Weekly News from COBRT - October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018
On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Alliance Air Charter partnered with Operation Airdrop to fly a trip to deliver life-saving supplies to Maxton, NC, an area that was hard-hit and remains flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Shorts Pilot in Command, Alex Clark, and First Officer, Kevin Rasch, flew the Shorts aircraft. According to Clark, Hurricane Florence presented some unique challenges to delivering supplies into the area, including having to utilize boats to unload some of the donated supplies from aircraft.Operation Airdrop has had "some major aircraft donated... but the aircraft are not configured for freight and were unable to land in the space the Shorts was able to operate in. Alliance helped because the runway and ramp space was limited due to water. The town ration center was out of water, so the Shorts was able to stack and deliver literal tons of clean drinking water to this community along with some hot meals, hygiene products, diapers, insulin, first aid kits, etc. The local mayor and fire department unloaded us in their personal pick up trucks [for supplies] to be taken and distributed immediately."

One of the core values at the CAP Family of Companies has always been to be socially responsible and a good neighbor, and we have had a long-time focus on helping the communities in which we operate and our employees live, as well as helping those in need throughout the world.

The Colorado Business Roundtable believes in the power of being a champion. We are going to recognize Colorado's champions in collaboration, partnerships, the business community and who go the extra mile to help make the business ecosystem of Colorado stronger. We welcome your nominations in the following categories:
  • Aerospace
  • Education and Workforce
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hospitality and Lodging
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Technology
  • Tourism and Outdoor Recreation
The deadline for nomination forms is October 26, 2018.

Trade ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada have reached a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration announced late Sunday night. The new pact, which is being called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is a major step toward completing one of Trump's signature campaign promises and gives the president a concrete policy win to tout on the campaign trail this fall. It also sets the stage for what is sure to be a high-stakes fight to get the agreement passed by Congress before it can become law. 

The economic outlook among Business Roundtable CEOs remained strong in the third quarter of 2018 according to results of Q3 2018 Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey. However, the Q3 CEO Economic Outlook Index - a composite of CEO expectations for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months - decreased slightly as business leaders experience uncertainty and negative effects from the Administration's actions on trade. 

Thank you Wings Over the Rockies for inviting Colorado Business Roundtable to a viewing of your new exhibit "Above and Beyond". It was very interactive and we enjoyed learning more about aerospace and aviation. Go see if for yourself at Wings Over the Rockies. The exhibit is now open to the public. 
For 16 years, the State Business Tax Climate Index has been the standard for legislators and taxpayers to understand how their state's tax code compares to the rest of the country and how it can be improved. While there are many ways to show how much state governments collect in taxes, the Index is designed to show how well states structure their tax systems and provides a a road map for improvement. Check out the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index to see where Colorado stands. 

In testimony Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, Business Roundtable Senior Vice President and Counsel Maria Ghazal highlighted three ways Congress could improve federal regulations and permitting: systematic reforms of the process in which the federal government produces regulations and guidance documents; reducing widespread jurisdictional overlaps among regulatory agencies; and expediting environmental review and other approval processes for major infrastructure projects. Ghazal stressed the importance of passing the Regulatory Accountability Act (S.951) to codify many of the Administration's process reforms. The hearing by the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management was chaired by Senator James Lankford (R-OK).
Join Colorado State University-Global Campus and the Colorado Business Roundtable for "Cybersecurity Threats in the Future: What every organizational leader needs to know." The event will be Tuesday, October 30 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at History Colorado Center.

Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving. Hear from top companies about the cybersecurity challenges they have faced, solutions their companies took to overcome cyber threats, and how they believe businesses can prepare their workforce to effectively address the current and future cyber challenges ahead.

The keynote speaker is Criss Bradbury, senior manager in the cyber risk services department at Deloitte. Panelists are from Microsoft, IBM, AT&T and more.

The president of Colorado State University is stepping down in July, when he will begin working full time as the chancellor of the CSU system. Tony Frank has been president of CSU for a decade, overseeing record enrollment and donations and campus construction. In 2015, chancellor duties were added. 

Join the Public Affairs Committee and the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce to learn about critical ballot initiatives that affect women in business in Colorado and hear from both sides of the issues. This is an educational event meant to inform women and men in the business community to make informed decisions come this November. 

The event is Tuesday, October 2nd from 5 pm to 7 pm at Molson Coors Downtown Denver Tap Room. 

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  http://www.cobrt.com/radio-podcast and on your favorite podcast app the day after live airing.

Stream or Download These Recent Episodes

See all at our events page and use this contact form to add yours!
Ballot Issues: What You Need to Know - Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

Annual Technical Symposium - AIAA - Rocky Mountain Section


10/29/18 - 10/30/18
Future of Mining Americas - Mining Magazine and Mining Journal

Spreading Wings Gala - Wings Over the Rockies
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