Weekly News from COBRT
August 29, 2017
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. 

The Colorado Business Roundtable believes in the power of collaboration. We are going to recognize Colorado's leaders in collaboration, partnerships, and going the extra mile to help make the business ecosystem of Colorado stronger on December 7th with keynote speaker Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup. 

To nominate a company or organization who has demonstrated collaboration, please fill out this form

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today called for a mix of voluntary efforts by the oil and gas industry coupled with new laws to be passed by the Legislature to help ward off future disasters like April's deadly home explosion in Weld County that was caused by a leaking natural gas pipeline. 

Hickenlooper, in his office at the state Capitol, also called for the state to impose new regulations. The goal, he said, is make communities and workplaces safer. 

Colorado's approach to implementing the Swiss system in Colorado needs to start as a grassroots effort that works its way to the top. That's one key takeaway Martin Dahinden, the Swiss ambassador to the U.S., said he wants to drive home to business and education leaders trying to implement his country's education model in Colorado. 

Please join us on December 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in helping recognize leaders in Colorado and come listen to our keynote speaker, Jim Clifton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gallup , discuss his view of business collaboration. Early bird registration is available for the awards luncheon until September 30th. 
House Speaker Paul Ryan Pitches Tax Reform Plan to Boeing Workers
House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to a group of Boeing employees during a town hall style Q&A on tax reform on Thursday morning. "We are taxing this business, these planes, your jobs in this country at a much higher tax rate than other our foreign competitors tax there's." Ryan said a complete overhaul of the tax code is something he's dreamed of for a long time, and he doesn't want to let this once-in-a-generation opportunity go to waste. 

The Colorado initiative, officially launching this month, will place 116 high school juniors in state and industry sponsored apprenticeship programs. CareerWise will train students in professional fields such as IT, advanced manufacturing, business operations, and financial services while they simultaneously earn their high school diplomas and college credit. 

Denver Scholarship Foundation has announced that Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, will headline its Annual Gala, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. An exclusive VIP event will begin at 5:30 p.m., as well as a General Reception; the dinner and program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss out on securing your sponsorship for the Collaboration in Industry Awards Luncheon on December 7th. With particular sponsorships you may receive tickets to a private dinner with keynote speaker, Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup.  
EasyMile, the French maker of driverless shuttles, will open its U.S. headquarters this fall at the Panasonic campus near the Denver International Airport. 

The company, which teamed with the Regional Transportation District to demonstrate its autonomous EZ10 shuttles in Denver last week, is waiting for the renovation of a 6,000 square-foot office and warehouse space to be completed. 

America's outdated tax system has produced slow economic growth. We have one of the highest tax rates in the world. American companies are disappearing along with good-paying jobs. 

We need a plan to make America competitive again. Urge Congress to create opportunities for American companies and workers by passing pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform. Tell them we can't wait any longer to give American workers the tax reform they deserve. 
The Colorado Solutions Summit is a 3-day bootcamp designed to support Colorado-based startups through curated mentoring teams and workshops. Hosted in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Project X-ITE at the University of Denver created the COSS as a way to support Colorado-based companies that are working to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Colorado Solutions Summit will kick off on October 26 at a reception at the University of Denver, featuring Megan Smith, the former US Chief Technology Officer under President Obama. In 2015, Ms. Smith, in partnership with the UN Foundation and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Services launched the UN Solutions Summit to highlight global entrepreneurs working on the SDGs. 

Senator Gardner and Senator Bennet discuss the oil and gas industry at COGA's Energy Summit

Colorado's economic-development office will launch a pilot program aiming to create consultancies at statewide companies for liberal-arts students at local colleges in order to get them more workforce ready. 

The "Linked" effort will launch as a $350,000 pilot program this year, with Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Leaders aiming to turn it into a full-time program and seek funding from grants and the business community next year, said Anna Ewing, chief operating office for the office. 

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