Thursday, April 26, 2012

Job Fair, Weld County, Colorado, April 26th, 4-6pm

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is partnering with Weld County Employment Services and Aims Community College to host a job fair Thursday April 26th from 4pm to 6pm at the Island Grove Park Exhibition Building.

WHO: Congressman Cory Gardner, Weld County Employment Services and Aims Community College
WHAT: Career Fair
WHEN: April 26th from 4pm – 6pm
WHERE: Island Grove Park Exhibition Building, 525 No 15th Ave. in Greeley
WHY: To connect job seekers with employers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Kenney Group Lands Four Pollie Awards for 2011 Ballot Initiatives

Press Release (The Kenney Group)

The Kenney Group, a Denver-based political consulting and public affairs firm won four national Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) outstanding work in television spots, online advertising, use of humor in a campaign and for an overall campaign – including a spot featuring Denver Mayor Michael Hancock opposing a local initiative. 

The Hancock ad – which won a Bronze Pollie for best television ad in a ballot initiative – was the centerpiece of the successful 2011 campaign against a Denver paid-sick-leave initiative.  The ad can be viewed here:

“We’re grateful that Mayor Hancock was such an effective and eager participant in helping us inform and motivate Denver voters on this issue in 2011,”  said David Kenney, TKG founder and president, who wrote and produced the ad.   “His presence helped sharpen the message, cut through the message clutter  and hit home with voters who were wrestling with a complex and emotional issue.” 

The Kenney Group also received three Pollie awards for its work on behalf of the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition, a group opposing a 2011 referendum in Boulder.   TKG was honored with:

  • Gold Pollie – Outstanding Online Advertising
  • Silver Pollie – Best Use of Humor in a Ballot Initiative
  • Bronze Pollie – Best in Show – Ballot Initiative

TKG is no stranger to national Pollie honors, having been recognized in recent years for innovative television advertising, direct mail and print persuasion  -- including a well-known TV spot featuring then-Mayor John Hickenlooper parachuting from an airplane on behalf of a statewide fiscal referendum. 

“Being recognized nationally once again for our work is a testament to the entire team effort , from concept to design to production that turns good ideas into effective political communication,” Kenney said. 

The Pollie Awards are presented annually by AAPC, a national association for political and public affairs professionals.  The awards honor the very best around the country in political campaign advertising and expertise.  Winners are chosen from dozens of categories, recognizing a wide spectrum of political and public affairs communications. 

The Kenney Group provides full-service strategic communications, media relations, government affairs and political consulting for a wide and diverse array of private- and public-sector clients.  The firm has worked on a number of local, regional and statewide issue campaigns including the Denver Convention Center, FasTracks, the Better Denver bond program, the Denver Art Museum, among others.

In addition to its political work, the firm provides communications, public opinion research and government affairs services to a number of Colorado’s most prominent corporations, including Xcel Energy, Safeway, Frontier Airlines, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, and Centerplate.

Bayshore Solutions to Expand With a New Denver Area Office in Fall 2012

Press Release (Bayshore Solutions)

Bayshore Solutions, a Web design, development and Interactive marketing agency, announces its plans to open a new development center in Denver, CO, with an opening date projected for October 1, 2012. Specific site selection and recruiting efforts to meet this projected opening date are currently underway. The office will serve Bayshore Solutions client base across the western United States, enabling better customer service across time zones, as well as facilitating business growth through geographic expansion.

The firm is hiring Developers, Project Managers, Internet Marketing professionals and Web Designers who can deliver integrated technology and Internet marketing expertise to provide measurable results for customers.

Bayshore Solutions is excited about expanding with a full service delivery team in the Denver area," said Kevin Hourigan, President and CEO of Bayshore Solutions. The local business climate shows alignment with our culture, our company values and our focus on customer results and growth. We look forward to actively participating in this business community and to better serving our national clients from this location.

Location research resulted in the selection of Denver, CO due to many factors including an available talent pool of technology professionals in the areas high quality-of-life communities, and potential to expand the firms business development capabilities through two strategically located offices. An added bonus that Denver offers is its superior airport and direct flight access to the Bayshore Solutions headquarters in Tampa, FL as well as to the agencys clients throughout the United States.

