July 18-22 Hosts on Connect and Collaborate

July 18 –  Anthony Lambatos – Footers Catering
Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second-generation busines, and his unique perspective on company culture. Anthony’s guest is Lynnell Epp, President of Plumb Marketing. 

July 19 – Stephanie Veck – Workforce Development Council
As one of COBRT’s partner agencies, CWDC joins us monthly to discuss progress in growing our state’s talent pipeline for a strong future workforce. 

July 20 – Greg Bashaw – Microbusiness Alliance  
Greg Bashaw introduces us to Rob Smith, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute. RMMFI focuses specifically on taking an aspiring entrepreneur from a difficult background and taking them through a detailed “boot camp” to the point where they pitch their idea to a group of investors.  Many, many over the years have received investment funding and gone on to do some incredible things.  

July 21 – Paul Bergman – Department of Commerce
Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service – Denver Export Assistance Center, introduces us to key players in Denver who help make exporting easy and profitable for businesses of all sizes.

July 22 – Robert Cresanti – International Franchise Association   
Robert Cresanti, the President and CEO of the International Franchise Association, will join us to discuss Colorado’s franchise industry. Denver is a hotbed of franchisers -- there are nearly 40 franchise companies headquartered here including some major, popular names. We will talk about franchising as a business option.