Business Briefs : Evo3 Workspace in Frisco welcomes Uber
Evo3 welcomed a new tenant last week as Uber opened a satellite office in the Frisco workspace. The app-based transportation company recently expanded into the Breckenridge and Frisco areas.
Jaime Moore, communications officer with Uber, said hiring events held earlier this month in Summit and Eagle counties were well attended.
“Over 40 people came into the recruiting events, and almost all of them are now active on the platform,” she said.
Aaron Landau, founder of Evo3 Workspace, said this is another good example of companies recognizing the flexibility of renting space. This is in addition to the monetary savings compared to new construction or remodeling an existing building.
“Uber, not unlike our other corporate pass members, were able to see a substantial benefit to having a satellite office in the mountains,” he said.
Since starting operations in Summit, Moore said the numbers have been growing steadily.
“Trips have grown nine-fold in the mountains from before we launched this recruitment campaign five weeks ago,” she shared.
Thus far, the majority of the trips have originated from Breckenridge, Moore said. She thinks the flexible schedule offered by Uber fits perfectly with the lifestyle of winter sports lovers.
Landau agreed that the workspace offers major perks.
“As Uber brings their model to this area, their employees are able to easily spend time where the new drivers are,” he said. “In addition, their folks are able to hold meetings in our upscale tech coworking space and enjoy the mountains by beating weekend traffic.”
SOS Outreach starts 22nd year
SOS Outreach and Vail Resorts will partner for the 22nd year to provide opportunities for at-risk youth to learn about and experience winter sports.
Rebecca Gould, development and marketing director for SOS, wrote in a press release that the group’s unique program and progressive curriculum not only introduce more than 5,000 youth to skiing and snowboarding each year, but also inspire the youngsters to unleash their potential to thrive. She noted that in the two-plus decades the program has been offered, more than 23,000 kids have been introduced to the mountains.
Originally called the Snowboard Outreach Society, the nonprofit was founded in 1993 by Arn Menconi. The original goal was to counter the negative image snowboarding culture had developed in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1998, the group served 200 at-risk youth nationwide, a number which tripled by 2000. By 2009, the group was impacting 1,500 kids at 28 mountain resorts in six states.
The group now helps over 5,000 kids across the country.
“During the upcoming winter season, SOS will serve 380 participants in Summit County,” Gould wrote. “Summit County will also have over 30 adult mentors, or ‘Sherpas,’ who will lead students through the curriculum.”
The youth are taught six core values: Courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion and humility.
“Participants come from a variety of backgrounds including failing grades, low-income households and single-parent families,” Gould wrote. “Along with the opportunity to experience mountain adventure sports, SOS programs incorporate positive adult mentors that offer encouragement and act as positive role models for youth.”
Seth Ehrlich, executive director of the SOS Eagle office, said his group is only successful with the help of others.
“Without the support we receive from the community and Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Copper in Summit County, as well as all of our mountain partners nationally, this level of impact wouldn’t happen,” he wrote.
Beaver Run Managers honored
Two of Beaver Run Resort’s top managers were recently honored by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) at its annual conference, which was held from Nov. 1-3 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Assistant manager Chris Pappas and front office manager Bela Del Valle, both were honored as Managers of the Year by the state trade association.
According to their website the CH&LA is the sole state trade association that educates and advocates for the entire lodging industry with the state legislature.
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