Zach Warkentin named Volunteer Attorney of the Year

Warkentin won the award at the recent CBCA Business for the Arts Awards

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 won the PNC Bank Cultural Leadership Award at the recent CBCA Business for the Arts Awards

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.

Inside RFTA's artistic transformation of the Rio Grande Trail

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority was a 2020 CBCA Business for the Arts Awards honoree

RFTA manages the largest portion of the Rio Grande Trail, which runs from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and serves as a multi-use trail, protected from vehicular traffic. The transportation authority transformed one mile of the trail into the ArtWay, which was created in collaboration with 250 locals, artists, designers, architects and businesses.

America's Mattress of Western Colorado honored for its support of the arts

America’s Mattress of Western Colorado was a 2020 CBCA Business for the Arts Awards honoree

America’s Mattress of Western Colorado was honored for its unique support of Weehawken Creative Arts, a creative arts organization serving Ouray and Montrose Counties. America’s Mattress went above and beyond its financial support of the organization to provide logistics support for its many performances.

Anythink Libraries inspires creativity in Adams County

Anythink Libraries were a 2020 CBCA Business for the Arts Awards honoree

Anythink Libraries are not your average libraries. The public library, which has seven branches serving the residents of Adams County, transformed ten years ago to become an “experience library.” Anythink Libraries were honored by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts for its activation of this transformation.

A look at the 2020 economy and key risks to Colorado businesses

Insights from the Citywide Banks’ Economic Forecast Forum

The United States economy is entering 2020 with some very good momentum. The country is now in the eleventh year of economic expansion, and the economy continues to show a lot of resilience amidst challenges. However, the risk for a recession over the next 18 months is more elevated than any time since 2007. But what does this mean for Colorado businesses?

How to be happy at work

Millennials have changed the workplace dynamics

Happy employees are more productive employees, and research backs this notion up. This article evaluates the four key pillars of workplace happiness — Purpose, engagement, resilience and kindness — and how you can implement them into your workplace.

Taylor Merritt builds on grandparents’ grit and entrepreneurship

Taylor Merritt is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2020

Photo by Jeff Nelson. Taylor Merritt, 36 CEO | Merritt Aluminum Products Co. Fort Lupton Every day, Taylor Merritt builds on the work his grandparents started, honoring his family values of grit and entrepreneurship. Merritt Aluminum Products, spun off from a sister company in 2016, increased profit by 27% in 2018 under Merritt’s leadership. Ensuring a winning company culture has…