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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

Web Site:

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 04/2014

April 03, 2014

CXO Collective members earn money, without cash investment, when we buy build and sell companies.

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Innovation Pavilion 9200 E Mineral Ave Centennial CO

Web Site:

Entrepreneurs, C-Level Executives/Consultants and Investors.

We leverage our member’s human capital to generate wealth and growth for each other. With your skills, talent and connections we can all grow our wealth and fun factor.
Over the years, our team has facilitated billions of dollars in mergers, acquisitions and exits. Corbin has raised over $100M for companies and Jason (one of the other founders) has personally grown over 20 companies including one from the garage to 272 on the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies and then sold it. For more information and registration follow the link below.

Network, Eat and discover..For FREE

Thur April 3rd from 11:00-1:30 Innovation Pavilion 9200 E Mineral Ave Centennial CO  in Event Center

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April 04, 2014

2nd Annual WILD Summit II Leadership Event

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Westin Hotel, Westminster

Web Site:

The Women’s Council, part of CU’s Leeds School of Business, is excited to announce its second Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit II event on April 4, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. The annual WILD one-day leadership Summit provides a forum for women and men of all ages and professions to learn, engage and share their wisdom with a dynamic network of students, professionals and educators. Information-packed sessions will be offered to encourage meeting other aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. For more information or to register, go to (

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April 04, 2014

22nd Annual Bayaud Enterprises McDonald Family Tribute Luncheon

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: The Brown Palace - 321 17th St. Denver

Web Site: http://

On April 30, 2014, Bayaud Enterprises will host the 22nd Annual MacDonald Family Tribute Luncheon, a celebration of community honoring people, businesses and organizations that have advanced our mission and furthered our capacity to provide services and create jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

WHO -  We are honored to host Dr. Temple Grandin as our keynote speaker. Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. A professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, Dr. Grandin is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing around the world on autism and livestock handling.

WHEN – Wednesday, April 30, 2014
                  11:30 am – 1:30pm

WHERE - The Brown Palace
                  321 17th St. Denver       

WHY – This annual gathering honors the spirit and values of Bayaud Enterprises and works to spread awareness within the Denver community on employment and the disabled population.

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April 05, 2014

Sales Skills for Non-Sales Professionals Boot Camp

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

Web Site:

Connect, Collaborate and Close More Business

Do you struggle with the idea of selling or being the sales person for your business?

No matter what business or industry you are in, you are also in the business of sales. NOTHING else will bring revenue into your business unless you can close sales, get people to hire you and pay you. Sales are what keep a business in business.

Successful people learn how to sell and do it well. You will increase your chances of success in business by learning the sales process and practice it so it becomes part of your DNA.

If you’re a business owner, sales person or entrepreneur responsible for generating sales and producing results, don’t miss this workshop.

VENT: Sales Skills for Non-Sales Professionals Boot Camp
DATE: April 5, 2014 - Saturday
TIME: 08:30am-12:30pm

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

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

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Connect, Collaborate and Close More Business
SPEAKER: Liz Wendling, Business Consultant, Sales Expert, and Emotional Intelligence Coach

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April 05, 2014

The Colorado Symphony Ball 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: TBD

The Colorado Symphony Ball 2014 will be a memorable event for the cultural and philanthropic communities of Denver. The 2014 event, taking place on Saturday April 5, will highlight the success of the Colorado Symphony, as well as welcome individuals, government officials and corporate representatives to celebrate and raise funds for the Symphony's musicians. The 2014 Ball will include a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment from the unparalled musicians of the Colorado Symphony, as well as an exhilarating after party.

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April 09, 2014


Time: 11:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Cherry Creek, Denver 44 Cook Street, Suite 100 Denver CO 80206

Web Site: HTTP://

An educational workshop titled "Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income" has been scheduled for April 9, 2014 at 11 AM. The workshop will be preseneted by Sugden Wealth Management and held at our office 44 Cook St Suite 100, Denver CO 80206.

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime.

Questions boomers are asking include:

  •  Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  •  How can I maximize my benefits?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?

To help baby boomers better understand the Social Security system, this workshop will cover: 

  • 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits
  • When it makes sense to delay benefits -- and when it does not
  • Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy
  • How to estimate your benefits
  •  How to coordinate benefits with your spouse
  •  How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
  • How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Individuals may reserve space by calling 303-398-7031 or emailing

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April 10, 2014

Free Executive Briefing - What You Can Do Today to Save Your Company Tomorrow

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Denver Athletic Club

Web Site:

During this Executive Briefing, Disaster Planning & Business Recovery expert Chris Corbett will discuss how most companies are not prepared to survive a disaster, great or small, and what you can do now to help ensure you don’t lose revenue, customers, and your business in the future.

