Upcoming events

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Denver University’s Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, 2101 S. University Blvd, Denver 80210
    • 87
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    Colorado's Economic Outlook: Panel & Discussion

    Please join DBS to learn about Colorado's economic opportunities and challenges from our expert panel:  

    • Randy Thelen is Vice President of Economic Development at Downtown Denver Partnership
    • Kate Watkins is Chief Economist for the Colorado General Assembly
    • Richard Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Associate Dean & Senior Economist at the University of Colorado Boulder

    When: Tues, April 30, 5:30-8:30pm

    Where: Denver University’s Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, 2101 S. University Blvd, Denver

    Parking: Park in Lot E or Joy Burns Center which is a short walk.

    DBS Economic Panel

    Speakers' Bios

    Randy Thelen - Vice President of Economic Development at Downtown Denver Partnership - As VP of Economic Development, Randy is helping guide the growth of Denver’s economic base. Thelen works with financial institutions, developers and government representatives to attract & plan for new development, recruit & retain employers, promote Downtown as an innovative economic hub, and develop diverse housing options in Denver. Before joining Downtown Denver Partnership, Randy was SVP of Economic Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the President of Lakeshore Advantage. An entrepreneur, Thelen has led economic development efforts in Western Michigan and played key roles in urban development projects in Downtown Detroit. Randy holds a bachelor's degree from Alma College and a master's degree in applied economics from Binghamton University.

    Kate Watkins - Chief Economist for the Colorado General Assembly - Kate is the Chief Economist for the Colorado state legislature's nonpartisan research agency, Legislative Council Staff. Watkins leads a team of economists who provide economic research, revenue forecasting, and fiscal policy analyses that inform the state budget and school finance. While serving at the Denver branch of the Kansas City Fed, Kate worked with Alison Felix to author "The Impact of an Aging U.S. Population on State Tax Revenues". Earlier, she was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Watkins holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Denver. Kate earned a master's degree in sociology and is pursuing her doctorate at Cornell University. Her dissertation offers a sociology of financial literacy.

    Richard Wobbekind - Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations & Senior Economist at the University of Colorado Boulder - The Executive Director of Business Research, Rich directs the annual development of CU Boulder's consensus forecast for Colorado's economy and produces the quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index for Colorado. Wobbekind teaches graduate business courses in macroeconomics, public policy, entrepreneurship and managerial economics. Each year, Rich participates in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Regional Economic Roundtable, and he is a member of the Governor's Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee. Wobbekind holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, and masters and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Skylight, 833 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
    • 148
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    Summer Social

    Celebrate summer with the Denver Business Series on Thursday, July 11 at Skylight, a new indoor/outdoor venue on Santa Fe Boulevard. 

    This year's Summer Social will feature local distilleries, breweries and wineries as we gather for a fun night of networking!  From 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., the outdoor courtyard will be sparkling with lights and light bites will be provided.

    When: Thursday, July 11, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Where: 833 Santa Fe Drive

    Dress Code: Business casual

    Free Parking: The Skylight has a free parking lot with 50 spots after 5 pm.  Details will be sent upon registration.


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    Silver Sponsors

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Past events

25 Mar 2019 Coohill's: An Evening of Networking
06 Dec 2018 Come Make Merry: 2018 DBS Holiday Party!
15 Nov 2018 Tequila and Tacos: A Networking Event at Lime
24 Oct 2018 Artificial Intelligence: Colorado Companies Shaping the Future
28 Aug 2018 Creating Craft Cocktails: A Networking Event at Mythology Distillery
28 Jun 2018 Summer Social 2018
24 May 2018 Always Evolving…Colorado’s Outdoor Performance Wear Industry
25 Apr 2018 Working with Boards of Directors
28 Feb 2018 DISCOVERING PROSPECTS OF BLOCKCHAIN - BEYOND BITCOIN…
18 Jan 2018 2018 USA AND COLORADO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
13 Dec 2017 Denver Business Series Holiday Party
09 Nov 2017 Aviation in Colorado: Perspectives from Industry Insiders
10 May 2017 HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH A NON-PROFIT BOARD
08 Mar 2017 CYBER ATTACKS: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
24 Jan 2017 2017 COLORADO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
08 Dec 2016 HOLIDAY PARTY 2016
05 Dec 2016 The 52nd annual Colorado Business Economic Forecast
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10 May 2016 How Technology Drives the Front Range Economy - A Panel Discussion
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02 Dec 2015 2015 Holiday Party
20 Oct 2015 The Art of Negotiation - Architecting Exceptional Deals
16 Sep 2015 DBS September Networking Social Event
23 Jun 2015 DBS Summer Social at Artwork Network
28 May 2015 Social Business Panel and Networking Event
17 Mar 2015 March Networking Event
26 Feb 2015 Mexico: Investment Opportunities & Challenges