beverages.

The Roaring ‘20s will serve as the theme for the evening’s festivities, with all proceeds benefiting local Denver area children’s charities, so come party like it’s 1920 except without prohibition and all for a great cause!


A special THANK YOU to our 2013 Title Sponsor Comfort Dental!

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October 08, 2013

NaNo WHAT? Everything You Need to Know About NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 am

Location: Online

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Bonus October Write Brain!
Always FREE! Note: This is NOT our regularly scheduled Write Brain. For information on our regular in-person Write Brain, Writing Monsters With Depth, Making Your Monsters Human, please see below.
What: NaNo WHAT? Everything You Need to Know About NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Who: Chris Mandeville
When: Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Online Only; RSVP will be required for attendance, as we will have to email you a link to join us online FREE!   RSVP to
More Information: Since 1999 writers have been hunkering down for the month of November to attempt the monumental task of writing start-to-finish a 50,000 word novel in only thirty days: National Novel Writing Month, known affectionately as NaNoWriMo, or just "NaNo for short. November is just weeks away--find out now what NaNo is, what it can do for you, what you're "allowed" to do under the official NaNo rules, what NaNo "pirates" do, and how to have a successful NaNo experience whatever you do. Whether you're new to NaNo or a seasoned "WriMo," join us for tips and tricks that can help you be an uber-productive writer any month of the year.

In addition, we will be announcing the plan for NaNoTryMo at this bonus Write Brain! NaNoTryMo is the Pikes Peak Writers version of NaNoWriMo meant to encourage you, whether you're following the NaNoWriMo track or setting your own version. We'll be partnering with Delve Writing to bring a new twist to NaNoTryMo.

About the Presenter: Chris Mandeville is the president of Delve Writing, as well as the immediate Past President of Pikes Peak Writers. In addition to writing New Adult science fiction and fantasy novels, she's working on an nonfiction project to help writers get "unstuck." She's participated in NaNoWriMo twice as a NaNo "pirate" and "won" both times.

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October 09, 2013

Raise the Roof

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: National Western Center Events Arena

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Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is proud to be a host city for the 30th Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project from Oct. 6-11, 2013. Join us Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the National Western Complex for the Raise The Roof Presidential Dinner and Celebration event which includes dinner (with ticket), a presentation by President Carter, and a performance by Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray. Individual ticket prices range from $55 to $250 per person.

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October 10, 2013

Emerging Trends and Sales Stats with Land Title’s Megan Aller

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: PorchLight's 3rd Floor Party Room | 838 Broadway, Denver CO 80203

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Emerging Trends and Sales Stats with Land Title’s Megan Aller

PorchLight Agents Only
Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PorchLight's 3rd Floor Party Room | 838 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
Check out the party room here!
Free Lunch!

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October 11, 2013

Body Of Work: featuring Eve Ensler and Miss Prissy

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: e-town, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder CO 80203

Web Site: HTTP://

An eclectic evening of words, dance and music revering the body.

A benefit for LOCAL Theater Company.

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October 12, 2013


Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Schlessman Family Branch Library - 100 Poplar Street, Denver, CO 80220



Topics Include:





DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM –1:30 PM

VENUE: Schlessman Family Branch Library
                100 Poplar Street, Denver, CO 80220

COST/ADMISSION: FREE (Donations will be accepted)


Interested attendees are asked to RSVP by Oct 8th: or

For more information, please contact Tanya at: 720-310-8819
COST/ADMISSION: FREE (Donations will be accepted)

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October 12, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Days Antique Show Fundraiser

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building: 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO 80501

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Antique show fundraiser benefiting The St. Vrain Historical Society. Show features 80+ dealers in high end antiques and collectibles. Cafe serving pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream, bean and ham soup, roll, and drink for $5. Show also features: DAR bake sale, Art show, glass grinder, and gift certificate drawings on the hour. Show is open Saturday, October 12 from 10am-5pm, and Sunday, October 13 from 11am-4pm. Admission is $5 per person with children under 12 free. Free parking.

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October 17, 2013

Gabriel Iglesias “Stand Up Revolution Tour”

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: World Arena

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Gabriel Iglesias, known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, is one of the most successful stand-up comedians today.  He has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience.  His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. Get your tickets today!

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October 18, 2013

Red Door Interactive October 18 Speaker Series- The Rockefeller Habits: Getting from Vision to Execu

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: RNL Executive Meeting Room

Web Site: http://

RDI’s last installment of the 2013 Speaker Series will happen on Friday, October 18 in downtown Denver with Jim Alampi as guest speaker presenting The Rockefeller Habits:  Getting from Vision to Execution. Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited. 

Jim is managing director and owner of Alampi & Associates, LLC. He coaches CEOs and executive teams in the areas of strategy, leadership, executive development, and business improvement. He created the proprietary process, The Execution Maximizer™, to help CEOs execute their vision and get results. He was recognized as the 2011 Vistage International Impact Speaker of the Year and the 2012 TEC Canada American Speaker of the Year.  Jim is also the author of newly released book titled “ Great to Excellent; It’s the Execution”. 


