Connect & Collaborate Hosts for December 26-30, 2016

December 26 – Anna Ewing – COIN
Tune in to hear Anna Ewing, Executive Director of the Colorado Innovation Network, interview Kelly Manning, State Director for the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network. Kelly will discuss the state of Colorado small business ecosystem and the variety of programs the State SBDC Network provides to support entrepreneurs and grow Colorado small businesses. 

December 27 – Valerie Sanders – WeatherCall
Valerie Sanders from WeatherCall Services joins us to discuss WeatherCall as well as facts about the weather industry, how much science is involved in the forecasts, and the advances in technology that WeatherCall can provide to keep you safe in nasty weather. Tune in to hear some great stories at both local and national levels about life-saving calls from the service WeatherCall provides.

December 28 – Jeff Krebs and Lauren Beede – Make-A-Wish Colorado
Make-A-Wish Colorado helps to fulfill the wishes of kids facing life-threatening medical conditions. Jeff Krebs and Lauren Beede, Associate Directors of Philanthropy, will talk with Justin Vaughn of Vaughn Law Offices, Kevin Mohr of Eide Bailly and Keith Barton of California Pizza Kitchen – all sponsors of the Make-A-Wish Wish Store event. The Wish Store is an annual Make-A-Wish Colorado tradition where approximately 350 “wish children” shop for holiday gifts for their family members. Sponsors contributed financially and also provided volunteers to work the event. 

December 29 – Bill Symonds – Global Pathways
Jeff Wasden, President of the Colorado Business Roundtable, hosts today’s show with a guest appearance from Bill Symonds from the Global Pathways Institute. Bill explains why millennials no longer feel that the “American Dream” is a viable path for young adults and what Global Pathways is doing to provide high-quality pathways for economic independence for all youth.

December 30 – Rick Barrera – Heart Led Leadership
Rick Barrera joins us to share his network of incredible leaders and speakers from the Center for Heart Led Leadership. His guest is Jim Hodges, who has an impressive medical background and is currently working at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Jim has met many people in his career including the Dalai Lama. One thing that all of the fascinating people he’s met have in common is a natural curiosity and tend to be futuristic thinkers. Tune in to hear more riveting stories. 

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