When talking about disasters – earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes first come to mind. However, these are not the only tragedies that happen that can cause your company to lose access to your data, causing your business operations to come to a screeching halt. Disasters also come in the form of power surges, equipment failures, employee error, and the list goes on. And time lost not being able to service your customers can have a devastating effect on your bottom line.

You will hear examples from other companies’ successes and failures, and what you need to do to put into place a disaster and business recovery plan that will mitigate the effects of any disaster on your ability to quickly resume your business operations.

There is no cost to attend this Executive Briefing.

Attendees will receive:

- An informative presentation, open discussion, and question and answer period.

- Full breakfast buffet.

- Follow-up consultation regarding your own business’s disaster and business recovery plan – free of charge.

- Complimentary whitepaper with additional information regarding disaster preparation and business recovery.

- Entry into a random drawing for the chance to win a Microsoft Surface 2.

Space is limited. Register at:, or call 303.773.6464 by Monday, April 7. Invitees will receive a follow-up Microsoft Outlook email invite with additional information.

- See more at:

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April 10, 2014

Glass Half Full

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: McNichols Building at 144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock in Civic Center Park) Denver, Colorado 80202

Web Site:

Event Overview

Greenhouse Scholars is hosting its annual Glass Half Full wine tasting and auction, presented by FirstBank at Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building on April 10, 2014. The non-profit organization supports extraordinary yet under-resourced college students, changing the trajectory of the lives of the Scholars and their families, and communities around the globe. All proceeds raised through the event will directly support Greenhouse Scholars' Colorado students.

The evening will feature Denver’s best food & drink. Guests will enjoy food from TAG, Sushi Hai, Root Down, Linger, and Pinche Taqueria, paired perfectly with drinks from The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Leopold Brothers, Breckenridge Distillery, and Liquor Mart. Live and silent auctions will feature an array of exciting items.

Event Details

• What: Glass Half Full, a wine tasting, auction and culinary event to raise funds for Greenhouse Scholars

• When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (mountain time)

• Who: The event is open to the general public, ages 21 and older

• Participating Food & Drink Purveyors: Breckenridge Distillery, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Leopold Brothers, Linger, Liquor Mart, Pinche Taqueria, Root Down, Sushi Hai, and TAG.

• Tickets: $150 each; registration is now open and tickets can be purchased at

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April 11, 2014

Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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

Web Site:

Calling all pinball wizards and classic arcade gamers! Over 36 hours and three amazing days April 11-13 with over 125 free pinball and arcade video games to play -- No Quarters Needed. Play games, participate in tournaments for all ages and skill levels, view movies, attend seminars, and buy and sell games and parts. This gameroom festival attracts collectors, hobbyists, the best players in the word, and people who just want to have some pinball and arcade gaming fun. Bumpers, Flippers, and Shifters Hot Rod Car Show is Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free.

2014 Show Dates and Times
• Fri., April 11: 11 am - midnight
• Sat., April 12:  9 am - midnight
• Sun., April 13:  9 am - 5 pm

Admission - Register at the door April 11-13
• $25 per day adult; $65 adult 3-day pass
• $15 per day kids (7-12 years); $35 kids 3-day pass
• Kids 6 and under, FREE

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April 17, 2014

Rocky Mountain Green Conference 2014

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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

Web Site:


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Colorado Chapter hosts the Rocky Mountain Green 2014 Conference, a two-day conference that will explore green building issues from net zero energy to tactical urbanism and beyond. 2 Day Attendees can earn up to 10 GBCI CE hours.

• Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, USGBC Colorado
• Matthew Quint Redmond, co-founder, TSR Group
• Cliff Lind, Planner, Landscape Architect at Otak
• Don Saal, Program Director at Architectural Energy Corporation
• Sheri Sanzone, Principal at Bluegreen
• Peter D’Antonio, President at PCD Engineering
• Phillip Saieg, Technical Services, McKinstry

As construction activity returns to pre-recession highs, green buildings continue to provide jobs at every professional level including construction managers, carpenters, electricians, architects, truck drivers and cost estimators. With 124 LEED certified projects in 2013 and over 8 million square feet of LEED space certified, the Centennial State is a leader in the green building movement. Learn more about the latest trends from Colorado’s green building leaders.

Thursday, April 17-Friday, April 18

The Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center location achieved LEED® Silver certification on July 21, 2011. It is the first hotel in the City of Denver and the first within the Embassy Suites brand to have earned this prestigious certification for sustainable building design, construction and operations.

For more information or to register, please visit

For media credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon at or 303-455-9292.

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April 18, 2014

Denver Social Media: Increasing Customer Loyalty and Referrals

Time: 7:30 am - 11:59 pm

Location: South Metro Denver Chamber Offices & Conference Center

Web Site:

This year, we’ve talked about social media’s role in:

• Generating new leads and attracting new customers

• Converting leads to sales

• Customer Retention strategies
Now, let’s go one level deeper and understand more about the role social media plays in creating “brand loyalty” and generating referrals from those clients and customers we’ve successfully brought through our sales funnel.

Join us as always for structured knowledge exchange led by Webolutions, professional networking, speed tips and of course, breakfast treats from My Favorite Muffin and Peet's Coffee SouthGlenn.

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April 23, 2014

2014 Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: The McNichols Building - 144 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202

Web Site:

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 second annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards presentation - recognizing Colorado's top manufactured products as selected by magazine editors, event sponsors, and partners.

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Registration
1:30pm - 2:45pm: B2B Lounge
2:45pm - 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Panel of Peers Discussion
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Colorado Manufacturing Awards
4:30pm - 6:00pm: Reception with Hors D'oeuvres and Drinks

Participants of the B2B Lounge will be eligible for Made in Colorado Giveaways - donated by MADE 250 Companies.

**Registration closes on Monday, April 21, 2014.**

If tickets have not sold out, they will be available at the door on Wednesday, April 23 for $79; however, attendees must be registered beforehand to participate in the B2B Lounge.

For more information contact Daron Linton: or 303.662.5256

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners!

Presenting Sponsors: BKD and Citywide Banks

Premier Sponsors: Footers Catering and Yellowdog Printing

Partners: Denver Office of Economic Development, CAMA, CCIA, Colorado Manufacturing Initiative, Something Independent and Colorado BioScience Association

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April 24, 2014

Regis Executive Speaker Series: Customer Connections in a New Economy

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Regis DTC Campus, Fiddlers Green Circle Centennial CO

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RMIMA with Regis University School of Management Executive Series
April 24, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon $59
Regis University, Tech Center Campus 6380 Fiddlers Green Circle
Customer Connections in the New Economy

In the nineteen hundreds we enjoyed direct connections with our customers. 
We could meet them face-to-face or chat on the phone and use email to establish a personal connection.  That all changed a decade ago with the mass adoption of the World Wide Web, a good change.  We could offer more services for less money, but the customer connection changed.  How do we build relationships, promote our products and services, and prepare for an uncertain and rapidly changing future? Global relationship specialist Robert Curtis Smith and others will give us actionable answers to these questions.

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April 25, 2014

North Metro Denver Citizens’ Transportation Summit

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Oxford Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Web Site:

Learn about an alternative vision and see why a re-route of I-70 and a Boulevard would work. Speaker John Norquist (CEO & President of Congress for the New Urbanism) and Peter Swift (Progressive engineer with Swift and Associates) will detail how removing the highway means less cost than preferred alternatives supported by CDOT and the City, preservation and protection of Elyria, Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods, grand entry for the Queen City of the Plains and more.

April 25, 1-5pm

Oxford Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Please call Steve Kinney at 303-475-8200 for more information.

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April 29, 2014

FREE Colorado Commercial Real Estate Seminar

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Xcel Energy, 1800 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Web Site: HTTP://

FREE Colorado Commercial Real Estate Seminar
Funding Solutions for Your Energy Efficiency Investment

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Xcel Energy, 1800 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Learn how to take advantage of special technical and financial assistance that uncovers REAL energy-saving opportunities while earning increased rebates for making improvements.

RSVP today!

Visit for program information.

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April 30, 2014

7th Annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Denver Marriott City Center

Web Site:

7th Annual Colorado Culture of Health

Join us for the 7th Annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference on April 30th at the Denver Marriott City Center. This full- day conference is dedicated to helping employers design value-based beneifts and health-management programs.

Attendees will have the ability to attend a wide variety of educational sessions that address a range of issues- from developing a basic wellness program to creating an advanced wellness initiative with top-level management buy-in.

Speakers include wellness experts from the Colorado School of Public Health, Pinnacol Assurance, U.S. Centers of Disease Control, the Anschutz Wellness Center and leaders from employers such as CoBiz Financial and Denver Water, that have implemented successful wellness programs.


Please visit for a full list of speakers and break-out sessions. We hope to see you there.

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