In this informative session, Jim will present the Rockefeller Habits, which will help you learn how to effectively implement any vision.

Rockefeller Habits:

  • Translating long-term vision and strategies into short-term goals and tactics that every employee understands and supports. Company, department and individual priorities need to be set.
  •  A structured executive team meeting rhythm must be established.
  • Data-driven Metrics must be utilized to identify what’s around the corner and areas of critical weakness.

Event Details:
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 – 10:00 AM Presentation & Questions
10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking

RNL Executive Meeting Room
1050 17th Street, Suite A200
Denver, CO 80265


  • $35 – this includes a copy of “Great to Excellent; It’s the Execution!”
  • Parking free. Continental breakfast will be served.

* No agencies please. We will no longer be accepting walk-ins, so remember to register before the event. 

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-To register: 

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October 18, 2013

World Wide Antique Show

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Denver Merchandise Mart

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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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October 19, 2013

Twitter Bootstrap Boot Camp

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Web Site:

Twitter Bootstrap is a front-end toolkit designed for creating eye-catching websites and applications related to web development. It includes base CSS and HTML typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and more. Twitter Bootstrap has the ability to build usable apps, with clean code, quickly and easily.

Join us for an introduction to Twitter Bootstrap. In this boot camp we will go through some code examples and discuss some of the patterns used to create a front-end framework.

EVENT: Twitter Bootstrap Boot Camp
DATE: October 19, 2013 - Saturday
TIME: 09:00am-12:30pm

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

COST: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: An Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap
SPEAKER: Darby Frey, Software Engineer

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October 19, 2013

Flood Relief Fundraiser Sat. Oct. 19th Fort Collins Integrated Health Services Day

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Sunset Event Center 424 Linden St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

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On October 19th, 2013, from 11am-5pm, local Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, and other Integrated Health Service Experts will gather at the Sunset Event Center in Old Town, Fort Collins to offer free treatments to the public in exchange for a minimum $10 donation per treatment or service.  Any First Responders (EMTs, Fire Fighters, National Guard, etc.) get their treatments for free upon showing valid first responder ID.

The proceeds of this extraordinary event will go to Reflections For Youth and The Larimer County Search and Rescue.

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October 22, 2013

Ed Gala

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

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This special evening includes cocktails, dinner, and a keynote address by noted New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Denver Scholarship Foundation and its mission to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools students to achieve their college dreams.

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October 24, 2013

Denver Biz Tech Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. Denver, CO 80230

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The Denver Biz Tech Expo connects small and mid-sized businesses with technology and Cloud providers. The 2013 theme, "Navigating the Cloud" will provide attendees with up-to-date Cloud solutions and software and hardware service providers.

DBTE's SMB Government Resource Center brings the US Small Business Administration, Denver Chamber and more to the Expo floor in a kind of "one-stop shop"; the Public Town Hall Panel creates a dialogue between government entities and business owners.

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October 24, 2013

There With Care Fund Eric Cares Presents the First Annual Dia de los Muertos Fundraising Event

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Linger in Denver

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Proceeds go to assist families with funeral expenses following the loss of a child

DENVER – (October 1, 2013) – Today, local non-profit There With Care announced the first annual Dia de los Muertos event to take place on October 24 at Linger in Denver. Proceeds will benefit the Eric Cares program, dedicated to assisting families with funeral expenses and resources following the loss of a child to terminal illness.

The Eric Cares program was established to help celebrate and commemorate the beautiful life of a child.  So, why was “Day of the Dead” chosen to celebrate the lives of children lost?  Because Eric Cares believes life is worth celebrating.

Dia de los Muertos is a Latin holiday created by the ancient Aztecs. Unlike the American Halloween, Dia de los Muertos is a holiday to celebrate the lives of those we have lost with light, love, and remembrance. The Latin culture doesn’t fear death, but rather celebrates it. They believe that this is a holiday where they can once again be close to the ones they have lost through fun, food and celebration.

“In the two years since its inception, Eric Cares has helped many families in the Denver and Boulder areas celebrate the lives of the children they have lost,” said Melody Jamali, the Eric Cares executive director. “There are many organizations that help families when their child is sick, but there are few places to turn if their child loses the battle.  The goal of this event is to raise awareness of this fund and to help support families during one of the hardest times of their lives.”

The event is $75 per person and includes dinner, drinks and some spooky fun. Space is limited, so only 40 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available for purchase online at

All donations to the Eric Cares Dia de los Muertos event are tax-deductible and all proceeds go directly to assist families with funeral expenses and to memorialize and celebrate the life of their child. Corporate event sponsors include Horan & McConaty, Wrap & Send Services and Une Belle Vie Memorial Urns.