Bayshore Solutions has earned multiple Internet industry awards in its 16 year history and serves nationwide clients including Carnival Corporation & PLC., The Melting Pot Restaurants and HealthPlan Services.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Bayshore Solutions website at: or email to:

About Bayshore Solutions
Internet technology, strategy and execution firm, Bayshore Solutions offers award-winning capabilities in Web design and development, interactive marketing, e-commerce, search engine optimization, social media and content marketing, and Internet application development. Founded in 1996, the Tampa Web design firm has delivered custom Web solutions to over 1,900 clients in 54 countries. Bayshore Solutions integrates technology and Internet marketing services to ensure measurable results for clients. For more information about Web site design and Internet marketing services visit:

Blytheco to offer Hubspot

Press Release (Blytheco)

Blytheco, LLC is pleased to announce that the company is now a Certified Agency Partner for HubSpot Inbound Marketing software. HubSpot is an all-in-one inbound marketing software company that helps businesses get found online by qualifying prospects, capturing more leads, and converting them into customers. With over 6,000 customers and growing, HubSpot is transforming online marketing for companies of all sizes.

In addition to offering HubSpot for SugarCRM users, Blytheco has also enhanced the HubSpot customer experience by creating integration with Sage SalesLogix , so leads and campaigns flow seamlessly between HubSpot and CRM.

HubSpot is a component of Blytheco’s recently announced marketing consulting practice, Blytheco Advanced Marketing (BAM).  With BAM, Blytheco will share the best business practices that they have developed with their clients. Marketing tools are becoming an important part of CRM solutions and HubSpot will be a key option for customers seeking to improve their business by optimizing their marketing budget to increase leads and close deals for increased revenue.  HubSpot can be used as a standalone option marketing resource or a fully integrated marketing and lead generation CRM solution.

“Blytheco is a great customer, great inbound marketer, and a great CRM expert,” said Peter Caputo, Director of HubSpot’s Value Added Reseller Program. “We're excited they are becoming a Certified Agency Partner . Their results speak for themselves - over the past few years, they have used inbound marketing for their own business to increase leads by 40% in year one and 39% in year two, and they’ve realized a savings of about $2,000 per month that used to be spent on paid online advertising because they are now getting that traffic organically. We look forward to them bringing their inbound marketing knowledge, talent, and passion to the market and helping clients achieve similar successes.”

“We’re very proud to be able to offer HubSpot to our community, “ said Apryl Hanson, Blytheco’s Director of Customer and Partner Strategy. “We began our relationship with HubSpot as a customer and have been thrilled with our experience – we know that our customers will quickly recognize the benefits of the system just like we did.”

About Blytheco, LLC

Serving the business community since 1980, Blytheco offers business management software and consulting services to the mid-market. Blytheco represents Sage solutions including Sage ERP X3 , Sage 100 ERP , Sage 300 ERP , Sage 500 ERP , BusinessWorks , SalesLogix , SageCRM , SugarCRM , Sage HRMS , Sage Nonprofit , Hubspot , andInsideView solutions.  With 120 employees across the U.S. in sixteen states, Blytheco works to help companies meet their business goals with award-winning software products, custom programming, and the highest qualityconsulting in the industry. Please visit , and join our communities and .

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ryan Good to lead Etkin Johnson's leasing/sales team, Denver, CO


David Johnson, President of Etkin Johnson Group, announced today that Ryan Good has been named Vice President of Leasing/Sales. Good will head the company’s marketing efforts for its 7.5 million square foot commercial real estate portfolio. Etkin Johnson has also acquired significant land holdings in Denver’s Northwest Corridor, which are being offered for sale or build-to-suit facilities.

Good previously served as a Vice President at the Denver office of CBRE. While there, he participated in over 360 transactions totaling 6.7 million square feet and nearly $233 million in consideration.

In 2010 and 2011, Good was named a Denver Business Journal Heavy Hitter finalist. He was also named a finalist for the NAIOP Broker of the Year award in 2011.
Good graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Public Finance from Indiana University, where he minored in entrepreneurship and small business management.
Good is the Chair of the Associate Board for the Food Bank of the Rockies and a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Wildwood Casino to undergo brand and property developments - Cripple Creek, CO

Press Release

Always Improving for Its Players

Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, CO is proud to announce its upcoming additions and branding refresh. Along with a new logo and promotional events beginning in May, two new dining establishments will give hungry visitors a full course of enticing options.

Mavericks – An American Classic Buffet, Cripple Creek’s first casino-style, all-you-can-eat buffet will open its steam trays on Tuesday, May 8. Open seven days a week, the buffet will include heaping arrays of hot entrees, pastas and Asian dishes, made-to-order omelets, a carving station and a salad bar for the grazers. Mavericks’ famous prime rib and seafood buffet, on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10pm, gives mouths another reason to water.

