Broomfield Days section celebrates our community

Mark your calendar now for Broomfield Days, Sept. 19 at Midway Park in Broomfield. The one-day outdoor festival is a fund-raising opportunity for local non-profit groups, and participating local businesses also donate to their favorite non-profit groups.

Start the day with breakfast at the Girl Scout Shelter, then there’s a a 5K race, a clown contest, a parade, a trade fair, a craft festival, food booths, three stages of entertainment, and much more. The Broomfield Enterprise will publish a Broomfield Days special section on Thursday, Sept. 17. We invite your business to join us in this once-a-year opportunity to celebrate Broomfield! Share your community spirit with a greeting or message from your business.

The Broomfield Days special section will be delivered to households all across Broomfield in the Sept. 17 Broomfield Enterprise and online at All ads include free color, and you will also receive 10,000 impressions of your ad on the network. All booth vendors qualify for a 25 percent discount on their advertising.

Call 303.684.5353 today to reserve your ad (deadline to RSVP is Tues., Sept. 1 at noon).

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You’re in winning company with Boulder County Gold

Who’s the best? That’s the question we ask our readers every year. And each year, they let us know by voting for the best bagel, their favorite hairdresser, even the toppiest-shelf martini.
Now, the readers have spoken. The ballots have been tallied and the winners decided.
Find out who won (and who came close) in the keepsake edition of Boulder County Gold, publishing Sunday, Sept. 20. Get your copy inside the Sunday Camera, or go online at
Boulder County Gold is a must-see section, used yearlong as a guidebook when our readers are making their shopping plans. The online version is visited repeatedly by locals and visitors alike.
For advertisers, this is one of the biggest advertising opportunities of the year.
You know you’re the best. Now tell everyone about it in the Boulder County Gold special edition.
There are many ad options to choose from. Call 303.473.1400 today to reserve your space (the deadline to RSVP is Thursday, Sept. 3). Two coveted cover positions remain available, and every ad includes full color (because you really are the best)!

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Business Plus Spotlight: Xcel Energy

Did you know that 19 percent of the electricity produced by Xcel Energy comes from wind power? By the end of the year, Xcel Energy will have more than doubled the wind energy on its system in Colorado since 2010.
You can read more about this in Business Plus Spotlight,

Kathy Johnson, our director of major accounts, had a lot to do with bringing this story to Business Plus. Xcel Energy’s Lisa Newkirk said, “Thank you Kathy… you really delivered excellent customer service to us.”
Our goal is to provide personal service and expertise to every one of our advertising partners, and we love to hear confirmation that we’re doing just that.
Does your business have a story to tell? Business Plus Spotlight provides a dedicated platform to showcase your business with premium placement. It will also appear online at for a full year, adding up to more than 336,000 impressions.
Harness the power of our market’s premier business publication and No. 1 local news source, in print and online, with Business Plus Spotlight. Call 303.473.1400 to reserve your customized multimedia profile today.

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RSVP now for Friday’s CU Football Kickoff Luncheon

Heads up, CU Buffs football fans! The Boulder Chamber’s 27th annual Colorado Football Kickoff Luncheon takes place this Friday, Aug. 21 at the Balch Fieldhouse, 2055 Regent Dr., on the CU Boulder campus.
Buffs head football coach Mike MacIntyre and Rick George, CU athletic director, will be there to share their insider’s perspective on the upcoming 2015 season. Cartoonist Drew Litton will be there, too, signing and selling limited edition prints of his poster commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Buffs National Championship.
Reserve your seat now at or call 303.492.5497.
The Camera is proud to be a long-time sponsor of this popular event, and we’re looking forward to another great program. If you like CU Buffs football, you don’t want to miss this chance to rub elbows with the luminaries, share some sports banter and enjoy a delicious lunch.
Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the kickoff luncheon begins at noon.
Why not go for the extra point and become a sponsor, or book a table for your company? Call 303.492.5497 to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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Poster celebrates 25th anniversary of Buffs championship

Drew Litton has been called “one of the last sports cartoonists left in America.” Litton has just created a limited edition poster to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1990 University of8-19-2015 1-39-12 PM Colorado football team’s win over Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl and the school’s first national championship.
The 18” x 24” keepsake poster highlights the games, plays and triumphs of that incredible season, when the Buffs played the nation’s toughest schedule and posted an 11-1-1 record.
Starting Friday, Aug. 21 you can get your own copy of this lively CU Buffs poster (just $10 each) at the offices of the Daily Camera, 5450 Western Ave. in Boulder, and the Longmont Times-Call, 1860 Industrial Circle, Suite E in Longmont. Posters are available during regular business hours, while they last.
You can also order online at (there will be a shipping and handling fee).

