Author: Finola Annibella

June Meeting – Overview and Future of the Butterfly Pavilion

Patrick Tennyson: Overview and future of the Butterfly Pavilion, why invertebrates matter, why we should care.
Amy Yarger: Importance of pollinators, declining populations, what Butterfly Pavilion is doing around pollinator conservation, what individuals, communities, business, government can do to help protect pollinator populations.

About Our Speakers:
Patrick Tennyson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Tennyson is the President and CEO of Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. Patrick has been with Butterfly Pavilion since June of 1999 and has been the organization’s President and CEO since 2010.

Patrick has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. He has a B.S. in Zoology and a Minor in Chemistry from Metropolitan State College. Patrick has been involved in environmental education and conservation since 1987, including over five years as an Interpretive Naturalist and nearly six years in youth and adult education program management. Patrick has dedicated over 20 years to professional leadership, administration and strategic planning. His leadership contributions include board and staff development, cultural and organizational innovation, responsible financial oversight and growth through fundraising and community collaborations.

He is actively involved with a number of environmental conservation awareness groups. He served on the board of Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) for over eight years, including a two-year term as Board President. Patrick is currently a board member of the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and is presently serving his second four-year term on the Broomfield Open Space Advisory Council. He is a member of the Governance Committee of 36 Commuter Solutions, and in 2010 he was appointed by the City Council as a member of the Broomfield Sustainability Task Force creating the City of Broomfield’s Sustainability Plan.

Amy Yarger, Director of Horticulture
Amy has been with Butterfly Pavilion since May of 2000. She currently leads Butterfly Pavilion’s local pollinator habitat initiatives, such as the Baseline Pollinator District and the Urban Prairies Project, which restores habitat in urban and suburban green.

May Meeting – Guests Welcome! Peter Hancock, Professional Employment Group of Colorado

After 15 years in recruiting and account management roles with national staffing firms, Peter founded Professional Employment Group of Colorado in 2019. In addition to running PEG operations, Peter is passionate about his roles on numerous nonprofit and workforce development boards where he strives to make Denver a great place to work and do business. Growing up in Wyoming and Montana, Peter developed a love for skiing, biking, running, golf and other outdoor activities, which now includes chasing after his kids. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with an emphasis in Finance.

April Meeting – Wendy Wadas, Supply Chain

April Meeting – Wendy Wadas, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Disruptions – When will it end and why can’t things get back to “normal”?

Join the conversation that has been top of everyone’s mind and every earnings call over the last 3+ years – Supply Chain

All businesses, services and consumers are impacted by supply chains and this discussion will cover what the current state of supply chain is and discuss key contributors that continue to plague our global supply chains. 

Wendy will bring insights from her practitioner days as well as from her current role at Gartner where she is an Executive Partner working with Executives on their key challenges and priorities.

To get the conversation started, it is good to level set on what the definition of Supply Chain is:

A supply chain is a connected system of organizations, activities, information and resources designed to source, produce and move goods from origination to a final destination—typically from a supplier to an end customer. There are 5 primary processes that make up the supply chain: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

Sounds easy enough, right? If yes, why are things so broken and is there light at the end of the tunnel?

March Meeting – Belinda Alford, Value Builder

Belinda has a heart for small business owners.  She’s been one herself for many years and understands the excitement, challenges and stresses that come with managing a team, working with contractors, technology challenges from creating custom SaaS, taking care of client needs and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

She’s also dealt with the dark side of business when it comes to dealing with hackers, fraud and having to make the hard decision to shut down a business.

She has experience working with those in the real estate, mortgage, trades, marketing and wellness industries.

Ultimately, Belinda knows that the pride and joy of entrepreneurship is something that is stirred within the soul … it’s more than a passion, it’s a purpose, and for some, their calling.

Belinda is a Certified Value Builder Advisor and Integrative Business Coach with Poindexter Business Systems.  Today she’s going to be sharing about the 8 Factors that Drive Company Value.

February Meeting – Back to the Workplace Panel Discussion

The post-pandemic office looks dramatically different than it used to.  Space is different.  So the way we use the space is different.  And the office dynamics have also changed.  What do these changes mean?  What should owners be aware of?  What should worker be thinking about?  How do employers navigate it all?

These 3 members will discuss this important topic at our February breakfast meeting:

Lisa Smith, PuzzleHR

Mike Butler, Office Interiors

Tanner Mason, Benchmark Commercial