As warmer days and longer nights start to settle into place, the Baseball Park starts calling its fans. And, this year, Coors Field has more food items to satisfy baseball goers throughout the season. So, along with that cold beer and cracker jacks, try the new Rocky Mountain Po'boy's, Mile High Mac-N-Cheese and Rockies Fritters. See the full article in the Denver Business Journal below:
What's new on the Coors Field menu this coming Rockies season?
By Ben Miller – Contributing Writer
3 hours agoFans attending Colorado Rockies games at Coors Field this upcoming baseball season will see some new menu additions at concession stands.
That's according to longtime Coors Field concessionaire Aramark, which announced the new menu selections on Wednesday.
New menu additions will include: Chicken & Purple Slaw Taco Trio (chicken topped with salsa verde and purple slaw, in flour tortillas), Taco Club (taco seasoned ground beef topped with melted cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, fried jalapenos and a drizzle of avocado sour cream), Rocky Mountain Po’boy (Rocky Mountain oysters topped with garlic slaw, guacamole, green chili ranch, pico de gallo and cotija cheese, on a po’boy roll}, Triple Play Dog (hot dog topped with Carolina style pulled pork, crumbled bacon bits and purple slaw), Mile High Mac-N-Cheese (green chili mac-n-cheese topped with crumbled chorizo and pico de gallo), and Rockies Fritters (fried purple berry fritters covered in a sweet rum glaze and dotted with purple and silver pearls).
“Food has become a major player in the fan experience and that increased role is a motivating factor for us to continue to enhance our menu offerings each season. Ballpark food has come a long way," said Carl Mittleman, president of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division, in a statement.
In addition to the Rockies, Aramark provides concession service to the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.
Last year, the Rockies saw a 12 percent increase in attendance, with 2,953,650 fans attending games.
The Denver Business Journal released this article addressing the stresses of being relocated and tools to use to make that transition easier. Read more below:
8 ways to make employee relocation a more positive experience
By PODS for Business
Mar 12, 2018Moving for a job is a big deal for employees and the employers moving them. A smooth move can pave the way for a seamless transition into a new position or facility, which is of huge value to businesses.
Here are eight tips for making your next corporate relocation the easiest one yet.
1. Be clear about relocation policies
A corporate relocation is a careful balancing act. Each party must feel the process is fair, especially when it comes to money. Having clear, well-expressed policies prevents misunderstandings and increases the likelihood of a successful move. Employees need to know what services are cost covered by the company, and what portions of the move they are responsible for. They need to know the specific relocation services the company provides. And they need the information in writing. That protects both parties from misunderstandings that arise in verbal agreements, and it provides a ready reference if needed.
2. Forge relocation specialist partnerships that add value
The logistics of a relocation often demand skills, products and services that are not core competencies of your company. So, cultivate partners that can help ease the burden for the employee, and for you. For example, when you partner with PODS®, your transferees enjoy simplified moves with single points of contact, flexible scheduling, and access to secure storage centers. PODS also adds certainty in pricing for your company with its lump sum and direct billing options. When you partner with relocation industry specialists, you offer your employees expert help in adjusting to their new surroundings.
3. Consider cost of living difference
A person earning $70,000 in Dodge City, Kansas, moving to Baltimore, Maryland, will experience a cost of living increase of almost 20 percent. An equivalent home will cost 35 percent more, and they’d need to make more than $83,000 per year to stay on an even footing, according to cost of living comparisons. So it’s often important to make corporate relocation assistance available for more than just moving expenses. Cost of living subsidies, help with child care, and loans to bridge time between mortgage transactions can help cover the difference between earnings and livings costs. Of course, in some cases, a salary bump won’t hurt either.
4. Move employees with skills and who embrace change
If a transferee doubts their ability to transition, you are adding risk to an already taxing event. It’s also important to ensure a good job fit. Moving someone without the experience or skills required and hoping they’ll get up to speed is asking a lot. They face moving challenges, and they also face adjusting to an unfamiliar workplace where they haven’t developed a strong support network. Be sure the employee is up for it before investing in a relocation.
