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MemberJets Announces an Affordable Solution to Flying 
on Private Jets

Kansas City-based MemberJets announced the launch of their new platform that allows members to cost-effectively crowdsource personal and business travel via private jets. Denver is among the initial cities offering the serviceservice. MemberJets’ unique membership-based approach has revolutionized private air travel and made private aviation accessible to an entirely new segment of the market.

According to MemberJets’ founder Ty Carter, “Our goal at MemberJets is to give our members the comfort, control and luxury of private aviation at prices that make sense. While avoiding the hassle of commercial air travel, our members save time, as well as money.”

Currently, MemberJets is accepting applications for new members. Flight scheduling will begin in May 2016.

The Cherry Creek Art Festival

The CCAF takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 2, 3, 4, 2016 and is located in Denver’s Cherry Creek North District. The only artists annually exempt from the jury are the 12 award-winning artists and the annual commemorative poster artist from the previous festival. The artist jury changes annually and selects work based solely on artistic excellence of original, handcrafted work: 75 of the total 250 artists are first-time-ever CCAF exhibitors. Contributing to the extremely competitive nature of the jury and the high levels of art excellence are actual artist sales (in excess of $3.1 million for 2015) and consistently high national festival rankings. High sales are attributed to the event’s setting in the heart of Denver’s unique, beautiful and affluent district of Cherry Creek North, an educated art-buying audience of 350,000 annually, and a $900,000+ multi-media marketing campaign. The visual artists’ success and quality are core values and measurements of accomplishment for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Arts Festival features artists in 13 different media categories including: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, printmaking, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

6TH Annual Denver Modern Home Tour

Modern Home Tours returned to Colorado in May and gave residents the opportunity to explore some of Denver’s most impressive, private, modern residences. During the 6th annual Denver Modern Home Tour on Saturday, May 21st, attendees learned from homeowners about what it’s like to live in a modern home, and found out where the architects got their inspiration—directly from the source. Among many other homes, guests visited a progressive modern masterpiece by Pappas Architecture and Design in the Montclair neighborhood. The home features an open main floor layout, glass walls, lots of natural light and a one-of-a-kind staircase. There is also a loft overlooking the main floor with views of the city. This home is currently on the market for sale by Cherry Creek Properties. With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, the Modern Home Tours are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn about the cutting edge of home design while on our tours, but you might even get an idea or two for your next home project!

Stuart Weitzman Celebrates Partnership with Pencils of Promise

Stuart Weitzman has partnered with Pencils of Promise (PoP) to share in its mission to create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. With a focus on creating quality elementary education programs within the rural regions of developing nations, Stuart Weitzman will fund the building of three schools: one each in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos. Working alongside each community to train and empower locals with these self-sustainable schools, the Stuart Weitzman and PoP partnership takes a step closer to the vision that every child has the basic right to education. To benefit the cause, Stuart Weitzman has created an exclusive yellow suede version of the NEARLYNUDE block-heel sandal – one of the hottest styles from the spring collection – proceeds from which will benefit the building of the three schools. With a suggested retail price of $398, this limited-edition charity style is available only at and at Stuart Weitzman flagship boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Costa Mesa.

Denver Company Launched with New Twist on Wedding Registries

Denver entrepreneur, Cody Sudmeier, released VEBO on a pilot basis in 2015. Sudmeier launched VEBO statewide on May 3, 2016. VEBO offers engaged couples the opportunity to register for experiences such as winetasting, cooking classes, spa days and skydiving. Friends and family of the engaged couple can give experiences through the couple’s online registry. VEBO also offers the “Join Us” option where couples can select certain experiences where they welcome their friends and family to join in the activity. One of VEBO’s core values is giving.  VEBO couples are able to select a charity to tie to their registry.  VEBO contributes 5% of the sales from the couple’s registry to the charity they have selected.