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DBJ & 9News 9Neighborhoods: Tour Beaver Creek, a ski town with year-round fun (Photos, video)

Denver Business News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:00
Beaver Creek, a resort community located about 2 hours west (120 miles) of Denver, has a worldwide reputation for some of the best skiing Colorado has to offer. But when the snow melts and summer officially kicks off, the resort is overtaken by some of the best barbecue chefs in the state to cook up mouth-watering meats alongside breweries serving up the beer to wash it down. > PHOTOS: Click the image to take a photo tour of Beaver Creek. Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival The Blues, Brews & BBQ…
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Denver's planning for combined retail shows this winter, but plans are up in the air beyond that

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:39
In the wake of Wednesday's announcement that the owner of Salt Lake City's big twice-yearly Outdoor Retailer trade show is buying up the equally big SIA Snow Show that has been in Denver since 2010, it’s no slam dunk that Denver will end up with all the shows. Key members of SnowSports Industries America, a nonprofit trade group, on Wednesday approved the sale of the SIA Snow Snow, one of the Colorado Convention Center's biggest annual events, to California-based Emerald Expositions Events Inc.,…
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United Airlines' dragging incident pulls down its brand perception to historic lows

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:48
United Airlines took a major brand perception hit in the wake of David Dao being dragged from United Express Flight 3411 on April 9. That's the conclusion reached by YouGov BrandIndex, a Palo Alto, California-based research firm that tracks consumer perceptions of more than 1,500 major brands through interviews with more than 4,800 people each weekday. After the Dao dragging incident, YouGov BrandIndex started closely tracking customer perceptions of the United brand. In the immediate wake of…
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How many Colorado college students work while attending school?

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:40
Think back to when you were in college. Did you work? Know any fellow classmates who did? According to a new report, 59.4 percent of Colorado college students work at least 27 weeks per year — slightly more than the national rate of 52 percent. The report, compiled by apartment search site Abodo, notes that most college students who work spend the money on necessities like housing, food, transportation and other monthly bills, as student aid and loans are typically only enough to cover tuition. The…
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From 9News, 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend: Star Wars, Shakespeare, art festivals and more

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:39
It’s that time of year where we ring in summer with festivals — And for some of us, enjoy a three-day weekend. From Star Wars live art, to family-friendly festivals, to stamp collection shows and more, there's no shortage of things to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend. > CLICK HERE for nine things to do in Colorado this weekend.
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Zagat names 18 must-visit rooftop bars in Denver (Photos)

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:13
There's nothing quite kicking back with friends on a rooftop bar on a warm summer evening. And luckily, Denver's options in that department have exploded lately. Zagat — a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) — compiled a list of 18 must-visit rooftop bars in Denver. Some sit five or more stories high, some have shade while others overlook the mountains. Others are decked in flowerbeds or have fire pits. And some are hidden gems scattered throughout the Ballpark neighborhood…
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Fast food: How the parent of Colorado's Einstein Bagels cooked up a $7.5 billion deal for Panera in 54 days

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:41
Multi-billion-dollar deals tend to take a lot of time to bake. But Panera planned $7.5 billion sale to JAB Holding, which controls Colorado-based Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, came together in less than two months.
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DBJ's best of the week for May 20-26: DU's big plans, a less-than-WOW IPO, Trump's budget impact and more

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
Here's our weekly recap of some of our best web-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Click here to join us.) This week, we begin with Caitlin Hendee's look at how the University of Denver's ambitious construction plans will make the campus into Denver's next Union Station. Also, Greg Avery interviews the CEO of Colorado cable company WOW about its less-than-blockbuster public-trading debut this week, and all our reporters spotlight…
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DBJ partners with DRCOG to encourage businesses to participate in Bike to Work Day challenge

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
In just over a month, a lot of Denver commuters will put down their car keys and hop on a bicycle for the city's annual Bike to Work Day event. The one-day event on June 28 encourages people to ride their bikes to work. Companies, nonprofits and government organizations set up stations along popular routes, offering food, water and giveaways. Peter Roper, owner of the Denver Bicycle Café in City Park West, has organized a station for the last three years. "Participating in Bike to Work Day as…
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Hickenlooper signs $26.8 billion budget into law

