Wednesday, July 14, 2010


DENVER, Colo. (Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations) — Downtown Aquarium Denver introduces the beautiful Mystic Mermaids Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m.

The Mystic Mermaids will perform at Downtown Aquarium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day through August 22. Their family-friendly, interactive show will be choreographed to under-the-sea themed music and will also feature a narrated, conservation-focused segment.

“We’re celebrating Downtown Aquarium’s 5th anniversary this year, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than to introduce a one-of-a-kind experience like Mystic Mermaids for our local families and visitors to enjoy,” said Scot Hulgan, Downtown Aquarium general manager.

In addition to enjoying the regular performances, guests can book opportunities to swim with the mermaids, schedule a mermaid birthday appearance, take photos with the mermaids, purchase autographed mermaid photos and register for mermaid swim camp. Mermaid-themed toys will also be available for purchase at the Gift Shop.

Mystic Mermaid auditions were challenging since the ladies not only had to demonstrate strong swimming skills, they also had to be comfortable in a tank with a 500 lb grouper, sting rays, eels and sea turtles.

“The schools of fish are easy to swim with because they move out of our path or swim below or above us, but the sea turtles are very curious and like to be by the girls or swim right into our path,” said Mermaid Kaya.“Our sea turtle Rafael loves to swim right into a mermaid while she’s resting on a rock!”

"Denver families and visitors will really enjoy the new Mystic Mermaids,” said Ken Yates, Animal Husbandry Manager, “They put on a magical and interactive live show for people of all ages and they are a natural fit for Downtown Aquarium.”

Admission is $15.99 for adults, $14.99 for seniors and $9.99 for children ages 3 to 11.

Downtown Aquarium is located at 700 Water Street. Please call (303) 561-4450 or visit for more information.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Echo Summit to offer Property Management CE course

Echo Summit Approved by Colorado Division of Real Estate for “Property Management Trends and Issues – 2010” CE Course

2-Hour Continuing Education course to cover recurring trouble-spots for agents and their customers who manage residential and multi-family properties

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, (press release)– Echo Summit Property Management, a leading Colorado Property Manager, announced today that it has been approved by the Colorado Department of Real Estate to offer “Property Management Trends and Issues – 2010”, a 2-hour CE course that covers recent trends, issues and legislation that affect the Colorado property management market.

Property Management has become an incredibly complicated business that is fraught with financial risk and legal liability…especially for real estate licensees. The course provides a concise overview of recent trends and regulations that every agent must be aware of, especially if they or their clients are managing their own properties.
The course covers critical trouble-areas such as security deposit disposition, pest control, crime and drug-free housing, fair housing and recent CO/CREC regulations that affect the industry. It also introduces essential elements of a rental application and lease agreement to ensure that both the renter and landlord comply with CO real estate regulations, and that both are protected in the eyes of the court.

Dates and times for the upcoming courses will be announced. To sign up for Echo Summit announcements, please email

About Echo Summit Property Management
Echo Summit was founded with the mission of increasing the quality and effectiveness of managing residential and multi-family rental properties. Our philosophy is simple...once you start treating an income property like a rental, it will eventually dilapidate into one. Proactive maintenance, targeted marketing, careful tenant selection and continual presence are all critical to this goal. Our in-depth understanding of how to manage properties, combined with cutting edge technology, systems and processes have allowed us to achieve this goal. Over time, we have established a quality reputation in Colorado rentals, and are now the de-facto rental company for professional sports teams, local media personalities, and large companies looking to relocate key employees.


Colorado company produces tanks that are one-third the weight of standard tanks

Loveland, Colorado (July 12, 2010) - Lightning Hybrids Inc. (LHI) today introduced their lightweight high pressure composite bladder accumulators for hydraulic and other energy storage applications.

LHI's composite tanks are one-third the weight of standard steel accumulators and offer significant energy savings due to weight reduction, increased safety due to a higher than standard burst pressure factor, and cost savings because they are easier and less expensive to ship and install since weight and mounting hardware is minimized

The patent-pending tanks were engineered by Lightning Hybrids specifically for use in the company's HyPER Assist™ hydraulic hybrid vehicle application. Though it quickly became evident that there are other uses for these lightweight energy storage tanks such as emergency vehicles, forestry, agricultural and mining mobile equipment, among others.

"Our lightweight accumulators enhance the performance and efficiency of a variety of hydraulic systems," stated Dan Johnson, LHI's CEO, "in addition, they add a higher dimension of safety and reliability over standard steel accumulators."

