Denver Companies Make Inc. 5000 List

Congratulations to the Denver communications and advertising companies who made the 2009 Inc. 5000 list:

644. Cactus ($18.4M in revenue; 429.6% growth)
1279. Cohn Marketing ($3.3M in revenue; 247.3% growth)
1425. Location3 Media ($12.6M in revenue; 224.4% growth)
1682. 90octane ($2.6M in revenue; 190.1% growth)
1767. Worldways Social Marketing ($5.5M in revenue; 178.9% growth)
1929. Memolink ($34.9M in revenue; 165.0% growth)
3516. Vladimir Jones ($25.9M in revenue; 68.7% growth)

Denver Metro Chamber Hosts ‘Business Excellence Forum’

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s “2009 Business Excellence Forum” is Wednesday, August 26. The keynote speaker will be communications expert Dr. Audrey Nelson, and break-out sessions will be:

  • Twitter for Business, led by Melissa Hourigan of Digital Idea Media
  • Leveraging Social Networking, led by Bonnie Griffin Kaake of Innovative Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Social Media 101, led by social media coach Yvette Francino
  • Social Networking Etiquette, led by Kimberly Lucas of Goldstone Partners

VisiTech Hires Menezes

VisiTech has named Bill Menezes as senior account director. Menezes formerly was editorial director of Colorado Media Matters, and spent years as a reporter and editor at publications such as the Denver Post, Wireless Week and Multichannel News. We can only hope that Menezes’ bio will finally replace that of Gabe Boeckman, who left VisiTech a year ago (literally) but whose bio is still the second one listed on the VisiTech Web site.

Picture of the Week

I’m thinking you had better represent either Boulder or Golden if you are a Colorado politician who is going to get away with bongin’ a Coors Light on Stephen Colbert’s show. Fortunately for U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, he represents Boulder. Now for the pressing follow-up: Why hasn’t Golden’s U.S. House Rep. Ed Perlmutter stepped up to bong his own Coors Lights?