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|

Alumni Get to Know Colorado Springs on Colorado Experience

Alan Alda once said, “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.” The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation challenges leaders’ assumptions about statewide issues – and how other communities are combating them – each year on Colorado Experience. Last week, the Leadership Foundation and 90 business [...]

May 12th, 2017|