Past Events

2020

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09/29/2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Economist, Don Rissmiller
The Denver Country Club, Denver

The Economic Club of Colorado is pleased to have guest speaker Don Rissmiller join us for a Signature Luncheon.  Mr. Rissmiller is a partner at Strategas Research Partners and the firm’s chief economist, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas’ high-frequency econometric forecasting. Rissmiller’s research has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey for the past two years, and he was voted their Best Up & Coming economist in 2008. Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, he was an economist and managing director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, Rissmiller worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on the analysis of US macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. Rissmiller earned his AB in economics magna cum laude from Harvard University.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an economic forecast from a leading economist.

 

 

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06/17/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Backstage Event at Maria Empanada with Founder, Lorena Cantarovici
Maria Empanada, Riverview Location, Denver CO

We are excited to take you “backstage” at Maria Empanada to hear from entrepreneur and founder, Lorena Cantarovici.  Lorena will share her story of how she came to Denver from Argentina with only $300 in her pocket but determined to make it. Lorena started selling empanadas from her kitchen, mostly to friends and family. Six years and several locations later, that effort has paid off: Maria Empanada has won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Award for Colorado; Zagat rated the company as “one of the 12 hottest new bakeries across America;” they’ve appeared on the Food Network twice and were recognized as one of the Eight Breakout Brands of 2018 by the nation’s top restaurant industry magazine.  Come enjoy an evening of empanadas and entrepreneurship (as well as some wine!) with your fellow members.  Don’t forget to bring a guest to enjoy the event with you!

 

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05/27/2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Signature Luncheon: The Colorado Economy with Richard Wobbekind
The Economic Club of Colorado, Denver CO

Please join us on May 27th to discuss the Colorado economy with Richard Wobbekind.  To register for the Zoom virtual event, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c_1vbBnZTnetYX-51zKtMg

Mr. Wobbekind is the Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, and Senior Economist at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Mr. Wobbekind will discuss Colorado’s economy and share his economic forecast for the state.  For more information on Mr. Wobbekind, please visit: https://www.colorado.edu/business/richard-l-wobbekind.  Please join us for this informative discussion.

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05/12/2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
China's Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic with Benjamin Shobert
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

 

Benjamin Shobert, author of Blaming China, will join us to discuss the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal, insights and implications within China of the COVID-19 crisis and how the 2020 presidential election will make use of blaming China.  Don’t miss this insightful and informative discussion.  Register today: : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YwsOB_xyTfee2Y-DZ1h12g

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04/30/2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A Conversation with Danielle DiMartino Booth
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Please join us for a conversation with Danielle DiMartino Booth.  Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jDL_UmftT8SLsbwYr5OHpQ

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04/24/2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Energy Update with Mike Rothman
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Please register here to join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jDL_UmftT8SLsbwYr5OHpQ

 

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04/16/2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
POSTPONED: The Future of Space Travel and Space Investing
The Denver Country Club, Denver

Signature Luncheon, DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO LATER IN THE YEAR
The Future of Space Travel and Space Investing with Dylan Taylor
The Denver Country Club

Please join us as we discuss the future of space travel and the future of investing in space with Dylan Taylor.  Dylan Taylor is a global business leader and philanthropist. He is an active pioneer in the space exploration industry as a CEO, investor, thought leader and futurist. Currently, Dylan serves as Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, a multi-national space holding firm that acquires and integrates leading space exploration enterprises globally.

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04/14/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Impact of the COVID Crisis on the Economy with Brian Wesbury
Zoom Webinar, Denver CO

Don’t miss this event.  Register here: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vkv4nlKuSnKK0vve68xKVw

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02/27/2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon: The Future of Leadership
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Signature Luncheon: The Future of Leadership

February 27th

Luncheon from 11:30-1:30

with an optional workshop from 1:45-3:00

JW Marriott, Salon 2

150 Clayton Lane

As Thomas Friedman has said, technology is accelerating faster than our ability to adapt.  In your lifetime, you’ve seen industries and businesses disrupted by a changing world (think Blockbuster, Kodak and Xerox).  What are the implications of this changing world on leadership and what does leadership of the future look like?  This discussion will be led by Ali Boyd, an executive coach and University of Denver professor.  After lunch, there will be an option to participate in an interactive workshop that will examine your own current leadership and preparedness for the future.  During the workshop, you will identify actionable practices to apply to your work and life.  Registration will close on February 20th so register now!

