Colorado Meetings + Events

Colorado’s Nordic Centers Do a Flip for Fair-Weather Fun

In recent years, Colorado ski resorts have found unique ways to transform into busy summer and fall playgrounds and ideal spots for group gatherings and activities, and the state’s Nordic centers are doing the same. The Colorado Cross Country Ski Association, representing 19 family- and group-friendly ski centers and guest ranches that have a combined total of more than 850 km of ski and snowshoe trails, shared these ideas for great summer base camps for golf, adventures, events and more.

Allison Walker Becomes Highland Haven Corporate Sales Manager

Allison Walker has been hired as the new corporate sales manager for The Highland Haven. Walker has been working in the inn for 15 years and has been full-time since November of 2015.

Prior to working at the Evergreen-based hotel, Walker held a number of positions at the Marriott, Holiday Inn, Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pines at Genesee.

Walker received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Colorado State University in 2009.

Perfect Storm of Collaboration

In a follow-up email for the 17th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show held March 14 and 15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, organizers attributed the record sellout attendance of 1,200 to “a perfect storm of collaboration.” I like that description and find that it also perfectly describes the 11th annual Colorado Meetings + Events magazine’s Best of Colorado readers’ choice

Tony’s Catering Partners with Occasions

Occasions Catering in Englewood, Colo., announced that they will be taking over Tony’s Catering full-service catering operations. Tony’s Catering in Denver, a division of Tony’s Meats & Market, will continue to offer limited-service catering to its clients as well as pick-up and drop-off.

Exciting Times in Colorado

Several hotels are opening on the Front Range, significant renovations are happening at properties around the state, the Colorado Tourism Office’s press release on what’s new for summer is multiple pages long and the restaurants launching just seem to get more creative and find their own unique niches. These are exciting times in Colorado. Here’s just a few new things that stood out recently, and make sure to watch for the Spring and Summer 2017 issues of Colorado Meetings + Events. I don’t want to spoil what you'll find in those pages!

Gateway Canyons Announces New Hire

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado has announced its appointment of Stephen Johnson as general manager of the hotel.

Johnson brings years of executive-leve, strategic leadership and operations development experience to his new role. He will be responsible for all guest and hotel associate experiences at the resort in addition to finances of the property.

Two New Longmont Event Venues Offer New Twists on Beverage, Food & Fun

Longmont, one of Colorado’s Front Range communities, is adding two new event venues: The Wild Game Entertainment Experience and The Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery.

Chuy’s Tex-Mex Opens First Location in Colorado

Austin-based Chuy’s is opening their first Colorado location in Denver this June. The Tex-Mex joint will be located at 6595 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster. Chuy’s was founded in Austin back in 1982 and offers diners homemade Tex-Mex in a quirky environment.

Their most popular dishes include: stuffed chile rellenos, chicka-chicka boom-boom enchiladas and creamy jalapeno.

Meet Chef Josh Bettis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Chef Josh Bettis was recently hired as the executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Appoints Two New Senior Leaders

Downtown Denver’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco has appointed two new members to their team: Victoria Noe as director of catering and Brittany Gripp as group sales manager. Noe and Gripp have years of experience in management from local Denver properties.

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