November 23, 2016

What a fitting time of year to say  thank you from COBRT. 

Thank you to our collaborators, our advocates, our creators. 

Thank you to our Weekly News readers, especially for sharing this newsletter and growing its audience widely.

Thank you to our listeners who tune into Connect & Collaborate radio live or who download the podcasts.

Thank you to all of you who help make Colorado businesses thrive.

We wish you an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. 

Colorado Business Roundtable
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4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or  live stream online. Podcasts are available at  www.cobrt.com/radio and on your favorite podcast app the day after live airing.

Stream or Download These  Recent Episodes
November 18 - Peter Moore - VITAL for Colorado, Election Day Review 
November 21 - Tom Lipetzky and Brent Boydston - Colorado Ag Trade to Mexico
November 22 - Rebecca Laurie - DORA - Sunrise/Sunset Review Process

Still to come this week: 
November 23 - Anthony Lambatos  - Footers Catering
November 24 - Sirine Swede & Molly McCoy - Women Entrepreneurs (encore presentation)
November 25 - Stan Litow - P-Tech Schools (encore presentation)
November 28 - Anna Ewing - COIN 
November 29 - COBRT - Legislative Preview
November 30 - Barbara Kreisman - DU Executive MBA program 
December 1 - Kym McNicholas - Tech & Innovation 
December 2 - Peter Moore - VITAL for Colorado 
International Business 
COBRT is pleased to join the City and County of Denver in presenting a discussion with Mayor Michael Hancock about the importance of international trade. There will also be an expert panel discussion and updates from our own Denver International Airport -- the 19th busiest airport in the world, according to Airports Council International. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss not only why international trade matters but how you and your company can be or stay involved. 

Thanks to our generous partners, there is no cost to attend or pre-registration required. See you on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM MST in the City Conference Room, Level 6, NW Side of Terminal, Denver International Airport.
Economic Development
Many of us consider the broader implications of our spending and consumption. Our economy is enhanced with a variety of options, from our Business Roundtable Fortune 200 companies to our neighbors who own and operate small businesses. We urge you to spend with this in mind on Saturday, America's Small Business Saturday. To find small businesses near you, all you have to do is use this map and grab your wallet! We guarantee there's a place nearby that you didn't know about, or one that you've been meaning to check it out. Small Business Saturday is the day! Create your own custom small business graphics here.
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The launch was an hour later than originally planned, but it still made it in the window! At 6:42 PM EST last Saturday, November 19, 2016, the NOAA/NASA GOES-R Satellite launched from Kennedy Space Center. "The next generation of weather satellites is finally here. GOES-R is one of the most sophisticated Earth-observing platforms ever devised," said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D. 

"GOES-R's instruments will be capable of scanning the planet five times faster and with four times more resolution than any other satellite in our fleet. With these new instruments and powerful new capabilities, GOES-R will strengthen NOAA's ability to issue life-saving forecasts and warnings and make the United States an even stronger, more resilient Weather-Ready Nation." Read more from NOAA here.
Business Roundtable members believe in the American economy and the American worker. Our nation has powerful advantages, including a talented and creative workforce, tremendous natural resources and a culture that rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. However, despite progress since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy continues to perform well below expectations. Unemployment is down, but the workforce participation rate is at a 35 year low. The United States needs government policies that help, not hinder, companies to create more, better-paying jobs. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is growing too slowly - we need policies that will spur economic growth and vitality. The U.S. economy lacks momentum.

In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus on policies that lead to job creation and economic growth - national priorities that are inextricably linked. Our priorities reflect our collective business experience as CEOs of America's leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in 2016 and beyond. Learn more

See all at our events page and use this contact form to add yours!
Small Business Saturday
3rd Annual Legislative Reception by Colorado Business Roundtable *This event is SOLD OUT, but a waitlist available. Please contact us if you would like to attend.*
Thank you to our event sponsor PhRMA
and event partners CSU Global, CAP Logistics, Colorado Space Business Roundtable, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Fix Colorado Roads, ICOSA Media, Manufacturer's Edge, Quarterly Forum, Salem Media Group.
Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Abroad by U. S. Patent & Trademark Office, Hogan Lovells & World Trade Center Denver
2017 Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum
The Importance of International Trade with COBRT and City and County of Denver at Denver International Airport
Access To Capital 101: Funding Options To Start And Grow Your CO Business by Small Business Majority and  the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
13th Annual CSBR Roundup: The Future is in Focus by Colorado Space Business Roundtable
Mayor Hancock Recognition Ceremony by Global Chamber & Denver Center of International Studies
Access To Capital 101: Funding Options To Start And Grow Your CO Business by Small Business Majority and Servicos de la Raza
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