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RH Denver, The Gallery at 
Cherry Creek

Influencers from the worlds of philanthropy, design, sports, entertainment and art gathered to celebrate the unveiling of RH Denver, The Gallery at Cherry Creek on dnesday, October 14. The event featured a special live performance by Thievery Corporation and a DJ set by Rob Garza. Guests enjoyed gourmet bites by Matsuhisa and Epicurean Group and sipped on fresh Bellinis by Cipriani NYC and Ma(i)sonry curated wines. The event benefited Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Denver Art Museum. Anchoring a new luxury wing of Cherry Creek, RH Denver is a first-of-its-kind retail concept that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, physical and digital. The next generation Design Gallery showcases physical representations of the brand’s newest business concepts, RH Modern and RH TEEN. Conceptualized as a grand-scale, multi-level classical contemporary building filled with fresh air and natural light to reflect Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle, RH Denver spans 70,000 total square feet across four levels and features decomposed granite courtyards with trickling fountains, Juliet balconies, an expansive garden terrace, a grand double staircase with massive skylight soaring 70 feet overhead, and a Rooftop Park & Conservatory with a grove of Quaking Aspens and views of the Rocky Mountains. Other highlights include a full-service RH Design Atelier, an RH Baby & Child Gallery, a Ben Soleimani Rugs Showroom, and complimentary valet parking.

Denver International Airport Additions

Newly announced rail and air connections to Denver International Airport (DEN) are projected to help grow Denver tourism numbers and more. Denver’s Regional Transportation District recently announced launch dates for commuter rail service to downtown Denver’s historic Union Station from the airport. Beginning on April 22, 2016, at a cost of $9, visitors will have access to the 23-mile ride giving them a fast and affordable option to get to the heart of the city. The rail line will service eight total stations, including another new addition at the airport, the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Opening on November 19, 2015, the 519-room hotel is connected to the airport and will feature 27,500 square feet of meeting space accommodating groups of up to 800. DEN’s domestic network ranks as the third-largest in the U.S., providing service to more than 150 cities.  Welcoming more than 53 million passengers annually, DEN is one of the busiest airports in the world and was recently ranked 8th among the world’s 50 busiest megahubs.

Colorado Gives Day 2015

Colorado Gives Day, the state’s largest online giving movement, is set for Tuesday, December 8. Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,700 Colorado nonprofit organizations. The website makes giving easy for donors and fundraising simple for nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 2010, the event has raised $83 million for Colorado nonprofits. The event theme “Give Where You Live” encourages donors to join the movement. Last year donors responded in unprecedented numbers, breaking all previous records. In just 24 hours, $26.3 million was donated by 43,979 donors through 108,537 donations. Donations ranged from $10 to $300,000. In addition to raising money, Colorado Gives Day raises awareness of the state’s nonprofit sector, unites Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits and educates communities on the benefits of online giving. To motivate donors to give on Colorado Gives Day, Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund. The incentive fund, one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country, proportionally increases the value of every dollar donated.

Odell Brewing Releases First Canned Beers

Odell Brewing released canned versions of its two flagship beers for the first time ever. The Fort Collins-based brewery says it has installed a new canning line capable of packaging about 310 cans per minute. It will start with by producing 12 oz. cans branded 90 Shilling and IPA beers before eventually canning Loose Leaf Session Ale and summer seasonal St. Lupulin. Brewery founder Doug Odell says, “I am proud to finally offer our great beer in cans to our loyal and soon to be loyal customers. Some say it was a long time coming and it has been. We conducted years of research to purchase equipment that would match or exceed the quality of our other packages. We are sure you will be pleased with the results.” The brewery marked the introduction of cans with a Food Drive and celebration in the Tap Room on November 11.