CWCC: Champions of Change

Kristen Blessman, President of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and all-around Wonder Woman pops into the studio again to recap the State of Women in Business Luncheon and to talk about the upcoming Champions of Change event. Champions of Change is centered around awarding companies that are actively making a difference for female leaders in our community. Celebrate these winners on November 7, at 5:00 p.m. at the Infinity Park Event Center.

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Barber-Nichols and Workforce Development

Dan Thoren, President and Matthew Malone, Project Manager at Barber-Nichols Inc. sit down with us to talk workforce development. When it comes to engineering and manufacturing, a large company isn’t always the best fit when looking for employment. BNI prides themselves on the fact that every one of their 130+ employees makes a difference, and these employees feel it, too.

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How Are Schools Funded?

Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. Today’s episode is centered around school funding. Special guests include Lisa Weil, Executive Director of Great Education Colorado and Glenn McClain, Superintendent of Platte Valley School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about how Colorado schools are funded, as well as why you should vote yes on Proposition CC.

Feel free to reach out to any of our guests: Michelle Murphy mmurphy@coruralalliance.org Kirk Banghart kbanghart@generationschools.org Denille LePlatt LePlatt_D@cde.state.co.us

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Creating a Great Place to Work: Family Business

Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second generation business, Footers Catering, as well as his perspective on company culture. Despite Anthony owning a family business himself, he brings on Melodie Polidori of the Polidori Sausage empire to talk about the journey that is working for a family owned business.

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Partnership: CSU Global and Aurora Public Schools

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President and CEO of CSU Global and Rico Munn, Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools join us in studio to talk about their recent partnership aimed to increase access to high-quality, affordable and career-relevant education. CSU Global is leasing a new building from APS as its new headquarters, and APS can choose to utilize lease payments in a variety of ways including scholarship opportunities for APS students to earn a college degree after graduating from high school. CSU Global is providing significant tuition discounts for APS graduates, staff, and faculty as well. Tune in to learn how two tenacious leaders completed this innovative project to help better the Aurora community and workforce as a whole.

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Census 2020

Colorado Business Roundtable President and ReadyNation member, Jeff Wasden invites Rosemary Rodriguez of Together We Count to the studio to talk about the 2020 census. While we know that this information is gathered every 10 years, we find out just how important it is for you to report your information. Learn how this impacts both government and business.

Please be aware that census takers will NEVER ask for money, your social security number, your birthdate, or your citizenship status.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Managing Director of Colorado Workforce Development Council sits down with us to focus on National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Joining Lee are Kristin Corash, Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Marilee Boylan, Chair of the State Rehabilitation Council. Tune in as Kristin shares more on the Shining Stars of VR and Marilee explains the Employment First Advisory Partnership. Find their 2018 report here.

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The Great Senate Race: Angela Williams

Colorado Business Roundtable and Denver Business Journal present a new series, The Great Senate Race where we interview candidates vying for coveted seats in the Senate for the 2020 election. Our first guest in this series is Colorado Senator, Angela Williams. Learn why Williams thinks she’s the best person for the job. Don’t forget to tweet us your questions!

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Select Communications with Jason Price

Jason Price, COO of Select Communications sits down with us to talk about the entrepreneurial spirit, how “failing fast” isn’t always the best advice, and how his company is your personal shopper for IT services.

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Leadership: Whole Brain Empowerment

Dr. Ethan Raath of Highwire Leadership joins us to talk about the remarkable concept of whole brain empowerment. Whole brain performance utilizes the Neethling Brain Instruments to help leaders and teams uncover preferences for work and life that lead to greater satisfaction and performance.

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Creating a Great Place to Work: Entrepreneurship

Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second generation business, Footers Catering, and shares his perspective on company culture. Anthony’s guest is Rene Hosman, Owner of Cāk and Rebel Bread. Rene shares her insight on “young” entrepreneurialism, how to ensure that your investors share your company’s values, and learning to balance life and work.

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Women in Leadership

Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. Today’s episode is centered around women in leadership. Special guests include Carrie Yantzer, Director of Professional Learning and Operations at Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), and Linda Reed, Superintendent at Archuleta School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about the importance of diverse leadership in rural education.

Feel free to reach out to any of our guests: Michelle Murphy mmurphy@coruralalliance.org Kirk Banghart kbanghart@generationschools.org Denille LePlatt LePlatt_D@cde.state.co.us

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The 3rd Annual Succeeds Prize Event

Danny McCormick, Project Manager with Colorado Succeeds returns to the studio to talk about the 3rd Annual Succeeds Prize event. Colorado Succeeds has partnered with 9News and mindSpark Learning to help celebrate educators across Colorado. Danny digs into the details about the event itself, but also advises us on how your school can get involved.

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Denver Startup Week: Tips & Tricks from General Assembly

The eighth annual Denver Startup Week kicks off on Monday, September 16. DSW is an entrepreneurial celebration, and is the largest free event of its kind, in the world. For the 3rd year in a row, General Assembly is hosting several events throughout the week; and as Regional Director, Adele McCarthy-Beauvais says, you could attend events from Monday morning through Friday afternoon on their campus, and stay stimulated the entire time.

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The State of Women in Business

Kristen Blessman, President of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce jumps in the hot seat to talk about CWCC’s upcoming signature event, The State of Women in Business. Kristen fills us in on the agenda for the event, but also speaks candidly about the current gender equality issue many businesses are facing. Registration is due by September 20!

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Workforce Development Month

Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Managing Director at Colorado Workforce Development Council drops in to talk about Workforce Development Month, and its impact on Coloradans, as well as new work and innovations taking place around workforce development. Joining Lee is Joe Barela, Executive Director at Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Jessica Valand, Director, Northwest Workforce Area, at Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium, and Kat Douglas, Director, at the Community and Workforce Development Division of Jefferson County. Find the full agenda for Workforce Month events here.

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Enlightened Inclusion with Merry Carole Powers

Merry Carole Powers, business author, diversity development expert and the founder of Enlightened Inclusion a new Colorado company designed to create more conscious and collaborative corporate cultures in which all people can thrive. Merry Carole has worked with executives and employees in organizations ranging from Siemens to the U.S. Olympic Committee and can share insights on mentorship, diversity and gender collaboration that can inform and inspire readers on these topics amid our changing times.

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The Whistling Hare Distillery

Sandy Rothe, owner of the Whistling Hare Distillery speaks about his entrepreneurial spirit over spirits with us. Sandy took over the distillery a few years ago, with an intention of creating a Napa-Valley-like experience for the Whistling Hare. While that dream is under way, in the meantime, you can visit for a tour, tasting, or even book a small event.

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Creating a Great Place to Work: People

Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second generation business, Footers Catering, and shares his perspective on company culture. Anthony’s guest is Steve Sanchez of the Harrisburg, PA-based JDK Group. Anthony and Steve dive into how developing your employees can create a great place to work.

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Marijuana Tax Revenue

Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. Today’s episode is centered around the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) Grant Program, which is partially funded by the marijuana tax. Special guests include Kathy Gebhardt, BEST Board Chair and George Welsh, Superintendent of the Cañon City School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about building excellent schools today.

Feel free to reach out to any of our guests: Michelle Murphy mmurphy@coruralalliance.org Kirk Banghart kbanghart@generationschools.org Denille LePlatt LePlatt_D@cde.state.co.us

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