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UPCOMING EVENTS

Below is a list of upcoming Colorado Concern events.  Click here for more information or to register to attend events.

Wednesday, December 2: Colorado Concern Holiday Reception
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Governor's Mansion, Denver

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, January 18, Colorado Concern Membership Luncheon with US Senator Cory Gardner
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Four Seasons Penthouse

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Colorado Concern Board of Directors

Blair Richardson

(Chairman)

John Ikard

(Treasurer)

Mike Kopp

(Executive Director)

Steve Farber

Tim Gill

Pat Hamill

A. Barry Hirschfeld 

Bill Hybl

Walter Isenberg

David McReynolds

Larry A. Mizel 

Chip Rimer

Dan Ritchie 

Rick Sapkin

Sylvia Young 

TWO PAST COLORADO CONCERN CHAIRMEN HONORED
Becoming one of Colorado's most legendary entrepreneurs takes more than building great companies.  It requires the energy, drive and vision to have an enduring impact on our state, changing communities and lives for the better.  Two pillars of Colorado's business community, and past chairmen of Colorado Concern, are being honored for their work in both their businesses and their communities.

In January, Larry Mizel - Colorado Concern's founder and inaugural chairman - will be inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.  Without question, this well-deserved honor recognizes Larry for launching and growing one of the nation's top homebuilding companies.   Growing from a $50,000 investment in 1972, MDC Holdings Inc - the parent company of Richmond American Homes - has built and financed the American Dream for more than 180,000 homebuyers  throughout the country. 

Beyond that singular achievement in business, Larry has worked tirelessly to make Colorado, our country and the world a better place.  From Colorado Concern to the Mizel Museum to a unique national counterterrorism education center  that works on the international stage with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee  -- and much more - his  leadership has improved lives around the world. 

Pat Hamill also embodies the unique combination of excellence in business and  a deep  and passionate commitment to philanthropy.   Pat, Colorado Concern's immediate past chairman and the founder, chairman and CEO of Oakwood Homes, was honored by the Denver Business Journal as Corporate Citizen of the Year.  Anyone who has spent time with Pat knows his enthusiasm for education reform, and particularly for creating world-class educational opportunities for young children.   The DBJ highlighted Pat's Foundation for Educational Excellence and the 21st Century High Tech Academy, but his charitable endeavors are simply too numerous to list.   One fact is clear:  thanks to Pat Hamill's tireless work, the lives of  many children and families throughout our region have been transformed. 

Sincerely yours,
Mike Kopp
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Denver Business Journal: November 17
Features Kim Bimestefer with Cigna, Rebecca Chopp with the University of Denver and Jacqueline Hinman with CH2M
 
Denver Business Journal: November 18
Features Walter Isenberg with Sage Hospitality
 
Pat Hamill
Denver Business Journal: November 19
Features Pat Hamill with Oakwood Homes
 
ColoradoBiz: November 12
Features Greg Anton with Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
 
Kim Day
Denver Business Journal: November 20
Features Kim Day with DIA
 
Kelly Brough
Denver Business Journal: November 24
Features Kelly Brough with Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
 
Richard Scharf
Denver Business Journal: November 24
Features Richard Scharf with VISIT Denver
Colorado Concern News Clips
Budget/TABOR
Colorado Statesman: November 23
 
Development/Real Estate
Denver Business Journal: November 17
 
Downtown Denver's population nears 73,000; 12,933 units added since 2011
Denver Business Journal: November 20
 
Denver council votes 12-1 in favor of condo defects ordinance
Denver Post: November 24
 
Denver Post: November 24
 
Economy/Economic Development
Denver, Boulder rank high as emerging tech centers, says report
Denver Business Journal: November 18
 
Denver Business Journal: November 18
 
Stock Show expansion discussed with Colorado regarding tourism funding
Denver Post: November 19
 
Denver Business Journal: November 19
 
Denver Business Journal: November 20
 
Renters in Denver, Boulder renew leases at one of lowest rates in U.S.
Denver Post: November 20
 
Denver Business Journal: November 20
 
Denver Business Journal: November 24
 
Education
Two Colorado politicians to work on No Child Left Behind rewrite
Denver Post: November 19
 
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: November 22
 
Denver Post: November 23
 
Elections/Politics/Government
9NEWS: November 19
 
The Colorado Independent: November 19
 
Denver Business Journal: November 19
 
Denver Business Journal: November 19
 
A needed plan to bar partisan maps
Denver Post: November 20
 
Montrose Daily Press: November 23
 
Voted ballots still too hard to access
Denver Post: November 23
 
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: November 23
 
The Colorado Independent: November 23
 
The Denver Channel: November 24
 
Colorado, The Unlikely Democratic Caucus Battle State
CPR: November 24
 
The Denver Post: November 24
 
Energy
Consensus hard to find on gas rules
Grand Junction Sentinel: November 17
 
Colorado's proposed oil and gas rules draw avalanche of critics at hearing
Denver Business Journal: November 17
 
EPA road tests Obama climate change plan in Denver before summit
Denver Post: November 17
 
Denver Business Journal: November 17
 
Silverton leaders leaning toward Superfund after Gold Kine Mine spill
Denver Post: November 17
 
Why Some Colorado Ski Resorts Want Your Attention On Climate Change
CPR: November 17
 
Denver Business Journal: November 18
 
Denver Business Journal: November 18
 
Denver Post: November 18
 
The Colorado Statesman: November 20
 
Colorado AG responds to governor's challenge of Clean Power Plan suit
Denver Post: November 23
 
Forest Service again proposes Colorado roadless coal exception
Denver Post: November 23
 
Mernit: Renewable energy's dirty little secret
Denver Post: November 23
 
The Denver Post: November 24
 
Denver Post: November 24
 
General Business
Pinnacol dropping Colorado workers' compensation rates in 2016
Denver Business Journal: November 17
 
Health Care
Coloradans' spending on health care quadruples in two decades
Denver Post: November 17
 
Colorado health insurance cooperative cuts off payments to brokers
Denver Post: November 19
 
UnitedHealth considers pulling back from health exchanges
Denver Post: November 20
 
StateScoop: November 22
 
Rosen: ColoradoCare is toxic medicine
Denver Post: November 23
 
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: November 24
 
Immigration
The Denver Post: November 25
 
Labor/Employment
30 of Outside's 100 best places to work are in Colorado; Denver company is No. 1 (Slideshow)
Denver Business Journal: November 17
 
Opportunity Youth Key to Filling Colorado's Workforce Needs
US Chamber Foundation: November 20
 
Report: Colorado is a top destination for jobs - but one area is lacking
Denver Business Journal: November 23
 
Colorado jobless rate drops to lowest levels since August 2007
Denver Post: November 23
 
Metro Denver sees slight dip in unemployment, slight uptick in jobs
Denver Business Journal: November 23
 
Denver issues bid request aimed at outsourcing workforce centers
Denver Post: November 23
 
Marijuana
Leafly: November 25
 
Transportation
Westin hotel at Denver International Airport to open Thursday
Denver Post: November 19
 
Water
CPR: November 18
 
Denver Business Journal: November 19
 
The Fort Collins Coloradoan: November 20
 
9NEWS: November 20
 
Colorado's Water Plan will need everyone to pitch in, officials say
Denver Post: November 20
 
The Colorado Statesman: November 21
 
Silverton, county unanimously vote to begin Superfund negotiations
Denver Post: November 24