Connect & Collaborate Hosts for January 16-20, 2017

January 16 – Greg Bashaw – Colorado MicroBusiness Alliance
Greg Bashaw is Executive Director of the Colorado MicroBusiness Alliance (CMBA), which is both a resource and a voice for tiny businesses. Greg’s guest is a legal resource in the business community. His guest is attorney Justin Vaughn who works with several small businesses and is the former Board Chair of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce. They will discuss issues that concern microbusinesses.

January 17 – Jeff Wasden, COBRT – Manufacturing in Colorado     
Colorado Business Roundtable brings attention to manufacturing in Colorado. We will talk with leaders in manufacturing in our state and share the importance of workforce development in the manufacturing industry. From Colorado Community College System, we'll be joined by Sarah Heath, Assistant Provost - State Career and Technical Education Director and Jennifer Jasinowski, Program Director for Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences. We’ll also tell you about the Manufacturing Matters event to be held January 25, where we’ll launch the statewide manufacturing coalition, Dream It Do It Colorado with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne.

January 18 – Doug Draper – Denver Transportation Club
Doug Draper, Committee Chairman for Operation Stimulus, tells us about the upcoming 36th annual logistics conference, The Future of Transportation: Work Smarter, Not Harder. Coming up February 2-4, 2017, the conference brings undergraduate students from schools across North America to Denver to participate in a case completion. Together with the Denver Transportation Club, Operation Stimulus awards the Terry Priest Scholarship to deserving students through its endowment and continuing support from sponsors.  

January 19 – Paul Bergman – Denver Export Assistance Center  
Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service – Denver Export Assistance Center, joins us as a guest host. Paul introduces us to key players in Denver who work together to help make exporting easy and profitable for businesses of all sizes.

January 20 – Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado
Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado, joins us to discuss the importance of energy production in our state. His guests will be Scott Prestidge, Director, Energy Industry at Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and Brian Payer, Program Manager for Strategic Operations at Sphera and co-chair of the Colorado Energy Coalition’s Resource Rich Colorado Committee. They'll discuss Resource Rich Colorado, Metro Denver EDC's annual study measuring Colorado's competitive position in the oil, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, alternative-fuel vehicles and sustainability sectors of the energy industry.

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