5. Make the relocation package convenient and descriptive
Each employee relocation is unique. Some transferees go ahead of family while others move together. In all cases, moving is complicated. Whatever you can do to make it easy helps turn a stressful situation into a manageable one. Instead of bombarding employees with folders filled with paper, provide information on USB drives or in the cloud. If your company has enough relocations to justify an instructional app, even better. Consider information you can include that provides assurances to your relocating employees. Go beyond just putting words on paper and describe the services employees can access to help put them at ease.
6. Empower employees with resources and information
Design your relocation services so they help employees feel empowered. Consider using short videos to introduce people to their new location. Besides giving them overviews of the workspace and facilities, include information about what’s nearby. Providing an overview of neighborhoods close to the job helps employees narrow their search for homes or apartments. Provide information about registering vehicles, public transportation, schools and getting drivers’ licenses.
7. Maintain a personal touch
Don’t go so overboard with technology that you remove people from the process. While employee relocation apps can help transferees track expenses, organize receipts and keep checklists, it’s still important to have the human touch. To avoid becoming impersonal, set up regular times for HR to check in with transferees. It’s amazing what you can find out about how your transferee’s relocation process is going just by informally chatting over coffee.
8. Offer flexible storage solution
Employees are not moving specialists. Most people underestimate the time and space they’ll need for transitioning their belongings. Often, they don’t ask for storage options, even though many say afterward they wished they had. Plus, they are dealing with the challenges of purchasing and selling homes and adapting their lives to a new city. This is another place where PODS excels at relocations. With PODS’ secure storage options at both ends of their move, transferees don’t have to deal with loading and unloading multiple times. Instead, they get flexibility in storing their personal items, and a helping hand to support them at what might otherwise be a stressful time.
Denver area housing market to see big value increase in 2018: Report
Ben MillerMar 29, 2018, 6:44am MDT
The Denver-area housing market will appreciate more than any other market in the U.S. outside of Washington state in the next year, according to a new report.
Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal
The Denver-area housing market will appreciate more than any other market in the U.S. outside of Washington state in the next year, according to a new report.
Veros Real Estate Solutions of California predicts residential market values in the Denver-area housing market will increase 9.9 percent in value in the next year, behind only the Seattle area (11.1 percent increase), Bellingham, Washington (10.1 percent) and the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area in southeast Washington (10 percent).
Nationally, housing should appreciate by 4.3 percent in the coming year, according to the report.
"The greater Denver real estate market continues its fifth consecutive year of near double-digit appreciation. In fact, the average detached single-family home price just topped the half-million dollar mark for the first time on record and is being fueled by an insatiable demand for $1 million-plus luxury homes that continues to set records each quarter," said Anthony Rael, a Denver-based broker with Re/Max Alliance, in a statement.
Rising population growth and low housing inventory are two drivers of the increase in value appreciation, according to Veros.
It's been well reported in the past few months that Denver's housing inventory is at extremely low levels.
RankBusiness nameSales volume in Denver area in 20161Re/Max Alliance$3.45 billion
2LIV Sotheby's International Realty$2.42 billion
3Re/Max Professionals$2.37 billion
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Colorado's mountains and outdoor activities attract hundreds of thousands of people every year, and celebrities are not excluded. True, we aren't Hollywood, but many well-known actors and actresses have had the pleasure of enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. With epic ski resorts and acres of wilderness to submerge in tranquility, many celebrities have built extravagant oasis's in Colorado. Learn more below:
Tom Cruise: Just outside Telluride, Tom Cruise owned a large 7 bedroom 9 bath resort totaling 10,000 square feet on 298 acres.
