• Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Hop the Vote

  • Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Hop the Vote

After taking an election year break, Colorado Brewers Guild brought back Hop the Vote to encourage Colorado legislators to set aside their differences, brew craft beer, and campaign for their creations at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival held on Oct. 5-7. To prepare their brew, the Colorado House of Representatives team met at 4 Noses Brewing Co. in Broomfield on Aug. 24, and the Colorado Senate team gathered at Renegade Brewing in Denver on Aug. 25. 

Colorado Brewers Guild introduced the Hop the Vote initiative in 2014 to highlight the importance of beer in Colorado’s economy, as well as the relationship between lawmakers and Colorado craft brewers. “The 300-plus breweries account for $1.7 billion, which directly impacts the state economy, and that means it is important to keep our legislators informed on what is going on with craft brewers,” says Steve Kurowski, operations director for the nonprofit trade association.   

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

2020 was on track to be a record year. For some catering companies across the state, continuous growth year-over-year had set them up for success, and they thought it would be their best 365 days yet.

And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.

 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.