Friday, October 14, 2011

You are invited too.

I just emailed this release to my media list:


Note: This release will be distributed at the Occupy Denver camp on Broadway in front of the Colorado Capitol by John Wren at 1 p.m. today (Fri, Oct 14). Occupy Denver participants have also been invited on Twitter @IDEACafe.

October 14, 2011
Contact: John Wren (303)861-1447
Today Hunter Lovins to share startup experience with Denver IDEA Cafe.
Since 1994, free help for people starting a new career, project, campaign or new business.
DENVER—The Small Business Chamber of Commerce's free Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. each Friday at Panera Bread, 13th and Grant in Denver. Speakers and brainstorming. For speaker this Friday and more information see or call (303)861-1447.
Today, Oct 14: Hunter Lovins on "My startup experience."
Oct 21: Chuck Morris, on "How I started my career as a concert promoter."
Oct 28: Social media consultant and entrepreneur John Leavy on "How I used social media to start my business of showing others how to do the same thing."
The Denver IDEA Cafe has met since 1994 to help people who are starting in a new direction by sharing experience and brainstorming. The new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been formed to help local chambers across Colorado and beyond to form similar groups. IDEA is an acronym for: I= Inspiration or Identify the Problem; D= Develop Alternatives; E= Evaluate the Alternatives; and A= take Action. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is starting a new career, a new campaign or project, or a new business.
John S. Wren, MBA+ or is the founder of the new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce http://www.SmallBizChamber or Contact Wren at (720)495-4949 or
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Paul Krugman's column in the New York Times today wonders why the rich object to the Occupy Wall Street movement, it seems to be growing here in Denver the Denver Post reports, in light of the 1%'s  recent glorification of the Tea Party.

One big difference could be that the Occupy Wall Street is being orchestrated by the White House. If that turns out to be the case, I expect Pres. Obama will do a Lyndon Johnson and announce that he's decided to follow the advice of his hometown newspaper and not run for reelection.

Still, there is a spirt that the two movements share. Jimmy Carter told Charley Rose on his show recently that the spirit of the Tea Party is what got him elected as President.

Those who just want to just make noise will march with the various Occupy campers and their Tea Party counterparts. Those who want to make a real difference here in Colorado will start connecting with their neighbors getting ready for the 2012 Colorado Caucuses, for more about it and how you can get involved see

Also in the Denver Post online this morning, a link to their business calendar which lists the Small Business Chamber of Commerce's Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop. We have some very interesting speakers coming up in the next couple of weeks, hope you'll join us if you are starting in a new direction with your work.