Blacktie for Business: Boulderites Fondly Remember Bill Suitts

October 12, 2012

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THE PLAYERS, COACHES, FAMILIES AND FANS that make up Boulder’s baseball community mourn the passing of Bill Suitts last week and fondly remember his generosity and love of the game, Mark Langston writes in the Boulder Daily Camera. “The beautiful Suitts Field at Scott Carpenter Park now stands as one of the premier baseball fields in the State of Colorado due to the vision, perseverance and financial contribution of Bill Suitts and his family.”

AURORA TO HOST FREE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, benefiting theater victims.

HISTORIC DENVER BUILDING will be restored as a hub for nonprofits, farmers market.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Blacktie’s latest “Have You Heard” newsletter.

What’s even better than a Halloween party at Linger? A Halloween party at Linger to support a good cause! Join us for Necro Noche, a spooky fundraiser on October 29th, featuring:
~ The best in local restaurant fare from Linger, Cholon, Beast & Bottle, Twelve, Row14 and more
~ Complimentary cocktails
~ Killer entertainment
~ Interactive fun ‘n’ games
~ Costumes required (badass prize for the best costume)
~ $100 General Admission tickets include: heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and entertainment
~ $150 VIP tickets include: early access to cocktail hour at 6pm, a private party tent on the roof, and a $25 gift certificate to Linger
~ 100% of net proceeds benefit The GrowHaus.

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT on Blacktie-Colorado for just $150 a week. Email Brett McCann-Lehl at

TODAY FROM BLACKTIE’S PENNY PARKER: “Is Boulder crying in its beer? While the burg may have thought it would get the only Trader Joe’s in Colorado with a liquor license, Denver snagged that shot.”

October 09, 2012 – Women’s Foundation Hosts 25th Anniversary Champagne Party, at RedLine

BLACKTIE’S SISTER COMPANY, Efficient Tickets, will handle ticket sales again this season for Colorado Chorale. The first event, “A Night at the Theatre,” is Oct. 12.

YOU SHOULD USE EFFICIENT TICKETS for your next ticketed event. Online ticketing is inexpensive, consumer-friendly and provides your organization with valuable purchasing and entrance data. Contact Brett McCann-Lehl at 303-339-3819.

HAVE YOU MET? Juanita Chacon

CARBONDALE JOB? The Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation is retooling, and may partner with the Re-1 school district to meet some mutual administrative and publicity needs.

HAS DONATED $1 MILLION OVER THE YEARS: 10-year-old Colorado Eagles Foundation.

MAKES BUDGET PITCH: Nonprofit Boulder Fairgrounds.

DOCS FOR DEBT: In Colorado, there is a serious need for primary care doctors – both in rural areas and in Colorado Springs. The National Health Service Corps and the Colorado Health Service Corps are trying to address the need through loan forgiveness grants to medical school students.

HAVING TROUBLE MANAGING DONATION REQUESTS? Blacktie can set up a website for your business or organization that makes it easy for you to be responsive to charity requests and carefully manage all aspects of the process. Here’s a request page we set up for a local company. For information about BT Donation Tracker, call Don Knox at 720-272-0961.

THAT’S A WRAP: The Aspen Institute’s Inaugural Aspen ThinkXChange.

STERLING MIDDLE SCHOOL’S FANCY NEW FITNESS PARK includes two outdoor electronic play systems – a NEOS 360 and NEOS Wall – as well as an ENERGI total body fitness system, all funded by a $156,053 healthy living grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

WHEN BUSINESSES IN FORT COLLINS want to learn about sustainable building practices, they can turn to CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment.

DID YOU KNOW? You can advertise your nonprofit event easily and affordably to 300,000 readers in the 17 Colorado Community Media newspapers from Thornton to Castle Rock? Blacktie offers discounted rates to organizations that have not previously advertised in the CCM publications. These publications include Arvada Press, Castle Rock News-Press, Centennial Citizen, Douglas County News-Press, Englewood Herald, Golden Transcript, Highlands Ranch Herald, Lakewood Sentinel, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Parker Chronicle, Westminster Window, Westsider and Wheat Ridge Transcript. Call Brett McCann-Lehl or Don Knox at 303-832-2903 for more details!

10/12/2012 – Denver Press Club Gridiron Show
10/13/2012 – The Doctor Is In
10/13/2012 – Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
10/13/2012 – Helping Hands Health Education Annual Fundraiser
10/13/2012 – AfricAid Art & Soul Gala
10/13/2012 – 2nd Annual GIVE Denver Masquerade Ball
10/14/2012 – Denver Celiacs Association Gluten Free Gallop
10/14/2012 – Vitality Walk in Grand Junction
10/16/2012 – Networking and Information Sharing Lunch for Colorado Leaders
10/16/2012 – Men for the Cure
10/16/2012 – Men for the Cure Mercedes Benz Raffle
10/17/2012 – CPGR Brown Bag Series – Extended
10/17/2012 – Dazzle & Delight, an Evening Celebrating Determination
10/18/2012 – Conflict Resolution: Community Evolution
10/18/2012 – 6th Annual Outstanding Women in Business at the CCBWN October 2012 Luncheon
10/18/2012 – Benefits 101
10/18/2012 – The Premiere Kick Off
10/18/2012 – JAZZED for ICHC
10/18/2012 – Open House Christ the King
10/19/2012 – Mark Wynn Presents Domestic Violence Investigation and Intervention Training
10/19/2012 – Future for Families Gala
10/20/2012 – Hope Lives “Celebrating Life in the Pink” Gala
10/20/2012 – Sense of Security – Champagne & Diamonds 2012
10/20/2012 – SafeHouse Denver’s Hope Gala: Celebrating the Women, Children and Youth of SafeHouse Denver
10/20/2012 – Teen with a Dream & Garfield Estates Vineyard Wine Tasting
10/20/2012 – Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Fall Masterworks Concert
10/20/2012 – Shake, Rattle and Groan ZOMBIE PROM
10/21/2012 – Making Waves in Colorado Ocean Symposium and the Ocean Celebration
10/21/2012 – Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Fall Masterworks Concert
10/21/2012 – Making Waves In Colorado, Ocean Celebration
10/22/2012 – Excelsior Youth Center’s Chef and Wine Dinner at Venice Ristorante
10/23/2012 – NCNRC October Nonprofit Monthly Networking Event
10/23/2012 – United Nations Association Denver presents United Nations Trivia Night
10/24/2012 – Happy Hour at McLoughlin’s Benefiting the YESS Institute
10/24/2012 – LIGHT | An Illuminated Celebration of the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park
10/24/2012 – AWS Pete Marczyk Battle Royale! New World vs. Old World Wines
10/25/2012 – Sustainability Dine-a-logue: Special Election Edition
10/25/2012 – The Brief
10/25/2012 – LOL: A Comedy Benefit for Think 360 Arts
10/26/2012 – Circles of Change
10/26/2012 – Friends of Manual Breakfast
10/26/2012 – Logo Design Basics
10/26/2012 – Mapleton Education Foundation “Storybook Ball”
10/27/2012 – City Slicker Soiree to benefit Roundup River Ranch
10/29/2012 – The GrowHaus — Necro Noche
10/30/2012 – 10th Annual Partners for a Bold Future Breakfast
10/30/2012 – Friends of the Haven Annual Fundraiser and Dinner
10/30/2012 – Chefs 180 featuring Daniel Asher of Linger
10/31/2012 – CBCA’s 2012 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture
10/31/2012 – Martian Sock Hop Halloween Ball Benefitting the Historic Elitch Theatre


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