The family-owned and operated Uprooted Artistry, based in Loveland, harvests trees that have died from pine beetles and transforms them into beautiful serving boards and other home décor products. The serving boards can be personalized as gifts or used by caterers, restaurants and hotels for unique food displays. uprootedartistry.com

Send guests home with a usable Denver memory in the form of artistic melamine trays and platters, ceramic mugs, tea towels, prints, pillows and totes that can be purchased as is or customized. Designer and founder Tammy Smith, a former Hallmark Cards artist, picked up a spool of wire at her local hardware store and began "sketching" in wire to create illustrations for products representing cities like Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. 

As its name implies, Colorado-based Replica produces wines that taste like popular costly wines. Instead of serving expensive wines such as Rombauer’s Carneros Chardonnay and The Prisoner Red Blend, event planners can now offer nearly identical tasting Retrofit and Pickpocket at a cost that’s 25 to 50 percent less. Replica, owned by parent company Integrated Beverage Group, has partnered with Ellipse Analytics to analyze thousands of wines and compile a huge database of taste and aroma information. 

We’ve all heard about and perhaps tasted cake pops, but now there’s a new game in town available in four-packs at several grocers and in bulk. Colorado-made cakebars by Ticklebelly Desserts contain no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and are simply cake baked onto a stick and surrounded by a confectionary coating and tasty toppings. At only 150 calories or less, no one feels too bad indulging when it involves flavors like dark chocolate, vanilla bean, cookies n’ cream and seasonal options like strawberry shortcake, peppermint bark and red velvet. 

The fare and flare of Spain has arrived in downtown Grand Rapids with the opening of the new MDRD, pronounced Madrid, on the 27th floor of the tower at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (previously Cygnus27 restaurant). While the feel and flavors have changed, the unparalleled views of downtown and the Grand River means that this space still provides the best skyline dining in the city. Here, every seat is the “best seat in the house.”

 

To help support the recovery of the San Antonio hotel market, meeting room technology firm weframe has partnered with Hilton Palacio del Rio, Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark and

 

In a continued effort to put the health and safety of their employees and visitors first and foremost, InterContinental - Houston Medical Center, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center have all deployed the Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Air system.