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Inaugural Class of CMP Fellows Includes Four Coloradoans

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced its first class of CMP Fellows. The program was introduced last year to recognize current and emeritus CMPs who continue to make a significant investment in the betterment of the events industry and community of people working within it. CMP Fellows benefit from access to exclusive networking opportunities, peer-to-peer collaborations, and opportunities at EIC and other industry events. Four Coloradoans were among the first 65 inductees.

A Toast to Being Environmentally Kind


Colorado is delivering delicious beers and spirits to the world, and the businesses producing them are being kind to our planet in the process.

» Marble Distilling Co. in downtown Carbondale has partnered with global innovator Siemens to become the most sustainable zero-waste distillery around. Groups can host a gathering in the tasting room and on the patios, take part in a bottling party, and book the five luxury suites upstairs at Distillery Inn. There is also a tasting room in Aspen.

Cherry Creek Property Transforms into Hotel Clio


The former JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and reopened in March as Hotel Clio, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Co. and operated by Denver-based Sage Hospitality Group, the luxury hotel in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood has 193 guest rooms, six suites, two spacious ballrooms, 10 event rooms, and an intimate rooftop deck with Rocky Mountain views.

Building Brand Presence on Social Media

Encourage engagement with your professional and personal social network.

These days, many of us live and breathe social media. We scroll for the latest news, a good laugh, and updates on the happenings of family and friends; post about the latest happenings in our own lives; watch last night’s concert reels; and view the most recent viral meme—the list goes on. We consume a vast amount of information. Considering the time spent on a multitude of platforms, have you thought about being more strategic?

Vibrant Cheyenne Is Worth a Trip North of the Border


Wyoming’s capital city is an icon in the American West and the gateway to Wyoming’s Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. The city’s slogan, “Cheyenne—Live the Legend,” sets the tone—encouraging groups to meet, take a step back in time, and get outdoors. Cheyenne offers a vibrant arts culture, lively brewery scene, and wide range of attractions and events for groups. For example, Cheyenne Frontier Days, dating back to 1897, features 10 days of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competition and nightly concerts.

Rye Biscus


Amanda Engelhorn, Spirit Hound Distillers’ tasting room manager and resident mixologist, uses Colorado ingredients in her unique cocktail recipes such as Rye Biscus to highlight the flavor profiles of spirits being used. Engelhorn can share tips and tricks for making cocktails with groups visiting the distillery’s tasting room in Lyons, which has a large outdoor lawn and covered patio. 

Travel Classics West Event Coming to Vail


Colorado has been selected to host the prestigious Travel Classics West conference at the Grand Hyatt Vail on Sept. 22-25. The event features leading magazine editors, award-winning travel writers, and destinations from around the world. For 26 years, the conference has brought media together for three days of presentations, networking, and after-hours fun. A highlight of the gathering, which sold out quickly, is a Taste of Colorado dinner hosted by the Colorado Tourism Office.

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