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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 11/2014

November 05, 2014

Colorado Technology Association APEX Awards

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center- 650 14th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

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Join us in honoring 2014 APEX award nominees at the 14th annual awards gala on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.

Award nominations have been submitted for nine APEX award categories. Nominees for 2014 APEX Awards include more than 43 companies and 28 individuals from across Colorado. At the APEX Awards, we recognize Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators.

The awards to be given in 2014 include: Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement, Technology Startup Company of the Year, Technology Company of the Year, Technology Project of the Year, Chief Information Officer of the Year, Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology Teacher of the Year, Technology Advocate of the Year and Woman in Tech of the Year.

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November 05, 2014

2014 JCC Annual Dinner

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel 1750 Welton Street Denver, CO 80202

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Honoring Our Past Presidents and Presenting the Gerald S. Gray Service and Leadership Award. 

For table and ticket information contact Lindsey Rabinowitz at

or (303)-316-6324 or visit

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November 12, 2014

CO-LABS 6th Annual 2014 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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 Join us on November 12th for the 6th Annual 2014 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research. The prestigious celebration:

    Recognizes the achievement and global impact of some of Colorado’s top federal scientists and the leadership and excellence of the state’s federal  labs
    Provides a unique opportunity to connect with Colorado’s leading scientists, lab directors, business leaders and policymakers in an informal and celebratory setting
    Highlights the labs and their important role in science and technology innovation and their significant contribution to the state economy
    Helps fund CO-LABS programs that support the labs through advocacy, collaboration and public education

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November 13, 2014

So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur?

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 4760 Walnut St, Ste 106 Boulder,CO

Web Site: HTTP://

Red Idea Partners, Consulting and Venture Works, a locally-owned, Boulder-based company, is offering a full-day workshop for idea-phase or established entrepreneurs passionate about thriving in their industry

So You Wanna’ Be An Entrepreneur? is offered Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and concludes with a cocktail hour from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. The one-day only workshop is offered at the office of Red Idea Partners located in Suite 106 at 4760 Walnut St., Boulder, CO. Class is strictly limited in size for the one-day cost of $295. Register by calling Alexandra Gardner at Red Idea Partners at 720-287-136

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November 13, 2014

From Soldier to CEO: A VET-preneur Happy Hour

Time: 4:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: Innovation Pavilion

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VET-preneurs a group of veteran entrepreneurs are having a happy hour/panel discussion on the journey from being a soldier to CEO. 
The event will include  number of successful veterans who started their own business. They will be sharing their best practices.

Snack and drinks will be provided.

Panel experts to be announced.

Please email Media at if you have any questions.

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November 13, 2014

2014 Annual IECRM Business Dinner & Board of Directors Election

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Crystal Peak Ballroom, 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt, Denver

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This event is for IECRM members only.

The IECRM Business Dinner is an annual celebration for the individuals and businesses that make up the IECRM trade association. During the dinner, guests will hear brief speeches from the 2015 Board of Director nominees, and then cast their vote.

Sponsor a contractor!
Consider buying a ticket or table for your top clients.

This year’s dinner will take place at the Grand Hyatt (see address below).

This event is a way for IECRM member companies to get together in a warm atmosphere and celebrate each other. It is a coming together to reflect on the past year’s events and milestones, and to start planning for new business opportunities in 2015.

Visit our webpage below for more information.

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November 14, 2014

USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit

Time: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location: University of Denver - Sturm Hall - 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver, CO 80208

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What: More than 400 K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders, policy makers, students, parents and green building industry professionals are expected to attend USGBC Colorado’s Green Schools Summit for a discussion on the future of education and how it is shifting, to be held at the University of Denver on Friday, November 14. Now in its eighth year, the focus of the Summit will be how to design, build and maintain 21st-century schools, with the ultimate goal of greening Colorado’s schools within one generation.

Who: Sharon Alton, Executive Director, USGBC Colorado; Patti Mason, Associate Director, USGBC Colorado; Dr. John Medina, New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules; Karl Fisch, creator of Shift Happens; Robert Matshculat, Edutecture, LLC; Margaret Ann Kinsey, Nonehshe Architecture, LLC; Matt Throop, Weld County School District 6; David Kahn, University of Colorado Boulder Program in Environmental Design; Cathy Bellem, Anderson Mason Dale Architects; Louise Chawla, University of Colorado Boulder; Kelly Keena, Mapleton Public Schools; Ghita Carroll, Sustainability Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District; Suzanne Belmont, University of Colorado Boulder; Grant Euler, JeffCo Schools; Mattea Juengel, Abraham Lincoln High School; Drew Adams, Principal of Roaring Fork High School, Carbondale; Hadley Hentschel, Agricultural Biology and Environmental Sciences teacher, Roaring Fork High School; Cyrus Weinberger, Principal at Red Hawk Elementary School; Anne LaPlante, Principal of Summit Elementary School; Jeni Cross, PhD, Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University.

