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Brewery alliance seeks to protect Fountain Creek Watershed | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on July 21, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

The Fountain Creek Watershed Project is tapping into a Colorado Springs staple – craft breweries – to raise awareness of local water issues. Now comes the Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance – the first such organization in Colorado – made up of the watershed project, nine area breweries, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project, Colorado
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VENTIT Helps with Internal Dynamics of Breweries

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on May 18, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

May 18th, 2017 DENVER, CO—In its ongoing effort to support craft breweries, the Brewery Mediation Network has developed a new program to help breweries manage their internal dynamics.  VENTIT® is designed as a “self-referral” process to connect brewery staff and associates with conflict management professionals at OvalOptions to address any frustrations or tensions that staff
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Please “Have a Beer” Responsibly

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on May 06, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

The new #OpenYourWorld Heineken commercial is turning some heads. Instead of depicting upscale parties, a fun night out or just fun times between friends, it highlights the differences between people that make us unique, and which make us uncomfortable. Addressing and living with such diverse differences is a source of social and political tension. What this
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What is the Craft Beer Revolution?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 20, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company (makers of Sam Adams), claims the revolution is slowing down. His New York Times op-ed explains his perspective, with the main reasons being pressure in various forms from multinational brewers, some “slack government antitrust oversight”, and distribution control. He has his points, and his article has its critics.
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BrewDog, Lone Wolf and the Forest

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 05, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

The recent uproar in the brewing industry involving trademarks centers on BrewDog Brewing and pub owners in Birmingham (UK) after the latter named their pub “Lone Wolf”, which is also a name on one of BrewDog’s labels. BrewDog challenged the pub’s usage and rather than fighting it in court, the pub owners decided to change the
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Jefferson County Mediation Set for Increased Footprint Under New Contract

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on February 09, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

PRESS RELEASE— Denver, CO (February 6, 2017)  Heading into its 24th year, Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS) is set to expand its reach and services under a new contract managed by OvalOptions for Conflict Management. JCMS, the largest community mediation program in Colorado, serving thousands of citizens each year, operates under a contract with Jefferson
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To Make Change, Change the Change

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on January 28, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

What we have here is failure to change Many people see change as a top-down approach: change policy and everything else will follow. A border wall will stop immigrants from seeking a better life; marching will persuade against such a wall. What the top-down approaches miss is the “down” portion. Such actions do not seek and
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