Several of us attended a fellowship session at ActionCOACH on February 7, 2013 looking at how to use social media for marketing our businesses. Cathy Stamps, from Biro Partners Creative Services, gave a wonderful presentation on some different social media options for marketing our businesses. It was so great, that several of us are asking her to do a longer session so we can ask more questions and get more great ideas!
R.A. Dickey, star pitcher of the New York Mets, has been named the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, presented by AMG National Trust Bank. Jim Wilkins, founder of the award, made the announcement today during a press conference at the Denver Athletic Club.
Dickey, currently one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, will be inducted as the 21st member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fameâ„˘ during a banquet on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Denver.
John Hayes came to Ball after beginning his career in investment banking, where Ball was one of his clients. At Ball he worked in corporate planning, marketing and development until he went to Europe in 2005 and first became executive vice president and later president of Ball Packaging Europe, one of Ball’s largest operating segments. He returned to the U.S. in 2008 to become executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ball. In 2011 he became president and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation.
A lifelong resident of Colorado, Stu passed away August 9, 2012, in Lakewood at age 86 years. I had the pleasure of knowing Stu since we were fraternity brothers at Denver University in the 40â€™s, and also worked with him on alumni projects in the 50â€™s and 60â€™s.
When I joined the Rotary Club of Denver in 1969, I found out that Stu was heavily involved in Rotary International and had served as President of the Lakewood Rotary Club in 1963-64.Â I also learned that he was the father of our Youth Exchange Program in this part of the Rotary World, and claimed dozens of our foreign students as â€śhis childrenâ€ť.
He was the Rotarian Leader of Rotaryâ€™s Group Study Exchange team to Wales and his outstanding team of young men went on to become Rotarians in their home towns when they returned, and later one became a District Governor from our Boulder Rotary Club.
Armin Peter Thebus, Jr. was born to Armin P. Â Thebus , Sr. and Dorothy Andrews Thebus.Â Pete was the eldest of three children.Â Pete was reared in East Denver and attended Steadman Elementary, Smiley Junior High and graduated from East High School.Â After completing high school, Pete and some of his friends opted to join the United States Navy where he served for two years.Â Upon his return from the military, he furthered his education and graduated from the University with a business degree.
Pete married Peggy Lou Simpson and they were blessed with two children, Paul and Penny.Â Their marriage continued on happily for sixty-three years.Â Peggy passed away on April 19, 2008.
In his earlier life, Pete worked for Goodyear Tire Company.Â He then went to work for Those Green Brothers Fruit and Produce Company, purchasing the business from Green Brothers in 1953.Â He successfully owned and operated the business for 43 years and sold it in 1996 when he retired.