Connect & Collaborate Hosts for October 24-28, 2016

October 24 – Anna Ewing – Colorado Innovation Network
Anna Ewing from the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) joins us along with Dan Powers, the Executive Director of CO-LABS. We’ll discuss the impact of Colorado's federally-funded lab community and CO-LABS' mission related to the labs as well as Colorado’s overall R&D environment and its role in our innovation economy.

October 25 – Barry Gore – Adams County Development Progress  
Barry Gore, President and CEO of Adams County Economic Development, will discuss what we can expect to be developed along I-25, E-470 and out to DIA. Hear about plans for everything from Boulder to Louisville, North Thornton to Brighton and more. Plans include retail, manufacturing, residential and attractions like a new IKEA, Viewhouse and Top Golf.

October 26 – Jeff Krebbs & Lauren Beede – Make-A-Wish Colorado
Make-A-Wish Colorado (MAWCO) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to give them a reprieve from intensive medical care. Jeff Krebbs and Lauren Beede, Associate Directors of Philanthropy with MAWCO, share how you and your business can get involved. We’ll discuss the Star Campaign with three businesses that have committed to raising money and raising spirits.

October 27 – John Lanning – Global MindED
John Lanning of University of Colorado Denver joins us from Global MindED, dedicated to improve diversity, inclusion and access to education. John will talk with a first generation student leader and explore how businesses in Colorado can support, recruit and hire this talented group of emerging leaders.

October 28 – Deborah Jordy and Meredith Badler – Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Deborah Jordy and Meredith Badler join us to discuss the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ biennial Economic Activity Study. The Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture demonstrates the financial and social impact of the arts. We’ll discuss the return on investment for public and private arts support.

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