February Newsletter 2019

Company Milestones 

Time flies when you are having fun!

We wanted to share a couple of fun milestones with you. This newsletter marks the beginning of our sixth year of newsletters since we started writing. Five years of newsletters and you are still reading!!!

Thank you for that. We promise to try and stay interesting and relevant.

An even bigger milestone is upon us, however. We are turning 20 years old this year!!! Way back in 1999 Denver Concierge was founded as a full-service conciergebusiness. A short time later, the company decided to focus on what we do best, which is green certified housecleaning!

Ownership changed in 2006 to our fearless leader, John Kitts. He (and the rest of us) want to sincerely thank you for your business and for being part of our wonderful, local company.

We have so many loyal clients (some that have been with us almost 20 years) and there really aren’t any words to express our gratitude.

So, how about a giveaway? The first five people to email, text or call Angela today and wish us a happy 20-year birthday will receive a free refrigerator cleaning. If you haven’t had this done, it’s pretty special, so enjoy!

Thanks again for making us successful. We hope in our own little way that we return the favor!

Keeping your Gym Germ Free

Since we clean your homes, we know some of you have amazing home gyms & workout spaces.

We also know that many of you go to the gym to workout. We try to, but need to do better.

One of the things that people don’t realize is the number of germs and amount of bacteria that gets left on gym equipment, both at home and in public.

One of our fabulous guest writers, Karoline Gore, published a piece last month on how to keep your home germ free.

We have added that article to our blog, and the full text can be found here!

Here’s to keeping those New Year’s resolutions and staying healthy at the same time!

DenverRestaurant Week

Speaking of anniversaries, did you know that Denver Restaurant Week is now in its 15th iteration?

It starts on February 22nd and will run until March 3. Hundreds of Denver‘s best restaurants will be participating and multi-course dinners will be priced at $25, $35 or $45 each.

The full list of participating restaurants and menus can be found here at Denver.Org, which is a fabulous resource for our fine city.

Finally the nice folks at 5280 Magazine posted their take on restaurant week and all of the changes for 2019. 

Happy dining and we hope to see you out there!


Denver‘s Best Hospitals 

Colorado has some very good health care.

In fact, for their ability to demonstrate “superior clinical outcomes,” seven Colorado hospitals have been named to the Healthgrades “America’s Best Hospitals” list for 2019, three of which also made the top 50 best hospitals in the country.

Good Samaritan in Lafayette, North Colorado Medical in Greeley and Lutheran Medical Center (pictured) all received top 50 rankings by Healthgrades in their “America’s Best Hospitals” annual rankings.

We also had three hospitals in the top 100, including Centura Health-owned Porter Adventist Hospital, UCHealth-owned Poudre Valley Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital — Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion.

Sky Ridge in Lone Tree rounded out the seven facilities that made the list.

The full DBJ article can be found here.

The Future of Larimer Square

Did you know that Larimer Square was not only Denver‘s first commercial block but its first historic district?

Did you know that Larimer Square  was added to one of the most endangered places in the U.S. in 2018?

We didn’t realize any of this, and as we dug into this issue we found a lot of useful information about the future of Larimer Square and this important part of Denver‘s history.

Last year, the developer of the block proposed a massive redevelopment plan that received almost instant pushback and criticism.

The plan included two tall buildings for condos, a hotel and businesses. The plan was to build them in the alleys behind the square so the new would hover above the old.

Channel 7 of Denver did a nice article on this project and the future of the Square.

Last month the project was discussed again, this time with the lead developer, Urban Villages.

The Denver Business Journal article with the updates on this important project can  be found here.

We certainly hope that this project maintains the wonderful history that is Larimer Square.


Monthly Award Winners

Please join me in congratulating our best performers for January 2019.

Our top Cleaning Associates for the month were Josefina Quinonez, Maria Zapata, Fernanda Gonzalez, Brenda Garcia and Aurora Dominguez.

In the Team Leader ranks, our top Team Leaders were Socorro Ibarra and Juana Olivas.

Thanks to all our team members for their hard work, and a special thanks to our award winners!

Congrats ladies!

Queen Bee Corner

by Angela

A February Valentine to Denver.

Year after year during the post-holiday season when nasty weather sets in and the street in front of my house is an ice slick I wonder if I should move to a kinder and gentler climate. Break if off.  Take flight.

The thing is, I find it very difficult to contemplate leaving Denver.  It is by its very nature a kinder and gentler city.

Museums, galleries, sports venues, testaurants and shops aside, Denver has stayed true to its core through all the changes.  It is a clean city, a safe city, and a tolerant city.

We have been together for 20 years and I must say they have been 20 happy years.  Why ruin a beautiful relationship?

Happy Valentine’s Day Denver!