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Colorado Business Roundtable unapologetically tells the story that business is good through conversations with Colorado's business leaders. Why? Because, every day businesses provide Coloradans across our state with income and benefits, valuable products and services, tax revenue, and funding for vital charities. It’s easy to forget that Colorado businesses aren’t buildings, they are people - the business owners, employees, suppliers, investors - that are the foundation of Colorado’s economic success. This shared success, an interconnectivity, is critical to keep all four corners of Colorado economically vibrant.

A Seat at the Table with Debbie Brown Colorado Business Roundtable

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Colorado Business Roundtable unapologetically tells the story that business is good through conversations with Colorado's business leaders. Why? Because, every day businesses provide Coloradans across our state with income and benefits, valuable products and services, tax revenue, and funding for vital charities. It’s easy to forget that Colorado businesses aren’t buildings, they are people - the business owners, employees, suppliers, investors - that are the foundation of Colorado’s economic success. This shared success, an interconnectivity, is critical to keep all four corners of Colorado economically vibrant.

    The Future of Education and Workforce Development with Colorado Succeeds

    The Future of Education and Workforce Development with Colorado Succeeds

    Colorado Succeeds was founded in 2006 by a group of CEOs who saw the need for a non-partisan business advocacy organization focused solely on education and workforce development. As end consumers of the education and talent development system, Colorado Succeeds members advocate for policies that improve outcomes for learners, and support innovative programs in and out of the classroom. They shape and advocate for public policy that removes barriers to innovation, incentives best practices, measures outcomes, and places the learner first. They supercharge policy implementation by providing technical assistance and support to education providers and employers. And they fund education and workforce development best practices to bring them to scale.
    On this episode, Debbie is joined by Katie Zaback, Vice President of Government Affairs and Ben Gerig, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships to discuss how post-secondary education continues to evolve, where the business community can be involved, and what the future looks like for workforce development. 
    Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.
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    • 17 min
    The Continuing Evolution of Education and Business with Don Haddad

    The Continuing Evolution of Education and Business with Don Haddad

    The future of education is frequently at the forefront of our policy discussions, and it's not hard to understand why. Our children are our future leaders in business, government and every other sector of society, so it is imperative that the education they receive prepare them effectively for the future. Dr. Don Haddad has been a leader in this space for a long time, and he joins A Seat at the Table to discuss the innovations, partnerships, and evolutions he has been a part of over his impressive career.
    Dr. Don Haddad is the Superintendent of the St. Vrain School District and has an impressive career spanning 37 years where he has benefited from a broad range of experiences in several school districts while working in various teaching, coaching and administrative positions at every level, PK-12. You can read more about St. Vrain School District here, and Dr. Haddad's bio here.
    Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.
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    • 24 min
    Verizon’s Remarkable DEI and Community Outreach Initiatives with Josh Miller

    Verizon’s Remarkable DEI and Community Outreach Initiatives with Josh Miller

    Josh Miller is Manager of Community Engagement-Colorado, Kansas and Kansas City, MO for Verizon. He is part of a team that designs, implements, and executes company programs pertaining to everything from diversity, equity and inclusion to addressing climate change to equitable digital inclusion for all. Verizon has a multitude of programs designed to ensure the highest satisfaction from its four identified stakeholder groups: customers, employees, shareholders, and society as a whole. 
    On this episode of A Seat at the Table, Josh shares his journey through the world of politics that ultimately led him to Verizon, discusses what it was like to have his first day coincide with Colorado's shutdown order related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, how virtual programs translate to the real world, and a lot more. It's a jam-packed episode that paints a detailed picture of Verizon's robust initiatives. 
    Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.
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    For more of our events, podcasts, and news, please visit the Colorado Business Roundtable website.

    • 21 min
    Abolishing All Types of Poverty with CrossPurpose Founder Jason Janz

    Abolishing All Types of Poverty with CrossPurpose Founder Jason Janz

    Jason Janz co-founded CrossPurpose with Juan Pena in 2008, influenced greatly by spending his childhood and adolescence in poverty. With the goal of abolishing relational, economic, and spiritual poverty through career and community development, Jason’s passion for social entrepreneurship and serving the poor is satisfied through his role as CEO where he builds the team, sets the organizational culture, and raises funds.
    On this episode of A Seat at the Table, Jason joins Debbie Brown for an energizing chat about the innovative model of CrossPurpose, why there needs to be 10 more organizations like his, why poverty isn't just what you see on the streets and much more. 
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    For more of our events, podcasts, and news, please visit the Colorado Business Roundtable website.

    • 20 min
    Disrupting the Health Care Space with Peak Benefits Owner Bryan Perry

    Disrupting the Health Care Space with Peak Benefits Owner Bryan Perry

    Bryan Perry is the Owner of Peak Benefits, a company that builds premium benefits plans at budget prices. In Bryan's own words, "The healthcare industry employs armies of consultants whose entire job is to maximize their company’s revenue from your healthcare plan. Business leaders are frustrated because they don’t have more tools when they get their annual 6% increase. We think it is wrong that your rate increase is someone else’s profits." 
    On this episode of A Seat at the Table with Debbie Brown, Bryan discusses his journey in business and the founding of Peak Benefits. He talks at length about the opacity of healthcare pricing, why and how he's dedicated to creating "win-win-win" solutions for businesses, consumers and providers, and where the healthcare industry goes from here, plus a lot more.
    Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.

    • 13 min
    Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

    Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

    Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to improving our criminal justice system to protecting consumers to protecting our land, air, and water.
    Attorney General Weiser has dedicated his life to the law, justice, and public service. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council.
    On this episode of A Seat at the Table, AG Weiser discusses his journey to becoming Colorado's Attorney General, shares his vision for the role his office plays, discusses recent initiatives on which his office has partnered with the business community (such as opioid addiction and support) and much more. 
    Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown. 

    • 18 min

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