“We are excited about Mavericks,” said Kevin Werner, General Manager at Wildwood Casino. “We hope to fill a gap in the market, attract new players and ensure current players have the best gaming experience possible.”

Also in May, Saddle Bar will introduce a new menu featuring Angus burgers, table-side s’mores and a delectable selection of appetizers and desserts. A big screen projector and a variety of food and drink specials, including adult shakes, microbrew drafts and specialty martinis, will give guests plenty to cheer for.

Come the end of summer, Wildwood will also become the home of Cripple Creek’s only Subway, providing an even greater food selection to Wildwood players.

The improvements don’t all have to do with matters of the stomach, however.

“The casino floor has already been transformed to include a high limit slot area and a new video poker area, creating more fun and excitement, and of course, lots of jackpots,” said Kevin.

In addition to the spruced up digs, Wildwood is hoping that the up to $80,000 being given away during May’s promotion will provide even greater enticement to visit the casino.

“We have been conducting a lot of research and gathering feedback from our players,” said Kevin. “Their input is very important to us, and we understand they love winning. We think everyone will really like our upcoming giveaways and promotions.”

As for the rebranding process, Wildwood will begin with a new logo. The logo is intended to more accurately reflect the brand and grow with the casino. Its design is modern, fresh and bright with multiple variations in color.

“We’re excited about the change,” said Werner. “The new logo really conveys Wildwood’s energy and more accurately represents our Vegas-style casino.”

The design team at MOSAK Advertising & Insights, Wildwood’s agency of record, chose elements and colors that represent action and excitement. The ‘swoosh’ in the logo was used to convey action and movement in the casino, and the colors are vibrant and exciting.

Along with a new logo, Wildwood will adopt refreshed brand standards to complement its fresh look, while continuing to deliver excellent customer service and a comfortable atmosphere.

About Wildwood Casino

Encompassing 43,000 square-feet, Wildwood Casino is Cripple Creek’s newest and largest casino with 500+ slot machines, live action poker tables, blackjack, craps, roulette, various dining options, a 67-room hotel and a 225,000 square-foot, climate-controlled parking garage.

For more information about Wildwood Casino, please visit or call 719-244-9700.

New School of Rock location in Littleton, CO

Press Release



Denver - Mile High City - is well known for its gorgeous view of the Rockies. It is also known as home to a very successful branch of the School of Rock: the nation’s leading performance-based rock music education program. On June 8th, a 2nd location will open in Littleton, to be operated by former touring and recording pro musician, Chris Soucy, General Manager. With the ever growing enrollment at the Denver location, Chris decided it was time to expand the world of Rock to our neighbors in Littleton and bring Colorado musician, Gia Ashe, on as Assistant General Manager.

Chris Soucy, joined the School of Rock organization in 2008. “I had two former careers - one as a teacher, one as a touring and recording musician. When this opportunity to join SoR came my way, it gave me a chance to combine both of those skills and experiences into one exciting new journey. We've grown a great school in Denver and we're happy to be expanding in the area and bringing the rock to Littleton.” Chris lives in Parker with wife and baby daughter where he manages the rock of two locations, Denver and Littleton.

Assistant General Manager, private instructor and show director, Gia Ashe, has been teaching at the Denver school since 2009. “Teaching music and directing Rock shows is my dream job. School of Rock has provided the stage to implement high standards with each student. Without the performance program, we would just be another after-school music activity. The success of our school is a product of our amazing kids and their hard work. It’s truly an honor to be a part of this musical endeavor.”

School of Rock’s proprietary performance-based curriculum teaches students to play rock music in a unique and interactive way. There are weekly individual lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard & vocals and weekly group sessions with seasonal performances.

School of Rock is located at:

5950 South Platte Canyon Road

Littleton, CO 80123


About School of Rock:

For more than a decade, School of Rock has been teaching kids to rock on stage and in life. We believe the best way to learn music is to perform music in a rock band. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musician ship with programs designed for all skill levels. Today School of Rock operates 68 schools in 25 states and Mexico, with our two newest locations in Naperville and Mokena, IL. We are expanding to meet the tremendous demands of parents who want enriching afterschool programs for their kids who want to play music. With opportunities available nationwide, it’s an exciting time to become a School of Rock franchise owner! For more information about School of Rock, please visit