Meet Courtney Lee

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PR as a catalyst for quality, community-driven journalism After eight years on the marketing team at Colorado Public Radio, I was hungry to make a professional change. I felt compelled to explore new opportunities and business challenges beyond the world of broadcast media, but wanted to stay connected to the mission-based, community-focused work I loved so much at CPR. What …

Meet Emily Desmery

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Hi! My name is Emily and I am the newest member of the dovetail solutions team. I joined the team in June of 2019 and I could not be more excited. Before dovetail I was working in the fitness industry in operations for Orangetheory Fitness (where I met my fiancé), then as the Regional Manager for a cycling studio and …

Events Worth Attending

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Denver Chalk Art Festival June 2 – 3 Every spring, our sidewalks around Larimer Square come to life during the annual Denver Chalk Art Festival, as more than 200 professional, amateur and student chalk artists turn concrete into canvas.  Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Creatures of Light Exhibition Sunday, June 10 This is your last chance to catch the latest exhibition at ...

What Makes Colorado Cool

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Summer is in the air and Denver is ready for the blossoms and warm weather with these Mile High City musts: Enjoy a scenic trail tour on horseback at Sombrero Ranch. Check out the Rockies schedule and don't miss the home opener on April 6! Red Rocks concerts are the best for singing your heart out and taking in a sunset. Take a ride ...

On the Spot With Randy Thelen

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As Vice President of Economic Development at the Downtown Denver Partnership, Randy is responsible for guiding economic development and growing Denver’s thriving economic base including, attracting investment to the center city, business recruitment and retention, housing, retail and public policy initiatives. When people ask you what you like most about your role at the Downtown Denver Partnership, what do you ...

What We Are Reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson  Endless curiosity fueled this polymath’s great mind: From why the sky is blue to physics or a woodpecker's tongue, Da Vinci wanted to know all the answers to questions about life on earth and beyond. Feature Writing, by William Brundell The Wall Street Journal's internal guide to great writing. An excellent reference book not just ...

Emergenetics Selection Program

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People are the foundation of a business. In order to create a strong foundation, it is imperative to articulate who you want these people to be. The Emergenetics Selection Program (ESP) helps effectively capture your company’s selection needs by properly defining roles, expectations, motivations and the desired skill level of candidates. Emily Holleran of dovetail solutions is a certified ESP …

Z Block

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Challenge McWhinney, a real estate firm focusing on large-scale, single- and multi-use developments, penned an agreement to redevelop the city block between 18th and 19th, and Blake and Wazee Streets in downtown Denver. The buildings that collectively comprised this block were previously known as the Historic Windsor Dairy block. At the outset of the project, significant skepticism among the public …

Business School – University of Colorado, Denver

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Challenge A local center for entrepreneurship is a specialized part of the largest business school in the state. It offers graduate-level courses, promotes an entrepreneurial spirit in the corporate environment, and assists in the practice of entrepreneurship and new venture creation, resulting in contributions to the Denver community. The center wanted to position its business and its annual Business Plan …

McWhinney

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Challenge McWhinney, a real estate firm focusing on large-scale, single- and multi-use developments, began working on a project in Southern California in October of 2007. McWhinney partnered with Great Wolf Resorts and the City of Garden Grove to develop a family water-park resort hotel and conference center. However, the development’s progress was long-delayed due to financing and bureaucratic approval challenges. …