Weekly News from COBRT
August 1, 2017
Business Roundtable this week welcomed a joint statement of shared principles for tax reform from the "Big Six" Congressional and Administration leaders, calling it an important development toward passage of reform legislation. 

"For the first time, we are seeing joint efforts and agreement among the Administration and House and Senate Republican leadership about the direction that tax reform must take," said Mark Weinberger of EY, Chair of the BRT Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. "Importantly, the release lays out a time frame and process to advance historic tax reform this fall." 

Weinberger highlighted the statement's inclusion of two key BRT priorities for pro-growth reform: a globally competitive U.S. corporate tax rate and a modern international tax system that does not penalize U.S. companies that seek to bring foreign earnings back to the United States. 

Following the tax reform statement by the "Big Six," Business Roundtable today announced an integrated and comprehensive advocacy campaign over the upcoming August Congressional recess that will stress the urgent need for action to reform the broken U.S. tax system. 
White House and congressional leaders officially acknowledged Thursday that a controversial tax on imports would be dropped from tax reform, but otherwise provided no new details on a broader plan they expect to start moving through Congress in the fall. 
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Our society puts CEOs up on a pedestal, and that can go to your head if you buy into that BS. That's a musing of John Hayes, the chairman, CEO and president of Ball Corp-the Broomfield based, 137 year old multinational manufacturer of beverage cans, aerosol cans and aerospace equipment with 75 plants around the world, 18, 450 employees and 2016 revenues of $9.1 billion. 

But Hayes doesn't buy into the C-suite hype - at all. Hayes joined Ball in 1999. He was named COO in 2008, president in 2010, and became CEO and president in 2011. He was elected board chairman in 2013. 
As part of Colorado Business Roundtable's ongoing education and collaboration series, we are honored to host David Avrin, CSP, International Speaker and Author of Visibility Marketing. 

One of the most in-demand Business Marketing /Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP is known as The Visibility Coach. With a surprisingly irreverent and entertaining style, David delivers a profoundly insightful and hard-hitting message to business audiences across North America and around the world. 

David will be joining our on-air radio show broadcast, 1690 KDMT at 4:00 pm and will have the opportunity to speak and connect with attendees afterward from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at a small reception. 

Concerns about timing dominated discussion among Denver city council members Wednesday during the first public airing of Denver International Airport's controversial proposed $1.8 billion, 34-year contract to overhaul the airport's main terminal. 
The average Coloradan likely knows two basic truths about school funding: It's a vitally important and contentious issue, and it's incredibly hard to understand. 

School funding is complex in every state, but arguably more so in Colorado than anywhere else. Why? Because a tangle of state constitutional amendments adopted over the past few decades interact with and conflict with one another in ways that no one foresaw. It doesn't help that our school finance law was lat updated in 1994. 

In this article, Colorado Succeeds is breaking down the basics of school funding in the Centennial State. 
Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University - Global presents at American Legislative Exchange Council
Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, speaks at Pacific NorthWest Economic Region about how we can spur innovation, competitiveness through collaboration, education and sound policy. 
Don't miss out on COGA's 33rd Annual Meeting Luncheon, the largest member only gathering held each year. The event will be held on November 9th, 2017 beginning at 10:30 am with networking and the luncheon starting at 11:30 am. 

Concerns about timing dominated discussion among Denver city council members Wednesday during the first public airing of Denver International Airport's controversial proposed $1.8 billion, 34-year contract to overhaul the airport's main terminal. 
Doing business cross-border and globally is the theme of our forum with President Vicente Fox. Join Global Chamber Denver as President Fox shares his insight and expertise on global business and doing business in Mexico. The event starts August 29th at 3:00 pm until August 31st at 7:00 pm. 

Listen at KDMT 1690 AM Denver's Money Talk from 
4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or   live stream online. Podcasts are available at   www.cobrt.com/radio and on your favorite podcast app the day after live airing.

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