Metro Denver’s Mobility Starts with an App

Leadership Denver project team focuses on mobility Colorado had 638 traffic fatalities in 2017, and those fatalities have been on the rise since 2010. Reducing the number of traffic fatalities is the focus of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Denver Vision Zero Action Plan and mobility was one of the five key issues the mayor tasked … Read Post

Building Bridges for Entrepreneurs

Denver Metro SBDC Connects Small Business to CDOT Scott Ashermann doesn’t believe in burning bridges – he believes in building bridges better. His company, BDI performs nondestructive evaluation services on critical infrastructure globally. What does that mean? Aschermann’s company works to check the health of all types of civil structures. BDI also manufactures monitoring equipment … Read Post

Driving Colorado Forward

Let’s Go, Colorado! Coloradans are trying to pump the brakes on the challenges of our transportation system – crumbling roads and bridges that are leading to more time in traffic, more damage to our vehicles and more risk to the safety of those on the road. In November, voters will consider two ballot items on … Read Post

Linda Childears Takes Seat as Chair of Chamber Board

“So, a smart aleck comes in and starts asking all kinds of questions …” It’s not the start of a punchline. But as Linda Childears reflects on her career in banking and as president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, it does often sum up her approach to her work. Her curiosity and drive propelled … Read Post

Capturing Your Market: The Hispanic Population

When you think of your target audience for your business, does the Hispanic population play a role? If it doesn’t, you’re missing a big – and growing – opportunity, business and sales leaders say. Consider the numbers: In the last year, 51 percent of the U.S.’s 2.2 million-person population growth was among Hispanics. Here in … Read Post

Defining Success and Business on His Own Terms

“We only enjoy the stars because they lead us out of the darkness.” It’s a phrase that Joshua Hunt, founder and CEO of TRELORA and the 2018 9NEWS Leader of the Year has gravitated toward lately. Hunt was in the dark not too long ago. From the outside, he had it all: a great family … Read Post

Enhancing the Entertainment Experience for Everyone

Did you know many of our now-common technologies, like the typewriter, were initially developed as tools to help with accessibility and communication? As entrepreneurs, creators and civic leaders, we can take the opportunity to view accessibility as a component of innovation by thinking outside of the box and beyond our current audiences to develop technologies … Read Post