Listening is not the only skill that Willie Ripple has transferred from her days in the salon to fabulous events.
Colorado Meetings + Events
Chief Celebration Officer, Scott Friedman & Associates
If there are three days in March to make sure you are in Denver, make sure to put March 10-12 on your calendar. Since the magazine started our Best of Colorado readers’ choice awards eight years ago, we’ve had it the same week as the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference and Tradeshow every year, except maybe one.
Working together to help others is a quick way to get to know others on a very different level. The various stateside and international mission trips I’ve been on with high school
youth and people of all ages have confirmed that fact each and every time. As with any service project, the servers come away with just as much as those being served. Getting a large hotel staff with many departments interacting and "playing" for the same team has to be tricky; so two recent community service projects from Denver hotels caught my attention.
Many associate Colorado’s winter season with some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding, but there’s another side to having fun in mountains of white. Here’s a few ideas for fun without skis or snowboards.
Scott Friedman's multifaceted speaking, writing and philanthropic career impacts the industry on an international level.
There’s no end in sight for the Centennial State’s burgeoning distillery and microbrewery scene.
Hop to it- Explore Colorado’s craft community with brewery tours and tastings. Explore Colorado’s craft communitywith brewery tours and tastings.
Having quality meeting and event space can seal some deals, but attendees like me want to get a taste of the destination and better yet to have some unique experiences mixed in. Don’t discount the partnerships and local knowledge that a hotel’s staff can bring to the table and experiences they can deliver.