When: Friday, November 14, 2014; 7:30am-6:00pm

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November 20, 2014

Colorado Technology Association APEX Conference

Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Downtown Denver -1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

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Designed for creative encounter and collaboration, the APEX Conference is the technology industry’s opportunity to join together to celebrate successes, spark innovation, create connections, introduce productive disruption and discover opportunities. The conference is the evolution of more than 10 years of innovative thinking, engaging speakers, trend analysis and phenomenal energy.

In 2014, the conference will focus on fueling Colorado’s economy through technology. How is your company doing that? How are you contributing personally? We all play a role in growth within our respective organizations through leadership, innovation and culture. You are encouraged to invite your whole team to participate in this day of thought leadership.

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November 20, 2014

16th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Festival in Denver

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: McNichols Civic center, 144 W Colfax Avenue Denver Co 80202

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16th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine & Food Festival, fun and dynamic evening with elegant wine, foods and entertainments  on  Thursday, November 20 from 5:30 to 9:30pm. 

The public is invited to indulge in a variety of French wines and also an abundance of gourmet appetizers, entrees, cheeses and desserts from over 20 of Colorado's finest chefs.  Celebrate the arrival of the “Beaujolais Nouveau”and vote for your favorite chef in the Culinary Competition The event gathers over 600 French-American business leaders, francophiles and food/wine enthusiasts. 

Sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce. $60 to $70 p.p. in advance or $80 at the door

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November 25, 2014

WordPress Training Bootcamp

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Southglenn Library, Room A

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    Start 2015 off with a new skill that is highly-marketable!

    Are you ready to learn WordPress?

    WordPress is the Earth's most popular Content Management System that powers the majority of websites on the internet.


    It is used by businesses such as LinkedIn, Flickr, MSNBC, BBC America, the Rolling Stones, Bill Cosby, Katie Couric, and the government of Switzerland, just to name a few!

    Now YOU can learn how to effectively manage a WordPress website in just 4 hours!

    In this training class we take you from beginner to intermediate or advanced WordPress user in only 4 hours.


    This is for those beginning in their understanding of WordPress or completely new to WordPress and want to learn how to create and update content, pages, posts, how and where to find widgets and install some, how to use the Visual Editor toolbar, different types of hosting, what it is, what exactly WordPress is and how to effectively manage and update a typical WordPress website quickly and easily.

    This is not ideal for intermediate or advanced WordPress users.


    Here is what we will cover:

        Introduction to web hosting
        types of web hosting free vs. paid
        types of content management systems and why WordPress
        WordPress Vs. Drupal and Joomla Vs.
        Self-hosting or paid hosting how it works
        WordPress overview
        Understanding user roles in using WordPress (and how to assign them)
        Blogging Basics and understanding how to control commenting ability
        How to create and edit static pages
        How to set them for password protection, privacy or future publication
        How to create and edit posts
        How to set them for password protection, privacy or future publication
        How to add YouTube videos to posts and pages
        How to create a page to contain all blog posts and use the widgets for them
        How to add images and files to pages and posts
        How to find and select the best plugins for your uses
        My top ten favorite, most commonly used plugins for clients
        How and where to find free blogging content, including images for use
        How to use the Visual Editor
        How to use the HTML Editor
        Setting up your profile
        How to control and manage updates
        Backing up your site
        Slugs, tags, and categories
        Creating menus or changing your current one
        Adding links, both internal and external
        Understanding Themes, where to find the best free ones
        Understanding options between free and premium themes
        Understanding the differences between free, premium (paid), and the Genesis/Thesis/Headway themes
        Using widgets and plugins
        Understanding the contact form plugin
        Using Tools
        All settings


    As you can see, this is quite a lot to fit into the time alotted, but it is well worth the learning if you want to advance in WordPress and is the only workshop of its kind in Colorado.


    If time permits: we will have access to a demo or test site that we can set up from scratch as well

Hope to see you there!


    Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
    Please bring tickets or receipts. There is no age limit, but we recommend that attendees purchasing tickets be (at least) 18 and up.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
    There are several free public parking lots available within walking distance with easy accessability.

    What can/can't I bring to the event?
    The best things to bring are: yourself, a willingness to learn, a notepad, several pens and pencils. Some attendees have brought their laptops in past

workshops/classes in order to try out certain procedures during the workshop itself, but it is best to be open to the material and simply take notes for later.

    Will the presentation be available afterward for study?
    Yes! We will make the entire presentation available for temporary download afterward, along with a few surprises for attendees.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    Yes, please bring printed tickets or receipts if you plan to attend.
    What is the refund policy?
    If we need to cancel the event for any reason we will issue full refunds through EventBrite.
    Will we have breaks?
    Yes! The workshop is 4 hours long, so we will take breaks at the top of each hour for approximately 10 minutes for restroom or other breaks.
    What if you don't cover what I want or if I have a question afterward?
    This workshop is for those individuals who are new to WordPress and very little to no technical training is required. It is not for people seeking to become WordPress website developers overnight; it is a starting point for beginners. Attendees will be permitted to submit several questions after the presentation for follow-up, and I will also be available to address non-technical questions.
    The scheduled time and/or date is not convenient for me. Can you help?
    This is an annual, one-time 4 hour workshop. Sorry if the time or date is not convenient for your schedule. We'd love to meet you if you can attend, however.

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