Happy City Denver

SQS027: Happy City Denver

One of the most exciting developments in Denver is the growth of its art scene. Even though the threat of unaffordable housing looms heavily on the community, the citizens of Denver are still about to connect with amazing, accessible, and free public art.

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Show Notes 

 

  • Ibotta-Start saving with Ibotta! It’s a Colorado based app that is fun and easy to use.

 

  • My favorite installations
    • Alley Freshners
    • The Crazy Cats on Larimer Square
    • Jump!

 

  • Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Tax-Love this program!

 

 

  • I share some thoughts on the art community in Denver.

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Square State

SQS025: Another Set of Random Musings

I’m in the process of interviewing more fabulous guests for the show! Here is another set of random musings that you may or may not agree with. Let me know.

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Show Notes

  • Michelle Rants

 

  • Why snow matters

 

  • The Denver Welcome Mat Event Series
    • Thursday, July 12th: Single, Single, Mix and Mingle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May Recap

SQS024: May 2018 Recap

Here is a quick recap of the past month. Loving that we’re finally moving into summer! I’ve planted my garden and have begun enjoying all of the amazing things that Colorado has to offer during the summer. What about you?

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Show Notes

 

  • Upcoming June Events

 

  • Green Mountain Hike

 

  • Denver Chalk Art Festival

 

  • The Phroogal Road to Wellness Event (cancelled)

 

  • The Denver June Welcome Mat Event (cancelled)

 

 

 

  • Denver Comic Con…what does Jason Momoa smell like??

 

  • Farmer’s Markets

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square state welcome

SQS022: The Denver Welcome Mat Event

For the past three years I’ve muddled my way through creating a digital business. You know, a business that basically shares information and helps my clients with very little face to face contact. Why did I decide to pursue a digital career? Well…I used to work at a university with hundreds of students. By the time I finished working that job I was exhausted. And, my ability to work directly with people had flown out the window. In fact, I love digital business but I was beginning to feel that there was something missing from what I was working on. And, that feeling continued to grow until one day I decided it was time to create an event that would enable me to connect and engage with the people that I’m trying to serve with this project.

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 The Denver Welcome Mat

Is an event created to help connect current Denver residents with newly arrived residents. There are three major goals:

  • To encourage comradery and connection between two groups that can be at odds with one another. Long-time Denverites who’ve grown up in the city sometimes feel left behind in all of the changes that the city (and state) is experiencing. Newbies sometimes feel the sting of resentment and sometimes accidentally step on people’s toes because they didn’t realize they touched on an issue that would upset long-time residents. No more ignorance is bliss. Let’s get together, eat, drink, and have fun. We’re in this together, for better or worse.

 

  • Develop Awareness of Local-Goods, products, and services. Colorado has an incredible range of locally made products, businesses with a national reach, and more. My goal is to get you in front of the amazing entrepreneurs running these businesses. It always feels good to know who made whatever it is you’re using.

 

  • Become a resource-For job leads, fun activities, and business related needs.

Basically, The Denver Welcome Mat is the “in-person” side of Square State.

How It Works

The Denver Welcome Mat holds events twice a month. The events are the following:

  • Happy Hour with a panel discussing different topics throughout the year. Each event has giveaways, food, and more.

 

  • Fun activity-Members will enjoy fun events throughout the city and state. These activities will be free, or discounted and a low-key way to meet new people and explore the state. Click here to join  Meetup Group or click here to join the closed Facebook Group.

It’s free to be a part of the community.

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga Rocks the Park (free) June 3, 2018- we will meet at 8:00 am by the steps in near the teaching stage.

 

  • Jazz in the Park (free) June 3, 2018-we will meet at 5:30 pm at City Park in Denver. The exact meeting location will be announced closer to the event.

 

  • The Denver Welcome Mat June 7, 2018-Topic “How to Make Professional and Personal Connections in Denver” held at The Commons on Champa from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Panel, appetizers, mix and mingle.

 

  • The Phroogal Road to Wellness Tour June 9, 2018-If you’re interested in personal finance or improving your money, this brunch and learn is the event for you. Click here for more details

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podcasts in color

SQS021: Berry from Podcasts in Color

Podcasting sometimes feels like a thankless task. You’re just talking to a faceless audience for a long time until one day the “face” of your audience becomes clear. In the case of Berry from Podcasts in Color, she looked for podcasts that reflected her. And, in the process created the Podcasts in Color Directory housing hundreds of podcasts created by people of color.

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Show Notes

  • We discuss the epic tech issue, resulting in slightly wonky sound quality

 

  • Berry is from Denver and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) what happened when she returned to Denver after that experience

 

  • So…podcasts aren’t just for “bros?”

 

  • Some of the current issues in podcasting she’s following

 

  • What does Berry listen for as a prolific podcast listener

 

  • Her podcast pet peeves

 

  • We talk episode notes

 

 

  • She shares how she finds shows.

 

  • We walk through how podcasters can market their show

 

  • Seasons are the way to go! Here’s why.

 

  • We walk through what sponsors are looking for. You’ll be surprised.

 

  • What are the components of a well-crafted podcast episode

 

  • Berry shares how many podcast episodes she listens to each week

 

  • I ask…what’s the goal of Podcasts in Color?

 

  • What has the reaction to the project been?

 

  • She shares if this is a good time to get into podcasting

 

  • The #1 habit podcasters should develop

 

  • We break down what she means by POC

 

  • Clarification: Berry does listen to podcasts hosted by white hosts.

 

  • What compels Berry to subscribe to a show

 

  • Advice for new podcasters

 

  • How to grow community

Connect with Berry 

  • Email: podcastsincolor@gmail.com

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