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NY Times looks at local push at dual-brand Hyatt in downtown Denver

The New York Times reported on the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place in downtown Denver in a story on the national trend towards local art and culture at budget hotels.

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In Denver, the new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown, combining a budget business hotel and an extended-stay option (from $149), recently opened with lobby décor that defies brand norms to include an art installation made of snowboards, another made of climbing ropes, and a third of wood harvested from trees killed by pine beetles. Several pairs of locally made Icelantic skis are on display, and interested guests are directed to buy them from a shop nearby.

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Technical.ly says Denver startup scene is at "tipping point"

Technical.ly came, saw and said Denver's startup scene is at a "tipping point."

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Denver's early IT sector developed out of telecom, government security and a unicorn or two. Celebrations of Denver's millennial boom and ensuing entrepreneurship boom all come with requisite mentions of the city's outdoor lifestyle, with its few hour drive to rich skiing and closer still to hiking and rock climbing. Josh Swihart, the cofounder of Aventeer and the CEO of Aspenware, joked that some of his team might get snowed in their homes on workdays yet be able to make it out to ski.

That fits neatly with ideas that Denver is a strong hub for digital health and fitness startups  -- more than 125 of them are in Denver, many of which may take space at the forthcoming Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation space.

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First Denver offer goes up on real-estate crowdfunding platform

The first Denver offer was listed on Origin Capital's real-estate crowdfunding platform, reported Crowdfund Insider.

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Origin is now crowdfunding its first commercial building in Denver.

Origin co-founder Michael Episcope explained that real estate crowdfunding is growing fast. Predictions place over $3 billion raised via crowdfunding for 2016. But Origin is matching its goals with investors; "we're not marketing other people’s deals. Our firm owns Denver Corporate Center and will own it for the same period as our investors," said Episcope.

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Bloomberg interviews TRVE's Allison Huffman for story on female brewers

Bloomberg talked with TRVE's Allison Huffman for a piece on female brewers.

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What is happening over at The Acid Temple?
The Acid Temple is where we do our mixed culture fermentations. Our mixed [yeast] culture program is fairly new, so we're in the process of learning how to work with our house culture and getting an idea of how it behaves in various conditions. We are fermenting in both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. We also just got two foeders [large oak vats typically used to age wine] in last week and we're excited to see what kind of character we get from them. We're also looking forward to getting local produce this spring and summer to use in beer.

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Storage.com blogs about "Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals"

Storage.com published a post on the "3 Best Denver Neighborhoods for Young Professionals."

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If you want to live in an area with plenty to do but prefer not to deal with the noise, traffic, and parking challenges, Platt Park could be a great option for you. In addition, if you’d rather buy instead of rent, Platt Park is a relatively affordable option compared to many of the alternatives in Denver. Though this probably won't be a possibility for a recent college graduate, there is the opportunity to buy for young professionals who have had a little time to get established.

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Gayot names Fruition to list of top 10 romantic eateries

Fruition was on Gayot's list of the "Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S."

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Fruition is the culmination of chef-owner Alex Seidel's culinary dreams. While this charming Denver restaurant may be small in stature, the elegantly refined comfort food favors big, bold flavors that never disappoint.

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Modern Farmer delves into Super Bowl MVP's chicken coop

Modern Farmer looked into Denver Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's love of poultry.

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We may be losing farmers at a pretty scary rate, but we can add one more to the ranks once his football career is over: Super Bowl winner and Denver Broncos' linebacker Von Miller.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Miller -- who's 26 and studied poultry science at Texas A&M -- has a small chicken coop in his 3,000-square-foot backyard, which houses about 40 to 50 birds. (Roosters are his favorite.) He flew out to Valencia, California, to shadow chicken farmers, which you can check out in this Sports Illustrated video below.

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WSJ takes winter trip to Denver

The Wall Street Journal ignored the ski resorts and reported on a family vacation to Denver.

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THERE IS A single line of purple seats at the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field, indicating a height of 5,280 feet above sea level. Such reminders that you're in the Mile High City are never far away in Denver, but this town has quietly risen above its reputation for thin air, bearded skiers and a mega-hub airport; it's now equally known for world-class food along with insane vistas and other outdoor pursuits that don't involve $160 lift tickets. My family has its little secret go-to spot in the Caribbean, but the kids wanted to try something new this winter, so we decided to give Denver a few days to win us over.

Chloe, an amateur photographer, is a sophomore at NYU. Sam is a sports-loving high school pitcher, and Jonah, 12, had to be torn away from his computer to make the flight. My wife, Leslie, a super-healthy foodie, headed up planning.

Denver isn't really in the Rocky Mountains. It's more of a base camp at their edge: the last flat spot to pitch your tent as you head west for gold. All of the visitor literature warns that you will get winded walking up stairs and tipsy on a single beer, but, given our mild, touristy level of physical exertion, all the thin air did was stoke our appetites, which was fine, because Leslie had a long list of restaurants she wanted to try.

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AP talks to local brewers about Breckenridge buyout

The Associated Press reported on the reaction to Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of Breckenridge Brewery from Grandma's House and others.

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In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. He saves money on heating bills by pushing up space heaters against his fermenting tanks and covering the tops with blankets. He's invited homebrewers who want to break into the industry to use his expensive brewing system to try making larger batches.

