Between new opportunities, go get’em clients and major life events, there was rarely a dull moment in 2010. Before we jump into 2011, let’s take a look at some of the highlights from this past year at The Stasko Agency.

January 2010: The Stasko Agency joins facebook! Find and friend us at

February 2010: We help promote the grand opening of two fantastic new businesses in Denver: HBurger Co (16th and Blake) and Highlands Wellness Center (32nd & Zuni). Check out the picture album from HBurger’s soft opening.

March 2010: Root Down wins the Mayor’s Design Award for Reclaimed Splendor, making them our 3rd client in a row to be recognized for this award. See the pictures.

April 2010: The Stasko Agency promotes Webbchange’s involvement in the “I am Free Enterprise” video contest hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read our blog and watch their video entry here.

Lu, Shelby, & Dan attend the Denver Press Club’s Runyon Awards Banquet featuring P.J. O’Rourke.

May 2010: We get the unique opportunity to offer publicity services to the National Cohousing Conference in Boulder. Despite a tight schedule, we see great results, with articles in The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, and, and an interview on Channel 9. Learn more about this unique conference…

June 2010: Peloton homeowner Jeff Pedelty moves to his new condo by bike! Pedelty’s story is picked up all over Colorado and a documentary of his journey is shown at the Boulder Film Festival on the official Bike to Work Day. Read the story on the Boulder Daily Camera.

We plan, promote and execute a successful Merchant Happy Hour in downtown Littleton for our client Nevada Place.

July 2010: The Stasko Agency works with the Dawson Center Summer 2010 program as the students participate in TedxDenverEd alongside colleague Janine Underhill. Read more!

Mountain States Employers Council and UnitedHealthcare announce an innovative health plan that encourages wellness for Colorado small businesses.

August 2010: For a second year, The Stasko Agency puts together a media tour for former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. The resulting message from this year’s tour was “Worst may be over for Colo. housing market

The Stasko Agency’s Shelby Bernard becomes Shelby Arnold after she gets married in Golden!

September 2010: Root Down is recognized in the New York Times.

Lu Stasko is featured on Blacktie Colorado’s Have you Met…

Erika Gonzalez of Scoop PR joins the Stasko Agency team.

October 2010: Bruce Jenner participates in the Mudstock 2010 training summit hosted by our client Mudlick Mail. Read the blog for the full story…

Gallop Cafe is featured on Channel 2’s Daybreak and Everyday. Check out the pictures or visit our blog to see the coverage.

We help promote the Colorado Culture of Health Conference, co-hosted by the Colorado Business Group on Health, LiveWell Colorado, the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, and Mountain States Employers Council.

The Stasko Agency lends a hand with the grand opening of Guy Harvey’s Perfect Spot in Northfield. Read more!

November 2010: Solera Apartments’ launch party is a smashing success, with over 550 guests touring and partying in their newly finished building. After months of planning, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout. See the professional pictures on Solera’s facebook page.

Wyland’s Ocean Blue hosts their grand opening in Northfield, attracting media and fans alike. The Stasko Agency worked alongside PR colleague Tina Menditto to promote the event, which was featured on Channel 9, Metromix, Westword and more. Check out our blog entry…

Root Down holds a Winter Cocktail Competition for the Denver Media. The Dama Lama and Duck a l’orange are the winning drinks.

December 2010:
The Stasko Agency’s client, Wyland’s Ocean Blue, is the chosen venue for a beautiful and intimate Gabby Dinner, hosted by Gabby Gourmet.

A special thanks to our family, friends, clients and colleagues for making this such a memorable year. We look forward to all that 2011 holds and hope to reconnect with you soon!

In August, The Stasko Agency got an exciting request to assist in scheduling and pitching a full press tour for Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Cisneros was visiting the Denver/Boulder area to deliver a positive message about the state of the housing market, particularly in our area. Since we love to spread good news, we jumped on the opportunity and hit the phones to garner interest among the media.

Mr. Cisneros and his team arrived in Denver on September 29th with an early morning of interviews ahead of them. We hit Channel 4, Channel 7, and Channel 9 before 7:30am, making sure no moment was wasted. Mr. Cisneros grabbed breakfast and an interview with well-known real estate writer John Rebchook before heading to a speaking engagement at the Urban Land Intstitute event with Mayor Hickenlooper.

During his visit, Mr. Cisneros shared his support for extending the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers and gave his reasoning for why Denver is in the forefront of the recovery. Between federal tax incentives, low interest rates, and low home prices, Mr. Cisneros strongly encouraged that “Now is the time to buy.”

After a busy morning, Mr. Cisneros headed up to Boulder to see The Peloton and visit with homeowners. The Peloton, which is financed by Mr. Cisneros’ company CityView, is an example of the kind of smart growth and smart development that Mr. Cisneros touted in his message. We had a lovely lunch with some of The Peloton’s residents, followed by a conference call with Mayor Hickenlooper and 7 print media representatives from Denver/Boulder to speak about affordable housing and the market as a whole.

The tour concluded with an afternoon spot on both local and national FOX news.

Needless to say, it was an action packed (and extremely rewarding) day in PR. Many thanks to our awesome Denver connections who helped us pull this together. Special recognition goes to Mr. Cisneros’ Press Secretary, Forrest Beanum, who was a main player in the press tour’s success. We were so grateful for this opportunity and were honored to work with Mr. Cisneros and his team.

Click on the links below to see some of the coverage from Henry’s press tour:

Former HUD Secretary Speaks on Housing Market–CBS 4 Denver

Henry Cisneros joins ABC 7 News Denver and discusses the Case Schiller S&P Indices Report–KMGH Channel 7 News

Former HUD Secretary calls for homebuyer tax credit extension–9News Denver

Henry Cisneros has deep ties to Denver–

Henry Cisneros supports extending $8,000 tax credits–

Former HUD secretary: Extend home-buyer tax credit–Daily Camera

Housing tax-credit extension urged–Denver Post

Former HUD cheif Cisneros: Extend 1st-time homebuyer credit–Denver Business Journal

Optimism on Housing–Denver Daily News