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Colorado Local/ Marketing

Type A West Conference Comes to Denver

I wanted to take a quick pause from this month’s blog party to share an amazing opportunity that’s coming up in Denver in just a few weeks. Part of why having a blog party is so much fun is the chance to get to build an online community of writers who support and encourage each other. I am having so much fun working alongside these creative ladies and I couldn’t be more happy that I’m sharing my space with them over the next couple of weeks. 

Outside of blogging, I’ve been working in online marketing since graduating from college. When I first entered the workforce, social media was a new tool that no one quite had a handle on. I spent a year studying generational behaviors and developing an understanding of how people were creating and engaging with content online. Now nearly ten years later, I’ve built my career as a digital marketing expert, working with non-profit organizations, small businesses and corporations. I love the fast paced nature of online marketing and I am constantly working to continue to improve my skills and learn – which is why I launched a blog in the first place.

When learning and building an online community intersect – really exciting things can happen. I’ve attended dozens of conferences and I love getting to meet virtual friends face to face and be inspired to try new ideas that came about during the conference sessions. One of the best parts about being a both blogger and a marketer is that attending conferences allows me to look at the event from two sides.

I can connect with other bloggers or connect with brand marketers. I can share my knowledge and learn from the presenters. I can build relationships that help me create better content and find new people to collaborate with both on and off line. 

In just a few weeks, Type-A West is convening in downtown Denver and bloggers and brands will be joining together for three full days of networking, education and community. I am always excited for the opportunity to check out a conference in my home town and I can’t wait to get to meet everyone who’s traveling in for the event. 

Tickets are really affordable and include access to the expo hall and evening parties outside of the workshops and sessions during the day. At $250 for a three day conference you can’t beat the price. If you’d like to join in on the fun, be sure to use the coupon code FRIENDOFANNE to receive a 25% off your registration or booth fee. Let me know if you’ll be there so we can meet up in person! 

Type-A West Ticket Information

Blogger Pass $250  $187.50 – Register now
Expo Hall Table $2000 $1500 – Register now
Expo Hall Booth $3000 $2250 – Register now

Disclosure: I have partnered with Type-A West to help share information about the conference and will be receiving a complimentary pass to attend. All opinions are my own.

Colorado Local/ Recipes

In the Kitchen With Uncorked

Just last month I had the opportunity to experience one of the newest hot spots in Denver, Uncorked Kitchen. The unique dinner / wine / cooking school opened last fall and the husband-wife team behind the business is reinventing how dinner out can be a fully hands-on experience. The beautiful two story location can be found just north of Park Meadows mall, featuring stunning views of the sunset from the patio and kitchens. Would-be chef’s join culinary experts in the kitchen where they learn how to create a masterpiece before sitting as a group to enjoy the meal. 

Cooking with Uncorked Kitchen

Most cooking classes leave you with a handful of tips, a new recipe and a couple of bites of the finished product. At Uncorked Kitchen I had the pleasure of learning how to effortlessly whip up traditional French cuisine and enjoyed the fruit of our labors for dinner that evening. The three course meal included Camembert and Caramelized Onions Tartlets, Potato Galette, Pork Tenderloin Medallions with cider sauce and Tarte Tatin. While the names at first sounded foreign and complicated the finished product was perfect, and I learned just how easy it would be to integrate French cooking styles into my own kitchen.  

Cooking with Uncorked Kitchen

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Colorado Local/ I love.../ Travel

Starting Off the Season With The Broncos

Every team says it, but when push comes to shove, there really are no better fans than Bronco’s fans. As a Colorado native I was raised on blue and orange, rooting for Elway and cheering as the Bronco’s brought home the Lombardi trophy in 1998 and 1999. Attending a game at Mile High is a special occasion, with individual tickets hard to buy and season tickets on a 30 year wait list so when I learned that I was the winner of not only game tickets, but also field passes before the game, I was ecstatic.

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