Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 16 May 2017


0700-0730:  Introductions & Brief Networking

Share what's new for you, especially any networking needs.  We can help with referrals, advice, job search assistance, and other networking help.  We also welcome any brief topics for general discussion.

0730-0800:  Speaker -- Discussion on Options for a New (Future) Meeting Location

Please join us this week for a discussion about options for a new BizNet meeting location.  This topic is prompted by the less favorable situation at the Marriott in recent months, since the completion of their full renovation.  Their new coffee shop is marginally acceptable, but the parking situation is not.  Parking at the hotel is free for the first hour, then $10.  We've pursued an accommodation from the hotel, but so far the solutions offered are inconvenient or unreliable.  With few exceptions, surrounding lots are no longer available, or appear to be only temporarily available.  After approximately 20 years at the Marriott, we now must consider other options.

Some BizNet members have conducted detailed reconnaissance of alternative locations.  We'll discuss those in this week's meeting, which will still be at the Marriott (see below for suggested parking location).  So join us Tuesday, as we want your input!


16 May (this week):  Discuss new meeting location options -- see above.

23 May:  TBD/Open.  This date is available for a speaker.  If you have one in mind, just let me know at 


The Marriott-DTC has instituted paid parking for all of their lots.  It's free for the first hour, then $10.  We're pursuing possible solutions to overcome this, including discussions with the hotel management and other meeting sites.  Meantime, here are some thoughts on where to park. 

Many of you will recall that in recent years we've parked across the street in front of the former Garcia's restaurant.  That option is no longer available, due to construction of a large building on that lot.

So instead, consider parking in the lot in front of the ReMax headquarters tower, which is south of the Marriott.  The lot is not on ReMax property, but rather is adjacent to a former bakery/café that is no longer in operation.  If driving from the Belleview exit off I-25, you will turn north on S. Syracuse Street as usual, but then take a left at the next light, onto S. Syracuse Circle.  As you come to the end of S. Syracuse Circle, the lot is on your left.  


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The hotel will be on your left. Parking at the hotel is free for the first hour, then $10. Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees.  Our schedule, roster, and other information are posted at  Sign up (free) by following the instructions on the home page, to get communications via our blog and email.

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