I’m Not a Rocket Scientist, a Scratch Golfer, or a Swimsuit Model. Dang

February 26, 2016 5:49 pm

Income inequality is a hot button issue that will only gain traction in the months leading up to the November elections. There will be a call for our elected officials to close the gender gap, the wage gap, the talent gap and lots of other “gap-isms.” Aren’t gaps natural? I don’t have the knowledge of… Read More

The freedom to pursue dreams

February 2, 2016 6:38 pm

The Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates are well known for their legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Together, these pioneering men and women built businesses that transformed our state into a vibrant place to live and work. But being a Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureate is not only about having a successful… Read More

Western Union employees participated in a creative pin decorating contest during the 2015 JA Bowl-A-Thon

Western Union transfers employee time and talent to JA students

February 2, 2016 5:01 pm

Well-known for its role as a leader in global payment services and money transfer, Western Union is also a frontrunner when it comes to corporate social responsibility and financial education. Creating economic opportunities and helping people and communities grow is at the core of Western Union’s mission. Since 2006, Western Union has been an outstanding… Read More

The highest form of charity

January 4, 2016 6:07 pm

As I reflect on 2015, my thoughts come back to a recent experience I had, unfortunately, while attending the funeral service of one of our incredible Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates, Jordan Perlmutter. At the service, a rabbi sat next to me and we began talking about how we each knew Jordy. I shared… Read More

Anadarko at Monaco AMF: 6767 Leetsdale, Denver, CO 80224. Photos by Evan Semón

Partner Profile: Anadarko

January 4, 2016 3:29 pm

A business’s commitment to its local communities and its willingness to promote and support employee volunteerism often play an important role in employee satisfaction and in being considered a top workplace. This is definitely the case for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a company whose core values include servant leadership, people and passion. The people of Anadarko… Read More


JA Supporter Demonstrates the Power of Long-term Giving

November 30, 2015 3:36 pm

It began as a challenge from a friend, and more than a year later Brian Florey continues to support Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain. “Back when the ice bucket challenge was happening for ALS, a good friend of mine issued her own challenge to friends. She asked us to identify a nonprofit organization that inspired us and… Read More

Cutting through the clutter

November 23, 2015 7:10 pm

Right now, your in-box and social media accounts are probably overflowing with opportunities for you take action, join now, hurry in, or sign up today. Now, imagine this magnified by 1,000 and you have a glimpse into the lives of our young people. These digital natives are not faced with a choice, but a mountain… Read More

What does it mean to be work ready?

November 6, 2015 7:04 pm

“Work” and “ready” are simple words that should be easy to define yet there is a vexing problem facing American businesses: today’s graduating students lack basic workplace skills and are unprepared to participate in a meaningful way in their employers’ success. It’s no wonder young people aren’t prepared to navigate a job or career when… Read More

More than financial connections made through JA

November 3, 2015 5:20 pm

When Joe Farley, Data Entry Specialist at UniWyo Federal Credit Union in Laramie, Wyoming, entered Ms. Ward’s 6th grade classroom in the spring of 2011, he was eager to help students make meaningful connections with principles of economics and personal finance.  Armed with volunteer training and a portfolio filled with teaching materials, Joe was prepared… Read More