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  1. DBJ & 9News' 9Neighborhoods: Sloan's Lake, the gem of northwest Denver (Video, photos)
    Sloan's Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Denver, is not as frequented as, say, Capitol Hill or LoDo, but the views from this area are unmatched. This neighborhood is bounded by West 29th Avenue on the north, Federal Boulevard on the east, West 17th and 19th avenues on the south and Sheridan Boulevard on the west. The history of Sloan's Lake The lake ( see the map below) was created in 1861 when Thomas Sloan, hoping to farm the area, dug a well that overflowed and flooded 200 acres. The…
  2. Charter Communications gets new shout-out from Trump over old hiring plan
    Charter Communications Inc.’s plan to add 20,000 jobs in the United States by moving call center positions onshore was in the spotlight Friday, drawing praise from President Donald Trump at a White House event. Trump highlighted the plan at an Oval Office event, saying it would be “great for the United States,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The plan by Charter (Nasdaq: CHTR) is not new. Charter executives have been talking about it since at least mid-2015, the WSJ says. And last October,…
  3. After merger and Denver HQ exit, energy company makes 'triumphant' return at Nasdaq
    After surviving the crude oil downturn, Avi Mirman has nothing but momentum on his side. The CEO of Lilis Energy Inc. rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York City on Friday afternoon. The invitation came just a couple weeks after his company returned to stock exchange. "I'm beyond excited," Mirman told the Business Journal. "I'm doing jumping jacks." Mirman, who splits his time between New York and San Antonio, turned around Lilis Energy (Nasdaq: LLEX) in less than a year. Once…
  4. Denver-based WOW! Internet files for an IPO
    Denver-based cable TV and broadband provider WOW! Internet has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to become a publicly traded company. The Friday filing puts WOW! in line to be the first cable or telecom IPO locally since Zayo Group, a Boulder-based business telecom, went public in the fall of 2014. The company, incorporated as WideOpenWest Inc., is the sixth-largest U.S. cable operator, with 772,300 video, high-speed internet and voice customers. WOW’s cable systems and…
  5. Denver's among the main cities luring away San Francisco workers
    Even with its reputation as one of the centers of innovation and skilled talent in the country, San Francisco’s skyrocketing housing costs and ultra-high cost of living has driven some companies to reconsider setting up shop in the region, or to expand outside to other commercial centers — like Denver. An example of a company looking towards greener – and cheaper – pastures include San Francisco-based Gusto, which opened up a Denver office in 2015. Even financial services giant Charles…
  6. Where Denver ranks among best cities for women in tech
    Only 24.3 percent of tech jobs in Denver are filled by women — and yet the Mile High City is tied for No. 8 in the nation in a report on the “Top 15 Cities for Women in Tech” from Smart Asset. In its third annual report on the best cities for women in technology jobs, the personal-finance website ranks 59 major U.S. cities based on such factors as the gender-pay gap in technology, income after housing costs, women as a percentage of the tech workforce and four-year employment growth. Click…
  7. Starbucks plans in-car voice ordering, iMessage gift cards and more tech features
    Starbucks Corp. Chief Technology Officer Gerri Martin-Flickenger says the coffee chain plans to launch and expand new tech features this year. Seattle-based Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) has long flown under the radar as a technology company, coming out as an early leader in mobile technology and hiring hundreds of tech employees in 2016. A new feature launching next month is the ability to send Starbucks gift cards through iMessage on iPhones and iPads. Users pay for the gift via Apple Pay, and the…
  8. Galvanize executive named 9News Leader of the Year
    A top company official with Galvanize Inc. has earned the title of 9News's 2017 Leader of the Year. Stephanie Donner, chief legal and people officer at the tech training and co-working company, was honored this week at the Leading Colorado Luncheon, an event attended by more than 700 people. The event is hosted by KUSA-9News and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. Donner is known as someone who advocates and empowers women, creating "collaborative, innovative and connected communities.…
  9. From 9News, 9 things to do this weekend: Tigers, powwow, anime, beer and more
    By Sarah Anderson, KUSA-9News The first weekend of spring brings not just green landscapes but also chances to spend some green at specialty sales and festivals. > CLICK HERE for 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend from 9News.
  10. Video-game chain GameStop to close at least 150 stores this year
    After a holiday season marked by sales dips and losses in market share, GameStop Corp. has announced plans to close 2 to 3 percent of its physical stores. The Grapevine, Texas-based retailer (NYSE: GME) said in its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings that it’s shuttering at least 150 locations as it shifts its focus away from video game hardware and software and toward categories like technology and collectibles. It did not say when the closures will happen or how many employees will be…