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FEBRUARY MEMBER NEWS

KLJ Engineering LLC welcomed Jason Reimer, P.E., to its Grand Junction office. Reimer will be working as a civil engineer and project manager in KLJ’s Civil Transportation Department. Before joining KLJ, Reimer worked on numerous diverse projects that included drainage and civil site design, municipal engineering, municipal water distribution and sanitary sewer collection system design, transportation, and construction administration and observation.

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC (Otten Johnson) announced that Allison P. Altaras and Cassandra Foster have been elected shareholders and directors of the firm. Altaras represents landowners, developers and business clients of all sizes in urban, infill and raw land development matters, including purchase and sale transactions and land use and development approvals. Foster’s practice focuses on real estate finance, representing borrowers and lenders in connection with multifamily, office, industrial, retail and hospitality assets.  Read more.

Denver-based Atlas Real Estate, a full-service real estate company specializing in brokerage, property management and institutional acquisitions with offices in nine markets nationwide, promoted Erika Ojeda-Louvier to director of global workforce and is opening a remote office in Mexico City. In addition to hiring, training and onboarding remote team members, Ojeda-Louvier will lead the ongoing development of the Mexico-based team, uplifting the goal to ensure that Atlas’ global workforce is an integrated part of the U.S. team. Read more.

Comcast RISE, Comcast’s multi-year, multi-faceted initiative to help strengthen small businesses owned by people of color in Colorado, is expanding to include all women-owned small businesses in Comcast’s service area. Since the program’s inception, Comcast announced nearly 90 Colorado small businesses as Comcast RISE recipients. Comcast RISE is now accepting application through June 17. To apply for the program, visit here.

The University of Colorado Denver is offering a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshop addressing leadership competency gaps that are essential to fearlessly driving DEI. The two-day workshop will help you develop tools to drive cultural transformation within organizations. Register and learn more here.

Join the Colorado Citizens for Space Exploration, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Business Roundtable, Aerospace States’ Association, Colorado Space Coalition, Colorado Space Business Roundtable and Manufacturer’s Edge, in coordination with numerous aerospace partner organizations, for Aerospace Day at the Colorado Capitol. On March 8, enjoy a full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state. Learn more and register here.

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) invites you to the 2022 Business for the Arts Awards. Presented by EY and PNC Bank, this awards luncheon honors exemplary collaborations, philanthropy and leadership to advance the arts across Colorado. This high-energy, arts-infused awards presentation is back in person at the Seawell Ballroom on March 15. This signature event is CBCA’s largest annual fundraiser and celebration. Register by March 1.

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute (The Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare), the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) are excited to announce the consolidation of state-of-the-art cancer care and services into one convenient, comprehensive cancer center, located on the campus of P/SL. The space is being designed to bring all of the components Sarah Cannon, CBCI and P/SL offer in the fight against cancer into a singular location and is estimated to open Summer 2022. Learn more.

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is launching the city’s largest small business investment program in history, fueled by a recently approved allocation from cannabis sales tax revenue. The fund allocates 1% of Denver’s cannabis sales tax revenue starting this year directly to this new small business investment fund, which is expected to raise approximately $5 million per year over the next five years. The funding will be used for accessible loans, grants and culturally relevant technical assistance and professional services for existing small companies, as well as entrepreneurs seeking to start, restructure or improve their success. Read more.