September 15, 2016
Visitors to COBRT.com may have noticed a recent addition to the pages. A full-width banner now highlights our newest sponsor, Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) 

COBRT President Jeff Wasden said, "We are proud to announce a sponsorship with CSU-Global. CSU-Global is incredibly forward-thinking with worldwide reach. The business community and CEO's understand how important an educated and trained workforce is to their long-term success and CSU-Global is a leading pioneer."   Learn more
Connect and Collaborate Radio

Podcasts Available from All Connect and Collaborate Shows Including These Recently Added

September 9 - Kristen Muzzy and Debra Wilcox - Manufacturing Industry
September 12 - Pat Maley - Vistage
September 13 - Stephanie Frances - Prodigy Ventures 
September 14 - Matt Gianneschi - Launch My Career Colorado. This is the Episode #4 of a six-part series about this incredible webtool which is available to Colorado students.
September 15 - Paul Bergman - U.S. Department of Commerce
September 16 - Peter Moore - Vital for Colorado  
Tune In for Guest Hosts Next Week 
September 19: Lockheed Martin and CU-Boulder's $3 Million Partnership
September 20: Stephanie Veck, Colorado Workforce Development Council
September 21: Anthony Lambatos, Footers Catering  
September 22: Eric Sondermann, Secure Futures Colorado
September 23: Jesse Hassinger, Let Colorado Vote  

Listen at KDMT 1690 AM Denver's Money Talk from 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.

By Jennifer McNelly, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute
October 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, when thousands of manufacturers will again host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and community leaders at open houses, plant tours and educational sessions to showcase modern manufacturing technology and the cool jobs available. It is a chance for students to see the diverse career options that are innovative, impactful and durable. 

As the old idiom goes, "Seeing is believing,' and that is the guiding principle behind Manufacturing Day. It was created in response to a dire need in America: The industry today faces a major shortage of skilled workers. An estimated two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next decade due to companies' inability to find talent with the required skills...   Sign up your company now or find an event to participate in  #MFGday16. Learn more

The Latino Leadership Institute announced that recruitment season has arrived for its next class of Fellows. If you or someone in your network is interested in our nine-month Fellowship Program beginning in January, here are the initial requirements:
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience 
  • Demonstrated career success and a commitment to continue developing as a leader
The application window will open on October 1 and close on November 1, 2016.   Learn more
Economic Development
The Rocky Mountain CitySummit, produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership and sponsored by Cigna, will provide a look into The City of the Future with inspirational presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions focused on these interrelated topics: connection, experience and design. 

Invitations to the Rocky Mountain CitySummit are extended to key business executives, elected officials and civic leaders within the eight Rocky Mountain States: Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Rocky Mountain CitySummit will be on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. 
Learn more and sign up now
Transportation and Logistics
When it's time to get fossils from one place to another, CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide are industry leaders in shipping these particularly historic and fragile items. For example, CAP recently shipped an ankylosaurus, which would have been 20 feet long and weighed nearly 13,000 pounds in its life, from Montana to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. 

COBRT sponsor CAP Worldwide is also involved with gem, fossil and mineral exhibits across the country including those in Denver right now. We recently met with one of the exhibitors, CAP customer GeoDecor, to learn more about what it takes to move a dinosaur.   See more .
Energy and Environment 
Since its release late last week, Consumer Energy Alliance's  new report, " Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives ," was recently featured through national outlets such as Yahoo Finance and Energy Manager Today. 

The report provides a comprehensive quantification of solar incentives available for U.S. energy consumers. It analyzes the cost for a typical solar facility in 15 states and details the federal, state, and local incentives available for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV). No previous analysis has ever quantified this data. CEA supports a variety of energy resources and development.   Learn more
Investing in our drinking water and wastewater systems, secures a bright and prosperous future for generations to come. We need to invest in our local water systems. Public officials at the local, state, and national level must prioritize investment in water, because no American should ever have to live a day without water.
Public private partnerships play an important role in building the drinking water and wastewater systems of tomorrow. Innovation is driving the water sector, and will allow us to build modern, energy efficient, and environmentally advanced systems that will sustain communities for generations to come.
None of this will be easy work, and nothing can be taken for granted. But water is too essential to ignore the crisis in front of us. We need to prioritize building stronger water and wastewater systems now so no community in America has to imagine living a day without water.   How you can help
9/16/16 through 9/18/16
Denver Gem and Mineral Show and Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show
Ballot Initiatives 2016: Raise the Bar and Minimum Wage by South Metro Denver Chamber
Legislative Discussion and Campaign Benefit Event
Colorado Ballot Issues: What a Woman Needs to Know by Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development
4th Annual Manufacturing Day Summit by CAMA
Rocky Mountain CitySummit by Downtown Denver Partnership
Collaboration Celebration by the Posner Center (Tickets are free if you RSVP by Sept 15)
PERA Reform Roundtable by Secure Futures Colorado

See all at our   events page   and use this contact form  to add yours!
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