The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.
—5 oz. Crawdaddy’s Cold Brew Coffee
—1 oz. sweetened condensed milk
—1.5 oz. bourbon
—dash orange bitters
Add cold brew, sweetened condensed milk and bourbon to a Collins glass. Stir until sweetened condensed milk is incorporated. Add crushed ice. Dash bitters on top and garnish with orange peel.
Courtesy of Pablo’s Coffee, Denver
Things are Booming in LoDo, Cherry Creek and Aurora
More than 6,000 attendees representing at least 70 countries gathered in Denver from May 19-23 for the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace. Denver last hosted IPW 27 years ago, and this one was particularly special since it marked the showcase’s 50th anniversary.
Approximately 480 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 12 at Denver Place in downtown Denver to celebrate the 12th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. The event served as the kickoff for Colorado Meetings Week in tandem with the MIC of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!
How to cut to the chase about decor decisions, including cost, and create a win-win for everyone.
The Organization: PCs for People is headquartered in Minneapolis and recently opened a Denver office. The nonprofit organization refurbishes and recycles computer equipment from businesses, individuals and government agencies and provides them at little or no cost to families that could not afford them otherwise. PCs for People provides the same services for significantly reduced prices for eligible nonprofit organizations. pcsforpeople.org
Colorado is known as the state of craft beer, but it also has the most distilleries per capita in the country, the oldest craft distillers and some of the most innovative spirits being created. So it should come as no surprise that the first-ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival was held on Feb. 24 at Denver’s Mile High Station to highlight some of the state’s finest spirit artisans and celebrate the launch of the Colorado Spirits Trail.
— 1.5 oz. Absolut Elyx Vodka
— 0.5 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
— 1 oz. fresh grenadine
— 0.75 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
— 5 drops Peychaud’s Bitters
— 2.5 oz. Domaine Chandon sparkling wine (in carafe)