10 entrepreneurs. Three $50k investments.

Head over to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, July 13, to watch as 10 young, impactful entrepreneurs pitch their companies solving social or environmental problems for one of three $50,000 equity investments. Entrepreneurs from the Denver Metrowill present to local visionaries and business leaders in front of a live audience.

The winners will be announced at the Made in Denver after party downtown in the middle of 14th street. Celebrate with a DJ, unique cocktails and delicious bites. Here’s to better cities, better entrepreneurs.

Are you an entrepreneur hoping to foster change in Colorado? Applications accepted through Monday.

Ticket link: http://i4ccampaign.com/i4c-summit/

Denver PR Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Americorps, Aspen Skiing Company, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Jackson National Life Insurance, Porter Adventist Hospital, Small Planet Foods, The Colorado Trust, Virtela, VisiTech PR (intern), Western Union, Colorado State University, City of Colorado Springs, Contently (Aspen), Cortez (Colo.) Journal, Henderson Mine (Empire), Visit Estes Park, Pueblo Colo.) ChieftanRocky Mountain Institute (Snowmass, Colo.) Cody (Wyo.) EnterpriseJackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide and Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Daily.

And dovetail solutions and SE2 also are hiring.

Denver DA Accuses Hamling of Stealing $243K from Charity

Traction Communications founder and alleged scam artist Kirsten Hamling may have settled a lawsuit filed against her by state prosecutors for money that went missing from her Fired Up For Kids Charity, but that hasn’t stopped the Denver District Attorney from filing charges.

The result: Hamling is charged with 13 counts of theft, four counts of charitable fraud, three counts of filing a false tax return, two counts of failure to file a tax return and one count of attempt to influence a public servant. Michael Roberts at Westword has the details.

Monaghan Adds Several Clients

Elisabeth “Don’t Call Me Elizabeth” Monaghan has signed on as the publicist for Erika Napoletano, handling both the promotion on Napoletano’s newly released book “The Power of Unpopular,” as well as general publicity for the notoriously shy and retiring Napoletano. Additionally, Monaghan is handling publicity for “The Insider’s Guide on Egg Donation,” a book co-written by Napoletano and Wendie Wilson-Miller, owner of LA-based egg donor agency Gifted Journeys. Monaghan also signed the Morgan Adams Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit raising funds for research on childhood cancer

Wagstaff Opens Aspen Office

Competition for Colorado travel and tourism accounts may increase a bit with the news that Wagstaff Worldwide has opened an office in Aspen that will be led by Brigid Finley. Finley, who is relocating to Aspen from Los Angeles, has headed a number of campaigns for travel accounts and nationally acclaimed restaurants, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Lark Creek Restaurant Group, Cyrus restaurant, InterContinental Hotels, and Australia’s Great Southern Rail.

Depressing Denver Newspaper Prediction of the Week

If the University of Southern California Annenberg School’s Center for the Digital Future is correct, Denver likely will not have a major daily newspaper in 2017. Instead, The Denver Post will be an online property with print editions only once or twice a week.

“…Sales figures do not lie; circulation of print newspapers continues to plummet, and the current generation of print newspaper readers is not being replaced. We believe that most major U.S. daily newspapers as we know them today as print editions will be gone in about five years; eventually the only print newspapers that will survive will be at the extremes of the medium – the largest and the smallest. We expect at least four major newspapers with global reach to continue to publish daily print editions: The New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. At the other extreme, local weekly and twice-weekly newspapers may continue in print form, as well as the Sunday print editions of metropolitan newspapers that otherwise may exist only in online editions.”

Dovetail Promotes Holleran to Director of Operations

dovetail solutions has promoted Emily Holleran to director of Operations. Holleran joined dovetail solutions in 2009, and in her new role she will oversee the firm’s day-to-day operations, including financials, client invoicing, human resources, IT support and benefits administration. Prior to joining dovetail solutions, Holleran was director of operations at The McLaughlin Company, a performance consulting and coaching firm.

Bawmann Group Launches Statewide Health Campaign

The Bawmann Group launched “Cavity Free at Three 2.0” this week with a new interactive website: www.cavityfreeatthree.org. The statewide public health education campaign will seek to encourage more dentists to take Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus kids. TBG will be working with the Caring for Colorado Foundation and its partners to provide media relations, social media, advertising and dental/medical marketing to providers so that more  kids in Colorado will be served.