Fuerst is one of many transplants lured to Colorado by the state's reputation as a place where beer drinkers spend hours on breweries' sunny patios trying every imaginable twist on beer, often with dogs and kids in tow, a state whose governor is a former craft beer magnate who had an array of taps installed at the governor's mansion. But Fuerst fears that idyllic lifestyle is in danger now that the world's largest beer maker, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has staked a claim to Colorado's craft beer paradise.

Fuerst worries InBev could use its distribution leverage and buying power to squeeze other craft beers out of liquor store shelves, discount its own craft beer line and buy up raw materials after its purchase last month of Breckenridge Brewery, which was part of the first wave of craft breweries to open in Colorado in the 1990s.

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Grantmakers in the Arts spotlights Bonfils-Stanton

The organization showcased Bonfils-Stanton Foundation's initiatives and accomplishments in a blog post.

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Bonfils-Stanton is excited to be fostering dialogue on diversity and equity in the arts by convening community conversations on how arts organizations can better serve more diverse audiences. President and CEO Gary Steuer wrote a recent blog post detailing their efforts to enhance arts engagement with diverse communities. He writes:
 
The goal was to elicit honest dialogue about the barriers and successes of engaging diverse audiences… I think we all recognize -- the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation included -- that this can be difficult work. It can sometimes be uncomfortable, it can take us out of our comfort zone, and to do it right sometimes requires significant institutional change.
 
Two projects worth highlighting -- both in dance -- would be their partnerships with Wonderbound and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. The Foundation was instrumental in guiding the evolution of Wonderbound, a modern dance company committed to working with live music performed by local musicians of all types and integrating other art forms from poetry to visual arts. Wonderbound has embedded itself as an agent of change within a community perceived as challenged, the epicenter of Denver's homeless population.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is Denver's most prominent African-American cultural organization with a national and international profile. The Foundation just recently committed to a significantly increased level of support (a 400% increase!) in order to invest in building a stronger infrastructure to enhance development, communications, and the operations of their school and theatre.

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Dell pegs Denver as no. 8 on its list of "future-ready cities"

Dell ranked Denver eighth on its list of "future-ready cities" in the U.S., sandwiched between Seattle and Portland.

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Dell commissioned IHS Economics to find proxy indicators that define those characteristics. The resulting index is a model intended to help decision makers understand what makes certain cities more prepared for future growth.

"We're very confident these cities will grow faster in the next five to ten years than most other cities," said James Diffley, IHS Economics Group Managing Director for U.S. Regional Services.

The rankings revealed no definitive formula for achieving future readiness, though education figured prominently. The top four cities overall were also the top four of cities with the highest percentages of undergraduate and graduate school degrees.

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HuffPost publishes "Girl's Guide to Denver's Craft Breweries"

The Huffington Post ran a story about a non-beer drinker's adventures in Denver at Ratio, Epic, DeSteeg and Black Shirt Brewing.

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Denver's brewpubs are as varied and creative as the beers they produce. Each one is different in terms of vibe, decor, and food served -- or in lieu of a kitchen which food truck parks on premises. Whether you want an Imperial Red Rye Stout at a heavy metal-themed brewery, or a Smoked and Oaked Belgian-Style Ale at one that transports you back to your grandma's house, Denver has it.

Having both worked in marketing for over 20 years Laura and I quickly anointed the day's outing "The Over-47-Year-Old Girl's Guide to Denver's Craft Beer Bars." After enlisting her very nice and patient husband to be our designated driver, we were on our way.

We made it to four breweries before deciding it was time for a cocktail. You can take the girl out of the martini, but you can't a martini out of the girl... or something like that.

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CNN covers Denver companies that allow marijuana on the job

CNN covered FlowhubMassRoots and High There! in Denver in a piece on cannabis-friendly workplaces.

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Kyle Sherman and Chase Wiseman cofounded Flowhub, which provides software for the cannabis industry, in 2015. The Denver-based startup has been a weed-friendly workplace from day one.

"Our philosophy at Flowhub is to get s*** done," said Sherman. "If it helps our employees get work done, then we don't care if they consume at work."

Sherman and Chase both consume marijuana at work, either in weekly brainstorming meetings or toward the end of the day.

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Zillow projects Denver as top housing market for 2016

Zillow forecast metro Denver as the hottest housing market in the U.S. for 2016.

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No. 1: Denver

The ZHVI is expected to increase 5 percent year-over-year in the Denver metro, where the unemployment rate is a low 3.1 percent. Neighborhoods in Aurora, CO -- Delmar Parkway, Highline Villages and Centretech -- are the hottest. Denver’s Ruby Hill is also among the metro’s hottest 'hoods.

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AIGA Colorado posts video of Rick Griffith on mentorship

AIGA Colorado posted a video of Rick Griffith of Denver graphic design studio MATTER speaking about mentorship.

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Rick Griffith is one of the most promi­nent names in Denver's design com­mu­nity. Besides head­ing the renowned stu­dio and type lab­o­ra­tory MATTER the past 16 years, he is the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of Denver, and President Emeritus for Colorado's AIGA chapter. He has also spent nearly two decades teach­ing his craft to var­i­ous col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in the Denver area.

"I've been lucky enough to have sev­eral men­tors," Griffith nar­rates. "Many, per­haps, unaware of the influ­ence they've had on me." In the video he explores the idea of men­tor­ship and its impor­tance in the career of design, all the while demon­strating a print process using tra­di­tional techniques.

"In some ways, the mentee is just as impor­tant as the mentor."

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