The Stasko Agency has had an active summer, to say the least! With new clients, new ventures, and even a few new team-members, we’ve been busy finding opportunities to grow and expand our reach.

Here are some of the highlights!

Client Successes:

  • Cocktails, Cars, and a Cause, which raises funds for the Love Hope Strength Foundation, was hosted at Root Down on July 30th. Over 200 people came out for the event!

  • Root Down’s superstar mixologist, Anika Zappe, brought in some publicity herself, winning two separate cocktail contests. She was dubbed “Bombay Sapphire’s Most Inspired Bartender” for her drink, The Garden Party, which can now be found on Root Down’s drink menu. She also took first place in the 42 Below vodka contest at Theorie for her cocktail named The Casting Couch.
  • The Peloton has been rolling at full speed, with 18 sales in six weeks, a new sales center location off Arapahoe, and a third retailer slated to open this winter.
  • The Bookery Nook hosted a successful Tennyson Showcase event, which highlighted the eclectic independent shops lining the up-and-coming street. Attendees enjoyed a wine-tasting by WineJester and hors d’oeuvres by House Bar and Restaurant, which are only steps from the Nook.

Upcoming Events:

  • Historic Hotel Colorado will hold the 6th Annual Devereux Polo Cup on August 29th and 30th in the beautiful Glenwood Springs. Packages are available starting at $149 which includes an overnight stay and entry to the Match and the “Meet the Players” Gala event.

  • Frontview 40 celebrates its Grand Reveal on Thursday, September 17th from 4-8pm at 2650 Front View Crescent in Denver. With 31 flats and 9 townhome style residences, Frontview 40 offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes ranging from the upper 100s to the upper 500s. No rsvp needed, just show up. Make sure to check out the unbelievable views from the rooftop deck. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

New Faces:

  • The lovely and talented Brenna Shelsta joined The Stasko Agency for the month of July to offer some support to our energetic schedules. We wish she could have stayed longer, but she’s off to Sweden to study for the next few years! Can anyone say company vacation? She will certainly be missed.
  • We’ve also recently partnered with Dan Urmann, an experienced sales/marketing specialist with niche for business development and bringing new products/companies to market. With Dan on our side, we’ve had the opportunity to work on several new product launches. Of course we can’t tell you all the details quite yet, but we can say the process has been both rigorous and rewarding. Expect to hear more about these ventures as we get closer to launch.
The Stasko Agency is constantly looking for opportunities to create a positive story around our clients as a response to some of the negative news stories we’re seeing. With the recent stories surfacing about unruly parents and coaches losing their cool at games (see: “Parent Attacked Ref at Cheyenne Mountain Game”–Feb 1, 2009), we recognized a chance to highlight Coaches of Excellence and a workshop they had coming up.

Over 100 Colorado Springs coaches gathered for the 90-minute workshop to learn about philosophy and ethics, communication and connecting with the 21st century kid. The story offered a positive spin (and a great solution) to the horrible situations that are making the news these days. Coaches of Excellence got some great coverage, and hopefully gave hope to all the viewers on what can be done to stop these negative scenarios.

We were excited to find the positive side of the story, while showcasing our amazing client and all they are doing to better the world of sports! We’d say this was a victory.

The Stasko Agency has had the pleasure of working with some real “go getters” for clients, and Rod Olson is certainly no exception. Rod, better known as Coach O, is the founder of Coaches of Excellence, a nonprofit organization that seeks to equip sport Coaches of all levels with the tools they need to capture the heart of the 21st century athlete and parent.

Whether you’re a parent of a young athlete or participated in sports yourself, how many times can you recall coaches and parents getting out of hand during games? Coaches have a strong impact on the lives of athletes, so wouldn’t you want your kids to be in the right hands? Coaches of Excellence offers workshops for coaches and parents alike, teaching them ways to a positive influence and build character and self-esteem in athletes.

We’re looking forward to joining the team and getting the word out there about these programs! Make sure to check out their website at