Today we remember those who have served

Like many of us, I’ll be spending Memorial Day weekend celebrating with my family and friends. We’ll be sharing food, libations, stories and laughter. We’ll be watching our kids play.
In many ways, this is a fitting remembrance ritual: spending and appreciating quality time with the people who matter most to me.
Because without the brave soldiers whom we honor on this holiday, I wouldn’t have the privilege of these freedoms. It’s a fitting tribute, but it’s not sufficient.
Let’s take some time amidst the grilling and Frisbee, the camping and cavorting, to observe the true meaning of Memorial Day and pay respect to the men and women of the U.S. military who have given their lives in the line of duty.
Visit a memorial. Fly your flag at half-staff until noon. Plant some poppies. Talk to a veteran or an enlisted soldier. Or just stop for a moment to appreciate what so many have given on our behalf.
Happy Memorial Day.

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Good show, BIFF.

The 2015 Boulder International Film Festival, which took place March 5-8, reports its biggest year yet, with an estimated 25,000 cinema fans gathering for great food, Q&A sessions, creative parties and of course, exceptional films. No wonder it’s been tagged one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world by MovieMaker Magazine.
The Camera is a long-time sponsor of BIFF and we congratulate them for their incredible success (they started out only eleven years ago with 5,000 attendees).
Chris Northrup, sponsorship director for Boulder International Film Festival, wrote to say, “Thanks so much for your longstanding support of this great community event. You played a big role in making BIFF 2015 another smash success. It is only with the invaluable support of sponsors like you that we have grown… into one of the country’s premier young festivals!”
We are proud to sponsor over 100 local organizations like BIFF, who work to make Boulder County a special place through their community outreach, special events and educational programs.
For more information on the Boulder International Film Festival, go to biff1.com.

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Who needs insurance or a loan? Auto buyers do.

Auto sales are up, and interest rates are staying low. If your business offers auto-related financial services (loans and insurance, for instance), you don’t want to miss out on this market.

Now we have a new, affordable way for you to reach a highly targeted and motivated audience with your financing offers as part of our monthly Front Range Tent Sale auto promotion.

FrontRangeTentSale.com is a monthly, online car sale full of  participating auto dealers’ pre-owned inventory.

It’s a full two-week event each month and  it is supported with aggressive print and digital promotion across Broomfield, Boulder and Larimer Counties.

Your sponsorship location includes: a Super Leaderboard and icon ad on the FrontRangeTentSale.com site (over 30,000 impressions a month); 6×2 banner ad anchored on every Tent Sale print ad publishing in the Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald; and your ad, with a link to your web site, on an e-mail to 150,000 consumers in the three-county market targeting car owners.

The next sale launches this weekend, and we want you in the tent! Contact Mary Romano at romanom@dailycamera.com or 303.473.1450 to reserve your spot in the next FrontRangeTentSale.com.

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It’s time to clear the clutter, and turn it into cash

Got too much stuff? You say you can’t even remember what’s in all those boxes in the garage? It’s time to turn your clutter into cash with a garage sale!
Start tagging, pick a date and then attract the masses with an ad in FrontRangeClassifieds.com, the digital and print marketplace for the Camera, Enterprise, Colorado Daily, Colorado Hometown Weekly, Longmont Times-Call, Longmont Weekly and Loveland Reporter Herald.
It’s easy to advertise your garage sale to literally thousands of people who live in your area – and at a surprisingly low price. For only $25, you’ll get a ten-line, four-day ad to tell the world about your sale. Help bargain hunters out by telling them what they’ll find: baby clothes, books, furniture… and you’ll get the kind of interested traffic that’s ready to buy. You’ll also receive a free Garage Sale Kit with your ad, complete with signs, stickers and markers.
Clean your clutter, pad your wallet and make room for your car. Get started today, visit frontrangeclassifieds.com or call 303.466.3636.

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Renowned musicians planning benefit concert for Nepal

The earthquakes in Nepal have rippled across the lives of many who live here as well. Boulder’s Tibetan, Buddhist, climbing, music and yogic communities feel especially linked to this country and its people.
Now in a heartfelt act of support, world-renowned musicians and composers are coming together on Thursday, May 28 at the Boulder Theater for the Concert for Nepal and Tibet Earthquake Victims. Grammy nominee flutist Nawang Khechog will be joined in this all-ages benefit concert by pianist and SOCAN classical composer of the year Bill Douglas, tabla master Ty Burhoe, acclaimed soloist Sandra Wong, and Friends.
Proceeds are being donated to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). MSF helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care. ICT contributions promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet.
The event is being sponsored by Tebo Properties and other donors, to allow all proceeds to go directly to MSF and ICT.
For more information, email BoulderAngelsForNepal@gmail.com or  call 303.548.1998.