Structural Composites Industries, a subsidiary of Worthington Industries, manufactures the accumulators for Lightning Hybrids. SCI is a world-recognized leader in high pressure tank manufacturing with an impeccablesafety record and has managed the certifications required for these high-pressure tanks.

Lightning Hybrids' accumulators are 6,000 PSI bladder accumulators and range in size from 10 to 30 gallons. They are a Type 3 tank and consist of an aluminum lining and a spun carbon fiber wrapped shell, encompassing a nitrogen gas compression bladder. LHI's carbon fiber wrapped vessels are considerably lighter than their steel counterparts. For example, a 15 gallon accumulator weighs 115 pounds compared to 465 pounds for a steel accumulator. LHI's accumulators are made and assembled in the U.S.A. Orders are currently being taken with delivery 60 days from receipt of order.

About Lightning Hybrids Inc.
Lightning Hybrids is an innovative automotive research and manufacturing company based in Loveland, Colorado. We focus on hydraulic solutions for vehicles - ranging from the fuel efficient HyPER Assist™ retrofit system to lightweight composite accumulators and hydraulic-hybrid sports sedans. The HyPER Assist™ (Hydraulic Propulsion & Energy Recovery) is a hydraulic hybrid system for fleet vehicles that delivers more than 40 percent improvement in fuel economy by regenerating braking energy and decreases greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent. Our high pressure composite bladder accumulators for hydraulic and other energy storage applications are safer and weight only one-third the amount of standard steel accumulators.

For more information about Lightning Hybrids, please visit

CrowdPitch aims to match entrepreneurs with services and everyone with a good time

Entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their business. Spectators (investors?) get to watch free of charge, and they'll even throw in a free meal!

CrowdPitch, from Funding Universe, will take place on July 14th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at
Cluster, 3881 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205. Applications for pitching entrepreneurs are now closed, but if you'd like to be a spectator, RSVP at

Think ´American Idol´ — selected entrepreneurs will have 4 minutes to pitch their company to both a panel of experts & a live audience, followed immediately by a 3-minute Q&A session with the panel.

The audience chooses the winner by investing ‘FUN’ money in the venture of their choice.

Pitching Entrepreneurs will be:
* CaraSolva — Geoff Cooper
* CLEANtricity Power, Inc. — Daniel Sullivan
* Global Tek Labs — Jennifer Maskrey
* Nokero — Steve Katsaros
* Ripple Reader — Mike Kephart

The Panel of Judges:
* Tyler Tysdal - Managing Director of Mantucket Capital, with over $1 billion of capital under management.
* Mike Janssen - President of Techmed and an angel investor in the greater Denver area
* Charlie Knight - Founder at Venture Law Advisors, President at Abacco Investment Group, CEO at Boreal Energy, Inc.
* Cole Dennard - General Manager at NOW Advisors, Audit Manager at Deloitte

The winner gets $4,800 of services from CrowdPitch sponsors

12 hour os financial & accounting services
$1,800 value

startup services
$2,500 value

web services
$500 value

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant in Lafayette, Colorado hits 6 month mark

Press Release

Experience Royal Hospitality While Dining under a Moroccan Tent

(Lafayette, CO) Pull up a poof, relax, and prepare for a truly memorable dining experience. Kasbah is the perfect place for a romantic evening out, fun with friends or family, celebrating a birthday, any special event, or large parties. At Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, we bring you delights prepared in the genuine tradition of Moroccan culture. You will experience the best in Moroccan food at Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant! Rest assured you will enjoy yourselves Moroccan style!

Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant celebrated six months on June 19, 2010! “Thanks to all who have supported us, and who have spread the word for us, and who have joined us many times already” said owner/chef Zak Tadaloui. Something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary: It’s what you will find at the Kasbah!

Kasbah offers an unbelievable array of authentic Moroccan food served in the traditional round table fashion. Passion and love are prevalent in all dishes. Chef Zak pays attention to all the details assuring there is consistency in the food and the service. Spanish/Moorish entrées and tapas make up the lunch menu. Lunch is fast and delicious.

From the “Blue Room” Lounge to the velvet luxury of the Moroccan Dining room, Kasbah takes you away from the routine. “It’s not just food, it’s not just service. It’s a total experience to make you feel transported to another time” says, Zak Tadaloui of how he would like all diners to enjoy the Kasbah.

Chef Zak has 25 years of service to the restaurant industry and proves himself again in the Kasbah. People from all over Boulder, Denver, Weld and Larimer Counties, and as far away as Pueblo and Cheyenne, have already made the Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant their destination for great food, show and service. Time to make it yours.

“We look forward to seeing and serving you soon!”