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. …

HOK

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Challenge: Founded in 1955, HOK is a global architectural firm that specializes in planning, design, sustainability and delivery solutions for buildings and communities. While the HOK brand is strong across the globe, it has wavered in the Denver market due to entering, exiting and re-entering the market over the years. In late 2010, the firm renewed its focus in building …

Crestcom

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Challenge: Crestcom International has been a global leader in the areas of management and training for almost three decades. Today, Crestcom’s signature program, The Bullet Proof Manager, is one of the most widely used management- and leadership-development programs among Fortune 100 companies. While the company has had great success growing its business through traditional means, it felt that its lack of focus in …

Neenan

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SITUATION SUMMARY The Neenan Company retained us when it discovered that several buildings designed by Neenan did not meet code. The Denver Post broke the story, leading to an investigation by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. David Shigekane is vice president and director of business development for The Neenan Company, a design-build firm that uses its unique ‘Archistruction’ model …

Champions Committed to KIDS

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Challenge Our client, Champions Committed to KIDS, a nonprofit organization that pairs children suffering from serious illnesses with high school- or college-level sports teams, decided to open the second chapter of its organization in Denver. In preparation for the announcement, our client asked for our logistical and media-relations expertise in order to create a smooth transition into a new locale. …

Radio Jazz 89

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Challenge Our client, a nonprofit jazz radio station in Denver, released an employee from one of her responsibilities, although wanted to continue to employ her as an on-air host. The employee and a family member who also worked at the station both quit the following day. The radio station was concerned that the sudden departure of a prominent employee would …

Colorado State University

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Challenge A local university contracted dovetail solutions to enhance the brand, community partnership and public relations initiatives for their College of Business. While the business college was one of the best in the state, it lacked a distinct identity from the rest of the university as well as a rigorous presence in community involvement. The College of Business wanted to …

High Sierra Water Services

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Challenge A local water-solutions provider approached dovetail solutions for assistance in increasing its media relations, Strategic Community Investment, brand enhancement and public relations initiatives. As a leading water-solutions provider, the company wanted to increase its visibility, both locally and nationally. Strategy dovetail solutions identified the following goals: Increase the visibility and recognition of the water-solutions company as the leading water-solutions …