• Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     

Anyone who has spent much time in the meetings and events industry knows that the people involved tend to be a social bunch. That’s especially true for the industry associations with chapters in Colorado. It was hard to keep these crews contained during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s nice to see association gatherings back in action, ranging from happy hours and education sessions to annual galas. 

National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) Denver never disappoints with some of the most creative events every year. The photos from Yappy Hour held at the Watering Bowl, a dog-friendly bar and patio in Denver, on June 14 are sure to make you smile. 

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Southern Colorado Chapter gathered at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs for a lunch and learn on June 15. In his presentation “A Game You Must Win,” speaker Will Matthews discussed how the external challenges of today are also are providing an opportunity for teams and association members to tap into new levels of resiliency, reinvention and creative solutions and to let go of approaches that don't work.

Members of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Rocky Mountain Chapter were encouraged to wear Oscar/cocktail attire for “A Night with the MPI Stars.” The chapter’s annual gala and auction was held on June 17 at Roof16 in Denver. Member awards were presented throughout the evening as attendees embarked on a multiple floor immersive experience.  

By activating empty properties as event spaces, Non Plus Ultra gives groups and communities new ways to experience what are often landmark buildings.Recently, The Broadway and Lake View Room joined Non Plus Ultra’s growing Denver portfolio.

» The Broadway offers 12,000 square feet of open, contemporary space. Neutral tones are punctuated by eclectic ceiling and lighting elements, and garage doors open onto a western-facing patio. The former food hall can host up to 450 and includes several commercial kitchens and bars.

 

Honeycomb Strategies, based in Crested Butte with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create environmentally friendly management systems and reduce its carbon footprint. B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability—using their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.

 

Brewery tours are back at New Belgium Brewing and now available in Spanish. The Tour Teaser is a 45-minute tour for up to 25 guests and includes visiting the brewhouses at New Belgium and sampling a complimentary beer along the way. The 90-minute Brewery Tour is a more extensive journey and features plenty of beer tasting throughout, including a curated flight. This tour is offered privately for large groups, and event space can be rented. newbelgium.com