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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015 - The Ultimate Denver Guide: Westword's 'Best of Denver 2015' is Out

For the 32nd year, Westword has compiled its list of the city's best of everything.

Check out these sections:
 
ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT
 
FOOD and DRINK
 
SHOPPING and SERVICES

SPORTS and RECREATION
 
READERS' CHOICE
 
Link to Westword's Best of Denver 2015 Overview

 

 

 

 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015 - In Case You Missed It: "Adam Scott to make Denver-set pot sitcom Buds for NBC"
ICYMI: Quoting from the Feb 20 "the Cannabist" posting:

"NBC might soon have a sitcom on its schedule set inside a Denver pot shop, according to multiple reports. And with the announcement of “Buds” — from creative team Adam Scott (from the network’s near-death “Parks and Recreation”) and Joe Mande (a comic, writer and Twitter phenom) — cannabis has broached a different aspect of mainstream media...

 ...'Buds' is a part of NBC’s 2015-16 development cycle, according to various outlets. Its executive producers are Adam and (his producer wife) Naomi Scott and Mande, and it’s the first sale since the Scotts’ production company Gettin’ Rad Productions signed a first-look deal with Universal TV in 2014."

Link to TheCannibist.co

Also check out a related posting on Fusion.net
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7, 2015 - The Denver Downtown Aquarium's "Swim With The Fishes" Leads 5280's "50 Urban Adventures You Must Try"
Quoting from 5280's April issue:

"It may not be the open sea, but certified divers starving to get wet can dust off their cert cards and test their buoyancy control in the aquarium’s tanks," according to Lindsey B. Koehler's first person review included in 5280's April cover article.

Link to Koehler's Urban Adventure Recap about scuba diving at the Denver Aquarium

Link to the full article, "50 Urban Adventures You Must Try," by Dougald MacDonald - April 2015 Cover Article on newsstands now

Link to Dive with the Fish at the Denver Aquarium Information

Link to Swim [Snorkel] with the Fish at the Denver Aquarium Information
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Apr 3, 2015 - Absolutely PR Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen
Absolutely Public Relations is celebrating its 16th year in business, achieving key media placements for clients in both the traditional and social media spaces. The announcement is made by Absolutely PR Principal/Founder Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says, "During the past year, Absolutely PR assisted Colorado BioScience Association, Galichia Hospital Group/Kentuckiana Medical Center, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Boettcher Foundation, Colorado BioScience Institute and CID4, the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development.”

Holben has been providing pro bono PR and marketing communications counsel, plus board and advisory board service, to Denver’s Cat Care Society since 2011.

Absolutely PR specializes in media relations, the strategies and tactics necessary to achieve impactful editorial placements in the international, national, trade press, local and social/digital media space. Visit: http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com.
 
Link to the full release including a recap of recent placements and coverage
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Apr 1, 2015 - DBJ: "Forbes names 7 Colorado employers among America's 500 best"
Quoting from the March 31 DBJ posting:

"The best places to build a career and punch the clock include seven companies and organizations in Colorado in Forbes' inaugural "America's Best Employers" list released Tuesday.

Forbes' list includes 500 private- and public-sector employers in 25 industries across the nation that it says offer job seekers the best situations."

The seven Colorado companies showcased include: Cherry Creek School District, U.S. Air Force Academy, Arcadis, CH2M Hill, Level 3 Communications, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Sport Authority.
 
Link to the Denver Business Journal posting
 
Link to the full list at Forbes.com
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015 - Innovation and Job News: "State of Downtown Denver 2015 has plenty to praise"
Quoting from Chris Meehan's posting yesterday in Confluence Denver:

"Last year, downtown Denver saw $1 billion in investments through completed projects. In 2015, that figure is expected to nearly double to $1.9 billion. That's just one key takeaway from the State of Downtown Denver 2015 event, hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) on March 24.

There was a host of data showing the recent successes of Denver and how the city is poised to keep growing -- for instance, residential population has grown 165 percent since 2010. "In order to ensure future success we need to understand what we did right to get us where we are today," explained DDP CEO Tami Door at the event."
 
Link to the full article at Confluence Denver
 
Link to the 2015 State of Downtown Denver report
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mar 24, 2015 - Denver Ranks 9th of the 2015 "Hardest Working Cities in America"
Quoting CBS4 in Denver:

"WalletHub studied 116 of the most populated cities, using seven key factors to determine the hardest workers. And two Colorado cities fall in the top 20.

Aurora, CO ranks as the 16th hardest working city in America. Its workweek hours average 38.5, and the labor force participation rate is 78.6%.

Still, Aurora isn’t working as hard as Denver, which ranked the 9th hardest-working out of 116 cities in the U.S. 

The average workweek hours for those in Denver is 38.9 (New York City is 39.2), with a labor force participation rate of 78.5%."
 
Link to the CBS4 posting

Quoting WalletHub, "The modern-day American worker would no doubt seem unrecognizable to its mid-20th century predecessor. Back in 1950, Americans were 400 percent less productive than they are today, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Were we lazier then? Not at all."
 
Link to the WalletHub Rankings
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015 - Congrats, Denver Botanic Gardens: "Chihuly exhibit helps Denver Botanic Gardens draw highest visitor numbers in North America"
Quoting the DBJ's Caitlin Hendee from yesterday's posting:

"If the acres of garden displays, numerous events, and rows of flowers and plants weren't enough to draw you to Denver Botanic Gardens in 2014, then perhaps the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures were.

They certainly were for the 1,411,116 visitors who made their way to the Denver attraction in 2014, setting the Botanic Gardens apart as the most-visited public garden in North America last year."


Link to the Denver Business Journal

Link to the Denver Botanic Gardens' Website
 
 
 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mar 10, 2015 - Inc: '74 Attention-Grabbing Blog Titles That Actually Work'

If your blog headlines need a booster shot, make sure to read Larry Kim's article about Twelveskip's headline idea list. Quoting Kim, Twelvestep's list may not be the full solution:

"Seriously though, those types of headlines are incredibly effective, but they're not the be all that ends all. In fact, they work really well in social stories, but will just annoy people if you're blogging about your business and related topics.

So what's a run-of-the-mill blogger to do?

Develop a bank of catchy titles you can draw on to ensure you have lots of ideas to draw from and your titles aren't an afterthought."

Link to Inc.

 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015 - Denver International Airport: Celebrating Two Decades and Ambitious New Plans...Happy 20th Birthday, DIA!

Quoting from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation:

"A lot can happen in 20 years. In Metro Denver, we’ve seen it all – a massive light rail expansion, a growing Millennial population that is attracting companies and expansive mixed-use developments, four new professional sports stadiums, the revitalization of countless neighborhoods, and the diversification of the region’s industry base with eight major clusters.  

And today, Denver International Airport (DIA) is a glowing example of just how good two decades can look. Established in 1995 as the largest airport in the United States by total area, this regional economic engine is now consistently ranked as one of the busiest airports in the world. It now houses 109 gates and 42 regional aircraft positions, and served a record 53 million passengers last year, a massive growth from figures seen on its first birthday.

Now, as we collectively celebrate the 20th anniversary of this important pillar of Metro Denver’s growth, on Saturday, Feb. 28, we are also excited to embrace a rapidly evolving DIA into the future and the further growth anticipated on the immediate horizon."

Click to review "Six Significant Changes for DIA as it begins its Third Decade of operation"

Link to the DIA website 

Link to "DIA20: The complete DBJ special report on Denver International Airport"

 

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