Egg Strategy Latest to Flee Boulder for Denver

PR and advertising firm Egg Strategy is the latest firm to make the move from Boulder to Denver to escape exorbitant rents and long commutes for employees who would rather live in (comparatively) affordable Denver. Egg, which also has offices in Chicago and New York, will relocate to the SugarCube Building at 15th & Blake. Said Egg Strategy President Matthew Singer:

“We’re going to where the growth is to make it easy to attract top talent and to put us in closer reach to the consumers at the heart of our human-centered process as well as the clients we serve.”

Put through the PR-to-English translator:

“Boulder is expensive as %$^#. Until we figure out how to AI our way out of having employees, it’s off the table. So, Denver.”

Tom F’ing Clark

If you like what Denver has become over the past couple of decades – it regularly appears on lists such as Best Places to Live, Fastest Growing Economies, Best Cities for Millennials, Most Educated Workforces, Most Fit Cities, etc. – you owe a debt of gratitude to the MDEDC’s Tom Clark.

Part visionary and part hustler, Clark appeared in Politico’s recent article touting the impact of RTD’s light rail initiative as only he could:

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City & County of Denver Issues RFP for Marketing/Graphic Design Services

The City and County of Denver’s Marketing Office has put its annual Marketing and Graphic Design contract out to bid (deadline is August 30, 2013.)

The RFP has been issued through the Rocky Mountain E-Procurement System. The formal bid number is RFP-MB-0798. To obtain more information about this bid,  visit www.rockymountainbidsystem.com and click on “open bids” at the top of the screen. Vendor registration is free or vendors may elect to upgrade their vendor profile for an annual fee (a tutorial on how to register for the Rocky Mountain E-Procurement’s free registration is available here).

MDEDC’s Clark Named Denver Post’s ‘Business Person of the Year’

Congratulations to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. CEO Tom Clark, who was named The Denver Post’s 2012 Business Person of the Year.

“Colorado’s biggest economic development deals of the year carry a common, if not glaringly noticeable, element. They benefited from the Tom Clark touch. … He has been a key player in virtually every major business relocation and expansion along the Front Range since landing a job with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in 1985.”

 

Hamling Sentenced to Jail/Work Release for Firefighter Calendar Scam

Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling has been sentenced to 90 days of jail/work release and 10 years of probation, and she also is required to pay $250,000 in restitution. Hamling was the founder of what turned out to be the fraudulent firefighter calendar charity Fired Up For Kids, and earlier this year she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft for stealing money raised for the burn unit at The Children’s Hospital.