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Bourbon!

BY MAX PRIBBENO
IN FORT COLLINS

Whisk(e)y is truly the water of life and local bourbon blogger Max Pribbeno has been writing about bourbon for years. He has spent considerable time at the local watering holes researching bourbon for his personal enrichment and has been sharing his stories for years.

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My Favorite Mountain

BY MARY HARNETT
IN FORT COLLINS

Mary Harnett is a master storyteller applying her kills as an artist to describe her favorite mountain. Her words compliment her pictures and vice versa. She takes us through a journey of nature as seen through the artist's eye.

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Cars

BY JONATHON JEFFREY
IN FORT COLLINS

Gearhead, auto enthusiast or car lover, whatever you want to call him Jonathon Jeffery has had an infatuation with cars since he was old enough to spell the word car. He talks about the unattainable, the unusual and even some jalopies that he has been enamored with his entire life. 

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Failing My Way To Success

BY HARRISON HAND
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Harrison Hand is a product of a variety of life experiences. Focused on movie-making, the recession of 2007-08 ended his financing. He has taken his ideas from a screenplay and converted them into a series of books.

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DreamKillers

BY DEBRA DEVILBISS
IN FORT COLLINS

We have all had our share of ups and downs. Debra DeVilbiss shares her story of how her fairytale life took an unexpected turn and how she forged her path to recovery.

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Copyright and the Public Domain

BY BRIAN HANNING
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Movies, books, music, art. We love to see these and share them with our friends. THe internet has made it easy but attorney Brian Hanning explores the legal boundries of public versus private domain and what we will be able to freely share in the coming years.

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Paw-Chalka-Chaw

BY ANDREW SCHNEIDER
IN FORT COLLINS

Andrew Schneider has had a storied life so far and he is happy to share his accomplishments and trgedies with us. His presentation encompasses his life as he moves from Wyoming to his new home in Northern Colorado. 

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Fall In Love With Data

BY AMANDA ARMSTRONG
IN FORT COLLINS

Data is a large part of our lives and is responsible for allowing us to understand how the world works. Amanda Armstrong discovered her love of data in college and shares her insight of how data can directly affect our daily lives whether we realize it or not.

 

About the City's Organizers

  • Douglas Cannon

    Doug Cannon is a Specialist with Larimer County Economic Development Department. In that role Doug is responsible for Community Outreach ensuring the citizens of Larimer County know about the resources available to them. Doug is also responsible for leading the county’s Business Retention and Expansion efforts helping to provide an environment conducive to regional business growth. Prior to his move to Colorado, Doug served as a Business Advisor with the Tarrant County, Texas Small Business Development Center. During his tenure he created a framework for encouraging and facilitating entrepreneurial based business development by coordinating access to local, regional and state resources; including business assistance, business retention, and financing plans. He also helped develop and nurture professional and departmental relationships with other agencies and organizations in order to strengthen the linkage between economic development strategies and quality of life initiatives. He promoted development through relationships between the City and business community, economic development agencies, state and regional agencies, and higher education, business/industry outreach efforts including site visits, assisting existing businesses with expansion plans, problem solving and coordinating follow up. As a Business Analyst with the Chicago Westside Entrepreneurship Center and the Small Business Development Center, Doug focused on assisting small businesses from idea stage through maturity. Doug assisted business access to capital both, equity and debt, while providing technical assistance and strategic planning. Doug brought Chicago Community Ventures (CCV) a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales and marketing having spent years in high-dollar, intangible inside sales with a global B2B events company. Doug's work at CCV was designed to help organizations achieve the next level of business success. He builds upon a substantial body of knowledge from repeated consulting engagements. He is able to apply a wide range of proven solutions from work with many successful organizations. A key accomplishment at CCV was the development and implementation of the Marketing and Customer Development Program which received the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Program Excellence Award. Doug has decades of expertise in the culinary field. Doug Worked as a Chef in Chicago concentrating on global cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Focusing on cost control, operations, human capital and negotiations, Doug led many successful and profitable restaurants and helped to train generations of new chefs. Doug has worked for James Beard Nominated and James Beard Award winning chefs. Doug has spent time in the kitchens of Spago, Trio, Charlie Trotters among others. Doug has cooked for many celebrities including Amad Rashad, James Taylor, Tommy Chong, Steppenwolf Theater, Lewis Black, Mark Curry, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Destiny's Child, Antonio Fargas, Al Lewis, Laurence Fishburn, Jason Newsted (Metallica), Liz Phair, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and probably a bunch of other ones that he can't remember. Doug was a frequent lecturer at Loyola Law School and The City Colleges of Chicago. Additionally, he has presented to the US Small Business Administration, State of Illinois Department Of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, various chambers of commerce and community groups, and has advocated for his clients in front of local government. Doug received his MBA from the University of Illinois with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and International Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, a Cordon Bleu School.

  • Brian Hanning

    Brian is an Attorney and owns Hanning Law Ltd. He works with businesses and non-profits to create solid legal foundations from which the organizations can act in confidence. Additionally, he helps register and license Copyrights, as well as setting up estate plans for individuals. In addition, Brian writes a weekly blog explaining some of the basics of law. The courts say that ignorance of the law is no excuse and Equity Principle is Brian's way of combating legal ignorance. Beyond the legal profession, Brian enjoys spending time with his two dogs, reading fiction, and finding time to write. There is always something new to learn and to do, meaning Brian is busy but loving every second.

  • Jennifer Spencer

    I create modern paintings that enliven the homes of interesting people & hearten contemporary commercial spaces. Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life & learning, I've explored song writing, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Currently my passion is around visual expression & modern, abstract oil painting.