Spring 2010 Showcase
8:30 ~ 9:00 a.m. Registration ~ Coffee, Tea, Snacks
9:00 ~ 9:15 Opening Remarks
Richard Eidlin, The Greater Good Academy
9:15 ~ 10:00 Helping to Grow Triple Bottom Line Businesses
Jocelyn Robinson, Denver Office of Economic Development
Doug Linkhart, Denver City Councilman At-Large
Juan Moreno,Mi Casa Resource Center
Ceyl Prinster, Executive Director,Colorado Enterprise Fund
10:00 – 10:15 Presentations from Academy Students
10:15 ~ 10:45 The Importance of Civic-Minded Businesses
Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
10:45 – 11:30 Presentations from Academy Students
11:30 ~ 12:15 p.m. The Future of Business: Doing Well by Doing Good
Lauren Coyne, Namaste Solar
Rebecca Kirchdorfer, Downing Street Garage
Adam Schlegel, Snooze Restaurant
12:15~ 1:00 Lunch(Gourmet Fine Catering)
Spring 2010 Showcase
A Celebration of the Greater GoodAcademy
and Socially Responsible Businesses in Colorado
June 22, 2010 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The spring 2010, 8-week Greater Good Academy culminated on June 22nd with a public showcase of entrepreneurs, a series of panels and talk by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter on sustainability. Four of the GGA entrepreneurs presented their triple bottom line (TBL) business plans.
"Being a student in the program was a wonderful inspiration of reminding me why I went into business 8 years ago. Through the program, I learned how I can be more of service to my clients by incorporating the triple bottom line philosophy".
The first panel addressed the issue of how city agencies and nonprofits are ‘Helping to Grow Triple Bottom Line Businesses’. Denver City Councilman At-Large, Doug Linkhart, Jocelyn Robinson, Office of Economic Development (OED), Ceyl Prinster, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF), and Juan Moreno, Mi Casa Resource Center spoke. The final panel ‘Doing Well by Doing Good’ featured Adam Schlegel of Snooze Restaurant; Rebcecca Kirchdorfer of Downing Street Garage and Lauren Coyne of Namaste Solar. The discussion touched on the benefits firms derive from being socially responsible.
Governor Ritter noted that sustainability is a driver of economic opportunity and innovation in Colorado. He highlighted that across the state, more than half of all businesses employ less than 50 people. The Governor also spoke about the Sustainable Main Street Initiative, which leverages`technical and financial resources to help local communities enhance the sustainability of their downtowns.
Fetch Creative 360, Melanie Moore
Stress Management Solutions, Eric Peter
AmaliaLink, LLC, Amalia Maloney
2Kool, Ratha Sok