Category: Entertainment

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Nearly a decade after voters in Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, this much seems clear: It was a major victory for tourism. Those tourists came from all over, and cannabis entrepreneurs launched new businesses to cater to them. Some of these businesses provide cannabis-friendly transportation from the airport to area lodging, others offer high-end dining options…

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Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

From the Idaho Business Review As pandemic restrictions fade away, lots of people are eager to return to in-person events, but it’s important to remember comfort levels will vary, especially when it comes to eating. While some guests are eager and willing to attend a large event with a traditional serve-yourself buffet, others may be…

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Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

From the Idaho Business Review You’re on mute. Those three words became famous during the pandemic. By now though, most people are ready to stash them deep inside a drawer with the tattered pajama pants they wore during countless virtual meetings and conferences, week after week, for more than a year. But wait. Don’t get…

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The state of the microbreweries

The state of the microbreweries

From Downtown Albuquerque News Where things stand: A visit with industry observer Chris Jackson Like most matters these days, the future of breweries and their taprooms in greater Downtown remains at the mercy of a certain virus. But while the pandemic has been a major challenge, it has decidedly not been a catastrophe. All but…

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Pickleball: The most popular sport you’ve never heard of?

Pickleball: The most popular sport you’ve never heard of?

From Downtown Albuquerque News When it comes to pickleball, chances are you either know exactly what it is, or you’ve never heard of it. For those in the latter category, pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is popular. Really popular, and that popularity is growing. With at…

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Go Play Outside: Central Idaho offers fun and adventure for the entire family

Go Play Outside: Central Idaho offers fun and adventure for the entire family

From Idaho Heartland Living There’s no denying it, the last year has been tough for many. Working from home, sitting through Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting and then ending the day by binge-watching the latest streaming shows. There’s also no denying that it’s time to get outside, and what better place to do that than…

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Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review When Bob Rosenthal started college, he knew he wanted to work in radio or television broadcasting. Rosenthal landed his first job in the industry soon after graduation, as the sports director for the NBC television affiliate in Missoula, Montana. He was only 21 at the time. “It’s been 45 years,”…

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