• MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video
  • MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video
  • MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video
  • MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video
  • MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video
  • MIC’s Serving Up Hope Returns on Nov. 9

     
    POSTED October 24, 2022
     
    Photo credit: All Digital Photo & Video

Serving Up Hope, hosted by the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado (MIC) since 1994, gives meeting industry professionals the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and give back to the greater community. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returns on Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield.

Tickets are on sale now for Serving Up Hope, which features food and beverage booths by local restaurants and hotels and awards presented by a panel of judgesThe luncheon thrives on ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Food Bank of the Rockies. The largest hunger-relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region, Food Bank of the Rockies provides an average of 1.5 million meals a week to people in Colorado and Wyoming.  

New to Serving Up Hope in 2022 is the sale of ticket and sponsor packages. To date, this year’s sponsors include Omni Hotels & Resorts, Cvent, Encore, Fogo de Chão, Halcyon, Hotel Boulderado, Table Mountain Inn, Freeman Events, MiHi Entertainment, Moment’s Notice & Company, Alegre Weddings and Events, Interaction Denver, and Shamrock Foods.

Also new this year is the fellows program, which provides the opportunity to give an additional tax-deductible donation in exchange for event tickets, recognition, and advertising. This year’s Fellows to date include Christian Meetings & Events Association, Disney Meetings & Events, Matthews Performance Group, Visit Aurora, IAEE Rocky Mountain Chapter, and 5 Senses Hospitality Management.

History & Save the Date

With roots dating back to 1987, MIC has long promoted the collaboration of meetings industry professionals in Colorado. Incorporated in 2000, MIC is made up of 12 member associations and has hosted an annual conference since 2001. Save the date for the 2023 MIC of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 2-3 at Colorado Convention Center in Denver.  

Since Longmont's Can’d Aid was founded in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits built for underserved youth, and more than 3,000 instruments donated. This has been accomplished with the help of volunteers nationwide and through relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and corporate partners. 

Inspiring an Inclusive Park 

 

The Gate Expansion Program not only has delivered 39 new gates to Denver International Airport (DEN), there will be colorful new artwork. The expansion increases the airport’s capacity by 30%, making it easy for groups to access meeting and event destinations in the state. Outposts of favorite local restaurants also are being added throughout the facility.  

Public Art by Detour

 

When it comes to planning a holiday party for your team or a client, isn’t it nice when you don’t have to worry much about decor? It helps not only the budget but also your checklist.

Here are four of Colorado’s best-known historic hotels from around the state that pull out all the stops to add sparkle and festive activities that delight groups and leisure guests.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver