Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Mar 25, 2015 - Innovation and Job News: "State of Downtown Denver 2015 has plenty to praise"
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"
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 postingQuoting
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"
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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 JournalLink to the Denver Botanic Gardens' Website
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015 - Inc: '74 Attention-Grabbing Blog Titles That Actually Work'
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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
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.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Feb 27, 2015 - Denver International Airport: Celebrating Two Decades and Ambitious New Plans...Happy 20th Birthday, DIA!
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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.
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"
Friday, February 6, 2015
Feb 6, 2015 - "Colorado Tourism Office tapped as best state tourist bureau in country"
from the Feb 4th posting by Jason Blevins:"The Colorado Tourism Office last week won the best U.S.
state tourism bureau award in New York City’s 2015 Travvy Awards ceremony. Sponsored by travelpulse.com and Vacation
Agent Magazine, the contest harvested votes from 30,000 travel agents who named top cruise lines, rail lines, tour operators,
hotels, resorts, destinations, travel agencies and tourism bureaus."Congratulations, Colorado Tourism Office!Check
out the campaign video: http://youtu.be/Ash9H6bBVD0Link to the Denver Post's The Balance Sheet page
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Feb 5, 2015 - The Denver Press Club, A Denver Treasure:
from the Jan 29th Intermountain Jewish News article by Andrea Jacobs:"AT THE Denver Press
which has graced 1330 Glenarm Place since 1925, time is compatibly contradictory. New business strategies have positioned
the club for solid growth in the 21st-century, but the past haunts each nook, cranny and caricature.Denver editors
and reporters first met as an informal club in 1867 and incorporated as the Denver Press Club in 1877, one year after Colorado
earned statehood.It was the first press club in the United States." Link to the full article Link to the Denver Press Club website
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Feb 4, 2015 - Metro Denver In The News: "Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Metro Denver's Eight Industry Clusters"
from the January 30th posting:"Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation released its annual Industry Cluster
Study, a year-over-year and five-year analysis of our region’s leading industry clusters. These clusters are our primary
targets for national business recruitment as well as economic development retention and expansion efforts to grow Metro Denver’s
economy.Our nine-county region has come a long way in recovering jobs since the recession, as Colorado finished
off 2014 strong with a 4 percent unemployment rate, the lowest since October 2007. A total of 4,700 new jobs were added to
the state in December alone.Our leading job growth can be attributed to Metro Denver’s eight primary industry
clusters, which include aerospace, aviation, bioscience, broadcasting & telecommunications, energy, financial services,
healthcare & wellness and IT-Software." Eight Facts About The Eight Industry Clusters Report - Executive Summary Full Report
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Monday, February 2, 2015
Feb 2, 2015 - Super Bowl Ads: My Top Favorites Aren't the Same as the National Poll; We Agree on Fiat for #3
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Jan 28, 2015 - Absolutely PR Wraps Up Ten-Year Consulting Relationship with the Colorado BioScience Association
Absolutely Public Relations completed ten years of consulting the Colorado BioScience Association
(CBSA) last month, retiring from the contractual commitment. The announcement is made by Absolutely PR Principal/Founder Maggie
Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says, “I proactively ended this long, productive and valuable client relationship after
a decade in order to redefine how I deliver PR consulting services to clients going forward. Absolutely PR, founded in April
1999, remains open, and I will be taking on projects of a lesser scope than in the past to allow more personal time for travel
and relaxation with my family.” Absolutely PR also remains a CBSA member company. Since April 2005 when CBSA began its proactive media relations program with Absolutely PR's assistance,
there have been 1,588 recorded print editorial media placements featuring Colorado Bioscience Association, which is the equivalent
of $1,037,078.72 if the same of space was purchased as advertising. This exposure totals 61,588,714 in circulation and is
in addition to those same articles also appearing in online versions of the various publications. Online exposure (reported
starting in 2009, totals 1,128,221,316). Geographic readership focus of the placement outlets (international, national/trade
and regional/local) to date breaks out accordingly: 2% have been international; 47% national/trade; and 51% regional/local
since we began monitoring.Here is a sampling of placement highlights from
the past decade of CBSA’s PR program lead by Absolutely PR:
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Absolutely PR also initiated and maintained
CBSA’s social media channels. These channels included:
2006, Absolutely PR was named CBSA Partner of the Year during the annual Awards Dinner. During the presentation Emcee Rob
Reuteman, business editor of the now shuttered Rocky Mountain News, shared these comments on behalf of CBSA: “Holben,
founder of Absolutely Public Relations, has worked tirelessly to promote the Colorado bioscience industry message to local
and national media. Holben works her public relations magic to promote coverage of Colorado events and industry news. Moreover,
she chairs the CBSA Communications Committee, serves on the CBSA Board of Directors, and helps to organize incoming press
delegations. She coordinates the industry’s media initiatives with CBSA partners, such as the Metro Denver Economic
Development Corporation. As a media consultant, Holben represents several of Colorado’s leading bioscience companies.
Due to Holben’s professionalism and effort, Colorado’s bioscience industry isn’t such a secret anymore.”