A networking opportunity, a delicious meal and a warm, Irish welcome were what awaited attendees of the Irish Network Colorado’s (INCO) “Discovery Lunch” event. INCO launched two new programs in February, starting with a lunch & learn event, featuring Tim Hinchey, President of the Colorado Rapids. “To have the President of the Rapids kicking off this new program is very exciting for us in INCO and represents the calibur of presenters to be expected at future events,” says Tess Julian, Marketing Committee member. “We really think these types of luncheons not only provide a great networking opportunity, but can assist business people by sharing real life practical solutions to the challenges that we all face in our businesses every day. These are some very inspiring and interesting stories.” Discovery Lunch is held at Strings Restaurant on the first Thursday of every month. It features prominent business leaders presenting topics of interest to the local business community.
Tim Hinchey’s presentation included a short history of the soccer club while highlighting the goals for the upcoming season and beyond. Being two seasons removed from a championship season, Mr. Hinchey is inspired to replicate that season and has made some changes in the organization to accomplish that goal. “The focus of this club is to win a championship every year,” Tim says, “but we also want to make sure our supporters are having an experience that is fun and exciting. We have made a few changes that I think will accomplish both those goals this coming season.” The Colorado Rapids will be chasing those goals starting March 10 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
INCO launched another program in February: the Education Series. This series of seminars features guest speakers who present topics that are integral to businesses and the local business community as a whole. Attendees are able to walk away from the presentations with real world knowledge to implement in their businesses.
INCO was fortunate to book Dave Joly, FBI Public Affairs and Community Outreach Officer for Colorado and Wyoming. David spoke about identity theft, fraud prevention and cyber terrorism among other topics. Attendees walked away with practical knowledge about how to protect their intellectual property and their business. “Dave gave me some great tips on how to protect myself from criminals out there who are looking to get my credit card and bank account information. I had never heard about some of the ways they can take your identity and in turn, ruin your life,” said Andy Fitzgerald, attendee and INCO member.
INCO will be hosting several other exciting events in April. The Discovery Lunch will feature Jim Lyons, Ireland’s Consul General for Denver. CSU Professor Mark Lee is presenting a seminar in April entitled “Social Media and Business: How to implement it successfully.”