The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado hosted a record attendance of over 1,200 attendees at the 17th Annual MIC Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 14-15 at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). This is the first year a second day was added for all attendees. Next year’s conference will be held March 13-14, 2018 at CCC.
The International Live Event Association – Denver Chapter hosted its 12th annual Designer Showcase on Feb. 21 at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel in Lone Tree. The event highlighted collaborative efforts of members and other event colleagues in the form of four trendsetting vignettes, each illustrating a city where an ILEA chapter is located.
—3-4 basil leaves
—2.5 oz. blanco tequila (Casamigos)
—1 oz. agave nectar
—1.5 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
—splash of soda
—lime wheel for garnish
—sugar or salt
The International Live Events Association has announced its International Board of Governers for its 2017-2018 fiscal year. The purpose of the International Board of Governors is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decision about the future of ILEA. The new officers are as following:
The National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter pulled out all the stops for “Speakeasy – A Gatsby Affair,” an awards gala held at the new Larimer Social in downtown Denver on Feb. 16.
Groups have taken to the kitchen for teambuilding and corporate respite for decades. There’s nothing a thoughtful and engaging chef can’t teach to even the most seasoned guests. Take it to another level of intimacy by joining chefs in the fields, on farms and at the forefront of culinary masterpieces.
CHEFS & CHEESEMAKERS
The Last Supper
Rawah Ranch, Glendevey
Recently, I wrote about examples of two lodging properties’ impactful ways to give back. Colorado’s meeting and event industry associations also are champions of good causes, including the National Association of Catering and Events - Greater Denver Chapter’s first-ever Bunks to Backpacks on Aug. 8 at Four Mile Historic Park from 4 – 9 p.m.
The event production and destination management company that has served Colorado since 1969 has rebranded itself as Imprint Group.
In early 2018, the Jacquard, part of the Autograph Collection will open with Jason Dorfman as its general manager in Denver. In the Cherry Creek North neighborhood, the hotel will be owned and operated by Stonebridge Companies, which is also based in Denver.
It’s always fun to talk about new happenings around Colorado, and 2017 is proving to be a banner year for places of interest to groups.
In Aspen, Hotel Jerome is integrating the neighboring Aspen Times Building into the historic Hotel Jerome will expand the property’s guest capacity through the addition of eight new rooms and revitalization of the courtyard between the two buildings, including a repositioned pool, two hot tubs, two new meeting rooms, deck, lawn and patio. Plans also include a barbershop and speakeasy.