State of Colorado’s Benitez to keynote BizWest Power Breakfast on outdoor industry

BOULDER — Luis Benitez, director of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office for the state, will keynote BizWest’s Power Breakfast on the outdoor industry on Sept. 21 in Boulder.

The event is slated for 7:30 to 10 a.m. that day at the Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., and will provide insights and perspectives on one of the state’s most important economic drivers.

In addition to Benitez’s address, one on economic development within the outdoor sector in Boulder, Fort Collins and surrounding areas, and the other on innovation in the outdoor space.

Panelists for the first panel include Benitez, Polar Bottle president Judy Amabile, Skirt Sports CEO Nicole DeBoom, Boulder Economic Council executive director Clif Harald, Outdoor Industry Association executive director Amy Roberts and Xero Shoes CEO Steve Sashen.

The second panel’s participants include 37.5/Cocona Inc. CEO Jeff Bowman, Peaksware CEO Gear Fisher, Team Snap chief growth officer Ken McDonald, and Black Lab Sports CEO JP O’Brien.

Breakfast is included in the ticket price for the event. Early-bird tickets can be purchased through Friday, Sept. 16 for $29. After that, ticket prices rise to $34. They can be purchased online. For corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sandy Powell at 970-232-3144 or


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