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  • 29 Oct 2018 by Jeffrey Campos

    During our October 25 Global Affairs Meeting, guest Secretary of State Wayne W Williams was joined by, former candidate for Colorado Governor, Greg Lopez to discuss our upcoming election on November 6. 

    Secretary of State Wayne Williams has spent his career as a public official working for transparency and accountability in government, fair and efficient elections, and increased voter access. As Secretary of State, he has overseen all state primary, coordinated, recall and general elections in Colorado since 2015. Secretary of State Williams discussed that there is nothing political about running clean elections and the challenges that our state has in its future. He reviewed how elections are monitored and controlled to make them fair.

    Greg Lopez then spoke regarding his campaign run for Governor.  His commitment to championing the ideas and amplifying the voices of all of Colorado was prominent in his presentation. Mr Lopez discussed what was ahead in the election, but most of all, how trying it is to run for office.

    We then concluded the morning with a presentation from our Global Affairs Chair Matthew LaCrue, Denton on upcoming issues on the ballot this year. We have some major decisions ahead that could potentially change the landscape of our state in 2018.

     

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Effective Oct. 1 2018, EKS&H and Plante Moran combined to create the 11th largest accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firm in the nation.

    The combination allows EKS&H, one of the largest CPA firms in the Rocky Mountain region, to join the thriving 94-year-old firm and strengthen its expertise in private equity, wealth management, health care, financial services and manufacturing. 

    “We’ve spent the last three months preparing for this combination, and we’re already seeing early signs of success,” said Plante Moran Managing Partner Jim Proppe. “In addition to better service to our clients and more opportunities for our staff, our combined expertise is creating new business opportunities –– not only in Colorado, but across the country.” 

     

    Through the combination, Plante Moran adds offices in Downton Denver, the Denver Tech Center, Boulder, and Ft. Collins and clients throughout the Western United States, expanding its domestic presence beyond the Great Lakes region and strengthening its expertise in energy and other key market segments. The offices will be led by the following partners:

    • Joe Bertsch, CPA,the EKS&H lead tax partner will become the managing partner of Plante Moran’s Rocky Mountain region. 
    • Jim Cowgill, CPA,the EKS&H Boulder office lead, becomes managing partner of Plante Moran’s Boulder office. 
    • Chris Otto, CPA,the EKS&H Fort Collins office lead, becomes managing partner of Plante Moran’s Fort Collins office. 
    • Jeff Watkins, CPA, JD,formerly EKS&H’s Wealth Advisory Services lead, becomes Plante Moran’s Rocky Mountain regional tax director. 

     

    “EKS&H leaders and their teams have a proven track record providing their clients exceptional service and expertise, and we’re excited to see our two teams coming together to share their combined experience and insights,” Proppe added. 

    With the combination complete, Plante Moran now has a staff of more than 3,100 professionals throughout Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; Mumbai, India; and Tokyo, Japan. Both Plante Moran and EKS&H have been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

  • 04 Oct 2018 by Global Chamber

    Ambassador Shotaro Oshima and a delegation from Japan visited with Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare and City Manager Jim Twombly Monday October 1st.

    The event was sponsored by City of Aurora and Global Chamber

    The discussion centered around economic and business relationships with Japan and the U.S.

    The event was held in the Aurora Municipal Center City Council Chamber.

    The program was “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan”. Great discussion!

     

     

     

  • 20 Oct 2018 by Global Chamber

    Recently Polsinelli - Denver hosted a wonderful event thanking our members and honoring extra special international achievers.

    Thank you all for being part of the global tribe.

    Special recognition to the award winners.

    And extra thanks to Polsinelli for hosting!!