Saturday, January 03, 2009

Here's Gov. Bill Ritter introducing Denver Public School Superintendent Michael Bennet as his pick to take Sen. Ken Salazar's seat when Salazar becomes Secretary of Interior as expected.

Standing with Bennet is his family. News release distributed at the event states: "Michael married Susan Daggett, a successful natural resources lawyer, in 1997. Micael and Susan are the proud parents of three daughters, Caroline (9), Halina (7), and Anne (4)."

Nearly everyone who came to the podium (Ritter, Bennet, Salazar, Sen.-elect Mark Udal, and DPS Board Pres. Theresa Pena) praised Bennet's abilities (creative, problem solver, brings people together) and recognized the importance of a bi-partisian approach.

My question: If it's so important to be bi-partisian, why was Pat Waak recognized and not Dick Wadhams?

Friday, January 02, 2009

My friend John, President of one of the largest and fastest growing chambers of commerce in the country, recently joined and his first post said "I can't believe I'm on Facebook. Don't tell anyone!"

That's just the way I felt about a month ago when I joined (membership is free at and started posting.

Now I find this ebook on social networking for small business. I plan on reading it over the weekend. Too late?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Worried about the financial crisis? Want to save money on your food budget?

Here are the 20 healthiest foods for under $1:

Yes, the Denver IDEA Cafe is meeting this Friday. Normally we take holiday weekends off, but we want to be available as so many people are looking for a new direction with their career. More info and RSVP at Especially welcome are the people who attended in the last year or so who'd like to let us know how they are doing now.

Do you want to start an IDEA Cafe at a time and place that would be better for you? I'll help. To find out more, send me contact me now or, better yet, attend this Friday and let's talk right after the meeting.

I'm starting something new for 2009: Friday Afternoon Chalk Talks. These will be 50 minute presentations by experts on various business topics. If you have a topic you'd like to present, send me an email with the topic and your qualifications.

Coming up January 8: The first meeting of your new Denver CPA and Lawyer Peer Group (we're dropping the word "advisory" as we add lawyers because of their fear of forming a client relationship with other members of the group during the learning sessions.) If you are a CPA or lawyer, or if you know a good CPA or lawyer, let me know if your interested and I'll have Mary give you a call.

Also forming: New Colorado CEOs Peer Advisory Group. This is for CEOs of businesses with 10 or more employees. Let me know if you or anyone you know would like more information.

I've adopted a new slogan: Ready to Serve. How may I be of service to you?