Please use the following link to register:

http://www.rsvpbook.com/futureofleadership

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2019

Date/Time Event
12/05/2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Signature Holiday Party at Bruto
Bruto, Denver CO

The Economic Club of Colorado hosted a Signature Holiday Party at Bruto.  Members experienced this hot new restaurant by Kelly Whitaker in the Dairy Block.  Kelly joined us to talk about his passion for heritage grains which are a foundation of Bruto’s menu and his work to restore local heritage grains through his organization Noble Grain Alliance.  Kelly also discussed how the space in the Dairy Block blends hospitality and retail into a seamlessly connected format.  Members and guests enjoyed ringing in the holidays with fellow members while enjoying some of the best food in Denver and hearing from Bruto’s founder. Afterward, cocktails were hosted at Run for the Roses, a fabulous new speakeasy in the same building.

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10/19/2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Signature Breakfast with Katie Nixon
Denver Country Club, Denver CO

ECC hosted a Signature Breakfast with Katie Nixon, CNBC commentator and Chief Investment Officer at Northern Trust.  Ms. Nixon discussed signal versus noise in a breakfast session designed to share how to determine what is really important in terms of information in regard to investing and what is really just “noise” – which may be interesting, but ultimately not important.

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09/26/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with the Governor
The Westin Downtown Denver, Denver CO

The Economic Club of Colorado is pleased to announce that we will host a Signature Luncheon with Governor Polis on September 26th.  Governor Polis will discuss his time in office thus far, what he sees as Colorado’s biggest challenges and how he believes those challenges will be overcome.  The Governor’s luncheon is always one of our members’ favorite events so register today.

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08/29/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Backstage Art Walk at Visions West and RedLine
Visions West Contemporary, Denver CO

Please join us for a social and cultural evening as we take a private art walk in one of Denver’s hottest areas: the RiNo Art District.  We will begin our tour at Visions West Gallery where you will socialize with fellow members and get a tour from the Director of Visions West.  After we have time to explore the art at Visions West, we will take a short walk to RedLine, a non-profit contemporary art center where we will tour the center and its art with RedLine’s Director.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Don’t miss this chance to explore two exciting galleries and mingle with your fellow ECC members.

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05/28/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Backstage Event at The Coloradan with Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners
The Coloradan, Denver CO

Please join us for a social and informative evening as we tour the new Coloradan with Chris Frampton, the Managing Partner of East West Partners.  Chris will take us on a tour of The Coloradan and discuss how this project along with Union Station have drastically increased the commerce in the area, created a connection to downtown for Denverites and given the area new relevance.  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your fellow members over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as tour one of Denver’s most exciting new developments.  To register, please contact Courtney Kanouff, our Executive Director, at [email protected]

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05/08/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Benjamin Shobert, author of Blaming China
Denver Country Club, Denver CO

Benjamin Shobert leads strategy at Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research’s (AI&R) Healthcare NExT business unit.  Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the founder and managing director of Rubicon Strategy Group, a healthcare and biotech strategy consulting service focused on market access, government affairs, and regulatory analysis work in China and across Southeast Asia. He is a senior associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research, a Washington, DC, think tank.  He has been a regular columnist for Forbes and has appeared on CNBC Asia’s Morning Squawk Box, CCTV, CNN, and ABC World News.  Mr. Shobert’s writing has been featured on CNBC and in China Business Review, Fortune Magazine (China), Harvard Asia Quarterly, Slate, Yale University’s China Hands Magazine, and many other publications.  Blaming China, his new book, argues that America’s political economy is struggling to discern between what the country should have done differently with globalization in general and our approach to China specifically.  If you are interested in attending, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Kanouff, at [email protected]onomicclubcolorado.com.