Oprah Winfrey: Another celebrity in Telluride is Oprah Winfrey. Her 60 acres includes a 5 bed and 6.5 spa-like baths spanning throughout her 8,706 square foot home. The mansion includes a fitness room, a game room, a 7-person indoor hot tub, a theater and a guest house. Other extravagances include a tree-top fire pit to roast marshmallows among the tree line, a 56 foot long wine tunnel to hold 1,600 bottles of wine and a glass bridge between upstairs rooms.
Kevin Costner: Kevin Costner lives part time at his 150 acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado. He got married here and Shakey Graves recorded an album in the compound when they were passing through Colorado in 2017.
President Ford: President Ford used to own a home in Beaver Creek. This ski chalet had front door ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes. With 7 beds, a theater, a game room, a private massage room, a separate caterer's kitchen and of course an office for President Ford, this home certainly is a mansion to behold.
Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry's old ranch-style home in Telluride totaled 14,000 square feet with 11 beds, 12.5 baths, 26.84 acres, a 5,500 square foot deck and limitless views of Colorado's mountains.
Melanie Griffith: Melanie's raised her family for 15 years in her Aspen home. This 5 bed, 6 bath home comes complete with a 9,000-bottle wine cellar and 2 acres of Colorado's natural beauty. The town of Aspen is a short 15 minute drive and, after a long day of skiing or snowmobiling, there's nothing better than relaxing by the huge fireplace.
Joe King: Drummer Joe King from The Fray, lives in an architectural masterpiece. The wood slat exterior makes his home notable in the Wash Park area. This modern design is elegant with wood ceilings, brick walls and concrete mosaic tile inlays. The exterior was designed after the gas lanterns in New Orleans, in dedication to a city that King and his wife love. To top off the masterpiece, there is a private pool open year round and surrounded with a mahogany wood deck.
View more celebrity homes and their interiors on Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
Making sure your kids are safe is always on the top of the mind for parents. So this Spring, along with your Spring cleaning, do some Spring safety-ing. First things first, check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure the batteries are new and working. For a general sweep through the house, make sure anything that a child can trip over is cleaned and out of the way. That includes extension chords or wires that should be tucked away and hidden.
As for security, all doors and windows should have properly functioning locks. Make sure latches haven't been broken off and that everything is tightly fastening. For an extra step, a home security system is always a smart thing to research and invest in to keep your mind at peace.
The kitchen is a hot spot for danger to children. So, as you are cleaning out, make sure to reorganize as well. Lower cabinets, or any area that can be accessed by children should be clear of sharp items, chemicals, suffocation hazards like plastics bags and any medication. Again, chords should hidden and never plugged in and stove knob covers should be considered as an extra precaution.
In the bathroom, always tend to your children when baths are being drawn. Children can drown in shallow water, so never leave a young child alone. Also, be aware of hiding your chemical cleaning products and not having chords near a child's reach or water.
For a complete blog of tips, visit ADT's Safety Tips to Keep Your Child Safe at Home
Moving can be stressful and it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the things you need to do to have an easy, successful move. One thing that can be easily overlooked is the safety of your home. So before you unpack, take a few measures to get your home safe and ready for move-in. Read the blog, Moving In: Security Checklist for your New Home , by ADT for more information.
For information on how to take ADT with you to your new home, visit our Help Center.
Saying "I Do" under the flatirons in Boulder is romantic and ever so perfect for a bride looking for the nuptials to be in a mountain town. Below are 5 Star wedding venues in the Boulder area according to The Knot. Visit The Knot to learn more about venues all over Colorado.
