Impact Denver Project Teams: Stepping Up to the Challenge

Leadership isn’t just a state of being; it’s an activity – that’s the mantra of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. And, that’s why its participants get out into the community to put their leadership skills to the test. The spring 2017 Impact Denver class partnered with 10 nonprofits: Bluff Lake Nature Center, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Preschool Program, Denver Public Schools, [...]

July 7th, 2017|

Lending a Hand to Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is growing in Denver, and in the spring, an Impact Denver project team and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce partnered to launch a training program for social enterprises – Sprout Tank: Growing Social Enterprise. Sprout Tank is a pitch-focused event (think “Shark Tank”) with a twist: all the businesses are social enterprises. The program launched in April with 10 social enterprises. Each participated [...]

June 28th, 2017|

College Students Connect with Leaders

Editor’s note: An important part of leadership is bringing in others to learn and grow their leadership skills. With that in mind, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation provides opportunities for college students in its Colorado Leadership Alliance of university leadership programs to attend other programs with more seasoned leaders. One student explains his experience on Access Denver (the next program—ideal for senior-level executives—will [...]

June 26th, 2017|

Inaugural Impact Denver Outstanding Alumni Award Given – Meet the First Winner

Kelly Underell, executive director of the Colorado Technology Foundation, got a surprise while attending the Impact Denver 2017 spring class’s continuation: we recognized her for her involvement with the Leadership Foundation and the community as a whole with our first Impact Denver Outstanding Alumni Award. Underell, an alum of the 2011 Impact Denver class, has worked more than a decade in the nonprofit and [...]

June 23rd, 2017|

Access Denver: Making a New Town Feel Like Home

After 19 years of living in Colorado Springs, Laraine Saldivar moved to Denver in January to build Bryan Construction’s Denver brand as its business development manager. Before the big move, Saldivar attended Access Denver, which gave her the starting point to connect with Denver metro area business leaders and get to know her new hometown. “I fell in love with Denver and all of [...]

June 1st, 2017|