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 October 8, 1999

Esprit awards dinner hottest ticket in town

If you don’t have ’em by now, you’re probably out of luck for getting tickets to one of Boulder’s hottest networking events – the Oct. 14 Esprit Entrepreneur ’99 awards reception and banquet. But what some overlook are the other sometimes less-attended events heralding Boulder’s entrepreneurial spirit. Starting at 8:30 a.m. at the U S West AT facility on 4001 Discovery Drive, an Esprit Entrepreneurial Forum features a panel discussion on different funding stages with CEOs of three companies born from Boulder’s Technology Incubator: Phat-Rat Technology, Link Technologies and Requiste Technology.

Later the same day, entrepreneur and now investor Scott Beck addresses the Entrepreneur’s Luncheon at the Raintree Conference Center in Longmont (tickets may be tough for this one, too but call anyway) and finally, from 2 to 4 p.m., three leading entrepreneurial companies host free tours, although you do need to be registered to attend. SCC Communications, an innovator in 911 technology and public safety software; Oz Architecture, now in a new Boulder studio; and Entrepreneur of the Year MessageMedia, a provider of e-mail-based marketing services, wil give visitors an inside look around at their operations.

After creating all this hunger for your own entrepreneurial venture, ExecStyle suggests heading right to the Taste of Longmont, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Raintree Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd. There’s no better way to think about where you might spend your next business lunch or who might cater your upcoming events. For $40 a couple or $25 per single in advance or $35 at the door, you’ll be able to sample the best in Longmont’s cuisine and spirits. Participants include Bay Window Catering, Bleu Sun Catering, Chef Extraordinare Personal Chef Service, ChriSar’s Grill & Pasta House, Colorado Rose Cake Company, Cooking With Jazz, Country Buffet, Ptarmigan Restaurant, Pumphouse Brewery, New York Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, New World Cuisine, Mike O’Shay’s, Lefthand Tap House, Hunter’s Restaurant and Pub, Food Stuff Etc. and Delta Grill.

A sometimes unnoticed Art Center worth checking out is the Lafayette Art Center at the Lafayette Library, 775 West Baseline. Running through Oct. 30 is the Lafayette Community Art Show “Celebrate Cultural Diversity.” For a fun afternoon, combine some local art culture, then head out shopping around Lafayette’s fine antiques shops.

On the subject of local art, if you missed last weekend’s Open Studios ’99 Tour, you still have a chance to get around for the tour on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10. The tour has grown to include the studios of 124 Boulder-area artists. You buy a 92-page Tour Guide for $12.95 – available from numerous area locations – and map out your own route, checking in on your favorite artists. If you’re just now getting the word, go to their Web site at www.openstudios.org or call (303) 444-1862 for information.

In connection with Open Studios, consider a continuing series presented by the Dairy Center for the Arts called “Artalks.” On the second Tuesday each month from noon to 1 p.m. and again that evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., local artists share their inspirations and creative motivations. Next up is Amy Glasergreen, who works in clay molds and plaster casts. Randy Zahn talks on “Putting the Creative Process in Motion” on Nov. 9.

If you don’t have ’em by now, you’re probably out of luck for getting tickets to one of Boulder’s hottest networking events – the Oct. 14 Esprit Entrepreneur ’99 awards reception and banquet. But what some overlook are the other sometimes less-attended events heralding Boulder’s entrepreneurial spirit. Starting at 8:30 a.m. at the U S West AT facility on 4001 Discovery Drive, an Esprit Entrepreneurial Forum features a panel discussion on different funding stages with CEOs of three companies born from Boulder’s Technology Incubator: Phat-Rat Technology, Link Technologies and Requiste Technology.

Later the same day, entrepreneur and now investor Scott Beck…

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