About There With Care
There With Care is a community of people who dedicate their time serving children and their families when facing critical illness. The organization serves families who are referred by social workers, building a network of services and people who ease the burden of the day-to-day challenges with compassion and care. In 2005, Paula DuPre’ Pesmen left her film career as producer of the Harry Potter films to start There With Care. While on set, Paula met critically ill children and learned how isolated and overwhelmed their parents felt. In response, Paula created There With Care to support each family by delivering daily services during their child’s medical illness. Since inception, There With Care has supported more than 1,000 families in Colorado.

For more information about There With Care, please visit

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October 25, 2013

Colorado WaterWise Water Conservation Summit

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Police Protective Association 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211

Web Site:

5th Annual Colorado WaterWise

Water Conservation Summit
Friday, October 25, 2013

8:15 am to 4:30 pm

Support       Participate        Network 

A Few Interesting Sessions
Colorado's Water Plan, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Water Conservation Toolbox, CSU's Long-Term Study on Landscape Irrigation Using Graywater, Revenue Recovery and Conservation, and "Smart" Landscape Water Management 
....and more

Featured Speakers
Mike King, Colorado Department of Natural Resources; Sybil Sharvelle, 
Colorado State University; Tom Ash, Western Municipal Water District; Brent Mecham, Irrigation Association

....and a host of other engaging speakers


Who Should Attend

Water supply planners

Environmental professionals

Conservation professionals

Elected officials

City planners


Landscape professionals

Green builders/developers

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October 25, 2013

Straight No Chaser

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Pikes Peak Center

Web Site:

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They’re performing on the heels of the release of Under the Influence, their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more! Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

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October 26, 2013

Paranormal Palace

Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Hyatt Regency DTC

Web Site:

5th Annual Paranormal Palace
Formerly Haunted Hotel
Colorado’s Largest Halloween Charity Event!

Proceeds to benefit
Women’s Global Empowerment Fund
Empowering women recovering from violence & poverty in post conflict regions. 

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
9 pm - 2 am
Hyatt Regency DTC
7800 East Tufts Ave, Denver, CO, 80237

Haunted Hotel has become a CHARITY event that will change 200 specific women’s lives.  Giving this colossal event it’s proper designation – Haunted Hotel is now coming to you as... PARANORMAL PALACE

Imitated - Never Duplicated!!

Dark corridors and sinister rooms, Denver’s most comprehensive full theatrical performance & décor ball.  A complete takeover of the Hyatt DTC with it’s $7 million event space renovation.  3,000 guests in full guise vying for the chance to win the $2,000 costume contest!!!!

Event designer, Kevin Larson, known for creating the highest quality, theatrical events in Denver, this year will surpass himself with an entirely new level of production. A full metaphysical experience is being designed by Internationally acclaimed artists and performers, creating a level never before seen in Colorado that will be sure to astound and amaze your senses! Finally, multiple DJs with styles from mash-up to 80s will keep you on your feet all night long.  Multiple ballrooms allows for plenty of varying entertainment to cater to everyone’s tastes. 35+ professional performers. This year announcing the Red October Euro lounge featuring sultry KGB Agents and euro beats. Special Kasidie Lounge available.

Stay and play the night - Make the elevator your taxi.  Special hotel room rates.  Gather the friends and get ready in your room before joining the party.  BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Only $39!!!!!!!!!   Upgrade and support.  Various ticket levels allow you to gain access to unique areas and further support this worthy charitable cause!

We set the stage and the crowd brings the excitement!  99% of the guests are in full guise vying for the $2,000 costume contest.
4 years sold out

Women's Global Empowerment Fund is a Denver based non-profit working in post conflict northern Uganda and Haiti, providing microfinance, educational & leadership development opportunities women and families.
WGEF's program is a unique initiative which strives to develop programs that produce reductions in poverty & the marginalization of women & their families by providing economic & educational opportunities for sustainability & self-determination. Our mission is to work for social justice, increased human security & women's empowerment. Our belief is that when given real opportunities, woman can rise above extreme poverty with dignity.

Hosted by: Kevin Larson Presents, Denver Sophisticates, REDwave, David Jimenez, Kasidie & InVision.

GA – $39 – Entry into the event and all the entertainment
VIP – $79  - Access to ALL VIP Areas, new exclusive lounge in the event.
Table – $99 – Table Reservation for 4 people.  Will ensure you have a place to sit. Bottle service is available. No tickets or alcohol included in this.  Requires VIP ticket.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact or 720-936-2999

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October 29, 2013

Professional Ethics Seminar

Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: RubinBrown, 1900 16th Street, Ste 300, Denver, CO 80202

Web Site: http://

You will receive two hours of ethics CPE as we cover both technical updates and practical applications surrounding professional ethics. Topics to be covered include:

•Technical update to the AICPA ethics standards, recent changes to the ethics rules, exposed changes and pending projects
•The impact generational differences have on workplace ethics and compliance programs
•The risks and rewards of social networking at work

Continuing Professional Education:
CPE Credit: Two per session
Meeting Type: Seminar
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics / Behavioral Ethics
Level of Knowledge: Basic/intermediate

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