Friday, February 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"

Friday, February 06, 2015

Denver Post: "Colorado Tourism Office tapped as best state tourist bureau in country"

Quoting 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 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:

Link to the Denver Post's The Balance Sheet page

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Denver Press Club, A Denver Treasure: "The country's oldest press club restructures to survive"

Quoting from the Jan 29th Intermountain Jewish News article by Andrea Jacobs:

"AT THE Denver Press Club, 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

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Metro Denver In The News: "Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Metro Denver’s Eight Industry Clusters"

Quoting 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

Monday, February 02, 2015

Super Bowl Ads: Maggie Holben's Top Favorites Aren't the Same as the National Poll; They Agree on Fiat for #3

Maggie Holben's choices from last night:

BMW - Katie Couric Asks 'Can you explain what Internet is?' -

Snickers - Brady Bunch and Others -

Fiat - Blue Pill -

USA Today via Weighs In: "The most popular Super Bowl ad is..."

Budweiser - Lost Dog -

Always - Run Like a Girl -

Fiat - Blue Pill -

 Lastly, Holben's favorite image was Katy Perry's shooting star "lifter upper device." It reminded her of an old friend in Wichita, the Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center logo. Holben served a three-year board term there in the late 80's and has the fondest of memories of Monica Flynn and her amazing program that's going stronger than ever -

Here's where to view all the 2015 Super Bowl commercials: