The Denver Business Journal is going multi-media with the debut of “DBJ TV” this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The program, a joint-venture with CBS4 that is hosted by Mark McIntosh and features Boots Gifford, showcases the DBJ’s annual Best Places to Work awards.
Traction Communications founder Kirsten Hamling has settled a lawsuit filed against her by Colorado state prosecutors. The suit accused Hamling of diverting money intended for charity through her Fired Up for Kids organization and spending the “money on personal items including services at hair and nail salons, a gym membership and a vacation.”
Under the terms of the deal, Hamling has agreed that Fired Up For Kids will “move all its assets to Colorado Firefighter Calendar Inc., an unrelated non-profit company,” according to David Migoya at The Denver Post. The article notes that Hamling has not “admitted any wrongdoing in agreeing to the settlement” and that her attorneys maintain that she simply was owner of a for-profit business who “graciously donated money” to charity.
7News, however, has reported that Hamling’s organization registered with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as a non-profit and that its website and news releases claimed that “all calendar proceeds benefit” charity.
Brian Olson at Conversation Starters is inviting Denver’s PR community to join the “B.I.G. Day” sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. B.I.G. stands for “Be Involved, Give,” and this year’s event is Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to noon, with after party starting at 12:30 at the chamber offices at the Streets of Southglenn. You do not have to be a chamber member to take part.
A shout-out to Denver-based brand consulting and marketing firm Brand Iron, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. During the past decade, the firm has grown from literally a one-man shop to one with a dozen employees.