 

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04/10/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Jason Trennert
TBD, Denver CO

Jason Trennert is the Chairman and CEO of Strategas and its related companies.  Trennert is known as one of Wall Street’s top thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy. His research pieces are read by leading institutional investors and corporate executives across the globe.  Widely quoted in the domestic and foreign press, Jason is a regular guest on business news programs broadcast by CNBC, CNBC Italia, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV, among others. He is the author of three books about investing and the investment business. My Side of the Street was published by St. Martin’s Press in May 2015. La Pancia degli Americani, a collection of essays about President Trump translated into Italian by Linda De Luca, was published in 2017. He has penned several op-eds for The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Investor’s Business Daily.

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02/20/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Mike Rothman of Cornerstone Analytics
The Halcyon Hotel, Denver CO

Mike Rothman is one of the top energy analysts in the world, prized by clients for his original views, which are informed by decades of personal history with key leaders of OPEC, steeled by his sharp analysis of critical supply and demand issues.  Expect a riveting talk followed by Q&A.  For more information on attending, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Kanouff, at [email protected]

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01/30/2019
5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Backstage Event at Denver Milk Market with Frank Bonanno
Denver Milk Market, Denver CO

Economic Club of Colorado is pleased to invite its members and guests to an evening at the popular Denver Milk Market.  Denver Milk Market is an all-local, all-wonderful mix of take-away and dine-in restaurants and bars.  The Milk Market aims to draw in travelers, visitors, neighbors and fans to shop a little, drink a little, eat a little and celebrate a lot in the very heart of the Ballpark Neighborhood here in Denver.  We will be joined by Frank Bonanno, the founder of the Milk Market, as well as other famed Denver restaurants including Mizuna, Luca, Osteria Marco, Bones and several others.  For more information on attending this event, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Kanouff, at [email protected]

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2018

Date/Time Event
11/14/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Event with the Founder and CEO of ibotta
TBD, Denver CO

Please join us for a Signature Luncheon with Bryan Leach, the Founder and CEO of ibotta.  When he realized the need for a more innovative approach to connecting brands, retailers, and consumers through mobile technology, Bryan decided to found ibotta. Bryan made it his mission to empower smartphone-savvy shoppers with an easy way to earn cash back on their everyday purchases. Today, the company is the industry leader in offline performance-based mobile marketing.  Brian will share his story and the story of ibotta with us over lunch.  Please save the date.

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10/10/2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Backstage Event: Law's Whiskey
Law’s Whiskey House, Denver CO

Please join us for a fun and casual evening with your fellow Club members at Law’s Whiskey.  After taking a tour of the facility, Founder and CEO, Alan Law will talk to us about founding the Company, the business and share a tasting with us.  Be sure to save-the-date for this fun opportunity to connect to other members and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a Colorado company.

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09/10/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Event with Jack Jacobs
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Please save the date for a Signature Event with Jack Jacobs.  Jacobs has had multiple and varied successful careers including serving in the military, as a successful businessman and as a frequent political commentator on MSNBC.  Jacobs is a retired Colonel and during his military career, received three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat decoration. Jacobs will speak about and analyze current international events and America’s role on the global political stage.  Please save the date.

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05/30/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Backstage Event: Uncorked
Uncorked Kitchen, Centennial CO

Join your fellow ECC members for a fun, collaborative cooking class at Uncorked Kitchen.   Uncorked kitchen specializes in getting groups to work together in fun and unique ways that promote creativity and foster relationships.   Please bring a guest or join us on your own for this fun and engaging evening.

