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March 16, 2004 - Blacktie® Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Where: Mile High Station

When: March 16, 2004

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices: Free for Members!

Founders: Georgia Imhoff and Kenton Kuhn

Staff: Elizabeth Byrnes, Brenda Fraser, Carrie Kindred; Freelancers: Stacy Ohlsson, Laurie Clark, Phyllis St. John, Janet Woods, Mollybeth Lombard, Marcelo Mainzer

Welcome: Kenton Kuhn

Libations: Hynotiq

Entertainment: Have Piano Will Travel and Smokey Ritter

Menu: Epicurean Catering, Sir Chocolate, Daniel’s of Paris and Rocky Mountain Cookie Company

Attendance: 175

Attire: Business

Special Thanks: Sambuca Jazz Cafe, Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florists, Big Time Memorabilia

Information: or 303.832.2903

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Woods, Mollybeth Lombard, Stacy Ohlsson

On March 16, 2004, the website Blacktie® celebrated its 3rd anniversary with friends and members at the Mile High Station, an old iron works mill.

The Blacktie website, co-founded by Georgia Imhoff and Kenton Kuhn, offers Internet tools to nonprofits throughout the state of Colorado. Since the launching of the site in 2001, the name has changed from to Blacktie® and the look has grown from the black tuxedo jacket to a home page filled with many links. The site has grown to include and

Membership at the site includes online communication and event management tools including the ability to sell tickets to events online, process credit card payments, brand nonprofit member names by adding their logo to the social calendar, and media coverage of members' fundraising events. From a list of over 30 ways to save time and money, these are just a few. Call 303.832.2903 for more information.

Blacktie® is “where nonprofits get noticed.” Each week, an average of 50,000 people visit the web site, which features our community of over 200 Colorado nonprofit members. Additionally, Blacktie provides services that help nonprofit members plan, manage and save money on their fundraising events, including a three-year master calendar of upcoming charity functions in Denver and Colorado.

Over one hundred and fifty guests mingled, enjoying hors d'oeuvres by Epicurean Catering, desserts by Daniel’s of Paris, chocolate covered delicacies from Sir Chocolate, cookies from the Rocky Mountain Cookie Company and blue cocktails by Hynotiq.

Big Time Memorabilia provided a collection of sports items to purchase, with a percentage of the purchase going to the buyer’s nonprofit of choice. Larry O’Connor on the piano and Smokey Ritter on the guitar provided entertainment.

Epicurean provided a surprise for the party…a large cake, donated by Gateaux Bakery, decorated with the signature Blacktie tuxedo and black bowtie. And Paula Arnold Newberry couldn’t make the event but sent a beautiful Calla lily and rose arrangement.

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