Sunday, May 28, 2017

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Reminder -- meeting location is now at the Embassy Suites on Hampden.  See details 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. 


30 May (this week):  Open Networking - see above.

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


Beginning this week (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.  Map & directions:

Parking is free.  We will meet in the Fourteener's Room.  Upon entering the hotel, proceed straight ahead to the large central atrium.  As you enter that area, the Fourteener's Room will be on your left.

Optional buffet-style breakfast will be available for purchase but is not a condition of attendance.  To purchase the breakfast, pay at the front desk.  Let them know you're with the Academy Biznet group, as that will get you the discounted breakfast prices -- $11.95 for the full hot breakfast, and $7.95 for cold breakfast (anything not prepared as you wait). 

This permanent location 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 Marriott is free for the first hour, then $10.  We pursued an accommodation from the hotel, but the solutions offered were 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 had to consider other options.

Many thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for finding our new venue (Embassy Suites).  Who knew a zoomie could be good at ground reconnaissance?   :)


We remember the approximately 1.4 million men and women who've made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Embassy Suites at 7525 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80231.  From I-25, exit at Hampden, then proceed east for 1 mile, where the hotel will be on your left.  Parking at the hotel is free. Look for us in Fourteeners Room, which is to your left as you enter the hotel's central atrium.  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 receive communications via our blog and email.

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