Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weekly News & Agenda, for Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Important meeting location update!

This week (23 May)Meet at the Marriott-DTC, as usual.

Next week (30 May) and beyond:  Meet at the Embassy Suites on Hampden.  More info below.


0700-0800:  Introductions, Networking, and Open Forum Discussion

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 topics for general discussion.  Don't have immediate networking needs?  Come anyway to build your long-term network and enjoy the camaraderie among grads. 


23 May (this week):  Open Networking, at Marriott-DTC as usual.

30 May:  Open Forum Discussion, at our new permanent meeting location - Embassy Suites.

6 June:  This date is available for a speaker.  If you have one in mind, just let me know at 


Beginning on Tuesday, 30 May, our new permanent meeting location is the Embassy Suites Denver Southeast, at 7525 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80231.  The hotel is located 1 mile east of I-25, on the north side of Hampden, near Tamarac Square.  Parking is free.  We will meet in the Fourteener's Room.  Upon entering the hotel, proceed straight ahead to the large central atrium area.  As you enter that area, the Fourteener's Room will be on your left.  Discounted cafeteria-style breakfast will also available -- details to follow.  Breakfast is entirely optional -- no purchase necessary to attend. 

This change 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 were forced to consider other options.  Many thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for finding our new venue (Embassy Suites).


The Marriott-DTC has instituted paid parking for all of their lots.  It's free for the first hour, then $10.  So for one final week, 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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