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:48
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed the $26.8 billion budget bill for next year while surrounded by lawmakers in a celebration that was far more joyous than it was expected to be a few weeks ago. The Democratic governor lauded the bipartisanship and compromise the Joint Budget Committee (made up of both Democrats and Republicans) had in crafting Senate Bill 254, known to the Legislature as the “Long Bill.” But he also acknowledged afterward that it is an “immense relief” that the bill…
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9News: New pocket of gas discovered in Firestone neighborhood where fatal blast killed 2 (Video)

Denver Business News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:12
By Kevin Vaughan, KUSA-9News State officials have discovered a pocket of potentially explosive methane gas beneath a street in the same neighborhood where an April 17 explosion killed two people. Authorities suspect it may have come from a branch of the same underground line blamed for that deadly blast, 9Wants to Know has learned. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), which operated the well that fed the cut line at the heart of the fatal explosion, have installed a venting system…
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Thought Leader: Quick Queries with Zeppelin Development's key architect (Video)

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:45
Many well-known names in Denver are associated with the boom in activity in Denver’s River North neighborhood. But one person who has shaped the look of the neighborhood and whose name may not be as well known is Stephen Dynia, the go-to architect for Zeppelin Development, which redeveloped a former taxi dispatch center and started the RiNo revolution. Dynia answers the DBJ's rapid-fire Quick Queries in this video. Subscribers can read the full profile on Dynia here.
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2 out-of-state salesmen face civil charges in connection with alleged Colorado Ponzi scheme

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:23
Two people from out of state connected to an alleged $15.25 million Ponzi scheme face civil charges in Colorado, a Colorado Court of Appeals said. The move is a reversal of an earlier trial court decision that said a Denver court did not have personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants Antonio Reyes and Craig Kahler, who allegedly were salesmen in the Ponzi scheme. Colorado’s Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome felt strongly that the pair ought to be charged in connection with a Ponzi…
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Thought Leader: RiNo architect Stephen Dynia led design on key projects (Video)

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:02
Stephen Dynia designed all of Zeppelin Development’s buildings in Denver’s River North neighborhood.
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Population growth slows in Denver

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:29
The city of Denver gained fewer people in the year that ended July 1, 2016 than in previous years, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. The city added a net 13,028 people over the more recent one-year span. As of last July 1, Denver had a record 693,060 residents, the agency estimates. But Denver saw gains of 18,582 people the previous year (ending July 1, 2015) and 17,607 the year before that (ending July 1, 2014). The latest numbers, released today, are for the city of Denver only, not…
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DaVita acquires Polish dialysis company

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:26
DaVita Inc. expanded its offerings in Poland Thursday, purchasing dialysis provider Centrum Dializa II as part of its strategy to ramp up its international division. The Polish company runs 47 dialysis centers that treat some 1,750 patients across the eastern European country. Combined with DaVita’s 2013 acquisition of six Polish dialysis centers run previously by rival Fresenius Medical Care, the Denver-based kidney-care provider (NYSE: DVA) now operates 53 centers and employs 830 workers in…
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Denver's next Union Station: DU's chancellor on how master plan will remake the campus

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:57
The 153-year-old University of Denver is investing heavily in a plan to make the campus buzz with activity from both students and the surrounding community.
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Galvanize, CU Denver announce new partnership targeting tech-savvy students

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:14
Galvanize is bringing its coding curriculum to students at the University of Colorado Denver through a new partnership announced Thursday. The Denver-based data science and computer school and university have launched the "Pathways Program," which will allow CU Denver students and eligible high school students to earn academic college credit at the university for completing Galvanize's Web Development Immersive (WDI) program. Galvanize Inc. teaches computer coding and data science to people looking…
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Colorado cable company WOW misses an IPO pop, but going public meets its needs, CEO says

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:09
WideOpenWest exec predicts investors will come to realize growth is looming.
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Anadarko to permanently shut down 3 wells near Firestone home that exploded (Video)

Denver Business News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:55
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. will permanently shut down all three of its active wells in the Firestone neighborhood where a home exploded on April 17, killing two men, executives told neighbors Wednesday. The blast is believed to have been caused by gas leaking from a line connected to one of the wells. The wells have been inspected and deemed safe, but will be shut down anyway as the company recognizes "the special circumstances and sensitivity around this particular equipment," Craig Walters, Anadako's…
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