The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has long been known as one of Colorado’s venerable resorts. During my growing up years in Greeley, my parents loved attending banking conferences at The Broadmoor, and I mostly associated it with the bee stickers that always found their way home from the Golden Bee, which recently doubled in size and added an outdoor patio. Fun also is at the heart of the new PLAY, where bowling alleys, board games and video games artfully mix with The Broadmoor’s version of bowling food (sliders, sushi, tasty sweets and more). >>
I like it when towns get creative in taking a resource they already have and turn it into a non-traditional event venue. Castle Rock and Crested Butte are two Colorado towns that have found their fairly new outdoor ice rinks also can be valuable large event spaces for fair-weather months. >>
Highland Haven Creekside Inn in Evergreen is launching a new campaign called Big Dawgs. Being a dog lover (my black Lab, Sasha, turns three this week), I found the “Where the Big Dawgs Meet” photo to be quite entertaining so inquired about how they managed to capture the shot. >>
Two weeks ago was an amazing celebration of the meetings and events industry in Colorado between the magazine’s seventh annual Readers' Choice Best Of Awards on March 25 and Meetings Industry Council of Colorado’s 13th annual Educational Conference and Trade Show on March 27, both in Denver.
One of the fun things about being a magazine editor is reviewing photos to consider for our pages and the cover. Sometimes it takes some scrambling by our art and editorial teams to locate images that will help make a particular layout pop, but I’ve concluded that we have many incredible photographers based in Colorado and are very fortunate that so many events and association gatherings are professionally photographed. >>
Just as we are putting the finishing touches on a feature story about ways groups can tap into Cool Colorado Summers, a notice about Denver Botanic Gardens’ Garden Grapes and Hops garden party on June 7 hits my inbox. Could we maybe just jump to summer right now? March is usually flip flops one minute, ski goggles the next! Warm days, one after another, are sounding pretty good. >>
Being numero uno internationally is something to shout about, and Colorado is rocking it regarding the new international sustainability standard. Colorado Convention Center and Image Audiovisuals are the first event and conference venue and audio visual provider to achieve Level One certification with the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences (E2774-11). >>
Recently, a friend invited me to a seminar about women’s health held by a chiropractor who practices in a nearby town. Now it wasn’t exactly the way I wanted to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, but she presented the information with the right amount of enthusiasm and real-life examples with good information nuggets that it kept the audience engaged and asking questions. >>