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04/11/2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Governor Hickenlooper
Le Meridian, Denver CO

Each year, The Economic Club of Colorado hosts Colorado’s current governor to discuss the state-of-the-state, issues facing Colorado and possible solutions the Governor favors.   This luncheon is always a favorite event with members.  This year is sure to be interesting as Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the club for his last time as Governor.

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03/08/2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Nancy Lazar
Westin Downtown Denver, Denver CO

Ms. Nancy Rosalie Lazar is a Partner at Cornerstone Macro, LLC. Ms. Lazar leads the economic research team at the firm. Prior to founding the firm, she was Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of International Strategy & Investment Group LLC for more than 20 years. Ms. Lazar founded the firm and was an Economist at the firm since 1991. Ms. Lazar has been an Institutional Investor-ranked Economist for the past 16 years, and has been ranked number one in 2015, after ranking number two for the past four years. Ms. Lazar will discuss the global economic outlook as well as current events that she believes will influence the economy.  

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02/13/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Backstage Event at MCA Denver
MCA Denver, Denver CO

On February 13, The Economic Club of Colorado will host a night you won’t want to miss at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (“MCA Denver”).  ECC Members and Guests will be treated to a tour by one of the directors of the museum and one of its curators.  The tour will include a behind the scenes discussion of the exhibits, the artists and the process of selecting the exhibits.  For more information on the exhibits at MCA, please visit: https://mcadenver.org/exhibitions

For more information on attending this event, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Kanouff, at [email protected]

 

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01/18/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Signature Luncheon with Maya MacGuineas
The Art, a hotel, Denver CO

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joined us for a lunch program on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  MacGuineas offered  her thoughts on the tax legislation currently being considered by Congress and the outcome of these negotiations, the overall economy, and short and long-term fiscal issues, including the budget and national debt.

MacGuineas testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly. Once dubbed “an anti-deficit warrior” by The Wall Street Journal, MacGuineas comments often on broadcast news and is widely cited by the national press.  She has worked at the Brookings Institution and on Wall Street.  As a political independent, she has advised numerous candidates for office from both parties, and works regularly with members of Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy.

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2017

Date/Time Event
12/04/2017
12:00 am
Signature Dinner with Dana Perino
Denver Country Club, Denver CO

Dana Perino addressed the ECC the evening of December 4th.  Dana Perino served as the 26th White House Press Secretary, serving under President George W. Bush.  You may also know Dana as a co-host on the Fox News program, The Five.  This event was well attended.  We received overwhelming feedback from both members and guests that this was one of their favorite speakers because of Ms. Perino’s candor, humor and down-to-earth nature.

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10/25/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Ski Industry In Colorado
The Denver Country Club, Denver

Michael Barkin, the CFO of Vail resorts, joined us in October.  Mr. Barkin spoke about the ski industry in Colorado, it’s economic impact on the state and the future of the ski industry.   This event received excellent feedback from our members and guests.

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08/16/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Backstage Event at Dazbog Coffee
Dazbog Coffee Company, Denver CO

Please join us for a Backstage Event at Dazbog Coffee’s headquarters.  We will tour the facility where their coffee is roasted and their flavors created.  Leo Yuffa, one of the founders of Dazbog will guide the tour, share his personal story of founding the company and talk about the what he sees as the future of the company.

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05/23/2017
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Artificial Intelligence and Other True Stories about our Technological Future
The Denver Country Club, Denver

Our May luncheon with Dag Kittlaus, one of the co-founders of Siri, was a thought-provoking and exciting event entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Other True Stories about our Technological Future”.  Dag told the story of Siri’s birth and childhood and explored the incredible technology breakthroughs that will shape our future sooner rather than later including AI, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology followed by a Q& A session.  Dag was the CEO and Co-founder of Siri before selling it to Apple in 2010 where he ran Siri and speech recognition working closely with Steve Jobs until the initial launch in 2011.  Dag is currently the CEO and Co-founder of Viv Labs which was acquired by Samsung in 2016 to create and scale the next generation of AI Assistants. 

 

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