The Greenbriar Inn: This venue is located at the mouth of Left Hand Canyon. With the foothills as a backdrop, both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies are popular in this spectacular location. There are 7 rooms/areas you can chose from, fitting a party both large or small. Work with the chefs to customize a delectable menu to be accompanied by their extensive award winning wine list. Learn more
Wedgewood Weddings: Located right off the Boulder Creek, you will enjoy the sound of tranquil water and the views of the flatirons. You can choose to host your guests in the Party Tent, the Creek Room or the Flagstaff Room. You can also chose from multiple different packages, allowing you to customize the perfect reception within budget for you. Learn more
The St Julien Hotel: This gorgeous hotel accommodates elegant weddings outside with a mountainous backdrop or inside in a lovely ballroom. You can select 5 different spaces With spa accommodations and downtown shopping and restaurants right out the front door, this venue is perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests. Learn more
Rembrandt Yard: This art gallery and event center is located in downtown Boulder. You can customize your wedding whiting the two-floor venue. Enjoy mountain views through the floor to ceilings windows and feel free to have the freedom to create a unique event that is special to you! Learn more
Hotel Boulderado: This historic hotel is a classy place to host an intimate or large wedding. Select from the Ballroom, the Mezzanine, the Evergreen Meeting Room and the Boardrooms to create your special event. This is also great for accommodating visiting guests. Allow them to stay in rooms once occupied by Helen Keller, Robert Frost and other famous names. Learn more
Boulder Country Club: Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains, lavish balconies, ceiling high windows and wedding planners to help take care of your special day. Learn more and read reviews
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: This exquisite venue is most notable for the paintings and sketches located in the galleries. Parties can gather in the Event Space or on the Lawn, but are also welcome to roam the gallery during the reception. Learn more
Let's talk happy hour! If you work downtown or live in the area, walk to 13th St and check out Bohemian Biergarten. This restaurant, opened in 2013, is the only European-style Gastropub found in Boulder. It transports you to a different culture and brings you flavors from Germany, the Czech Republic and Central Europe along with its favorite taps served up just like in the Bier halls of Europe.
At the Biergarten you will find a plethora of events hosted daily:
Monday: Happy Hour is hosted everyday from 3pm to 6pm and 9 to close on Sundays and Mondays.
Tuesday: Enjoy $8 liters all day and have fun with trivia after 7pm!
Wednesday: Let loose with Karaoke night and $2 wine glasses all day.
Thursday: Enjoy live music with $5 biers and $3 Jameson's.
Fridays and Saturdays: Enjoy live music, live acts and dance with friends. Check out the Bohemian Biergarten's Facebook page for a complete lineup.
Sundays: It is comedy night! Enjoy two shows at 7pm and 9:15pm while laughing with friends and neighbors.
Learn more and check out menus on Bohemian Biergarten
Need to sell a home fast? There are ways to make your home more appealing and stick out amongst other houses. So, get the job done fast and get into your new home sooner!
One thing to keep in mind is curb appeal. Simply repainting the exterior, trimming the bushes and cleaning up the yard will help your home have a great first impression. A buyer also wants to move into a home that looks well maintained. If it looks maintained, the buyer has more confidence that the home was taken care of and they won't run into other issues, such as plumbing, electrical, etc. once they own the home. Fixing small things like chipped paint on baseboards or repainting the walls, tightening door handles, etc, will allow the buyer to peruse the home without raising an eyebrow. You also want to invest in small things that will increase the value of your home and make it look more modern. New hardware, new outlet covers and light fixtures can do wonders. Adding light will make your home feel welcoming and warm, not dark and dingy.
You also want to make sure to stage the home. Remember, a buyer wants to envision how they would live in the home, not how you lived in the home. You want to clean up every room and make the house look as if it is ready to move in to. One important step in this is to remove any personal items from the walls or shelves. Don't have family photos or little nicknacks. Make it clean, spacious and as depersonalized as possible. A great tip for this is renting a storage unit. Buyers should be able to look behind every single door, including the closets and storage in the basement, without running into your piled up junk. So get it out of sight, out of mind.
Finally, you want to set the price right and get out the word before you even have to put the home on the market. Setting the price right entails the experience of a realtor to make sure you are getting more money than it is appraised for, but not asking for too much that will deter clients to your neighbors cheaper equivalent of a home. Shopping around for a realtor can be tricky, so go online and look up reviews and check their track record. For getting out the word, mentioning that your home will be put on sale before it actually is can save you money. Marketing a home takes finances, so try to find that buyer before you even have to fork up the expense.
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