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The Village coupon book delivers good deals, all around

Did you get your copy of the new shoppers coupon book from The Village in Boulder?
More than 45,000 of the booklets were recently mailed to Boulder County households, jam packed with great offers from merchants at The Village. If you didn’t get a copy in your mailbox, you can find the online version at, with all of the same great deals.
We are thrilled to have been selected again by The Village to produce its coupon book, which was a product of our custom marketing services team. From design to production to direct mailings, print and digital, the Camera offers advertisers a full suite of marketing products and services.
We’re also very happy to report that the coupon book has been effective in driving business for the merchants.
“We are getting great feedback from merchants who are pleased with the book. They like the look and they are seeing redemptions,” says Joy Meadows, The Village public relations manager.
The Village offers more than 90% locally owned businesses, with more than 40 specialty merchants. Support the local economy. Grab your coupon book and come to The Village, Arapahoe to Canyon and Folsom to 28th Street in Boulder.

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Join our street team of college brand ambassadors

Are you a self-motivated, high energy type of person with an outgoing personality?
We are looking for some rock stars to join our team of college brand ambassadors.
You’ll be our feet on the street, helping us increase brand awareness and engagement through student outreach, word of mouth and on-campus guerrilla tactics at CU-Boulder and Boulder events.
The first opportunity is coming right up: the CU Boulder Welcome Back Expo, Friday, Aug. 21 and Monday-Friday Aug. 24 to Aug. 28. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You will be greeting Expo attendees and distributing products and premium schwag (everyone likes free schwag!).
Our brand ambassadors often work outdoors and this will require some walking, standing and carrying supplies. Your responsibilities may also include minimal set up and tear down. Other duties may be assigned on site.
You’ll need to have your own means of transportation to events. You’ll earn $13 an hour.
If you are interested in joining our team, submit your resume, a recent photo (please also include your availability throughout the week) to

Read more from Jill at

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“Behind the Green Vest” chronicles local McGuckin story

For 60 years, Boulder’s McGuckin Hardware has defied naysayers, fended off online mega-retailers, and kept true to the community values held by founder Llewellyn Commodore “Bill” McGuckin, Dave and Dee McGuckin Hight, and now, their sons and grandchildren.
“The McGuckin Way” (pay fair wages, treat everyone with respect; give the customer what he wants, and more) has become the guide for running an independent local business in the 21st century.
It’s a great story, and now it’s a great book. “Behind the Green Vest” delves into the McGuckin story, from 18th-century immigrant builders, farmers and merchants, to the store’s proud role in putting satellites in high-earth orbit. It tells the story of how McGuckin Hardware barely survived its first decade, but emerged triumphant. And it’s a love story, of sorts, between a business and a community. Purchase your limited edition copy of “Behind the Green Vest” for $27.95 online at or at these locations: Daily Camera, 5450 Western Ave., Boulder; Times-Call, 1860 Industrial Circle, Suite E, Longmont; McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; and Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder.
“Behind the Green Vest” was created by our custom publishing division. Call  303.473.1400 to learn more.

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Bike and Brew Fest benefits Cyclists 4 Community

The Boulder Bike & Brew Fest takes place Sat., Aug. 15 at Valmont Bike Park. Wheel on over and join us! You’ll enjoy a festival of mountain bikes, cyclocross, dual slalom races (bikers enter for free) and free teaching clinics.
Young kids can sign up for the free Strider competition.
There will be live music from the School of Rock and other local bands. 17 local breweries will be  tapping their tasty craft brews, and six great local food vendors will feed your appetite.
Check out more than 35 expo tents from local businesses and nonprofit organizations. You can also see a demonstration of Trek’s 2016 lineup of bikes.
Funds raised will benefit Cyclists 4 Community (the all volunteer organization of cyclists formed after the floods to raise over $200,000 for Jamestown and Lyons), as well as the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA), and the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance.
The Daily Camera is a proud sponsor of this event.
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Community nonprofits are making a big difference

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 success!
I received the following notes from two groups that we had the honor of sponsoring recently. I hope you’ll take a moment to look into the great work they are doing in our communities.
The Community Action Program works to help alleviate poverty in Boulder County. With over 14 percent of our nation living in poverty, the CAP’s work is important.
“I want to thank you for being a prime sponsor of the Community Action Program’s twenty-seventh annual Multicultural Awards banquet,” writes Eliberto Mendoza, director. “It is the support of businesses such as the Daily Camera that make this a successful event.”
Frank W. Bruno, president of the Boulder Community Health Foundation, said, “Thank you for your kind gift… which helps your community healthcare provider continue to improve, expand services and serve everyone in need in our community. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!”
Learn more at:

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