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Teams are forming for Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Friends, co-workers and families are forming their teams now to participate in the first Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, August 1 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. It’s for an important cause, and we can use your support, too.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States–and it’s the only cause of death among the top 10 without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. It touches families everywhere, including my own. My mom started showing signs of the disease when she was 65 and recently passed after living for some time in a memory care facility, so this event is very near and dear to my heart.
I am serving on the Boulder Walk Committee and the Camera is sponsoring this event. I would love for you to join me in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Here’s how you can get involved:
• Start or join a team: by registering at ColoradoAlzWalk.org.
• Become a sponsor: Contact me at stravolemosj@dailycamera.com to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and have a profound impact on the movement to end Alzheimer’s!
• Volunteer: We’re looking for volunteers to assist us on the day of the Walk to make this a great event for everyone.
Come join us. Together we can eradicate this disease!

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Vacation travelers are online now, searching and planning

Travelers are looking online right now, planning their summer getaways. Sixty-one percent of travelers use the Internet for leisure trip inspiration. And when they’ve picked their destination, they start shopping for price, activities and promotional offers.
If your business serves the traveling public, you want to be sure those customers can find you. Web surfers expect leading brands to be on top of the search results page. But many won’t venture past the first page of search results. To reach the thousands of local consumers conducting online searches every day, you need to be on that first page.
We can help your business rank higher on search engines and maximize your paid search listings. We’ll optimize your website and make it more visible.
And with more web users using mobile devices every day, we can help you leverage Google’s recent mobile-friendly algorithm update to ensure you show up when mobile users are looking for you.
The Camera is one of only a small number of Google SMB Premiere Partners. When you work with us, you’ll be working with a certified, local staff who are dedicated to your account.
If they can’t find you, you’re not there. Get found with the Camera’s search marketing services. Call 303.473.1400 today.

Source: Ipsos Media CT/Google Travel Study

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Community organizations improve the quality of our lives

The Camera is proud to partner with more than 100 local nonprofit organizations every year, providing our time, talent and more than $2 million of support. These organizations help to make our community a better place to live and work–and we love to recognize their successes!
I received the following notes from three groups that we were honored to sponsor recently. I hope you’ll take a moment to look into the great work they are doing in our communities.
“We are so grateful for the Camera’s continued support of Impact on Education!,” writes Grant Simon, Development and Marketing Manager for IOE’s Crayons to Calculators program. “We are proud to call the Daily Camera a partner and hope to continue working together to enhance educational outcomes for all local students for many years to come,” says Fran Ryan, Impact on Education’s CEO.
“On behalf of the March of Dimes’ staff and our mission families, we want to thank you for being a part of our event. We truly appreciate all you do for the mission and health of Colorado babies,” wrote Andrea on behalf of the March of Dimes.
Committee member Fran Milner wrote to our sister paper, the Broomfield Enterprise: “Thank you to the Broomfield Enterprise for its generous donation to this year’s Broomfield High School Eagle Sports Gala.” The Gala’s mission is to provide a fun, fundraising event to assist school  athletic programs while offering the opportunity for building community involvement.”

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Father’s Day direct email will reach 50k local households

Sunday, June 21 is Father’s Day, and it’s not too early to start thinking about the perfect gift (I mean gifts, of course) for the occasion.
In Colorado, there’s a good chance that a lot of the “ties” purchased for Father’s Day will end up on the business end of a fly rod (now there’s a twist on tradition). We’ll treat our fathers, husbands, brothers and friends to meals out, sporting events, grooming services, concerts and entry fees to triathlons. We’ll hunt down their favorite gadgets, grilling implements and power tools. We’ll send cards, books, DVDs and pictures.
If we can’t quite decide, we’ll splurge on a gift card to their favorite store.
Does your business offer any of these products or services? Let Boulder County shoppers know with an ad in the Camera’s Father’s Day direct email, sent to 50,000 opt-in local consumers with household incomes of $100,000 or more. We often see double-digit open rates and responses from these subscriber emails.
The email will be sent directly to your audience’s inboxes on Tuesday, June 9, prime Father’s Day shopping time.
Call 303.473.1400 by Tuesday, June 2 to reserve your ad in the Camera’s Father’s Day Digital Direct Mail.

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Colorado Daily’s Boulder Rocks! treasure hunt ready to roll

Money may not grow on trees, but you can find it under a rock, right here in Boulder–thanks to the Colorado Daily’s Boulder Rocks! It’s the rockin’ local treasure hunt that starts in June. We’ll hide a new Rock hidden every week for five weeks.
Daily clues in print, online and social media will help readers find the Colorado Daily rock. And when you do, you’ll win $500!
Advertisers, this is a highly visible place to sport your brand. Boulder Rocks! is promoted robustly in the print, mobile and online editions of the Colorado Daily as well as in the print pages of the Daily Camera and on the front pages of both web sites.
We pull out all the social networking tools to market this contest. Facebook and Twitter posts will  reach out to the Colorado Daily’s and Camera’s thousands of fans and followers.
There is just one top presenting sponsorship available, which gets your logo prominently displayed on all Boulder Rocks! promotions, including online, print and social media. We also have weekly sponsor packages available that offer great value.
Call 303.473.1400 by Tuesday, May 19 to reserve your Boulder Rocks! sponsorship.

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